DVD Review: The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

DVD Review: The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

You may think I sound very negative about the film and part of me would love the directors to add a little more substance and character development to their films, but this is still a mightily impressive piece of cinema. Much like Nicolas Winding Refn’s last couple of films, this is all about the style and atmosphere, and my God does THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS have them in spades. An ultra-stylish homage to the Italian Giallo genre.

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Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Director: Robert Altman Screenplay: Joan Tewkesbury Starring: Michael Murphy, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Ned Beatty, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Karen Black Producer: Robert Altman Country: USA Running Time: 160 min Year: 1975 BBFC Certificate: 15 In 1970, M*A*S*H finally got Robert Altman...

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Blu-Ray Review: Boomerang!

Director: Elia Kazan Screenplay: Richard Murphy Based on an Article by: Fulton Oursler Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy Producer: Louis De Rochemont Country: USA Running Time: 88 min Year: 1947 BBFC Certificate: PG Elia Kazan is a fascinating figure in the history of American cinema. Not only did he direct a number of cast iron...

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August Criterion Blu-Rays Announced

And boy am I excited; for we’re finally getting a quality transfer of Pedro Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! Now if we could just get a Criterion of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. But I digress… Although not a lot of titles, there are five good ones here. I have quite fond memories of Y Tu Mamá También as it was one of the first...

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DVD Review: Made in America

Director: Ron Howard Starring: Jay-Z, Run-DMC, Rita Ora, Eddie Vedder, Janelle Monáe, Jill Scott, Kanye West, Skrillex, Santigold Producers: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Jonathan Silberberg, Justin Wilkes Country: USA Running Time: 94 min Year: 2013 BBFC Certificate: 15 I‘m quite partial to a concert film, but I’ve never attempted to review one so I...

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Blu-Ray Review: Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

Director: Isaac Florentine Screenplay: David N. White Starring: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Shun Sugata Producers: Boaz Davidson, Frank DeMartini, Tom Waller Country: USA/Thailand Running Time: 95 min Year: 2013 BBFC Certificate: 15 There were two movies I was really looking forward to going into 2014. I’ve given up getting all that excited...

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Blu-Ray Review: Ace in the Hole

Director: Billy Wilder Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman Based on a Story by: Victor Desny (uncredited) Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal Producer: Billy Wilder Country: USA Running Time: 111 min Year: 1951 BBFC Certificate: PG I‘ve been ploughing through a lot of films from...

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Blu-Ray Review: Violent Saturday

Director: Richard Fleischer Screenplay: Sydney Boehm Based on a Novel by: William L. Heath Starring: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Tommy Noonan, Lee Marvin Producer: Buddy Adler Country: USA Running Time: 90 min Year: 1955 BBFC Certificate: PG The booklet included with this new Masters of Cinema release of Richard...

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Blu-Ray Review: Seven Samurai

Director: Akira Kurosawa Screenplay: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima Producer: Sôjirô Motoki Country: Japan Running Time: 207 min Year: 1954 BBFC Certificate: PG My name is David. I’m a 31 year old film fan and before today I’d never seen Seven Samurai. I’ve lived with...

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Blu-Ray/DVD Review: Wake in Fright

Director: Ted Kotcheff Screenplay: Evan Jones Based on a Novel by: Kenneth Cook Starring: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson Producer: George Willoughby Country: Australia/USA Running Time: 109 min Year: 1971 BBFC Certificate: 18 Getting a prestigious Masters of Cinema re-release on the same day as White Dog seemed fitting...

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