No new scenes are provided in this cut. The color balancing is particularly impressive, with strong black levels and the wide array of skin tones all staying true to their natural hues. He understands that Merrick’s story is inherently heartbreaking, and frequently ends scenes the second they reach a catharsis, without wallowing in aggrandizing joy or misery. The films he made up to and including his 10th feature film, Pierrot le Fou, and perhaps the two or three things thereafter, pit insurgency against insouciance, foreboding against frivolity.

The El Topo disc has a recent interview with Brontis Jodorowsky, who appears in the film as the eponymous character’s naked son. The reveal of the killer also opens up potential plot holes that are never filled and never explained. The widescreen format does lend a more epic feel to scenes of wholesale carnage and shots of sprawling desert vistas, though the framing of tighter shots can get a bit cramped. A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. English subtitles are optional. Two monks (Víctor Urruchúa and Carlos Villatoro) offer their recollections of murder and betrayal to an objective listener, and as their shared past is recounted twice, once from the point of view of each man, the comparisons to Akira Kurosawa’s Rashoman are inevitable; the dialogue exchanges between the monks help to articulate how pride and personal vendettas make constructing truthful histories next to impossible. Wood surfaces gleam, skin tones are healthier, and the more Scorsese’s intros each clock in at less than three minutes and provide key details about a film’s production and restoration efforts. In an interview from 2007, Anna Karina discusses how her working relationship with Jean-Luc Godard gave her the opportunity to play very different characters from film to film, how they worked from a daily script installment, and how important her relationship with him was for her personal development. In Black Gravel, nothing is in more abundant supply than the countless vices indulged at one of Sohnen’s bars, which doubles as a bordello and caters to German locals and American military personnel alike.

Film scholar Charles Ramirez Berg explains how the coming of sound saved Mexican cinema, with Dos Monjes playing a key role in that momentous event. This 1954 melodrama tracks Iskander (A.N.

In other words, Lynch adopts the lucid point of view of Treves, tenderly regarding a cursed man who nevertheless savored beauty. Yet, The Naked City’s glorious compositions tell their own truth, offering a portrait of a city that’s teeming with honor and evil and decay and beauty, as well as irreconcilable mixtures of all of the above. Alfred Sole (TANYA'S ISLAND) who graduated from the University of Florence with are also no longer as murky. In writing about 1965’s Alphaville, Gebert wrote that Jean-Luc Godard “was exciting when either you or the whole world was 20.” I’d push the age up at least another decade, but there’s certainly some truth in that notion, and the maxim applied most notably to Godard himself. Four new special features are included on the 4K and all of them make clear that Requiem for a Dream would not have been possible without Pi. Cronenberg sharply contrasts the duplicity and untrammeled hubris of Dr. Hobbes and his “pure research” with dogged frontline responder Dr. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hamptom), Starliner’s resident medico. Ballard publishing High-Rise, a dystopian rumination on modern living, then-fledgling director David Cronenberg introduced his brand of body-based horror with Shivers.

Beyzaie tacks moments of slapstick humor onto a neorealist through line that also features instances of dazzling camerawork, making it difficult to pin down the film’s style or tone.

master as a guide. Frederick Wiseman’s 1975 documentary Welfare judiciously details the inner workings of a deeply flawed, woefully underfunded public institution, depicting the overwhelming influx of people who are constantly being forced to jump through hoops by the welfare system.

Merrick was discovered performing in a freak show by surgeon Frederick Treves, who eventually set him up in a suite at the London Hospital, where Merrick became an unlikely socialite and celebrity, earning praise and adoration beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Psychomagic offers an English Master Audio surround mix, which gives some decent channelization to whatever bits of music may arise. Alice, Sweet Alice from Arrow Video is available via MVD from August 6th, REBECCA: An Visually-Striking Adaptation Does its Damnedest to Escape the Shadow of its…, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is Charlie Kaufman Working Without a Net, With New Director’s Cut, DOCTOR SLEEP Proves a Mike Flanagan Masterwork, THE TREE OF LIFE: Terrence Malick’s Revelatory Wrestling Match With The Eternal, Top 10 2019 Films To Make You More Empathetic/Compassionate. But while it certainly pulls from differing horror elements and social themes, they all combine into something richly textured, distinct, and thoroughly disconcerting. The Thing (Scream Factory) vs The Thing (Arrow Video), Screenshot Saturday: The Color Out of Space (RJLE Films), Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High aka Vol. Most likely this is a result of the negative and not something Arrow Video had a hand in causing. other extras, but it does so in a more organized manner with his comments accompanying

We saw some wonderful blu-ray debuts from the likes of Shout!/Scream Factory (The Blob, Earthquake, The Fly and The Omen Collections), Arrow Video (The Hills Have Eyes Part II, Horror Express. I only choose titles that I am interested in, so yeah...Alice, Sweet Alice is one I have not seen in many years.

8,059 1,974 8. No reason, but come on, it’s pretty cool to have a XXX movie under your belt (or in your pants). Though the whiz-bang, comic book-panel aesthetic of Pierrot le Fou is as potentially intoxicating as any contemporaneous head movie, it’s also one of his most finely balanced works, one that successfully straddles generational gaps far wider than the one separating Ferdinand and Marianne—even the one separating 1960s-era Godard from latter-day JLG/JLG. Om this installment of SCREENSHOT SATURDAY, we take a look at the brand new, brilliantly remastered, Mr. Nice Guy, from Warner Archive.

Cast: Paula E. Sheppard, Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Garry Allen, Louisa Horton, Tom Signorelli, Brooke Shields Director: Alfred Sole Screenwriter: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole Distributor: Arrow Video Running Time: 107 min Rating: R Year: 1976 Release Date: August 6, 2019 Buy: Video, Review: Jacques Becker’s Touchez Pas au Grisbi on Kino Lorber Blu-ray, Blu-ray Review: Alan J. Pakula’s Klute on the Criterion Collection, Blu-ray Review: Michael Mann’s Thief on the Criterion Collection, Review: Susan Seidelman’s The Hot Flashes. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Darren Aronofsky’s influential hellride of a film gets a sturdy 4K upgrade and a few new extras that extol its technical merits. While Warner Bros. retained the original negative as part of their Formally, this film is a more mature examination of exploitation than a mere plot summary can convey. First up we have the packaging, with a nice cardboard sleeve cover featuring the newly created artwork. Ported over from the previous editions is the Sole/Saler audio commentary The autumnal colors that dominate the film’s palette have a rich earthy presence, while other hues—such as the red of spilled blood and the green of the hideous stairwell—pop luridly off the screen. Clumsy melodrama would condescend to Merrick, paying him the insult of pity while compromising the profound lightness of being, and an awareness of seemingly unimaginable pain, that Hurt brings to the role. The film’s first act addresses the woes of modern civilization, from student massacres to religious hypocrisy. on the day of her first communion, suspicion naturally points towards her troubled Most interesting is his discussion of the many tropes and traditions that inform the film, from, most obviously, the boxing picture, to the American grifter and the pairing of a latchkey kid with a rough-edged father figure. Flipping the sleeve around reveals the original poster. Brand new 2K restoration of the theatrical version from the original camera negative, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, Brand new audio commentary with Richard Harland Smith, Archival audio commentary with co-writer/director Alfred Sole and editor Edward Salier, First Communion: Alfred Sole Remembers Alice, Sweet Alice – director Alfred Sole looks back on his 1976 classic, In the Name of the Father – brand new interview with actor Niles McMaster, Sweet Memories: Dante Tomaselli on Alice, Sweet Alice – filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, cousin of Alfred Sole, discusses his longtime connection to the film, Lost Childhood: The Locations of Alice, Sweet Alice – a tour of the original Alice Sweet Alice shooting locations hosted by author Michael Gingold, Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Copyright © 2020 | MH Magazine WordPress Theme by MH Themes, I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old.

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The audio commentary, recorded in 2003, features filmmaker George Tillman Jr. and a number of the film’s actors, along with Dan Pine, son of the film’s screenwriters, serving as something of a de facto MC. I know Arrow will do it justice. In hindsight, it probably wasn't a good idea.

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