Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF December 7th, 2009


This Week's Highlights

Subaa! - 22 new reviews and/or comparisons this week. With the year ending with a whimper - we have had the opportunity to investigate some lesser-examined directors like Bernard Tavernier, a fraction of Allan Dwan's ouvre, Paul Schrader, Christian Petzold, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr, Wayne Kramer, Paul Verhoeven and even Bobcat Goldthwaite. We also have the latest from Michael Mann, Quentin Tarantino and Lars von Trier - all on Blu-ray! With interesting Calendar Updates including some forthcoming Noir, continued sales, another contest (with a great prize) and more...

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  The BIG three this week on Blu-ray have violence and/or graphic visuals in common and are definitely NOT for the kids. Von Trier's Antichrist is a haunting film with frequent reminders of Andrei Tarkovsky. Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has more going for it than many would like to admit - and the director continues to be indefinable in many senses. Public Enemies shows Michael Mann continuing to evolve and master film pacing as well as anyone working today. While not pinning down one of these 1080 releases as the week's most notable - all three should probably share that accolade. However, I'd like to recommend the very human and very funny World's Greatest Dad with Robin Williams best performance in years. Carlotta's Allan Dwan Boxset has both positives and negatives. We get some exposure to short 2 year period of the stalwart journeyman's work but the image quality requires some leniency. Both Petzold films 'Jerichow' and 'Ghosts' are highly touted and we thank Brian for exposing these recent DVDs. Our coverage of In the Electric Mist - may shed some light on that intriguing movie. Eric keep on top of these Palisades / Tartan boxsets (Euro Killers, Korean Horror and 3 Extremes - 1+2 Twin pack) and individual releases by comparing the Criterion Man Bites Dog and Blood Rain - the latter I may give a spin. Gregory has given us the low-down on TCM Presents - Esther Williams Vol. 2 and a very remarkable comparison involving the new and old Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset. It appears that I enjoyed Crossing Over more than most and Paper Heart less than others. So be it.


Allan Dwan Boxset - Vintage cinema fans are treated with Carlotta's new boxset of stalwart Allan Dwan - who, unbelievably directed over 400 films in his long career. This has seven consecutive efforts from 1954-56. Born Joseph Aloysius Dwan in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his family moved to the United States when he was 11 years old. At the University of Notre Dame, he trained as an engineer and began working for a lighting company in Chicago. However, he had a strong interest in the fledgling motion picture industry and when Essanay Studios offered him the opportunity to become a scriptwriter, he took the job. DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2009

Jerichow - Nothing in this movie may be that simple. Petzold, who also wrote the script, doesn’t make level one thrillers, and his characters may be smarter than us, or dumber. It’s never just about the plot, anyway. It has to do with random accidents, dangerous coincidences, miscalculations, simple mistakes. And the motives are never simple. DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2009

Ghosts - The middle film in Christian Petzold’s Gespenster Trilogy (buffered by Die Inner Sicherheit / The State I am In from 2000, and Yella from 2007) is another intimate drama about lost souls living emotionally numb lives, although what’s unique in Gespenster are the two unrelated stories that gradually converge and affect each other, as well as a nihilistic tone that ensures whatever hope for a resolution is undone by characters that are too trapped in their own narrow pathways to look clearly, and see the opportunities that lie ahead.... DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

3 Extremes - 1+2 Twin pack - The follow-up to the grisly THREE EXTREMES presents three more short films directed by three members of the New Asian Horror movement. In MEMORIES Kim Jee-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS) tells a story of a woman with amnesia wandering the streets while her husband tries to find her--but instead discovers a mutilated corpse. In Nonzee Nimibutr's THE WHEEL antique wooden puppets carry an ancient curse that results in fire, pain, death, and the demonic possession of a little girl. Dumplings (2004), Box (2004), Cut (2004), Memories (2002), The Wheel (2002) and Coming Home (2002) DVD Release Date: October 12th, 2009

36 BR - Director Olivier Marchal has roots in law enforcement but I sincerely hope the muddled extremes examined in the plot between power hungry cops and unconscionable criminals is pure fiction. Totally dissimilar to Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1947 classic called simply Quai des orfevres, 36 (as it became marketed as) still gives a very entertaining ride based, in great part, to Daniel Auteuil's commanding performance. He resembles Robert DeNiro in this film to quite a strong degree and is the fair cop essentially foiled by the letter of the law turning against him. This is conveniently set-up by unfair and disliked cop Gerard Depardieu, who I might add, has the biggest nose I have ever seen (in close-ups it barely looks real). This film is topped to the brim with well choreographed action and unexpected suspense. For violent extreme cop movies - this ranks as one of the best in recent years. Blu-ray Release Date: November 2nd, 2009

The Black Book BR - On a subsequent undercover mission, Rachel crosses paths with a smitten German general named Ludwig Muntze (Sebastian Koch), with whom Rachel begins a relationship in order to feed vital information back to her colleagues in the resistance. But as the action and bloodshed escalate, Rachel realises that she has genuine feelings for Muntze, and soon she is in enormous danger. Verhoeven's film is wildly ambitious and takes many intriguing twists and turns during its 146 minutes. Blu-ray Release Date: November 2nd, 2009

Blood Rain - On a remote island that derives its wealth from its fine quality paper, the spirit of the executed Commissioner Kang speaks through a medium and swears vengeance on those responsible for his grisly death. The suspicious fire which destroys the paper intended for a royal tribute brings investigators to the island as the paper mill's owners work their laborers endlessly to replace the destroyed paper. When the body of a paper mill worker impaled on spear is discovered and another mill representative is discovered boiled alive, inspector Lee discovers that Kang was accused of being a Catholic traitor by five unknown informants and that the inquisitor executed Kang without trial along with four of his family members and that the informants are being killed in the same five ways. As the islanders become afraid of the ghost's vengeance and the family controlling the mill fear punishment for not delivering their tribute, inspector Lee tries to prove that the crimes are being committed by a human who knew that Kang and his family were innocent and not a bloodthirsty ghost. But will personal revelations about his family past cloud his deduction? DVD Release Date: September 8th, 2009

Slightly Scarlet - Made when the prolific Dwan was 70, this complicated adaptation of Cain's Love's Lovely Counterfeit was slightly unusual for RKO and for the director in being a noir movie which is shot in wide screen and in colour. But it is still an enjoyable crime-romance, boasting remarkable credits, including a perfect B-list cast headed by Payne as a hoodlum who meets his match when two sisters react to his attempts to smear a would-be Mayor. His secretary (Fleming) falls for the hood, while the boozy sister (Dahl) adopts a less orthodox response. DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2009

Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset - In 14 volumes, the Manga tells the story of Ogami Ito, the former Keishakunin of the Shogun, who was framed by Yagyu clan for treason against the Shogun, and subsequently became an assassin for hire, in order to get one million Ryo to bribe officials, so that he could be allowed to bring his charges in front of the shogun and get his revenge. Together with his son, Daigoro, he now walks thru Japan, and the road between heaven and hell. Eureka DVD Release Date: Nov 21st, 2009

In the Electric Mist  BR - As one of the narrative themes from In the Heat of the Night dances in our head, Robicheaux sets out on an investigation of a series of grisly murders of young women. In Tavernier's hands, the whodunit aspect of the mystery is not as important as the characters (played by John Goodman, Ned Beatty, Peter Skarsgaard, Buddy Guy and James Gammon, among others) our detective runs across. They may or may not be suspects but I think the idea is that these conversations are supposed to shed light on Robicheaux's initial question. It's all a bit murky and we are surprised by the extent to which he ignores the obvious during his investigation. But, then, this was also Detective Tibb's flaw as well. TF1 Blu-ray Release date: March 3rd, 2009

Antichrist BR - Lars von Trier's controversial exploration of depression, guilt and sexuality stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple grieving the death of their young son. The mother is initially admitted to hospital following the incident, but her husband - a therapist - insists on taking her to their remote forest cabin, 'Eden', and looking after her himself. Presented in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film charts the often violent and disturbing course of the couple's anguish as they immerse themselves in nature and act out their deep suffering in a sequence of increasingly bizarre and brutal rituals. Blu-ray Release date: November 4th, 2009

Inglourious Basterds BR - With Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino has made his best movie since Pulp Fiction. He has also made what could arguably be considered the most audacious World War II movie of all-time. If you think there are rules for this sort of motion picture, guess again. And it's not just that Tarantino is using the spaghetti western as his template; it's that the sheer unpredictability of where all this is going makes it compelling from beginning to end. Even the film's occasional artistic flourishes (such as chapter titles and out-of-period music pieces) work within the context of what Tarantino is trying to accomplish. This is clearly an attempt by the director to expand his range and step outside of the comfort zone in which he has worked for the majority of his career. Blu-ray Release date: December 15th, 2009

World's Greatest Dad BR - Robin Williams plays Lance Clayton, a high school poetry teacher whose lifeless classroom is a sea of empty desks, save for a poet wannabe who routinely plagiarizes bad rap lyrics. Clayton is a single dad, a decent, hardworking provider struggling to make the best of an often-dreadful situation. Son Kyle, whose mother is as absent as his manners, puts the "L" in loathsome. World's Greatest Dad does a terrific job of puncturing clichés, one being that all children are inherently adorable. Kyle is not adorable. Blu-ray Release date: December 8th, 2009

Crossing Over BR - The U.S. offers hope--but that often comes at a price. Many can earn citizenship legally through a lengthy bureaucratic process, but others find themselves out of luck in a country where virtually anything can be bought. Sex, violence and betrayal become their currency. Some wait in line for permission to enter the U.S. while others take matters into their own hands. Working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Los Angeles, Max Brogan is an agent sworn to protect our borders, he deals with the thousands that try to cross over into the U.S. in search of a better life. Blu-ray Release date: November 23rd, 2009

Man Bites Dog - MAN BITES DOG is a fictional documentary following the exploits of serial killer Ben (co-writer/director Benoît Poelvoorde) at home with his dotty family, accompanying his flutist girlfriend on the piano, transacting with an aged hooker, killing a postman at the beginning of every month, waxing poetically (once while dancing nude on the beach), shooting or strangling random passersby, disposing of their bodies, and prowling suburbia. The captivated/greedy/predatory filmmakers cross the line from observing to assisting Ben to eventually participating in the sadistic rape and murder of a couple while dealing with rival killers, rival documentary film crews, and the law when one of Ben’s victims gets away (which simply provides the documentary with another interesting angle). DVD Release Date: 5 October 2009

Paper Heart BR - Charlyne Yi doesn’t believe in love. But it’s not because of past heartbreak. It’s because she’s never felt it before. So she embarks on a project with her best friend, Nick, to meet real couples and hear their stories - all in an attempt to define love and determine whether or not it truly exists or if some people are doomed to remain unloved. Part documentary, part improvisational narrative, “Paper Heart” is an atypical yet authentic romantic comedy for people who normally find such things insufferable. For the record, I am one of those people. And “Paper Heart” charmed the jaded pants off of me. Blu-ray Release date: December 1st, 2009

TCM Presents - Esther Williams Vol. 2 - No doubt about it: this TCM boxed set is all wet. As a collection of movies featuring Esther Williams, MGM's swimming superstar, how could it not be? Six titles, in splashy Technicolor, comprise this daffy musical smorgasbord, all drawn from Williams' glory years as an unlikely box-office draw. Thrill of a Romance, from 1945, is the earliest film of the bunch, a top-drawer production with a coy plot and location shooting in Yosemite Park. Esther's newly wedded to drippy businessman Carleton Young, but when hubby is called away from their honeymoon resort, war hero Van Johnson is nearby--and he needs swimming lessons. Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra breeze through, and (in on of MGM's amusing attempts to add class to the room) Wagnerian tenor Lauritz Melchoir is on hand to play Cupid and sing an aria or two. Or three. (Melchoir has a pleasant screen personality, actually, even if his presence here is absurd.) DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2009

Euro Killers Essential Collection - Just released from prison after serving a long sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, forty-ish Antonio Frau (Fernando Acaso) inherits the former brothel of his aunt and marries forty-ish penpal Francisca (María José Bausá) a spinster nurse who saw him as a way of getting away from her domineering parents. In a twisted variation on MY NAME IS EARL, Frau sees his inheritance as a sign that he should be doing the lord’s work and sets up the brothel’s Room 6 as his personal dungeon/torture chamber where he lures a series of prostitutes to starve, torture, rape, and brutally murder once he has gotten them to tell him what brought them to their hopeless lifestyle. H6: Diary of a Serial Killer (2004), Tattoo (2002) and Man Bites Dog (1991) DVD Release Date: 5 October 2009

Affliction - "Affliction" is adapted, as "The Sweet Hereafter" was, from a penetratingly astute, grief-tinged novel by Russell Banks, whose stirring voice is much in evidence here. But its story is also well suited to Mr. Schrader, who finds in Wade's suffering a workaday "Taxi Driver" in the snow. Mr. Schrader coaxes forth the oppressive forces around Wade until they achieve microcosmic fullness, ranging from childhood beatings by his father to the covert economic rape of a working-class town. Though ponderous literary voice-overs (from Willem Dafoe as Wade's brother) provide armchair psychology, the film is about much subtler signposts on the road to destruction. DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2001

Korean Horror Essential Collection - The Korean horror film that inspired Alexandre Aja's MIRROR, INTO THE MIRROR tells the story of bizarre deaths occurring around the re-opening of a giant shopping mall following a mysterious fire. The first involves a shoplifting General Affairs division accountant whose reflection slashes its throat causing a similar wound on her. Her death is thought to be a suicide until it is discovered that she was left handed and the wound was inflicted from the right. Video of a second death shows no culprit and the victim was right handed while the wound was inflicted from the left. Into the Mirror (2003), Acacia (2003) and The Wig (2005). DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2009

Divine Intervention - "Divine Intervention" is a mordant and bleak comedy, almost without dialogue, about Palestinians under Israeli occupation. Its characters live their daily lives in ways that are fundamentally defined by the divisions between them, and the scene with the most tension simply involves two drivers, one Israeli, one Palestinian, who lock eyes at a traffic light. Neither will look away. In their paralysis, while the light turns green and motorists behind them start to honk, the film sums up the situation in a nutshell. DVD Release Date: May 26th, 2003

Public Enemies BR - Here is a film that shrugs off the way we depend on myth to sentimentalize our outlaws. There is no interest here about John Dillinger's childhood, his psychology, his sexuality, his famous charm, his Robin Hood legend. He liked sex, but not as much as robbing banks. "He robbed the bankers but let the customers keep their own money." But whose money was in the banks? He kids around with reporters and lawmen, but that was business. He doesn't kid around with the members of his gang. He might have made a very good military leader. Blu-ray Release date: December 8th, 2009

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Week of December 7th, 2009


AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa - The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Dodes’ka-den (1970), Drunken Angel (1948), The Hidden Fortress (1958), High and Low (1963), I Live in Fear (1955), The Idiot (1951), Ikiru (1952), Kagemusha (1980), The Lower Depths (1957), Madadayo (1993), The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945, The Most Beautiful (1944), No Regrets for Our Youth (1946), One Wonderful Sunday (1947), Rashomon (1951), Red Beard (1965), Sanjuro (1962), Sanshiro Sugata (1943), Sanshiro Sugata, Part II (1944), Scandal (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Stray Dog (1949), Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961) - Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Battle Of Chile (Patricio Guzman, 1975) Icarus Films

Brigitte Bardot Classic Collection (The Night Heaven Fell, Plucking the Daisy, Don Juan) Image Entertainment

The Fugitive: Season Three Vol 2 - Paramount

Gozu (Two Disc Collector's Edition) (Takashi Miike, 2003) Cinema Epoch

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [Blu-ray] (David Yates, 2009) Warner Home Video

Julie & Julia [Blu-ray] (Nora Ephron, 2009) - Columbia/Tri-Star

Lion's Den (Leonera) (Pablo Trapero, 2008) Strand Releasing

Lost: The Complete Fifth Season [Blu-ray] - Walt Disney Home Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Microcosmos [Blu-ray] (Claude Nuridsany + Marie Pérennou, 1996) R'B' UK Second Sight Films Ltd

Mid-August Lunch (Gianni Di Gregorio, 2008) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Paris vu par... (Chabrol , Godard, Rohmer etc.,1965) - R2 UK - Artificial Eye

Perry Mason: Season Four, Vol. 2 - Paramount

Pierrepoint [Blu-ray] (Adrian Shergold, 2005) R'B' UK LionsGate

Public Enemies [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 2009) Universal

Somers Town (Shane Meadows, 2008) Film Movement

While She Was Out [Blu-ray] (Susan Montford, 2008) Starz/Anchor Bay (BEAVER REVIEW)

World's Greatest Dad [Blu-ray] (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2009) Magnolia (BEAVER REVIEW)



Week of December 14th, 2009


Basilisk: The Complete Series (Viridian Collection) [Blu-ray] - Funimation

The Butcher [Blu-ray] (Kim Jin-Won, 2007) Tartan/Palisades

Gangster Story (Walter Matthau, 1960) R2 UK Brightspark

The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) Strand Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Inglourious Basterds [Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino, 2009) - Universal Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu-ray] (Silent Movie, History Of The World Part 1, High Anxiety, To Be or Not to Be, Twelve Chairs, and Robin Hood: Men with Tights, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Spaceballs) 20th Century Fox

Memories of Murder [Blu-ray] (Bong Joon Ho, 2003 ) CJ Entertainment

Miike Collection (Bodyguard Kiba 1+2, Family 1+2) Tokyo Shock

Miss Mend (Fyodor Otsep, 1926) Flicker Alley

P [Blu-ray] (Paul Spurrier, 2005) Tartan/Palisades

Spartacus (Giovanni Enrico Vidali, 1913) Music Video Dist

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 3 [Blu-ray] - Paramount

Taking Woodstock [Blu-ray] (Ang Lee, 2009) - Universal Studios

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