Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/30/13 Recommendations

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Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Three

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(continued from Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Two) The next Kubrick film I saw at the IFC Center was 1958’s Paths of Glory.  I had actually missed out on a screening of this film back in November 2004 at MOMA, … Continue reading

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‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ & ‘The Iron Giant’

With the summer movie season approaching, the big movies that people will be talking about the most will be the superhero ones.  Next week brings the beginning of Marvel’s Phase Two with Iron Man 3.  Next month brings Man of … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/23/13 Recommendations

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‘Fantastic Planet’ & ‘Time Masters’

René Laloux (1929-2004) was a French animator and film director.  He studied painting when he attended art school.  After some time working in advertising, he worked at a psychiatric institution where he began experimenting in animation with the interns.  It … Continue reading

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Evil Dead (2013)

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“I’ll feast upon your soul!” yells the Deadite to Mia.  Mia replies, “Feast on this, motherfucker!” My first encounter with The Evil Dead films was seeing copies of the original trilogy on VHS available at K-Mart about 15 years ago … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesday: 4/16/13 Recommendations

New releases: Special Features: U.S. cast commentary Interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki (Kenji Koiso) Interview with Nanami Sakuraba (Natsuki Shinohara) Interview with Mitsuki Tanimura (Kazuma Ikezawa) Interview with Ayumi Saito (Wabisuke Jinnouchi) Interview with Sumiko Fuji (Sakae Jinnouchi) Interview with Mamoru … Continue reading

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Versatile Blogger Award

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I was quite surprised when I found out that Michael from Parlor of Horror nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award this past Wednesday.  I haven’t really had time until now to give a proper response, so I apologize for … Continue reading

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‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ & ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

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Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film animator, producer, screenwriter, and director.  He joined Toei Animation in 1963, working as an in-between artist on various animation projects.  He served as a chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer for 1968’s The … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesday: 4/9/13 Recommendations

New release:   Classic releases: Special Features: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince   Special Features: High-definition digital transfer, approved by director David … Continue reading