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    Upcoming Releases

    I'll probably get the Shame release, as it's one of my favorite Bergman's as well. I have the bare bones MGM DVD, but I'd like the bonus features and the remastered picture. The previous DVD of Berlin Alexanderplatz has a $99.99 asking price, while the new Blu-Ray edition is $79.99! To Sleep with Anger is one that I've wanted to see for awhile. It's listed in a book on Cult Movies that I have. I haven't seen Death in Venice, but I have it recorded. I've never heard of La Verite.
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    Upcoming Releases

    February Criterion Titles Announced Shame (1968) February 5 SPECIAL FEATURES New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Interviews with director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for the film, recorded in 1967 and ’68 for Swedish television New interview with actor Liv Ullmann An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during the film’s production, featuring an extensive interview with Bergman PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow La Verite (1960) February 12 SPECIAL FEATURES New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot Interview from 1960 with Clouzot Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu’elle New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau Death in Venice (1971) February 19 SPECIAL FEATURES New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance, a 2008 documentary about Visconti, featuring actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, and Marcello Mastroianni; filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Franco Zeffirelli; and others Alla ricerca di Tadzio, a 1970 program on Visconti’s efforts to cast the role of Tadzio New program featuring literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini Interview from 2006 with costume designer Piero Tosi Excerpt from a 1990 program about the music in Visconti’s films, featuring Bogarde and actor Marisa Berenson Television broadcast from 1971 in which Visconti discusses the film Visconti’s Venice, a short 1970 behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Visconti and Bogarde Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim To Sleep with Anger (1990) February 26 SPECIAL FEATURES DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray New interview program featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017 PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark Plus a Blu-Ray upgrade for: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) February 12 SPECIAL FEATURES High-definition digital restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray Two documentaries by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz: one from 2007 featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other from 2006 on the restoration Hans-Dieter Hartl’s 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of “Berlin Alexanderplatz” Phil Jutzi’s 1931 feature-length film of Alfred Döblin’s novel, from a screenplay cowritten by Döblin himself Interview from 2007 with Peter Jelavich, author of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture PLUS: A book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections on the novel by Fassbinder and author Thomas Steinfeld, and an interview with Schwarzenberger
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I had to sign an electronic pad, much like a credit card reader, and that was compared to my driver's license signature. Then I was given a ballot, which was never signed. As TheCid states, the signed ballots are likely only provisional ballots.
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    The Outer Limits pilot Tune in Tomorrow Radio Days Talk Radio Private Parts (Howard Stern) Pontypool Night of the Comet
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    I Just Watched...

    I thought that was Mondo Trasho.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Because that's what an Attorney General normally does. Or wait, maybe that's what a sycophantic stooge who knows exactly what buttons to push does.
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    The Appointments - Trump's Swamp

    I'd love to be able to read that, but the site won't allow it unless I pay. More and more of these linked stories are unreadable, either behind pay walls or disabled for ad blockers.
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    Best Picture Blu Rays

    I'll probably get it eventually, if the price is low enough. You're right, I don't like musicals, but I will watch, and even re-watch, movies that I don't normally like, for one reason or another (a performer that I like, a director I like, or in this case, it's a best picture winner, and I'll rewatch those every once in a while). I also have Sound of Music, West Side Story, Chicago, and all of the other musicals that have won best picture.
  9. I watched it the last time it was on. This was my review for it: Snow Devils (1967) - Italian sci-fi turkey that's the fourth in a series, released by MGM and from director Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony Dawson. Giacomo Rossi Stuart aka Jack Stuart stars as Commander Rod Jackson, a man-of-action in the employ of the United Democracies Space Command, aka Gamma 1. He and his sidekick Captain Frank Pulasky (Freddy Unger) are sent to the Himalayas after HQ loses communication with a Gamma 1 weather station. Fellow Gamma 1 employee Lisa Nielson (Amber Collins) tags along to look for her boyfriend, Lt. Jim Harris (Rene Baldwin), who was the weather station chief. When they finally reach their destination, our heroes discover a race of Yetis, snow-dwelling ape creatures with a sinister secret agenda. Also featuring Wilbert Bradley, Alina Zalewska, and Furio Meniconi. The "Gamma 1" series includes The Wild Wild Planet (1966), The War of the Planets (1966), War Between the Planets [i saw this under the title Planet On the Prowl](1966), this film, and finally The Green Slime (1968). They all have tacky costumes and set design, terrible effects, and laughable plots to go along with the requisite awful dubbing. Stuart and Collins seem to be in a contest for most ridiculous hairstyle, while bad guy Meniconi looks like Zach Galifianakis in bad cosplay. Bradley is also an oddball as a black Himalayan porter and comic relief (I think). There's really nothing good about this, although it frequently crosses over into "so-bad-it's-good" territory. 3/10 Source: TCM.
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    Recently Watched Horror

    Mood and tone are very important to me with horror films, and I thought the Herzog Nosferatu had a fantastic sense of dread and brooding menace. The score by Popol Vuh, among others, is one of my favorites from that decade. No, the movie isn't as good as the silent, but I still like it a lot, and having watched it again in the last few years, I thought it still holds up for me, and I perhaps liked it even more. It's not exciting, it's not a thriller, but to me it is more unnerving than most vampire movies, and is leagues better than most of the jump-scare horror we see now.
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    Where's CaveGirl?

    RBG Fan used to be Hepburn Fan, and had another name before that, and I'm fairly certain that he is not CaveGirl. However, it has been posited, and with some compelling evidence to support it, that CaveGirl has a few other accounts, and at least one of them has been active in the last week. I won't divulge which accounts are suspected CaveGirl pseudonyms, and I am prepared to hold out even against torture, even Andy Hardy film marathons.
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    The Flintstone Kids

    Here's a list you can check for yourself:
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    The Muppet Movies

    Here's the other thread:

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