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Christopher Webster [DVD News 03.06.12] thriller history

The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodovar's first foray into the horror genre is supposed to be pretty stellar and we finally get a chance to see it on Blu-ray this week (fingers crossed on Netflix instant too). Antonio Banderas plays a broken, plastic surgeon gone mad. Bring it.

Immortals - is full of problems and is even less fun than the vastly superior 300, but at least it has two big things going for it. Tarsem Singh, who fills the frame with the old fashioned varnish and scope of the greatest oil paintings and Mickey Rourke who brings a brutality to the film that is almost unfathomable. This is hard R stuff when some were probably expecting Clash of the Titans. Worth a re-watch I think.

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season - The best television production in a long time and HBO's finest achievement since cancelling Rome and Deadwood. Let's all hope the world keeps the hype alive so we get at least four seasons more.

World on a Wire (The Criterion Collection) - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's lost cyberpunk film, World on a Wire has been restored to it three and a half hour length by Criterion. This one came out last week, but my copy just arrived so I figured I'd remind people. More on the release here.

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Marina (8 years ago) Reply

I can't wait to get my hands on Game of Thrones. Would love to check-it out again before S2 premiers!


Aly (8 years ago) Reply

I was thrilled when I heard Game of Thrones is available on Blu-ray! I’m definitely going to pick up a copy when I find the time. As far as the others go, I haven’t seen all of them with the exception of Immortals, so I’m not dead set on purchasing (maybe I’ll rent first) them right away. Immortals on the other hand is not considered a worthy buy for me. I just watched it last night in HD through my Dish subscription and found myself rather bored with it. Watching it in HD was probably the best part of the whole film because it really did make the scenery and handsome men look amazing! I’d only consider it a rental if anything. The Skin I Live In sounds pretty interesting though…and I’ve always loved Antonio Banderas, so I’m thinking I’ll give that one a look over soon with a couple co-workers of mine at Dish. Thanks for the read! :)

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