Monday, July 14, 2008
New DVD releases round up 14th July.
Sifting through this weeks crop of contemporary DVD releases we've come up with some recommendations.
In the UK, our pick of the DVD releases on 14 July 2008 are:
I'm Not There. Seaming a dreadful idea, but actually quite brilliant, make a film about the many and changing faces of 'Bob Dylan' and use different actors to portray him (Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Marcus Carl Franklin and Heath Ledger). Not a straightforward bio-pic, and as such its one of the few bio-pics that you can actually watch more than once.
A Way Of Life. A re-release of this great film from 2004 that has previously gone out of print. This was a stunning writing / directorial debut from former Grange Hill actress Amma Assante. The story is on a the streets of South Wales the story skillfully wends its way around belonging, poverty, hatred, violence and hard times. There is a review of the film on our main site if you would like to check it out.
The Cottage. One of the best of the recent slew brit-horror-coms. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams (his 2nd film - coming after the controversial London To Brighton). The film survives intact a terrible piece of mis-casting (watch the film and see what I mean). Other than that the film is funny, dark and suitably bloody.
Oh and Bergerac Series 7 is finally out on DVD! - Oh good.
In the USA, the pick of the DVD releases on 15 July 2008 are:
Trafic. I guess you either love or loathe Jacques Tati as Msr Hulot - we love him. this hugely entertaining film from 1971 now gets a terrific release on the superb Criterion label, and as usual it is jam packed with loads of DVD extras to boot.
Re-release of this classic 1947 bio pic of St. Vincent De Paul from director Maurice Cloche. That Academy award winner for best foreign language film.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The classic Jack Nicholson film now released on Blu-ray - for all those who like that kind of thing.
In a terrific piece of one-upmanship, in response to the release of Bergerac Series 7on DVD in the UK, those dudes in the USA have released series 9 of Dallas on DVD (but when is the blu-ray being released!).
Other recommended July 2008 new DVD releases can be found on our site at alt-flix.
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