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Prime Cut [Import]
Prime Cut [Import]
DVD ~ Lee Marvin
Price: CDN$ 16.92
23 used & new from CDN$ 9.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Prime Cut!, June 7 2005
This review is from: Prime Cut [Import] (DVD)
Here we have Gene Hackman as the head of the Kansas City mafia. Leaving the city behind, Hackman makes his money on pork and prostitution. We quickly find out that Hackman is indebted to the Chicago mob for 500 large. They send one of their hoods down there to collect, but Hackman literally turns him into hotdog meat and mails the "franks" back to Chicago. Ready to play hardball, the Chicago mob retort by sending Lee Marvin down there to take out the trash, saving a young Sissy Spacek along the way. The ruckus that ensues is worth the price of the DVD alone, or at least a rental.

8 Mile (Widescreen)
8 Mile (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Eminem
Price: CDN$ 9.99
65 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars I'll Grab the Mic and I'll Damage Ya, March 8 2005
This review is from: 8 Mile (Widescreen) (DVD)
Not sure why so many people are dissing this movie based on the trailer, but that's wack 'cause this one is really entertaining. Got to see it opening night at the Toronto film festival and lets just say it brought people out of their seats on more than one occasion. Anyone who liked the movie "Juice" should probably check "8 Mile" out. If you're still not convinced, go to the movies on cheap night (it hits theatres November 8th or wait for its video release. Certainly, this one is going to fall into its niche and show quite a return for the siply fact that, as Mr. Hanson said himself, "everyone seems to be interested in seeing that Eminem movie."

Ms. 45 (Widescreen) [Import]
Ms. 45 (Widescreen) [Import]
DVD ~ Zoë Lund
Offered by BuyCDNow Canada
Price: CDN$ 73.58
10 used & new from CDN$ 42.26

5.0 out of 5 stars It Will Never Happen Again, March 8 2005
This review is from: Ms. 45 (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)
I am glad "Ms. 45" is back on the shelf, because for a long time it was hard to find, certainly up here in Canada. This film is superior to "Driller Killer" in every way except for the lead track. Nothing touches the live performance of Tony Coca Cola and the Roosters playing The Grand Street Stomp. It is quite obvious in "Ms. 45" that that is not the sound of a trumpet. Anyway, for those who don't dig this, you can't tell me you can diss it. This, his second film, is night and day between "Driller Killer". What an obvious improvement. I was hoping that the DVD wouldn't be Vanilla and have at least a directors commentary. "Driller Killer's" commentray is legendary. And while you could chalk this up as being the female version of "Death Wish" there are some elements here that make it a true horror flick. For all those who liked "Eating Raoul", this is a must see. Suspension of disbelief is an obvious exercise here, but you won't be disappointed with it if this is your thing. See if you can spot Michael Richards as one of the extras at the Halloween party.

The Driller Killer
The Driller Killer
DVD ~ Abel Ferrara
Offered by Sellavie Online Traders
Price: CDN$ 103.08
3 used & new from CDN$ 103.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uh Oh...Spaghetti O's, March 8 2005
This review is from: The Driller Killer (DVD)
driller killer has, without question, the best director's commentary of any dvd i have ever seen. although driller killer is a far cry from his second film "ms. 45" it is a classic. reno can't seem to buy a thrill. despite the fact that he lives with two bombshells he can't get his painting finished to collect for the rent. his agent's reaction to his finished painting is absolutely priceless. what's worse is that his landlord has allowed a punk band to move in upstairs, adding insult to injury. the band, tony coca cola and the roosters, play "the grand street stomp" a guitar riff that has a great driving force. this film really documents the viallge punk circuit at the end of the 1970's. conventions are borrowed from polanski's "repulsion" and cassaveetes' "shadows". the handheld mingling with the street people of the period shows how filthy NYC was at the time. Lots of fun. Driller Killer was meant to be listened to loud!

Driller Killer - DVD
Driller Killer - DVD
DVD ~ Driller Killer / Zing
Offered by Cousin Floyd
Price: CDN$ 9.95
5 used & new from CDN$ 5.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uh Oh...Spaghetti O's, March 8 2005
This review is from: Driller Killer - DVD (DVD)
driller killer has, without question, the best director's commentary of any dvd i have ever seen. although driller killer is a far cry from his second film "ms. 45" it is a classic. reno can't seem to buy a thrill. despite the fact that he lives with two bombshells he can't get his painting finished to collect for the rent. his agent's reaction to his finished painting is absolutely priceless. what's worse is that his landlord has allowed a punk band to move in upstairs, adding insult to injury. the band, tony coca cola and the roosters, play "the grand street stomp" a guitar riff that has a great driving force. this film really documents the viallge punk circuit at the end of the 1970's. conventions are borrowed from polanski's "repulsion" and cassaveetes' "shadows". the handheld mingling with the street people of the period shows how filthy NYC was at the time. Lots of fun. Driller Killer was meant to be listened to loud!

Taking of Pelham 1,2,3
Taking of Pelham 1,2,3
DVD ~ DVD
2 used & new from CDN$ 24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come in Pelham 123, March 8 2005
This review is from: Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (DVD)
I was so pleased to see this released on DVD. copies are inexpensive and should be purchased without prejudice. This is an absolute classic, certainly the type of film that would never be made today. a subway highjacking with all of the classic ethinc seterotypes on board. Walter Matthau is in charge of the case at New York transit headquarters. after putting his foot in his mouth a couple of times, Matthau's leadership come through in one of the best ending to a movie ever. Fantastic

Hopscotch (Widescreen)
Hopscotch (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Walter Matthau
Price: CDN$ 26.13
17 used & new from CDN$ 22.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Hopscotch...Good Title, March 8 2005
This review is from: Hopscotch (Widescreen) (DVD)
was suprised to see criterion release hopscotch, but glad they did. here matthau is repremanded for allowing a wanted KGB agent to walk. matthau's integrity is too precious to take guff from even the CIA. subsequently, he does not take the news of being reassigned to the job of file clerk very well so he begins to write his memoires, leaking secret information to the opposition. the ensuing chase is slapstick, a spy vs. spy comedy with great international locations. frankly, using the cold war as a catalyst for comedy was long overdue by 1980.

Sisters (Widescreen)
Sisters (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Margot Kidder
Price: CDN$ 27.96
22 used & new from CDN$ 22.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Nancy Drew on Acid, March 8 2005
This review is from: Sisters (Widescreen) (DVD)
nancy drew (jennifer salt) would kill to get off of staten island and become the maverick of NYC journalism. the only problem is that all she has done to this point with her 'little job" is write about rampant police corruption, isolating herself even further from the big city. what she needs is a break, and witnessing a murder, (especially a depalma split-screen murder) appears to be her ticket, if she can get anyone to listen.

The Tenant (Widescreen)
The Tenant (Widescreen)
3 used & new from CDN$ 30.49

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Tenant, March 8 2005
This review is from: The Tenant (Widescreen) (DVD)
polanski films should be watched chronologically. the tenant stars polanski and documents his ascent into madness. after taking the flat of a girl who committed suicide, polanski, due to his own isolation and psychosis, begins to question his own sanity and blames it on everone else. the beauty here is that the film never allows the audience know what is real and what is concocted until its climax that, at first, resembles a comedy of errors, but develops into an incredily eerie disposition.
i will have the galouises please, i don't care for marlboro either

The Tenant (Widescreen)
The Tenant (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Roman Polanski
Offered by thebookcommunity_ca
Price: CDN$ 57.73
15 used & new from CDN$ 13.43

4.0 out of 5 stars The Tenant, March 8 2005
This review is from: The Tenant (Widescreen) (DVD)
polanski films should be watched chronologically. the tenant stars polanski and documents his ascent into madness. after taking the flat of a girl who committed suicide, polanski, due to his own isolation and psychosis, begins to question his own sanity and blames it on everone else. the beauty here is that the film never allows the audience know what is real and what is concocted until its climax that, at first, resembles a comedy of errors, but develops into an incredily eerie disposition.
i will have the galouises please, i don't care for marlboro either

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