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Queen Henry
Queen Henry
Price: CDN$ 3.25

4.0 out of 5 stars A simple yet evocative story that chronicles that awful "adjustment" ..., Aug. 3 2014
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This review is from: Queen Henry (Kindle Edition)
A simple yet evocative story that chronicles that awful "adjustment" phase many men and women face while coming to grips with their sexuality. Linda Fausnet has crafted a story that will appeal to the open-hearted and open-minded, no matter which team they play for.

Thx 1138 [Blu-ray] (Sous-titres français) [Import]
Thx 1138 [Blu-ray] (Sous-titres français) [Import]
DVD ~ Robert Duvall
Price: CDN$ 16.39
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1.0 out of 5 stars 2 BRD sets Defective, Nov. 9 2013
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After looking forward to see this early George Lucas film again, this time in high definition, I was disappointed that the Blu Ray Disc got stuck in "loading" mode. Amazon quickly replaced the defective disc with another one. Sad to say the second disc performed exactly the same way. (I tried a number of other BRDs to make sure it wasn't my player, and everything played fine.) So it seems like the Canadian pressing of THX 1138 may well be defective.

**My low rating is not for the film, but for the manufacturing.

Cet obscur objet du désir (That Obscure Object of Desire) [Blu-ray + DVD] (DVD IN FRENCH ONLY)
Cet obscur objet du désir (That Obscure Object of Desire) [Blu-ray + DVD] (DVD IN FRENCH ONLY)
DVD ~ Fernando Rey
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Price: CDN$ 20.69
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great BRD transfer, Jan. 20 2013
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A great but frustrating film from Luis Buñuel, I was glad to find this title on Blu-Ray, especially at this price point. Strange that the DVD doesn't have English subtitles.

Breakfast With Scot [Import]
Breakfast With Scot [Import]
DVD ~ Tom Cavanagh
Price: CDN$ 25.59
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential movie for gay men & their families, Jan. 20 2013
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A touching and emotionally sophisticated story of a relationship and what brings and keeps people together. I can't recommend this movie enough. Right up there with "Big Eden" and "Bear Cub" (Cachorro). Everything from script to performances to direction is top notch, and the subtext is rich and important.

The Very Best of Adam and the Ants: Stand and Deliver [Import]
The Very Best of Adam and the Ants: Stand and Deliver [Import]
DVD ~ Adam & Ants
Price: CDN$ 26.19
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality transfer, Jan. 20 2013
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This collection is right up there with the Duran Duran and Human League DVDs. One of the highest quality music video collections from the 80s that I have found. I was surprised to even find a North American version of this, but whomp...

Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Evil/Twice Dead
Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Evil/Twice Dead
DVD ~ Richard Crenna
Price: CDN$ 19.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A resilient rock that could have been a gem, Oct. 31 2010
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Available now for the first time on DVD, Gus Trikonis' "The Evil" was released in 1978 and has remained a favourite among haunted house movie lovers for decades. Even though there is little to the film that is original, it's cast, location and direction lift it out of the realms of its low budget origins and have made it a memorable favourite.
A psychologist (Crenna), his wife (Pettet) and their student assistants gather at a vacant house to begin some experiments of a nature that is only vaguely suggested in the script and, of course, never developed. But as soon as they arrive, apparitions appear, furniture moves, and people start to die. As in many horror films, there is some deathless dialogue and gaping holes in the plot and characters' logic.
Many viewers have commented on the camp value of o the film's ending, where Crenna's character battles with the devil himself (played by "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" veteran Victor Buono). My opinion is that it is in keeping with the film's themes and story structure, and, since it takes place in the basement of the house, probably within its budget too.
After having watched the film on DVD since it arrived last week, I am still not sure exactly why I have enjoyed "The Evil" so much after all these years, but I still do. Maybe it's in seeing a rock that, with a little more polishing, could have been a gem. Cheers to Roger Corman's company for resurrecting it out of its tired and worn (and pan/scan) VHS oblivion and allowing old fans to see it like new, and new ones to discover it.

1978; 89 minutes; Horror/Thriller, Writer: Galen Thompson; Director: Gus Trikonis; Cast: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine, Cassie Yates, George O'Hanlon Jr., Lynne Moody, Mary Louise Weller, Victor Buono.

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