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Blood Simple (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ John Getz
Blood Simple (Widescreen) DVD ~ John Getz
3.0 out of 5 stars Ghoulish film noir, Sept. 29 2001
The story deals with a seedy bar-owner who suspects that his wife is cheating on him. He employs a private detective to track her movements, then kill her, but the gumshoe thinks better of it, and decides to betray his employer. The scripting and directorial debut of the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen (script by Ethan and Joel, direction by Joel) remains an intriguing art-house thriller, reprising such nutcrackers as "The Postman Always Rings Twice", and full of the signature touches that went on to make the Coen brothers famous. A chilling sense of amorality, plenty of irreverent humour and cleverly orchestrated and truly macabre encounters make this a memorable and absorbing… Read more
The Patriot (Special Edition) (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Mel Gibson
Simple-minded and diagrammatically scripted, this is a story of an ex-soldier, a veteran of the French and Indian wars, during the eve of the American Revolution against Britain. The setting is South Carolina, 1776. After having proved himself in battle, Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, retires to a more placid life as a husband, father, teacher and farmer. Although initially reluctant in his support against British domination of the then Thirteen States, he is placed in a quandary by the killing of his son by British Redcoats. Swearing revenge, he enlists, forms a militia group and engages the British forces in a number of pitched battles, and eventually succeed in defeating the… Read more
Hollow Man (Widescreen Special Edition) <b>DVD</b> ~ Elisabeth Shue
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacklustre sci-fi horror, Sept. 23 2001
An elegant, "technological" sophisticated reprisal of H.G. Wells's "The Invisible Man" with lashings of sex and gore. A driven, eccentric scientist (Kevin Bacon) carries out an elaborate and risky experiment, in which he uses himself as a guinea-pig in order to acquire the power of being invisible. He unexpectedly puts his new ability into violent and amoral uses, in an orgy of murder and revenge against enemies, as well as some of his colleagues who thwarted, opposed, or underestimated him. The special effects are splendid, and they are the film's main saving grace. They seem essential to the unfolding of the story, with its ultraviolent and intermittently gripping… Read more