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Unforgiven (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Unforgiven (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
Offered by eplayplay
Prix : CDN$ 11.21
29 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 étoiles sur 5 The finest Western of our generation, Aug. 27 2003
Like most great Westerns the moral ambiguities of this tale make it worth telling. Is Clint the sociopath who's killed about everything that crawled on this earth, or the widowered haunted by the death of his beloeved wife, trying to do the best for his kids. Spectacular performances by all the major players, a wonderful script, perfectly paced direction, and Clint's willingness to look like he got the crap beat out of him (which he did)all combine to make this a memorable film.

Bananas (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Bananas (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Woody Allen
Offered by torontomediadvd_com
Prix : CDN$ 49.88
17 used & new from CDN$ 14.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Still Hilarious, Aug. 27 2003
Within a brief period of time Woody made Take the Money and Run, Bananas, and Sleeper, establishing himself as the funniest actor-director in ages. Like Take the Money and Run, this parody is mostly a series of sketch pieces, strung together by an unlikely premise. Just as when I first saw it over 30 years ago, some of the bits don't work, but more do. I particularly liked Howard Cosell commenting on a political assasination, and Woody trying to seduce a beautiful young revolutionary.

Sleeper (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Sleeper (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Woody Allen
Offered by moviemars-canada
Prix : CDN$ 13.13
32 used & new from CDN$ 6.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 His Funniest Film, Aug. 27 2003
By the time this film was released I was already a full fledged Woody fan, based on Bananas and Take the Money and Run. But unlike those two, this film wasn't a series of sketches. It was a coherent film with a concept (albeit a warped Woody concept) that works from beginning to end. Bits like Woody having sex with the orgasm machine, and Woody pretending to be a doctor who's going to clone the "Leader" from the remainder of his nose, are classic.

Play it Again, Sam (Widescreen)
Play it Again, Sam (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Woody Allen
Offered by OMydeals
Prix : CDN$ 51.59
13 used & new from CDN$ 35.76

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great for my teenage angst, Aug. 27 2003
Ce commentaire est de: Play it Again, Sam (Widescreen) (DVD)
This was an important movie to me as a teen. Its the classic Woody as nebbish who wins out in the end. Far more conventionally filmed than a Woody-directed film its nonetheless up their with his funniest - touching as well.

Annie Hall (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
Annie Hall (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
DVD ~ Woody Allen
Offered by Warehouse105
Prix : CDN$ 8.70
33 used & new from CDN$ 8.65

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 His finest script, Aug. 27 2003
For all of his many skills, as director, actor and comedian, Woody Allen started as a writer, and it is as a film writer that he may ultimately best be remembered. Yes he's funny here, and the film is well directed, but its the writing that's the best. An exceptional script that goes back and forth in time to examine a relationship with the fictional Annie, made by a man co-staring with his ex-girlfriend. Perfect.

The Lady from Shanghai
The Lady from Shanghai
DVD ~ Rita Hayworth
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Prix : CDN$ 27.95
11 used & new from CDN$ 18.94

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not Welles' best but still very good, Aug. 27 2003
Ce commentaire est de: The Lady from Shanghai (DVD)
This film is memorable for a couple of extraordinary scenes as well as Welles working with his wife, Rita Hayworth. Did this guy have a fortunate young life or what!

Touch of Evil (Restored to Orson Welles' Vision)
Touch of Evil (Restored to Orson Welles' Vision)
DVD ~ Charlton Heston
Prix : CDN$ 14.88
34 used & new from CDN$ 5.98

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Welles rises from the dead, Aug. 27 2003
This film was originally another case of Welles making a good film and having it taken away by the studio, recut and made worse. Its amazing that it still had a good reputation, despite having a few scenes that made little sense and were laughable. The studio granted Welles a screening of the recut film. He immediately dictated a 50 page letter to the studio politely asking for changes (that they never made). The DVD has the original letter and reading it is remarkable. The man saw the final cut once and remembered the whole thing frame by frame, and articulately explained why it should be cut differently. Based on the detailed instructions, the film was recut and this DVD relects the results - a good film made great. One of the finest Noir films ever!

Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
DVD ~ Richard Ben Cramer
Offered by niff78
Prix : CDN$ 42.97
31 used & new from CDN$ 9.99

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Get rid of the word "arguably", Aug. 27 2003
It seems that every review of this film calls it "arguably the best film of all time." Get rid of the first word and you have it right. Ironically, for all the emphasis on Welles' cinematic breakthroughs here, Kane is Welles' most accessible film - it should have been a populist hit - but was suppressed by William Randolph Hearst. Welles and company are young and appear to be having lots of fun with this. The DVD has exceptional extras as befits a film of this caliber.

The Third Man: The Criterion Collection
The Third Man: The Criterion Collection
DVD ~ Orson Welles
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Prix : CDN$ 281.39
12 used & new from CDN$ 59.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Definitive Noir, Aug. 27 2003
This has for 30 years been my favorite thriller or Film Noir. With a script by the extraordinary novelist Graham Greene (who wrote it in novella form, not as a screenplay), exceptional performances, the atmosphere of a bombed out post WWII Vienna, and one of the most memorable scores in all film, its a must see. In addition, Welles wrote (with Graham Green's permission) his famous speech at the amusement park. That scene alone is worth the price of the DVD. The Criterion DVD is definitive - do not get the cheaper versions!

Lawrence of Arabia (Sous-titres français)
Lawrence of Arabia (Sous-titres français)
DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
Prix : CDN$ 5.99
42 used & new from CDN$ 2.20

5.0 étoiles sur 5 One of the Greats, Aug. 27 2003
I hadn't seen this film in 20 years, but this version on DVD brings one of the greatest films of all time to my home theater. The film is visually magnificient: a big screen is almost essential, and if you have one, you will want a bigger one. Its not hard to understand why Peter O'Toole became an instand International star. Truly one of the most electric performances ever captured on film. Get bridge Over the River Kwai and have your own David Lean festival.

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