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A documentary by Dan Forrer exploring the birth of hip hop in the 1970s. Narrated by Gene Simmons, the film tells the story of the origins of contemporary rap by exploring the artists that helped to lay the groundwork for this new musical art form.

Kino Lorber

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Posted by: News Editor - December 6, 2013, 8:10 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR Bob Dylan and the Band: Down In The Flood on DVD Sep 25

Bob Dylan and t

Features rare footage, archive interviews, seldom seen photographs and the music that changed the world, all at once making for the finest program on this element of Bob Dylan and The Band's respective and communal careers yet to emerge.

Sexy Intellectual

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Posted by: News Editor - August 24, 2012, 7:30 am - PR
Keywords: music


DVD Review ROSETTA (BLU-RAY)

ROSETTA (BLU-RA

It's great to see The Criterion Collection continue to release relatively obscure foreign films like this, regardless of their box office numbers. It would be a shock if this wasn't yet another one of their excellent Blu-ray efforts.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - September 3, 2012, 3:03 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: alcoholic, revelatory, ferocious


PR Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr on DVD Jul 17

Finding Your Ro

In each hour-long episode, he takes viewers along for the journey with two or three celebrity guests who are connected to one another by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises in their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - June 19, 2012, 7:26 am - PR
Keywords: television


DVD Review A HOLLIS FRAMPTON ODYSSEY (BLU-RAY)

A HOLLIS FRAMPT

The Criterion Collection has gone the avant-garde short film route before, so I'm sure their collection of iconic American filmmaker Hollis Frampton's best works is sure to dazzle film fans on Blu-ray.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - May 27, 2012, 7:00 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: avant-garde, audacious, thrilling


DVD Review VIPS

VIPS

Everybody loves a good con, as long as they aren't the victim of it. This is the true tale of the most notorious con men to come out of Brazil...or I could be trying to pull a fast one on you.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - February 25, 2012, 9:07 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mimicking, scams, underworld


DVD Review BELLE DE JOUR (BLU-RAY)

BELLE DE JOUR (

The ageless Catherine Deneuve gives one of her most remarkable performances in Luis Bunuel's surreal classic. I can't wait to see how great it looks on a Criterion Collection Blu-ray disc.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - February 10, 2012, 8:14 am - DVD Review
Keywords: surreal, bordello, housewife


DVD Review HIGH AND LOW

HIGH AND LOW

Toshiro Mifune as a true master of the universe, in Akira Kurosawa's brutally taut crime story. On Blu-ray from our friends at Criterion, and it's never looked better.

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - August 11, 2011, 1:32 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: kurosawa, mifune, mcbain


DVD Review JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL

JACKBOOTS ON WH

Really, all there is to know about this going in is that it's a British political satire that uses puppets to tell it's story. Eat your heart out, Matt Stone and Trey Parker!

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - August 12, 2011, 9:33 am - DVD Review
Keywords: nazis, england, supermarionation


DVD Review INSIGNIFICANCE (Criterion Blu-ray)

INSIGNIFICANCE

It's always great to see a Nicolas Roeg film for the first time, but it's even better when it stars Theresa Russell and is contained on a Criterion Collection Blu-ray disc.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - July 21, 2011, 11:24 am - DVD Review
Keywords: unnamed, hotel room, visually inventive


DVD Review BLACK MOON (CRITERION BLU-RAY)

BLACK MOON (CRI

The great Louis Malle's most fasinating, spellbinding film finally gets it's due via this wonderful Blu-ray release from The Crierion Collection. I can't wait to see what an amazing job they've done with this one.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - July 7, 2011, 12:05 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: bizarre, bewitching, daydream


DVD Review THE REAL CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

THE REAL CANNIB

If you thought the infamous Cannibal Holocaust was tough to sit through, then One 7 Movies looks to take such disgust to a whole other level.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - June 13, 2011, 5:38 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: movie crew, natives, obscure


PR Bobby Fischer Against The World Debuts on HBO Jun 6

HBO

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Posted by: News Editor - June 3, 2011, 12:14 pm - PR
Keywords: documentary


DVD Review L'ENFANCE NUE

L'ENFANCE NUE

One of the great films from French director Maurice Pialat makes its DVD debut courtesy of The Criterion Collection, and it sure looks like a disc that's more than worth owning.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - October 5, 2010, 11:37 am - DVD Review
Keywords: lost-youth, devastating, foster child


DVD Review LOUIE BLUIE

LOUIE BLUIE

The Criterion Collection comes through again and offers us an obscure documentary from acclaimed director Terry Zwigoff. This is really going to appeal to fans of both Zwigoff and jazz.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - October 7, 2011, 7:58 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: obscure, idiosyncratic, raconteur, string band


PR Documentary Bright Leaves available on iTunes

Documentary Bri

A subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina. It's about loss and preservation, addiction and denial. And it's also about filmmaking - home movies, documentary, and fiction filmmaking - as the filmmaker fences with the legacy of an obscure Hollywood melodrama that is purportedly based on his great-grandfather's life.

New Video

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Posted by: News Editor - August 22, 2010, 6:46 pm - PR
Keywords: documentary


DVD Review UNE FEMME MARIEE

UNE FEMME MARIE

Long out of print, Koch Lorber brings one of Godard's lost films to American audiences with a barebones, but solid, release.

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Posted by: Matt Serafini - June 2, 2009, 7:55 am - DVD Review


DVD Review FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (BLU-RAY)

FERRIS BUELLER'

Ah, the 80s classic finally makes its way to Blu-ray. I can't wait to see what Mia Sara looks like in HD!

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - May 25, 2009, 10:53 am - DVD Review
Keywords: save ferris, chicago, 80s comedy





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