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DOUBLE TAKE

DOUBLE TAKE

This unique blend of archival footage and "new" material promises to be one of the most unique film experiences to come along in quite some time. And in this era of very little originality, that's saying something.
Release Date: December 14, 2010 from Kino International

  

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - February 22, 2011, 8:03 am - DVD Review
Keywords: unique, black comedy, hybrid



STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. Ultimate 2-Disc Edition

STEAMBOAT BILL,

Two swell cuts of one of Buster Keaton's greatest.
Release Date: July 06, 2010 from Kino International

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - August 30, 2010, 7:57 am - DVD Review
Keywords: buster keaton, silent, comedy



LOST KEATON

LOST KEATON

Fans of Buster Keaton can rejoice, for Kino has brought to DVD all 16 of the rarely-seen short films Buster Keaton made for Educational Pictures in the mid-1930s. Despite the studio's name, there's nothing educational here, except lessons in comedy timing from the Great Stone Face himself.
Release Date: July 06, 2010 from Kino International

 

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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - August 5, 2010, 5:50 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: keaton, educational pictures, slapstick, sennett, keystone



THE GENERAL (BLU-RAY)

THE GENERAL (BL

There's a sense that Blu-ray is just an improvement for recenet effects-laden extravaganzas. Bucking that trend, Kino offers up the first Blu-ray presentation of a silent film in America (the British disc of Sunrise having beaten it to the punch. But can an 85-year old film hold up in the HD era?
Release Date: November 10, 2009 from Kino International

   

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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - November 14, 2009, 9:32 am - DVD Review
Keywords: civil war, trains, slapstick



GAUMONT TREASURES 1897-1913

GAUMONT TREASUR

Although the Gaumont studio is not a household word in America, it was at the very forefront of motion pictures in the early years. This amazing set from Kino brings to home video over 100 seldom-seen movies from the dawn of cinema by three of the leading creators at Gaumont. One DVD each is devoted to the directors Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and the little-remembered L╚once Perret, giving the viewer a fascinating cross-section of these early silents, with some amazing treasuresˇwould you believe color and sound movies in 1905?
Release Date: September 01, 2009 from Kino International

 

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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - October 27, 2009, 8:59 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: gaumont, french films, early cinema, cinematheque francaise



HOW TO BE A WOMAN Instructions for Proper Female Behavior from Classroom Films of the 1940-'80s.

HOW TO BE A WOM

Gentle reader, you have no idea how much I look forward to learning how to be a woman.
Release Date: October 06, 2009 from Kino International

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - October 15, 2009, 11:08 am - DVD Review
Keywords: compilation, industrials, safety films



LOS BASTARDOS

LOS BASTARDOS

This 2008 Cannes Film Festival award winner seemingly has much more than a cool title going for it.
Release Date: June 30, 2009 from Kino International

   

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - July 2, 2009, 5:41 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: migrant workers, violent climax, human brutality



HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29

HARVARD BEATS Y

H-A-Ahr, H-A-Ahr, H-A-Ahr, with a Vee!
V-A-Ahr, V-A-Ahr, V-A-Ahr, with a Dee!
Harvard. Harvard. Rah. Rah.
Harvard men are really tough,
They know how to knit and stuff.
Knit one, purl two, Harvard, yoo-hoo!
Release Date: July 28, 2009 from Kino International

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - June 3, 2009, 8:58 am - DVD Review
Keywords: football, documentary, harvard, yale, ivy league



MOMMA'S MAN

MOMMA'S MAN

I really don't know what to think about a title like this. I saw it on a few 2008 Top 10 Lists though, so I'm hoping for the best.
Release Date: May 05, 2009 from Kino International

   

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - May 5, 2009, 5:28 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: returning home, mid-life crisis



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