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Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series. The five-hour series follows Schama - who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a contributing editor of the Financial Times, as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it.
Writer/Director Ash Christian's Critically-Acclaimed Independent Film features an All-Star Cast, Including Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Tobias Segal, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Academy Award(R) Nominee Christine Lahti and Michael Urie.
June Carter Cash wrote Johnny Cash's most famous song, 'Ring of Fire,' while she was falling in love with the fascinating yet difficult musician. The film explores that volatile relationship, as seen through the eyes of their son, John, as well as profiles the woman who patiently supported one of country music's biggest stars as she found her own idiosyncratic path to stardom. A born performer, June was country music royalty, as part of the Carter Family, whose music was heard all over America. Later, she and Cash performed onstage together and lived an exalted yet turbulent life, maintaining their lifelong bond and a semblance of a home life for their son, largely due to the strength and perseverance of June's great love.
Graham Chapman was a member of the legendary British TV comedy troupe Monty Python and had the starring roles in the feature films Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python's Life of Brian. But he was largely an enigma, even to his troupe mates John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and animator Terry Gilliam.
All-star cast includes Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Selma Blair and Justin Bartha in the blistering new comedy from modern master of suburban discomfort Todd Solondz.
For years, Jess Franco has been a favorite of Euro horror enthusiasts -- for the dreamlike tone of his films and the sheer audacity with which he indulges his morbid sexual curiosity. With the release of these Blu-ray editions, Kino Lorber brings Franco to a wider audience, and places him alongside Mario Bava and Jean Rollin in the pantheon of cult directors ripe for rediscovery.
Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves a trio of transgressive tales that build toward a devastating climax: "Hero," shot in a mock tabloid-TV style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; "Horror," filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; "Homo" explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by conservative figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is audacious, unforgettable and wildly entertaining.
DVD Review 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.
DVD Review DILLINGER IS DEAD
I'm honestly not familiar with this film going in, but the Criterion Collection stamp of approval alone has me chomping at the bit to dive in.
DVD Review CRASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
While not the best show on TV or DVD, Crash can be diverting and fun in a pulpy kind of way, like a decent detective novel. But, it seems like there should be more.
DVD Review PIGS, PIMPS, & PROSTITUTES
If the title of this box set and its Criterion Collection seal of approval aren't enough to entice you, having three integral parts of the Japanese New Wave in one awesome package should be more than enough.
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