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Harry dishes out, at last, the December 2005 - DVD PICKS & PEEKS!!!

Published at: Oct. 14, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

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Hey folks, Harry here – this has been an incredibly emotion and hard month – and as soon as this goes up, I’ll start breaking down the first preview of the New Year. But this isn’t a full on rundown. You’ll notice a lot missing this month. The OBVIOUS ones are missing. The big mainstream and obvious titles. There’s a lot of them. But frankly – you walk into ANY store in the country and there they are – up front and in your face. You either like those films and are pre-sold on those titles. I mean, do you really need me to push the extended SIN CITY or SERENITY or CLONE WARS 2 or CINDERELLA MAN or 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN or THE SIMPSONS SEASON SEVEN or GALACTICA Season 2 – you know what I’m saying? This month – due to just needing to save time, I needed to cut it down, so I cut those out. So what you have here are the nitty gritty diamonds in the heap pressed discs. The ones you might not know came out or are worth checking out. January will be the full enchilada – but for now – this is what I’ve got for ya…

Dec 6, 2005






THE PINKY VIOLENCE COLLECTION - ( CRIMINAL WOMAN: KILLING MELODY / TERRIFYING GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL: LYNCH LAW CLASSROOM / GIRL BOSS GUERILLA / DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS: WORTHLESS TO CONFESS )



This was the discovery of the month for me. It’s a series of classic era Japanese Female Exploitation flicks from the classic era of the early seventies. In addition to the 4 films – there’s a soundtrack CD with the absolutely wonderful music from these flicks. I have to say – I was thrilled by the films for their badassness. Of course hot Japanese women are always a plus – but – take that TERRIFYING GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL: LYNCH LAW CLASSROOM – the opening of that film is fucking amazing. The scene is absolutely burned into my mind – and when it was over… I picked up my jaw and wondered what the hell else was going to come next. And it just got more exploitive and more fun. Same goes for the other 3 – they each opened with cool scenes and had really fun exploitive work. Now TGHS: LLC is the very best of the 4 films in my opinion – but the others compare to the best of the Jack Hill works of exploitation – only with hot Japanese gals! These girls kick an immense amount of ass – and take a lot too.






SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER – Criterion Collection



AAAAHHHH! About time Criterion gave this Truffaut film their treatment. First off – it’s a great transfer. Now – if you know the film, you probably have already picked it up. If you are not familiar – well – this is Truffaut’s great run at the world of noir, but the great thing about Truffaut is he knew the genre inside and out and in this, he turns the genre on it’s ear and the results are absolutely fantastic. It’s like he’d seen every Noir ever made and then made the one that adhered to a lot of the rules – but then did things that none of those other films quite did. Absolutely love this film.






WALT DISNEY TREASURES – DISNEY RARITIES – CELEBRATED SHORTS, 1920s-1960s



This is pure Gold! First – you get to see the EXTREMELY RARE first films that made DISNEY famous. The ALICE silent animated films. Then there’s classics like FERDINAND THE BULL, which is possibly my fave animated work of Disney’s. And so many others. Here. This is what you get:

* Alice's Wonderland
* Ben and Me_
* Alice Gets in Dutch
* Football, Now and Then_
* Alice's Wild West Show
* Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom_
* Alice in the Jungle
* Pigs Is Pigs_
* Alice's Egg Plant
* Social Lion_
* Alice's Mysterious Mystery
* A Cowboy Needs a Horse_
* Alice the Whaler
* Hooked Bear_
* Ferdinand the Bull
* In the Bag_
* Chicken Little
* Jack and Old Mac_
* The Pelican and the Snipe
* The Story of Anyburg, U.S.A._
* The Truth about Mother Goose
* The Brave Engineer_
* Paul Bunyan
* Morris, the Midget Moose_
* Noah's Ark
* Lambert, the Sheepish Lion_
* Goliath II
* The Little House_
* The Saga of Windwagon Smith
* Adventures in Music: Melody_
* A Symposium on Popular Songs

Like I said – it’s just fantastic. You get intros by Maltin and little docs about the early years and much much more. Fantastic Collection!






WALT DISNEY TREASURES – THE CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD, VOLUME TWO (1942-1946)



Ok – I trust you got Volume one. And I hope you got the Wartime Disney set. Because this – is absolutely a necessity for all us Donald Duck freaks. For you BNAT 7ers – You got your Duck Call – and I know you miss quacking along with DER FUEHRER’S FACE – well it’s on here. Along with a great deal others. This set is loaded with the WWII era Donald Duck cartoons. These are absolutely fantastic. Now – if you’re a nephews freak – this isn’t the set for ya – as these are usually solo Donald endeavors with occasional Daisy, Pluto, Goofy or Pete cameos. However, one of my faves is FRANK DUCK BRINGS ‘EM BACK ALIVE – essentially it’s PORKY IN WACKYLAND – but with Donald hunting Goofy. Fucking Awesome! Tremendously imaginative and hilarious!

Dec 13, 2005






BIG BAD MAMA – Special Edition



Hands down one of the greatest exploitation films ever made. With an Angie Dickinson so hot she’d peel the paint from the surface of a nuclear missile before it went… BANG! She’s just amazing. Add to that an absolutely fantastic turn by not just Tom Skerritt, but William Shatner ta boot! Fucking amazing film. Now this has been out for a while – but they’ve got a really great Retrospect and commentaries. This is essential exploitation.






DEATH RACE 2000 – SPECIAL EDITION



This is another of the essential works of Exploitation. Brilliant Bartel – this and MOTEL HELL are just two of my favorite flicks. DEATH RACE 2000, it just flies. Everybody in the film is sweating cool. First off – David Carradine, Quentin reminded the world that David is the man, but for those that loved KUNG FU – when they hit the drive-ins and saw his Frankenstein – thoughts of Karloff and Lee dropped to the curb, cuz while Aurora might’ve given Frank a hotrod, that hot rod isn’t worth the hubcaps on Carradine’s car. Where’s that fucking toy? In fact – the greatest slot car set of all time would be the cars from this film with little magnetic people to rundown on a track. God that’d rule – and everytime you hit one – the scoreboard attached would light up. Hell, they made WARRIORS toys – I can dream. Stallone is absolutely hilarious, in this, his best comedic performance to date. The Looking Back extra is a blast – and this is one of those films that’s fantastic for a group of friends to get in the mood for GRAND THEFT AUTO playing.






POST APOCALYPTIC TRIPLE FEATURE ( 2019 – AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK / 1990 – BRONX WARRIORS / THE NEW BARBARIANS )



You’ve got to love this, the best damn Italian Post Apocalyptic Trilogy of all time. Heh, now, I know what you’re thinking – but these were churned out by Enzo G Castellari and Sergio Martino – basically a pair of badasses in the Italian Cinema Machine. Making some of the coolest westerns, sword & sandals, war and Giallo films. These were a pair of THE men that made the world of Italian ‘sploitation the wonderful world it was – and this was their run at the post-MAD MAX and ROAD WARRIOR world of Post Apocalyptic cinema. We featured Enzo G Castellari’s 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS at this year’s retrospect at FANTASTIC FEST – and it was awesome.

Dec 20th, 2005






ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER



Ok – if you give to shakes of a rat’s ass about film, you have either seen MUNICH or are about to see MUNICH. Now, you get a glimpse about what happened that terrible day all those years ago. And this film tells that day’s sad tale better than any piece of film has told a single day’s tale before. The doc is an absolute masterpiece in terms of doc filmmaking. And will tell you exactly why all those folks in MUNICH were as pissed as they were.




Dec 27th, 2005






CAGED HEAT



For some, the best film and the first time they heard of Jonathan Demme, it was SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. For others it was MELVIN AND HOWARD or SOMETHING WILD or MARRIED TO THE MOB and still others it was PHILADELPHIA. And one of those films, one of them is your favorite Jonathan Demme film. That is, unless you’ve seen CAGED HEAT. In the genre of Women In Prison flicks there are many films – and several are a fucking blast… but then there’s CAGED HEAT and it’s the fucking Death Star blasting every planet those films rule upon. This thing is just classic! And Demme hit it first film out of the gate for Roger Corman.






JACKSON COUNTY JAIL



I first saw this film in 35mm with a Quentin Tarantino introduction that was absolutely sizzling. Now – if you loved Yvette Mimieux in George Pal’s THE TIME MACHINE – where she’s one of the finest genre hotties in the history of SciFi – where here she is a decade older and she got that worn beauty that’s hungry for something alive, yet scared from the experience of pain. She’s amazing in the film. And Tommy Lee Jones – WHOA! Just amazing. Watching this film – it’ll fuck with you. It is a very powerful film and next to ROLLING THUNDER – it’s my fave Tommy flick of the seventies.






THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL



Ok – this is the hard sale of the lot. A fucking bird flick. I know. I thought the same damn thing when the DVD plopped into my lap. Parrots in San Francisco. Big Whup. You know how when you watched MARCH OF THE PENGUINS, that moment where suddenly they ceased being silly waddling flightless Chilly Willys and became characters. Well believe it or not, these damn parrots, they suddenly became characters filled with personality – and this wild personality in the trees and powerlines of San Francisco – so far from the rainforests and jungles they’d ordinarily call home. It really is an amazing film.

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  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:28 a.m. CST

    First

    by nme00

    Kong Rules!!

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:35 a.m. CST

    December sucks, the wait for this list sucked, and there hasn&#3

    by zerogundamx

    Your site is lagging Harry, pick up the pace with some hot scoops.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Wow, second

    by Drebin

    Personal best

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Damn

    by Drebin

    Fourth

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Next to first.

    by tango fett

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Wow I'm not getting any of those!

    by Bean_

    LOL

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Damn.

    by tango fett

    Well, I tried.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST

    And wow...

    by tango fett

    What a sorta crappy list.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    It's kinda like the Big Guy talking about Harry Potter and t

    by Nerdgasm

    Wierd. What's going on at this place?

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Yeah, pretty lame list...

    by chickychow

    And Jonathon Demme sucks. guy puts the same actor-looking-into-camera shot 100 times in every fuckin movie. most overrated fuckin director of the last 25 years.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    You're doing yourself a supreme disservice by not watching T

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:09 a.m. CST

    1990: Bronx Warriors.... if you notice, the new Hills Have Eyes

    by HypeEndsHere

    maybe Bronx Warriors stole it from the original Hills, but i can't be bothered to look it up.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:12 a.m. CST

    jackson county jail..

    by nolan bautista

    wheres the original one-sheet poster for this classic?? that poster alone is enough to jack-off to!! (look it up!..i don't joke around when it comes to pud-pullin' material!!..)

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Even Caged Heat doesn't save this list. Now if you had a go

    by Uncle Stan

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Was Bronx Warriors MST3K'ed?

    by Brock Samson

    Was it the one where everyone had to leave the Bronx for some reason and the leader of the underground was named Toblerone? It was the last season on Comedy Central. Anyone? Also, I read "shot the Piano player" as "shot the player piano". What a funny world we live in.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 11:24 a.m. CST

    lame list

    by donnidurden

    this site used to be great think i will stick with joblo from now on

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Galactica

    by TheFakeMoriarty

    Harry actually acknowledged the new Battlestar's existence in his little intro...does that mean that he kinda sorta likes it now? Is his opinion of it now slightly better than the pure hatred he demonstrated in his review of the miniseries? Is the apocalypse upon us (that might be a different matter, though)?

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Is it just me, or was that a big fat waste of my time.

    by BendersShinyAss

    Well at least I've got talkback. Harry, what is this power you hold over me/us.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sin City Extended, Uncut, and Unrated

    by Karl Childers

    I still wanna know what Harry thinks.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Ya gotta be kidding me Harry?

    by deathstar73

    I could have waited until January if the December reviews were gonna be that half-assed. I know you're busy and all but sheesh.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Let's hope the left vs right retards don't invade this t

    by The Dubliner

    Speaking of which, has anyone seen Munich, and what did you think of it? I live in Ireland so won't get the flick until late January I think. And I'm dying to get a feel for who many people like\dislike it. Oh, and if in letting me know what you thought of Munic you could please refrain from turning discussion of the film into another idiotic debate about the Iraq war and your dumbass President...I'd be much obliged. Cheers!

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 2:08 p.m. CST

    THANKS HARRY! HEY CRITICS, LEARN TO READ

    by Lukecash

    Harry spelled it out in the start of the article. He's pointing out the movies you guys wouldn't give a shot...and telling you to check them out. Why waste the effort on stuff that is no-brainer? He saved MY time and HIS time...and I thank him for it. DON"T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN HARRY!

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 2:24 p.m. CST

    We can read, Lukecash, we just don't like it.

    by eppdude

    Really a half-ass effort here, given what we have come to expect from Harry. Although I DO appreciate the reviews you've posted of late.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I cant wait till Feburary so I can read January's DVD pics!

    by LeFlambeur

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I don't know...this site is getting strange

    by jrbarker

    who knows.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Dubliner

    by Dagan

    Interesting that you seem to have the right to make political potshots, such as saying "your dumbass President", but you castigate anybody who wants to make comments themselves, or to answer your potshots with a response. Why are you so priveleged? But I don't blame you for wanting to have the right to make potshots without having to back them up with facts in a debate - that would require you to actually know what you're talking about.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Some cool stuff...

    by KurosawaDisciple

    Look at all the regulars around here discarding Truffaut's "Don't Shoot the Piano Player"...imbeciles. Some other interesting picks as well...that Pinky Violence set is a hoot...and I'll grab the new disc of "Death Race 2000" since I never got around to replacing my vhs with the earlier disc. BUT I do agree with those bitching about Harry's timeline on these lists. How about for your New Year's resolution Harry, you promise to start cranking these back out at the beginning of each month.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Nice try Dagan...but

    by The Dubliner

    I didn't bite in the last folder and I'm not gonna bite here. I don't give a shit about facts, this is a movie site, not a political forum, I'm looking for opinions on Munich bad or good. And I have every right to ask for non-political opinions of Munich, while calling you're president a dumbass. That comment has nothing to do with politics. You don't know where my politics lie. Reagan, Bush Snr, Nixon...were not dumbasses in my opinion. Bush jnr is. Now, have you seen Munich yet or not? Is it a good MOVIE or not? Otherwise, go away!

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 4:28 p.m. CST

    "And Demme hit it first film out of the gate for Roger Corman."

    by www.valiens.com

    I was gonna punk ya for your mixed metaphors but then saw that you wrote "it" instead of "his" and am now fairly certain you're retarded. I would NEVER punk that.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "Parrots" was surprisingly moving

    by bingo the clown

    It's as much about the man that befriended the parrots and his struggles as the parrots themselves. It would make an interesting double-feature with "Grizzly Man".

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 6:42 p.m. CST

    2046

    by pencil-man

    No love for Wong Kar Wai? What gives?

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah I wpuld've LOVED to read your take on the holy shit Sin

    by Gilkuliehe

    The silence about it is suspicious... Any tb-er here can give me a clue about it? I live far away and it's a freaking expensive luxury to buy it, so tell me what to do. I feel lonely and the bills on my hand are getting sweaty. I might as well buy food for my children...

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I'm making a bird- doc: "Pigeons"

    by chickychow

    its gonna be really interesting, I see about 147 of these assholes every day when I walk down the street. They migrate from 56th all the way down to 91st, oh what an unbelievable journey: they shit on everything they pass and when they're on the ground they do alot of general milling around in no particular direction. once and a while some shrivled up freak roams by and drops whatever might be in his pocket... Watch and be fascinated.

  • Dec. 29, 2005, 9:42 p.m. CST

    oh yeah, and is there a version of Sin City that makes the movie

    by chickychow

    I'd love to check out the cut where the actors can recite dialogue without seeming like amateurs and action sequences are staged adequetely.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 12:38 a.m. CST

    to shakes, or not to shakes

    by c4andmore

    too spel chek, that is de qwestchin

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Sin City: Holy Shit! Edition

    by brendahamLincoln

    HOLY SHIT! Thanks Robby Rod.! It's a damn good DVD set with damn good extras. It would take me like 20 minutes to remember all the shit he put on there, but it's well worth the money, I think, I don't know, I got it for Christmas. Thanks, Santa! I just know there's a commentary with Robert and Frank, a commentary with Robert, Quentin, and Bruce Willis, and the extended cut with like 15, 20 extra minutes of shit, like all the little scenes from the graphic novels that weren't in the movie, ie, Marv visiting his mother's house. Plus! Robert shows us how to make breakfast tacos or something like that.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 3:46 a.m. CST

    "We want to know what is coming out in advance, not after the fa

    by NiceMarmot

    You must be new here. Just about every one of these lists in the past has included a disk or two that's been out for months, sometimes years. But yes, this list is stinksville. A triple feature of spaghetti max but no mention of Seven Men From Now? For shame.

  • I miss the golden days of the Real Don Steele and KTNQ-AM before the illegal immigrants took it over. Death Race 2000 is really about the only highlight I see on this list. Big Bad Mama is good for some laughs I guess, but I prefer The Great Texas Dynamite Chase in the boobs, butts, and bank heists genre.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Yeah I gotta agree. The new Sin City edition is damn cool and ha

    by Thirteen 13

    And don't worry about Harry not mentioning it. His opinions and reviews are pretty well worthless. The only reason he hasn't mentioned it is because he hasn't figured out a way to insert his politics, porn, or movie spoilers for some other movie into any commentary about it.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 5:47 a.m. CST

    i still don't get how gus van rant got unbanned...

    by Chief Redcock

    especially after remarks like that

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 6:15 a.m. CST

    2046- Yeah.

    by lutz

    You American's getting it on DVD a bit later might be why it's not on here?

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 6:19 a.m. CST

    In other words, nothing good is coming out on DVD for the rest o

    by Trazadone

    Wow, there's not one thing on that list I would waste my money on.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Worst DVD list ever

    by nme00

    it's up there.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 8:36 a.m. CST

    mask guy in munich/september cover

    by 81666

    you think they killed this iconographic villain first in munich with the comedic knife through head just to be blatantly revengeful at least in cinema, because we don't know what happened o the guy in real life *death wise* or did he really go out with a butchers knife through the head?

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Sin City Extended is well worth the $

    by Karl Childers

    They didn't really need to include only one TPB, though. I thought Rodriguez' original plan was to have all of the TPB's collected with it's related DVD placed within each book. Swell idea and all and I'm sure it'll end up somewhere down the road as a triple-dip. I would've preferred if the "green screen" version of the film was not "speeded up" and had an accompanying commentary. There should've been more Jessica Alba outtakes for the pervs. Tarantino's "The Long Take" is pretty zzzzzzzz worthy. Sin City Live was a complete waste of time, too. Tarantino needs to get off his ass and release the Kill Bill extended on DVD already. I read where he wants to put it back out into theaters, but frankly that's a waste of time and money.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Would somebody out there mind please giving me good definition o

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    I've heard the term used many times in reference to genres like, "Black Exploitation films of the 70's", and now Harry just called some films, "Japanese Female Exploitation flicks". What does exploitation mean in these contexts? Who and or what is being exploited? Thanks in advance.

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Learn to write, illiterate tub of goo.

    by Incrediburgible

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 9:17 p.m. CST

    excalibur..exploitation means sitting thru harry December picks

    by ChileanSeaBass

    ..Nuff said

  • Dec. 30, 2005, 11:50 p.m. CST

    No Grizzly man?

    by WolfmanNards

    Come on, Harry. You put up Wild Parrots of Telegraph hill, at least show us grizzly man. Harry. Hey. Harry. Come on. Harry. Listen. Come on.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Rock bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried-up spooge at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video store. Open up a freakin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried-up spooge at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video store. Open up a freakin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried-up spooge at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video store. Open up a freakin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried up spooge at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video megaplex! Open up a flippin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried up spooge at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video megaplex! Open up a flippin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried up spooge and baby oil at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video megaplex! Open up a flippin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Rock fucking bottom

    by Little Beavis

    Jesus sakes christ on a popsicle stick, Harold... I could've found better DVD's covered in dried up spooge and baby oil at the bottom of a dumpster outside my local XXX video megaplex. Open a flippin Best Buy circular once in a while for cripe's sake.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Huge Truffaut fan here...

    by MechaTruffautMk2

    ...obviously, with my mechanization and all. I have to admit, though, that Shoot the Piano Player really isn't all that and the proverbial bags of chips, in my honest opinion (IMHO!). It's definately a good film, even a great one, maybe, but it's not exactly one of the man's best. Godard's Band of Outsiders runs the same exact themes and it's much, much funnier, sexier and more enjoyable. Still, worth seeing, but it has some pretty big flaws.

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    shoot the piano player is one of the greatest films ever and if

    by Chief Redcock

    you're a frosty eyed butt boy

  • Dec. 31, 2005, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Damn you Harry for leaving Serenity off the list!

    by _Kayser_

    Someone had to say it. llama llama llama.

  • Jan. 2, 2006, 12:17 p.m. CST

    After the Fall of New York

    by bigdickmcgee

    Is one of the greatest bad movies of all time. Do you love Starcrash, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Syn and Yor: The Hunter From the Future? Then this movie is for you. It's hard to describe, except to say that it's an amalgamation of Mad Max, Escape From New York and environmental disaster sci-fi flicks from the 70s. It stars Michael Sopkiw, an actor so good that he made a whole 4 films, and is now selling glass. The action and violence is wall to wall and virtually non-stop, one of the highest body counts in the anals of action film. My funniest memory is the crossbow guns. That is to say GUNS shaped like crossbows. They're guns. They shoot bullets. But they're shaped like crossbows. Why? No reason. Is this film drek? And how! Is it fun? If you're in the right mood, you bet your sweet Brokeback ass it is. PS: Bronx Warriors SUCKED!

  • Jan. 6, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Paul Bartel had nothing to do with Motel Hell

    by hktelemacher

    I don't know if Harry was just mentioning it for the hell of it, alongside Death Race, but Bartel didn't do that one. His take on the horror genre (Private Parts, 1972) was much better than Motel Hell, and I kinda like Motel Hell. I'm kind of a Bartel afficianado (straight, too) and was recently horrified to learn that he actually secured financing for the Eating Raoul sequel "Bland Ambition" before he died. What a shame he didn't have more opportunities to make the movies he wanted - a truly cool, fun figure in cinema that will never get the proper play and respect. Death Race 2000 is the shit, by the way - if you can get over the production values and campiness, a very good comic satire well worth a watch.

  • Jan. 6, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Paul Bartel had nothing to do with Motel Hell

    by hktelemacher

    I don't know if Harry was just mentioning it for the hell of it, alongside Death Race, but Bartel didn't do that one. His take on the horror genre (Private Parts, 1972) was much better than Motel Hell, and I kinda like Motel Hell. I'm kind of a Bartel afficianado (straight, too) and was recently horrified to learn that he actually secured financing for the Eating Raoul sequel "Bland Ambition" before he died. What a shame he didn't have more opportunities to make the movies he wanted - a truly cool, fun figure in cinema that will never get the proper play and respect. Death Race 2000 is the shit, by the way - if you can get over the production values and campiness, a very good comic satire well worth a watch.

  • Jan. 9, 2006, 5:39 a.m. CST

    And now for my picks of best DVD's, June 2002!

    by Lezbo Milk

    Ah shit, wait a sec, did I do May 2002?

  • Feb. 12, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Please release another list

    by moleperson78

    because you always seem to notice titles i don't and i really enjoy reading them...i know you're probaly busy-but i can't wait i need new rental ideas

  • Feb. 12, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Dude, just read the top sorry man

    by moleperson78

    i hadn't read the article in a while, if your going through shit i totally understand-and im serious -ive not gotten out of bed for months over shit...didn't mean to be rude

  • Feb. 13, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Skip "Parrots" and check out the sequel instead..

    by Spew Askew

    "Cockortwo: A Man & His Bird"

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    January and February?

    by macgruder

    Are we ever gonna get either one of these last two months? One of my favorite columns seems to be dead now.