[Videolib] Dennis Lim's "The year's most rewarding DVD releases for cinephiles"

From: Steffen, James M <jsteffe@emory.edu>
Date: Mon Dec 21 2009 - 07:20:48 PST

Nice list of titles below:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sc-ent-best-dvd-1216-20091218,0,1613033.story

The AK 100 set is terribly expensive, but it's worth noting that it has several Kurosawa films not available elsewhere on DVD: SANSHIRO SUGATA, SANSHIRO SUGATA II, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, THE MEN WHO TREAD ON THE TIGER'S TAIL, and finally a decent transfer of MADADAYO. Probably those films will get individual releases at some point, but Criterion hasn't made any such announcement yet. Otherwise, it might be worth getting if you don't have many Kurosawa films in your collection yet.

Note that our own Dennis Doros of Milestone Films has made the list with his new DVD of THE EXILES:

"7. Kent Mackenzie's "The Exiles" (Milestone, $29.99), a neorealist portrait of an invisible community - relocated Native Americans in the late '50s - is a poetic and provocative blend of fiction and documentary<http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/arts-culture/genres/documentary-%28genre%29-0100000004593864.topic>, and one of the most evocative Los Angeles movies of all time."

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