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The story follows Van Cleef as an Apache US Army Captain, hence the title his real name is never given throughout the film at some point in the s during the presidency of Ulysses S. Much of the proceedings center on Captain Apache investigating various people with ties to the murder only to have them turn up dead as well.
This all leads the Captain to a late night train ride with all of the principal characters. The action is pretty atmospheric from there, though a surprise twist will either register as just that—or a big joke—depending on your opinion of it. Its main claim to fame is the fact that Lee Van Cleef sings the title song.
A witch and her hallucinogenic potion even adds a semi-supernatural element to the story. But mostly the film plays like an Old West version of the James Bond series for many reasons. A bedroom scene where Van Cleef is romancing Carroll Baker is particularly Bond-like when she puts a knife to his neck and he coolly responds by putting a gun to hers.
Though the score is no Morricone level masterpiece, it is still enjoyable in its own zany way. The same can also be said of the direction by American Alexander Signer. This was one of few feature films he shot as he mostly stuck to directing episodes of TV series such as The Fugitive and The Man from U.
Like other Kino Lorber releases, the picture is excellent as is the sound and the release also includes trailers for two other Van Cleef films: Sabata and Barquero.
Otherwise there are no special features to speak of. Like many character actors, David Huddleston's name may not be familiar to movie fans- but they certainly would recognize him, especially if they are retro film fans. Huddleston, who this week at age 85, was a star of stage and screen. He began making feature films in the s and became steadily employed in both low-budget and major Hollywood productions, generally playing folksy, good old boy Southern characters, though he did snag the title role in the Salkind production of "Santa Claus" as well as the Coen Brothers cult classic "The Big Lebowski".
In the first he played a small town dentist who humorously performs painful dental surgery on Wayne's character in order to deceive the villains.
In the latter film, he played a private detective named Pinky who works with Wayne's maverick police detective in Seattle. Huddleston also worked up until recent years in many major TV series. He was especially proud of his acclaimed performance as Ben Franklin in the Broadway stage revival of "".
For more click here. The story, set inconcerned one day in the life of a group of Texas high school students on their last day of classes. The proceedings were so high on nostalgia the film could very nearly be mistaken for a documentary. The movie which included the likes of Ben Affleck and Mathew McConaughey was ignored in theaters, but soon began flying off of video rental store shelves.
Quickly it achieved cult-hit status, and for the last twenty-some years fans have begged for a sequel. However, when Linklater shot Dazed and Confused he was in his early thirties, with high school still fresh in his memory. In his mid-fifties by when filming on Everybody Wants Some!! Surprisingly the answer is a resounding yes.
However, to call Everybody Wants Some!! But in Everybody Wants Some!! As such the storyline more or less chronicles Jake adapting to living on his own and bonding with his new roommates over the course of one party-filled weekend, the film ending with him starting his first day of college classes.
As one can tell from the brief synopsis above, Everybody Wants Some!! Like Boyhood and other Linklater films, the focal point is human interaction itself, with a heavy dose of philosophizing—some of which is naturally fueled by marijuana.
Other than the aforementioned scene, only the hazing of the new players on a baseball field and the climax involving an all-night party strongly harken back to Dazed.
As a coming of age film, it naturally ends on the note of the lead character firmly realizing he has entered a new phase of his life. Jake closes his eyes to sleep, and then smiles. Ever watch a movie with bad dialogue? Simply put, Linklater gets how people—specifically in this case college guys—actually interact with each other. Likewise, all of his roommates are well balanced in that they manage to entice plenty of laughter without losing their believability. The only exception is the character of Jay, an arrogant loud mouthed pitcher portrayed by Juston Street.
And speaking of humor, in a day and age where all the funniest bits are in the trailers more often than not, Everybody Wants Some!! In summary, Everybody Wants Some!! With careers that span over seven decades, we hear stories about the greatest theatres The National; The Old Vic; The Royal Shakespeare Company ; the theatrical knights Olivier; Gielgud; Richardson ; the bright lights of Broadway, and the most celebrated movie directors of the twentieth century Spielberg; Fellini; Huston; Chaplin; Visconti; Lean.
Featuring an extensive archive of rare photographs and film trailers, it is a nostalgic trip down memory lane in the company of highly respected actors who have given us some unforgettable performances.
Directed By Derek Pykett. Running Time: minutes. A specific type of film genre that has all but vanished is that of the circus movie. In decades past circuses provided the backdrop for spectacle i. Indeed, there is something very old fashioned and timeless about traditional circuses and that is part of their appeal. For a few thousand years circuses have entertained audiences with their combination of exotic animals and feats of derring do. Yet, w hile circuses still maintain their popular appeal they have been designated by studio executives as being too quaint for modern movie audiences.
Thus we have to look Death To All - Brutal Unrest - Nemesis (Vinyl the past to relish them on film. One of the more prominent circus-related production was The Big Showwhich was released in and for which Esther Williams stepped out of a swimming pool briefly in order to play a mature character in a mature drama. Despite receiving first billing, however, Williams is primarily relegated to serving as window dressing in this compelling, well-acted story that served as a career boost for Cliff Robertson and Robert Vaughn.
Nehemiah Persoff plays Bruno Everard, the widowed head of a traveling German circus that he and his late wife built from humble beginnings.
The circus now has a loyal following and is financially successful but Bruno wants it to expand even further. Their 18 year-old sister Garda Carol Christensen joins her brothers in their responsibility to perform in the circus as trapeze artists but suffers from her father's patronizing and overly-protective oversight of every aspect of her life.
Bruno's fourth son, Klaus Robert Vaughn is the black sheep of the family. Due to a fear of heights, he cannot serve as a trapeze artist. Consequently, Bruno regards him as emasculated and weak. Klaus tries to contribute by performing a knife-throwing act and also acting as a bookkeeper behind the scenes yet he constantly receives humiliating insults from his father, who says the knife throwing act is too amateurish to be part of a major circus.
Bruno is less a family patriarch than a tyrant. He exercise dictatorial control over the circus and only occasionally listens to Josef's advice and suggestions. He also has demanded that none of his children may ever date or marry anyone he has not approved of because he doesn't want an outsider to share in the fortunes of the circus that he has so painstakingly built.
Bruno feels the best way to expand the circus is by forging a partnership with a competitor, Pietro Vizzini Peter Capellan elderly man in frail health. Like Bruno, he is widowed and has a daughter, Teresa Renate Mannhardta rather homely young woman who is primarily known for her dangerous circus act of taming and interacting with polar bears. The calculating Bruno feels that the business merger will only happen if one of his sons marries LP and he basically orders Josef to propose to her.
Josef refuses. Turns out he's dating Hillary Allen Esther Williamsa playgirl socialite who has been visiting the circus and making eyes at him while he performs his trapeze act. The handsome Klaus, in an attempt to please his father, courts Teresa and convinces her to marry him, which does cement the joint the venture between Bruno and her father.
However, much to his distress, Bruno still can't say a kind word to Klaus and continues to publicly humiliate him, thus setting in motion events that will inevitably tragedy to both families.
Meanwhile, Bruno- like the character of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof- finds that his children are resisting his dictatorial demands. When Bruno insists that they break up their relationship, Eric and Garda inform him that they intend to marry and move to America. Suddenly, Bruno's world begins to fall apart. A suicide and a tragic accident put the circus in jeopardy. When it appears that Bruno will be found guilty of negligence and jailed due to the accident that killed several of his people, Josef bravely accepts the blame and serves a five year jail sentence.
When he returns to the circus from prison he finds Klaus has now manipulated his weak brothers into allowing him to take control, thus leading to a one-on-one deadly confrontation with Josef. The Big Show was filmed in Germany and utilized the performers from an actual circus. The film is essentially a soap opera centering of the challenges encountered by lovers and would-be lovers. There's a bit of tension in the relationship between Hillary and Josef after he proposes to her when she begins to speak of their lavish life on Park Avenue.
Josef is dedicated to a life in the circus and this causes them to temporarily break up. Similarly, when Klaus informs his new bride Teresa that he only married her for business reasons, his cruel remarks lead to a predictable but dramatic outcome.
Most of the drama, however, is related to Bruno's relationship with virtually everyone around him. He has the ability to turn on the charm when it's for his own gain but for the most part he is a humorless, dour man whose inability to compromise leads to his downfall.
Nehemiah Persoff is outstanding in the role and dominates every scene he's in. His nuanced performance makes the character of Bruno less a villain than a well-intentioned but misguided man who simply wants to ensure the future of the business that he built from scratch. Persoff gets strong support from Robertson, who is handsome, dignified and understated in the manner in which he deals maturely with his father's bombastic demands. Josef respects and admires his father but has also earned his respect by standing up to him, whereas his weak brothers are used by Bruno as human door mats.
All of the other actors are adequate enough in their roles with the exception of David Nelson, who was then starring in the popular Ozzie and Harriet TV series. He comes across as impossibly polite and is more virginal than the innocent girl he wants to marry. Esther Williams goes against type by playing a woman who is, initially at least, self-centered and irresponsible.
She does a fair enough job but the producers couldn't resist inserting a superfluous sequence in which she enters a swimming pool. Because Williams' character is the least interesting it's no surprise that the actress is routinely overshadowed by other cast members. The most complex character is Klaus and he is exceptionally well-played by Vaughn.
Although he turns into an outright villain, we can see the reasons why. When he tries to do the right thing he is constantly rejected by his father. Thus, it's no surprise he develops serious "daddy issues". Interestingly, Vaughn made his mark with three major films in succession in which he played emotionally fragile young men. In his Oscar-nominated turn in "The Young Philadelphians" he was a young aristocrat who falls into alcoholism and finds himself framed for murder.
In "The Magnificent Seven" he was the member of the macho group who had to cope with inherent cowardice and in "The Big Show" he plays a man driven to extremes by his failure to live up to his father's expectations. Ironically once he reached stardom a few years later he would generally known for playing self-assured men of action and confidence.
Clark, is certainly not an underrated classic. However, it is consistently engrossing and highly entertaining with some wonderful footage of trapeze artists and tightrope walkers achieving feats that still seem impossible.
The biggest complaint we have is that this is yet another Fox MOD title that was shot in widescreen and released in a matted format that approximates "pan-and-scan". What were they thinking? Whoever makes such decisions is living in a time warp from the s when audiences were unfamiliar with widescreen video presentations. Remember when TCM had to recruit world famous directors to explain to viewers that, despite the black bars on the screen, the audience was getting the full picture as opposed to a cropped version?
If Fox's MOD division thinks audiences are still reluctant to accept widescreen movies they are wrong. Years ago Wal-mart thought the same thing and demanded that widescreen DVD releases also have a pan-and-scan version released simultaneously.
However, they soon learned that consumers overwhelmingly preferred the original widescreen version and the pan-and-scan option quickly vanished. Fox should understand that any consumer who has gone on-line to track down a movie such as "The Big Show" is a purist and would want to see the film its original format. The decision to bypass the widescreen process on "The Big Show" was not an error on someone's part. The video opens with a notice that the movie has been intentionally "modified" from its original format.
The opening titles are presented in their original glory but once the film proper starts, the pan-and-scan version kicks in and you feel your aggravation level rise. Perhaps the film should be re-titled "The Semi-Big Show".
The studio has done a service to retro movie lovers by making so many obscure titles available. However it is ironic that Fox, which pioneered the widescreen process in the s, is the last major studio to utilize its benefits when it comes to home video. Cinema Retro has long been championing the quality of MOD titles and trying to dispense with the unfounded notion that they are somehow inferior in quality to regular DVDs. However, we can't condone altering a film's original format.
Fox should realize that consumers who purchase MOD product are extremely sophisticated when it comes to reverence for film history. C'mon guys, get on the ball and we'll sing your praises- and while you're at it, please consider including at least a trailer or stills gallery on your bare-bones releases. These type of bonus features are readily available to you and add to the commercial appeal of the releases not to mention the enjoyment of the viewing experience. A Rhodes Scholar and a Harvard graduate, he is obviously a brilliant man.
Once he got into the film business, he worked as a script doctor until he made his first feature, Badlands Next came Days of Heaven inalso critically lauded.
And then For twenty years. Inhe appeared on the scene again, and Hollywood was more than ready to open checkbooks and fund his third feature film, The Thin Red Line. It takes a lot of mystique for that scenario to happen. Malick is more interested in inventing a different kind of cinema—one that is certainly not mainstream. Terrence Malick uses film to create visual and sonic poetry, expound philosophy and existentialism, and touch upon a very basic and primal chord in his audience.
He wants us to feel as well as think, and to fill us with awe and wonder. But make no mistake—in a Malick film, the story is not essential to the journey. Most everyone else will scratch their heads and The year isand English adventurers have just landed in Virginia.
Then things go sour between the two peoples. What Malick does with this is extraordinary. The Criterion Collection has pulled out all the stops with this new, lavish box set of three disks containing three different cuts of the film.
Which version is better? Difficult to say. The theatrical cut is much leaner, thereby making the storyline stronger. Supplements include new interviews with Farrell and Kilcher, producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West. The theatrical and teaser trailers are also included. The thick booklet contains an essay by film scholar Tom Gunning, a interview with Lubezki from American Cinematographerand a selection of research materials that inspired the production.
The deluxe gram double LP package includes a gatefold jacket highlighted with sleek silver foil stamping and features several images from the iconic film as well as exclusive liner notes by composer Thomas Newman.
The film adaption of the Steven King novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, renamed simply The Shawshank Redemption by screenwriter and director Frank Darabont The Green Mile, The Walking Deadalthough not a hit at the box office upon its theatrical release, gained traction the following year having been nominated for seven Academy Awards. Following the home video release inThe Shawshank Redemption became the most rented film of the year and would continue to grow in popularity throughout the next two decades to become one of the most iconic, endearing and enduring films of all time.
It's no secret to Cinema Retro readers that director John Landis has been a long-time contributor to the magazine. What they might know is that his wife, Deborah Nadoolman, has also gone above-and-beyond for us, as well. Inwe were shepherding members of one of our movie-themed tours around London film locations. Deborah, one of the most accomplished costume designers in the industry, was in the city for the opening of a major exhibition about famous costumes seen in cinema.
We requested that perhaps she could give our members a private tour of the exhibition. Deborah readily agreed and she and her co-curator Sir Christopher Frayling arranged to have us gain entrance to the museum an hour before opening time for the public. Deborah regaled us with wonderful anecdotes about many of the costumes on display including those from "Raiders of the Lost Ark", as it was Deborah who created that iconic look for Harrison Ford. The Daily Beast's Joshua David Stein has written a very welcome article about Deborah and her achievements in the film industry.
You're likely to find some interesting anecdotes relating to both "Raiders" and Michael Jackson's landmark music video for "Thriller" which John Landis directed and Deborah designed the costumes for.
Click here to read. Happily, I discovered that Navajo Joe is a solidly entertaining film. Reynolds stars as the title character, out for revenge after a gang of cutthroats massacres his tribe and scalps his wife. The Album) of the film shows Reynolds hunting down the bandits and killing them one by one.
Naturally, as this is a Spaghetti Western, Joe has a few anti-hero traits. Supposedly the bad blood began when Reynolds misunderstood that he was to be working with Sergio Leone rather than Sergio Corbucci, and vice versa Corbucci initially hoped to cast Marlon Brando.
The camera work and direction for the action scenes are top notch and Reynolds himself was said to have done his own stunts, in addition to overseeing the stunt work on the entire film.
Ennio Morricone under the alias of Leo Nichols composes another good score, with the main theme being the most memorable. The picture quality on the Blu-ray, though not flawless, is good overall. In addition to the usual cast and crew backgrounds, Palmucci also offers up some interesting insights into running a company such as Kino Lorber and how they acquire their various titles.
Written by Michael Hall and Derrick Sherwin, and lensed by stalwart TV director Michael Ferguson, it was a self-contained tale spanning 7 episodes — with an open ending for a second series that never happened. And, as with many such shows, in a slightly pared-down format it would have made for a very workable movie. The story revolves around the Sinclair family — Dad William GauntMum Wendy Gifford and children Stuart Wilde and Mandy Woodward — who move into Cornerstones, a fixer-upper residence that a century earlier functioned as a workhouse for orphaned children.
One of them, a nameless young boy Kevin Moreton died of the plague and his ghost continues to haunt the premises. The Sinclair children befriend him and name him Nobody. But those who recall it and its infectious Anthony Isaac theme music fondly from the original run between September and November won't be able to resist wallowing in the memories and perhaps even introducing it to the younger members of their own families.
The Bourne in this film is a bulked up, bare knuckle street brawler, earning money to support a humble off the grid existence. While never chatty and light, this Bourne incarnation is — if possible — even more grim and purposeful than before.
Supposedly Damon has only 25 lines of dialogue in the entire film! When he learns that his own father was deeply involved then sacrificed, this chase becomes personal. Greengrass is undoubtedly one of the most gifted action filmmakers working today. Jason Bourne features the best Vegas car chase since Diamonds Are Forever — except without the occasional one-liner to lighten things up.
It is just a high-speed demolition derby that tears up the Strip. Delicately beautiful Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander plays an ice-cool CIA tech officer trying to reel Bourne in to serve her own hidden agenda.
The filmmakers cleverly wrap their story in the headline issues of today — web surveillance, civil unrest, and big government paranoia, making the entire plot totally and sadly believable. Damon was a svelte 32 when he first took on Bourne. Now 45, his Bourne is starting to age and you can see the toll his years on the lam have taken on his face and his soul — more proof, if needed, of what a spectacular actor Matt Damon really is.
Angst is a lensed horror thriller based upon the real-life case of Werner Kniesek, an Austrian loner who, inshot and killed a random woman and spent time behind bars until his release! Gotta love their judicial system. Unfortunately, his murderous urges came back to the forefront, and three other innocent people perished at his hands. It is this horrific event that Angst depicts to startling effect.
Captured and jailed, the problem that lies with him is his inability to control himself. Why does no one do anything about this? What is Scribd? Frequencia de Palavras No Ingles. Uploaded by GabrielPensador.
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The Blu-ray is presented in p high definition with English 7. The disc includes the following:. Theatrical Version in high definition. Library Computer Theatrical Version. Designing Khan. James Horner: Composing Genesis. The Star Trek Universe. A Novel Approach. A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban. Theatrical Trailer. By John Wayne was in the twilight of his long, distinguished film career that had spanned six decades.
Although the genre that we associate him most with, the Western, was still in vogue, the trend among audience preferences had clearly shifted to urban crime dramas. Surprisingly, Wayne had never played a cop or detective - unless you want to count his role in the lamentable "Big Jim McLain", a Warner Brothers propaganda film that served as a love letter to Sen.
Joseph McCarthy. All they ended up doing was ruining the lives of left-wing people in the arts and academia. Wayne, for his part, remained unapologetic for his support of HUAC even after McCarthy's popularity plummeted and he ended his career in shame and disgrace. However, Wayne might have been discouraged from sticking his on-screen persona into volatile contemporary situations. His next bout with controversy would not be until the release of his pro-Vietnam War film "The Green Berets", which outraged liberals but brought in considerable boxoffice receipts from Wayne's fan base.
By the early s, the success of the "dirty cop" genre led major stars to gravitate to these films in much the same way many actors had longed to play secret agents during the James Bond-inspired spy rage of the previous decade. William Friedkin's "The French Connection" is generally credited as being the influential film that launched this type of film but, in reality, one could argue that Steve McQueen's anti-Establishment cop in "Bullitt" paved the way.
The late release of "Dirty Harry" sent the genre into overdrive and even John Wayne decided to get on board. In fact, Wayne had been offered the title role in "Dirty Harry" but had turned it down because he felt his fan base would not accept him in a film that had so much violence and profanity.
His instincts were right: had Wayne played the role, the script would have had to have been altered and watered down to the point that all of its social impact would have been lost.
Still, Wayne saw the monumental success of the Clint Eastwood crime classic and decided to play a rogue cop in the thriller "McQ". The project also marked the first and only time he would work with esteemed action director John Sturges. The film, which is refreshingly set in Seattle instead of the usual locales New York, L.
When Boyle's partner, fellow Detective Lon McQ John Wayne gets word he has been killed, he becomes obsessed with finding the murderer, unaware that Boyle himself had carried out the killings.
McQ's boss, Captain Ed Kosterman Eddie Albertwho also does not know about Boyle's dark side, feels that the murders are the work of local radicals. McQ disagrees and suspects that the killers were hired by Santiago Al Lettieria local drug kingpin who hides behind the veil of being a respected businessman.
Santiago has long had grudges against McQ and Boyle for times they've tried to bust him in the past. When Kosternan discounts McQ's theory and refuses to assign him to the case, McQ abruptly resigns from the force in order to move more freely. Relying on his police informants and contacts, McQ signs up with his friend Pinky's David Huddleston private detective agency in order to be able to carry a firearm legally.
An amusing running gag in the film finds McQ constantly being relieved of his weapons. McQ learns from a local pimp, Rosie Roger E. Mosleywho he routinely bribes for information, that the murders may be tied to a major drug robbery that Santiago has hired an out-of-town heist team to carry out. McQ's belief that Santiago is behind the police killings is reinforced by the fact that that he narrowly escapes two assassination attempts carried out by professional killers.
Meanwhile, McQ learns that the brazen plan involves snatching seized heroin from the police department before it can be burned and abscond with a couple of million dollars of the white powder. McQ doggedly carries out his investigation and charms Myra Colleen Dewhurstan aging cocktail waitress with a drug habit who used to be friendly with Boyle. From her, he learns that corrupt police officials are in on Santiago's scheme and are willing confederates, but he doesn't know exactly who they are.
McQ attempts to thwart the heist at police headquarters but the brazen thieves manage to get away despite engaging in a shoot-out with McQ, who fails in his attempt to catch them in a wild car chase through the streets and highways of Seattle.
McQ's private investigation leads him to infiltrate Santiago's business office where Santiago and his men are anticipating his arrival. They get the drop on McQ but Santiago has a surprising confession for the ex-cop: he freely admits to orchestrating the drug heist from police HQ- but shows McQ the disappointing fruits of his labors: white powder that turns out to be sugar.
Both McQ and Santiago can appreciate the irony: the real drugs had been stolen by police officials prior to the robbery and replaced with sugar. Crooked cops have succeeded in swindling the crook himself. McQ and Santiago part company, both knowing that the other man is intent on finding the location of the real drugs before they can be sold. The closer McQ gets to the answer, the more precarious his personal situation becomes as a close personal informant is murdered and McQ finds himself being framed for complicity in the drug heist.
The script by Lawrence Roman builds in tension under John Sturges' assured direction and leads to some relatively surprising plot twist in a caper film packed with red herrings. Wayne was faulted by some critics for being miscast and because he was nearing seventy and had a noticeable paunch. However, Wayne's appearance actually works to his benefit. He doesn't look like some glam movie star and his real world appearance makes him convincing as an aging everyday cop. Additionally, he remains quite convincing in the action scenes even sans saddle and can engage in punch-ups and shoot-outs with as much conviction as ever.
Most refreshingly, McQ isn't some "know-it-all" hero. He frequently makes wrong judgments and assumptions and pays a heavy price for these miscalculations. Wayne benefits from a fine supporting cast. In particular, his scenes with Eddie Albert and Colleen Dewhurst are especially strong and its regrettable that this is the first time he ever appeared on screen with either of them.
Dewhurst had a memorable role in Wayne's film "The Cowboys", but they never shared the screen together. Al Lettieri, in one of his final screen roles, proves again why he was one of the most reliable movie villains of the era.
Other fine support comes from Clu Gulager and Jim Watkins now acting under the name of Julian Christopher as McQ's police cronies who may or may not be as loyal as they seem and Diana Muldaur, who gives a very effective performance as the grieving widow who seems a bit too flirty with McQ. Some lighthearted moments are effectively provided by David Huddleston and Roger E.
Mosley, both of whom become exasperated by McQ but who can't resist assisting him. The movie features some very fine action set-pieces and climaxes with a superbly staged car chase along the Olympic Peninsula that finds McQ driving on the beach through the crashing surf with Santiago and a car full of armed goons in hot pursuit. Warner Home Video has released the film on Blu-ray land it looks terrific on all counts. Bonus extras are a vintage six-minute production short that includes brief interviews with Wayne and other cast members but which concentrates on filming the climactic car chase, which made screen history for the number of "roll-overs" a car did during a particularly dangerous stunt.
An original trailer is also included. I've always liked "McQ" and in our present era of dumbed-down cop flicks, it plays even better than it did at the time of its original release. It's one of the Duke's best latter career action movies and the new Blu-ray is a "must have" for Wayne fans.
Meanwhile in Spain, Yates's financier — the wheelchair-bound Colonel Stuart Christopher Lee — has knowledge of the location of a fabled stash of Incan riches, but he's unaware that his friend and business partner Diego Herbert Lom has been plotting to cheat him out of his fortune. Diego has coaxed his wife Conchita Rosenda Monteros into infiltrating the household in the guise of Eve, the ailing Stuart's long lost granddaughter and imminent sole heir.
After Stuart divulges the treasure's believed location to Diego, the duplicitous pair take off to find it Towers himself took on scripting duties under his oft-employed nom de plume Peter Welbeck.
As such, its pedigree was certainly sound enough. It's just a shame that the resulting film falls short of expectation, largely because, as already touched upon, the pair failed to capitalise on their main asset: Celeste Yarnall. ELand of the Giants and Star Trekas well as blink-and-you'll-miss-her walk-ons in films such as Around the World Under the Sea and The Nutty Professorproved to be Yarnall's big screen breakout year when she secured a major role in Elvis starrer Live a Little, Love a Little and, perhaps a tad less prestigiously, the titular role here in The Face of Eve.
Thus, unsurprisingly, whenever she's on screen she's very much the focal point, amusingly changing hairstyle as often as she does her outfit. The problem is that Eve is side-lined for the middle third of the picture, which relocates to Spain and gets a little bogged down in the despicable duplicities of the Diegos and their mission to separate Stuart from his wealth.
So protracted is the business going on here that viewers could be forgiven for wondering if Summers is ever going to get back to the more interesting vicinage of the Amazon. Beyond the obvious audience-bait of Yarnall depicted on posters clinging to a jungle vine far more fetchingly than Tarzan ever didLee and Lom bring star name lustre to the aid of the party — though the former's age-augmenting makeup falls some distance shy of convincing — and wiry-framed Walker Jr makes for an unlikely but surprisingly affable hero.
Case in point, it was shot in Spain and Brazil, exotic enough locales that regardless of anything else going on should have gifted the production with a ton of spectacle, yet Manuel Merino's resolutely uninspired cinematography renders most of the jungle sequences cheap-looking and dull.
In summation: a really wasted opportunity. The only bonus feature is a gallery of posters, stills and lobby cards from around the globe. By Raymond Benson. Now, a new Blu-ray restoration is available from the company, and it is worth upgrading even if you happen to own the original.
Carnival is indeed an oddity. Harvey worked at Centron Corporation, a maker of educational and industrial short films based in Lawrence, Kansas. Needless to say, Lawrence, Kansas is not Hollywood, and it was not a hotbed of feature filmmaking inwhen Carnival was shot.
He noticed the ruins of the great Saltair, an entertainment complex that had been built by the Mormons on the edge of Salt Lake in as a family-oriented place for recreation.
It was a sort of Coney Island for Utah residents. Designed in an incongruous Moorish style, the place looked like a palace for sultans. It was destroyed by fire in the s and rebuilt, this time including a gigantic pavilion for dancing. Saltair burned down and was rebuilt againbut eventually by the s it had become a derelict, spooky place due to the recession of the lake that left behind a dirty, polluted shore abutting the resort. After the film had been shot there, another attempt was made to restore the place, but that failed when the lake rose and demolished the resort for good.
At any rate, inHerk Harvey thought Saltair would make a good location for a ghost story, and he was right. The images are sharp and pristine, as if the movie had been shot yesterday. Despite the cheesiness of the production, though, Harvey manages to evoke a genuinely creepy atmosphere throughout the picture. She survives and is shell-shocked, but she manages to go on with her life as a church organist. At times she goes through mysterious fugues in which all sound drops out and no one around her can see or hear her.
Well, it all becomes clear at the end, but most viewers should be able to figure out the Twilight Zone plot twist pretty quickly. In fact, the entire thing plays out like an extra long episode of that classic horror and science fiction television series.
Carnival of Dreams was not a success on its first release, but it gained a cult following in the s and beyond, supposedly influencing the likes of David Lynch and George A. It has an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, as well as selected-scene audio commentary with director Harvey and screenwriter John Clifford.
New supplements include an interview with comedian and writer Dana Gould on the influence and merits of the film, and an interesting new video essay by film critic David Cairns.
The booklet contains an essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse. Carnival of Souls is worth a late-night viewing for its historical significance and moments of disturbing imagery, but I doubt it will give you nightmares. Of the hundreds of Italian Westerns produced, naturally many of them rate as only sub-par.
A few of these sub-par entries have an interesting twist or stand-out sequence but are still only sub-par at the end of the day. Despite its all-star cast and dynamic poster, this is what I expected A Town Called Hell to be like.
To the contrary, not only is the film something of an offbeat gothic-western similar to Django Kill! The opening sequence, wherein a church is the site of a bloody massacre during the Mexican Revolution, is almost Hammer-like in some regards.
Ten years later the very revolutionary Robert Shaw who killed the priest has now taken his place in the same church. And then comes to town a mysterious woman in black in a horse and carriage with a pale mute manservant. Unlike many predictable Spaghettis, A Town Called Hell raises one intriguing question after another as the story progresses. Robert Shaw is riveting in the lead as the revolutionary turned priest, though fans looking forward to a large dose of Telly Savalas, featured prominently on the poster, are in for a disappointment as he disappears his fate is unclear relatively early into the movie.
The sets in particular are a stand-out aspect of the production, most of all the interior of the church where the massacre takes place, making this one of the more lavish Spaghetti Westerns.
As to the Blu-ray from Kino Lorber, the transfer is gorgeous for the most part, but on the downside the spoken dialogue is difficult to hear in some spots, another reason the film is occasionally hard to follow.
There are no special features aside from a trailer for another Kino Lorber release, Navajo Joe. Overall, though the story never quite lives up to the questions it raises or its intriguing Gothic trappings, A Town Called Hell is still highly recommended for Spaghetti Western buffs and completests. In the wake of her murder via strangulation it transpires that artists' model Stella Smith was a serial gold-digger, the string of discarded and disgruntled dupes left in her avaricious wake constituting a healthy number of suspects.
Stella's husband-to-be, artist Clayton Hawks John Baileycan't be certain that he himself isn't the murderer; given to outbursts of uncontrolled rage, he was in the throes of a stress-induced blackout at the time. John Bailey plays shifty convincingly enough even though there's never any doubt he isn't the killerwhilst the resident feminine allure, in the shape of Hy Hazell and Hazel Germaine, proves to be more than just decorous; Hazell is particularly good.
Most of the characters, both male and female, speak in the clipped, dreadfully proper English of the "I say, old man" ilk, there's a memorably imaginative and effectively rendered moment involving the killer's shadow, and although much of the production is set-bound there's some atmospheric footage of period River Thames at twilight Hazell's character resides on a houseboat. Never threatening to reach the lofty heights of gripping, The Night Won't Talk still makes for a pretty decent hour's watch, and Network's 1.
The sole supplement is a gallery of original release promotional materials. For many years Tarzan was a staple of cinema—in fact from its very onset. The first Tarzan feature, Tarzan of the Apescame out in and was followed by close to 50 other adaptations in the last century. His star started to fade in the late s and there were no Tarzan features in the s save for one. The s somewhat provided his last gasp on the big screen with movies like the Bo Derek vehicle Tarzan, the Ape Man and- more impressively- the well-received Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.
Naturally, there is a lot of CGI vine swinging which will put some viewers off, but I for one say it makes for very exciting action and less risk for the stuntmen. I think not. In fact, certain shots of Tarzan swinging through the jungle with the apes look like a Frank Frazetta painting come to life. Playing Tarzan was usually a tough act to balance for most actors. Perhaps this is why the writers chose to set this film ten years after he has left Africa for England, and Tarzan has become acclimated to modern society as Lord Greystoke, John Clayton.
Naturally in this civilized period of his life the character is much easier to write and to portray for Skarsgard. As for the rest of the cast, Margot Robbie is a knockout and does great as Jane.
However, it feels as though the production team felt a bit guilty about making her a damsel in distress for most of the film and it shows in some of her scenes in captivity. As the heavy, Christoph Waltz is his usual very watchable self.
Though the story sets up Waltz to look like a weakling in his first scene, Album) quickly proves to be anything but in a nice twist.
He even comes complete with a unique way of killing his enemies that would be right at home in one of the older Bond pictures. Samuel L. Rounding out the rest of the big name actors is Djimon Hounsou who plays the leader of a viscous tribe who has a vendetta with Tarzan, yet another series staple which makes the film round all the usual bases and I mean this in a positive sense. In some respects, were I to ignore the CGI, I almost felt as though I was watching some vintage cinema from a bygone era.
Perhaps part of this feeling is due to the period setting, since there are so few period piece blockbusters these days. The film is also simply plotted, and is true to the Tarzan formula. An evil white man is out to get the lost diamonds of Opar, and Jane naturally gets kidnapped by him.
For purists who dislike CGI, have no fear at least when it comes to the on-location shots of Africa, which are beautiful up on the big screen. Naturally, there are of traces of the 21 st Century filmmaking trends too. As to how the new generations just being introduced to Tarzan will react, who can say, but I have a feeling this film will end up being embraced more so by the older crowd than the younger. But just so long as it makes enough to produce a sequel, myself and many others will be happy.
The release was an independent production filmed on location in the Philippines which is a common stand-in for Vietnam. The movie opens as Marines come across a recent massacre in a South Vietnamese village.
The destruction is horrific with decapitated heads and piles of bloody bodies killed by the enemy in order to send a message to others not to assist the Americans.
The Marines make their way to helicopter transport after rescuing an American prisoner and fighting the Vietcong hiding in a fishing camp. He takes his Marines across hostile Vietnamese territory and leads them in reinforcing and defending the firebase against a continuous onslaught by the Vietcong.
His second in command, Corporal Joseph L. DiNardo Hauseris younger and a bit more jaded than Haffner, but not about to take any chances with the enemy. Gloria is surrounded by Vietcong and its defenses offer little more than a series of buildings on a hill surrounded by barbed wire and soldiers in trenches. The men assigned to Gloria know the situation is bleak and spend their time indulging in getting high on drugs. The drug-using commanding officer has gone crazy so Haffner and DiNardo arrange a fake attack that results in the commander being wounded and airlifted out of Gloria.
Haffner takes command, removes the drugs and strengthens the base defenses in anticipation of the predictable attacks to come. Is there any nuns or Girl Scouts that I should know about on the firebase? The battle scenes are relentless and bloody with little time for a break. There is a scene during the climactic battle where the Vietcong commander and Haffner are going at each other hand-to-hand just as the enemy over-runs the base, but the Vietcong commander retreats upon arrival of several Army Huey helicopters, thus ending their assault.
Ermey receives second billing to Wings Hauser, but Hauser is one of the weakest aspects of this movie. This rarely seen gem has been missing in action on home video for years except for used VHS copies. The only extra on this Kino Lorber release is the trailer.
Lee Ermey. Nevertheless, t he rumor of unmarried sexuality, on school property no less, is damaging enough for its time and place, even if the film does lose some of the scandalous bite provoked by the original story. Though the poor condition of the structure is played for laughs, it is also the first signal that their goal will not be easily achieved.
Alleviating some of that hesitation is the appearance of Dr. There is some stated surprise at their immediate camaraderie, and there is a tinge of inevitable jealousy regarding whom Joseph favors most, but all in all, Martha and Karen have found a solid ally.
With the bucolic setting comes a cloistered small-town mentality and carefully arranged social structure. Their first misstep is to procure the ire of the precocious Mary Tilford Bonita Granvillewho is set up to be their first pupil and the cause of their downfall. When the girl is punished for lying, she retaliates by telling her grandmother Alma Krugera wealthy town benefactor, about the supposed tryst between Joseph and Martha.
The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements. The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct.
The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us. While the heart of the record will be familiar to fans of his neo-soul and hip-hop-infused work, here Rakei dives deeper into his sound, merging electronic with acoustic, and rugged grooves with ambient atmospheres, to create something richer, more detailed, and more textural than before.
The band is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli.
Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. Careless Love, first released inis a rich collection of covers, with tunes from Bob Dylan to James P. With over half a million albums sold, it shifted Peyroux from the jazz realm into the mainstream arena and remains her most popular release.
Sinner is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Drowning Pool. Originally released on June 5, by Wind-Up Records, it is considered to be the band's most popular album - earning RIAA Platinum certification within the first six weeks of its release. This was due at least in part to their hit single "Bodies," which remains the band's most well-known song. Available on vinyl for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release. Now, 15 years later, this album is available for the first time.
It's the follow-up to Golden Hour, which earned Musgraves her third No. With Parallel TimelineWellbaum explores the feeling of being trapped inside her own consciousness while simultaneously searching for a meaningful connection to the universe, and all the mysteries it contains. All content was overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman.
Elvis Death To All - Brutal Unrest - Nemesis (Vinyl and award-winning producer, Sebastian Krys, have brought together a stunning international cast of some of the biggest Latin rock and pop artists from around the globe to interpret Elvis Costello and The Attractions' album, This Year's Model, entirely in Spanish. The inspired Spanish-language adaptations are set to the band's classic studio performances, culled from the original master recordings, which have been newly mixed by Krys.
Available on black Vinyl. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT.
The ineable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth.
Like a film director, she works as an aural auteur building scenes with her rapturous voice and the plaintive plucks of her guitar strings. Through this process, she both defies and expands notions of what it means to be from the region. The songs throughout the album tend to be shorter, and that was intentional. Falk counts jazz and funk as his major influences, so quite fittingly his percussion punctuates the album. Freeman contributed guitar for the first time on her own recordings.
The couple are joined by Victor Furtado bringing his skills as the youngest-ever recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo, Eli Wildman The Wildmans contributing acoustic guitar and mandolin, the much sought-after keyboardist Sam Fribush on piano, keys, and organ, Berklee College of Music graduate Eric Robertson adds additional guitars and bass, as well as acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Aaron Lipp contributing banjo and bass.
Frances Forever can spin anything into sunshine. As the project of Boston-area singer-songwriter Frances Garrett, its myriad moods can send listeners reeling into romance or off floating in existential space. Garrett balances their familiarity with extremes with an undeniable ear for melody and a gift for writing tracks that could live at home anywhere on the pop timeline.
Atop this glitter-shocked display, Garrett spills their guts about fumbling their own power. Take one listen to 'space girl,' Frances' latest charmer of a single that's rocketing up indie charts and TikTok counts despite a disaster mission of a year. From the doo-wop glaze of opener 'depression' to the horn-flecked indietronica of 'daytime,' paranoia party carves its identity from stopovers in darker, braver territory.
Those enchanted by 'space girl' have plenty to root for, though, as the EP's title track serves as its boldest mission statement, stacking a story of college-party anxiety against a circus-tent waltz that glitches and stutters in line with Garrett's narrative confidence. Legendary British producer Kevin Martin is back with his first new full-length album under The Bug moniker in seven years. Scott Galloway. Swedish musician and producer DJ Seinfeld Armand Jakobsson rose to prominence in through the so-called 'lo-fi house' scene, inadvertently helping define its sound.
Now having transcended early labels, his long-awaited new album 'Mirrors' is set to be released on Ninja Tune in September. Recorded August 24,the performance of the legendary album in its entirety was kept secret until the moment the band took stage. Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features.
Worldwide, she has sold over million adjusted singles. On History Of A Feeling, the Nashville based songwriter comes to terms with the dissolution of a meaningful relationship. The songs on History Of A Feeling, are the most direct and introspective songs Diaz has ever written. This 4LP features remastered versions of the original albums and has 64 tracks including 44 previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions, alternate mixes and vocals.
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