Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

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“Juzo Itami’s “ramen western” Tampopo is a zesty concoction that investigates the often surreal intersections of sex, death, and other human appetites.”

Read the rest of the review at Slant Magazine.

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Ludwig (Luchino Visconti, 1973)

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“Luchino Visconti’s magisterial character study receives a stunning 2K restoration and a brace of excellent supplements.”

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Property Is No Longer a Theft (Elio Petri, 1973)

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“This dark satire on ownership and its discontents makes its Blu-ray debut with a remarkable 4K restoration and a trio of informative interviews.”

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Black Society Trilogy (Takashi Miike, 1995-1999)

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“Takashi Miike’s loosely linked examinations of social ostracization and criminality get reasonably robust transfers and a few solid supplements from Arrow Video.”

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Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)

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“Antisocial (anti-)art of the highest caliber, John Waters’s Multiple Maniacs receives a pristine 4K restoration and some solid supplements from the Criterion Collection.”

I review the tech specs and extras on Criterion’s fab new Blu-ray. Read the entire review over at Slant Magazine.

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Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)

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“Hal Ashby’s plangent fable receives a smashing 4K restoration and a fine brace of bonus materials from the Criterion Collection.”

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Elle (Paul Verhoeven, 2016)

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“Confrontational and often corrosively funny, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle gets a suitably subdued transfer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.”

I reviewed the technical specs on Sony’s Blu-ray release. Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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