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Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)

“Claude Chabrol’s ironic and elegiac take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with a gorgeous transfer and little else.” Read the review over at Slant Magazine.

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Something is Rotten: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

“According to Shakespeare, there was something operating in Nature, perhaps inside human nature itself, that was rotten. ‘A canker,’ as he put it. Of course, Hamlet’s response to this, and to his mother’s lies, was to continually probe and dig … Continue reading

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Manning The Line

William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1974) In his “video introduction” to the 25th anniversary edition of the DVD, director William Friedkin makes plain the intentions of screenwriter/author William Peter Blatty and himself: “[The film] strongly, and realistically, tries to make the … Continue reading

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