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This review is from: The Landlord [DVD] (DVD)
The Landlord is a very important film for fans of Hal Ashby and Seventies cinema in general. It was the first movie directed by Ashby, who went on to enjoy one of the best directorial runs of the 1970s with Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Bound for Glory, Coming Home and Being There. Quite why it took so long for The Landlord to come out on DVD in the UK is a mystery, but it was never released on VHS over here so perhaps it's simply the case that no-one even remembers it? If that is the case then it's a real shame because it's a very watchable film - not Ashby's best but far from his worst. It's full of Hal's trademark quirky humour and social commentary, with a great performance from Beau Bridges. Well worth a watch for any film fan!