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New Hollywood List II

Jason Parkes
 
Chinatown [DVD]
Chinatown [DVD]
"Excellent reworking of film noir by Roman Polanski with a script by Robert Towne...."
Nashville
Nashville
"This classic by Robert Altman, possibly his best work, really ought to be reissued properly on DVD...."
Jaws [DVD] [1975]
Jaws [DVD] [1975]
"A hugely entertaining film from a so-so novel; special-effects delays lead to great acting from Shaw, Scheider & Dreyfuss..."
Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
"A Scorsese-masterpiece scripted by Paul Schrader with great performances and a classic soundtrack...."
Big Wednesday [1978] [DVD]
Big Wednesday [1978] [DVD]
"Enjoyable film from John Milius, who scripted 'Apocalypse Now!' and is always good for a laugh...."
Paper Moon (1973) (Ws Sub Dol) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Paper Moon (1973) (Ws Sub Dol) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"The last great film from Peter Bogdanovich...."
Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976]
Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976]
"Excellent entertainment, with hint of exploitation from Brian De Palma...."
Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]
Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]
"'Star Wars: A New Hope' changed everything for better or for worse. 'Return of the Jedi' is awful...."
Blue Collar [DVD] [1978] [US Import] [NTSC]
Blue Collar [DVD] [1978] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Excellent debut film from Paul Schrader starring Harvey Keitel, Richard Pryor & Yaphet Kotto...."
Days Of Heaven [1979] [DVD]
Days Of Heaven [1979] [DVD]
"Gorgeous period film from the director of 'Badlands' & 'The Thin Red Line'...."
Coming Home [DVD]
Coming Home [DVD]
"A classic Vietnam-themed piece from Hal Ashby...."
Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) [DVD] [1978]
Close Encounters of the Third Kind--Collector's Edition (two discs) [DVD] [1978]
"Like '2001', brilliant if you're in the right-mood; if not, ponderous and overlong. An interesting take on aliens though...."
The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979]
The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979]
"Michael Cimino's masterpiece based around a group of people and the effect of the Vietnam War on them....."
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
"Mostly brilliant film, which is like Fellini colliding with 'Dispatches' after seeing 'Aguire, the Wrath of God'....."
American Gigolo [1980] [DVD]
American Gigolo [1980] [DVD]
"Schrader's hit film that was influenced by Robert Bresson & imitated by people like Tony Scott and Adrian Lyne...."
Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]
Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]
"Another masterpiece from Scorsese, scripted by Paul Schrader (amongst others); blows me away everytime I see it...."
Reds [VHS]
Reds [VHS]
"Underrated oscar-winning biopic-epic starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman & Jack Nicholson...."
Heaven's Gate [VHS]
Heaven's Gate [VHS]
"The full-length version of this film is great! Why such a bad reputation?- cos it lost money?????? '1941' this isn't....."
Blow Out [DVD]
Blow Out [DVD]
"De Palma's best film, influenced more by 'Blow Up' & 'The Conversation' than the usual influence of Hitchcock!"
One From The Heart [DVD]
One From The Heart [DVD]
"Visually stunning film with great music and the vixen Nastassia Kinski. Undervalued...."
Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD]
Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD]
"Produced by Francis Coppola, who would also co-produce 'Kagemusha', 'The Escape Artist' & 'Mishima'"
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters [1985] [VHS]
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters [1985] [VHS]
"Probably the last New Hollywood film- fusing art cinema motifs..."
The King of Comedy [DVD] [1982]
The King of Comedy [DVD] [1982]
"Excellent deranged satire from Scorsese as he approaches his wilderness years and fails to make 'The Last Temptation of Christ' in 1983...."
Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003]
Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003]
"The last great film from Francis Ford Coppola..."
Out Of The Blue [DVD]
Out Of The Blue [DVD]
"....and a dark work by Dennis Hopper, who once directed 'Easy Rider'...."