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Ogro
Ogro
Dvd ~ Jose Sacristan
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £6.84

5.0 out of 5 stars FORGOTTEN MASTERPIECE, 16 July 2013
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Everybody knows "La battaglia di Algeri" by Gillo Pontecorvo, I believe, but this is as good film, but much less known from the same director. At the same time exciting and has profound importance making you ponder history and its continuity. This is a sore point of Spain just like the first mentioned is of Algeria and France. Highly recommended!!


My Trip to Al-Qaeda [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
My Trip to Al-Qaeda [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Price: £22.45

5.0 out of 5 stars quintessential, 5 Jan. 2013
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There have been a numerous mount of documentaries made of this subject, but none of them I've seen and I have seen a lot, has told the history and all origins of this subject so well if not at all as this excellent film beginning in Egypt and originally being an issue within and between Arab-states and muslim groups until western world got mixed to it and made it a real problem. It's also important to know that Al-Quadea is not a monolithic army, it is scattered and have cells in all arabic countries and gets new members all the time from different countries and that's why impossible to destroy by any massive army operation. That is the essential point to understand and you can't find it in most documentaries. That's why I highly recommend this film to all interested in this matter and in today's situation everybody should, because it so easy to put all the blame on Al-Quadea although we should sometimes take a close look in the mirror. Alex Gibney is one of the best documentarits today.

Matti


Criterion Collection: Kwaidan [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Criterion Collection: Kwaidan [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A PIECE OF A MASTERPIECE, 23 Jun. 2010
There are not enough superlatives to describe how lucky we are having Criterion. Who else would come to think to release a two hour version of this originally three hour film. Nobody in these busy days has the strength to watch a movie that long. Besides these Japanese films have often so slow pace, they are too unconventional to us living in more civilized and sophisticated western culture. Remember also the accuracy of details Criterion is so superior. For instance as you can see this film is made in 1965 , not 1964 although many other sources in their unreliability claim so. So we devoted movielovers are happy to have Criterion to put our trust on and that's why we are gladly ready to pay a double price for these products tailored to fit our predilections. I warmly recommend Criterion and hope that they keep this good thing going by making shorter versions of movies from countries of strange cultures and having too little action. I want to express my deepest admiration and gratitude and I take my hat off and humbly bow my head in front of the supreme wisdom of Criterion.

Your always loyal discible.
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Classics 1951-1954
Classics 1951-1954

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electric Chicago, 17 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Classics 1951-1954 (Audio CD)
This collection brings together Lenoir's earliest recordings for JOB and his entire output for Parrot (the label to which he jumped in 1954). His strongly political views are already heard in these early songs later becoming better an stronger. Musically this is basic Chicago stuff from those years. An influental person to whose memory John Mayall wrote a song in late sixties, remember?


Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [1992] [VHS]
Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [1992] [VHS]
VHS

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Parade, 17 Mar. 2010
This is a real celebration with enormous mount of famous artists performing Dylan's songs. So the arrangements and styles are a plentitude. This VHS is the most perfect documentation of this concert including a little more than the record which was originally released in three vinyl case. BEWARE OF THE DVD-VERSION. IT IS TOTALLY SPOILING THE EXPERIENCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE (I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY) EDITED OVER ONE HOUR OF THE MATERIAL THUS LEAVING OUT MANY EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES AND SCREWING UP THE WHOLE THING IN WHICH THE ARTIST INTRODUCES THE NEXT ONE. NOW IT BECOMES A TOTAL MESS.
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Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1

4.0 out of 5 stars Before Gospel, 17 Mar. 2010
Good compilation of early acoustic country blues. Dorsey was performing first also with the great Female singers such as Ma Rainey. Later he was more and more oriented to gospel. However this is an essential record for those who like and collect records from these early post war blues and jazz years.


The Marquis Of O [1976] [DVD]
The Marquis Of O [1976] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Edith Clever

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Costume drama by Rohmer, 12 Feb. 2010
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Die Marquise von O is French director Eric Rohmer's first feature-length theatrical release after a four-year break from filmmaking. Spoken in the original German language and the story is set in Italy during the 18th century. Edith Clever plays the widowed Marquise, who is sexually assaulted by Russian soldiers and rescued by a Count (Bruno Ganz). Some time later, she has to explain to her parents and brother why she's pregnant. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, hence the presence of Russian troops.


Thing-Fish
Thing-Fish
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Price: £18.18

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like Broadway, 12 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Thing-Fish (Audio CD)
Zappa's unbelieveble musical show with lots of narration and incredible story. Fascinating but not everybody's peace of cake. The point is more telling that story than making good music.


The Green Ray [1986] [DVD]
The Green Ray [1986] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marie Rivière

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars International winner, overlooked in France, 12 Feb. 2010
This review is from: The Green Ray [1986] [DVD] (DVD)
Summer (Le Rayon Vert) is the fifth of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" movie cycle. Marie Riviere accepts an invitation to stay at her friend's empty apartment in Biarritz. Swedish tourist Carita tries to snap Riviere out of her bad mood, but the two ladies are polar opposites in terms of relating to the opposite sex. Carita will take it any way she can, while Riviere holds out for true romance. A mystical assignation tied in with the old Jules Verne novel Le Rayon Vert (The Green Ray) brings Riviere in contact with the man of her dreams (Vincent Gauthier).


Sanjuro [1962] [DVD]
Sanjuro [1962] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Toshirô Mifune
Offered by Side Two
Price: £7.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EASTERN, 5 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Sanjuro [1962] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a kind of sequel to Yojimbo, almost the same story of a village in which two old families fight each other. Then comes Sanjuro and the most entertaining Japanese western starts to rock and roll. Starring the two splended Kurosawa's trusted actors Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai. These two films should be watched together as double feature, just like Sergio Leone's "Dollar Films".


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