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  • A Day in the Country

    A Day in the Country

    And from the other blog, for an entirely tonally different selection and a very strange double bill to ever consider, one of the more famous unfinished films from legendary film maker Jean Renoir. For all my taste in strange and misbegotten work, Renoir is a favourite of mine of humane and warm stories, whose own eclectic and unpredictable filmography still means you can have this curiosity (among many) too. That of a micro-length drama, still fully told, but with a…

  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan

    Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan

    Catching up with reviews from my blogs, the first from the one covering Japanese animation is a title (covering the original and the sequel series) which I would never recommend to someone not used to the medium unless they had a really sick sense of humour or could appreciate what it is mocking. That being the almost sadist-masochistic romance of an angel from the future, wishing to stop a young male teen from becoming a pervert in his older age,…

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  • The Inglorious Bastards

    The Inglorious Bastards

    Watching this, I realise the 1) Italian genre cinema deserves as much praiseas being great cinema in craft and that 2) Enzo G. Castellari needs to be placed in the higher tier alongside the Fulcis and Bavas. He feels like a working director, not an author of his work, and he has some inconsistent films in what I've seen, but he needs more than a cult status behind him. This is good already, don't get me wrong, as it lead…

  • Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Ah, has it really been four years since the last documentary? The last box set for the first documentary has sat proudly in my DVD case, then suddenly a new chapter appears with the addition of two extra discs on Section 3 films, which I even made a list for - letterboxd.com/coheed/list/video-nasties-section-3/ - and I can add the new set side-by-side with the original.

    In terms of the documentary, its your standard structured work in the genre, although I'm significantly…