Electricity & Lust

DVDs this week

Posted in DVDs, Sam by Sam Unsted on April 3, 2008
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So I’ll do this once a week too but as I’m clearing up right now with posts, I thought I’d do a late one for this week too.

So, out this week (UK release dates):

Pick of the Week: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – A brilliant, elegiac western featuring breathtaking cinematography from Roger Deakins and a star-making turn from Casey Affleck. The two-disc edition features a book about the film and a documentary on Jesse James. Well worth another watch.

Also out:
In The Shadow of the Moon – Moon landing documentary. Much loved but I’ve not seen it.
Hitman: Extreme Edition – Why anyone needs more scenes of this movie I don’t know.
August Rush – Freddie Highmore featuring inspiring drama.
Black Sheep – New Zealand sheep-based horror/comedy.
Breach – Sterling political thriller.
Southland Tales – My most hated film of last year. Pompous, messy idiocy.

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  1. patrick said, on April 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Brad Pitt was supposed to come across as an admirable legend, but i guess missed that… he just seemed like shrewder than average outlaw to me.

  2. samunsted said, on April 3, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    I would admit that Brad Pitt is probably the weakest link in the movie but his star power and screen presence work in evoking Jesse James’ celebrity spirit.


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