June 2007

 
 

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DVDs I bought or received in the month of June

  • Black Book (R0 UK, DVD)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf (R0 France, HD DVD)
  • Lost in Translation (R0 USA, HD DVD)
  • Mulholland Drive (R0 France, HD DVD)
  • The Odessa File (R2 UK, DVD)
  • Problem Child Triple (R2 UK, DVD)
  • The Rock (R0 France, Blu-ray)
  • The Skeleton Key (R0 USA, HD DVD)

Not a bad month as far as the quantity of HD content is concerned, although the quality has been rather mixed, to say the least.

 
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:59 PM
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | HD DVD
 

The Odessa File

DVD

Frederick Forsythe is probably best known, as a novelist, for The Day of the Jackal, which somehow manages to combine a painstaking level of attention to detail with an extremely gripping plot, resulting in the book being compulsive page-turner despite is extremely clinical style. The Odessa File, written a year later, retains The Day of the Jackal’s attention to detail, but for the most part of a more conventionally structured suspense thriller, focusing on an intrepid hero rather than a ruthless killer, and unfortunately suffering from a series of plot contrivances that The Day of the Jackal was able to avoid. Both books were, within the space of a few years, turned into films produced by John Woolf and written by Kenneth Ross, although this is where the crew similarities end.

In 1963, Hamburg journalist Peter Miller (Jon Voight) inherits the diary of a suicide victim who was formerly a prisoner at Riga concentration camp during the Second World War. The diary implicates the camp’s ruthless Commandant, Eduard Roschmann (Maximilian Schell), in a series of barbaric war crimes, and Miller decides to set about tracking the man down himself and bringing him to justice. Unfortunately, he finds himself up against something of a brick wall, given the German public’s apathy towards digging up this shameful past, as well as the high level of infiltration into the civil services by former Nazis, who naturally have a vested interest in preventing their old identities from being uncovered.

The film is largely a faithful adaptation of its source material, but it deviates in a few respects, some of which actually end up weakening it. The part of Miller’s stripper girlfriend Sigi (Mary Tamm), for example, is beefed up, but this only really amounts to more screen time for her rather than her actually affecting the narrative in any way. Likewise, a few plot elements are compressed to save time, while the subplot of a planned Egyptian offensive against Israel, involving the unleashing chemicals over its major cities, is relegated to a brief mention at the beginning and end. In effect, they might as well not have bothered including it at all - surprising, given that it was what gave the novel so much of its urgency. More damagingly, though, the film makes it clear almost from the get-go why Miller is so driven to track down Roschmann. In the novel, his motive is concealed among Forsythe’s trademark screeds of painstakingly detailed descriptions, and as such doesn’t draw attention to itself, but, in the film, this issue is lingered on to the extent that the audience will surely put two and two together immediately. The film’s depiction of the atrocities committed by the Nazis is also greatly toned down from the material in the novel, which probably explains the rather tame PG certificate.

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Furthermore, the climax is altered to make Miller more of a traditional action hero, succeeding in shooting Roschmann dead, whereas in the book Miller suffered a bump on the noggin, while Roschmann fled to South America (which was in fact what became of the real Eduard Roschmann).

As with The Day of the Jackal, the film adaptation constitutes a step down from its source. Unfortunately, the film, while engaging enough, is also not of the same standard as Fred Zinnemann’s The Day of the Jackal, which succeeded in adapting the novel’s clinical, detached narrative style to the screen. Ronald Neame’s The Odessa File is, like the book on which it is based, a more conventional affair and thus fails to distinguish itself from the crowd of war and post-war movie thrillers made at around the same time.

Overall, a 7/10 for the film. I don’t tend to give numerical ratings to books, but if I did, The Odessa File would probably be an 8/10.

 
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 2:57 PM
Categories: Books | Cinema | Reviews
 

DVD image comparison: Problem Child

DVD

I slept for eleven and a half hours last night. Clearly, I must have been rather tired: I tend to find that I ideally need about nine hours’ sleep per night, but since I started working, I’ve been tending to get less than seven (I need to get up at 7 AM, and, try as I might, I normally don’t get to sleep until after midnight). Needless to say, I’m now decidedly refreshed, so I’ve made good use of my new-found vigour and put together a new DVD image comparison, featuring the R1 USA and R2 UK editions of the undisputed masterpiece known as Problem Child. Be sure to check it out if you’re considering adding a copy of this treasured classic to your film library.

 
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 1:41 PM | Comments: 9 (view)
Categories: Cinema | DVD
 

So many promises to fulfill

Source: Mobius Home Video Forum

I must confess that I haven’t been particularly enamoured by David Cronenberg’s recent output. Spider, while technically as well-made as anything else the man has put his name on, left me rather cold, and even the acclaimed A History of Violence never really clicked for me. As such, I’ve been hoping for a long time that he would eventually go back to the body horror theme for which he made a name for himself prior to the beginning of this decade, and had hoped to see him eventually tackle Painkillers, which sounded like the return to his old stomping ground I’d been hoping for. With Painkillers seemingly as good as cancelled, though, I’ve set my sights on Eastern Promises, which seems set to continue Cronenberg’s leaning towards more mundane and realistic thriller territory. The cast - Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack - looks excellent, the usual team is in place… and the trailer, recently made available online, looks pretty decent. Given that I’m more of a Videodrome man than a Spider man, I can’t say I’m overly confident that I’ll enjoy it, but it looks sufficiently interesting for me to at least give it a look.

 
Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 7:53 PM | Comments: 1 (view)
Categories: Cinema
 

Freedom!

As of 4:30 PM this afternoon, I have officially been on holiday. I booked a week’s time off to coincide with my birthday (July 4th), and am looking forward to unwinding and recharging my batteries. Although my current job is pretty mundane most of the time and not at all taxing on the old grey matter, I’ve been feeling surprisingly run down over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully my time off will mean more news postings, more reviews, more DVD image comparisons… in short, more Whimsy.

 
Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 6:29 PM | Comments: 2 (view)
Categories: DVD | General
 

Y’all like HD clowns, doncha?

Blu-ray

Source: High-Def Digest

When Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects was released on Blu-ray last year, it was a pretty safe bet that its predecessor, the inferior but still enjoyable House of 1000 Corpses would be hot on its heels. Lions Gate has finally announced it with a release date of September 18th, more than a year later. Sporting a 1080p AVC transfer, PCM 7.1 (!!!) and Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio, plus all of the extras from the standard definition release, this is another definite upgrade for me, even if only for the opening pre-credits sequence. Yes, I think it’s that funny. “Fuck yo’ mama! Fuck yo’ sister! Fuck yo’ grandma! … And most of all, fuck you!” Delightful!

 
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 10:44 PM | Comments: 5 (view)
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD
 

High definition geology

Blu-ray

The French Blu-ray release of The Rock (or Rock, as it is simply titled in France) reached me today. As previously reported, it is indeed encoded for all regions (A, B, C), so I had no trouble playing it in my Japanese Playstation 3. It also includes all of the extras from the Criterion Collection release, barring the audio commentary - a shame, because it was a good one. I suspect that the commentary may be presented when this film eventually surfaces on Blu-ray in the US, given that the two Pirates of the Caribbean titles also had their commentaries dropped for their European releases, but were present on the American editions.

Anyway, you probably want to know about what really counts: the image quality. Well, the good news is that it’s a pretty nice-looking disc. I nearly had a heart attack when the opening Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Productions logo appeared, as it was so ill-defined that it looked like standard definition, but things picked up immediately after that. I suspect that the master used here is the same one from which Criterion sourced their standard definition transfer, which is a good thing in my book, because it is pleasingly unmangled, with only some light temporal noise reduction artefacts visible on occasions… and edge enhancement. Yes, the halos around high contrast edges are quite noticeable at times (look at the soldiers’ hats in the opening credits sequence, or the massive glow around Nicolas Cage as he stands against the sunset after Sean Connery leaves at the end), and, as with the Criterion, the footage during the opening and closing credits, plus any shot with location type, appears to have been taken from a softer source than the rest of the film.

Basically, this is a low- to mid-range 8/10 transfer in my book. Whereas the Criterion is in the upper echelon of standard definition DVDs, the master doesn’t quite cut the mustard as a contender against the best that the HD arena has to offer.

 
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 10:27 PM
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | Technology
 

Argento online

Long overdue, Dario Argento will finally get an official web site, as of July 7th 2007. As you can probably gather from the URL, www.darioargento.it will be an Italian language resource, and it’s unclear exactly what the content will comprise. In the meantime, the definitive Argento resource on the web is Dark Dreams, and, for English speakers at least, this is likely to remain the case even when the official site has been launched. I really hope it will give us some new material on Mother of Tears - like a high quality copy of the trailer.

 
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:12 PM
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento | Web
 

HD DVD review: The Skeleton Key

HD DVD
Universal’s HD DVD for The Skeleton Key constitutes a definite improvement on the standard definition release in terms of audio-visual quality, although it’s still far from the upper echelons of the format’s capability. Unless you enjoyed the film a great deal, or habitually rebuy all your standard definition titles in standard definition, there’s not a great deal here to justify shelling out for the same film twice, but if you don’t already own the DVD, this HD DVD is a fine place to start.

The Bayou goes high definition in The Skeleton Key, released on HD DVD by Universal with all of the content from the standard definition release intact. Descend into the swamps at DVD Times

 
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 11:17 PM
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews
 

Arrivederci Thailand, Ciao

DVD

It would appear that Thailand is the first country in which an English-friendly version of Michele Soavi’s (Dellamorte Dellamore) 2006 return to the big screen, Arrivederci Amore, Caio, has been released. Available at eThaiCD for a mere $11.50 US (and free shipping), it features Italian and Thai Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and English and Thai subtitles. Bonus features are limited to a trailer and photo gallery, but at that price, who’s complaining? No word yet on how the image quality measures up, but I’ve placed an order for it anyway. I wasn’t all that impressed with Soavi’s recent TV movie, Uno Bianca, and this new film seems to be along similar lines to it, but, given the excellence of Dellamorte Dellamore, and the high quality Stagefright, The Church and The Sect, I’m not about to pass on this talented director before seeing his latest effort. Hopefully this will arrive in time for my birthday.

Credit for this discovery goes to Benjamin C at DVD Maniacs.

DVD

I also ordered a copy of the R2 UK release of the 1974 adaptation of Frederick Forsythe’s The Odessa File, another steal - £4.99 at Play. I’m currently reading the original novel, and, while it’s not on the same level as The Day of the Jackal (and I have a feeling the same will be true of the film, despite sharing the same producer, John Woolf, and screenwriter, Kenneth Ross), it’s an incredibly gripping affair. I only have 50 pages or thereabouts to go, so I’m fairly sure I’ll have finished reading it before the DVD arrives - and a good thing too, as I don’t want my interpretation of the book to be clouded by the film adaptation.

 
Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 3:57 PM | Comments: 4 (view)
Categories: Cinema | DVD
 

Beauteous Blu-ray

Disney/Pixar

High-Def Digest is reporting that Sleeping Beauty is to see the light of day on Blu-ray in 2008, according to a press release from Disney. No specific release date of specifications have been given as of yet, but this is excellent news indeed, because there has been a complete dearth of 2D animation in high definition so far (the three Looney Tunes titles included with The Adventures of Robin Hood HD DVD being the only high-def cartoons I own). Sleeping Beauty isn’t my favourite Disney feature by a long shot, but I’m going to take what I can get at this stage. Let’s just hope that the likes of Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp and Lilo & Stitch (my personal preferences) aren’t too far off.

 
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 9:43 PM
Categories: Animation | Blu-ray | Cinema | HD DVD
 

High definition is rockin’!

Blu-ray

I was really looking forward to the release of The Rock on Blu-ray - not because it’s one of my favourite films (I certainly like it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s no classic), but because Criterion’s standard definition DVD was one of the best ever released, so I was eager to see how it would stack up in high definition. Unfortunately, Disney’s US wing recently indefinitely postponed both it and Pixar’s Cars, which were, let’s face it, two of my main reasons for ending my HD DVD exclusivity. Luckily, France has come to the rescue once again: both The Rock and Crimson Tide, another Jerry Bruckheimer explosionfest culled by Disney in the US, are currently available in the land of baguettes and fine wine, and I’ve ordered my copy of the former from Fnac. It’s also coming out in the UK on July 2nd, but, as you probably know by now, I’m not the sort of person who likes to wait. In any event, I want to be sure it arrives before my birthday (July 4th).

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the French release has been confirmed as region-free and with removable subtitles. Apparently it’s also “a little grainy”, which, in conjunction with a BD50 and an AVC encode, would seem to bode well as far as image quality is concerned. It also seems to have all of the extras from the European special edition, which, by my reckoning, means everything that was included on the Criterion - unless the poster is referring to a different continental special edition that I’m not aware of.

Oh yeah, and I’ve also pre-ordered the French HD DVD release of Hannibal, due out from Universal on August 1st, from Amazon.

 
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 9:24 PM | Comments: 4 (view)
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | HD DVD | Technology
 

I hate…

It seems I’m not the only one with a heartfelt loathing of trendy Internet buzzwords like “blog”, “netiquette” and “blogosphere”: as Yahoo reports, a survey recently undertaken by the group YouGov has compiled a list of words spawned by the web most likely to make users “wince, shudder or want to bang [their] head on the keyboard”. Top of the list is “folksonomy”, a word I must confess I wasn’t even aware of until this evening, while “blogosphere”, “blog” and “netiquette” came second, third and fourth respectively. I haven’t been able to find a full published list of the results, but I wonder if my personal bugbear, “netizen”, made the list.

 
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 9:14 PM
Categories: General | Web
 

Anchor Bay goes Blu

Starz

Source: High-Def Digest

Well, colour me surprised, excited and disappointed in equal measure? Starz Home Entertainment, the DVD company formerly known as Anchor Bay, have added their name to the still-small list of independents producing high definition content. The good news? We may soon get to see Dawn of the Dead (the original, not the remake), Halloween, The Evil Dead et al in HD. The bad news? They have tossed their hat exclusively into the Blu-ray ring (I was sure they would go with HD DVD, if anything), and their only announced release so far is the first season of Masters of Horror. Oh, and MGM is handling the distribution, which, given their track record with their own titles so far, is slightly worrying.

I must say I never thought the first Dario Argento title to get an HD release would be Jenifer. That’s just… wrong. Still, looking on the bright side, I’m now hopeful that those HD-mastered special editions of Tenebre and Phenomena will eventually emerge, on both DVD and Blu-ray. That’s what I’m hoping at any rate. Those, coupled with an HD DVD of Suspiria from The Weinstein Company, would put me in HD heaven. It’s just too bad so many of the other Argento films are owned by the HD-phobic Blue Underground.

 
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 5:57 PM
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | Dario Argento | Gialli | HD DVD
 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Episode 4: The Long Way Home, Part Four

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8

Written by Joss Whedon; Illustrated by Georges Jeanty

So the first “arc” of Buffy’s eighth season reaches its conclusion. Given the dramatically different nature of comics as a medium versus television, it’s difficult to say precisely how these issues would relate to an episode of the TV show, but, allowing for how much longer it takes for action to unfold in dramatic form versus on the page, I’d say that this four-part opening arc feels somewhat akin to a 90-minute two-parter like Bargaining (Season 6). By that I mean that a similar amount of ground has been covered: too much for these four issues to constitute a single episode, but not enough for each issue to operate as an episode in its own right.

In some respects, things have moved a lot faster than they ever did in the TV show. Already we’ve been introduced to three potential villains and a vast number of Slayerettes, seen Buffy sent into a deep sleep and then awakened by the kiss of true love Sleeping Beauty style, had Willow engage in a whiz-bang mid-air duel with Amy, be kidnapped and subjected to an array of horrific tortures (which for some reason leave her completely unscarred - thanks to her new post-Chosen powers, perhaps?), and a whole lot more besides. And yet, at the same time, I’m not all that convinced that a great deal has happened. We’ve had snatches of characterisation (I hesitate to call it character development at this stage), true, but it’s mostly been smoke and mirrors. With the change in medium, I get the impression that Whedon is intent in converting Buffy into more of an action superhero, devoting more time than ever before to the fight scenes. It doesn’t help that these fight scenes don’t always read very well on the page, with the staging at times making the action rather incomprehensible. Then again, I had exactly the same problems trying to follow the action in V for Vendetta, so perhaps it’s a problem with me rather than the artwork itself. Either way, I’m impressed by the way that Jeanty manages to capture the essence of Willow/Hannigan, Xander/Brendon and, some of the time, Buffy/Gellar in his artwork. Dawn, Amy and Andrew (who, mercifully, doesn’t appear in this issue) are a lot shakier, but it’s no mean feat to be able to take the likenesses of real people and translate them into fairly flat drawings while ensuring that they remain recognisable. That said, Jo Chen’s cover art is really on another level. (I wonder if the actors get royalties for the use of their images?)

Unfortunately, letting it all down for me is the fact that Whedon has, for some inexplicable reason, decided to bring back Warren, one of the worst villains in the history of the show - if not the worst. He’s not as annoying as Andrew, true, but his presence leaves a foul taste in the back of my throat, bringing back unpleasant memories of Seasons 6 and 7. At least, as a leering, skinless cadaver, he has become slightly more interesting, at least on a visual level.

Right now, I find myself at something of a crossroads. I can’t deny that I want to find out where this is all headed, but at the same time I have a sneaking suspicion that Whedon is making this up as he goes along (since the comics began production, the series has ballooned from a 22-episode season into a 50-plus issue epic), and, if this is true, I suspect that the end result will be as dramatically unsatisfying as the final two seasons of the TV show. I hope I’m proved wrong, but, at this stage in the game, I think that the fan-written continuation The Chosen has done a better job of capturing the tone of classic Buffy while taking the characters and their storylines in new and satisfying directions. Some will probably hold this opinion to be absolute heresy - after all, it’s Whedon’s baby and the comics are canon while The Chosen is not - but so sue me, Seasons 6 and 7 have severely diminished my opinion of the creator’s storytelling abilities, and Season 8, for far, has not done a great deal to allay this.

Oh yeah, and Ethan Rayne is dead. This being the Buffyverse, though, who wants to bet how long it will be before he gets resurrected as some sort of ghoulish otherworldly being?

5/10.

 
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 at 7:56 PM | Comments: 4 (view)
Categories: Books | Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Reviews | TV
 

HD DVD review: Mulholland Drive

HD DVD
Mulholland Drive arrives on HD DVD in a predictably no-frills package from Studio Canal, who seem to view high definition content and bonus features as an either-or situation. While the transfer is in many respects very strong, it is let down by overzealous noise reduction, and the audio pitch problem is yet another silly error that could easily have been avoided. A US release has been rumoured at some point in the next year, so it may be worth waiting to see if Universal is able to provide a better package.

The UK release may have been delayed indefinitely, but those on the mainland are already enjoying Mulholland Drive in high definition! I’ve reviewed the French HD DVD release of David Lynch’s quintessential fever dream.

 
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 6:51 PM | Comments: 2 (view)
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews
 

DVD review: Pan’s Labyrinth: Platinum Series

DVD
New Line have served Pan’s Labyrinth extremely well in terms of audio and bonus content, but as is usually the case the lacklustre image quality lets the side down.

I’ve reviewed the R1 Platinum Series edition of Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo Del Toro’s critically acclaimed and award-winning dark fairytale. New Line’s 2-disc set, features excellent audio and an impressive array of extras.

Review copy courtesy of CD-WOW.

 
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 6:48 PM
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Reviews
 

Oops!

Oops!

I somehow managed to drop my HD5 yesterday on my way home from work. The result: a fairly prominent dent and some rather nasty scratches on the back, which have surely devalued the thing’s resale value considerably. Luckily, it still works, and it’s a good thing it fell in the position it did, because if the dent had ended up on the other side, the battery would probably have ended up stuck inside the thing permanently (just like an iPod, hehe). Also, I’m pretty happy with it (great sound quality, decent disc capacity, actual buttons rather than a touch-pad), so I don’t foresee myself wanting to trade it in for another model any time soon, but I always hate when this sort of thing happens. Call me picky, but I like my hardware to look new and cared for, not like something I’ve been playing Frisbee with.

 
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 10:38 PM
Categories: Music
 

Have some cake

DVD DVD

My birthday is looming on the horizon - just over three weeks away, in fact, and I’ve set about deciding what sort of goodies I want. It’s been quite hard this year: somewhat unusually for me, there were no major purchases that I wanted to make (having already bought my new computer only recently). Eventually, I decided that DVDs never let me down when it comes to birthday fun, so I decided to order Seasons 6 and 7 of The Simpsons from DVD Pacific. Personally, I think that the last truly great season of that show was Season 5, but I was watching some episodes from Seasons 6 through 8 (or thereabouts) on Channel 4 recently, and came to the conclusion that there was still much to enjoy, even if the slide into mediocrity had already started. You may remember that, in 2005, I ended up with a review copy of the viciously mangled UK release of Season 6, which I promptly passed on to the first person that would take it off my hands, but I’m fairly confident that the US version won’t be affected by such heinous vandalism… and if it is, well, at least it won’t be a nasty NTSC to PAL standards conversion.

My only regret is that the Region 1 release of Season 6 is only available in that hideous plastic Homer head variant, with the mail-in replacement scheme for a standard cardboard version not being open to those outside North America (schadenfreudes).

Blu-ray HD DVD

Not letting the high definition side down, I also ordered Crank on Blu-ray and Black Snake Moan on HD DVD. I know next to nothing about either of these films, but surprises can be fun, if they turn out to be pleasant ones, and in any event, Crank sounds like it could be the new Shitty Movie™. If nothing else it should, as a digital-to-digital transfer, serve as useful demo material (we’re getting a bit sick of dragging out Corpse Bride every time).

Lego Café Corner

Oh, and because I like a challenge while I’m whiling away the days (I’ve booked a week’s holiday from work to coincide with my birthday), I decided to also order my first new Lego set since Christmas 2005: the recently released Café Corner. With 2,056 pieces and a recommended age bracket of 16 and over, this should hopefully occupy me for a good few hours while offering something slightly different from my collection of medieval castles and pirate ships. If nothing else, it should offer a bit of fun.

 
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 8:13 PM | Comments: 3 (view)
Categories: Animation | Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | General | HD DVD | TV
 

Mother of all picture galleries

Mother of Tears

A lavish gallery of promotional stills for Dario Argento’s upcoming Mother of Tears has appeared online at Italian movie site Occhi Sul Cinema. There are potentially some major spoilers, but if you don’t mind about that sort of thing, then it provides a rather interesting insight into just what we can expect from the final part in the Three Mothers trilogy. Obviously, as photographs taken on the set, these shots haven’t gone through the digital grading process to which the final film will be subjected, but I sincerely hope that we get more in the way of primary colours than what has been seen so far. I’m also slightly wary that the gore seems to adhere to the “squirt as much blood as we can” philosophy of Jenifer, Pelts and Non Ho Sonno rather than the more imaginative, lyrical violence of Suspiria and Inferno, but I will of course reserve judgement until I see the finished film.

If nothing else, it looks set to be an audacious and explosive finale. Will it be anything like the first two instalments in the trilogy? Probably not - we are, after all, talking about a gap of almost 30 years - but at least it looks as if we’ll be getting something more daring than Argento’s last few efforts (both film and TV).

By the way, a couple of shots from this gallery were removed shortly after being uploaded, but Dark Discussion member SilverSurfer had the foresight to save them, so they are now available here.

Update, June 16th, 2007 08:21 PM: The gallery appears to have been taken down, but some low resolution versions have been saved at GoreZone (scroll down to find them).

 
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 7:29 PM | Comments: 2 (view)
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento | TV
 
 

 
 
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