Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Pirates of Carriedo

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures celebrates the life and films of one of the premier filmmakers of the last fifty years. Multiple interviews and rare footage piece together the director’s life from his childhood in New York to the completion of Eyes Wide Shut in March of 1999, a few days before his death. The films are covered chronologically, beginning with Day of the Fight (a short film about boxing made in 1950), with insight provided by technicians, actors, and producers. There’s also a great deal of praise from directors like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, and discussion from family members and colleagues about the myths surrounding Kubrick’s working habits.

Stanley Kubrick DVDs

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Shining (1980)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Lolita (1962)
Spartacus (1960)
Paths of Glory (1957)

Format: DVD5
Price: PhP 50.00 for each DVD or PhP 450.00 for all 11 Discs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Nanook of the North: Featured DVD

Nanook of the North (1922)

Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit) and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.

The film was shot near Inukjuak, on Hudson Bay in Arctic Quebec, Canada. Having worked as a prospector and explorer in Arctic Canada among the Inuit, Flaherty was familiar with his subjects and set out to document their lifestyle. Flaherty had shot film in the region prior to this period, but that footage was destroyed in a fire started when Flaherty dropped a cigarette onto the original camera negative (which was highly flammable nitrate stock). Flaherty therefore made Nanook of the North in its place. Funded by French fur company Revillon Freres, the film was shot from August 1920 to August 1921.

As the first nonfiction work of its scale, Nanook of the North was ground-breaking cinema. It captured an exotic culture in a distant location, rather than a facsimile of reality using actors and props on a studio set. Traditional Inuit methods of hunting, fishing, igloo-building, and other customs were shown with accuracy, and the compelling story of a man and his family struggling against nature met with great success in North America and abroad.

Format: DVD5
Year: 1922
Runtime: 79 minutes
Country: USA / France
Disc: 1
Price: PhP 60.00

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Love of Siam: Featured DVD

Rak haeng Siam (2007)

The Love of Siam (or Rak Hang Siam) is a 2007 Thai romantic-drama film, written and directed by Chukiat Sakweerakul. A multi-layered family drama, a controversial element of the story is a gay romance between two teenage boys.

Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late teens, the boys meet again. One of them is now the leader of an aspiring boy band whose managing assistant bears a striking resemblance to the lost sister. The boys must deal with their family and social lives and their feelings for each other.
Year: 2007
Runtime: 150 minutes
Country: Thailand
Disc: 1
Price: PhP 60.00