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Ricky Gervais' Buried "Cemetery" and Olga Kurylenko's "Assassin" New on DVD

17 August 2010 2:21 PM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

A look at what's new on DVD today:

"The Assassin Next Door" (2009)

Directed by Danny Lerner

Released by First Look Studios

Retitled since its premiere at last year's Toronto Film Festival as "Kirot," Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is the one handling the gun in this thriller about two women -- an assassin and a grocery clerk -- desperate to leave their lot in life who hatch a plan to improve their situation and decidedly won't do the same for the men who stand in their way.

"Black Orpheus" (1959)

Directed by Marcel Camus

Released by Criterion Collection

Marcel Camus' Palme d'Or-winning Brazilian-set retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurdice is reissued by Criterion Collection on Blu-ray and DVD with a completely new set of extras including the French documentary "Looking for 'Black Orpheus'" about the film's legacy and archival interviews with Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn.

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10 films that were rumoured to be ghost-directed

21 April 2010 9:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is the credited director of a film the one who's actually been calling the shots? Here are 10 films where that may not be the case...

It's not that uncommon for a director to take their name off a film, and to leave the moniker Alan Smithee or whatever the current equivalent is behind.

However, what's considerably rarer is when a film is released under the name of one director, but it's later revealed or rumoured that, actually, other hands were at work, either for a solid chunk or even the entirety of a production.

Granted, some of these stories that we're about to tell have little chance of ever being fully confirmed, but here are ten examples of where the helmer of a film has been called into question. They range from instances of the whole film being reportedly ghost-directed, to swathes on uncredited helming work being done.


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