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“I think you should call it Seb’s because no one will come to a place called Chicken on a Stick.”
The Golden Globe and Academy Award winning La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will be dancing its way onto Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company.
Soon, you can own the movie that The St. Louis Film Critics Association called “The Best Film of the Year!” The new La La Land DVD, Blu-ray and 4k release comes with all new special features, including this clip:
- Tom Stockman
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999) is a film whose memory has been all but condensed into a single image: a young Asian woman, soft-featured but wearing an unmistakably sinister side-long glance, holding up a syringe. This image was used for the film's promotional materials—posters, DVDs—and accompanied nearly every review and article written about the movie. Like the eyeball being prepped for slicing has for Un Chien Andalou, the image's ubiquity and the implications of the infamous scene have overshadowed the film itself. I gave real thought to using a different still for this article, but ultimately nothing else felt right. And would anyone even recognize it from another shot? For this edition of 10+ Years Later, I wanted to see if I could separate the film...
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Making it back to back years, team Borderline folks didn’t waste much time pushing the career of their protégé. After turning heads and churning stomachs with The Eyes of My Mother (our ★★★★ review), filmmaker Nicolas Pesce borrows from Takashi Miike’s Audition (seminal J Horror film) source material adapting Piercing alongside Mia Wasikowska and oft utilized Borderline Films creative collab Christoper Abbott.
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- Eric Lavallee
Takashi Miike will always be an interesting director for me. My gateway into his world was with Audition, but Ichi the Killer teased me into his world of the Yakuza and the Triad. Now with Arrow’s release of Black Society Trilogy we get to see a more controlled set of films, which still aren’t afraid to delve into some surreal Miike ultra violence.
Black Society Trilogy consists of Shinjuku Triad Society, Rainy Dog, and Ley Lines. Although seen as a trilogy, the only thing that actually connects the three are the themes of race, family, and the outsiders.
Shinjuku Triad Society is the tale of two brothers, a cop and a lawyer whose relationship is pulled apart during a war between the Triads and Yakuza. The cop, on the hunt for a killer also in the business of trafficking children’s organs fights to pull his brother out of the world, »
- Paul Metcalf
4 items from 2017
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