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Big Fat Gypsy Gangster – DVD Review

19 September 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Bulla (Ricky Grover) is a big fat gypsy gangster. He has just got out of prison after serving 16 years of a 10 year stretch (he got into some bother on the inside) and now he is seeking to re-establish his criminal empire. In tow is the crew of a Us documentary film maker, keen to see how Bulla gets on.

*****

The mock-documentary format is well-worn and has birthed many a mutated offspring. Straightforward examples like Spinal Tap, Best In Show and Drop Dead Gorgeous have led in recent years to more complex offerings like District 9, Catfish and I’m Still Here. In some ways, Bfgg bears closest resemblance to District 9, dropping as it does the mock-doc format on occasion, before abandoning it wholesale towards the end. That is where the comparisons do and must end though.

The central premise is strong enough and a big fat gypsy gangster seems »

- Dave Roper

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Alejandro Amenabar's "Tesis" Statement and More New on DVD

6 February 2011 12:56 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Tesis" (1996)

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Released by Widowmaker Films

Long out of print, "The Others" director Alejandro Amenabar's debut about a grad student's discovery of a snuff film is being remastered and rereleased by Widowmaker Films.

"Alice in Murderland" (2011)

Directed by Dennis Devine

Released by Brain Damage Films

A year after Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" scared the bejeezus out of kids in multiplexes everywhere, this horror take on Lewis Carroll's classic fairy tale aims to do so intentionally on DVD players around the country.

"America, America" (1963)

Directed by Elia Kazan

Released by Fox Home Entertainment

Elia Kazan's most personal film based on the story of his uncle's immigration to the United States from Turkey, where as a Greek his family is persecuted, was already released as part of last year's Kazan boxed set, but now will be »

- Stephen Saito

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