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  • DVD Review: Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

    Stieg Larsson fans know that the three Lisbeth Salander films released here last year also exist in a longer version aired as a TV miniseries in Europe. Now, in sync with the opening of David Fincher's American “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,”...
  • DVD Review: Get 'Hearts' on a shoestring

    One of the greatest home video developments in recent years has been a few studios' embracing of “manufactured on demand” DVDs — a way for film buffs to get their hands on favorites that have been deemed (rightly or wrongly) not likely...
  • DVD Review: In 'Tokyo Drifter,' Japanese stylist gets his high-def due

    Seijun Suzuki,born in 1923, made some 40 films as a contract director for Nikkatsu Studios between 1956 and 1967, none of which appear to have been released in the U.S. outside of Japanese-language theaters. At some point after his first 20 or 25 films,...
  • Technicolor plans to reduce staff

    Technicolor Inc. plans to lay off 50 employees at its relatively new Flower Street facility by Jan. 14, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs, filed with the California Employment Development Department, affect the 40,000-square-foot...
  • DVD Review: One of Stanley Kubrick's best gets better

    Stanley Kubrick's third feature was his first great film and remains to this day my favorite Kubrick movie (with the possible exception of “Dr. Strangelove”). It also captures the very essence of the film noir worldview, with only “...
  • Burbank sisters set sights on Oscar for 'First Grader'

    Burbank sisters set sights on Oscar for 'First Grader'
    When you are competing with the likes of Spielberg, Scorsese, Clooney and Brad Pitt for an Oscar, it can be tough to get any attention, but the producers of the film “The First Grader” had a surprising secret weapon for their film: two young...
  • DVD Review: 'Godzilla' restoration cleans up flaws

    DVD Review: 'Godzilla' restoration cleans up flaws
    It's been more than 55 years since Godzilla stomped and bellowed his way into American consciousness and iconhood in the form of “Godzilla, King of Monsters,” Terry O. Morse's English-language re-editing of Inoshiro Honda's 1954 “Gojiro....
  • DVD Review: Hitchcock trilogy

    As of a week ago, only three Hitchcock films were available on Blu-ray(“The Lady Vanishes,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”). But now that number has doubled, thanks to MGM's Blu-ray releases of “Rebecca,”...
  • DVD Review: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

    Another great black-and-white classic gets the Blu-ray treatment, and the visual difference between this and the older DVD release is pretty obvious. (The sound, however, is just adequate; maybe it couldn't be upgraded.) Billy Wilder's “The...
  • DVD Review: A comprehensible transfer with 'Attack the Block'

    DVD Review: A comprehensible transfer with 'Attack the Block'
    “Attack the Block” was one of last year's best films and more evidence that we may be living in a new Golden Age of genre films — what might very loosely be referred to as B movies. The story concerns a group of London gang members and...
  • DVD Review: 'La Jetée' and 'Sans Soleil'

    DVD Review: 'La Jetée' and 'Sans Soleil'
    Most of French director Chris Marker's films are documentaries (at least, of a sort), but he remains best known internationally for his beautiful 1962 “La Jetée,” a half-hour science-fiction film, whose technique reflects its central theme...
  • DVD review: 'Three Outlaw Samurai'

    DVD review: 'Three Outlaw Samurai'
    Despite occasional retrospectives at venues like (but not limited to) the American Cinematheque, Japanese director Hideo Gosha has never quite received the attention in the U.S. that he deserves. Now Criterion has issued his first feature on DVD and Blu-...