Thursday, November 29, 2007


THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD has gotten a dvd street date: February 5, 2008. Only a few months away! Very exciting news. This is the best film of 2007, and that's saying something considering all of the other great films that have been released this year. However, it appears as if this will be a bare bones release, no commentary or documentaries included. That sucks, and I hate that Warner Brothers will now force me to double-dip and buy this one and then the inevitable collector's edition down the road. But this film is worth owning in every single form of release. And love the cover art.
Also one of the best films of the year, Sidney Lumet's dark and engrossing crime thriller BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD will be available to own on March 4, 2008. Wish it was coming sooner. This riveting, Shakespearean morality tale is a pitch-black character study, with some amazingly intense performances from its great case: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, and Michael Shannon. Again, nice cover art.

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