Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bertolucci




Christ, I don't know what to say about the passing of Bernardo Bertolucci.  The man was one of my great artistic heroes and I simply cannot imagine what my life would have been like without his films.  I've done so many of these rest in peace posts over the years (and some I couldn't do because they hurt too much like Burt Reynolds) but I just don't know what to say about this loss...no filmmaker reached Bertolucci's heights...none even came close.  

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Racy Reels From The Something Weird Vault: A Mac Ahlberg HD Double Feature


Out now from Pop Cinema, Film Media and Something Weird is Volume 3 of their series Racy Reels From The Something Weird Vault.  This collection sees the HD debut of two Mac Ahlberg titles, I, a Woman part 2 and The Daughter:  I, a Woman part 3.  The official sequels to the Ahlberg's groundbreaking 1965 original, that Radley Metzger's Audubon films turned into a stateside smash in 1965, I, a Woman part 2 and The Daughter:  I, a Woman part 3 are both presented in uncut English dubbed versions on these new DVD and Blu-ray sets.  These newly mastered versions both look and sound quite splendid despite some minor print damage throughout.   Ahlberg and Lars Karlsson's splendid colorful photography for Part 3, my personal favorite film from the series,  looks especially vibrant here.  For this release Pop Cinema have delivered some terrific extras including liner notes, and an audio commentary, by Tim Lucas as well as trailers and outtakes from part two.  A trailer can be viewed here and more information can be found over at Alternative Cinema.

-Jeremy Richey, 2018-

Saturday, November 24, 2018





"I realized I've spent all my life creating a past."

-Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018)-