"Mandrake, have you ever seen a Commie drink a glass of water?"
Wow, the blog edit interface is really different after the Movable Type upgrade. So far, it looks very slick. Cool.
We watched the BD of "Slumdog Millionaire over the weekend. Really good film, a lot better than some prior Best Picture winners. The BD looked and sounded great, as I expect modern releases to. There's noting like a large high resolution image of the slums of India in all its grime. Really makes me respect the filmmakers for not over-sanitizing the movie. Just a nit to pick: what exactly was American about this movie? The only sign of America-ness was the financing...doesn't really count, IMO for Oscar eligibility. They should either just open the whole thing up or stick to the rules (not that this film wasn't deserving).
So, on to the batch of new titles for this week:
Bergman Island (2006)
Burn Notice: Season 2 Also on BD.
The Cell 2 (2008) Also on BD.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) A new 50th anniversary version, also on BD.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) A new BD release from restored elements. It supposedly looks fantastic. I'm definitely going to pick this one up.
Forbidden Games (1957)
Friday the 13th (2009) Also on BD.
Last Holiday (1950)
Richard III (1955)
The Seventh Seal (1957) Criterion reissues the classic on DVD and BD.
What Goes Up (2009)