Tag: Ralph Nelson

Westerns as Contemporary War Parables: Chato’s Land (1972) + Soldier Blue (1970)

Westerns as Contemporary War Parables: Chato’s Land (1972) + Soldier Blue (1970)

June 14, 2016 | By

Reviews of two parables in which their makers starkly criticized the Vietnam War: Michael Winner’s Chato’s Land (1972) on Blu from Twilight Time, and Ralph Nelson’s Soldier Blue (1970) from Lionsgate.

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DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

June 14, 2016 | By

Soldier was reportedly advertised as a glaring anti-war statement / Vietnam War parable, and there are chunks of dialogue that slam the U.S. Government for being hypocritical in professing fairness, civility, and moderation while hate for another culture is swirling around like vicious dust devils. It’s also a film that’s known for a graphic finale that both earned it high box office revenues for executive produce / exploitationeer Joseph E. Levine and heavy criticism, making it a cult film whose core story became overshadowed by its mystique…

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Just Don’t Go There…

Just Don’t Go There…

January 11, 2012 | By

Just uploaded: reviews of Synapse Films’ snappy new Blu-ray of Frank Henenlotter’s classic Frankenhooker, and a similar themed Frankenstein riff, Ralph Nelson’s Embryo (1976).

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Just Don’t Go There…

Just Don’t Go There…

January 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded: reviews of Synapse Films’ snappy new Blu-ray of Frank Henenlotter’s classic Frankenhooker, and a similar themed Frankenstein riff, Ralph Nelson’s Embryo (1976).

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DVD: Embryo (1976)

DVD: Embryo (1976)

January 11, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Weak/ DVD Transfer: Wretched/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Diamond Entertainment/ Region: n/a / Released: January 1, 2003 Genre: Science-Fiction / Drama Synopsis: A widower uses his genetic smarts to rapidly grow an embryo into a woman, but loses all moral ground when he begins to […]

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DVD: Fate is the Hunter (1964)

DVD: Fate is the Hunter (1964)

June 20, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: May 13, 2014 Genre: Drama / Aviation Synopsis: An airline executive mounts his own investigation to vindicate the friend who piloted a doomed commercial plane. Special Features: 2014 Audio Commentary track with actress Nancy Kwan and producer Nick Redman […]

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