“The Day of the Jackal” Review – 0:34
“3 Dead Trick or Treaters” Review – 6:07
“You Were Never Really Here” Review – 12:24
“VHS Voyage “They Bite “Review –18:36
“The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi” Pick a movie Review – 24:32
Pick a movie Drawing – 30:59
Q&A – 32:10
Question of the Week/Viewer’s Answers – 40:41
Update – 46:28
Podcast Version – https://shutupbrandon.podbean.com/e/mrparka%E2%80%99s-weekly-reviews-episode-71-audio-version/
"The Day of the Jackal" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
In 1971, Frederick Forsythe shot to bestseller status with his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal - taut, utterly plausible, almost documentarian in its realism and attention to detail. Two years later, director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) turned a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience. August 1962: the latest attempt on the life of French President Charles de Gaulle by the far-right paramilitary organization, the OAS, ends in chaos, with its architect-in-chief dead at the hands of a firing squad. Demoralized and on the verge of bankruptcy, the OAS leaders meet in secret to plan their next move. In a last desperate attempt to eliminate de Gaulle, they opt to employ the services of a hired assassin from outside the fold. Enter the Jackal (Edward Fox, Gandhi): charismatic, calculating, cold as ice. As the Jackal closes in on his target, a race against the clock ensues to identify and put a stop to a killer whose identity, whereabouts and modus operandi are completely unknown. Co-starring a plethora of talent from both sides of the Channel, including Michael Lonsdale (Munich), Derek Jacobi (The Odessa File) and Cyril Cusack (1984) and featuring striking cinematography by Jean Tournier (Moonraker), The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest political thrillers of all time.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New interview with Neil Sinyard, author of Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience
Two rare archival clips from the film set, including an interview with Fred Zinnemann
Original screenplay by Kenneth Ross (BD-ROM content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe and Sheldon Hall
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Day of the Jackal” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/day-of-the-jackal-the-blu-ray
"3 Dead Trick or Treaters" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Videonomicon)
A Halloween-set horror anthology that will leave you speechless!
Videonomicon asks you to take off your mask, pick up that candy, and get ready for a Halloween-themed horror anthology unlike anything you've seen before. After stumbling upon the graves of three murdered trick or treaters, a small town paperboy discovers a series of handwritten horror stories tacked to the children's headstones. Penned by a deranged pulp author driven mad by his craft, the stories chronicle grisly tales of Halloween rites, rituals, and traditions. Absent of dialogue and heavy on atmosphere, 3 DEAD TRICK OR TREATERS is an engrossing visual feast that turns the genre on its head and offers terror and suspense amongst the blood and candy corn! Hot off its success on the international film festival circuit and independent worldwide theatrical tour Videonomicon brings you this new horror hit in a limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo featuring a wealth of special features.
Video Interview with Director Torin Langen
Audio Commentary with Torin Langen
Audio Commentary with Torin Langen and Producer Eric Repke
Radio Interview with Composer Stephen Schooley and Torin Langen
Candle Flame Films – http://candleflamefilms.com/
“3 Dead Trick or Treaters” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/3-dead-trick-or-treaters-blu-ray-dvd
"You Were Never Really Here" Blu-Ray Review
A former Marine and ex-FBI agent, Joe has seen one too many crime scenes and known too much trauma, and not just in his professional life. Solitary and haunted, he prefers to be invisible. He doesn't allow himself friends or lovers and makes a living rescuing young girls from the deadly clutches of the sex trade. But when a high-ranking New York politician hires him to extricate his teenage daughter from a Manhattan brothel, Joe uncovers a web of corruption that even he may not be able to unravel. When the men on his trail take the only person left in the world who matters to him, he forsakes his pledge to do no harm. If anyone can kill his way to the truth, it's Joe.
“You Were Never Really Here” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Were-Never-Really-Here-Blu-ray/dp/B07D57L8J8/
The VHS Voyage: "They Bite" VHS Review (MTI Home Video)
THEY LIVE ... THEY SUCK ... THEY BITE
Aliens who've come to earth to spawn deep beneath the ocean begin terrorizing a Florida beach community. An ichthyologist and a young filmmaker team up to uncover the mystery of these monsters from the deep--before they strike again.
“They Bite” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/They-Bite-VHS-Donna-Frotscher/dp/630360806X/
Pick a Movie "The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi" Blu-Ray Review
HIS SWORD MADE HIM A HERO... HIS COURAGE MADE HIM A LEGEND.
Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatôichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatôichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.
“The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Zatoichi-Blu-ray-Beat-Takeshi/dp/B00ZPH4SLK/
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3. Summer of ‘84
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6. The Great Smokey Roadblock
7. Deep Rising
The Day of the Jackal – 1973 – Fred Zinnemann
3 Dead Trick or Treaters – 2016 – Torin Langen
You Were Never Really Here – 2017 – Lynne Ramsay
They Bite – 1996 – Brett Piper
The Blindswordsman: Zatoichi – 2003 – Takeshi Kitano