Monday Blu(e)s And DVD

It’s a very quiet week for home video, with only a handful of discs of any real note, and even those are firmly in the realm of curiosity as opposed to must owns. 

Disc Of The Week

Hara-Kiri – Death Of A Samurai – Takashi Miike earned back our attention following last years outstanding 13 Assassins, so it’s a real shame that his latest effort, a remake of the legendary 1962 Masaki Kobayashi film has essentially gone straight-to-video. To make matters worse, Hara-Kiri is the directors first work to be shot in 3D too, and very good is his use of the medium too, according to reports from those who have seen it.

 

More American Graffiti – The first George Lucas film to be spun off in to a franchise wasn’t set in “A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away” but instead in the appropriately named Modesto, California. More American Graffiti spans three years and multiple story lines catching up with some of the characters at the heart of American Graffiti, and while it might not reach the dizzy heights of coming-of-agedom that its predecessor does, More American Graffiti isn’t quite as bad as its reputation suggests.

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  1. Hm…Didn’t know that Hara Kiri was even being remade, let alone recently released…
    I’ll stick with the original
    As for More American Graffiti, it certainly makes a case for a movie that doesn’t need a sequel, but you’re right, it’s not as bad as it seems. I was never a huge fan of the original

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