Blu-Ray Review – Raising Cain

Brian De Palma was pretty much burnt out after the catastrophic failure of his adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities. It was a seriously compromised film in every regard, from deviating from the original text to casting, despite its an inspired opening, which was one long steady-cam shot. After the debacle, De Palma returned to an idea he had … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Raising Cain

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Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Seven

It’s a remake of a remake—a reimagining of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai in the American West, this time with a more diverse cast in the original (which had been all-white, other than the part-Mongolian actor Yul Brynner). Denzel Washington steps into what was Yul Brynner’s role under a different name, having previously worked with Fuqua via … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Seven