Saturday, May 08, 2010

Saturday Nights are Right for Fighting

Cruised into the northside for The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) on the (kinda) big screen at Music Box Theatre. Sadly it screened in theater 2 (the smaller screen) when I was hoping to get a real big screen treatment. Nevertheless, the film is still as amazing as ever. Love this film even more upon this re-watch. Amusing that a young couple left around 30 minutes in grumbling about it being too violent. XD

Home late but not too late for excellent Howard Hawks western Red River (1948) featuring the great John Wayne and Monty Clift. This is a film that deserves a better treatment (Blu-Ray). Quite the non-conventional western yet really amazing character study.

Still awake I clicked on Sword of the Master a.k.a. Hurricane Sword (1969) via NWI. This is an okay Korean swordplay flick in the style of Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers. Story is of a blind girl with sword skills looking for revenge (sound familiar?). The edit available on Netflix is a cropped 4:3 that doesn't render well as characters are often left outside the cut. But the real problem is that action is filmed rather poorly as what are intended as some great swordplay don't translate. Have a feeling this is another one Tarantino borrowed from.
  • May New: 18
  • May Re-watch: 4
  • May Total: 22
  • 2010 TOTAL: 277

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