Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Piece of Blood

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) was added to Netflix Watch Instantly. Considered catching it in the theater after hearing the good WOM out of Sundance. But couldn't work it out. Good to finally see this documentary about Joan Rivers and her early career. Crazy how different she looked before she became addicted to plastic surgery. Also interesting how she pushed her blue comedy as a woman. 7.7/10

Followed that with Umberto Lenzi's Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972), a pretty cool underrated giallo I hadn't seen. Another good atmosphere film with some hot women, staples of giallo. First half was much more striking than the finale but still a very fine film (when the disc played, it was in pretty bad shape). Plan to revisit again next year after viewing the interviews with Lenzi. 7/10
  • December New: 34
  • December Re-watch: 3
  • December Total: 37
  • 2010 TOTAL: 754

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