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"Viva Riva!" Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 3:39 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

"Fast Five" Gets Blu-ray/DVD Release Date, Price; Pre-Order Starting Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 2:40 AM
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It's raked in over $600 million in worldwide box office since its April release. Nice chunk of change! You can guarantee that another one will be made.

Acclaimed Danny Glover Drama "The Harimaya Bridge" Gets DVD/Blu-ray Release Date + New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2011 2:27 AM
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We covered this film on the old S&A site, while it was still playing the festival circuit, and when it enjoyed a lengthy though limited theatrical run in 2010.

"Jumping The Broom" DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Bonus Details

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2011 5:30 AM
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Your reactions to the film were mixed - some enjoyed it, others didn't. C'est la vie... so it goes.

"Miracle At St Anna" Finally Getting UK Home Distribution

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 8:35 AM
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So... for some reason, Spike Lee's 2008 WWII drama, Miracle At St Anna is only just now getting a proper DVD release in the UK. Until now, folks across the pond have had to watch it illegally apparently.

"The Battle of Algiers" Getting Criterion Collection Blu-ray Treatment In August

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2011 9:25 AM
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November 1, 1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists began their successful 8-year rebellion against French rule, a period that’s realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo’s landmark 1966 film, The Battle Of Algiers – a film we’ve talked about previously on this blog, and strongly recommend you see NOW if you haven’t already! Netflix has it both on DVD (the Criterion Collection 3-disc set, which is loaded with very informative extra features), and as an instant streaming feature, just a few clicks away; Take your pick…
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