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DVD Picks for August 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Zardoz (1974) Of all the dystopian sci-fi flicks out there from Metropolis to Snowpiercer (see review this issue), none is more unique or more bizarre than British director John Boorman’s 1974 opus Zardoz. Back in the day it was what was known as a “head trip”. The film is set in the …

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DVD Picks for July 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Judex (1963) If you’re in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, look no further than this brand new Criterion release of the 1963 French thriller Judex. Director Georges Franju made the poetic horror film Eyes Without a Face (1959) about an obsessed plastic surgeon trying to repair his …

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DVD Picks for June 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) While I was watching The Railway Man (see my review this issue), I was struck by how similar it was to a Japanese-English film that I had seen a number of years ago. That movie was Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence from 1983 and it starred Tom Conti …

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DVD Picks for May 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Wake Wood (2011) Well now that the new Hammer’s latest opus The Quiet Ones is in the theaters and is not as good as its predecessors (see my review this issue), you should check out the least known of their previous four movies and that is Wake Wood. Everything that is missing …

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Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company – Movieline (828) 254-1281,

Beaucatcher Cinemas (Asheville) – Movieline (828) 298-1234

Biltmore Grande – 1-800-FANDANGO #4010,

Carmike 10 (Asheville) – Movieline (828) 298-4452,

Carolina Cinemas – (828) 274-9500,

Cinebarre (Asheville) –

The Falls Theatre (Brevard) – Movieline (828) 883-2200

Fine Arts Theatre (Asheville) – Movieline (828) 232-1536,

Flat Rock Theatre (Flat Rock) – Movieline (828) 697-2463,

Four Seasons (Hendersonville) – Movieline (828) 693-8989

Smoky Mountain Cinema (Waynesville) – Movieline (828) 452-9091