Tropa De Elite Review
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Women at the Sambodromo, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Review
Women at the Sambodromo, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Feature
Video, taken inside of Rio's Sambodromo. 1,000's of Beautiful women; the prettiest in the whole world. See why Carnival is never shown here in the US, on TV. The first 22 min, is taken from upstairs, the rest of the DVD is taken from Ground level. 2001 - 2005.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Blindness ( Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira ) ( L'aveuglement ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, Blu-Ray, Reg.B Import Review
Blindness ( Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira ) ( L'aveuglement ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, Blu-Ray, Reg.B Import Feature
Germany released, Blu-Ray/Region B : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player, or on standard US Blu-Ray player. You need multi-region Blu-Ray player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), German ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), German ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival,
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Black Orpheus ( Orfeu Negro ) ( Orphée noir ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import Review
Black Orpheus ( Orfeu Negro ) ( Orphée noir ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import Feature
Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Portuguese ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: From the moment it first appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 - where it won the Palme d'Or - it was clear Black Orpheus was a very special film.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards,
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu In-Action Vol. I Review
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu In-Action Vol. I Feature
See Grand Master Helio Gracie's historical battles against Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champions Kato and Kimura, which took place in the 1950's and the 1975 Team Gracie vs. Team Karate challenge, on tile floors, where Rorion, Relson, and the legendary Rolls Gracie were pitted against various karate black belts. Plus, Rorion in the first publicized NHB match in the US, where he fights a world-renowned Kickboxing champion, who asked to keep his identity unknown. It also includes many fights of Gracie Jiu-Jistu students as well as the grueling match between Rickson Gracie and the feared brawler "King Zulu". **********Bonus Footage****************The unedited footage of Helio Gracie's classic match with Kato. Also, see what is like a day with Helio Gracie at his ranch in Brazil. Plus, and the young gun Ralek Gracie in his first real fight! Approx. 80 minutes.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Adrift (2009) ( À Deriva ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import Review
Adrift (2009) ( À Deriva ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import Feature
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Portuguese ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A teenage girl steps over the line into adulthood during a summer abroad in this drama from writer and director Heitor Dhalia. Mathias (Vincent Cassel) is a successful French novelist who packs up his family, including wife Clarice (Debora Bloch) and fourteen-year-old daughter Filipa (Laura Neiva), for a few months of vacation at a beachfront house in Brazil. While their surroundings are idyllic, not everyone is happy, and Filipa is aware of the obvious tension between her bickering parents. The contentious relationship between Mathias and Clarice explodes when she learns that he's been unfaithful with the younger and sexier Angela (Camilla Belle). Filipa, who is all too aware of her growing attraction to the opposite sex, is at once disturbed and excited when she spies Mathias and Angela making love, and she decides to act on her desires for a handsome neighbor in his early twenties. A deriva (aka Adrift) was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Black Orpheus [VHS] Review
Black Orpheus [VHS] Feature
An Academy Award®-winning retelling of the Orphic legend in a modern day setting, Black Orpheus explodes with dance, music, and magnificent color photography. The tragic love between a streetcar conductor and a shy country girl unfolds against the madness of a carnival in Rio de Janeiro, with its intoxicating samba music, frenzied dancing, and colorful costumes.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed [Blu-ray] Review
Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed [Blu-ray] Feature
Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. Witness the roles that history, geography, culture, religion and the natural environment have played in shaping one of the most fascinating countries in the world. From a government worker who dreams of performing the samba at Carnaval, to a young man whose life is capoeira, to a river trader whose livelihood depends on the Amazon, and a maid determined to win the biggest amateur soccer tournament in the world, meet some of the individuals who personify the energy and intensity of this tropical South American paradise. Using the latest HD camera technology coupled with movie-caliber cinematography and effects, hear the stories of several Brazilians whose lives sum up the essence of Brazil and epitomize its people's natural habit of "seizing the moment. "
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Coffin Joe Trilogy Review
The Coffin Joe Trilogy Feature
Unholy undertaker, evil philosopher, denizen of dreams and hallucinations...Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape and talon-like fingernails, is a horror icon in his native Brazil. Revered as the national boogeyman, Coffin Joe has been immortalized in films, TV shows, radio programs, comic books and popular songs. He is the creation of writer-director-star Jose Mojica Marins whose perversely original and strangely personal filmmaking style has been compared to an unholy blend of Mario Bava, Luis Bunuel and Russ Meyer. Fantoma is proud to present new director approved editions of these three seminal tales of terror in a specially priced limited-edition boxed set.