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DVD Tuesday: The Definitive Godfather

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Behold the beautiful darkness of Gordon Willis. | Photo courtesy of Paramount

While the new DVD set of The Godfather saga is a must-buy for any fan of the films, do yourself one better and head out to the Arclightand see it on the big screen, too. I guess Sex and the City was an okay movie for fans of the TV show, but I prefer this commentary on it. Leatherheads deserves some credit for trying to bring back the screwball comedy. Too bad it sucked beyond belief. Asia Argento is always worth watching. Same goes for Simon Pegg. Deception may have been the worst movie of the year. Poor, brilliant Michelle.

The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset
Sex and the City - The Movie (Special Edition)
Mother of Tears
Run, Fatboy, Run
Schoolhouse Rock: The Election Collection
Horatio Hornblower: Collector's Edition
The New Centurions

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Behold the beautiful darkness of Roger Deakins. | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Other than the director, the cinematographermay have the most critically important job on a film set which makes Cinematographer Style a definite pick-up for any cinephile. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as Vittorio Storaro, Roger Deakins and Gordon Willis it is a rich collection of insight and introspection. Trust me. Buy it. Now that he's Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. may never again make a failure as interesting as The Singing Detective. Who doesn't love Danish nudie flicks? Well, these guysdon't. But I sure as shit do!

Cinematographer Style
Billionaire Boys Club
The Singing Detective
Time Machine: The True Story of Che Guevara
History of the Joke with Lewis Black
Bloody Moon
What Black Men Think
Devil Hunter
Sex Education Double Feature: Sexual Freedom in Denmark / Sexual Liberty Now!