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Audrey Hepburn, version Funny Face Centennial Collection,
waits for someone to spin her right round,
like a record baby right round round round.

Appaloosa - A melancholy Viggo Mortensen and tightly-wound Ed Harris (who also directed) are a couple of "cleaners" - lawmen for hire - who take up duties at a tiny mining town someplace in the Four Corners after the shifty Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) brutally dispatches the original sheriff and deputies. Naturally, Viggo and Ed are too good at what they do to maintain relationships with anyone save each other; naturally, there is a woman (Renee Zellweger) who threatens this long-term relationship as well as their short-term attempts to arrest Bragg (who is rumored to think he can shoot whomever he likes out in the western territories because he once met President Chester Arthur). Harris' film is a solid, "actorly" movie, though fans of the genre should note Appaloosa is less a Western than a melodrama with a Western backdrop. Also stars Lance Henriksen and Timothy Spall.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Centennial Collection)
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Choose Connor
Father of the Kamikaze
The Free Will
Funny Face (Centennial Collection)
My Best Friend’s Girl
My Bloody Valentine
The Order of Myths
Roberto Rossellini’s History Films: Renaissance and Enlightenment (Eclipse Series 14 includes: Blaise Pascal, The Age of the Medici, Cartesius)
Swing Vote
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (Criterion Collection directed by Roberto Rossellini)
Taxi Blues
Tokyo Gore Police - If you take the 'new flesh' theme from Videodrome, along with the privatized police force sub-plot from Robocop and edit them around a continual discharge of arterial spray, you pretty much have Tokyo Gore Police. Financed by the state-side dvd company Tokyo Shock and made primarily for the western market, Tokyo Gore Police is a decent entry in the Japanese Cyberpunk sub-genre with some good over-the-top visuals and a healthy streak of sarcasm. I was hoping that the film would be a great combination of Nightmare Detective-like atmosphere aided by Meatball Machine-style gore effects but it never quite hits that sweet spot. I would recommend this more as a rental than a buy, but I have to say I liked it significantly more than the previous Tokyo Shock produced camp-fest, The Machine Girl.

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