Here are reviews of DVD releases focusing on foreign and art-house films.

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The Missing Picture DVD

The Missing Picture DVD

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A gorgeous-looking documentary about a sordid story, The Missing Picture is now available on DVD and streaming (plus on Blu-Ray on the European market).  Making us experience a sordid life in a Pol Pot’s labor camps, this French/Cambodian documentary intertwines clay figures and archival footage to deliver a film that is both haunting and visually-stunning.  Unfortunately, as it is often the case for […]

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Despues De Lucia DVD

Despues De Lucia DVD

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The second feature from Mexican director Michel Franco is now available on DVD and streaming. This movie which was used as part of anti-bullying campaigns in Mexico centers on a teenage girl who gets relentlessly bullied by rich kids from her new school. This is a pretty bare edition, with just English and French subtitles with a 5.1 surround track. […]

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Dead Man’s Burden DVD

Dead Man’s Burden DVD

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Released in 2012, this little independent western is out on DVD and available for streaming. Extras are bare bone with just a trailer and a few deleted scenes. Own It, Watch it or Skip it? While Dead Man’s Burden was praised when showed at the LA Film Festival last year, the truth is that despite being a pretty solid work […]

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In Another Country DVD

In Another Country DVD

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South Korean director  Hong Sangsoo’s cheerful and most popular film to date In Another Country (read our review here) is now available on DVD and streaming formats (no Blu Ray edition in the US yet). It is presented with a pretty decent transfer, 5.1 surround (English, Korean) but, unfortunately, it doesn’t feature any extra. Own It, Watch it or Skip it? Because […]

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