Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.
by Nigel M Smith
April 24, 2012 9:35 AM
0 Comments
  • |

Why 'Pariah' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

"Pariah" Focus Features

HERE the director shares a scene with Indiewire.

Extras: A lot of good stuff here. You'll find a featurette on Peagler's story, a Sundance Q&A, deleted scenes, film crew bios and info about Debbie's campaign, a nonprofit project to help prevent domestic violence and wrongful incarceration.


#4. "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (The TV Miniseries)

Before Gary Oldman came along to net his first Academy Award nomination for his brilliant turn as George Smiley, an espionage veteran who comes out of retirement to help uncover a Soviet mole in MI6’s ranks in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"; Alec Guiness won a BAFTA TV Award for playing the same role in the acclaimed 1980 BBC miniseries adaptation of John le Carre's spy novel. If you're a fan of Tomas Alfredson's film, you'll no doubt want to see this sterling take that provides a easier-to-follow narrative, thanks to its expanded running time.

Extras: Fans of the show will be delighted. Included are some deleted scenes; an interview with John le Carre; production notes; a most helpful glossary of main characters and terms; and an interview with director John Irvin ("The Dogs of War").


#5. "Cinema Verite"

If you think our culture's fixation with reality TV is a relatively new fad, the HBO film "Cinema Verite" will change your tune. The film, starring James Gandolfini, Diane Lane and Tim Robbins, offers a fictionalized behind-the-scenes look at the making of "An American Family," the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary series that documented the inner-workings of a middle-class family, warts and all.

Extras: Included is the making-of featurette "The Making of Cinema Verite," along with an informative audio commentary from directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor") and Lane.

Here's a clip from the film, exclusive to Indiewire:

0 Comments