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by Nigel M Smith
August 14, 2012 10:35 AM
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Why 'The Raid' Tops Indiewire's 6 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

#5. "Les Vampires"

If you have more than six hours to spare, you could do worse than watch ten episodes of Loui Feuidalle's masterful black-and-white serial "Les Vampires," debuting on Blu-ray today for the first time ever via Kino Classics. The classic serial follows journalist Philippe Guerande's efforts to expose a vast criminal organization known as the Vampires. Most evasive of all is the Vampire's muse, a seductive assassin that goes by the name of Irma Vep.

Extras: None. But at more than six-and-a-half hours, this set should more than satisfy.

#6. "Korczak"

Considered by many (including Steven Spielberg) to be one of the most important European films about the Holocaust, "Korczak," directed by Academy Award winner Andrzej Wajda ("Katyn") and written by Agnieszka Holland ("In Darkness"), gets the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Kino Classics, 22 years after it opened in theaters. The stunningly shot black-and-white drama tells the story of Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak, who refused to abandon the kids from his Warsaw orphanage, even as they were sent to the gas chambers of Treblinka.

Extras: Trailer and a stills gallery.

1 Comment

  • Corbyn | August 15, 2012 11:36 PMReply

    I saw the previews for The Raid and I have to say it’s very intriguing. It’s a man’s movie; it’s non-stop action and a angry, riveting plot. The fighting sequences in this movie look ridiculous! tried to reserve the movie at my local kiosk but it’s not available because they’ve all been rented. It kind of makes me wonder how many copies are in one machine. So a Dish co-worker suggested trying Blockbuster @ Home which delivers the movies straight to my door. Blockbuster even allowed me to reserve a copy! How awesome is that? It cuts the unneeded trips to the kiosk and saves me some gas too. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed by this movie and I’m looking forward to kicking back and relaxing this weekend. Kill List sounds like it will be an interesting movie. I find that genre mash-ups appeal to me and I’m sure this one won’t be any different. I love movies that keep me guessing, on the edge of my seat, anticipating the next scene. I think I might just have a guy’s movie night and see if we all like it as much as I think we will.