goodbye-dragon-cover.jpgEven putting aside the aforementioned rerelease of Donnie Darko, this is a sparklingly good week for indie-friendly DVD releases. Other films joining Richard Kelly's director's cut on the New Release wall include:

  • Tsai Ming-liang's Goodbye, Dragon Inn, a real-time, nearly-plotless love-letter to Dragon Inn, the 1968 film by King Hu that profoundly influenced Tsai Ming-Liang's career. The film sets up shop at a screening of the classic film at a movie house on its last night of operation, but eschews the self-important urgency of it's cousin The Last Picture Show for light, sly (but never slight) silent comedy. And it's sloooooooow, too. Highly recommended.

  • The Oscar-nominated young-Che biopic The Motorcycle Diaries stars hearthrob Gael Garcia Bernal as the future revolutionary, and Rodrigo de la Serna as Alberto Granado, his travelling companion on a bike trip through South America. Directed by Walter Salles, Jr, the film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival

  • Another Sundance graduate to make it big, Saw stars screenwriter Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes as two men who find themselves mysteriously chained to rusty pipes. Good thing there are a couple of hacksaws lieing around … or is it?

  • (Jean-Luc Godard + Jean-Pierre Gorin) x (Jane Fonda + Yves Montand) = Tout va Bien


Other new releases this week:
Last Life in The Universe
God is Brazilian
The Yes Men
and, my personal favorite,
Angel, Season Five

categories Cinematical