Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

DVD: “Women He’s Undressed,” “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” “Parched,” & More!

by Lawrence Ferber August 14, 2016

la-et-mn-mini-parched-review-20160613-snap

It’s a week of high art in home entertainment!

First two masters of cinema meet in the outstanding documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut, and then Oscar-winning Aussie costume designer Orry-Kelly gets a spotlight in Women He’s Undressed. Finally, girl power strikes a quartet of Indian women in Parched.

How about some details and trailers? Scroll down!

 

Women He’s Undressed

 

($24.95 DVD; Wolfe)

Aussie born Hollywood costume designer Orry George Kelly, aka Orry-Kelly, may be best known for Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress from Some Like It Hot – yes, the one that blows upward! Here, Aussie director Gillian Armstrong revisits his life, from birth in New South Wales to start in New York to Hollywood studios. Armstrong mixes up archival material, interviews with actors like Angela Lansbury and Jane Fonda and fellow designers, and fantastical reenactments. A chapter of gay Hollywood history to brush up with! Extras include a behind the scenes featurette.

 

Parched

($24.95 DVD; Wolfe)

Set in rural Gujarat, India, director Leena Yadav’s drama follows four women – Rani, a widow, teenage Janaki, Bijli, an exotic dancer, and spunky abused wife Lajjo – as they simultaneously begin to question their paternal society and place in it. Can these ladies come together one night and unleash the girl power within and tell the men what they want, what they really really want?

 

Hitchcock/Truffaut

(HBO)

Famously, and as documented in a book of the same title, directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut met in 1962 for over a week to discuss cinema. This documentary is a fusion of those talks and their respective techniques and works, including iconic titles like The Birds and 400 Blows, plus entertaining and insightful commentary from the many generations of filmmakers to follow, including David Fincher and Wes Anderson. A cinephiles’ delight, guaranteed to whet your appetite for a retrospective binge watch. Premiering on HBO!

 

 

ALSO OUT:

 

11-22-63-Box-Art-1-534x71711.22.63

 

A Hologram For The King

 

Halt & Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season

 

Supergirl: Season One




Lawrence Ferber
Lawrence Ferber

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Mike Yenni Responds To The Whole Sexting-With-A-Teen-Boy Scandal Then Promptly Goes Into Hiding

by Graham Gremore September 30, 2016

It’s been a rough day for Mike Yenni, the “happily married with one daughter” Republican from Louisiana who was just outed for allegedly having an affair with a 17-year-old Catholic school boy. According to local New Orleans news station WWL-TV, 40-year-old Yenni, the former mayor of Kenner, LA and current Jefferson Parish President, allegedly sexted with the teenager while he was [...]

Continue Reading →

Everyone Is Freaking Out About Solange’s New Album “A Seat At The Table”

by Derek de Koff September 30, 2016

Solange’s first offering since 2012’s EP True dropped today, and critics haven’t been stingy with superlatives when describing the rush of listening to the album. Related: Beyonce Speaks Out Against Anti-LGBT Law, Says “Y’all Means All” The Guardian calls A Seat at the Table “a stately, sprawling celebration of black identity” that displays an “artful, keening single-mindedness.” Mashable gushed that “her ethereal [...]

Continue Reading →

Teen’s Story About Hooking Up With Married Politician Sounds Awfully Like Mike Yenni

by Graham Gremore September 30, 2016

So we already told you about Mike Yenni, the conservative politician from Louisiana who was just outed for allegedly having an affair with an anonymous 17-year-old Catholic school boy/mall food court employee. Local Louisiana news station WWL-TV broke the story last night. Well, we think–emphasis on the word think–we’ve found the guy. His name is Alex Daigle and he’s 19 now, [...]

Continue Reading →