The evolution of film hardly slowed down in 1922. In Russia, filmmaker Lev Kuleshov starting to experiment with a new editing technique called “montage”. The technique would be made popular by fellow Russian filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein in the upcoming years. Meanwhile in America, the first 3D feature film was shown to a paying audience. In Los Angeles, The Power of Love, which has since become a lost film, used red and green coloring and became the first film to use an early version of 3D glasses.
|How would you rank it amongst the best adventure movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #4981
|How would you rank it amongst the best romantic comedy films of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #11938
The latest from the newest “big thing” in romantic comedies: Amanda Seyfried.
|How would you rank it amongst the best psychological thriller films of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #9366
|How would you rank it amongst the best romantic movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #13209
Starring the always great Common, although I don’t for a second buy him as a professional basketball player. He’s nearly 40.
Here are this week’s new DVD, Blu-ray, and Netflix Instant Watch titles. Obviously, Thursday’s Avatar release is the highlight of the week but the overall slate of releases is strong as well. Select films will include their Flickchart global statistics (where available), as well as three direct links to rank the title against similar movies (one good, one average and one bad) to help nail down where the movie belongs on your chart.
Avatar – (Thursday, April 22 – Blu-Ray and DVD)
I broke a 32-month theater-free streak to see this one. Yeah, the tickets were free, but the effort of getting off the warm couch on a cold Midwestern Winter morning shows you the influence this one had on casual theater goers (I watch at least 2 movies a day, but usually from the comfort of my house). It’s a decent movie, but it’s going to be interesting to see how it plays on the small screen when you’ll focus more on the story than the visuals. You might want to exercise some caution buying this bare-bones disc, as a four-disc set is coming in November – although apparently there will be special codes in the box that will let you watch all the upcoming special features online over the coming months.