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DVD Talk reviews for Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Highly Recommended
8MM (Blu-ray)
by William Harrison


The newly recorded interviews with director Joel Schumacher on this Blu-ray reveal that most studios were afraid to make this movie. Producer and one-time Sony Pictures Entertainment chairwoman Amy Pascal found Hollywood rebel Schumacher the perfect fit for this seedy, boundary pushing material, and Columbia pictures allowed him to make this mid-budget, R-rated thriller with minimal studio interference. Workingman Nicolas Cage stars as private investigator Tom Welles, who is contacted by wealthy widow Mrs. Christian (Myra Carter) after she discovers an apparent snuff film among her late husband's possessions that appears to show a young woman being murdered. Welles's investigation takes him into the dark underground of illegal pornography, and Joaquin Phoenix proves an affable guide as porn-shop employee Max California. Entertaining and well shot, 8MM is a so...Read the entire review »

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