Universal Pictures Announces ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Home Release Date

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The latest installment in the hit Fast & Furious franchise is racing to home release.

Fate of the Furious will be released Tuesday, July 11 on DVD, Blu-ray and 4KUltra HD Combo pack.  It will be preceded by a digital HD release on Tuesday, June 27. Audiences can see the movie’s trailer online now here.

Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Jason Staham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, the movie follows Dom, Letty, Mia, Brian and the rest of their friends as they embark on one more globe-trotting, action-filled adventure.  This time, the threat that the elite driving corps faces comes from a deranged anarchist bent on bringing total chaos to the world.

The movie’s upcoming home release on DVD and Blu-ray includes a digital director’s cut and more than an hour of bonus content including a behind-the-scenes look at the stunts used throughout the movie, audio commentary with director F. Gary Gray and extended fight scenes.  The movie’s Blu-ray release will feature its own bonus material that will be exclusive to that platform.

The full listing of the movie’s bonuses is noted below.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:

  • The Cuban Spirit –As the first major studio motion picture to shoot in Cuba in decades, the country’s effusive spirit permeates the making of the film.
  • In the Family –In The Fate of the Furious, family ties are put to the ultimate test. Get an inside look at the family divide.
  • Car Culture –It’s time to put yourself in the driver’s seat of the supercharged vehicles showcased in The Fate of the Furious.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY and DVD:

  • All About the Stunts –Go behind the scenes to witness how The Fate of the Furiousaccomplished the most epic stunts in franchise history.
  • Extended Fight Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director F. Gary Gray

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS  EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT
Director F. Gary Gray’s never-before-seen extended cut and the Theatrical release are available on all physical products (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD) that will include digital codes for both versions.  Also available on digital platforms.

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Shout! Factory To Re-Issue Two Classic Comedies Next Month

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Shout! Factory is set to re-issue a pair of classic comedies on Blu-ray next month.

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie is scheduled to be released Tuesday, June 13. In the second of the famed comic duo’s big screen offerings, Cheech has to deal with an angry neighbor all while dealing with losing his job.  He also meets an attractive young woman with whom he hopes to have some fun.

Tommy doesn’t miss out on the fun.  This time out, he meets  Cheech’s cousin ( played by Cheech Marin) and the pair ends up making its way around Hollywood, getting in plenty of trouble along the way.  There are mishaps at a music store, a brothel, a comedy club and many other places that will leave audiences in stitches.

The dual-pronged story presented in Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie is not its only key elements. Guest appearances by Edie McClurg, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, John “Jambi” Paragon, Phil Hartman and a very young Paul Reubens add to the movie’s interest.

As if that is not enough, the movie also boasts a new interview with star Cheech Marin as bonus content.  An original theatrical trailer for the movie is also included with radio spots as additional bonus content.

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie will retail for MSRP of $27.99 but can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store for $22.99.

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The second of the classic comedies set to be re-issued by Shout! Factory next month is Car Wash.  Richard Pryor leads an outstanding cast that plays the staff and customers of a Los Angeles car wash in this flick.

In this laugh riot comedy, audiences  are treated to the life in the day of a car wash in Los Angeles.  There is an attempted robbery, a chase with a man believed to be the “pop bottle bomber” and even an appearance by Pryor’s money hungry preacher “Wonder-Man,” who was based on a real life televangelist.  The movie is believed by some to be the forebear to Ice Cube’s Friday and Barbershop.

Car Wash will retail for MSRP of $27.99 but can be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $22.99 via Shout! Factory’s online store.

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Fozzy Debuts New Video Ahead Of Tour’s Launch

Fozzy is giving audiences their first taste of its next album.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Judas’ today, which is taken from its next album, whose release date has not yet been announced.  The video features the band performing its new single as it stands surrounded by stacks of amplifiers.  It also boasts a certain element of humor with “stage hands” blatantly holding fans in front of the band to mimic wind while a pair of women stand in the background swinging lights around who eventually move to the fore to dance to the song.

The song itself is a heavy, guitar-driven work that is certain to impress any longtime Fozzy fan.  The lead single and title track from the band’s upcoming seventh full-length studio recording, it will also serve as the theme song for World Wrestling Entertainment’s upcoming NXTTakeover: Chicago pay-per-view on May 20th.  Audiences can experience the song and video online now here.

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Fozzy front man and WWE superstar Chris Jericho discussed the video in a recent interview, explaining how the video came to be.

“For such a dark and sexy song like ‘Judas’ we wanted a dark and sexy video to match..and and we got that and more,” Jericho said.  “In one take we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, how chicks, a man on fire and a great rock n roll band, all I none tasty video morsel.  What more could you want…a giant rabbit holding balloons?  Oh yeah, we’ve got that, too.”

The band’s new song and video are just two of its efforts to promote its new album.  In anticipation of the album’s eventual release, the band will launch its “Judas Rising Tour” beginning Friday, May 5 in Virginia Beach, VA.

The nearly two-month-long tour includes performances at the annual Carolina Rebellion Festival on May 7, River City Rockfest on May 27 and many other dates.  The tour’s full schedule is noted below.  Sons of Texas will serve as support on select dates.

Courtesy: Century Media Records

FOZZY – “Judas Rising” Tour (U.S. Dates)

May 5th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luau*
May 6th – Canton, GA @ The Revival**
May 7th – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion*
May 9th – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
May 10th – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
May 11th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 12th – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
May 13th – Dubuque, IA @ Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion*
May 16th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 18th – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North Music Venue
May 19th – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
May 20th – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
May 24th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
May 25th – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 26th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma*
May 27th – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest*
May 28th – Dallas, TX @ BFD Festival*
June 24th – Auburn, WA @ Pain In The Grass*

* – Fozzy Only
** – No Sons of Texas

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IFC Films Bringing New Romantic Dramedy To Audiences Next Month

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IFC Films has a new romantic dramedy on the way this spring.

Between Us will be released exclusively on DVD on Tuesday, May 16. The movie made its original limited theatrical release on January 6, 2017 and stars Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Superstore, Cloverfield) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Dredd, No Strings Attached) as thirtysomethings Henry and Diane in the story’s lead roles.

After dating for six years, the couple’s relationship is put to the test when both meet someone else on one fateful night.  The results of those chance meetings could have lifelong impacts on all involved.

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Acting, Production Save ‘Monster Trucks’ From Being A Monster Failure

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Paramount and Nickelodeon’s latest effort at a family friendly action flick, Monster Trucks is a work that while not a monster failure, is anything but a monster success.  Originally released in theaters this past January, it was just recently released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 11.  It fails to run on all eight cylinders in part because of its story, which suffers from some major writing issues.  While the story does suffer from some undeniable issues, it isn’t a total loss.  That is thanks to the work of the movie’s cast.  This will be discussed later.  The movie’s balance of special effects and live action elements is another notable element worth discussing.  Together with the work of the movie’s cast (which clearly is not a group of teenagers, save perhaps for one cast member), the two elements are just enough to keep Monster Trucks’ engine running, albeit not on all cylinders.

Paramount and Nickelodeon Films’ new high-octane family action flick Monster Trucks is an entertaining watch.  However, it is a movie that clearly does not run on all eight cylinders.  That is due in large part to a story that is marred by a plot hole *ahem* large enough to drive a truck through and a story that is anything but original in its setup.  The plot follows high school student Tripp as he fights to save a friendly mutant half shark/half octopus from the clutches of an evil oil drilling company and get it back home.  The problem with this story is that he does this while driving a late-model truck that normally would be a gas guzzler.  The movie’s defenders might try to argue that putting the creature in place of the truck’s engine was a subtle way to argue in favor of alternative energy.  Odds are though, that the movie’s writing team did not exactly have that message in mind when they came up with the movie’s script.  Odds are they didn’t even begin to think about this plot hole at all and just thought it would make for a good way to bring in young audiences because it had monsters and trucks.  That is just one of the problems from which this movie’s story suffers.  It also suffers from a setup that is anything but original.

The setup for this movie’s story sees a young person (or at least what is supposed to be a young person—obviously played by someone who is not a teenager in this case) saving a harmless creature from an evil heartless corporation.  In case that doesn’t sound familiar to anyone out there, similar story lines have been put forth in E.T., Free Willy, Pete’s Dragon, Super 8, and so many other movies.  Given the plots are not mirror images.  They are close enough though, that the comparisons are undeniable.  Considering this and the problem posed by the movie’s massive plot hole, the movie’s story is a major problem for its overall presentation.  Even with the problems posed by its plot hole and its setup, the movie is not a total loss.  It just takes a big hit.  The work of the movie’s cast is a saving grace in examining its overall presentation.

Monster Trucks’ cast is obviously supposed to be made up of characters who are teenagers.  However, it is clear in watching this movie that save for maybe one of the supporting cast, none of the other young cast members are teenagers.  On the surface that seems like a bad thing.  However on a deeper level, it may account for why each cast member’s performance is, while slightly over-the-top, at least entertaining to a point.  None of the performances necessarily pulls audiences into the movie or is award-winning by any means.  It is however entertaining enough that collectively, it is just enough to keep audiences watching through to the movie’s finale.  Case in point, lead star Lucas Till’s interaction with his CG-rendered co-star.  Till is to be applauded for the exemplary job he does of imagining the shark/octopus hybrid is actually in the scene alongside him.  That is exhibited in happier and more high-energy moments.  Co-star Thomas Lennon (Reno 9-1-1, Night at the Museum 1 & 2) is just as entertaining when he is on camera as geologist Jim Dowd.  Audiences will find themselves rooting for Dowd thanks to Lennon’s performance of the reluctant oil company employee who turns out to not be so bad (not to give away too much).  Lennon shows through each moment on camera that he understands Dowd is a supporting character and still makes the most of each moment without taking over said scenes.  His is just one more way in which the cast’s performance proves to be so important to the movie’s overall presentation.  If not for their work (and that of the rest of the cast), the movie’s plot hole and equally problematic setup would be unbearable and would otherwise not make the movie worth watching even for five minutes.  The cast’s work on camera, while important is not the movie’s only important element.  The balance of the movie’s special effects and live action elements rounds out its most important elements.

The balance of live action and computer generated effects used throughout Monster Trucks is the last of its most important elements.  As with the work of the movie’s cast, the lack of this element would make the movie’s story even more unbearable, and in turn, the movie overall even less worth the watch.  The CG is limited to Tripp’s subterranean pal and its family (or at least they seem like family) members.  Audiences will be impressed by this minimalism and the effect of said minimalism on the movie’s look.  In a weird way that expert balance actually serves to add to audiences’ ability to suspend their disbelief.  That leads to even more ease in watching the movie.  When the work put into making the movie look believable is set alongside the work of the movie’s cast, the two elements do just enough to keep the movie’s batteries charged along with those of its audiences.  Keeping that in mind, Monster Trucks proves to be an entertaining watch even though it proves to be a movie on which hopefully future models will improve.

Nickelodeon and Paramount’s high-speed family flick Monster Trucks is a work that would benefit greatly from a tune-up.  That is the case even taking into consideration the positives of the cast’s work and that of those responsible for balancing its CG and live action elements.  The movie’s story keeps it from running on all eight cylinders.  That is because of its massive plot hole and the unoriginal setup exhibited in its setup.  Even with the problems posed through its negatives, its positives are, thankfully, just enough to keep its batteries (and audiences’ batteries) charged from start to finish.  In other words, it proves to be another movie that is fun but ultimately forgettable.  More information on Monster Trucks is available online now at:

 

 

 

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‘Rogue One’ Shows Star Wars Fans Should Be Concerned About Franchise’s Direction Under Disney

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Disney and Lucasfilm’s latest dive into the Star Wars universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is not the worst of the franchise’s efforts to be released to date.  At the same time, it is hardly the franchise’s best effort, too.  That is because the movie, which had been so highly anticipated by audiences and critics alike, has proven to have more problems than positives.  The problems in question begin with story at the center of the movie.  This will be discussed shortly.  While the movie’s story poses some problems that cannot be ignored, the movie is not a total loss.  The movie’s stylistic approach is deserving of at least some applause.  Next to the movie’s soundtrack, led by legendary composer John Williams, it is the movie’s only other saving grace.  Keeping this in mind, one more key critical point must be addressed here in the form of the movie’s pacing.  This will be discussed later.  Each element is important in its own right to the movie’s overall presentation.  All things considered, they make Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reason for any true Star Wars devotee to be concerned about Disney’s direction with this franchise.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was touted by many as the franchise’s best entry to date.  Sadly though, a thorough investigation of the movie’s overall presentation reveals it in fact has just as many problems as positives.  The most obvious of the problems presented within this movie is its story.  More specifically speaking, the story’s setup is its real problem.  The story’s setup focuses on a young female with a checkered past leading a group of rebels to find the plans to the Death Star.  Along the way, an Imperial pilot turned…well…rogue (enhancing the movie’s title even more) helps Jyn and company in their efforts.  If that sounds familiar at all to anyone, it should.  A very similar plot was used for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ story.  Given the female lead’s circumstances are different in the two stories as are the overall stories.  That does serve to save this movie’s story albeit only slightly.  However, there is no getting around the blatant similarities in the movies’ setups.  Taking that into consideration one can’t help but see there is clearly a lack of effort in regards to the story’s setup; a lack of effort that so many audiences apparently refuse to see.

The setup that is used in Rogue One’s story is an item that cannot be ignored in examining this movie’s overall presentation.  That is especially the case since the movies’ writing teams were separate from one another.  While the story’s setup is clearly a problematic issue, the movie is not a total loss.  The movie’s stylistic approach is deserving of its own share of applause.  That is because it exhibits an obvious (and applause worthy) attempt to throw back to the stylistic approach of the franchise’s original trilogy. From the costumes to the scene transitions, it is clear that those behind the lens wanted to pay tribute to the original trilogy and those who grew up with those movies.  That is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that makes the movie’s stylistic approach so impressive.  The final climactic battle scenes throw back to the franchise’s originally movies in their own right, too.  That is exhibited as the X-Wings fly around the imperial attach vehicles and take them out and as the rebels on the ground fight imperial troops on foot.  Of course some of the scene’s bigger, over-the-top moments throw back to similar scenes from so many WWII-era flicks.  This takes away from the moment’s seriousness to a certain point.  That, however, is a minor issue at most.  Overall, the stylistic approach taken to this Star Wars story must be applauded. It shows an effort to bring back the look and feel of the franchise’s original installments while also pointing toward the franchise’s future.  Hopefully that balance (which was visibly missing from The Force Awakens) will be more visible in the franchise’s next effort.

The stylistic approach of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the movie’s one saving grace.  It shows a valid attempt to pay homage to the Star Wars franchise’s past and fans while also pointing to the franchise’s future.  It does so in a balanced fashion, too.  Sadly though, it is the only element that makes sitting through this 2-hour, 5-minute movie worth the effort.  Speaking of the movie’s run time, that run time feels far longer than it actually is.  That is due to the pacing established in the movie’s story.  As noted, the movie runs just over two hours.  The majority of that time—about 1 hour, 20-minutes—is spent building up to the eventual attack on the imperial facility containing the death star plans.  On the positive side, it doesn’t waste too much of that time setting up Jyn’s story.  It just spends most of that time sending her here, there and everywhere as she tries to find out her father’s message and then convince the rebels to go after the plans.  Things move just as slowly as ever in the story’s final act after Jyn convinces Cassian and company to join the cause.  Jyn and Cassian’s attempt to reach the plans, and the outcome thereof, seems to drag on almost endlessly especially as the battle outside the facility rages.  Even after Jyn and Cassian finally get the plans (the climax), things don’t pick up much, leaving observant audiences scratching their heads, wondering when and if the story will finally end.  It was as if the movie’s writing team couldn’t just leave well-enough alone.  That continued slow boil right up to the movie’s way-over-the-top and overly cheesy final scene makes one wonder how one kept from fast forwarding through the movie well before then. When these pacing issues are taken into consideration with the obviously problematic setup to the movie’s story, they take greatly detract from the movie’s overall presentation.  They take away so much from this movie that the movie’s stylistic approach becomes the only reason to give it a chance.  All things considered, there is so much negative to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that true Star Wars devotees should be very concerned about the direction that Disney is potentially forcing Lucasfilm to take with their favorite franchise.

True Star Wars devotees should be genuinely concerned about the direction that their favorite franchise could potentially be taking after watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Though its stylistic approach throws back to the franchise’s original trilogy, its pacing and the undeniably unoriginal setup to the movie’s story do plenty to take away from the movie’s overall viewing experience.  The story’s pacing makes its run time, which barely tops two hours feel far longer.  The story’s setup is a near mirror image to the setup used in The Force Awakens.  Keeping all of this in mind, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proves to be a story worth one watch, but honestly not much more.  More information on this and other entries in the Star Wars universe is available online now at:

 

 

 

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‘The People vs. Fritz Bauer’ Deserves A Positive Verdict

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Late this past January, independent movie studio Cohen Media Group released the German import The People vs. Fritz Bauer on DVD and Blu-ray.  The movie, which was originally released by Zero One Film internationally in 2015, was released domestically on DVD and Blu-ray this past January courtesy of Cohen Media Group. On the surface, this movie is just another entry into an already overly crowded field of movies based on actual events.  This includes both the mainstream and independent realm.  Even with that in mind, it actually stands out in that field.  That is due in part to the story at the center of this movie.  This will be discussed shortly.  The work of the movie’s cast is just as important to note as its story.  It will be discussed later.  The movie’s bonus material rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own right to the movie’s presentation.  All things considered, they make this movie based on actual events a work that deserves a positive verdict from true cinephiles everywhere.

Cohen Media Group’s recent domestic home release of The People vs. Fritz Bauer is a presentation that deserves a positive verdict from true cinephiles everywhere.  That is due in part to the story at the center of this work.  The story is based on actual events, as already noted.  It also is hardly the first movie to ever be raised from the era of WWII.  So that leaves the question what set it apart from other works of its ilk.  The answer is that it presents a part of Fritz Bauer’s life—his more personal, private life—that few movies have ever told.  This is explained in the movie’s bonus making of featurette, and will be discussed later.  It is only one part of what makes the story stand out, too.  Audiences will note that this story doesn’t have the overly melodramatic mood established in its American counterparts that have been churned out ever since Hollywood’s golden age.  Yes, even those movies are suspect for their level of melodrama.  That is not to say that this movie doesn’t have its own level of melodrama.  But it is nowhere near the level included in so many American movies centered on WWII.  Now whether or not it overly embellishes Bauer’s efforts to capture Eichmann this critic is ashamed to say is unknown.  Odds are though, there likely is some over embellishment.  That is just the norm of movies based on actual events.  One can only hope that writer/director Lars Kraume and co-writer Olivier Guez didn’t let that embellishment become too prevalent.  That aside, the deep examination of Bauer’s personal life and his drive to capture Eichmann is reason enough for audiences to watch this German-language movie.  It is just one of the reasons that cinephiles should see this imported WWII story.  The work of the movie’s cast is just as important to note as the story in examining its overall presentation.

The story at the center of The People vs. Fritz Bauer is in itself plenty of reason for true cinephiles to watch this imported WWII-centered movie.  It is just one of the reasons that it is worth the watch.  The work of the movie’s cast is just as worth mentioning as the movie’s story.  Burghart KlauBner leads the way in every sense of the phrase as the movie’s title character. His portrayal of Bauer will keep audiences rapt throughout the course of the story’s nearly two-hour run time.  That is proven in his interactions with co-star Ronald Zehrfeld and even in his solo time on screen.  From the pair’s more lighthearted moments to the more tense times, Klaubner and Zherfeld’s interactions in themselves will keep audiences engaged from beginning to end.  KlauBner’s handling of Bauer’s fear when he is being harassed by unseen Nazi sympathizers is just as impressive. He makes the tension in those scenes fully believable.  This makes those moments just as impressive as his moments on screen with Zehrfeld.  The end result of KlauBner’s work in his solo and split scenes proves why his performance overall is just as important to note in examining this movie as its story.  Of course Zehrfeld’s performance, while far less prominent, is still impressive in its own right.  He will keep audiences just as engaged as KlauBner as he struggles with his own personal demons, which will not be revealed here.  Keeping all of this in mind, KlauBner and Zehrfeld’s performance show throughout the movie why their work is just as important to this movie’s presentation as that of the movie’s writing team.  It still is not the last element worth noting in examining the movie’s presentation.  The bonus material included with the movie in its home release is just as important to note as the already noted elements.

The work of The People vs. Fritz Bauer’s writing team and that of its main cast are both key elements to discuss in examining the movie’s overall presentation.  That is because of the depth that each element adds to the movie’s overall presentation.  They are not its only important elements.  The bonus material that is included with the movie in its recent domestic home release is just as important to note as the previously discussed elements.  The bonus “making of” featurette is an important extra because it provides a certain back story to the movie that adds to audiences’ appreciation of the story.  That is because it explains this side of Bauer’s story has rarely if ever been told.  The deleted scenes add even more depth because they, like so many movies both mainstream and indie, show how much was gained and lost through each one.  Some scenes, in this critic’s view, should have been kept.  Others meanwhile were justifiably left out.  The whole of those scenes joins with the bonus “making of” featurette to make the movie even more surprisingly entertaining.  When the movie’s bonus commentary is set alongside those elements, all three bonuses combine to put the finishing touch on the movie’s presentation.  That is not to say that the movie’s cinematography, shooting locations, and costume and makeup staff are not to be commended.  They deserve their own mentions, too.  They are worth noting in discussions about the movie’s aesthetic value.  When that discussion is joined with the already noted discussions, the whole of those discussions shows why this German imported WWII story deserves a positive verdict.

Cohen Media Group’s domestic home release of The People vs. Fritz Bauer is a presentation that fully deserves a positive verdict from cinephiles and critics alike.  That is due to its story, which despite being another work based on actual events, doesn’t allow itself to become the overly melodramatic events that so many of its counterparts past and present have proven to be.  It also presents a side of Bauer’s story that has rarely, if ever, been told. The work of the movie’s main cast plays into the movie’s presentation just as much as that of the movie’s writing team.  The extensive bonus material included with the movie’s recent domestic home release rounds out its most important elements, but is hardly its last element worth noting.  Those behind the lens, the costumes and makeup and even shooting location choices are deserving of credit, too.  Each element is clearly important in its own right to the movie’s whole.  All things considered, The People vs. Fritz Bauer proves to be a work that, once more, fully deserves a positive verdict from critic and cinephiles alike.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on this and other titles from Cohen Media Group is available online now at:

 

 

 

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