Rent it first...you might not want it!
Tom Sanders | Lansing, Mi United States | 11/18/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There is a good but old (1981)bit of animation titled The Fly, and a great bit of documentary about the French Cote de Azure. The animation has been around for a long time and the documentary is incomprehensively in French only with no subtitles, so if you don't speak the language...good luck! The rest of it consists of things like two musicians (???They don't seem to get around to really playing any music) mumbling incoherantly about the "philosophy" of their art. and a Hip-Hop documentary which seems to tell you they have covered the scene in Brazil and eleswhere (but doesn't)after covering the Hip-Hop scene in several other places. It just didn't get to me, somehow. I'd be very cautious about plunking down your hard earned cash for this without seeing it first."
Oscar winning animation & classic French doc on one DVD
Tom Sanders | 03/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE FLY is an amazing animated short which deserved to win the Oscar back in the 1980s (no computer animation here!). The grande dame of French New Wave Agnes Varda's classic short DU COTE DE LA COTE is also amazing -- funny and witty and stylish (and in French!). There's also a documentary about Lars Von Trier (before he made DANCER IN THE DARK) explaining the Dogma rules in detail. Also a profile of a band and other interesting stuff. Well worth the time to explore."