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Films I Viewed in 2017

(SB)=seen before

All films not in English were viewed in the original language with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

Additional dates that are blank mean that the viewing was, unfortunately, across several days, either due to technical problems or physical exhaustion on my part. If a DVD contains deleted scenes, I typically view them before any additional features, but do not include them separately.

1/1 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Behind the Magic (Catherine Welton, 2011) 7
“… – A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe [extended version] (Ed Bye, 2012) 7
“… – The Great Hall of Hogwarts (2011)
“… – Ron and Hermione’s Kiss (2011)
“… – That’s a Wrap, Harry Potter (2011)
“… – Neville’s Battle Makeup (2011)
“… – The Gringotts Disguises (2011)
“… – Harry’s Death: The Courtyard Confrontation (2011)
“… – Dragonwyck [ audio commentary by author Steve Haberman & filmmaker Constanine Nasr ]
1/2 – Rogue One (Gareth Edwards, 2016) 8
“… – The Witches of Oz [uncut 2-part version] (Leigh Scott, 2011) 7
1/3 – Raising the Tempest [would not play after 29-minute mark due to disc damage]
“… – The Tempest [ audio commentary by Julie Taymor ] first 25 minutes
1/4 – Film socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010) 7
1/5 – Kurosawa Akira: Tsukuru to iu koto wa subarashii/The Masterworks: Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create! Akira Kurosawa Takes on a Great Evil (Yoshinari Okamoto, 2002) 8
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: Fire in the Hole (Michael Hurst, 2015) 7
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: Ashes to Ashes (Tony Tilse, 2015) 9
1/6 – Ash vs Evil Dead: Bound in Flesh (Tony Tilse, 2015) 8
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: The Dark One (Rick Jacobson, 2015) 8
“… – Extraordinary Tales (Raúl García, 2014) 9
1/7
“… – The Art of Extraordinary Tales (2015)
“… – Extraordinary Tales: The Making of (Aurelian Antezac, 2015) 6
1/8 – Two-Bit Waltz (Clara Mamet, 2013) 10
“… – Two-Bit Waltz: Academy Award Nominee William H. Macy Interview (Will Mamet, 2013) 4
1/9 – Greaser’s Palace (Robert Downey, 1972) 9
1/10 – Robert Downey Sr. Remembering Greaser’s Palace (Carl Morano, John Carchietta, 2010) 8
“… – Creature from the Haunted Sea (Roger Corman, 1961) 8
1/11 – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2014) [stopped 26 minutes in due to disc damage]
1/12 – A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946) 9
“… – Martin Scorsese on A Matter of Life and Death (Greg Carson, 2009)
1/13 – A Matter of Life and Death [ audio commentary with historian Ian Christie (2009) ]
1/14 – Yabu no naka no Kuroneko/In the Grove of the Black Cat (Kanetō Shindo, 1968) 9
1/16
1/17 – Extraordinary Tales [ audio commentary with director Raúl García ]
1/18 – Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro/Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (Hajime Satao, 1968) [could not view past 13:52 due to disc damage]
“… – Inside the World of Ash vs Evil Dead
“… – How to Kill a Deadite
“… – The Best of Ash
1/20 – Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (William Greaves, 2005) 8
1/21- Steve Buscemi Interview (Debra McClutchy, 2006) 7
“… – Discovering William Greaves (Debra McClutchy, 2006) [could not view past 49:13 due to disc damage]
1/23 – The Terror (Roger Corman, 1963) 8
“… – Discovering William Greaves [conclusion (miraculously played with some minor skipping)] 7
1/24 – Il Maschera del Demonio/The Mask of Satan/Black Sunday (Mario Bava, 1960) 9 [English language international version]
1/25 – S. Darko (Chris Fisher, 2009) 6
1/26 – As Long as They Live, People Want to Flourish—Kaneto Shindo, April 24, 1998 (Nobuko Shibuya, 1998) 7
1/27
1/28 – Tadao Sato on Kuroneko (Black Cat) (Curtis Tsui, 2011) 8
“… – Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta, 1958) 8
1/29 – Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2016) 9
1/30 – Juggernaut (Richard Lester, 1974) 7
1/31 – An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (Kenneth Johnson, 1970) 8

2/1 – Histoire(s) du cinéma: Tous les histoire(s) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1989) 8
2/2 – Directing Hollywood (2016)
“… – The Stars Align (2016)
“… – An Era of Glamour (2016)
“… – Magic of a Bygone Era (2016)
“… – Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (Jean-Luc Godard, 1989) 9
2/3 – The Mask of Satan [ audio commentary with Author Tim Lucas (2000) ]
2/4
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: El Jefe [ audio commentary from creator/executive producer/director Sam Raimi, co-executive producer Ivan Raimi, executive producer Rob Tapert, and executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell ]
“… – Hanuman (Vasant Gajanan Samant, 2005) 7
2/15
2/16 – Teenage Doll (Roger Corman, 1957) 7
2/18 – Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 1994) 8
2/19 – Snezhnaya koroleva/The Snow Queen (Maksim Sveshnikov, Vladlen Barbe, 2012) 6 [English version]
2/22 – Alex in Wonderland (Paul Mazursky, 1970) [disc damage prevented mefrom viewing past 54:20]
“… – Benson: The President’s Double (Jay Sandrich, 1979) 9
2/23 – Benson: Benson in Love (Peter Baldwin, 1979) 7
2/24 – The Young Racers (Roger Corman, 1963) [disc damage prevented me from viewing past 44:46]
“… – Alex in Wonderland (Paul Mazursky, 1970) [same copy; 54:20-1:06:49, then again stopped due to disc damage]
2/25 – The Tomb of Ligeia (Roger Corman, 1965) 8
2/27 – Glee: The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (Brad Falchuk, 2011) 9
2/28 – Benson: Conflict of Interest (Jay Sandrich, 1979) 8
“… – Glee: Silly Love Songs (Tate Donovan, 2011) 7

3/2 – The Penalty (Wallace Worsley, 1920) [disc damage prevented me from viewing past 24:33]
3/3 – Old Boy (Spike Lee, 2013) 8
3/4 – The Making of Old Boy (2013)
“…- Transformation (2013)
3/4 – Benson: The Layoff (Peter Baldwin, 1979) 7
3/5 – Ash vs Evil Dead: Bait [with audio commentary from executive producer Rob Tapert, executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago]
3/6 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005) 8
3/7 – The Lady in the Van (Nicholas Hytner, 2015) 9
3/8
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: Books from Beyond [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago]
3/9 Ash vs Evil Dead: Brujo Ash vs Evil Dead: Books from Beyond [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago]
“… – Shelter (Paul Bettany, 2014) 7
3/10 – NY Film Critics Series: Peter Travers Q&A with Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie and Director Paul Bettany (Ben Donnellon, 2015) 7
3/11 – The Secret of Moonacre (Gabor Csupo, 2010) [disc shut down at 56:54]
3/13 – Alice Through the Looking Glass (Alan Handley, 1966) 7
3/14 – On the Other Side of the Looking Glass (2010) 5
“… – Bob Wynn Tells It Like It Is (2010) 4
“… – Frankenstein (Kevin Connor, 2004) 7
“… – Creating Frankenstein (2003) 4
“… – Death & the Compass (Alex Cox, 1992) 9
3/15 – Ash vs Evil Dead: The Host [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago]
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: The Killer of Killers [with audio commentary from actors Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones and Ray Santiago]
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: Fire in the Hole [with audio commentary from actors Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones and Ray Santiago]
3/16 – Ash vs Evil Dead: Ashes to Ashes [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones and Ray Santiago]
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: Bound in Flesh [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Ray Santiago]
“… – Ash vs Evil Dead: The Dark One [with audio commentary from executive producer/actor Bruce Campbell and actors Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Ray Santiago]
3/17 – The Rain People (Francis Ford Coppola, 1969) 9
3/19 – Nippon konchuki/Entomological Chronicle of Japan/The Insect Woman (Shohei Imamura, 1963) 8
3/26 – Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet, 2014) 8
3/28 – My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007) 10
3/29 – Puberty (Evan Johnson, 2014) 8
“… – Colours (Evan Johnson, 2014) 8
“… – Elms (Evan Johnson, 2014) 7
“… – Cold (Evan Johnson, 2014) 8
“… – Guy Maddin and Robert Enright (Kate Elmore, 2015) 8
3/30
“… – My Winnipeg Live in Toronto 8
“… – Spanky: To the Pier and Back (Guy Maddin, 2008) 7
“… – Sinclair (Guy Maddin, 2010) 9
“… – The Hall Runner (Guy Maddin, 2014) 7
“… – Louis Riel for Dinner (Drew Christie, 2014) 6
3/31 – A Beautiful Way to Shop (PK Partners, 1973) 7
“… – Where to Invade Next. (Michael Moore, 2015) [stopped in Iceland due to battery failure]

4/2 – Where to Invade Next. (Michael Moore, 2015) [conclusion] 10
“… – Only Dream Things (Guy Maddin, 2012) 8
4/3 – Logan’s Run: Logan’s Run (Robert Day, 1977) 7
“… – Logan’s Run: The Collectors (Alexander Singer, 1977) 7
4/4
“… – Logan’s Run: Captured (Irving J. Moore, 1977) 6
4/5 – Logan’s Run: The Innocent (Michael Preece, 1977) 8
4/6 – Logan’s Run: Man Out of Time (Nicholas Colasanto, 1977) 9 [note: was unable to view from 32:00 to 33:00 due to disc scratching; viewed on another copy 5/29]
4/7 – Logan’s Run: Half Life (Steven Hilliard Stern, 1977) 6 [note: missed a few minutes around 26 minutes in due to scratching; viewed on another copy 5/29]
4/8 – Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2010) 8
4/9 – Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008) 8
4/10
“… – Logan’s Run: Crypt (Michael Caffey, 1977) 7
4/11 – No Blade of Grass (Cornel Wilde, 1970) 8
4/12 – Jodrowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich, 2013) 8
4/13
4/15 – The Making of the Lady in the Van (Stu Richardson, 2016) 7
“… – The Visual Effects [The Lady in the Van] (Union VFX Showreel, 2016) 7
“… – Logan’s Run: Fear Factor (Gerald Mayer, 1977) 8
“… – The Last Five Years (Richard LaGravenese, 2014) 9
4/16 – The Origins of Oz (Ann Macgregor, 2010) 8
“… – Logan’s Run: The Judas Goat (Paul Krasny, 1977) [disc would not play past 20 minutes]
4/17 – The Last Five Years: A Conversation with Composer/Lyricist Jason Robert Brown
“… – Jodorwosky’s Dune: Deleted Scenes [46 minutes]
4/20 – The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008) [disc would not play past 51:53]
4/21 – The Lady in the Van [ audio commentary with director Nicholas Hytner] [partial view]
4/22 – Mickey One (Arthur Penn, 1965) 10
4/25 – Bloody Mama (Roger Corman, 1970) 9
4/26
4/27
“… The Lady in the Van [ audio commentary with director Nicholas Hytner] [continued]
4/28
4/30 – Bambi II (Brian Pimental, 2006) [disc would not play past 18:35]
“… – The Lady in the Van [ audio commentary with director Nicholas Hytner] [conclusion]

5/1 – The Unholy Three (Jack Conway, 1930) 7
5/6
“… – Benson: Snowbound (Jay Sandrich, 1979) 7
“… – Benson: Jessica (Jay Sandrich, 1979) 6
5/7 – Disney Descendants (Kenny Ortega, 2015) 7
5/8
“… – Christine (Antonio Campos, 2016) 9
5/9 – Christine deleted scenes
“… – News Footage from Christine
“… – WZRB Opening Credits (Dateless Wonder Club, 2015)
“… – Christine [ audio commentary with Rebecca Hall, Antonio Campos and Craig Shilowich ] (most of)
5/10 – Virginia (Dustin Lance Black, 2010) 8
5/11 – Jigokumon/Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinagusa, 1953) 8
5/12 – Simon (Marshall Brickman, 1980) [disc would not play past 38:28]
“… – Logan’s Run: The Judas Goat (Paul Krasny, 1977) 7
5/13
“… – #Mal 7
“… – Disney Descendants: Backstage Dance Rehearsals 7
“… – Disney Descendants: Bloopers 6
“…. – Virginia [Making-Of-Featurette] 7
5/14 – Susan Slept Here (Frank Tashlin, 1954) 7
5/15
5/17 – Simon (Marshall Brickman, 1980) 8
5/18 – I criminali della galassia/The Criminals of the Galaxy/The Wild, Wild Planet (Anthony Dawson [Antonio Margheriti], 1966) 6 [English language version]
5/19 – Logan’s Run: Futurepast (Michael O’Herlihy, 1977) 7
5/20 – Logan’s Run: Carousel (Irving J. Moore, 1977) 8
5/25 – Logan’s Run: Night Visitors (Paul Krasny, 1977) [disc would not play past 26:52]
“… – The Undying Monster (John Brahm, 1942) [stopped due to eye pain]
5/28 – The Undying Monster (John Brahm, 1942) 7
5/29 – Restoration Comparison 4
“… – Concerto Macabre: The Films of John Brahm (Constantine Nasr, 2007) 7
“… – Haunted Summer (Ivan Passer, 1988) 8
5/30
5/31 – Speedy (Ted Wilde, 1928) 9

6/1 – In the Footsteps of Speedy (Bruce Goldstein, 2015) 8
“… – Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie (April Wright, 2013) 8
6/2
“… – Do I Sound Gay? (David Thorpe, 2014) 7
6/3
6/4 – Astrópía (Gunnar B. Gudmundsson, 2007) [disc would not play past 17 minutes]
“… – Speedy [ audio commentary by Bruce Goldstein and Scott McGee ] [first 20 minutes]
6/5 – Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie (April Wright, 2013) [ audio commentary by April Wright ] [most of; battery died, heavily scratched disc refused to play the next day]
6/6 – Christine [ audio commentary with Rebecca Hall, Antonio Campos and Craig Shilowich ] (conclusion)
“… – WZRB Opening Credits (Dateless Wonder Club, 2015)
6/7 – Speedy [ audio commentary by Bruce Goldstein and Scott McGee ] (continued through baseball scene)
6/8 – Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman, 2005) 8
6/10
6/13 – Best Worst Movie (Michael Paul Stephenson, 2009) 8
6/14
“… – Troll Queen Tooth Repair
“… – Provocative Interview with Troll 2‘s Goblin Queen, Deborah Reed
6/18 – Minestrone, Pink Floyd and Anorexia
“… – A Colonoscopy Christmas Card
“… – Lord of the Goblins
“… – Hand Grenades and Machine Guns
“… – Reflections from a Bodybuilding Poet
“… – Rolling Roadshow and Rude Pigeons
“… – A Public Service Announcement from George Hardy
“… – Kingdom of the Goblins
6/19 – Creative Screenwriting Filmmaker Q & A (audio only)
6/21 – Madam Satan (Cecil B. DeMille, 1930) 8
6/24 – Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1973) 9
6/25

7/18 – Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child [pilot version] (Waris Hussein, 1963) 9
“… – Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (Waris Hussein, 1963) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Cave of Skulls (Waris Hussein, 1963) 7
“… – Doctor Who: The Forest of Fear (Waris Hussein, 1963) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Firemaker (Waris Hussein, 1963) 7
“… – Doctor Who: The Pitch of Fear (Mark Gatiss, David Walliams, 1999) 6
“… – Doctor Who: The Corridor Sketch (Kevin Davies, 1991) 4
“… – Doctor Who: The Web of Caves (Mark Mylod, 1999) 6
“… – Doctor Who: The Kidnappers (Mark Mylod, 1999) 5
7/19 – Doctor Who: The Dead Planet (Christopher Barry, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Survivors (Charisopher Barry, 1964) 9
“… – Doctor Who: The Escape (Richard Martin, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Ambush (Christopher Barry, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Expedition (Christopher Barry, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Ordeal (Richard Martin, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Rescue (Richard Martin, 1964) 8
7/20 – Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction (Richard Martin, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Brink of Disaster (Frank Cox, 1964) 8
“… – Doctor Who: Doctor Who: Inside the TARDIS (2009) 8

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