Archive for July 28, 2011

Beating the System

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by dcairns

Thanks to David E for recommending 11 HARROWHOUSE, the subject of this week’s edition of The Forgotten.

Charles Grodin and Candice Bergen form a sort of Woody Allen – Diane Keaton team in this diamond heist caper. Fortunately I was able to obtain a widescreen copy with VO (the pan-and-scan VHS release somehow managed to omit the film’s most distinguishing feature, Grodin’s narration). Admittedly, the AVI file I tracked down had resolution issues, resulting in people’s facial features swimming woozily around, inducing that peculiar form of digital flesh-vertigo that doesn’t have a name yet…

Buy a proper copy: 11 Harrowhouse