Film Review: Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bĂȘtes) (short film) (1949)

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SYNOPSIS: An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the fate of the animals and that of the workers in graphic detail. REVIEW: An older short film from 1949 that has often been noted for its extreme characteristics. Called by its French name of “Le Sang des bĂȘtes”, Blood of the Beasts begins much in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes Without A Face (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: “A brilliant surgeon, Doctor GĂ©nessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail and the victims die, but GĂ©nessier keeps trying.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In most films dealing with the horrible things that can happen to the human body (almost invariably because … Continue reading

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