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Mystics in Bali, Help! and Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea

click to enlarge Mystics in Bali (NR)  -  -  - Mondo Macabro  -  - I'm learning that when you need a fix of new horror - cinema, you go to Indonesia. In the recently rediscovered - and re-released Mystics in Bali, we meet the evil - Leyak, a magical witch who eats babies right out of the - mother's belly. When an American girl gets entangled in - this web of black magic, she undergoes bizarre - transformations, including turns as a floating head and - as a pig demon. It's an incredible foray into the bizarre - other side of horror cinema.  Louis Fowler -
  • Mystics in Bali (NR)

    Mondo Macabro

    I'm learning that when you need a fix of new horror cinema, you go to Indonesia. In the recently rediscovered and re-released Mystics in Bali, we meet the evil Leyak, a magical witch who eats babies right out of the mother's belly. When an American girl gets entangled in this web of black magic, she undergoes bizarre transformations, including turns as a floating head and as a pig demon. It's an incredible foray into the bizarre other side of horror cinema. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge - Help! (G)  -  -  - Capitol  -  - The Beatles' second film, Help!, is a hell of a fun - time, and the spirit is completely infectious. But it's also - astounding how ahead of its time the film was, mixing - black British comedy with the practical invention of the - music-video format. Capitol's release contains a second - disc that is full of enough features to keep Beatlemaniacs - salivating: on-set footage, trailers and anecdotes from - the crew. One of the best DVD releases of the year. -  Louis Fowler
  • Help! (G)

    Capitol

    The Beatles' second film, Help!, is a hell of a fun time, and the spirit is completely infectious. But it's also astounding how ahead of its time the film was, mixing black British comedy with the practical invention of the music-video format. Capitol's release contains a second disc that is full of enough features to keep Beatlemaniacs salivating: on-set footage, trailers and anecdotes from the crew. One of the best DVD releases of the year. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton - Sea (NR)  -  -  - New Video Group  -  - Plagues & Pleasures avoids most nature - documentaries' problems by focusing on the human - element. The Salton Sea, once known as "California's - Riviera," has become an ecological nightmare, with - stagnant water and fish and birds dying by the - thousands. A small group living there, though, is - attempting to combat the problem. It's a fascinating look - into the ability of humans to adapt to any situation. - Entertaining and unforgettable.  Louis - Fowler
  • Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (NR)

    New Video Group

    Plagues & Pleasures avoids most nature documentaries' problems by focusing on the human element. The Salton Sea, once known as "California's Riviera," has become an ecological nightmare, with stagnant water and fish and birds dying by the thousands. A small group living there, though, is attempting to combat the problem. It's a fascinating look into the ability of humans to adapt to any situation. Entertaining and unforgettable. Louis Fowler

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