It's not how you fall, it's how you land

As Professor Farnsworth from Futurama often says, "Good news everyone!"

The Criterion company have been releasing classic (read: obscure) films on comprehensive (read: though it seems unnecessary it's actually kinda cool) DVDs for a while, and next week they've got a new title being added to the collection... And it's only La Haine!

Classic from France from the mid-90s, pre-dated the actual Parisian race riots by almost a decade, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, dark, brooding, unsettling, powerful... there's no wonder it hasn't had an American release yet. I have the UK edition of the DVD, with no extra features, and subtitles in white. Which, for a black and white film, was a poor choice.

But the new issue DVD has loads of stuff, including a commentary from Kassovitz, an interview with Jodie Foster, documentaries, featurettes, essays, basically the sort of thing only I would ever watch.

Here's a song that plays at the start of the film, and a song inspired by the film. I honestly can't recommend the movie highly enough. Read a nice essay about it right here.

[download Bob Marley and the Wailers - Burnin' and Lootin']
[download Asian Dub Foundation - La Haine]


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