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Friday, June 24, 2005

Christina Ricci Restored on DVD
By some odd coincidence, Miramax serverely butchered, mishandled and otherwise discarded two new Christina Ricci films, both of which deserve a look. Wes Craven's Cursed is actually a mildly entertaining post-modern werewolf film, despite the fact that the studio re-cut Craven's version. The new "unrated" DVD is not a director's cut, but it's still fun. Erik Skjoldbjaerg's Prozac Nation is quite a bit more notorious; even the original author has disowned it, but Ricci gives a bold performance, and it gets close to a palpable portrait of modern-day depression. I can only imagine how angry Ricci must have been at the treatment of these two films, but they're both coming out in DVD this month. Don't believe the hype and check them both out.
:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 6/24/2005 Comments (0)
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