By Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor.

Happy holidays 2011, all! The excitement of the season can now be translated into the new Film International call-for-reviews list! Thanks, as ever, for your support of and service to Film International. And good health and best wishes to you and yours.

Film International is actively seeking reviews for publication online or in print (at my discretion) of the following books and DVDs:


  • Actor Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Actors, Rose Eichenbaum (Wesleyan UP) — TAKEN
  • The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic, Andrew Robinson (I.B. Tauris) — TAKEN
  • Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema, Monika Mehta (U of Texas P) — TAKEN
  • Cinema of Mika Kaurismäki: Transvergent Cinescapes, Emergent Identities, Pietari Kääpa (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács, Bill Nichols et al., eds. (U of Minnesota P) — TAKEN
  • D.A. Pennebaker, Keith Beattie (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • Derek Jarman, Michael Charlesworth (Reaktion Books) — TAKEN
  • Directory of World Cinema: Spain, Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano, ed. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Film Theory Reader:  Debates and Arguments, Marc Furstenau, ed. (Routledge) — TAKEN
  • Framing the Nation: Languages of “Modernity” in India, Ajanta Sircar (Seagull Books) — TAKEN
  • International Film Guide 2011: The Definitive Annual Review of World Cinema, Ian Haydn Smith, ed. (International Film Guide) — TAKEN
  • Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation, Ella Shohat (I.B. Tauris) — TAKEN
  • New Zealand Cinema: Interpreting the Past, Alistair Fox et al. (Intellect) — TAKEN
  • Scripting Hitchcock: Pyscho, The Birds, and Marnie, Walter Raubicheck et al. (U of Illinois P) — TAKEN
  • Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain, Patrick Russell et al., eds. (BFI) — TAKEN
  • Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 1: The Artisanal Era, 1897-1941, Hamid Naficy (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941-1978, Hamid Naficy (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • Taking Place:  Location and the Moving Image, John David Rhodes et al., eds. (U of Minnesota P) — TAKEN
  • Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era, Kyung Hyun Kim (Duke UP) — TAKEN
  • World Film Locations: London, Neil Mitchell, ed. (Intellect) — TAKEN

DVDs (region 1, standard DVD unless otherwise noted)

  • Adventures of Mark Twain, Will Vinton (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys, Aki Kaurismäki (Criterion Eclipse) — TAKEN
  • Ballad of Narayama, Shohei Imamura (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Branded to Kill, Seijun Suzuki (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Colossal Youth, Pedro Costa (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Erotibot, Naoyuki Tomomatsu (Bounty Films, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Guilty of Romance, Sion Sono (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Harakiri, Masaki Kobayashi (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Harakiri, Masaki Kobayashi (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Harakiri, Masaki Kobayashi (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Helldriver, Yoshihiro Nishimura (Bounty Films, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Human Centipede 2, Tom Six (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Identification of a Woman, Michelangelo Antonioni (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Iron Horse, John Ford (Eurkea, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Kuroneko, Kaneto Shindo (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Man Vanishes, Shohei Imamura (Eureka, region 2) — TAKEN
  • My Life as a Dog, Lasse Hallström (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Criterion Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Silent Running, Douglas Trumbull (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Tokyo Drifter, Seijun Suzuki (Criterion) — TAKEN
  • Touch of Evil, Orson Welles (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Two Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman (Eureka Blu-ray) — TAKEN
  • Underwater Love, Shinji Imaoka (Third Window Films, region 2) — TAKEN
  • Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara, Koreyoshi Kurahara (Criterion Eclipse) — TAKEN

If you are interested in one of the above items (and don’t owe any reviews), please email me your mailing address at:  filminternationalreviews AT

As always, first come, first served. If an item has “TAKEN” by it, it has already been claimed.

DEADLINE for these reviews: June 1, 2012

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