Blu-ray Review: William Friedkin’s ‘Sorcerer’

Let me state right off the top that I believe William Friedkin’s film Sorcerer is not only one of his best films but probably one of the most overlooked films of the classic packed era of the 70s. This tough, relentless adventure film is both epic in scope and claustrophobic and intense at the same time and for decades (part of the reason it is so overlooked is that it was released almost exactly as Star Wars hit the theatres in 1977) this film had not been given a proper home video release because of rights issues between the two studios that financed the movie.

Remembering 70’s actor Roy Scheider

Amidst all the speculation on what caused the death of Heath Ledger and the endless talk about Britney Spears and her sad and tragic life, another actor passed from this mortal coil, and this is a guy that should be noticed and should be talked about. He was a terrific but underrated actor who should have been ranked right up there with the likes of Steve McQueen – but it just didn’t quite click for him.