Interests - Video

Tuklu's Favorite Actors and Actresses


Al Pacino


Sir Anthony
Hopkins



Soumitra Chattejee


Denzel
Washington


Kevin
Spacey


Robert
De Niro


Morgan
Freeman


Val
Kilmer


Brad
Pitt


Jodie
Foster

Meg
Ryan

Ashley
Judd


Mamata Shankar
         

Tuklu's Top 15 Videos

01 COSMOS ( Boxed Set - Collector's Edition) - Carl Sagan

USA, 2000, Color, 780 mins. total (13 original episodes from 1980 + Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Updates + Subtitle Updates + New footage)

The video (and the book) that defined how my adult brain works.

02

Stephen Hawking's Universe ( Boxed Set)

USA, 1997, Color, 360 mins. total

Though not as evocative as Cosmos, it is still fascinating to listen to one of the greatest minds ever.

03 2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick

USA, 1968, Color, 145 mins.

The classic.

04

Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Boxed Set:
(1) Star Wars: A New Hope
(2) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
(3) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

- George Lucas

The Special Edition versions (with new/ updated special efefcts and THX sound) released in 1998 of the original 1977, 1980 and 1983 movies.

Never ceases to fascinate.

05 Pink Floyd - The Wall

UK, 1982, Color, 95 min.

Banned in South Korea from 1982 to 1991.

Directed by Alan Parker; Written by Roger Waters.

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India, 1974, Color, 120 min, In Bengali with subtitles.

 

India, 1978, Color, 112 min, In Bengali with subtitles.

07

Why We Fight World War II (Boxed Set) - Frank Capra

Seven-volume set of Frank Capra's award-winning documentaries about the origins, causes and justifications for America's involvement in World War II:
  1. Prelude to War (co-directed with Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 1942, B&W, 53 mins.)
  2. The Nazis Strike (co-directed with Anatole Litvak, USA, 1942, B&W, 44 mins.)
  3. Divide and Conquer (co-directed with Litvak, USA, 1943, B&W, 60 mins.)
  4. Battle of Russia (co-directed with Litvak, USA, 1943, B&W, 83 mins.)
  5. Battle of Britain (USA, 1943, B&W, 52 mins.)
  6. Battle of China (co-directed with Litvak, USA, 1944, B&W, 67 mins.)
  7. War Comes to America (co-directed with Litvak, USA, 1945, B&W, 66 mins.
08

Monterey Pop -
D. A. Pennebaker

USA, 1968, color, 79 mins.

Documentary on The Monterey International Pop Festival, the three-day event staged in 1967 that has become one of rock music's most famous and in some ways greatest concerts. Featuring Performances by Janis Joplin With Big Brother and the Holding Company "Combination of the Two", Scott McKenzie "If You're Going To San Francisco", The Mamas and the Papas "Creque Alley", "California Dreamin'", "I've Got A Feelin'", Canned Heat "Rollin and Tumblin'", Hughy Masekela "Bajabula Bonke" (Healing Song), Jefferson Airplane with Grace Slick "High Flyin' Bird", "Today", Eric Burden and the Animals "Paint it Black", The Who "My Generation", Country Joe and the Fish "Section 43", Otis Redding "Shake", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", Jimi Hendrix "Wild Thing", Ravi Shankar "Raga Bhimpalasi".

09 Pink Floyd In Concert: Delicate Sound of Thunder

USA, 1989, color, 95 mins.

Three cheers for David Gilmour!

10 The Matrix - Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski

USA, 1999, color, 136 mins.

Sci-fi meets eastern philosophy; a rare movie that re-defines cinematography.

11

Lord Of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Peter Jackson




Lord Of the Rings - The Two Towers - Peter Jackson





Lord Of the Rings - The Return of the King - Peter Jackson

USA, 2001, color, 208 mins.







USA, 2002, color, 223 mins.







USA, 2003, color, 250 mins.

 

Ever since reading the books in my late teens, I have wanted to see a movie version. Peter Jackson did not dissapoint.

12 Peter Brook's Mahabharata

France, 1991, Color, 318 mins (6 episodes x 55 mins.)

The most intellectually satisfying theatrical interpretation of the epic.

13 Saturn 3 - Stanley Donen

USA, 1979, color, 88 mins.

One of the oldest and best robot-gone-mad movies.

14 Solaris - Steven Soderbergh

USA, 2002, color, 99 mins.

The re-make of the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky classic, originally made in part as the Russian answer to the awesome "2001: A Space Odyssey"; based on the legendary novel by Stanislaw Lem.

15 Heat - Michael Mann

USA, 1995, color,188 mins.

Some of the best acting (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro) and the best crime-drama I have ever watched.


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