EFC II #225 – Dersu Uzala (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#225 – Dersu Uzala (1975)
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev, V. Lastochkin, Svetlana Danilchenko

The two hundred and twenty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Akira Kurosawa’s Russian epic, set in the Siberian wilderness, Dersu Uzala.

Recorded in November 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Foreign Language Film (Akira Kurosawa)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: For my money, yes, I loved this film so much. A wonderful friendship forged through epic journeys through the harsh wilderness of Siberia.

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EFC II #206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Hélène Surgère, Sonia Saviange

The two hundred and sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the incredibly challenging film from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, absolutely not. It may be interesting to some, but I don’t think there’s too much to be gained from seeing this film.

EFC II #165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen

The one hundred and sixty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s true story crime caper, Dog Day Afternoon.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s really good.

Luke: Yep, this is a new favourite, an excellent film.

EFC II #107 – Jaws (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#107 – Jaws (1975)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb

The one hundred and seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Steven Spielberg’s thriller classic and perhaps the prototypical summer blockbuster and eternal classic, Jaws.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Score (John Williams), Best Film Editing (Verna Fields), Best Sound Mixing (John Carter, Roger Heman, Robert Hoyt, Earl Madery)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: One of the easiest ones to answer: Yes.