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Killer of Sheep: The Charles Burnett Collection
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The finest film yet about African American life. --National Public Radio
Way ahead of its time 30 years ago, and just as stunning today, KILLER OF SHEEP is one of those marvels of original moviemaking that keeps hope of artistic independence alive... Here's to the miracle of a buried classic granted the opposite of a killing - here's to life. Grade: A.-- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly --Acclaimed Reviews
The finest film yet about African American life. - --National Public Radio
Way ahead of its time 30 years ago, and just as stunning today, KILLER OF SHEEP is one of those marvels of original moviemaking that keeps hope of artistic independence alive... Here's to the miracle of a buried classic granted the opposite of a killing - here's to life. Grade: A. - --Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
Like the equally-frustrating--but aesthetically pleasing--recent edition of "I Am Cuba", Milestone has released fine-quality transfers of these significant and previously-unavailable films; however, they have shown customers little respect by packaging them in a way which compromises the DVDs themselves.
The DVDs are stuck into--truly--the tightest pouches of a cardboard DVD case. Not only were the DVDs slid in once by the manufacturer--scratching the playing surfaces--but you must pull them out with some effort from the too-tight pouches to view them, thus scratching them again. For the price of this product, a standard plastic (double) snapcase would be reasonable to expect and much more secure storage.
Unfortunately, this is the only way to purchase "Killer of Sheep". I suggest pulling out the DVD's carefully and then placing them in another DVD case to prevent further desecration with subsequent viewings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite simply, one of my favorite films of all time. Created as the UCLA thesis for Charles Burnett with of budget of less than $10,000. Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Watkins
WATCH THIS FILM. How is this film not more on the map? I studied anthropology and have an interest in black history/black voices. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ConstantReaderNYC
Great.Deeply profound with a great insight on how blacks cope with their day to day. Founding hope and a smile to keep them holding on. II Kings Ch6 : 1-5.Published 23 months ago by Tru-Black
Slow down to watch this one. Not typical entertainment but impactful, especially for college audiences. A slice of documentary
in a different format.
Uh, you'd think before UCLA saw fit to emblazon their name all over the packaging as being those responsible for this film's restoration, they'd have done something about the... Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by Caraculiambro
I started my educational career at UCLA in the History and Sociology departments from 1966 - 1971. I met Charles Burnett one early morning as he was headed to the north campus,... Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by Thomas M. Penick
Charles Burnett's rediscovered classic is the quiet story of a family in Watts. Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) is a good man who has nearly been crushed by poverty. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by David Bonesteel
I couldn't believe how bad this was.
It did have some entertainment value. I watched this with my wife. Read more