Hello to all you physical media fiends out there. As usual, I’ve rounded up the best of the best in home entertainment just for you. This week, we have If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, a new 4K release of the 1989 Pet Sematary, On the Basis of Sex, and, yes, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.
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Sam Elliott is The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot, because of course he is. In this strange saga, Elliott plays a man who secretly killed Adolf Hitler, and now, decades later, has been hired by the US government to track down and kill Bigfoot. This sounds like the makings of a wacky comedy, but as The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot trailer below reveals, this movie is playing this concept straight. And that’s amazing.
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There are few actors whose voice and mustache are revered more than those possessed by Sam Elliott. From Road House and We Were Soldiers to The Big Lebowski and last year’s heartfelt The Hero, Elliott is often cast as the voice of authority and righteousness in role after role, including the current Netflix series The Ranch and the upcoming Bradley Cooper-starring/directed A Star Is Born (in this latest adaptation, Elliott plays Cooper’s manager/brother).
And while the 74-year-old performer is often cast as a hero, it’s difficult to remember a time when he’s played a character who has killed both Hitler and Bigfoot in the same movie. Then again, there’s never been a film quite like The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, from writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski, making his feature debut.
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Even if the feature film debut from writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski was the single worst film of the year, it would still win the award for the greatest and most honest title of any movie ever: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot. While this may seem like the title of a winking, silly send up of adventure movies, it is in fact a quite ambitious and straight-ahead action work that also finds ways to weave in more contemplative ideas on aging, missed opportunities, and painfully broken dreams. Read More »