Blu Ray Review: Breaking Dawn Part One

 

Breaking Dawn

Part 1

The Twilight Saga

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Edward’s continence makes him appear distant and disinterested.  Not unlike Pride and Prejudice‘s famed romantic hero, Mr. Darcy.  Darcy, of course, was restrained by the strict manners and social expectations of 19th century England; while Edward’s emotions are held in check by the internal fear that he may lose himself to his vampiric, animal tendencies.

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DVD Review: Ginger Snaps Back

The Ginger Snaps trilogy concludes with a prequel, set nearly 200 years in the past.  The Fitzgerald sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, are still the protagonists.  Ginger Snaps Back sees the girls facing a similar situation to that of the first film; Ginger is bitten and slowly begins to turn as Brigitte tries to save her (though this time she is bereft of modern science).  As the Indian hunter in the camp says, ‘It is believed amongst our people that those who lived, always live,’ thus we see the first instance of a history that is doomed to repeat itself.  Or as the cylons say, ‘All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.’

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DVD Review: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

After infecting herself with the werewolf virus and killing her sister, Brigitte seems to have fallen into depression.  She now lives alone in a motel room, and appears to all the world a drug addict.  She constantly injects drugs, has tracks of cut marks on her arms, and is highly irritable. So it isn’t long before she’s committed into a rehab clinic.

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DVD Review: Ginger Snaps

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Brigitte is a 15 year old girl from a nice suburban neighborhood who dresses in frumpy clothes and fantasizes about suicide; though to her credit, she doesn’t wear the white make-up and Victorian British dresses that most goth cliches do.  She shuns all human connections, save the one with her older sister, Ginger.

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