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Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.: Eclipse Series 33 DVD Review



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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 20 2012 - 01:02 PM

Provocative is hardly an adequate word to describe the underground films of Robert Downey, Sr. Yes, the elder Downey who had success as an athlete (boxer, baseball player) in his youth became known as a playwright and an avant garde filmmaker using some of the same New York City talent pool as his fellow provocateur Andy Warhol. The five films in this latest Eclipse box set show his filmmaking technique maturing over the years, but they all remain angry bursts of rather bitter satire from someone for whom the word status quo is dirty and miserably wrong.


 


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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Coressel

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Posted May 21 2012 - 06:20 AM

Looking forward, in a sado-masochistic sort of way, to seeing these, even though Downey Sr.'s "Greaser's Palace," the only film to which my wife once said "OH MY GOD TURN THAT CRAP OFF," isn't included.  

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 21 2012 - 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Coressel /t/320860/up-all-night-with-robert-downey-sr-eclipse-series-33-dvd-review#post_3927787 Looking forward, in a sado-masochistic sort of way, to seeing these, even though Downey Sr.'s "Greaser's Palace," the only film to which my wife once said "OH MY GOD TURN THAT CRAP OFF," isn't included.  
 She may very definitely have the same reaction to some of the films in this box.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted May 21 2012 - 08:15 AM

At first glance this seems like something I'd be all over -- at least something to try, with a good chance that I'd walk away appreciating some of it.  But man, it sure does sound like some rough going!  





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