Robe (1991) VHS
Black Robe chronicles the journey
of Father Laforgue (Lothaire Blutheau) as he leaves his Jesuit brothers
and, with the aid of a young translator and guide, Daniel (Aden Young),
and eight canoes of Algonquin Indians, moves into the uncompromising
northern territory on a die-hard mission to convert the natives. Mixing
elements of Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans and Roland
The Mission, Beresford offers a restless tale of Laforgue's conflicted
faith juxtaposed against the sublime spiritual harmony with the land
the Huron and Algonquin already hold. Black Robe dances to its own
and is tuned into the precarious balance between nature's mystery and
and the strident, unyielding religious ethic. The cinematography by
James is relentlessly cruel and bleak, but it absolutely conveys the
that face the idealistic and blind young priest, who by the end, has
his own awakening. The film also features one of the late, great
Georges Delerue's most noble scores.
Attention to detail is stunning,as
the viewer is transported back in time to a back-woods struggle between
family tradition, stormy relationships, personal pride, federal law.
rock-a-billy music from the Sun Record studio accompanies this vintage
look at the emotions and reckless courage behind a dangerous battle to
stop the flow of white lightning, once and for all, and the price that
had to be paid.
of the Lost Gold Mine (1995) VHS
This is a great video! You will
be treated to an exciting and entertaining family adventure which
the mystique of a lost treasure hunt, the intrigue of famous Indian
and the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies.