As of Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Movie: 3 out of 4 stars
Disc: 3 out of 4 stars
Francis Ford Coppola wrote “Patton,” directed the “The Godfather” trilogy and turned out another half-dozen landmark movies while picking up five Oscars along the way. “Twixt” is only the third film he has made in the last 15 years and is easily his most personal. Coppola stand-in Val Kilmer stars as a “second-tier” Stephen King who, during a book-signing stop in a creepy small town, meets a would-be scribe sheriff (Bruce Dern), a pre-teen vampire ghost (Elle Fanning) and Edgar Allan Poe (Ben Chaplin) who all — in one way or another — try to help him with his writing. Far from Coppola’s best work, “Twixt” is a high-end experimental film from one of the greatest directors of all-time that will appeal to anyone fond of uncomfortable humor and loopy horror.
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.00:1), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), subtitles: English, French and Spanish.
Special features include:
• Documentary by Coppola’s granddaughter Gia