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Blu-ray Review - The Mafu Cage

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1978's "The Mafu Cage" began life as a play from writer Eric Westphal, offering tight characterization and a slow descent into madness that fits perfectly with the distance of theater, permitting audiences time and space to process the unfolding psychological mayhem. Director Karen Arthur's screen version of the work removes all dramatic buffers, pulling viewers into a world of mental illness and bodily harm, dealing with a story of imprisonment by turning the entire feature into a tight grip of claustrophobic events. "The Mafu Cage" is certainly different, with Arthur striving to create an avant-garde experience that's not easily defined or, at times, bearable. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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