Video & DVD

Robocop 3: Collector’s Edition

Robocop 3: Collector’s Edition

I once heard writer/director Fred Dekker declare at a Q&A here in Chicago that the film he made of which he is the proudest is Robocop 3 (1993). Given that he’s the man responsible for the cult classic Night of the Creeps (1986) and one of my personal favorites, The Monster Squad (1987), his pride […]

| March 24, 2017
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The Delinquents

The Delinquents

If you’ve only ever seen director Robert Altman’s post-MASH (1970) films, then his first solo-directed feature, The Delinquents (1957), will surely come as a surprise. It’s precisely the sort of alarmist, juvenile delinquency picture you’d see so much of in the 1950s. It’s all hot-rodding, barroom brawls and illicit parties, foregrounded with a warning that […]

| March 20, 2017
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Stephen King’s Firestarter: Collector’s Edition

Stephen King’s Firestarter: Collector’s Edition

People seem to like Mark L. Lester’s Firestarter (1984) well enough. At the very least, people acknowledge its existence as yet another Stephen King movie that was “pretty good,” as the one with a tiny Drew Barrymore in it. Why I encounter so many who don’t outright love the movie is completely beyond me though! […]

| March 20, 2017
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TV on DVD

Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray

Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray

When the United Forces military proves incapable of protecting their settlements on Mars from assault by the Jovian Federation, Nergal Industries steps in with a state-of-the-art civilian battleship and takes the front lines in the war against the “Jovian Lizards.” The ship, they christen the Nadesico, and this anime tells the story of the Nadesico’s […]

| March 20, 2017
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Fuller House: The Complete First Season

Fuller House: The Complete First Season

Fuller House’s theme song (repurposed from Full House) begins with the eye-rolling lyrics, “Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening T.V?” Such a tune is comical in its rosy, retrograde nostalgia, not to mention tone-deaf considering our contemporary political and social climate. Yet everywhere you look, everywhere you look there’s an old […]

| March 3, 2017
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Quarry: Season 1

Quarry: Season 1

Two soldiers accused of a horrible crime in Vietnam return home to their families, but have trouble finding work due to the rumors surrounding their time in the war.  Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) and Arthur (Jamie Hector), after weeks of struggling to pay bills, are approached by a mysterious government organization that offers to pay them […]

| February 15, 2017
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