Archive for August, 2017

Dracula in Vegas

Dracula in Vegas

| August 31, 2017

Slasher Video’s collaboration with Olive Films has certainly been interesting. After releasing a Blu-ray of Satan’s Blade and reissuing the pre-Olive Films Slasher Video catalog on DVD, they have released DVD and Blu-rays of films that were transferred from rough video masters. It’s great to have releases of Deadly Prey, Killer Workout, Mankillers, Shock ‘Em […]

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Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

| August 29, 2017

[Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Though the DC Extended Universe has thus far been met with mixed critical reception, Warner has continued to offer up exceptionally entertaining DC content on television, which […]

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New Battles Without Honor and Humanity

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity

| August 29, 2017

The Yakuza Papers series is an accomplishment in both Toei Studio’s history, as well as an impressive work on behalf of Kinji Fukusaku. The series was a massive hit in its native Japan and also managed to influence many filmmakers such as William Friedkin and Quentin Tarantino. Yet, with all of this, the films in […]

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The Slayer

The Slayer

| August 29, 2017

“Where have you been all my life?” Most of us have heard this phrase used as either a cheap pick-up line or as a question asked after having tried a new and particularly delicious food stuff. The above phrase can also have a literal meaning as well. The Slayer was released when I was 4, […]

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days

| August 29, 2017

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days is a collection of classic Peanuts shorts that is great for everyone—young and old. So whether you are going back to school or you are the parents of someone going back to school everyone can kick off the new school year with Snoopy and Charlie Brown on Warner Bros. Home […]

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Lucifer: The Complete Second Season

Lucifer: The Complete Second Season

| August 28, 2017

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the DVD I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Based on the Sandman spin-off comics, Lucifer (2000-2006), from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, the Fox television series Lucifer comes to us from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Lucifer’s first season […]

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Gotham: The Complete Third Season

Gotham: The Complete Third Season

| August 28, 2017

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] I’d originally held off watching Gotham until the second season because the bulk of my friends’ initial reactions to the series proved overwhelmingly negative when it debuted […]

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Heal the Living

Heal the Living

| August 27, 2017

Heal the Living is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on August 29. Director and co-writer Katell Quillévéré’s film, adapted from the Booker Prize long listed novel by Maylis de Kerangal, is an elegant and moving drama about families brought together by shocking news. Quillévéré carefully weaves together three seemingly unrelated stories: a French […]

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Effects

Effects

| August 25, 2017

The restoration and preservation efforts from the collaboration of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Something Weird Video got off to a spectacular start with their Blu-ray/DVD release of The Zodiac Killer. These two entities have done much to save cult and exploitation film history, AGFA primarily working in acquiring and distributing film prints […]

Ronin

Ronin

| August 24, 2017

John Frankenheimer established himself as a director of considerable note early on with films like Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and the classic thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Unfortunately, prominent titles in the later part of his career were met with understandable derision, including the epic disaster The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) and the meandering […]