Video & DVD

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

A mid-career film from the highly prolific, underrated director Robert Siodmak is a screen adaptation of a play called The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945). It’s a well-crafted little family thriller that’s perfectly reflective of its post-War, post-Depression setting (and time of release), and its theatre origins are evident throughout: it feels little more than […]

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

A serial rapist, an unwanted pregnancy, an abortion subplot, victim blaming, cultural mockery, generational differences, gender issues, ideological debates, poetry, jazz, night clubs, cigarettes, alcohol…these are among the many ways The Beat Generation (1959) gets its kicks. As a film which was released in the very year the phrase was popularized, the film is an interesting […]

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The House of Mystery

The House of Mystery

When I, and I venture to guess most of you, think about film serials, what springs immediately to mind are images of action/adventure stories featuring heroes like Buck Rogers or even Batman and Captain Marvel. And of course there are also plenty of science fiction/horror serials like The Phantom Creeps (1933), prominently featured across a […]

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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TV on DVD

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

When it was announced last year that Shinichiro Watanabe’s return to the genre that made him famous, anime fans around the world were rejoicing. Cowboy Bebop was a worldwide phenomenon, one that has showcased what the anime medium is capable of, in the highest degree and here Watanabe is, placing Space Dandy in the same […]

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One Piece Season Six, Voyages Two and Three

One Piece Season Six, Voyages Two and Three

Season six of One Piece is in full effect, as the Straw Hat Pirates fend for themselves against Gekko Moria and his massive island ship, Thriller Bark. Having stolen their shadows, Moria has plans to have them stuffed into zombies, in order to use their power to make himself the King of Pirates. As they […]

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Silver Warrior

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Silver Warrior

Lionsgate’s second home video release of Power Rangers Super Megaforce collects the 5th through 8th episodes of Power Rangers’ 21st season (including “Samurai Surprise,” “Soul of the Tiger,” “Silver Lining” and “Silver Lining, Part Two”). Like the Super Megaforce release before it, the Silver Warrior DVD is presented barebones, entirely bereft of special features. However, the […]

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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