Video & DVD

High-Rise

High-Rise

J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise had been declared “unfilmable,” but as David Cronenberg showed us with adaptation of Burroughs’ Naked Lunch (1991) and his 1996 adaptation of Ballard’s Crash, we should never let the supposed unfilmability of a work stop us from adapting it to screen. After all, you might just produce something incredible and […]

| August 25, 2016
The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

Arrow Video continues their work in giving great new editions to classic Italian thrillers with their latest release, a Blu-ray/DVD combo of Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly. Tessari’s Death Occurred Last Night recently received the Blu-ray treatment from Raro Video, but unfortunately many of his films have yet to see official home video releases in […]

| August 24, 2016
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Weiner

Weiner

During his time in congress, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was a passionate and vocal advocate for the fair treatment of all Americans, and a loud opponent to bureaucratic incompetence gumming up the works and keeping congress from fulfilling its chief purpose: serving the people who elected them to be there.  He was blunt, candid, informal, unconventional, […]

| August 23, 2016

TV on DVD

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

[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.] Typically, when you see a superhero team-up on TV, you get two or three heroes at most. And even then, you’re looking at one or two episodes […]

| August 22, 2016
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Lucifer: The Complete First Season

Lucifer: The Complete First Season

[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.] Loosely based on the comic book series Lucifer (2000-2006) from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, the Fox television series of the same name from producer Jerry Bruckheimer premiered in […]

| August 22, 2016
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Gotham: The Complete Second Season

Gotham: The Complete Second Season

[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’ve held off watching Gotham until now because the bulk of my friends’ initial reactions to the series proved overwhelmingly negative. Even now, I totally understand where […]

| August 16, 2016
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