Video and DVD

Kamikaze ’89

Kamikaze ’89

| September 22, 2016

While the work of Rainer W. Fassbinder can certainly be deemed ‘strange’, any single label like this would be too confining. In 13 years, he directed over 40 films, including the 15-hour Berlin Alexannderplatz. Fassbinder also starred in fellow contemporaries work to high regard. Wolf Gremm’s Kamikaze 89, release shortly before Fassbinder’s death at 37, […]

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Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

| September 18, 2016

Writer/director James Cameron may be known best to younger audiences as the man who’s dominated the highest box office earner records for most of the last two decades with his blockbuster pictures, Titanic (1998) and Avatar (2009). Long before that, though, Cameron was cutting his teeth on some of the most iconic sci-fi actioners in […]

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The Automatic Hate

The Automatic Hate

| September 15, 2016

Slow-burning serio-comedy The Automatic Hate follows a potent attraction between two cousins from feuding families that climaxes in what one critic called “the most explosively uncomfortable dinner party scene ever.” Joseph Cross, as Davis Green, (Lincoln, Milk) and Adelaide Clemens, as Alexis Green, (The Great Gatsby, Rectify) give stellar performances as the sympathetic Davis and the […]

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The Neon Dead

The Neon Dead

| September 14, 2016

It’s always exciting to see the results when special effects artists get in the directing chair, regardless of the outcome. Sometimes you get something with great effects and not much else; more rarely, the final product shows a lot of heart and handmade charm. Perhaps not surprisingly, the higher the budgets the more likely the […]

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Two New Hammer Films Double Features from Mill Creek

Two New Hammer Films Double Features from Mill Creek

| September 12, 2016

Just in time for the Halloween season, Mill Creek Entertainment has released two Hammer Films Double Feature Blu-rays that perfectly complement the other Hammer Films Blu-rays we horror fans have been amassing over the previous year or so. The first of these double features includes The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) and The Curse of the […]

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The Monster of Piedras Blancas

The Monster of Piedras Blancas

| September 10, 2016

Clocking in at a positively brisk running time of an hour and eleven minutes, The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) is a bite-size blast of a creature feature from director Irvin Berwick (Malibu High (1979)). In it, a cave-dwelling monster goes on a rampage, decapitating and draining the blood from the inhabitants of a seaside […]

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The Transformers: The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition)

The Transformers: The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition)

| September 9, 2016

I’ll admit this right off the bat: I’ve been a fan of the animated series, The Transformers (1984-1987), since as long as I can remember. I owned the big box VHS tapes as a child, as well as a sizable collection of the action figures. I bought all the seasons on DVD as they were […]

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The Ones Below

The Ones Below

| September 9, 2016

Motherhood has been the subject of some of the most compelling horror films in history. Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby immediately comes to mind of course, and French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury put a memorably gory handprint on the subject with their instant-classic debut feature Inside in 2007. The style of 60s and 70s […]

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Jekyll & Hyde… Together Again

Jekyll & Hyde… Together Again

| September 7, 2016

Jekyll & Hyde… Together Again (1982) should, by all rights, be more consistently funnier than it is. The terrific team of film and television writers who penned the Robert Louis Stevenson-inspired comedy is headed by the film’s co-writer and director Jerry Belson, who had developed The Odd Couple for television after having written for The […]

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Peanuts: A Boy Named Charlie Brown & Peanuts: Snoopy, Come Home

Peanuts: A Boy Named Charlie Brown & Peanuts: Snoopy, Come Home

| September 6, 2016

On September 6, 2016, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution are bringing the first two Peanuts feature films, Peanuts: A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Peanuts: Snoopy, Come Home (1972), to Blu-ray for the first time ever (each disc sold separately). Being movies I grew up with, the announcement of these two releases was extremely exciting. […]

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