Video and DVD

Misery: Collector’s Edition

Misery: Collector’s Edition

| November 17, 2017

Film adaptations of Stephen King’s novels have historically been a pretty mixed bag. At their worst, they range from comically bad to simply dull. But at their best, Stephen King adaptations account for some of cinema’s most beloved masterpieces. You’ll find no shortage of folks who heap praise on Frank Darabont’s adaptations of The Shawshank […]

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2 New to Blu: Satan’s Cheerleaders & Ruby

2 New to Blu: Satan’s Cheerleaders & Ruby

| November 17, 2017

Two cult horror films from 1977, Greydon Clark’s Satan’s Cheerleaders and Curtis Harrington’s Ruby, saw dual format Blu-ray/DVD releases from VCI Entertainment this fall. Now, these two titles are sold separately, yes. However, both happened to come into my possession at the exact same time and I tell you, Satan’s Cheerleaders and Ruby make all-too-much […]

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

| November 16, 2017

Movies about movies are fascinating in that the history inherent in each one’s material forces upon an ostensible cultural importance despite the quality of the film itself. Within narrative films, the self-reflexive discussion of the art form is something that I’m predisposed to like—just take a look as some of my favorite movies. Such a […]

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J.D.’s Revenge

J.D.’s Revenge

| November 15, 2017

Blaxploitation cinema’s emphasis on the social issues facing African American communities in the 1970’s found filmmakers working in the movement predominantly producing action films, dramas, and even a fair number of comedic films. The reasons Blaxploitation filmmakers worked primarily in those genres are numerous, not the least of which are budgetary restraints and the tendency […]

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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

| November 14, 2017

If you love action movies and you missed Atomic Blonde (2017) in the theater, you owe it to yourself to check it out immediately! From John Wick-director David Leitch, Atomic Blonde delivers much the same sort of brutal action as John Wick. Granted, there’s probably less of that action in Atomic Blonde than in John […]

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Ingrid Goes West

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Ingrid Goes West

| November 7, 2017

A movie based around social media or the Internet is, a vast majority of times, immediately damned to failure. Features such as last year’s Nerve exemplify of these types, and in theory, Ingrid Goes West would fit into that pantheon, as well as the group of films that feel outdated by the time of their release […]

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

| November 7, 2017

I won’t miss a Noah Baumbach movie, but my resentment towards Adam Sandler is nigh impossible to ignore. Add to the equation that The Meyerowitz Stories is a Netflix film that I was either going to see in theaters or not see at all given my snobbish clinging to movies’ needing to be seen in […]

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2 New on Blu: The Vampire’s Ghost & Return of the Ape Man

2 New on Blu: The Vampire’s Ghost & Return of the Ape Man

| October 31, 2017

One thing I love about Chicago’s own Olive Films is the company’s dedication to the obscure, particularly where their horror releases are concerned, which is my #1 preoccupation. Though they’ve certainly put out some more mainstream films like Cujo (1983) and The Monster Squad (1987), I’m always far more excited to see them showing some […]

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Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

Dawn of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

| October 30, 2017

If it were announced in 2017 that Zak Snyder were remaking some beloved classic, the news would be met with ire by a whole bunch of folks here on the internet. His work with the DC Extended Universe alone has been received with such mixed reaction from audiences that controversy there would be inevitable. And […]

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Horror Hall of Fame

Horror Hall of Fame

| October 28, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Mill Creek Entertainment’s Horror Hall of Fame collection offers up a 26-movie marathon dominated by the films of horror icons Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. Collected in this set is an array of films both classic and obscure, ensuring that you’ll find something to like in […]

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