Video and DVD

High-Rise

High-Rise

| August 25, 2016

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 […]

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

| August 24, 2016

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 […]

×
Weiner

Weiner

| August 23, 2016

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, […]

Psycho IV: The Beginning

Psycho IV: The Beginning

| August 23, 2016

On paper, the idea that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) should have ever had sequels seems incredibly misguided. The film is, after all, one of the most acclaimed horror films of all time. And you could never hope to replicate the film’s brilliance on either a technical of narrative level, lest you were a genius of […]

×
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

| August 20, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls debuted in 2015 as a line of action figures along with a YouTube series tie-in. The YouTube series boasts 24 webisodes across two seasons to date, each with a run time of approximately 1-4 minutes a piece. The series centers on the young heroes who attend Super Hero High School, not […]

×
The Pride and The Passion

The Pride and The Passion

| August 19, 2016

When this came in the mail, it was difficult for me to understand how I’d never heard of this movie before.  Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra in a character-driven war drama.  Sounds too good to be true!  After watching the movie, it’s certainly easier to understand how this was allowed to slip into such obscurity. […]

×
Microwave Massacre

Microwave Massacre

| August 19, 2016

Thanks to companies like Vinegar Syndrome and Arrow Video, we are living in an unexpected new golden age of physical home video releases. Arrow has particularly stepped up their game over the last few years since launching their US branch, issuing an impressively varied slate of films from Japanese crime dramas to nearly forgotten American […]

×
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

| August 16, 2016

When The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension bombed theatrically in 1984 due to inept marketing, no one could have predicted that the film would somehow overcome this failure to become one of the most beloved and successful of cult films. When people talk about cult films, and I’ve been doing that a […]

×
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

| August 16, 2016

I’ve become fascinated with this particular type of documentary; it’s a film that tells the story of a film that was a nightmare to get made, often resulting in the film never being finished.  You don’t often get to hear these stories, but a few of these have come across my radar in recent memory […]

×
American Ninja & American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

American Ninja & American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

| August 16, 2016

Those of us who love action movies have long understood that, when you want to watch some bonkers 1980s action, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’ The Cannon Group is where the action is. I mean, we’re talking the studio here that put out the Death Wish sequels, the Missing in Action movies, Cobra (1986), Over […]

×