Video and DVD

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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