Tag: Blu-Ray

The Decoy Bride

The Decoy Bride

| June 26, 2012 | 1 Comments

Kelly Macdonald and David Tennant star in this 2011 romantic comedy set on a small island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. As the film opens, heartbroken trouser catalogue writer Katie (Macdonald) returns to the remote island of Hegg where she grew up, having sworn off men for good. Subsequently, novelist James (Tennant) and his movie star […]

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Meatballs

Meatballs

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ivan Reitman’s 1979 feature, Meatballs, marked the beginning of two major cinematic forces: the summer camp film, which would persist as a subgenre of both comedy and horror well into the 1990s, and Bill Murray, who continues to do what Bill Murray do best to this day. The film relates an incredibly loose narrative about […]

Dragon Ball Z: Kai Part Eight

Dragon Ball Z: Kai Part Eight

| June 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

Over the years, Dragon Ball Z has had many re-releases, both on VHS, and DVD, with Blu-ray dropping into the scene more recently. Most of those releases featured the same content repackaged again and again, but Dragon Ball Z: Kai is unique, presenting the entire DBZ series remastered and re-edited to exclude any filler. Although […]

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Occult Academy

Occult Academy

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Occult Academy aired on Japan’s TV Tokyo in 2010 and the complete series is now available in a 2-disc Premium Edition Blu-ray collection from NIS America. The narrative of this 13-episode original anime from A-1 Pictures and Aniplex follows the occult-obsessed students and faculty of the Waldstein Academy, referred to by area locals as the […]

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Terminal Velocity on Blu-ray

Terminal Velocity on Blu-ray

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

After its release in 1991, Point Break seemed to take on a life of its own, leaving a lasting legacy as it etched itself a place in our collective cultural memory. Directly, it inspired Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg in the writing of their comic-action homage Hot Fuzz (2007) and spawned the popular, touring stage […]

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Accident Blu-ray Giveaway

Accident Blu-ray Giveaway

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of FilmMonthly’s Accident Giveaway: James Thompson, IL Daniel Morrell, MA Marguerite Core, CA We’re giving away 3 Blu-ray copies of the Hong Kong thriller, Accident, available on Blu-ray and DVD from Shout! Factory on June 12, 2012. You want one? All you have to do to enter is send us an email […]

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Chronicle

Chronicle

| May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The superhero film, Chronicle (2012), plays into a stylistic trend in filmmaking that The Blair Witch Project popularized in 1999. I’m referring of course to the “found footage” film, which subsists under the pretense that the footage comprising a fiction film’s narrative was filmed by the characters themselves using their own cameras. This style lends […]

Shogun Assassin Blu-Ray Boxed Set

Shogun Assassin Blu-Ray Boxed Set

| April 23, 2012 | 1 Comments

Shogun Assassin is a film that was embedded in my mind before my own eyes could see it. 1995′s Hip Hop classic “Liquid Swords” was released by Wu-Tang Clan member, The GZA and used samples from the cult film released in 1980. While the other members used other various clips from kung fu movies, the […]

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As film critics, we’re constantly asked to defend our tastes. “What makes this good?” or “Why should I bother watching that?” Especially coming from a film school background, there’s this constant demand to defend your taste in movies as some sort of cinematic marvel. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is not that. It doesn’t […]

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Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection

Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This 4-disc, Blu-ray set collects four of the grittiest, ass-kickingest damn gangster movies ever made. These bullet-ridden Italian thrillers spawned from writer/director Fernando Di Leo, who had previously co-written the first two films in the Dollars Trilogy (albeit work for which he went uncredited). Without any reservations I can proclaim this the first must-own release […]

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