Tag: featured

Warlock Collection: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

Warlock Collection: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

| July 25, 2017

As I discussed in my review of The Unholy (1988), Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series has brought a number of my childhood obsessions to Blu-ray in a shockingly short time. The Saturday movie matinees on cable and odd video rentals of my youth instilled in me a deep affection for many of the films released […]

×
An interview with William Oldroyd

An interview with William Oldroyd

| July 18, 2017

The continued issues surrounding the subordination of women in society are compellingly explored in director William Oldroyd’s feature debut Lady Macbeth. Based on the 1865 Russian novella by Nikolai Leskov, the story follows Katherine (Florence Pugh) who has entered into a marriage with a man named Alexander (Paul Hilton). The heir to a mining company, […]

×
A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

| July 14, 2017

David Lowery’s 2013 feature Ain’t Them Bodies Saints earned its fair share of comparisons to Terrence Malick, and Disney’s choice to have Lowery helm the Pete’s Dragon remake seemed odd on the surface. It seemed even more strange given Lowery’s other film work as an editor on Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine (2012), Shane Carruth’s […]

×
Species: Collector’s Edition

Species: Collector’s Edition

| July 9, 2017

For Shout! Factory/Scream Factory, June and July of 2017 are months packed with Blu-ray releases of films in desperate need of reappraisal or revisitation, beginning with June’s release of the too-oft unseen Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), which stars Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson! They followed that up with Blu-rays of The Lawnmower Man […]

×
Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

| June 30, 2017

In the 1997 Simpsons episode “Lisa’s Sax,” Homer Simpson sits down to watch Twin Peaks. His thoughts on the matter: “Brilliant! But I have no idea what’s going on.” It’s safe to say that, collectively, Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 has left us all feeling the same way. We’re almost at the halfway point […]

×
The Unholy: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

The Unholy: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

| June 26, 2017

In a very short time, Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series has made its stamp on the cult films home video market, bringing many beloved films from cult audiences’ VHS rental-filled youths to Blu-ray in editions that are far more impressive than we could have realistically expected. Lionsgate debuted the Vestron Video line of Blu-rays in […]

×
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

| June 19, 2017

Time Life’s home video release of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is one of the most delightfully formidable collections I’ve ever dipped into—a bit of a contradiction, I know, but hopefully you’ll see what I mean soon enough. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In ran for 140 episodes from 1968 to 1973 and Time Life […]

×
An Interview With Bill Morrison

An Interview With Bill Morrison

| June 9, 2017

In the town of Hoppegarten just east of Berlin there is a bunker. The facility is kept cooled to 6 degrees Celsius and contains a row of 40 small rooms separated from one another by steel doors. This bunker, located next to the Stasi’s old encryption headquarters, is not a facility for protecting military personnel, […]

×
Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| June 6, 2017

There are thirteen episodes left of Twin Peaks: The Return, and it’s safe to say that David Lynch and Mark Frost are taking their sweet, sweet time. Typically, thirteen episodes would provide plenty of time for a television show to wrap up any runaway plot threads. But Twin Peaks is not just any show, and […]

×
Brain Damage

Brain Damage

| June 4, 2017

Most of us have fond memories of the name Elmer. Whether it be the glue that you can use to make fake skin, or the cartoon hunter (Fudd) who’s always on the lookout for the waskily wabbitt, Bugs Bunny. But there’s a third, underappreciated Elmer out there. This Elmer is not as fun or funny […]

×