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DVD Review THE GIRL

THE GIRL

This well-acted redemptive drama features a pair of fine performances: one from Abbie Cornish and the other from nine-year-old newcomer Maritza Santiago Hernandez. I didn't particularly care for the film overall, but Cornish and Santiago Hernandez were terrific throughout.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - January 26, 2014, 8:51 am - DVD Review
Keywords: abbie cornish, border crossing, david riker



DVD Review THE HORDE

THE HORDE

If you're up on your 14th century Mongol-vs-Russian history this slow-moving 129 minute historical drama may be worth your while. As for the rest of us who think our absence of relevant historical knowledge can be assuaged by a lot of battle sequences (warning: it does not contain even one) it is a beautifully shot production that looks, feels and sounds period authentic.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - January 18, 2014, 9:04 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mongols, golden horde, andrei proshkin



DVD Review LIFE IS SWEET (BLU-RAY)

LIFE IS SWEET (

Few directors capture the nuances of working class life (good, bad and otherwise) quite like Mike Leigh, and this early work of his remains one of my favorites. Criterion's new 2K transfer is impressive, and the addition of a new Leigh commentary easily push this release onto the "you need this" list.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - January 12, 2014, 8:07 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mike leigh, working-class drama



DVD Review SHOUT AT THE DEVIL (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)

SHOUT AT THE DE

A big colorful mid-1970s on-location African adventure epic with a couple of charismatic leads, this one unfortunately suffers under the weight of its own bloated runtime.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 30, 2013, 8:18 am - DVD Review
Keywords: lee marvin, roger moore, action, adventure, the african queen



DVD Review THE BLUE ANGEL (BLU-RAY) 2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION

THE BLUE ANGEL

The film itself is a classic, but here's a Blu-Ray "ultimate edition" release that lives up to the hype, as it includes a restored German-language version as well as the once long lost English-language version.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 28, 2013, 9:27 am - DVD Review
Keywords: marlene dietrich, josef von sternberg, emil jannings, the blue angel



DVD Review BYZANTIUM (BLU-RAY)

BYZANTIUM (BLU-

After nearly two decades director Neil Jordan returns to the vampire well with Byzantium, and the unconventional result is a haunting new look of those cursed with eternal life and a taste for human blood.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 22, 2013, 9:22 am - DVD Review
Keywords: neil jordan, vampires



DVD Review PASSION (BLU-RAY)

PASSION  (BLU-R

I want to pretend that the great Brian De Palma never directed this tired, forgettable thriller. But then I remember that he did and I dislike this one even more.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 21, 2013, 9:47 am - DVD Review
Keywords: de palma, thriller, noomi rapace, rachel mcadams



DVD Review BOUNTY KILLER

BOUNTY KILLER

I think you already know whether you're the target audience for this just by looking at the cover art. If it falls in your entertainment wheelhouse there is much to enjoy, in all of its schlocky seen-it-before-sort-of excess glory.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 14, 2013, 9:30 am - DVD Review
Keywords: grindhouse, the road warrior, death race 2000, post-apocalypse



DVD Review I MARRIED A WITCH (BLU-RAY)

I MARRIED A WIT

This bold-for-its-time supernatural romance features the always alluring Veronica Lake and a batch of impressive special visual effects, now on Blu-Ray from Criterion.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - December 8, 2013, 8:33 am - DVD Review
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DVD Review A BAY OF BLOOD (BLU-RAY) (REAZIONE A CATENA)

A BAY OF BLOOD

Bava-heads will snatch this up no matter what I have to say about it, but Kino's gorgeous new HD transfer and a Tim Lucas commentary are the selling point for the rest of us fence sitters.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 23, 2013, 9:52 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mario bava, giallo, slasher



DVD Review LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (BLU-RAY)

LA CAGE AUX FOL

A grand French farce from the late 1970s - albeit one that loses some steam in the final act - looks better than ever now on Blu-Ray, but the minimal supplements aren't quite up to the usual voluminous Criterion standards.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 16, 2013, 8:54 am - DVD Review
Keywords: ugo tognazzi, michel serrault, jean poiret



DVD Review SLACKER (BLU-RAY)

SLACKER (BLU-RA

Richard Linklater's engaging day-in-the-lives-of-many is ambitious, clever and most importantly manages to sidestep an accidental overdose of arty pretentiousness at the same time.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 10, 2013, 8:21 am - DVD Review
Keywords: richard linklater, austin



DVD Review AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (LIMITED EDITION 3-DISC BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)

AN AMERICAN HIP

There are a lot of big-budget mainstream films that don't receive the sort of deluxe treatment on disc that this undeniably awful 1972 oddball title has. Grindhouse Releasing have stepped up bigtime with a fully-loaded 3-disc set that works very hard to elevate this to certifiable "cult classic" status.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 3, 2013, 7:48 am - DVD Review
Keywords: amos sefer



DVD Review WOULD YOU RATHER (BLU-RAY)

WOULD YOU RATHE

A keenly dark premise, Jeffrey Combs cranking up the camp and a rapid body count lend this low-budget horror/thriller a big advantage in terms of entertainment value.

Far from perfect but well worth a rental.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - October 26, 2013, 7:56 am - DVD Review
Keywords: jeffrey combs



DVD Review THE DEVIL BAT (BLU-RAY)

THE DEVIL BAT (

This is certainly not Bela Lugosi's finest hour, but The Devil Bat is still some genuine dumb fun. Kino nicely resurrects this with a newly restored transfer that while far from pristine is without question the best it has ever looked - especially if you have ever seen The Devil Bat on television back in the olden days (aka pre-VHS).
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - October 20, 2013, 8:19 am - DVD Review
Keywords: bela lugosi, poverty row, the devil bat



DVD Review LORD OF THE FLIES (BLU-RAY)

LORD OF THE FLI

It's not always a guarantee that a great book becomes a great film, but that's exactly what we have here. Criterion's BD treatment of this classic (both literary and cinematic) is meticulous and attentive, making it one of my top releases of 2013.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - October 6, 2013, 8:03 am - DVD Review
Keywords: william golding



DVD Review BLACK SABBATH (BLU-RAY)

BLACK SABBATH (

I'm not a big Bava freak, but this horror anthology is ten kinds of creepy fun, with the famed genre director on his game completely here. Plus, the original Euro cut and the HD mastering earn it high marks.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 29, 2013, 8:00 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mario bava, boris karloff, horror anthology



DVD Review UNDEFEATED (BLU-RAY)

UNDEFEATED (BLU

This inspirational documentary about a high school football team in Tennessee attempting to rise up and win is so much more than just a "sports" story. I may be a little late to the game proclaiming this 2011 Academy Award winning film a must see, but it really is. The transfer is nothing spectacular, but I can almost look past that.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 22, 2013, 7:52 am - DVD Review
Keywords: football



DVD Review SECONDS (BLU-RAY)

SECONDS (BLU-RA

Criterion has delivered John Frankenheimer's frightening thriller Seconds on Blu-Ray, so get ready for a dark and disturbing journey presented in a restored 4K digital transfer. Suspenseful and creepy? You betcha.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 15, 2013, 7:47 am - DVD Review
Keywords: john frankenheimer, rock hudson, the american dream, john randolph, paranoia



DVD Review HANDS OF THE RIPPER (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)

HANDS OF THE RI

An underrated Hammer title is given special treatment by Synapse, including a completely restored HD transfer and terrific extras.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 8, 2013, 8:42 am - DVD Review
Keywords: hammer, peter sasdy, jack the ripper



DVD Review THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (BLU-RAY)

THE KENTUCKY FR

Uneven but relentless, this early work from the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker don't-be-afraid-try-anything camp has some genuine comedic high points amongst the juvenile silliness.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 2, 2013, 9:41 am - DVD Review
Keywords: zucker, abrahams, zucker, john landis



DVD Review HELL'S HOUSE (BLU-RAY)

HELL'S HOUSE (B

This forgettable drama from 1932 is best known for featuring Bette Davis and Pat O'Brien just before they hit it big, and now it's on Blu-Ray from Kino Classics.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - August 24, 2013, 7:36 am - DVD Review
Keywords: bette davis, pat o'brien



DVD Review WILD STRAWBERRIES - SMULTRONSTÄLLET (BLU-RAY)

WILD STRAWBERRI

Criterion has served up a new 2K transfer for the Blu-Ray release of Bergman's magnificent Wild Strawberries, and it has been well worth the wait.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - August 18, 2013, 9:19 am - DVD Review
Keywords: ingmar bergman, aging, loneliness, loss, memories, existence and perception of self, victor sjöström, bibi andersson, ingrid thulin



DVD Review A WHISPER TO A ROAR

A WHISPER TO A

Voltaire wrote that it's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. That's the central thesis of the powerful documentary A Whisper To A Roar, where we are taken around the globe to see that how battle for democracy and freedom is a constant life and death struggle.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - August 17, 2013, 7:20 am - DVD Review
Keywords: pro-democracy



DVD Review THE PRODUCERS (BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)

THE PRODUCERS (

With this occasionally hammy classic Mel Brooks gave us the surreal weirdness of Springtime For Hitler. What more do you need - especially if you already own the 2005 deluxe SD edition?

Well, the nice new HD transfer makes a doubledip a no brainer.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - August 4, 2013, 7:32 am - DVD Review
Keywords: mel brooks, the producers



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