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DVD Review LES VAMPIRES (BLU-RAY)

LES VAMPIRES (B

Louis Feuillade's ten-part crime thriller serial from 1915/1916 remains a hellzapoppin' funhouse ride nearly 100 years later, but one character in particular steals the 7-hour show.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 8, 2012, 8:05 am - DVD Review
Keywords: louis feuillade, musidora, vampires, silent serial



DVD Review THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE (BLU-RAY) Unrated Director's Cut

THE HUMAN CENTI

Director Tom Six has realized his creative dream of making the original The Human Centipede 'look like My Little Pony' with this gross-out sequel. Where the first film implied more than it showed - and as a result created a genuinely disturbing experience - this time around Six holds nothing back in an excess of grotesqueness.

Too bad the whole thing is so sophomorically pointless.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - July 28, 2012, 9:30 am - DVD Review
Keywords: tom six, the human centipede, laurence harvey, ashlynn yennie



DVD Review EXORCISMUS

EXORCISMUS

For me exorcism flicks fall pretty low down on my list of preferred horror genre storylines. The premise has little room for variation, and is predestined to include certain obligatory elements. That's what we get in Exorcismus, though director Manuel Carballo tries his best to cover the material from a slightly different angle. But in the end it's another possession title.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 2, 2012, 6:46 am - DVD Review
Keywords: demon-possession, sophie vavasseur, manuel carballo



DVD Review THE DEVIL'S ROCK

THE DEVIL'S ROC

Don't be fooled by the awesomeness of the cover-art-image-that-doesn't-appear-anywhere-in-the-movie, because The Devil's Rock is still a terrific under-the-radar horror film about Nazis and demons. You like horror? You should really love this.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - March 18, 2012, 10:46 am - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, nazis, demons



DVD Review THE NESTING

THE NESTING

Here's a forgotten horror film from the early 1980s that could have stayed forgotten and I don't think the public would have revolted. This tired alt-The Shining/haunted house/tormented writer variant does, however, come adorned from Blue Underground with a trio of quality audio mixes and a nice image transfer that do wonders to make this slow-moving film tolerable.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - July 16, 2011, 7:27 am - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, armand weston, the shining



DVD Review ANCIENT ALIENS: SEASON TWO

ANCIENT ALIENS:

Subject matter like this - ancient aliens visiting Earth in the past - is pretty much designed to preach to the tinfoil hat choir (I can say that because I'm one of them), and if you are already in that group -"hello, my name is Rich" - I have no doubt you will find this series quite interesting, even if the transfers are only fair-to-middling.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 26, 2011, 7:04 am - DVD Review
Keywords: ancient aliens, chariots of the gods, erich von daniken



DVD Review BLOW OUT (BLU-RAY)

BLOW OUT (BLU-R

One of my favorite De Palma films is properly Criterion-ized in 1080p.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 15, 2011, 6:21 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: de palma, blow out, john travolta, nancy allen



DVD Review INFERNO: SPECIAL EDITION

INFERNO: SPECIA

I've never been as enamored of the entire Dario Argento oeuvre as many genre fans seem to be, though for obvious reasons I do still hold Suspiria in high regard.

As a quasi-sequel to Suspiria - part of Argento's interwoven Three Mothers trilogy - this Special Edition release of 1980's Inferno has an impressively remastered transfer that really shows off the primary colored bad dream weirdness perfectly.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 12, 2011, 7:56 am - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, dario argento, suspiria, three mothers trilogy



DVD Review THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO PACK)

THE DORM THAT D

One of the unsung slasher classics of the early 1980s gets the fancypants treatment from Synapse in all of its uncensored director's cut glory. For fans of the dead teenager genre, this is an opportunity to finally see this film as it was meant to be seen.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 8, 2011, 6:18 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: slasher



DVD Review THE CELLULOID SALESMAN Classic Educational Shorts, Volume 4

THE CELLULOID S

Volume 4 of Kino's Classic Educational Shorts series tackles the art of the sell, all amidst a wonderfully bizarre collection of vintage infotainment

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - June 4, 2011, 7:39 am - DVD Review
Keywords: educational short films



DVD Review THE SINS OF MADAME BOVARY (I PECCATI DI MADAME BOVARY)

THE SINS OF MAD

This 1969 retread of the classic Flaubert tome is really best know for launching the meteoric career of the undeniably sexy Edwige Fenech. Other than that, there's not much here.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - May 28, 2011, 10:32 am - DVD Review
Keywords: edwige fenech, gustave flaubert, madame bovary



DVD Review DOGTOOTH (BLU-RAY)

DOGTOOTH (BLU-R

Perverse. Dark. Comical. Terrifying. Hardly a feel good family experience, but certainly one of the most unsettling, unforgettable and engaging films I have ever seen.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - April 30, 2011, 7:42 am - DVD Review
Keywords: foreign, dogtooth, michael haneke, dysfunctional family



DVD Review APHRODISIAC! THE SEXUAL SECRET OF MARIJUANA

APHRODISIAC! TH

The theme here is light up and disrobe as this pseudo-documentary on the demon weed attempts to teach and titillate.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - April 24, 2011, 5:36 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: marijuana



DVD Review THE BLACK PIRATE (BLU-RAY)

THE BLACK PIRAT

A solid sea yarn from the silent era gets regal treatment from Kino on Blu-Ray, featuring an impressive transfer of the original two-strip Technicolor print and yet another film geek history lesson commentary from Rudy Behlmer.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - April 24, 2011, 6:21 am - DVD Review
Keywords: douglas fairbanks, the black pirate, pirates, silent films



DVD Review VAMPIRE CIRCUS (BLU-RAY)

VAMPIRE CIRCUS

Synapse's first foray into BD is a genre-fan-favorite with this 2-disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack of Hammer Studios Vampire Circus (1972).An impressive transfer doesn't save the wonky bits from being any less nonsensical or incomplete, but the presentation and extras make this a necessary addition to any Hammerhead's collection.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - February 13, 2011, 7:52 am - DVD Review
Keywords: hammer studios, vampires



DVD Review THREE KINGS (BLU-RAY)

THREE KINGS (BL

This film has had a rather loyal fanbase, but somehow it never connected with me the same way, either via its theatrical run or this BD. I enjoyed the performances of Clooney/Wahlberg/Cube, but everything else just seemed too forced or heavy-handed.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 21, 2010, 7:13 am - DVD Review
Keywords: war, george clooney, mark wahlberg, ice cube, spike jonze, gulf war, kuwait, gold



DVD Review THE THIN RED LINE (BLU-RAY)

THE THIN RED LI

He may not be prolific, but as a director each of Terrence Malick's films stand as uniquely rewarding sensory experiences, and this 1998 adaptation of James Jones' anti war novel is no exception. With Criterion's exceptional 1080p transfer and rewarding extras, this may very well be "the" release of 2010.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 20, 2010, 6:57 am - DVD Review
Keywords: war, terrence malick, james jones



DVD Review THE KILLER INSIDE ME

THE KILLER INSI

This grim bit of West Texas noir looks and sounds all period proper, but I just couldn't muster any concern for the mumbly ramblings of any of the characters. For a real flavorful experience, read the 1952 Jim Thompson novel instead.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - November 12, 2010, 9:43 am - DVD Review
Keywords: jim thompson, casey affleck, jessica alba, michael winterbottom, noir



DVD Review THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE)

THE HUMAN CENTI

This isn't quite the absolute genius bit of horror that the film's trailer seemed to promise, but genre fans should come for the disturbing premise and stay for the wonderfully campy/creepy performance of Dieter Laser.

The image/audio transfers are pretty plain jane, but Laser makes it all worthwhile.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - October 24, 2010, 7:39 am - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, dieter laser, tom six, ashley c. williams, ashley yennie, siamese triplets, human centipede



DVD Review LONDON TO BRIGHTON

LONDON TO BRIGH

The subject matter is pretty coarse but the performances from the two leads are remarkable, especially young Georgia Groome. Brutal, violent and completely riveting.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 25, 2010, 6:33 am - DVD Review
Keywords: georgia groome, british crime drama, paul andrew williams



DVD Review AFTER.LIFE

AFTER.LIFE

Not perfect, but a worthwhile rental if you like occasionally stylish and moody films set in funeral homes, discussions of the afterlife and/or seeing Christina Ricci nude.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 19, 2010, 7:07 am - DVD Review
Keywords: afterlife, death, liam neeson, christina ricci, justin long, agnieszka wojtowicz-vosloo



DVD Review CRUMB (BLU-RAY)

CRUMB (BLU-RAY)

You may not walk away from this necessarily liking Robert Crumb the person, but it is impossible to deny the guy's undeniable talent as an artist. This one is both fascinating and depressing on countless levels.

Recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 12, 2010, 7:21 am - DVD Review
Keywords: robert crumb, terry zwigoff, documentary, underground comics



DVD Review RED RIDING

RED RIDING

Three films. Three different directors. One dark, brilliant story.

Highly recommended.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 7, 2010, 5:41 am - DVD Review
Keywords: yorkshire ripper, crime, corruption, child murders, serial killer



DVD Review 2:22

2:22

If you're a heist genre fan you may find bits and pieces of this one worthwhile, but most likely you will find yourself slackjawed by the dangling, unresolved storylines that are continually introduced here.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - September 4, 2010, 7:35 am - DVD Review
Keywords: heist, val kilmer, phillip guzman, crime



DVD Review THE DUNGEON MASTERS

THE DUNGEON MAS

I have officially grown tired of documentaries about fantasy gamers and/or LARPers, and this is only the third one I've seen.
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Posted by: Rich Rosell - August 31, 2010, 4:35 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: dungeons & dragons, documentary, keven mcalester



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