Classics and Other Films on DVD (Dec. 16, 2013)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Recent Home Video Releases

Berberian Sound Studio

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This twisty psychological horror yarn from writer/director Peter Strickland is the best kind, one that is open to many interpretations but can be enjoyed on its own creepy and insinuating surface.

Hannah Arendt

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

Prisoners

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Prisoners is a challenging, complex thriller fueled by intriguing ideas, moral consequences, and a strong ensemble cast. Lives intersect when two little girls go missing during the holidays, leaving two families to grieve and luring one cop into a deeper mystery than he bargained for.

The Rooftop

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2011 and earlier

Akira

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The Japanese have been trying to recapture Akira‘s cyberpunk spirit for twenty-five years now, but they have yet to devise a hallucination delivery device to top Ohtomo’s original animated masterpiece.

All About Eve

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: It is almost impossible to overstate how much this film gets right about a life in the theatre and how shrewdly director Joseph L. Mankiewicz heightens the melodrama of the milieu—hoisting the theatre on its own petard might be a more accurate way of describing it—while paradoxically peeling away the artifice to reveal some painful truths.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Bean: The Movie

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe

Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

  • Excerpt: Szabó’s film – co-written with Andrea Vészits – is concerned with the way in which, after a major switch in a political system, there is a period in which it takes people time to find their voices.

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Matilda

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

The War of the Gargantuas

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

White Christmas

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: The spectacle was syrupy sweet when it came out, but feels even more corny today. There’s a sugar-coated artificiality to the proceedings, but that’s what makes the old fashioned display so heartwarming.

The White Dove

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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