Classics and Other Films on DVD (Jun. 1, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The Dark Crystal

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Destino

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Salvador Dalí’s only moving canvas… This dream of a Disney princess trapped in Dalí’s delirious desert is something we will not see the likes of again in our lifetimes.

The Goddess

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The Goddess is an extremely beautiful, emotional film, and Ruan’s performance is one of the most moving I’ve seen in a film, silent or sound.

The Human Condition

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Poltergeist

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: There’s a definite need for a particular strain of horror that’s aimed at kids, and Poltergeist proves that it can be done effectively, without pulling punches or watering things down.

Rosemary’s Baby

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Rosemary’s Baby, for me, is a bit like the original Dracula. It isn’t ‘scary’ in that I was frightened. However, it was highly atmospheric, creepy, and more suspense than pure gore.

Sparrows

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: There was just an extraordinary beauty to Pickford, and a fine example of that is Sparrows, a story that mixes both horror and hope, that has really exciting moments and which stands the test of time.

Total Recall

Kenji Fujishima @ The House Next Door

Recent Home Video Releases

Cannibal Ferox

Peter Nelhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

The House with 100 Eyes

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: The makers of The House with 100 Eyes may intend it as a meta-satire, but if that’s the case, they’ve not done a good enough job of making it clear.

Invitation to a Gunfighter

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Our Mother’s House

Robert Cashill @ Cineaste

  • Excerpt: Review of a superior British melodrama.

Yellowbeard

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Greetings From Tim Buckley

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Id

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Id’ won’t commit to being a black comedy, a serious psycho-spiritual rumination, or a surreal nightmare, but keeps changing its strategy every few minutes, hoping something will stick.

Man, Pride and Vengeance

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Monkey Shines

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Monkey Shines’ – George Romero Minus Zombies Equals Evil Monkeys

The New Spirit

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: It’s not certain what parts of The New Spirit were most effective, but a Gallup poll that year found of the estimated 60 million people who saw the cartoon, more than 37 percent said it directly affected their willingness to do their taxes.

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