Classics and Other Films on DVD

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD from 2011 and earlier.

Army of Darkness

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: A loopy work of imagination that never fails to be entertaining.

The Assassin’s Blade

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Cutie pie Charlene Choi makes one very unconvincing guy. That never gets in the way of enjoying this often delightful retelling of a classic Chinese love story.

Christopher Columbus, The Enigma

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Come and See

Peter Gutierrez @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: By the end of “Come and See” you’ll be despairing of humanity, not just warfare.

Evil Dead II

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: The best horror-comedy ever made.

Female Teacher Hunting

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Five Easy Pieces

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Funny Girl

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Funny Girl possesses an unmistakable interest in its dramatic, comedic, and romantic material, using songs sparingly and never at the expense of its storytelling. I

The Hawks and the Sparrows

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Hoax

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: The Hoax requires more of a performance from Richard Gere than most of his work, starting with a prosthetic nose, a slight New York accent, and something other than his increasingly salty, otherwise unchanging salt and pepper hairdo.

Late Chrysanthemums

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Message from Space

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: If you’re of a certain age, and have a deep nostalgia for crap, “Message from Space” may just fit the bill.

The Music Lovers

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

My Night at Mauds

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Renaissance

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Running America

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Safety Last!

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: As a personality, Lloyd is a combination of silly and sweet, but his true star power comes from his daring athleticism. The more elaborate his setup, the more hilarious the payoff.

Shanghai Noon / Shanghai Knights

James Plath @ Family Home Theater

  • Excerpt: Fans who loved the tone of the first film will miss the honest energy and originality that, in the sequel, turns to formula and glitz.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: If a non-Trekker/Trekkie were to start watching the films, The Wrath of Khan is THE Star Trek film they should start with. For me, it is the Citizen Kane of Trek films: the standard all Trek films are measured against.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: While not on the same level as Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock has enough within it to make it if not a great film, a film with good things in it.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The One With the Damn Whales…

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The bigger problem in The Final Frontier is just how uninteresting the whole adventure is.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Calling its pacing “glacial” might imply that it actually moves. It’s tagline should read “To boldy snore where no one has snored before.”

Superman and the Mole Men

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: While Superman and the Mole-Men is not the greatest Superman film, it is in its own way a very intelligent picture, one shockingly provocative for the 1950s.

Tokyo Gore Police

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Tokyo Gore Police is the apex of this disreputable splatter subgenre: it delivers all of the bloody geekery exploitation audiences demand, but washes its nocturnal canvas in a neon surrealism that elevates the picture above its seedy origins.

War of the Worlds

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

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