Classics and Other Films on DVD

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

All Together

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Una comedia francesa con actores otoñales que nos recuerda el valor supremo de la amistad

Belle (1973)

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Days of Thunder

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: It oughtn’t be good, at least. Not with that script. And yet it’s so much better than the combined quality of its elements.

The Howling / Lifeforce

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: For fans and the uninitiated, both are great genre discoveries and top of the line releases from one of horror’s most stalwart champions.

Humongous

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: It deserves a better reputation than it has, but it’s still not a lost classic: just a meat and potatoes horror flick.

In Another Country

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Hong Sang-soo’s smart and funny take on the romance genre is just as challenging as we would expect from the director, telling three similar stories, revising the romantic adventures of a French woman (Isabelle Huppert) traveling on her own in Korea. With each redo, we see the love affair from a different angle, examining the mistakes, both innocent and not-so innocent, and observing the quirks of human behavior that both bring us together and push us apart.

Insanitarium

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Living Out Loud

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Danny DeVito sings and Holly Hunter dances in this entertaining dramedy.

LOL (2006)

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Loves of Pharaoh

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Muscle Beach Party

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: Whatever charms Beach Party has, they are not possessed by its first sequel.

Nashville

Jason Bailey @ The Atlantic

  • Excerpt: Throughout his long and fascinating career, Robert Altman frequently explored the theme of the American identity–how we think of ourselves, who we really are, and the tension between those two notions.

Nothing But A Man

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Producers (1968)

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: The Producers has withstood nearly half a century far better than most comedy films that old. Mel Brooks’ feature film debut undoubtedly remains one of his best directorial efforts as well as one of the 1960s’ most enduring and entertaining movies.

Revenge (1990)

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: One of the earliest, perhaps the first, movie in the phase of his career where Kevin Costner stopped making relatively intriguing choices.

Speed

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

Student Services

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Well-acted but unsurprising, and far more sad than it is scandalous.

Sweet Movie

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Werid Movies

  • Excerpt: The most likely effect of the movie on an audience is to reaffirm their bourgeois proprieties: yeah, those taboos against coprophagia, the sexualization of children, and the random insertion of pointless political musings into movies are pretty valid after all, aren’t they?

A View to a Kill

Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com

The Void

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

The Wicked Lady

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: The name in the credits that will still be meaningful to contemporary audiences is that of the editor, Terence Fisher.

Wild Wild West

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: As monoumentally stupid and aggressively anti-fun as the film’s rancid reputation would have it be.

Woman Between Wolf and Dog

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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