Classics and Other Films on DVD

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

Boa vs Python

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Burden of Dreams

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: It’s fortuitous that Blank and Herzog chose this particular production for the documentarian to follow. Honestly, the real-life story of Burden of Dreams is far more compelling that Herzog’s finished film.

Deadly Eyes

Tim Brayton @ http://antagonie.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-of-blood-rat-tat-tat.html

  • Excerpt: A legitimately solid candidate for an alcohol-assisted Bad Movie Night party.

Die Hard

Daniel Carlson @ Pajiba

Foolish Wives

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: One of the few finished (and surviving) masterworks of a genius of silent cinema, Foolish Wives is a must-see for cinephiles who appreciate artful direction being applied to passionate melodrama.

Hands of the Ripper

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Horny Working Girl: From 5 to 9

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

The Last Boy Scout

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: It’s a very problematic movie, no doubt, but it’s frequently the biggest problems that are the most interesting things to study.

The Little Shop of Horrors

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Love Me Tender

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Magic Flute (1975)

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: The stage and backstage are both visible through much of Bergman’s The Magic Flute, with the director erasing any division between artifice and accepted reality. The play is the thing, and its presentation is as real and actual as any other human endeavor.

The Magic Flute (2006)

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Though originally released overseas in 2006, Kenneth Branagh’s cinematic adaptation of The Magic Flute is only just coming to North America now. A hold-up of this kind is often a cause for concern, but Branagh fans looking forward to seeing The Magic Flute at long last should not worry: it’s a thoroughly enjoyable production.

Oki’s Movie

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Pan’s Labyrinth

Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]

Repo Man

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The movie argues for a lattice of coincidence, and it’s only coincidence that could bring together so many disparate elements and meld them into such a bizarrely, almost accidentally successful movie.

Robot Jox

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: It’s quintessentially So Bad It’s Good.

Terror on a Train

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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