Classics and Other Films on DVD

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD from 2010 and earlier.

Abraham Lincoln

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast
Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: While I obviously don’t know what D.W. Griffith’s intentions were, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that he made Abraham Lincoln as a second form of assassination, this time going after Lincoln’s character. The decision to make him so unremarkable and so lacking in charisma had to be a conscious one.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: It’s an inspired bit of silliness, and one of the best of its kind.

The Camp on Blood Island

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Criminal Law

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Les Démoniaques

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: Jean Rollin’s fascination for the potent commingling of the savage and the romantic defined films which, at their best, turn into protean dreamscapes of Sadean imagery and symbolism.

Die Nibelungen

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast
Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Split into two parts, it begins as a grand fantasy and ends as a dire tragedy. There are swordfights and dragons and feats of magic and treasures and death and betrayal and just about everything in between.

Grave of the Fireflies

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Those who know Studio Ghibli purely from the films of Hayao Miyazaki may be surprised at the drama and emotion of Isao Takahata’s powerful Grave of the Fireflies.

Heat and Sunlight

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

House of Dark Shadows

Patrick Bromley @ DVD Verdict

Legend

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

Return to Neverland

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Sands of the Kalahari

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Schoolgirl Report #9

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

She’s the One

Patrick Bromley @ DVD Verdict

Three Secrets

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Treasure Planet

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Having broken from the musical drama template that delighted the masses in the 1990s but was starting to grow tired, Disney Animation seemed determined to prove itself hip and exciting in the early 2000s.

Trilogy of Life

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

We Won’t Grow Old Together

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

  • Excerpt: Maurice Pialat’s second full-length feature We Won’t Grow Old Together is a devastating exploration of a slowly disintegrating romantic affair that is about as brutally honest about the self-destructive interdependency of relationships as any film ever made.

Week End

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast
Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: A towering and exhilarating piece of work that seems to embody the social upheaval of the 1960s in one bracing, often shocking, cinematic experience.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast

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Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

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