Classics and Other Films on DVD (Apr. 27, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The House of Hate

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Live Flesh

Cole Smithey @ Colesmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Live Flesh represents one of the flamboyant Pedro Almodovar’s clearest manifestations of his signature melodramatic style in a personalized homage to Spanish culture during and after Francesco Franco’s dictatorship.

Recent Home Video Releases

The Beyond

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Big Eyes

James Plath @ Family Home Theater

  • Excerpt: While the performances are great and the story is interesting, the film isn’t as complex as it might have been—and maybe this is the Edward Scissorhands influence. There’s a fairly simple trajectory to the plot and an eventual resolution that feels very much like a fantasy fable with a moral to be learned.

Blind Woman’s Curse

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Fire Line

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Firewalker

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Hoop Dreams

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas

Christopher Long @ DVDBlu Review

  • Excerpt: (Ozu) was certainly refining the techniques that would make him one of cinema’s greatest masters, but he was clearly also just having himself one hell of a good time.

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Cat Soup

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The brisk 30 minute runtime is the perfect length for this nearly plot-free pageant of morbid feline surrealism, which hits your surreal receptors hard, but doesn’t last so long you build up a tolerance to the insanity.

House of Bamboo

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

House of Last Things

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …a budget mindbender that at times gets a little ambitious for its britches, but still rates as 90 minutes of relatively pleasant confusion and resolution.

Rome Adventure

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Seconds

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Seconds’ – John Frankenheimer’s Subliminally Scary Masterpiece

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