Classics and Other Films on DVD (Jun. 30, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Batman

Kenji Fujishima @ The House Next Door

China Gate

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

The Last Day of Summer

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Winner of 1958 Grand Prix at the International Festival of Documentary and Short Feature Films in Venice, The Last Day of Summer has the brevity of most experimental films, and it creates a dreamlike ambiguity that makes an almost too-subtle comment on World War II.

Vertigo

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Did any movie produced under the Hollywood studio system ever torture its protagonist as mercilessly as ‘Vertigo’ torments Scottie Ferguson?

Recent Home Video Releases

300: Rise of an Empire

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

The Chef, the Actor and the Scoundrel

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Unlike the films that followed Pulp Fiction with stories about idiosyncratic gangsters, Guan Hu seems to have taken Tarantino’s Kill Bill films as inspiration, both visually and in story structure. Without any specific motivation, Guan’s film veers from mock silent movie with intertitles to spaghetti western to animation, and that’s just within the first five minutes.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jordan Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Caesar & Rosalie

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Cousin Jules

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Dan Curtis’ Dracula on Blu-ray

Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online

Die, Monster, Die!

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Gentleman’s Agreement

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

House (1977)

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Like Someone in Love

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Nightmare City

Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online

Star Dust

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Valley of the Dolls

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

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