Classics and Other Films on DVD (May 25, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Macbeth

Phil Hall @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: An appreciation of Orson Welles’ 1948 Shakespeare film.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: Randle McMurphy and Nurse Ratched play a game of one-upmanship while we sit and watch, basking in the glory of their finely tuned characters.

Paint Your Wagon

Phil Hall @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: An appreciation of the 1969 musical

Stronghold

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Victory at Sea

Phil Hall @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: A review of the 1954 documentary.

Recent Home Video Releases

Black Patch

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

The Jester’s Supper

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: There is some dispute as to whether The Jester’s Supper was the first or second Italian film to feature a bare-breasted actress. In any case, it was a scene that made waves in 1942, and probably would have still raised eyebrows twenty years later.

Move

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk

  • Excerpt: Sex and the married neurotic

Wet Hot American Summer

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk

  • Excerpt: The State travels back to summer 1981

X

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Atragon

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: Atragon is a veritable visual and thematic encyclopaedia of Japanese pop science fiction, marshalled by Ishiro Honda.

Business and Pleasure

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Eyes Without a Face

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Eyes Without A Face’ – Georges Franju Proves That A Horror Film Can Be Beautiful, Too

Gymkata

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: 30 years ago — 30 years ago this very month, in fact — ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘Black Belt Jones’ director Robert Clouse gave us (and gave is the only word for a gift like this) ‘Gymkata,’ which imagines a new fighting style that combines martial arts and… gymnastics. This really happened in Hollywood in the 1980s, which gives you some idea of exactly how much cocaine was flowing through that place back then.

It’s All Gone Pete Tong

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

The Lady Confesses

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Mad Max

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

The Road Warrior

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Satellite in the Sky

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Shock

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Traffic in Souls

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Traffic in Souls is equal parts overwrought melodrama, social indictment, and documentary, which makes it a fascinating film as a crowd pleaser with actual relevance.

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