Classics and Other Films on DVD (May 26, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Bang! Bang! You’re Dead!

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Birds

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The crow has long been an omen of death, but never have our fine feathered friends been so conspicuously thantatotic as in Alfred Hitchcock’s first true horror (as opposed to suspense) film.

Boyhood

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: Linklater and Coltrane portray being a boy with both glorious and downright uncomfortable authenticity. Boyhood is a one of a kind experience.

Bug (1975)

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Countess Dracula

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Deranged

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

The Fury

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

God Told Me To

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Mysterious Skin

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …plays something like “Midnight Cowboy” with a touch of “The X-Files.”

Notre Musique

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Overlord

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Piano

Philip Concannon @ Mostly Film

Scream, Blacula, Scream

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Squirm

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

Tim Holt Western Classics Collection: Vol. 4

A.J. Hakari @ Classic Movie Guide

The Trip to Italy

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: The Trip to Italy is just an assault of laughs, whether it’s duelling impressions, sketches or bickering. However, it’s in that vulnerable state, when your face is sore from laughter and your ears are reverberating with Michael Caine’s voice that Winterbottom torpedos you with emotional truths. The people you love should keep you grounded, tease you incessantly and dwarf your accomplishments; because they know it makes you better.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past is an extremely satisfying closure to this chapter of the X-Men universe.

You Only Live Once

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Recent Home Video Releases

Back in Crime

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Eastern Bandits

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: The exuberance of the opening scene eventually settles into a steady pace, but between the audacity of the characters, and Ynng’s visual stylings, the film remains intriguing.

Fate is the Hunter

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: Released on the heels of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time, Twilight Time’s new Blu-Ray of Ralph Nelson’s Fate is the Hunter (1964), couldn’t have come at a better time.

Gang War in Milan

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Martial Arts Movie Marathon

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

2001: A Space Odyssey

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

The Angry Hills

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Blanche Fury

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Blue Sunshine

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Gold Diggers of 1935

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Intimate Lighting

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Monsters

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

Second Glance

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Second Glance is an evangelical version of It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a film that I do enjoy, but I also am not blind to its faults.

The Sheepman

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Stunt Man

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Peter O’Toole knew enough about directors to be able to play them. If he had to work with directors as power-crazed as Eli Cross in The Stunt Man, he managed to survive some really deranged moments.

Them!

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

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