Classics and Other Films on DVD (Nov. 17, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Daybreak

Budd Wilkins @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: “Daybreak typically gets shoehorned, along with a handful of other collaborations between director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, into a filmic historical movement known by the oxymoronic catchall “poetic realism.” But, in many ways, it’s more productive to view this relentlessly dour and disillusioned masterwork as a feel-bad forerunner of film noir.”

Everlasting Regret

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Glory Guys

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Go Go Tales

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

It Happened One Night

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

Journeys From Berlin

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Killing

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

The King of Comedy

Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension

The President

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Recent Home Video Releases

As the Light Goes Out

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Audrey Rose

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Christmas in Connecticut

Kristen Lopez @ ClassicFlix

The Compleat Al

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com

  • Excerpt: The almost-true story of how Al Yankovic became weird

The Complete Jacques Tati

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com

  • Excerpt: The French comedy legend as writer and director

The Complete Jacques Tati Collection

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Demons 2

Budd Wilkins @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: “Looking spectacular on Synapse’s otherwise barebones Blu-ray, Demons 2 trades in its predecessor’s penchant for wall-to-wall gore in favor of surreal shocks and quasi-Cronenbergian craziness.”

Iceman

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Ornette: Made in America

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Possessed (1947) on Blu-ray from Warner Archive

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

UHF

Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com

  • Excerpt: Weird Al’s cinematic highlight

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Ninja Champion

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: It’s a chopped-up chopsocky that will drive you mad if you try to understand it on a logical level; it can only be championed as an exploitative explosion of idiotic id.

Phase IV

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Phase IV’ – The One And Only Movie Directed By The One And Only Saul Bass

Why Be Good? (1929)

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

The Wizard of Gore

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …despite its pretensions towards making us question the nature of reality, ‘Wizard’ really only makes us question our decision to watch a crappy H.G. Lewis gorefest.

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