Classics and Other Films on DVD (Oct. 13, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: It’s a very fun romp through the wild and wacky world of witchcraft, so jump on the bed and let’s go!

Bonnie and Clyde

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Equal parts true-crime exposé, dysfunctional love story, and Depression-era think piece, the picture underscores American police departments’ longstanding proclivity for short cuts to justice, i.e. murder.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Drive

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Ghost in the Shell

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: … less exploitative and far more thoughtful than most of its kin… an invigorating animation for the mind and eye.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Fierce in its condemnation of America’s racist military attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed a quarter of a million Japanese citizens, “Hiroshima Mon Amour” bridges a gap between death and life via a doomed love affair that helps heal two emotionally damaged people from different races.

Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Even by modern cinema’s jaded standards, “She Wolf of the SS” remains a powerfully sexy, campy, blood-soaked, and fetishistic tour de force.

Maurice

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

Vertigo

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: Vertigo is a film about passion and love and trying to overcome the past, though all of these themes are problematized – the film is rarely as simple as it looks…

Recent Home Video Releases

Purani Jeans

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Salvador

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

The Slave

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Dark Sky Films has issued a 40th anniversary, 4K scan DVD/blu-ray combo collector’s edition release of the film and it is, in a word, remarkable.

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

The Battery

Daniel Lackey @ Daniel Lackey

  • Excerpt: The freshest and most original zombie movie to come down the pike in a dog’s age. Don’t let it slip under your radar.

A Bay of Blood

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘A Bay Of Blood’ – Mario Bava’s Prototype For The Golden Age Slasher

The Black Castle

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Black Rock

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Byzantium

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Guest in the House

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Judex

Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Melancholia

Daniel Lackey @ Daniel Lackey

Nightcap

Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com

Pieta

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Poltergeist

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Stormy Weather

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

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