Classics and Other Films on DVD (Sep. 22, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The African Queen

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: There is something delightful in seeing two great actors play to and against type.

Belle de Jour: Bunuel’s Masterpiece

Emanuel Levy @ www.EmanuelLevy.com

  • Excerpt: Belle de Jour is Bunuel”s most accessible and populr film, a highlight of his career as well as landmark of Surrealist Cinema

Cinema Paradiso

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Cinema Paradiso es una película tierna, nostálgica, y divertida.

A Hard Day’s Night

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The spirit embodied by Lester’s Beatles was welcoming, and it wasn’t about chronological age: it was about choosing “parading” over propriety.

Phantom of the Paradise

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Made in the heart of the midnight movie craze, when directors were free to take (relatively) big budgets and take crazy chances with them, De Palma included a number of stylistically off-balance scenes that surely would have been excised, to ‘Phantom”s detriment, in a less forgiving film era.

Sweet Smell of Success

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Sweet Smell of Success is an angry film, brilliant, but highly cynical, reflecting the moral morass that the characters in this demimonde of nightclubs and backroom deals to get a line in a newspaper column work in.

Recent Home Video Releases

Elmer Gantry

Kristen Lopez @ ClassicFlix

  • Excerpt: KL Studio Classics certainly took a leap of faith with Elmer Gantry!

Man Hunt

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotic Cinema

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

The Beast Must Die

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘The Beast Must Die’ – A Classic Werewolf Movie With A Twist

Crime Against Joe

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Dollman

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

Hi Diddle Diddle

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

High Tide (1947)

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Klute

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Ms. .45

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: More interesting than your typical rape-revenge exploitation cheapie.

Pickup

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Pink Flamingos

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Price of Fear

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Robin-B-Hood

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Too Late for Tears

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

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