Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 15, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

A Child is Waiting

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Count Yorga, Vampire

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Downhill Racer

Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm

Downhill Racer

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Harold and Maude

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: Harold and Maude is a classic tale of outsiders, a black romantic comedy of misfits.

Ikiru

Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm

Ikiru

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Lady from Shanghai

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: Its saving grace is a fantastic climactic exchange inside an amusement park’s hall of mirrors that’s become legendary in noir history. But even its escalating intrigue of shattered glass portraits jumping from one to the next until the first character falls from bullet is a shadow of its true self.

Touch of Evil

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: Credit Welles for one of his career’s best performances while also keeping the complicated plot cogent. From the breathtaking opening shot of a bomb timer spun before following the car housing it through customs to the edge-of-your-seat finale of tape-recorded confessions and knee-jerk murder, Touch of Evil rightfully earns its top spot in the annals of film noir.

White of the Eye

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Recent Home Video Releases

DVD Review: ‘Czechoslovak New Wave Collection: Volume II’

Ben Nicholson @ CineVue

  • Excerpt: For Forman, the tension arises in watching a young woman trying to be just that in a dictatorial milieu; in Nemec’s film, a septuplet are scathingly shown to submit to a domineering host at a dinner party; Menzel meanwhile examines the middle classes as they labour under re-education in the post-war years. All three films begin with a little flirting.

Zombie High

Paul Mavis @ DVD Drive-In

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

A Faithful Heart: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at 15

Doug Heller @ Next Projection

  • Excerpt: A revisit of the martial arts/romance film on the event of its 15th anniversary.

Foxcatcher

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Heartburn

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: The food-sex jokes come off half-baked.

Latin Lovers

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Lost Missile

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Says Goodbye To Robert Loggia With ‘The Lost Missile’ – The Launch Of A Legendary Career

The Mask

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Theory of Everything

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Wild at Heart

Kenji Fujishima @ Brooklyn Magazine

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