Classics & More on DVD (Jul. 13, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The Fisher King

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The multiple tones actually mesh surprisingly well, until the tale goes errant into the Realms of Rom-com, from whence no sane plot emerges unscathed.

Heavenly Creatures

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Jackson’s vision makes the film memorable, but Lynskey and Winslet made it possible; without their confident performances, simultaneously naive and knowing, overwrought and realistic, ‘Heavenly Creatures’ would have been doomed to failure.

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Há um único motivo cinéfilo válido para ver este filme. É a facilidade em perceber a ténue fronteira entre o mau filme e o filme de culto.

A Place in the Sun

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Though the film’s predictable final act plays to Hays code tropes of the era, “A Place in the Sun” is a suspenseful drama sprinkled with equal parts social study, romantic melodrama, and a surreal pairing of Hollywood beauties.

She

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: She remains visually impressive all the way through.

The Third Man

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: This is one of the absolute classics of film noir. It spins a suspense story of pure evil, and does it with style.

Recent Home Video Releases

100 Bloody Acres

Kermode Jennie @ Eye For Film

Dear White People

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

June Bride

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

My Left Foot

M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Rosewater

Peralta Paulo @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Song of the Sea

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Treatment

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Truck Turner

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Angels Over Broadway

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Leviathan

Enrique Buchichio @ Cartelera.com.uy [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: A partir de una anécdota muy puntual se desata toda una tormenta cuyas ramificaciones tendrán un alcance trágico e impredecible. Con apenas cuatro películas hasta la fecha, Andrey Zvyagintsev es sin duda uno de los grandes cineastas de la actualidad.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: In the wake of Jurassic World’s frankly ludicrous success, I decided to revisit The Lost World for the first time since seeing it in the theatre some eighteen years ago to see if it was really as bad as I thought it was. Much like every character in the Jurassic Park series, I clearly have no concept of how bad an idea it is to keep messing with dinosaurs.

Paleface (1922)

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Waterworld

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

Without Warning

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Without Warning’ – A Sci-Fi Twist On The Classic Camp Killer Motif

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