Classics & More on DVD (May 14, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Captain America: Civil War (Croatian)

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [2016]

The Devil Commands

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod [1941]

  • Excerpt: The Devil Commands has links not just with Lewton’s wartime-defined horror style but also the tonally very different run of movies like A Guy Named Joe (1943) and A Matter of Life and Death (1946), where audiences would be appealed to with tales plaintively asking if the departed were truly gone.

The Grand Duel

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee [1972]

  • Excerpt: The influence of Leone is hard to miss, especially the series of close-ups of the eyes of Lee Van Cleef and his adversaries in the final shootout.

Memento

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [2000]

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies [1976]

  • Excerpt: …the movie is poorly paced, losing rather than gaining steam as it goes on, and the acting is flat and uninspired.

The Story of Dr. Wassell

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia [1944]

  • Excerpt: The Story of Dr. Wassell engaged then-current geopolitics as DeMille’s lone contribution to the era of morale-boosting dramas made about and during World War II.

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