Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 12, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Back to the Future

Emanuel Levy @ www.EmanuelLevy.com

  • Excerpt: Back to the Future holds up extremely well as a movie grounded in the Reagan era as well as a tale dealing with universal fantasies of children about their parents

Recent Home Video Releases

Blasts from Hong Kong Past

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Man with the Gun

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: The debut film by an early Orson Welles collaborator, Man with the Gun never transcends its stock western template, and the home-video treatment is correspondingly unremarkable.

Manos: The Hands of Fate

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

The Phantom of the Opera

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

island of lost souls 1932

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Miss Julie

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: It does not ultimately work because it is badly written and overlong, but, for the moments where it grabs you, it is the real deal and Northern Irish cinema, if not European cinema in general, needs much more of this.

Outland

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: Outland took up where Alien (1979) left off in fashioning a distinctive brand of realistic cinematic sci-fi…

The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Repulsion

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Repulsion’ – Roman Polanski’s ‘Other’ Horror Masterpiece

The X From Outer Space

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

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