Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 29, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Amer

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2009) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: As a young girl Ana was a rebellious child. She was also tormented by images of death and a shadowy, ominous figure in black. Now an adult, she is once again tormented by shadowy, other-worldly forms.

The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

The Color Purple

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1985) [Spanish]

Daughter of Shanghai

Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1937)

The House of the Laughing Windows

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1976) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.

I Walked with a Zombie

Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1943)

Man of a Thousand Faces

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee (1957)

  • Excerpt: Disregarding the fictionalization of events, revisiting the film was a pleasant surprise. Pevney may at best be regarded by film critics as a journeyman, but seeing Man of a Thousand Faces in its intended CinemaScope presentation displays interesting, if not consistent, use of the wide screen.

The Skin Game

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1931) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2013) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Returning home from a business trip to discover his wife missing, a man delves deeper and deeper into a surreal kaleidoscope of half-baked leads, seduction, deceit, and murder. Does anyone in the building know something?

When Michael Calls

James Edwards @ FilmFracture (1972)

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