Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 24, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies (1980)

  • Excerpt: Here is a character despicable and sympathetic, portrayed by hulking, gentle Günter Lamprecht in a way that’s completely unbelievable yet undeniably real. He exists in his own poetized reality, which he dominates with his cryptic charisma.

The Blob

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1988)

Contact

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (1997)

Dodge City

Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1939)

Drinking Buddies

Don Shanahan @ 25YL (2013)

  • Excerpt: Joe Swanberg’s 2013 Mumblecore Dramedy succeeds in fresh female-led challenges

Easy Virtue

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1928) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family.

Europa Report

Don Shanahan @ 25YL (2013)

  • Excerpt: Sebastian Cordero’s smart thriller emphasizes the value of the science half of the genre

Gentleman Jim

Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1942)

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews (1978)

  • Excerpt: Blier’s writing is sharp, his use of space mined for its comedic potential, his casting meticulous, especially in his return pairing of Depardieu and Dewaere whose bromance here is the film’s highlight.

Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1975) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Sea Hawk

Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films (1940)

Simply Irresistible

Don Shanahan @ 25YL (1999)

  • Excerpt: The Culinary and Cinematic Cuteness Know No Limits in This Sarah Michelle Gellar Vehicle from 1999

Who Saw Her Die?

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee (1972)

  • Excerpt: As is usual with Arrow, the blu-ray comes with generous extras. Film historian Troy Howarth discusses the film at hand as well as Aldo Lado’s career, but also spends time placing Who Saw Her Die? within the context of both genre filmmaking in Italy, but also the Italian film industry of the early 1970s.

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