New on DVD

   

We've got a big week of releases this week, ranging from cult classics hitting DVD for the first time ever, to the mesmerizing Thai film that won last year's Palm d'Or, to animated comedies and horror. Check out the full slate inside! 

Blog entry 07/12/2011 - 11:00am

Reviewer: Vadim Rizov
Rating (out of 5): **½

Takashi Miike chooses the strangest times to assert himself. By IMDB's count, since 1991 he's directed or is wrapping up some 85 titles; if he's no longer cranking out five films a year, inconsistency is still his hallmark. Miike's best known for both AuditionOzu meets torture porn — and a series of films that alternate between inspiration and filler with very little warning. If Miike was a band, he'd have an awesome greatest-hits disc that would make you get rid of all the albums proper.

Blog entry 07/05/2011 - 5:49pm

   

It's a small week for new releases off the heels of the Fourth of July weekend; we're just getting warmed up for a great month of DVDs ahead! 

Blog entry 07/05/2011 - 8:07am

   

There's no such thing as summer doldrum's for this season's slate of summer DVDs - inside you'll find classic films released by Criterion, two truly bizarre but not-to-be-missed slashers from the 80's (re-released by Severin Films), and yes, even MORE Nic Cage (it never ends!). 

Blog entry 06/28/2011 - 11:18am

   

We've got classic noir, Italian melodramas, docs, sci-fi, action/adventure, and so much more for this week's slate of new releases. A strong and varied bunch; check out more inside. 

Blog entry 06/21/2011 - 10:41am

Reviewer: Jeffrey M. Anderson
Rating (ouf of 5): ***** 

Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled detective The Continental Op made his fiction debut in 1929, and the more famous Sam Spade followed in 1930. Raymond Chandler followed in 1939 with the debut of Philip Marlowe. Movie versions of these were made throughout the 1940s. In 1947, another hard-boiled detective hit the scene, in a book called I, the Jury, by Mickey Spillane. Private eye Mike Hammer wasn't like the others; he was tougher, greedier, more lowdown, maybe not as bright... in a word, he was more primal. He struck a chord with readers and the Hammer books outsold their predecessors in huge amounts.

Blog entry 06/20/2011 - 4:47pm

   

We've got some hotly anticipated re-releases this week, one from Criterion (Insignificance) and an erotic classic from Radly Metzger (The Image). And be sure to check out some blockbuster action, martial arts, and comedy - more inside!

Blog entry 06/14/2011 - 11:40am

   

Following up last week's tiny release week is a big line up of must-sees, including two previously unreleased Warner Fassbinder titles, a re-released 80's cult classic, and a few critically acclaimed foreign titles, and two from American auteurs the Coen Brothers and Mike Leigh. Talk about a slump buster!

Blog entry 06/07/2011 - 12:26pm

     

It's a small week for DVDs but there's still a lot to enjoy, including Gregg Araki's latest, and Nicolas Cage as "an undead felon who breaks out of hell to avenge his murdered daughter and rescue her kidnapped baby from a band of cult-worshipping savages." We dare you to read that synposis and not rent Drive Angry. 

Blog entry 05/31/2011 - 10:36am

   

This week brings us some arthouse delights, including the mostly silent, spellbinding romance In the City of Sylvia, a Sorcese-directed doc, and an english-language adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic novel. 

Blog entry 05/24/2011 - 10:55am

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