New on DVD

Oh boy, oh boy, this is a great day for DVD releases. From two crime classics finally given their proper due to a French horror film to an indie road movie with a real twist of a premise to anime to docs to... to... well, just click on to see them all!

Blog entry 03/25/2008 - 11:18am

A Criterion trifecta, the 8 "Films to Die For" that were last year's After Dark Horror Fest, a new wacked out post-apocalypse black comedy from the director of Donnie Darko, an Oscar-nominated period romance -- these are just a few of the highlights from this week's diverse grab bag of new releases. Jump on in for more.

Blog entry 03/18/2008 - 11:22am

Very dark things are afoot in many of this week's finer new releases. From the Oscar-winning Best Picture - the darkest one since Silence of the Lambs - to Fox Film Noir to a docon the abortion debate and so on, things look bleak - and good. (But there's plenty out this week that suits the lighter side, too, don't you fret.)

Click on to see all this week's new releases, and those coming soon! And don't forget to read Guru, our DVD review blog, for reviews of some of the more intriguing new and recent releases.

Blog entry 03/11/2008 - 11:52am

This week's hefty goodie bag of new releases includes one of Craig Phillips' picks for Best of 2007, a gorgeous and provocative anime triptych, Disney, Seuss, great docs and a lot more. So, as March comes in like a lion, take a look inside.

Blog entry 03/04/2008 - 3:21pm

As we prepare to leap into March, February goes out like a lion with a mighty slate of new DVD releases, including ye olde epic retold in CGI (sorry, no 3-D glasses included), Criterion bringing back a gorgeous Oscar-winner from some years back, the new Wes Anderson, the terrific final episode of Extras, anime galore, and much more. Leap on in!

Blog entry 02/26/2008 - 12:38pm

So many great titles out this week, and certainly some of them are timed in tandem with this Sunday's Academy Awards, but there is much more to be excited about too. Francophiles will delight in previously unreleased Alain Resnais works and a Criterion edition of a Godard classic. All this and a lot more, so step on inside to take a look.

Blog entry 02/19/2008 - 12:15pm

Re-issues, indies, anime and Oscar-winning 'toons, Hollywood fare with great ensembles highlight this week's valentine of new releases.

Blog entry 02/12/2008 - 1:37pm

 

The groundhog may have seen his shadow but DVD releases don't appear to be in any kind of winter doldrums. From a previously unreleased Disney semi-classic to an underseen future classic Western, to a spry Beatles musical to a Sundance sleeper, revenge flicks, romances, a box o'Godard, and oodles more, there's great variety here. Come on inside and check 'em out.

Blog entry 02/05/2008 - 12:19pm

El Cid

(This also appeared on GreenCine Daily.)

"With the 1961 roadshow spectacular El Cid, the Weinstein Company has made an appropriate choice to inaugurate its prestige label, the Miriam Collection," writes Dave Kehr in the New York Times. "Filmed largely at historical locations in Spain in Super Technirama, a 70-millimeter widescreen process, El Cid remains, even on home video, a feast of visual detail. Under Anthony Mann's direction, the film overflows with deep-focus vistas, towering sets, densely crowded battle sequences and the imposing presence of two remarkable physical specimens, Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren."

More from Glenn Kenny: "The pictorialism, the kineticism, the ferocious visual intelligence displayed by Mann, cinematograhper Robert Krasker, and the rest of the film's production team lift this epic into a realm rarely touched by any of the arts."

Blog entry 01/30/2008 - 4:27pm

Huzzah! January goes out in style with a full slate of new DVD releases, highlighted by a batch of fine independent films, a fantastic doc for the video gamer inside all of us, some international sleepers, and a really stupid comedy if you're in the mood for a really stupid comedy. All this and more, by clicking below!

Blog entry 01/29/2008 - 12:37pm

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