Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

August 23, 2019 | By

The premise of this pulpy, more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek thriller is ludicrous: a retired geneticist agrees to a potential one-way trip to Maoist China and retrieve the secret formula that enables growing any kind of food in any temperate zone…

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BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

After a largely successful series of films in the second half of the 1950s, Marlon Brando’s push into the 1960s seemed a little cursed, starting with his lone directorial effort, the weird but compelling western…

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BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Alongside Strike Commando (1987) and Shocking Dark (1989), Robowar is an important entry in Bruno Mattei’s tropical rip-off series in which the plot, scenes, dialogue, and characters of an American hit film(s) are slightly reworked, as done by the husband & wife team of Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso…

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BR: Anne of the Indies (1954)

BR: Anne of the Indies (1954)

July 31, 2019 | By

Although she’d made her film debut opposite Tyrone Power in the big budget historical adventure-drama Captain from Castile (1947), Fox put starlet Jean Peters through the familiar career-building programme …

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BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

July 31, 2019 | By

While the film’s titular subject of former U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall was (and may remain) the film’s main draw, the production is also known among classic film fans Foxologists as Jean Peters’ final film…

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BR: Moon Child / El niño de la luna (1989)

BR: Moon Child / El niño de la luna (1989)

July 26, 2019 | By

After making his feature film debut with the striking and deeply unsettling drama In a Glass Cage (1986), Spanish auteur Agusti Villaronga’s next project was something more dreamy and less controversial (to a point)…

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DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

July 12, 2019 | By

There have been documentaries on the faces and voices of character actors we’ve seen but can never place, but Dick Miller is a different animal – a hugely prolific character actor and emeritus magnus of…

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BR: Beat the Devil (1953)

BR: Beat the Devil (1953)

July 5, 2019 | By

One of the oddest films ever made, Beat the Devil is many things: a dry comedy, a slick celluloid pastry with a hollow centre, a cheat, and an interminably dull production which…

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DVD: Between the Lines (1977)

DVD: Between the Lines (1977)

July 5, 2019 | By

Joan Micklin Silver’s chance meeting with ex-Boston Phoenix writer Fred Barron at a film expo resulted in ‘a coming of age’ dramady about people who’ve ‘come of age’…

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BR: Warlock (1959)

BR: Warlock (1959)

June 21, 2019 | By

The film, itself based on a praised 1958 novel by Oakley Hall, could be summarized as High Noon (1952) with double the characters and tripled conflicts…

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