Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

January 6, 2019 | By

The Men of Sherwood Forest presents a much older version of the merry men, using an almost exclusive British cast romping about in the verdant settings frequented by British-based Hammer Films…

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BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

January 6, 2019 | By

After going solo with their first Sherwood Forest entry, Hammer Films partnered with series originator Columbia for Sword of Sherwood Forest, and build on the success of ITV’s …

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DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

January 6, 2019 | By

Columbia’s second entry in their Sherwood Forest quartet follows an oft-repeated premise in which the son of an icon proves his own worth with the aide of dad’s old pals, all of whom are a lot older but savvy, and still agile in combat. It’s an excuse to attract fans…

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BR: Desecration (1999)

BR: Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

After refining the imagery from specific nightmares into a series of abstract short films, Dante Tomaselli fleshed out his surreal tale of a morally corrupt spirit into a feature-length work that’s part nightmare…

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BR: No Down Payment (1957)

BR: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

Martin Ritt’s second film as director is this lesser known, slightly star-studded drama based on a novel by pulp writer John McPartland, and both the film and novel were reportedly the inspiration for Knots Landing…

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BR: Meg, The (2018)

BR: Meg, The (2018)

November 20, 2018 | By

In spite of the hype, the decent box office gross, and inherent B-movie elements, The Meg is an incredibly dumb film, which wouldn’t be an issue if the script had been crafted with skill, and the direction wasn’t hack-like…

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DVD: Djinn (2013)

DVD: Djinn (2013)

November 17, 2018 | By

Filmed in 2011, sneaked to a London test audience in 2012, and premiering at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2013, Tobe Hooper’s swan song is a sad illustration of the lousy projects the Poltergiest (1982) director had to settle for at the tail-end of his career…

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DVD: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

DVD: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

November 5, 2018 | By

Spike Lee’s latest feature is based on Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth’s recently published account of his time as an undercover detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department during the 1970s, with one heck of a premise…

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BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

November 5, 2018 | By

The setting is a thinly veiled version of Boston, and the last election of its aging mayor Frank Skeffington (Spncer Tracy) who’s supposed to be a shoe-in for a seat he’s held for several terms…

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BR: Skyscraper (2018)

BR: Skyscraper (2018)

November 3, 2018 | By

It’s really tragic when a good premise and a few inventive jolts to the disaster film formula are torpedoed by lackadaisical script, but writer-director-co-producer Rawson Marshall Thurber is wholly responsible for hobbling what could’ve been a decent genre entry…

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