Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

There’s a chilling moment in Jonathan Hayoun’s hour-long documentary in which a city mayor isolates the dark history of Auschwitz to a 4 year period in which the Nazis invaded Poland, built their largest killing centre, and left after the Soviets pushed them out…

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Film: Ancient Law, The  / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

Film: Ancient Law, The / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

May 7, 2018 | By

Recently cited as the precursor & inspiration to Warner Bros.’ classic and history making all-talking, all-singing sound hit The Jazz Singer (1927), this forgotten German silent classic was recently restored by gathering the best elements from five surviving colour-tinted prints from around the world, as the original negative and German version no longer exist…

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BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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BR: Maze, The (1953)

BR: Maze, The (1953)

April 28, 2018 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Kino KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View (Canada) Region: A Released:  April 24, 2018 Genre:  Mystery / Suspense / 3D Synopsis: A miffed finacee tracks down her beau to a Scottish castle, and refuses to leave until she uncovers the family secret that’s transformed him into a cold, indifferent […]

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BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

April 27, 2018 | By

MMM is a screwball comedy reformulated into a pitch black misadventure where dangerous entanglements recur with greater intensity, and the nonsense begins when against Larry’s wishes Carol agrees to accept an invitation of coffee & cake by senior neighbours Paul and Lillian House…

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BR: Alice (1990)

BR: Alice (1990)

April 27, 2018 | By

Alice is clearer example of Woody Allen revisiting his familiar template of an unhappily married woman going through a series of personal adventures before she decides it’s time to change her life and begin a second and more enlightened phase that may not even require a husband or boyfriend…

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CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

April 23, 2018 | By

CanCon 101 puts the blue gelled spotlight on Damian Lee’s forgotten cult classic Gnaw – Food of the Gods: Part II (1989) + York University’s tunnels.

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DVD: Gnaw – Foods of the Gods: Part 2 (1989)

DVD: Gnaw – Foods of the Gods: Part 2 (1989)

April 23, 2018 | By

H.G. Wells’ 1904 novel The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth has spawned a trio of works, each of which isn’t especially faithful to the 3-part book, and around 1987 Damian Lee took a crack at Wells’ novel…

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Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

April 10, 2018 | By

When the Amiga computer made its auspicious 1985 debut in an elaborate product launch at Lincoln Center, it was another new player determined to assert itself in a market dominated by IBM, Apple, Atari, and Commodore, and for a while it seemed as though the big-thinking team behind the unconventional machine would find a place where it could gain followers, grow as a creative entity, and perhaps become a dominant player as a true multimedia, multitasking personal computer…

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BR: Incident, The (1967)

BR: Incident, The (1967)

March 22, 2018 | By

The making of Larry Peerce’s second feature film is almost as fascinating as The Incident itself, which began as a live teleplay for the DuPont Show of the Week in 1963. Produced in the third and final season of the series, Ride with Terror was an hour long drama about two thugs who terrorize subway travelers on a dry, late Sunday night…

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