Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

September 5, 2017 | By

Charles Bronson coaches Elvis Presley in the unlikely musical-drama-comedy Kid Galahad (1962) on Blu via Twilight Time + a comparative review of the extras between Twilight Time & Eureka’s Masters of Cinema Hard Times (1975).

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Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

Reviews of two 1970s indie-minded dramas on porn: Paul Schrader’s Hardcore (1976) in separate Blu-ray editions from Twilight Time & Indicator, and John Byrum’s Inserts (1975) + an Editor’s Blog on Hollywood’s inability to fuse drama + porn.

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Hanna Kostanski’s 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions

Hanna Kostanski’s 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions

August 21, 2017 | By

Podcast interview with Hamilton-Toronto painter-photographer Hanna Kostanski, whose series 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions can be seen at The Urban Gallery.

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CanCon 101: The Filmplan International Comedy Trilogy

CanCon 101: The Filmplan International Comedy Trilogy

August 19, 2017 | By

Reviews of 3 forgotten / best forgotten? CanCon classiques produced by Filmplan International: The Funny Farm (1983) on Blu + DVD via Code Red, Gas (1983), and Dirty Tricks (1981). I may have saved 4.5 hours of your life.

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Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

August 10, 2017 | By

Two detective thrillers from very distinct periods in Sam Fuller’s career: The Crimson Kimono (1959) from Twilight Time on Blu + Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972) from Olive Films on DVD & Blu.

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Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

August 9, 2017 | By

Review of No Man’s Land (1987), Peter Werner’s upper-B actioner, new on Blu from KL Studio Classics + links to vintage P.R. ephemera & the ridiculous bonus short ‘The Magic Beta Case’.

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Jean Negulesco’s Tales of Three: Woman’s World (1954)

Jean Negulesco’s Tales of Three: Woman’s World (1954)

July 28, 2017 | By

Review of Woman’s World (1954), Jean Negulesco’s lesser-known entry in his ‘Tales of 3 Women’ series, nicely mastered on Blu by Fox on MOD.

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Tales From Below: Hell and High Water (1954) + Above Us the Waves (1955) + The Frogmen (1951)

Tales From Below: Hell and High Water (1954) + Above Us the Waves (1955) + The Frogmen (1951)

July 11, 2017 | By

This week, tales from below the ocean surface: Sam Fuller’s nutty Hell and High Water (1954) on Blu from Twilight Time, Ralph Thomas’ very intense Above Us the Waves (1955) from VCI, and The Frogmen (1951) from the KQEK.com archives.

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Blaxploitation Horror: Blackenstein (1973) + Abby (1974)

Blaxploitation Horror: Blackenstein (1973) + Abby (1974)

July 9, 2017 | By

Reviews of two blaxploitation classics: the newly mastered Blackenstein (1973) from Severin on Blu + William Girdler’s Exorcist knock-off Abby (1974), still missing on disc.

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Dreaming of Electrified Wires: Robert Fantinatto & Jason Amm’s epic documentary on modular synths

Dreaming of Electrified Wires: Robert Fantinatto & Jason Amm’s epic documentary on modular synths

July 4, 2017 | By

Review of Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm’s epic documentary on modular synths, I Dream of Wires (2014), on Blu in the 4 hour Hardcore Edition.

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