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Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

July 22, 2017 | By

Postwar espionage is featured in two unique productions: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1958) from Twilight Time Blu + Sheldon Reynolds’ unusual Foreign Intrigue (1955) from KL Studio Classics.

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The Fate of the Furious and Studio-Crafted Special Features

The Fate of the Furious and Studio-Crafted Special Features

July 16, 2017 | By

Review of Fate of the Furious (2017), the latest entry in Universal’s bullet-proof franchise + thoughts on a very dumb trend in Special Features.

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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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Ken Takakura and Brutal Tales of The Yakuza

Ken Takakura and Brutal Tales of The Yakuza

June 30, 2017 | By

Reviews of two new Blu-rays starring Japan’s inimitable Ken Takakura: Brutal Tales of Chivalry / Shôwa zankyô-den (1965) from Twilight Time + The Yakuza (1974) from Warner Archives.

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Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

June 21, 2017 | By

Three things in one jam-packed update: review of Twilight Time’s 3D Blu of the desert noir classic Inferno (1953), thoughts on 3D, and my short experimental doc BSV 1172 Premieres this Fri. June 23 at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery. Read on for more details!

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Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

June 16, 2017 | By

Two of Charles Bronson’s career pegs are reviewed: Michael Winner’s The Stone Killer (1973) from Twilight Time + Richard Donner’s X-15 (1961) from MGM.

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Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

June 12, 2017 | By

Review of two documentary collages: Thomas Lennon’s Sacred (2016), currently screening at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and a DVD review of Simon Pummell’s still mesmerizing Bodysong (2003) + some Editorial Blather.

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Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

June 5, 2017 | By

Review of Matt Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016) which is screening this week at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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