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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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Mario Bava’s Caltiki comes to Blu

Mario Bava’s Caltiki comes to Blu

June 5, 2017 | By

Review of Caltiki: The Immortal Monster (1959), directed by Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda, and released in a near-perfect Blu-ray package by Arrow Films / MVD Visual.

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The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

May 23, 2017 | By

Review of The Fortune Cookie (1966), Billy Wilder’s last film of the 1960s, new on Blu via Twilight Time.

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The Return of Moby Dick

The Return of Moby Dick

May 22, 2017 | By

Review of John Huston’s stirring adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1956), released on Blu by Twilight Time.

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