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BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: January 10, 2012 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: An investigative journalist tries to find the meaning behind “rosebud” – the last word uttered by a bloated, possessive media tycoon. Special […]

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DVD: This Land is Mine (1943)

DVD: This Land is Mine (1943)

March 23, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good DVD Transfer: Good DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Archives Region: 1 (NTSC) Released: 2013 Genre: Drama / WWII Propaganda Synopsis: A cowardly teacher becomes a hero to his fellow townspeople when he stands up to Nazi occupiers. Special Features: (none)     Review: Blatant anti-Nazi propaganda film is strangely affecting due to […]

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DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / I . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Paramount/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 30, 2004 Genre: Documentary / Film History Synopsis: Documentary on and reconstruction of the surviving segment “Four Men on a Raft” from Orson Welles’ aborted 1942 Brazil docu-anthology “It’s […]

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DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Home Video / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 31, 2012 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A family’s wealth disintegrates during the rapid industrialization and suburban development of Indiana after the turn-of-the-century. Special Features: (none) . . Review: Please […]

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Stanley Kubrick, Part I

Stanley Kubrick, Part I

July 23, 2011 | By

Tied to a review of Warner Home Video’s shiny new Blu-ray of Lolita, I’ve added reviews of Stanley Kubrick’s first 3 films – all documentaries of sorts: Day of the Fight and Flying Padre (both released in 1951 by RKO), and The Seafarers, his first colour film, released in a special edition DVD by Indian Relay Films…

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Film: Flying Padre (1951)

Film: Flying Padre (1951)

July 22, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / F . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a / Region: n/a  / Released: n/a Genre: Documentary / Newsreel Synopsis:  Chronicle of Father Fred Stadmueller, a New Mexico priest who uses a plane to reach congregation members. Special Features: n/a . . Review: Stanley Kubrick’s second news […]

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Film: Day of the Fight (1951)

Film: Day of the Fight (1951)

July 22, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a / Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Documentary / Newsreel Synopsis: Day in the life of middle-weight boxing champion Walter Cartier, adapted by Stanley Kubrick from his 1949 Look magazine photo-essay. Special Features: n/a . . Review: […]

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Film: Dangerous Mission (1954)

Film: Dangerous Mission (1954)

January 1, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent . Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Crime / 3D Synopsis: A murder witness is shadowed by a killer at Glacier National Park. . . Review: RKO’s Dangerous Mission could be regarded as a ‘colour’ film noir – certainly its plot borrows from standard […]

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