Tag: Stanley Kubrick

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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Stanley Kubrick: Part II

Stanley Kubrick: Part II

July 29, 2011 | By

In Part 2 of this Stanley Kubrick series, the focus is on Barry Lyndon (newly released by Warner Home Video on Blu-ray) and Jon Ronson’s Channel 4 documentary Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008). I’ve got reviews of both, some helpful links, and an Editor’s Blog that someone at the TIFF Bell Lightbox shoud read…

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Film: Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008)

Film: Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008)

July 28, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Documentary / Stanley Kubrick / Film History Synopsis: Filmmaker Jon Ronson chronicles his rare foray into the Kubrick archives at the family’s estate. Special Features: n/a . . Review: […]

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BR: Barry Lyndon (1975)

BR: Barry Lyndon (1975)

July 28, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: May 31, 2011 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: A rogue receives his just desserts after worming his way into a noble family and ruining their precious fortunes. Special Features: Theatrical […]

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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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BR: Lolita (1962)

BR: Lolita (1962)

July 22, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: May 31, 2011 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: A visiting professor pursues a 14 year old girl for his own dirty pleasures. Special Features: Theatrical Trailer . . Review: […]

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DVD: Seafarers, The (1953)

DVD: Seafarers, The (1953)

July 22, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Indian Relay Films/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: 2008 Genre: Documentary / Industrial / Promo / Propaganda / Ephemera Synopsis: Promotional recruitment film for the Seafarers International Union, representing seamen. Special Features:  Audio commentary with directors […]

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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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Soundtrack producer interviews & other news

Soundtrack producer interviews & other news

December 3, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded are interviews with soundtrack producers Bruce Kimmell (Kritzerland Records) and George Fox (2M1 Records), a link to my Rue Morgue blog on The Revue Cinema’s recent screening of The Shining, and sundry heads-up of important screenings this coming week, including The Grey Fox, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, and Die Hard…

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