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Presenting Tobias Lindholm

Presenting Tobias Lindholm

December 20, 2013 | By

Reviews of the Danish films The Hunt / Jagden and A Hijacking / Kapringen, plus the TV series Borgen: Season 3.

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Forms of Action

Forms of Action

December 18, 2013 | By

Blu-ray reviews of The Odd Angry Shot from Synapse, and Universal’s loaded edition of Fast and Furious 6 / Furious 6.

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Twilight Time’s Body Double (1984) + Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Twilight Time’s Body Double (1984) + Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

December 12, 2013 | By

Reviews of Twilight Time’s nice Blu-ray editions of Brian De Palma’s Alfred Hitchcock riff Body Double (1984) and Henry King’s sleek romance Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955).

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Soundtrack Reviews + Major Site Changes

Soundtrack Reviews + Major Site Changes

December 11, 2013 | By

Up are reviews of Silva Screen’s Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collection 2-disc set and music from Roger Limb’s Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani, plus an Editor’s Alert regarding a major site overhaul, of which the first changes begin tomorrow.

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Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack Reviews

December 3, 2013 | By

The first quartet of soundtrack reviews this week includes a trio of Borderland 2 add-on games scored by Jesper Kyd, Kevin Riepl and Raison Varner from Sumthing Else; Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter’s The Last Man on Earth (1964) from Monstrous Movie Music, Nicholas Carras’ She Demon (1958) and Guenther Kauer’s The Astounding She-Monster (1957) from Monstrous Movie Music, and Zucchero’s Snack Bar Budapest (1988) from Polydor.

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Double-Trouble from Tinto Brass

Double-Trouble from Tinto Brass

November 23, 2013 | By

Reviews of two Tinto Brass films recently released to disc: Private (Cult Epics), looking & sounding quite nice on Blu-ray, and Snack Bar Budapest (Mya Communications), a marginalized hybrid of erotica and gangster film homage shot with a look reminiscent of Blade Runner.

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Drums Along the Mohawk on Blu

Drums Along the Mohawk on Blu

November 16, 2013 | By

Just uploaded is a review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray edition of Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), which includes Nick Redman’s info-packed documentary Becoming John Ford (2007).

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Soundtrack News + TV Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack News + TV Soundtrack Reviews

November 13, 2013 | By

Some quick soundtrack news + a quartet of TV soundtrack reviews, all 2-disc sets from La-La Land Records: Bear McCreary’s music from the TV series Caprica, J. Peter Robinson’s Charmed, Mark Snow & Louis Febre’s Smallville, and Brian Tyler’s Terra Nova.

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Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense!

Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense!

November 5, 2013 | By

Still not on DVD in Region 1 land, but Hammer’s last fling with original TV production – 1984’s Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense / aka Fox Mystery Theater – is worth a peek, so I enjoyed the few gems, grumbled through the bores, and suffered through the ineptly conceived feature-length episodes featuring several of Britain’s top directors. Also noted: a head’s up on the soon-to-be-released teaser trailer for my video store documentary BSV 1172.

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Grindhouse Releasing’s Delicious Corruption

Grindhouse Releasing’s Delicious Corruption

November 4, 2013 | By

Review of Corruption (1968), a naughty gory shocker starring Peter Cushing that’s been off the radar until Grindhouse Releasing assembled a superb Blu-ray special edition – one of the best classic film releases of the year.

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