Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

April 1, 2020 | By

By the early 1950s, Burt Lancaster had substantially grown from movie star to producer, forming the famous Hecht-Hill-Lancaster and Hecht-Lancaster productions, and Vera Cruz was their second collaboration with director Robert Aldrich, with whom they’d made the well-received Apache…

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BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

March 6, 2020 | By

1989 was a peculiar year for Luigi Cozzi, in that he worked on two films set within the environs of Venice: Paganini Horror, which he directed and co-wrote, and the disastrous Nosferatu in Venice (1988), a mess…

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Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

March 6, 2020 | By

Klaus Kinski’s final film is a genuine oddity, and while more coherent than Nosferatu in Venice (1988), his prior film for producer-writer and once-in-a-blue-moon director Ausgusto Caminito…

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DVD: Nosferatu in Venice / Nosferatu a Venezia / Vampire in Venice / Prince of the Night (1988)

DVD: Nosferatu in Venice / Nosferatu a Venezia / Vampire in Venice / Prince of the Night (1988)

March 6, 2020 | By

Begun as an attempt by producer Augusto Caminito to craft a sequel to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu (1979), Klaus Kinski’s third-last feature film is…

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Unleashing Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983)

Unleashing Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

Review of Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983), the maligned, misunderstood & messy supernatural thriller making its legit DVD release from Australia’s Via Vision.

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DVD: Keep, The (1983)

DVD: Keep, The (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

After making his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Thief (1981), Michael Mann set his sights on the WWII supernatural shocker The Keep…

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DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

January 7, 2020 | By

Told entirely from the perspective of one person, The Guilty is ostensibly about the last hours of a detective shoved into dull administrative duty as a dispatcher…

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BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

December 28, 2019 | By

The original title of this Italian-Austrian co-production made more sense: the girls are actually delinquent young women in a remote juvenile facility being terrorized by a rabid creature…

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DVD: Spielberg (2017)

DVD: Spielberg (2017)

December 3, 2019 | By

Distilling the career, the creative and industry accomplishments of Steven Spielberg into even a 147 mins. doc is quite a chore, but like her subsequent portrait…

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BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Director Raoul Walsh may have been attracted to The Tall Men by the oddness of the story, in which former Confederate Col. Ben Allison (Clark Gable) rescues young lass Nella Turner (Jane Russell) from an Indian massacre, falls for her one night…

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