Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

Digital: Greyhound (2020)

Digital: Greyhound (2020)

September 11, 2020 | By

Originally produced by Sony Pictures and slated for a June 2020 theatrical release, Greyhound’s big screen debut was stymied when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and although Apple TV swung in to the rescue…

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DVD: X-312 Flight to Hell / X312 – Flug zur Hölle (1971)

DVD: X-312 Flight to Hell / X312 – Flug zur Hölle (1971)

August 25, 2020 | By

Jess Franco’s story featuring non-stop double-crossing characters is largely sound, if not ambitious…

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BR: Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983)

BR: Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983)

July 5, 2020 | By

Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983) focuses on a Libertine’s new girlfriend who soon meets his wife, newly released from – where else – an asylum, but Cries is credited as…

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BR: Night of Open Sex / La noche de los sexos abiertos (1983)

BR: Night of Open Sex / La noche de los sexos abiertos (1983)

July 4, 2020 | By

That interplay between calm and vulgar could be the film’s most consistent element: for some easy cash, Moira (Lina Romay) is asked by a client to help him extract truth from Tina Klaus…

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BR: Death Machine (1994)

BR: Death Machine (1994)

June 24, 2020 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: n/a Label:  Turbine Medien Region: Region B Released:  2015 Genre:  Science-Fiction / Horror Synopsis: After being promoted as CEO of a highly profitable arms corporation, Hayden Cale finds her rejection of a resident development whiz lethal when he unleashes his personal death machine – all teeth, no love. Special Features:  Director’s Cut […]

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Bandolero! (1968) + 100 Rifles (1969) and au revoir to Twilight Time

Bandolero! (1968) + 100 Rifles (1969) and au revoir to Twilight Time

May 12, 2020 | By

Reviews of two Raquel Welch westerns – BANDOLERO! (1968) + 100 RIFLES (1969), and Twilight Time bids farewell!

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BR: Bandolero! (1968)

BR: Bandolero! (1968)

May 12, 2020 | By

Twilight Time’s stellar Blu-ray features one of the heaviest fact-filled commentary tracks by Cinema Retro’s Lee Pfeiffer, historian Paul Scrabo, and Dean Martin biographer Tony Latino…

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BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

May 12, 2020 | By

This may not be the greatest western produced near the end of the decade, but it’s an important marker of several transition points – of the western being re-embraced by studios…

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DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

May 4, 2020 | By

A thinner Peter Lorre is Dr. Karl Rothe, rechristened Dr. Neumeister, administering routine prescriptions and treatments to war refugees in a daily grind that’s neither pressing nor interesting…

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DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

May 4, 2020 | By

Adapted from the actual psychiatric examination records of Germany’s infamous serial killer of prostitute boys, this is one of the finest dramatizations of a shrink extracting information…

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