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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Youth of the Beast [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Youth of the Beast [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Suzuki Seijun’s 1963 breakthrough yakuza film Youth of the Beast is a world of junkie prostitutes, sadistic pimps, and gun fetishists. Get it on Blu-ray now.

A Letter to Momo Blu-ray Review

Posted October 19th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

A Letter to Momo Blu-ray Review

See why you’ll want to watch the wonderful, heartwarming, and family friendly anime film A Letter to Momo from director Okiura Hiroyuki on Blu-ray.

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri [Teatro Communale di Bologna] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 18th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri [Teatro Communale di Bologna] Blu-ray Review

An upbeat and updated production of a classic comic opera, this Rossini Festival production of L’Italiana in Algeri on Blu-ray offers many smiles, outright guffaws, and nonstop shtick.

Blacula: The Complete Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 18th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Blacula: The Complete Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

With Blacula: The Complete Collection, Eureka Classics brings the ’70s Blaxploitation horror film and its sequel to Blu-ray in time for the holidays.

Tokarev (Rage) [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 17th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Tokarev (Rage) [UK] Blu-ray Review

Nicolas Cage stars in this derivative, direct-to-disc thriller Tokarev, AKA Rage, and it’s only worth watching if you want to waste time.

Mark of the Devil [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mark of the Devil [UK] Blu-ray Review

The brutal 1970 cult classic Mark of the Devil doesn’t have quite the shock value it once did but genre fans will still love it.

Kill Me Baby: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Kill Me Baby: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

The fast-pace comedy anime series Kill Me Baby is a super-fun time on Blu-ray

Strauss: Elektra [Festival Aix-en-Provence/Salonen] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Strauss: Elektra [Festival Aix-en-Provence/Salonen] Blu-ray Review

A manic but effective portrayal of Elektra’s heroine, and excepting the less than top-flight visuals, a compelling performance that demands our attention.

Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here Blu-ray Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here Blu-ray Review

Disaster L.A. is a zombie flick that takes all the superficial elements of a Romero film and squanders them early on. Avoid this one.

Nightcap (Merci pour le chocolat) Blu-ray Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Nightcap (Merci pour le chocolat) Blu-ray Review

Nightcap, or Merci pour le chocolat is an enjoyable but only average late effort from great French filmmaker Claude Chabrol.