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Godzilla [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 16th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Godzilla [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The post-World War II anti-nuclear classic Gojira arrives on Blu-ray in a Criterion Collection edition alongside the reworked American version with a healthy dose of worthwhile supplements along for the ride.

Branded to Kill [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Branded to Kill [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

This stylish and quirky yakuza action film gets the Criterion treatment on Blu-ray and is a must-see for fans of the genre.

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Tokyo Drifter [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Tokyo Drifter [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A superb visual statement from Seijun Suzuki, Tokyo Drifter is a classic of the yakuza genre that looks absolutely splendid in this Criterion package.

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 5th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Legendary Polish directory Kieslowski receives deluxe Criterion treatment of his Colors trilogy. The camera work is intimate and the performances, hors de concours.

Rushmore [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 11th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rushmore [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Wes Anderson’s quirky and heartfelt comedy Rushmore comes to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection with pretty much the same transfer and supplements from their previous DVD release intact.

The Four Feathers [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 1st, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Four Feathers [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A grand British Technicolor classic from what was arguably cinema’s greatest year, 1939, The Four Feathers is a must for any true film lover.

Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The controversial film arrives in an excellent transfer from Criterion Collection and a superb set of extra features.

Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Kuroneko [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

This classic Japanese horror film laid the groundwork for films like The Ring and it arrives in a Criterion Collection Blu-ray release that is a bit barebones and doesn’t quite spin the kind of magic we’re used to seeing from the studio.

Les cousins [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 26th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Les cousins [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.

Le beau Serge [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 24th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Le beau Serge [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Claude Chabrol’s first feature film, Le beau Serge, launched the nouvelle vague and showed his mastery as a director from the beginning. It’s a poignant look at the struggles of the working class, far from the glitz and glamor of the big city, shot in stark black and white and natural light.