The Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Contemporary gathers together five great crime dramas that have all been previously released on Blu-ray. No new extras and no remasterings mean it isn’t worth it for those who already own a few of these.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle is a joyous and inspirational fantasy adventure for family members of all ages and Disney’s Blu-ray release is pure reference quality eye and ear candy from start to finish.
Nightfall serves up a tale of cold revenge on a sleek, multilayered platter of sumptuous visuals and numerous but believable twists.
As hostage films go, Anchor Bay’s Pawn is better than your average with a few clever twists.
A joyous slice of family life and childhood imagination, Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderful film for the whole family.
Elia Kazan’s and John Steinbeck’s Viva Zapata! features Marlon Brando in a charismatic, if mostly fictional, portrayal of the famous Mexican revolutionary leader.
Back to 1942 is an epic that tells the story of China’s devastating wartime famine. beautifully filmed and with a large budget, the film is sprawling, but fails to strike an emotional note, perhaps due to it overreaching sense of scope.
No amount of enticing visual effects can save this sappy melodrama, which seems tailor-made for tweens in search of the next fantasy saga to replace Twilight.
Sydney Lumet’s gritty and atmospheric courtroom drama features a powerful late career performance from Paul Newman and arrives on Blu-ray with a strong HD transfer.
A leaner, meaner Dexter returns in the Seventh Season for more bloody and shocking twists on this strong Blu-ray effort from Showtime.