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Attack of the Robots (1966) Blu-ray Review: Eddie Constantine Lays His Cards on the Table

Crafted in the wake of Jean-Luc Godard's immortal Alphaville ‒ a deadpan French New Wave satire of contemporary espionage and sci-fi films ...
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Universal Horror Collection, Volume 2 Blu-ray Review: Atwill Employment, Mostly

The phrase "classic Universal horror" is most likely to get a vintage monster movie enthusiast to talk nerd shop about ...
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Monstrosity (1987) / Weirdo: The Beginning (1989) Blu-rays Review: Why? WHY?

Just when I thought the world was starting to get over its nasty habit of not making a whole heck ...
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The Real McCoy (1993) Blu-ray Review: Dammit, Kim!

Like Kino Lorber's recent release of 1974's The Midnight Man, 1993's The Real McCoy is another Universal production filmed in ...
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The Midnight Man (1974) Blu-ray Review: I Could Stay Here All Night

Occasionally referred to by the relatively few who have seen it as a Southern precursor to David Lynch's Twin Peaks, ...
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The House That Would Not Die (1970) Blu-ray Review: A Clear Case of Repossession

Originally broadcast as an ABC Movie of the Week just four days before Halloween in 1970, The House That Would ...
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Zombie: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition (1979) Blu-ray Review: A Real Eye-Opener

It's hard to keep a good zombie down, and the regular re-emergence of Lucio Fulci's seminal Dawn of the Dead ...
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Cabin Boy (1994) Blu-ray Review: Still Floating After All These Years

Though I never saw the film in its entirety until much later in life, I was nevertheless present when Adam ...
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Gold (1974) Blu-ray Review: Always Believe in Your Soul

For years, finding a copy of Gold in its original unaltered form was about as rare as the eponymous mineral ...
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A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die Blu-ray Review: And Nearly Two Hours to Snooze

If you had the good fortune to grow up in or around video rental stores during the '80s and '90s, ...
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Color of Night (1994) Blu-ray Review: Color Me Bad for Enjoying It So

Much like director Richard Rush's 1980 cult classic The Stunt Man has never been the sort of film one could ...
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Condemned! | The Devil to Pay! DVDs Review: Both Worthy of Exclamation Points

Once again, the Warner Archive Collection has unveiled a couple of forgotten titles starring Ronald Colman, the British-born talent who ...
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A Strange Adventure (1956) Blu-ray Review: An Unremarkable Thriller

While the cliffhanger serial formula Republic Pictures would be so well remembered for had already been extinct by the time ...
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I Walk Alone (1947) Blu-ray Review: A Fine, Slow-Burning Film Noir

The first of what would ultimately tally up to be seven feature films starring the talents of Burt Lancaster and ...
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Tiger by the Tail (1970) Blu-ray Review: The Lyons’ Tiger’s a Bear, Oh My

Outwardly, there isn't much for the average contemporary moviegoer to get excited about over R.G. Springsteen's Tiger by the Tail. ...
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Godmonster of Indian Flats Blu-ray Review: Please, Don’t Act So Sheepish

Even established connoisseurs of strange little motion pictures generally regarded as "bad" can occasionally step into something they are wholly ...
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The Martian Chronicles (1980) Blu-ray Review: Is There Life on Mars?

Despite the fact that it has been released on virtually every form of media since the dawn of home video ...
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Jack the Giant Killer (1962) Blu-ray Review: The Original Mockbuster

"If they could do it, I can do it!" At some point in life or another, some of you have ...
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Lights of New York (1928) DVD Review: The Most Sublime Milestone in Cinema

Given that even the cheapest films produced today can be presented in faux widescreen with 7-channel surround sound and special ...
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Alexander Hamilton (1931) DVD Review: I Never Expect to See a Perfect Work Anyway

Far removed from the musical stage sensation of today, the 1917 Broadway production of Hamilton presented audiences with a condensed ...
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Fireman, Save My Child (1932) DVD Review: Old Hatter Up

Admittedly, a movie from the early '30s is bound to feel more than just a tad bit outdated when viewed ...
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The Hanging Tree (1959) Blu-ray Review: Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper

Several years before a more somber wave of performers rode into town, Gary Cooper was ‒ as he had done ...
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The Gay Bride (1934) DVD Review: Married to the Flop

Some marriages just need a little time to get things right. Crafted at the tail-end of Hollywood's golden age of ...
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The Ship from Shanghai (1930) DVD Review: Slippery When Whet

Were you to examine the wake of just about every cinematic maritime thriller pitting a random assortment of passengers against ...
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Schlock (1973) Blu-ray Review: The Dawn of Landis

The first feature film of cult filmmaker John Landis, Schlock serves as a exemplary reminder we all have to start ...
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MGM’s The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) DVD Review: When Compilations Were String

One would expect a collection of clips featuring some of cinema's greatest comedians and comediennes to be a laugh-a-minute mini-fest; ...
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A Lost Lady (1934) DVD Review: A Lost Cause

After witnessing the man she is due to marry (in just two days) get gunned down in front of her ...
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Bruce’s Deadly Fingers (1976) Blu-ray Review: How Low Can You Go?

Though contributions to what has since become known as the "Bruceploitation era" were numerous, those who dare consider themselves loyal ...
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The Chastity Belt (1967) DVD Review: As Uncomfortable As You’d Expect

Every once in a while, a film critic encounters a difficult obstacle to overcome. The late '60s, Italian-made sex comedy ...
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The New Centurions (1972) Blu-ray Review: Blue Lives Shatter

Columbia Pictures' The New Centurions was filmed and released during a particularly interesting era: a time when the lives and ...
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The Seven-Ups (1973) Blu-ray Review: This One Gets Seven Thumbs Up

Off the record, there were two sequels to William Friedkin's 1971 action-packed Oscar-winning cop thriller The French Connection. Officially, only ...
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Kind Lady Double Feature DVD Review: Team Sherlock Holmes or Team Dr. Zaius?

In today's world of cinema, a remake, reboot, preboot, prequel, or sequel is about as easy to find as a ...
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The L-Shaped Room (1962) Blu-ray Review: The Misplaced Misfits

Long before Hollywood tried to appeal to everyone by adding various "token" characters from all walks of life, postwar British ...
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Forever Amber (1947) Blu-ray Review: It Never Seems That Long Until You’re Grown

A full decade before its hugely successful Peyton Place managed to poke a few holes in the brick walls of ...
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Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) Blu-ray Review: Marilyn Monoir

Though modest in budget and undoubtedly filmed in a relatively short period of time, 20th Century Fox's Don't Bother to ...
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The Hospital (1971) Blu-ray Review: George C. Scott Loses His Patients

What happens when you combine the talents of actors George C. Scott, and Diana Rigg with director Arthur Hiller and ...
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Wild Bill (1995) Blu-ray Review: The End of an Era (in Film)

Although it was never a title I saw when it was initially released, Walter (The Warriors) Hill's Wild Bill has ...
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Play Dirty (1969) Blu-ray Review: The Dusty Octet

No doubt inspired by the success of 1967's trendsetter The Dirty Dozen ‒ the film that all-but brought us the ...
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Wuthering Heights (1970) Blu-ray Review: Subtly Mind-Blowing

Even if you don't include the many television adaptations, the number of times Emily Brontë's one and only novel has ...
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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) Blu-ray Review: They Should’ve Stayed Home

On December 5, 1872, the Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off of the Azores Islands, bereft of its captain and ...
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Summer of ’42 (1971) Blu-ray Review: There’s a First Time for Everything

An unexpected box office sensation upon its 1971 debut, Robert Mulligan's adaptation of Herman Raucher's Summer of '42 has since ...
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While the City Sleeps / Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) Blu-rays Review: Puttin’ on the Fritz

Metropolis. M. The Dr. Mabuse series. There are so many reasons to love Fritz Lang's early, German-language films, all of ...
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Allenesque: Five Woody Allen Movies on Blu-ray from Twilight Time

Whether you are a collector, purist, enthusiast, or just someone who is trying to get through the work day, there ...
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The Flight of Dragons (1982) Blu-ray Review: Colonel Potter vs Darth Vader?

Even to contemporary animation fans caught up in the never-ending sea of anime, the Rankin-Bass brand is both familiar and ...
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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) Blu-ray Review: Indie Codependent

Bridging the gap between pure psychological horror with a touch of humor and gore into something polarly opposite isn't an ...
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Harper (1966) / The Drowning Pool (1975) Blu-rays Review: Newman’s Own Detective Series

Lew Harper is back on the case ‒ twice over ‒ in these two new Blu-ray releases from the Warner ...
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A Woman’s Devotion (1956) Blu-ray Review: Mangled PTSD Crime Drama

Misunderstood in its own time, forgotten in the next, Paul (Casablanca) Henreid's thriller A Woman's Devotion never had an opportunity ...
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The Maze (1953) Blu-ray 3D Review: Riddle Without a Clue

Made during that glorious 3D movie boom of the early '50s, Monogram Pictures' The Maze is cinematic evidence that filmmakers ...
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The City of the Dead (1960) Blu-ray Review: A City Still Worth Visiting

Revisiting a classic horror movie you loved as a kid after you've aged a bit can always be a tricky ...
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The Psychopath (1966) Blu-ray Review: Columbo Goes Psycho

If you ever wondered what might happen if Columbo had been born in England, you needn't look any further than ...
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The Twilight People (1972) Blu-ray Review: The Island of Dr. Romero

When fans of sleazy exploitation movies get together to discuss their favorite contributions to bad filmmaking from the Philippines, Eddie ...
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Hammer Films Double Feature: Maniac / Die! Die! My Darling! Blu-ray Review: How Iconic

Precisely a year-and-a-half to the day since their first two double feature releases, Mill Creek has returned to the House ...
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Auntie Mame (1958) Blu-ray Review: And It’s Completely Lucille Ball-Free, Too!

Beginning as a best-selling novel by Patrick Dennis in 1955, Auntie Mame became a Broadway success starring the one and ...
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Suspiria (1977) Blu-ray Review: Dario Argento at His Non-Giallo Peak

Best described as a surrealistic fairytale nightmare come to life, Dario Argento's Suspiria has been leaving its mark on audiences ...
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Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death / Invasion of the Love Drones Blu-ray Review: A for Effort

There's an unofficial saying pertaining to the world of adult-oriented filmmaking which goes something along the lines of "If you ...
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My Father the Hero (1994) Blu-ray Review: Gerard Depar-don’t. Please.

The amazing world of French cinema is unquestionably a unique artform unto itself. So it the remaking of French features ...
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Doc Hollywood (1991) Blu-ray Review: A Crash, a Clash, a Fox Office Splash

Doc Hollywood was exactly the sort of early '90s filmfare I recall going to see every weekend at the local ...
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Scalpel (1977) Blu-ray Review: Eyes with Added Face

If the Southern regional horror film movement of the '70s ever came anywhere close to making a giallo, there's a ...
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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) Blu-ray Review: Another Kind of San Francisco Treat

Made back when one could still refer to San Francisco as "Frisco" and not catch hell for it, Frank Tuttle's ...
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Oh God, They’re Singing: Three Classic Musicals on Blu-ray

You know the feeling. You're sitting there, minding your own business, enjoying the sights and sounds of a classic motion ...
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The Teenage Prostitution Racket (1975) Blu-ray Review: Don’t Try This at Home, Kids

If you can envision what might happen were someone to create a '50s style propaganda movie à la George Weiss ...
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The Super (1991) DVD Review: Low Rent Entertainment

Epitomizing just about every bad decision made by the world of domestic entertainment in the early '90s to its fullest ...
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A Trio of WAC Pre-Codes: Oh, the Horror Icons!

Perhaps it's just the many years I spent wasting my youth away in front of a television set, but I ...
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Night School (1981) Blu-ray Review: Maybe Some of It Will Rub Off on You

One of several kajillion slasher movies manufactured in the early '80s alone, the American-made Night School sports an oddly Canadian ...
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Eaten Alive! (1980) Blu-ray Review: Lenzi Frenzy from the Cannibal Craze

Though Ruggero Deodato is perhaps Italy's (if not the world's) most "famous" director of gory cannibal movies, the entire bloody ...
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Thor: Ragnarok Blu-ray Review: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Holiday Special

Admittedly, I am not the biggest contemporary superhero movie enthusiast. At one point in time, I would have fallen somewhere ...
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Gate II (1990) Blu-ray Review: Fun, but for Big Fans Only at Best

My first viewing of Gate II was when the film first came to my hometown's dinky second-run theater (which was ...
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Battle Cry (1955) Blu-ray Review: Former A-List Hit with Future B-Grade Stars

Battle Cry's cast is enough to send shivers up the spine of any classic B-movie enthusiast from sheer excitement. The ...
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The Sea Wolf (1941) Blu-ray Review: Another Major Discovery from the WAC

The discovery of any classic film in its original uncut form brings with it an opportunity to rejoice. Recently, the ...
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The Emperor in August / Sayonara / The Yellow Handkerchief Blu-rays Review: Three for Japan

American and Japanese. Remakes and originals. Love and war. Though they may all appear to be starkly different on the ...
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Hack-O-Lantern (1988) Blu-ray Review: Every Night is Halloween

Only a short time ago, finding a copy of Jag Mundhra's low-budget '80s horror flick Hack-O-Lantern on VHS was similar ...
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The Trip to Spain (2017) Blu-ray Review: Moore (or Les) of the Same

The third film adaptation to spawn from Michael Winterbottom's television series The Trip, The Trip to Spain reunites British comedians ...
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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991) Blu-ray Review: Try Hard

Any time you depict a filthy rich jock as someone the average moviegoer should be able to sympathize with, you're ...
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Not As a Stranger (1955) Blu-ray Review: Robert Mitchum, Sociopathic Surgeon

Any movie which conjures up the mental image of a motorcycle bound Lon Chaney Jr. going out in a drunken ...
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Charley Chase at Hal Roach: The Talkies, Volume One: 1930-31 DVD Review: In One Word, “Yes!”

While history may not regard him as highly as many of the other on-screen comics who predated or succeeded him, ...
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The Aftermath (1982) Blu-ray Review: A Little Movie with a Long Wake

Were you to whisper the name "Steve Barkett" to the average moviegoer, a lengthy pause with near-audible chirping crickets in ...
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The Violent Years (1956) Blu-ray Review: Ed Wood’s Teenage Girl Gang Terrorists

The list of filmmakers best known for helming the worst movies ever made is a long and varied one. In ...
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Deathdream (1974) Blu-ray Review: We Are the Dead of Night, We’re in the Zombie Room

While W.W. Jacobs may have never been much of a household name either before or after his death in 1943 ...
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The Pirates of Blood River (1962) Blu-ray Review: A Dish, Out of Water

Your friends might argue a pirate movie won't float without water. Or an actual pirate ship. Heck, even an award-winning ...
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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) Blu-ray Review: Sunken Leisure

The advent of CinemaScope in the 1950s brought with it many changes to Hollywood. Sadly, in the case of 20th ...
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Captain from Castile (1947) Blu-ray Review: A Power-fully Fun Swashbuckler

Even at 141 minutes in length, Henry King's lavish big-budgeted adaptation of Samuel Shellabarger's 1945 novel Captain from Castile only ...
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Waiting for Guffman (1996) Blu-ray Review: The Waiting is the Artist Part

Before he gave us his unique looks at dog shows and folk groups, This Is Spinal Tap co-creator and star ...
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The Green Slime (1968) Blu-ray Review: Would You Believe It When You’re Dead?

Apart from the occasional World War II movie, there haven't been terribly many instances in film history wherein the US ...
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The Long, Hot Summer (1958) Blu-ray Review: Climax Change

Though the notion of someone ‒ anyone ‒ being labeled as a "barn burner" in this day and age may ...
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Night Moves (1975) / Scarecrow (1973) Blu-ray Reviews: The WAC Gets Hacked

One of the most difficult acts to follow from 20th Century film history, the great Gene Hackman returns to astonish ...
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The Illustrated Man (1969) Blu-ray Review: Rod Steiger’s Shorts, Illustrated

In 1951, genre novelist (and all-around legendary icon) Ray Bradbury published The Illustrated Man ‒ a collection of eighteen short ...
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A Quintet of Pre-Codes from the Warner Archive

While the days of their Forbidden Hollywood sets may be behind us now, the folks at the Warner Archive Collection ...
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Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma (2017) Blu-ray Review: TV Spots-a-Go-Go

Once more, Garagehouse Pictures has assembled another magnificent gathering of movie trailers for fans of genre flicks to drool over. ...
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Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) Blu-ray Review: Still the Man

The early 1980s brought with it many marvels in the world of film, including a swarm of trend-setting horror, science ...
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The Sword and the Claw (1982) Blu-ray Review: Witness the Unbelievable

Imagine if a small gathering of very serious grade schoolers miraculously collected enough money to write and produce an entire ...
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Valdez Is Coming (1971) Blu-ray Review: They Just Messed with the Wrong Mexican

Originally envisioned as a project for director Sydney Pollack and the star power of Marlon Brando and Burt Lancaster, novelist ...
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Hell Night (1981) Blu-ray Review: “A” for Effort

One of several dozen slasher movies to find its way to screens during the slasher horror movie boom of the ...
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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) Blu-ray Review: When Tom Met Meg

After his Academy Award-winning screenplay for 1987's Moonstruck, playwright John Patrick Shanley launched into the '90s by taking the world ...
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Six Shooters: A Full Round of Classic Westerns New to Blu-ray

The ageless allure of life in the Old West is just as timely as ever with these six classics, now ...
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The Fox with a Velvet Tail (1971) Blu-ray Review: An Engaging Twist on the Giallo

From the surreal (and trippy) animated opening credits accompanied by a spectacular track by the mysterious talents of one Shawn ...
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Cop-Out (1967) Blu-ray Review: A Boring Stranger in the House

By the time Belgian author Georges Simenon's 1940 book Les Inconnus dans le maison was adapted into a 1967 British ...
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Platoon Leader / Soldier Boyz Blu-ray Review: The Dudikoff Abides

Yes, that's right, kids ‒ our favorite American Ninja has returned to kick a little ass on Blu-ray once more. ...
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Ruby (1977) / Satan’s Cheerleaders Blu-rays Review: Tales from the Drive-In

VCI Entertainment is no stranger to the world of home video. In fact, it's (quite possibly) the only label in ...
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The Wrong Guy (1997) Blu-ray Review: The Right Release

What would happen if comedians from The Kids in the Hall, SCTV, and Mike and Molly got together with a ...
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The Mercenary (1968) Blu-ray Review: This Fun for Hire

Amongst the many subgenres of the European western ‒ the tombstones of which typically bear the headings of "Revenge" and ...
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The Gumball Rally (1976) Blu-ray Review: Real Cars. Real Actors. Real Fun.

It never fails to amuse me how many road/race flicks spawned from the same decade now synonymous with "gas shortage." ...
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The Man with Two Brains / My Blue Heaven Blu-rays Review: Get Martinized

From his early days as a collaborator on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Steve Martin's unique brand of humor has ...
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Freebie and the Bean (1974) Blu-ray Review: How Can Something So Wrong Feel So Right?

A classic example of "How can something so wrong feel so right?", Richard Rush's classic 1974 action-comedy starring James Caan ...
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Death Rides a Horse (1967) Blu-ray Review: Lee Van Cleef’s Finest Hour

Though it was one of several dozen Spaghetti Westerns produced just in the year of 1967 alone, Giulio Petroni's Death ...
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The High Commissioner (1968) Blu-ray Review: The Accidental Spy from Down Under

The notion of a Eurospy movie was hardly anything new in 1968. If anything, it was becoming rather mundane to ...
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Web of the Spider (1971) Blu-ray Review: Get Caught in This One

There aren't a whole heck of a lot of film directors who are brave enough to remake their own work ...
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He Walked by Night (1948) Blu-ray Review: The Dawn of Dragnet

Although He Walked by Night may not be considered a household movie title today, it nevertheless remains a founding pillar ...
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Superman: The Movie – Extended Cut & Special Edition 2-Film Collection Blu-ray Review: A DC Miracle

Of all the variable incarnations of motion pictures that exist within the world, there is perhaps none more elusive than ...
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The Man Who Died Twice (1958) Blu-ray Review: Um, Is That a Spoiler Alert?

The career of the late Vera Ralston was perhaps more fascinating off-screen than it was on. After escaping her native ...
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Only Noirs and Horses: Four Flicks from the Warner Archive

In keeping with their tradition of debuting and re-issuing timeless and forgotten classics alike, the Warner Archive Collection has recently ...
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Young Doctors in Love (1982) Blu-ray Review: Do Not Resuscitate

One might imagine a comedy starring the likes of Michael McKean, Sean Young, Harry Dean Stanton, Patrick Macnee, Dabney Coleman, ...
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Innocent Blood (1992) Blu-ray Review: A Parisian Vampire in Pittsburgh

Where An American Werewolf in London and From Dusk Till Dawn points on a map, John Landis' 1992 vampire horror/action/comedy ...
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Popcorn (1991) Blu-ray Review: Hot Buttered Death

Crafted during that curious cusp separating the '80s and '90s, Popcorn initially failed to "pop" with audiences when it first ...
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The Hidden (1987) Blu-ray Review: The Best Movie John Carpenter Never Made

The epitome of everything that made '80s cinema everlastingly fantastic, Jack Shoulder's cult classic The Hidden is a rare hybrid ...
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The Big Knife (1955) Blu-ray Review: Cuts Like a Life

Trying to classify The Big Knife as one particular film genre over another isn't an easy task. But then, there ...
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The Ambassador (1984) Blu-ray Review: When Exploitation Gets Political

One of two adaptations of Elmore Leonard's 52 Pick-Up produced and released by Cannon Films in the mid '80s, any ...
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The Lift (1983) / Down (2001) Blu-rays Review: Same Shaft, Different Play

"Take the stairs! Take the stairs! For God's sake, take the stairs!!" Elevators are the worst, aren't they? I mean, ...
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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) Blu-ray Review: It Happened One Time

Hailing from that time before the Southern Gothic tale somehow transformed into hicksploitation, Suddenly, Last Summer extends from the creative ...
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All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations (1968) Blu-ray Review: The Dawn of Erotica

If you've ever found yourself sitting in a darkened room with only the light of a saucy softcore selection flickering ...
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Phenomena (1985) Blu-ray Review: Argento at His Most Bewildering

One of Dario Argento's most eclectic contributions to the European horror movie boom of the 1980s, Phenomena is something like ...
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Kid Galahad (1962) Blu-ray Review: Elvis. Bronson. Sold.

Despite having appeared in several dozen movies, there are relatively few things you can actually see Elvis do on-screen. One ...
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The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) Blu-ray Review: Deep Red Something

An ordinary man of an artistic nature witnesses a brutal murder, only to meet a cast of kooky characters as ...
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The Moderns (1988) Blu-ray Review: Land of the Lost

At one point in time, filmmaker Alan Rudolph described his 1988 film The Moderns ‒ a project which took him ...
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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) Blu-ray Review: As Braindead as Its Name Implies

Though it may not be something I'm particularly proud of, movies from the late '90s are a source of bittersweet ...
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The Crimson Kimono (1959) Blu-ray Review: A Crash Course in Orientation

As someone whose entire adolescence coincided with the late '80s and early '90s, I was able to witness firsthand a ...
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Blu-ray Review: Who’s Afraid?

In the late '60s, physician David Reuben started to turn repressed and under-educated Americans near and far with a breakthrough ...
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State Fair (1962) Blu-ray Review: Suppose They Held an Exhibition and Nobody Came?

Were Twilight Time's double-bill of the Reader's Digest-produced early '70s musical adaptations of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn ...
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Tom Sawyer (1973) / Huckleberry Finn (1974) Blu-ray Review: Wild Oates and Foster Kids

Years before they preyed upon lonely elderly folks with unfulfilled promises of winning phony lotteries even Ed McMahon wouldn't stamp ...
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Phantasm: 5 Movie DVD Collection Review: The NeverEnding Horror Story

Although I was routinely exposed to the few horror film franchises that existed within the world of film before movies ...
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Blood Alley / The Sea Chase (1955) Blu-rays Review: The Duke Turns to the Drink

Following in the wake of the Warner Archive Collection's 2016 debuts of John Wayne's They Were Expendable and She Wore ...
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The Mummy (2017) Blu-ray Review: The League of Rather Average Gentlemen

First off, make no mistake, Universal's latest attempt at rebranding one of their many legendary classic horror movie franchises is ...
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Running on Empty (1988) Blu-ray Review: Fam on the Run

While I may not be able to recall every single feature I have ever seen in a moviehouse (and, believe ...
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Seven Days in May (1964) Blu-ray Review: The Terror from Within

The looming threat of nuclear war. A less-than-favorable US President sporting the lowest approval on record in a heap of ...
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The Loved One (1965) Blu-ray Review: I’m Lovin’ It

Whereas motion pictures deliberately constructed to shock and offend people with even the most lenient sense of humor are hardly ...
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Effects (1980) Blu-ray Review: The First Snuff Movie to Get Snuffed Out

Following in the wake of their previous release, The Zodiac Killer, the American Genre Film Archive is back with another ...
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Where the Boys Are (1960) Blu-ray Review: Life Was a Beach Even Then

Three years before the marketing genii at American International Pictures first discovered there was gold in the banks beside the ...
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Beggars of Life (1928) Blu-ray Review: All Aboard

Although it was technically the first moving picture for Paramount to include a newly (however crude) developed invention known as ...
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969) Blu-ray Review: A Much Shorter Longest Day

From John Guillerman, the late visionary of The Blue Max, The Towering Inferno, The Day They Robbed the Bank of ...
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Hell and High Water (1954) Blu-ray Review: CinemaScope Claustrophobia

Ever the cinematic pioneer, director Samuel Fuller broke new ground ‒ by removing it completely ‒ with his 1954 Cold ...
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Killing Hasselhoff (2016) DVD Review: The Stoner Comedy of the Year

"I was gonna cap on The Hoff, but then I got high." Were they to have made it at least ...
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The Quiet American (1958) Blu-ray Review: Silent, but Deadly?

Based on bestselling author Graham Greene's 1955 novel of the same name, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's motion picture adaptation of The ...
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The Valachi Papers (1972) Blu-ray Review: Pulp Non-Fiction

While it may have debuted in its native Europe more than two months before Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather forever ...
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Erik the Conqueror (1961) Blu-ray Review: Bava Gets Epical

A few years before Mario Bava singlehandedly invented the giallo with his genre-breaking Blood and Black Lace, he created that ...
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Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow / Drunken Master (1978) Blu-ray Review: A Whole Loaf of Kung Fu

Despite their very pledge to release films from a variety of different genres to home video, every once in awhile, ...
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The Creep Behind the Camera / The Creeping Terror Blu-ray Review: Creepshots, Redefined

Sometimes, the most interesting aspect of a movie is its production history. Especially when the movie in question is something ...
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Varieté (1925) Blu-ray Review: The Spice of Life

If you were one of the many Americans to see Ewald André Dupont's Varieté (aka Variety, Jealousy) when it was ...
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The Accidental Tourist (1988) Blu-ray Review: Good Grief

Though he is probably only known to the current generation of stalwart moviegoers as one of the writers of several ...
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The Wheeler Dealers (1963) Blu-ray Review: It’d Be Funnier If It Weren’t So Damn True

Given a proper duration of passing time, just about anything that was once considered cool or comical may malform into ...
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Spencer’s Mountain (1963) Blu-ray Review: Good Morning, Johnboy

Nine years before The Waltons was broadcast across the nation's airwaves for the first time, Henry Fonda was hard at ...
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Brutal Tales of Chivalry (1965) Blu-ray Review: Who Says Chivalry Is Dead?

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The Stone Killer (1973) Blu-ray Review: Another Winner Starring Charles Bronson

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Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978) Blu-ray Review: Drugs, Not Hugs

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Inferno (1953) 3D/2D Blu-ray Review: Survival of the Richest

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The Zodiac Killer (1971) Blu-ray Review: Trap Them and Thrill Them

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Blackenstein (1973) Blu-ray Review: Withstanding the Tests of Taste and Time Alike

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Who’s Crazy? (1966) Blu-ray Review: Come for the Jazz, Stay for It!

Whereas some films withstand the test of time, others simply get buried by it. And one such example recently emerged ...
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Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) Blu-ray Review: She’s a Real Doll

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36 Hours (1964) Blu-ray Review: Captivating Wartime Espionage

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Terror in a Texas Town (1958) Blu-ray Review: The Dark Side of the West

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The Rounders (1965) Blu-ray Review: Glenn Ford. Henry Fonda. ‘Nuff Said.

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Twilight Time Presents: Riches, Fortunes, Millions, and Women

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S.O.B. (1981) Blu-ray Review: Julie Andrews’ Most Revealing Role

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Doberman Cop (1977) Blu-ray Review: Sonny Chiba Does It Doggy Style

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Wolf Guy (1975) Blu-ray Review: Lycanthropy, Grindhouse Style

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Madhouse (1981) Blu-ray Review: A Film Where No One is Fully Committed

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Brain Damage (1988) Blu-ray Review: The Greatest Drug Parable Never Aired

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Spotlight on a Murderer (1961) Blu-ray Review: Illuminating French Proto-Slasher

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Even if you're just now joining us here on Planet Earth, there's a fair chance you've already heard someone utter ...
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World Without End (1956) Blu-ray Review: Make Dystopia Great Again

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Inquisition (1976) Blu-ray Review: “Let’s Face It, You Can’t Torquemada Anything!”

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Even though nearly everyone involved in the creation of Harry Alan Towers' legendary film series have since passed on, the ...
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Fight for Your Lady (1937) DVD Review: The Ultimate Showdown of Goofy Faces

If the Academy ever opted to include a category for the goofiest faces made on film, RKO's 1937 production of ...
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Cops vs. Thugs (1975) Blu-ray Review: Kon’nichiwa, Dirty Harry-san!

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Finian’s Rainbow (1968) Blu-ray Review: Dance with the Times

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Demon Seed (1977) Blu-ray Review: Artificial Intelligence Meets Artificial Insemination

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Voodoo Black Exorcist (1974) Blu-ray Review: The Epitome of So Bad, It’s Good

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A Woman’s Face (1941) / Flamingo Road (1949) DVDs Review: The Dark Side of Joan

While previously released to DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a number of Joan Crawford classics had fallen into that ...
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The Yakuza (1974) Blu-ray Review: That Time Robert Mitchum Went to Japan

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Bells Are Ringing (1960) Blu-ray Review: You Found Me Just in Time

The history of the American musical is indeed a fascinating one, particularly once the genre was introduced to the ever-changing ...
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The Climber (1975) Blu-ray Review: The Stuff Scarfaces Are Made Of

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Kiss of Death (1947) / Edge of Eternity (1959) Blu-rays Review: Homicidal Tendencies

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Ludwig (1973) Blu-ray Review: The Historical Epic Wherein Nothing Really Happens

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L’assassino (The Assassin) Blu-ray Review: The Lady-Killer of Rome Returns

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The Dismembered (1962) Blu-ray Review: I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

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The Girl and the General (1967) DVD Review: All Give Some, None Give All

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Interiors (1978) / Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) Blu-rays Review: Suicidal Tendencies

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The Valley of Gwangi / When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Blu-rays Review: More Animated than Ever

Decades before civilized man would figure out new and inventive ways to suck the life out of that good ol' ...
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Vitaphone Varieties, Volume Three: 1928-1929 DVD Review: Utterly Amazing

After nearly five years since the last installment in the intermittent series, the Warner Archive Collection has assembled another amazing ...
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Wait Until Dark (1967) / Love in the Afternoon (1957) Blu-rays Review: An Audrey Two-fer

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Twilight Time Presents: Odd Men Out (and the Women Who Drive Them)

At one point or another, every one of us falls under the jurisdiction of being that which they once called ...
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The Other Hell (1981) / Dark Waters (1994) Blu-rays Review: Breaking Bad Habits

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Millionaires in Prison (1940) DVD Review: The Club Fed of the ’40s

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Blu-rays Review: Twilight Time Goes Around the World (and Then Some)

Although statistics and insurance companies tend to inform us most accidents occur within only a few miles of our own ...
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A Girl in Every Port (1952) DVD Review: Because Chico Needed the Money

The wisdom and wit of Groucho Marx may be as timeless as comedy itself, but it can be a little ...
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Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) Blu-ray Review: Can You Dig It?

While Sergio Leone's legendary pairings with Clint Eastwood may have injected fresh blood into the waning genre of the cinematic ...
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Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973) Blu-ray Review: Undeniably Italian

The final entry of a surrealistic motion picture trio ‒ known to fans as the "Trilogy of Neurosis" ‒ Elio ...
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Battleground (1949) Blu-ray Review: War is Hell, but This Is Far from That

Initially advertised to the public as "The First Great Picture of the Second World War!", William A. Wellman's 1949 epic ...
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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) Blu-ray Review: A Great Day for Movie Lovers

A stranger arrives in a small town, only to discover he isn't wanted. While such a premise may have been ...
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The Vampire Bat (1933) Blu-ray Review: Restored and Ready to Leave Its Mark

Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. And when it comes to fairly ...
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Cathy’s Curse (1977) Blu-ray Review: Still Cursed and Still Curse-Worthy 

Apparently, nary a nation capable of manufacturing a motion picture during the 1970s was immune to the phenomenal success of ...
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Wax Mask (1997) Blu-ray Review: The Steampunk Phantom Terminator of the Wax Museum

Within the annals of Italian horror films, there are perhaps no two better-known names than those of Lucio Fulci and ...
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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Blu-ray Review: Save Yourself, Dawg

When is a dog movie strictly for the dogs? When it's Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, that's ...
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Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury Blu-ray Review: Conceived in Hell, Made in Hong Kong

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Vote for Pedro

There are few films which can combine failed romances, hysteria, spiked gazpacho, the fine art of voiceover acting, and get ...
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September Storm (1960) Blu-ray 3D Review: The Stars That Didn’t Steal the Night Away

While perhaps best known for writing classic crime novels such as Little Caesar and The Asphalt Jungle ‒ to say ...
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Drive-In Massacre (1976) Blu-ray Review: Well Worth the Price of Admission

Had your average drive-in movie theater screen been constructed with a curtain, then Stu Segall's Drive-In Massacre would have definitely ...
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Moscow on the Hudson (1984) Blu-ray Review: Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!

Immigration. Russians. No, it has nothing to do with current (controversial) topics, kids ‒ rather, said subjects are at the ...
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Mondo Bastardo: Odds and Ends from the International World of Exploitation

While the nations of the world may not agree on many points, at least our respective histories of filmmaking have ...
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Panther Girl of the Kongo Blu-ray Review: The Claw Monsters Strike Back

After wowing Saturday Matinee Serial lovers everywhere in 2015 with a casual release of the 1950 guilty pleasure The Invisible ...
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Solace (2015) Blu-ray Review: Quantum of Bollocks

From its opening frame, Solace leaves one with an immediate impression similar to what you might experience were you to ...
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It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) Blu-ray Review: Gene Kelly’s Blues

Even if you're the type of person who generally loathes (or at least has trouble sitting through) musicals, you might ...
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The Goodbye Girl (1977) Blu-ray Review: Back When Richard Dreyfuss Was Sexy

If nothing else, Neil Simon's award-winning 1977 precursor to the contemporary rom-com, The Goodbye Girl is of a certain cinematically ...
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Dark Passage / On Dangerous Ground Blu-ray Reviews: Bogie. Bacall. Lupino. Ryan. Sold.

While history's greatest philosophers wise men may have brought forth many a pertinent question as to the purpose and situation ...
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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Blu-ray Review: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Sixteen years after Elizabeth Taylor transcended from child actress into a full-fledged "adult" in Father of the Bride ‒ wherein, ...
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Father of the Bride (1950) Blu-ray Review: RSVP to the WAC BD ASAP

Let's take a brief gander at marriage, folks. While many of us are keen to issue a timeless, fool proof ...
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The Survivor (1981) Blu-ray Review: I Guess Fate Really Is the Hunter

While he is perhaps best known to cult horror and sci-fi audiences today as the guy who was in Michelangelo ...
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Alfred the Great (1969) DVD Review: Greater Things Have Happened

Sprawling epics were all the rage in the 1950s, with fantastical biblical yarns and timeless tales of undefeatable conquerors popping ...
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When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932) DVD Review: How About a Break Instead?

While I am always eager to point out how wretched contemporary filmmaking seems to have become, I can never dismiss ...
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The Black Dragon’s Revenge (1975) Blu-ray Review: Bruce Lee Van Clief

A brief disclaimer beginning with "The names and characters in this film, based upon the Death of Bruce Lee, are ...
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The Internecine Project (1974) Blu-ray Review: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell… Die Anyway

Given the right amount of time, the natural progress of corruption can make even the lowliest tale of espionage and ...
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Binge-Worthy Collections from the Warner Archive

In this time where people will often sit and binge-watch an entire television series, half of the population gleefully engages ...
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Inferno (2016) Blu-ray Review: Well, It Certainly Is Hellish…

If there's one grouping author Dan Brown never imagined he would be lumped into, it's that of the works by ...
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Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon Blu-ray Review: The Ultimate Party Mix

Before the days of easily comprised playlists, which can be effortlessly constructed via an MP3 player synced up to something ...
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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) Blu-ray Review: Please Hang Up and Try Again

If there's one thing film historians and aficionados alike can agree on, it's that you can't make a good movie ...
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Musicals and the Musically Inclined from the Warner Archive

Romantic comedies may have been a dime a dozen back in the '50s, but ‒ as any good numismatist knows ...
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Who? (aka Robo Man, 1974) Blu-ray Review: Wait, What?

Apart from farfetched clones and spoofs of the James Bond films, or television shows ranging from animation to puppets to ...
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Moby Dick (1956) Blu-ray Review: A Newly Restored Whale of a Tale

Obsession seems to abound every aspect of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, from its initial published parable right down to its most ...
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Twilight Time Presents: A Quartet of Quirky Killers

As it has been stated time and time again, the only two things we can be certain of in life ...
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Moby Dick (1930) DVD Review: The Version You Never Thought Possible

Anyone who has seen a single Hollywood adaptation of a classic (or even contemporary) work of literature knows full well ...
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The Search for Weng Weng DVD Review: The Height of the World’s Shortest Star

For anyone who has only experienced the mainstream world of cinema, venturing into the output of the Filipino film industry ...
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Strange and Unusual Christmas Films DVD Review: I Am in Hell, Help Me

A longstanding idiom states "'Tis better to give than to receive" ‒ and that theory definitely holds true with Alpha ...
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Time After Time (1979) Blu-ray Review: And Now for Something Completely Different

Imagine, if you will, Jack the Ripper ‒ having just committed his final murder in Victorian London ‒ hopping into ...
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Body Snatchers (1993) Blu-ray Review: Uneven, But Not Unnecessary

Imagine a science fiction parable ‒ one for Communism, paranoia, conformity, or whatever ‒ where, should you fall asleep, you ...
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Michael Collins / Man in the Wilderness Blu-rays Review: Super Heroes

Some things simply go well together, hands down. Things like chocolate and peanut butter, Burt and Loni, and ‒ of ...
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C.H.U.D. (1984) Blu-ray Review: The A-List B-Grade Latchkey Monster Flick

Like many of the "classic" horror flicks I tend to review, C.H.U.D. first crawled its way out of the manhole ...
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They Were Expendable / She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Blu-rays Review: The WAC Duke

While both names carry around their own amount of (significant) weight, it's almost hard to imagine a John Ford movie ...
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Blindman (1971) DVD Review: Don’t Let This One Out of Your Sight

It was only 1971, but a lot had changed in the entertainment world since the '60s ended. First, and perhaps ...
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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Blu-ray Review: A Hero? Yes. Super? Hell, No.

Lately, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been threatening all of mankind by announcing he is slated to star in one ...
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It's that time of the year once again, videophiles. And with all of the crazy mixed-up offerings 2016 has been ...
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Twilight Time Presents: The Southern Pacific Training Montage

Generally, my attempts at finding a common link between Twilight Time's monthly releases leaves me a lot of room to ...
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Vamp (1986) Blu-ray Review: From Dusk Till… Hey, Wait a Minute!

While the cinematic equilibrium of horror and comedy had been teeter-totting off and on for many years prior, it really ...
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The Initiation (1984) Blu-ray Review: Old School’s Out Forever

If there was one lesson to be learned from the entire run of the slasher film subgenre, it is that ...
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Twilight Time Presents: Sense and Sensitivities

Like certain recent events in world history have proved, the elements of both sense and sensitivity are not always in ...
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Twilight Time Presents: All for the Glory of Love

It's easy to get carried away sometimes, particularly when the target of your obsession is something (or someone) you love. ...
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The Satanist (1968) / Sisters in Leather (1969) Blu-ray Review: Lost and Bound

Like absent remote controls and missing keys, lost films also have a tendency to pop up once in a blue ...
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I Drink Your Blood (1970) Blu-ray Review: Lap It Up, You Mad Dogs!

Like many cult/horror/exploitation movie enthusiasts who grew up in the '90s, I had to rely on mail-order companies to feed ...
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The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set Review: Class-Ick

There will never be another Herschell Gordon Lewis in this world, ladies and gentlemen. And though some snobbier film aficionados ...
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Men & Chicken Blu-ray Review: Hard-Boiled Danish

It's been a considerable while since I last dived into a Danish picture, and my immediate thought as soon as ...
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Crime or Climb: Tails of Scaling and Failing from the Warner Archive

It is oft said one must reach the top in order to succeed, and this trio of minor motion pictures ...
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Edward G. Robinson Breaks Out of the Warner Archive Collection!

Compared to the infinite number of indistinguishable pretty boys popping up in one forgettable flick after another today, there could ...
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From Horrifying to Horrible: Back in Print from the Warner Archive

While the Warner Archive mostly brings us new and previously unreleased goodies to DVD, they also bring us the odd ...
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Marine Raiders / In Our Time (1944) DVDs Review: WWII WAC

Every time the Warner Archive Collection unearths another wartime propaganda movie, I have to wonder if Hollywood didn't make an ...
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Twilight Time Presents: Moral Outcasts, Musicals, and Hey, Is That Charles Bronson?

The subject of outcasts seem to be the recurring thread with this wave of Twilight Time Blu-ray releases, as evidenced ...
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The Thing (1982) / Tenebrae / Basket Case 2 & 3 on Blu-ray: Horror, Redefined

While none of the titles covered in this article are necessarily new to the world of home video by any ...
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Burial Ground (1981) Blu-ray Review: Still Smelling of Death After All These Years

There really isn't a movie like Burial Ground. My first encounter with this notorious Italian gut-muncher from 1981 probably occurred ...
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Stablemates / Lord Jeff DVDs Review: A Double Dose of Rooney

The late Mickey Rooney made a sizable impact on classic cinema, leaving behind a list of motion picture and television ...
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George O’Brien Western Collection DVD Review: Nine Oats and a Lot of Grain

Generally, the star of vintage cowboy pictures ‒ or "oaters," as they are commonly referred to as ‒ tended to ...
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Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) DVD Review: Kershner. Corman. Coleman. Oh, My!

Best known by today's various subcultures for bringing us that which is often cited as the best Star Wars film ...
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Daughter of Dracula (1972) Blu-ray Review: Oh, the Horror

Prior to his departure from this world in early 2013, the late Jesús Franco had left an impressive looking resume ...
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Slugs: The Movie Blu-ray Review: A Marvelously Muddled Mess

As a feller who spent entirely too much of his teenaged years in the horror sections of local video stores, ...
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Twilight Time Presents: Party Poopers, Poor Sports, Sore Losers, and Bad Romances

Despite all of society's best attempts at grooming us to be normal, well-behaved, completely functional human beings, there are just ...
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Haunted Honeymoon (1986) Blu-ray Review: Tamer Wilder

I was perhaps all of ten years old when I first saw a trailer advertising the Gene Wilder/Gilda Radner comedy ...
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Twilight Time Presents: Something I Can Never Have

At one point or another in life, we have experienced the passion, turmoil, and frustration that comes from not being ...
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Warcraft Blu-ray Review: In My Entire Life, I Have Never Felt as Much Pain as I Do Now

Contrary to popular belief, the oft-repeated phrase "Hollywood has run out of ideas" has been popping up for quite sometime ...
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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) Blu-ray Review: Truth in Advertising?

For Italian filmmakers, the 1960s were as versatile of a period as ever, especially for the ever-expanding realms of fantasy. ...
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The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) Blu-ray Review: Beheading Your Way

Generally, motion pictures which owe their entire existence to the success of an entirely different (and more popular) feature have ...
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Valley of the Kings (1954) DVD Review: The Other Precursor to Indiana Jones

The history of biblical epics in Hollywood, especially once filmmakers began to broaden their horizons and film on location (to ...
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Forbidden Hollywood, Volume 10 DVD Review: The End of an Era? Not Quite!

It has been a full ten years since the first Forbidden Hollywood collection wandered into our lives courtesy the Turner ...
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Seven Miles from Alcatraz DVD Review: Prison Breaks for Patriotism

A low-budget 1942 effort from RKO, Seven Miles of Alcatraz was directed by the very busy Edward Dmytryk, who helmed ...
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Haunted Honeymoon (1940) / A Fine Pair / Brotherly Love (1970) DVDs Review: Reverse Power Flux Couplings

A fairly forgotten German synthpop group known as The Twins once declared "Love is a dirty word if you're not ...
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The Woman in White (1948) / Lizzie (1957) DVD Reviews: To Be or Not to Be (Crazy)

As the type of fellow who regularly attracts women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (or at least helps ...
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RKO Varieties Triple Feature DVD Review: The Very Definition of Below Paar

If you distinctly remember having seen the words "In Stereo ‒ Where Applicable" flash over the opening credits of a ...
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Hell Hunters (1986) DVD Review: No Need to Hunt for It, It’s Right Here

While jungle thrillers weren't exactly a new premise in the mid '80s, it wasn't until a steady stream of low-budget ...
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The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) Blu-ray Review: Hey, Where’s the Swingin’?

While exploitation cinema may seem like straightforward T&A or violence most of the time, there are ‒ much like a ...
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The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray Review: The Unconventional Courtroom Giallo

It hasn't even been a year-and-a-half since the UK-based Arrow Video label first expanded into the U.S. market, but in ...
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Lucifer: The Complete First Season DVD Review: You’re in for a Devil of a Time

Do you know what would happen if you were to take every police procedural television series in the last 20 ...
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Darker Shades of Blu: Film Noir from the Warner Archive

Along with the many wonderful Standard-Definition releases of films that have slipped through the cracks of time, the Warner Archive ...
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Gotham (2014): The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: So Far, So Good

The ascension to success is quite often a very bumpy climb. Just ask Gotham's hero Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Poor ...
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American Ninja / American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Blu-rays Review: The Dawn of Dudikoff

There are a number of things that made the 1980s the 1980s. New Wave music. Big hair. Video game consoles. ...
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Twilight Time Presents: Breaking the Rules of a Lovelorn, War-torn World

In a previously penned piece, I published my admiration of Michael Winner's Chato's Land (1972), which saw a recent Blu-ray ...
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Gun the Man Down (1956) Blu-ray Review: Fleeting Oater Fodder, But Still Fun

When it comes to following in the footsteps of a larger-than-life actor, it can be pretty darn hard to get ...
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Chato’s Land (1972) Blu-ray Review: A Million Ways to Die Hard in the West

By the time 1972 rolled in, Charles Bronson was already 51-years-old and had been making moving pictures for 21 years. ...
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Doctor Butcher M.D. Blu-ray Review: Ready to Make House Calls Once Again

If you were one of the lucky lads or lasses who "matured" amid the days of VHS rental outlets, you ...
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Cinema Sentries

Twilight Time Presents: Sprawling Epics, Sidney Poitier, and a Serial Killer?

From the rise and fall of great lands to the genesis of new ones, and a few odd points in-between, ...
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The Angry Hills (1959) DVD Review: The Precursor to the 007 Franchise?

The late great production designer Ken Adam left behind a legacy which no mere mortal could ever live up to. ...
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The Whip Hand (1951) DVD Review: RKO Sets Its Sights to Start Seeing Red

There are many ways a film can become outdated. Our increasingly advancing world of technological wonders has made countless science ...
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Edge of Doom (1950) DVD Review: Can Dana Andrews Save Farley Granger’s Soul?

Prolific filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn left this world in 1974 to start issuing malapropisms in the world beyond, he had personally ...
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These Three (1936) DVD Review: Kids Say the Darndest Things

Even before the Hays Office began enforcing the content of motion pictures in 1934, certain things just weren't permitted to ...
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Too Late for Tears / Woman on the Run Blu-rays Review: At Long Last, Lost Noir

There is nothing quite so overwhelming as being utterly unable to control one's situation. Despite all of our best efforts, ...
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