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12 December 2014

Scream Factory dazzles the LORD OF ILLUSIONS (review)


REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

LORD OF ILLUSIONS Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One (Theatrical Cut):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two (Director's Cut):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker
    • "A Gathering of Magic" behind the scenes featurette (17 mins)
    • "Illusions of Reality" behind the scenes featurette (61 minutes)
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • Poster Gallery
    • Interview with storyboard artist Martin Mercer
  • Reversible Cover
More Scream Factory reviews at Review Archive: Scream Factory.

07 December 2014

Cinema Libre revels in FRENCH AFFAIRS (review)

Celine is in love with Olivier and feels guilty about the many secrets in her past that she has kept from him.  When Olivier grows distant because of stress from his business and concerns over his fertility tests, Celine suggests he see her therapist Astrid.  Astrid and Olivier begin an affair while her moody teenage son takes an interest in Celine who teaches him that he has a lot to learn about the complexities of adult relationships in this frothy French romantic comedy.

REVIEW LINK: Cinema Libre (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

FRENCH AFFAIRS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Burnt-in English subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Cinema Libre Trailers
More Cinema Libre reviews at Update the Tags: Cinema Libre.

Cinema Libre peeks into THE LITTLE BEDROOM (review)

Facing the loss of his independence when his son plans to take a job in America, reclusive Edmond refuses to stay in a nursing home.  When he has a fall and must stay in one for physical therapy, he returns home only to discover that his son has sold his apartment.  His caregiver Rose takes him home with her.  In taking care of him, she begins to open up to him about her own recent loss.

REVIEW LINK: Cinema Libre (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE LITTLE BEDROOM DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Burnt-in English subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Cinema Libre Trailers
More Cinema Libre reviews at Update the Tags: Cinema Libre.

03 December 2014

For Warner Archive: NIGHT MUST FALL (review)

Fresh off of TOM JONES, Albert Finney tackles the role of a murderous madman in this 1964 remake of the play NIGHT MUST FALL.  An unstable young man charms his way into the household of a wheelchair bound old woman and her icy daughter as the fiance of their housekeeper.  As all three women fall for him and fight over him, the police have found a headless body in the nearby lake and there may be one more by the end of the film.

REVIEW LINK: Warner Archive (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD-R (DVD Drive-in)

NIGHT MUST FALL DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Theatrical Trailer

01 December 2014

Film Chest warns: DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (review)

When a young nurse takes a position at an isolated sanitarium for a doctor with very unconventional methods for treating the mentally ill, she is sucked into a nightmare she can never escape in this seventies shocker.  Just remember: "it's only a movie!"

REVIEW LINK: Film Chest (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

28 November 2014

Unearthed Films gets fitted for a COLLAR (review)

Rookie cop Dana is in for a night of hell during her first night on the beat when she stumbles upon the lair of Satanic derelict Massive who not only kills but also eats his victims (particularly women).  Dana finds little help from onlookers including a couple fame-happy bum fight cameramen and a hooker who is out to avenge herself against the derelict.  Gory, gritty, and brutal terror from Ryan Nicholson, director of HANGER.


REVIEW LINK: Unearthed Films/MVD Visual (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

COLLAR DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Unearthed Films Trailers

Film Movement sunbathes with APACHES (review)

Eager to impress a girl, Aziz takes her and some friends to the Corsican vacation villa where he and his father do the grounds keeping.  Unbeknownst to him, his "guests" steal a pair of engraved guns and the owners are the friends of a local gangster.  Aziz tries to contact his friends to get the guns back, but it's every man for himself and they are just as concerned about silencing him before he can rat them out.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

APACHES DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.37:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles and Closed Captioning
  • Director's Biography
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Short Film "Margerita"
  • Film Movement Trailers
More Film Movement reviews at Update the Tags: Film Movement.
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