Labels

4K UltraHD (7) 88 Films (116) Acorn Media (28) AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) (16) Anchor Bay Entertainment (14) Arrow Academy (14) Arrow Films (48) Arrow Video (188) Artificial Eye (24) Big World Pictures (13) Blu-Ray (1546) Blue Underground (30) Breaking Glass Pictures (64) British Film Institute (BFI) (5) Chelsea Films (6) Cinedigm (13) Cinema Libre (17) Code Red Releasing (91) Criterion Collection (3) Cult Epics (19) Cult Films (3) Disney (5) Dorado Films (1) DVD Drive-In (1413) DVDBeaver (853) DVDCompare (626) Entertainment One (6) Eureka Video (133) Exhumed Films (1) Film Chest (6) Film Detective (The) (11) Film Movement (125) First Run Features (2) Flicker Alley (2) Full Moon Entertainment (34) Fun City Editions (1) Garagehouse Pictures (7) Gay/Lesbian Interest (90) Gorgon Video (5) Grindhouse Releasing (8) Icarus Films (2) Icon Entertainment (6) Image Entertainment (8) Impulse Pictures (16) Inception Media Group (5) IndiePix (17) Indomina Films (5) Intervision Picture Corp. (28) Jinga Films (6) Kino Lorber (186) Lightyear Entertainment (3) LionsGate (57) Lovelockandload (3) Magnolia Pictures (8) Maltauro Entertainment (2) Masters of Cinema (55) MGM (9) Midnight Releasing (2) Mill Creek Entertainment (3) Momentum Pictures (14) Mondo Macabro (48) MPI Home Video (6) Mr. Bongo (4) MTI Home Video (11) Music Box Films (3) MVD Visual (169) MVM (4) Network (3) Nucleus Films (8) Olive Films (12) Oscilloscope Laboratories (4) Panik House (3) Paramount Pictures (33) Peekarama (1) Polyscope Media Group (3) Raro Video (45) Redemption Films (28) Retromedia (11) Revolver Entertainment (16) RLJ Entertainment (15) Ronin Flix (36) Scorpion Releasing (163) Scream Factory (139) Screen Media (2) Screenbound (7) Second Run DVD (79) Second Sight (35) Severin Films (143) Shameless Screen Entertainment (12) Shout Factory (172) Shudder (3) Signature Entertainment (1) Simply Media (33) Something Weird Video (3) Sony Entertainment (9) Sprocket Vault (The) (1) Strand Releasing (90) Synapse Films (35) Tartan Films (14) Time Life (4) TLA Releasing (10) Troma Films (3) Twentieth Century Fox (9) Twilight Time (2) UltraHD (2) Umbrella Entertainment (63) Unearthed Films (11) Universal Pictures (14) VCI Home Video (15) Vestron Video (7) Videonomicon (2) Vinegar Syndrome (324) Warner Archive (12) Warner Home Video (3) Well Go USA (19) Wild Eye Releasing (18) Wolfe Video (23) Yellow Bag Films (2)

18 October 2021

Kino Lorber gets caught up in a WHIRLPOOL OF FATE (review)

In his film debut, Jean Renoir showcases his muse wife in this surrealism-tinged melodrama about an orphaned girl who escapes the clutches of an alcoholic uncle into danger involving poachers, gypsies, and angry mobs into the arms of her first love.  Tragedy threatens to strike when her past catches up with her.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

WHIRLPOOL OF FATE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Anton Coppola Score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • French Intertitles
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Nick Pinkerton
  • Bonus Trailers

Acorn Media and Shudder unleash THE POWER (review)

Growing up with a crippling fear of the dark, orphaned Val starts her first shift at an East London hospital on the very night that a series of mandatory blackouts due to a miner's strike are beginning.  In the dark, she discovers that she is not alone, and that something angry and evil wants possession of her body and soul in this British horror film.

REVIEW LINK: Acorn Media (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE POWER Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Corinna Faith, cinematographer Laura Bellingham, and actress Rose Williams
  • Photo Gallery

17 October 2021

Second Run comes of age with CELIA (Review)

What a young girl in 1950s Australia fears more than the communist threat are monsters from a storybook who may be not so imaginary in the dark coming of age story CELIA.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (AUS) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

CELIA Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • "Celia's World" documentary by writer/director Ann Turner
  • Interview with writer/director Ann Turner
  • "There's Something About Celia" film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas in conversation with Maria Lewis at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Image Gallery
  • 24-page booklet with essays by film historian Micahel Brooke and academic Professor Joy Damousi

American Genre Film Archive discover WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

The dawn of drag cinema hits Blu-ray in this collection of the films of Los Angeles' Gay Girls Riding Club with homages to NEVER ON SUNDAY, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE, and ALL ABOUT EVE.

REVIEW LINK: American Genre Film Archive (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? AND THE FILMS OF THE GAY GIRLS RIDING CLUB Blu-ray specs:

  • Short Films:
    • "Always on Sunday" (1962)
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • Music DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • "What Really Happened to Baby Jane?" (1963)
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by queer film historian Evan Purchell and AGFA’s Bret Berg (2021)
    • "The Roman Springs on Mrs. Stone" (1963)
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono 
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Spy on the Fly" (1967)
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Feature film "All About Alice" (1972)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Silent Outtakes (10:09)
  • The first 2,500 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a special limited edition embossed slipcover.

Cult Epics tunes into the frequency of terror with 99.9 (review)

A paranormal talk show radio host may have stumbled upon proof the supernatural when she investigates the mysterious accidental death of her child's father in this Spanish horror film from the director of IN A GLASS CAGE.

REVIEW LINK: Cult Epics (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

99.9 Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:

  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Interview with director Agustí Villaronga
    • "The Making of 99.9" 1997 documentary
    • Isolated Score by Javier Navarette
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Agustí Villaronga Trailers
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Interview with director Agustí Villaronga
    • "The Making of 99.9" 1997 documentary
    • Isolated Score by Javier Navarette
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Agustí Villaronga Trailers

04 October 2021

Second Run seeks out THE LIGHTHOUSE (Review)

Returning to the war zone that is her Armenian birth village, Lena tries to convince her grandparents to come back to Russia with her, but they are reluctant to leave.  She too finds it difficult to leave for practical reasons as well as the emotional pull of the past in the feature debut of Maria Saakyan.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE LIGHTHOUSE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • Armenian/Russian LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Farewell [Proshchanie]" 2003 short film by Maria Saakyan
  • "Surviving Memories" visual essay by Alessandro Luchetti and Manuela Lazic
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers
  • 28-page booklet featuring an interview with the director as well as essays by writer/curator So Mayer and film historian Vigen Galstyan.

03 October 2021

Second Run and THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR (review)

Forbidden from practicing medicine by the Nazi occupation, an elderly doctor risks his own safety when he reluctantly treats a gravely wounded resistance fighter in this film noir-styled Czech New Wave psychological drama.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by The Projection Booth podcast featuring Kat Ellinger, Jonathan Owen, and Mike White
  • Two Lost Sequences from the 1968 American and Italian Release Versions:
    • Alternate Italian Opening Sequence
    • Brothel Sequence
  • "Žalm" 1966 poetic short film by the renowned Czech filmmaker Evald Schorm
  • 24-page booklet with new writing on the film by Jonathan Owen and an appreciation by filmmaker Dominik Graf
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...