The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (1963-1972)

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“Arrow Video serves up a 14-course Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast in one of the most impressively packaged box sets in recent memory.”

Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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The 50 Greatest Horror Films of the 21st Century

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“Ever since audiences ran screaming from the premiere of Auguste and Louis Lumière’s 1895 short black-and-white silent documentary Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat, the histories of filmgoing and horror have been inextricably intertwined. Through the decades—and subsequent crazes for color and sound, stereoscopy and anamorphosis—since that train threatened to barrel into the front row, there’s never been a time when audiences didn’t clamor for the palpating fingers of fear.

I provide the introduction and six capsule reviews. Peruse the entire list over at Slant Magazine.

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Manhattan Baby (Lucio Fulci, 1982)

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“Blue Underground delivers Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby with a gorgeous HD transfer, terrific new bonus features, and a CD of Fabio Frizzi’s glorious score.”

Read the entire review at Slant Magazine.

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Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993)

shortcutsbr__article-prose-260x“Robert Altman’s sprawling tragicomic testament to fate and infidelity gets an impressive 4K upgrade from the Criterion Collection.”

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Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

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“Criterion showcases Richard Linklater’s longitudinal masterwork with a gorgeous HD transfer and an entire second Blu-ray’s worth of supplements.”

Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (Riccardo Freda, 1964)

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“An essential title for fans of Italian Gothic cinema, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock gets a reasonably good-looking, if barebones, Blu-ray release from Olive Films.”

Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Daughter of Dracula (Jess Franco, 1972)

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“Of interest mostly to the complete Jess Francophile, Daughter of Dracula gets an attractive HD transfer and some essential context from Kino’s Redemption Films line.”

Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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