The Mad Fox (Tomu Uchida, 1962)

81zVYBwdqqL._SL1500_“Making its Blu-ray debut, Tomu Uchida’s film is a highly stylized ode to love and disorder.”

Read my review over at Slant Magazine.

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Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997)

0IZ7RI0ApmwUqfotR9mOZmFlhsHjvo_large“A superlative Blu-ray upgrade from the Criterion Collection gives new life to Abbas Kiarostami’s lovely, understated rumination on existential quandaries.”

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The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)

AHoTWP6XqNreD4aGRUKfGB3ASi3IVz_large“Preston Sturges’s farce, delightfully marked by its verbal pyrotechnics and pure slapstick, remains a canny deconstruction of romantic-comedy tropes.”

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Two from Paul Bartel

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Not for Publication and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills are now available on Blu-ray for the first time.

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Murder by Decree (Bob Clark, 1979)

murderbydecreebr“New to Blu-ray, Bob Clark’s atmospheric marrying of fact and fiction still resonates with its themes of political corruption and abuse of power.”

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Isadora (Karel Reisz, 1968)

isadorabr“Making its Blu-ray debut with this Kino Lorber release, Karel Reisz’s exceptional biopic cleverly avoids most of the pitfalls of the genre.”

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Murder by Decree (Bob Clark, 1979)

murderbydecreebr“New to Blu-ray, Bob Clark’s atmospheric marrying of fact and fiction still resonates with its themes of political corruption and abuse of power.”

Read the rest of my review over at Slant Magazine.

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Let’s Kill Uncle (William Castle, 1966)

letskillunclebr“Making its debut on Blu-ray, William Castle’s film is a genuinely amusing jet-black comedy of (ill) manners disguised as an adventure yarn for young adults.”

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Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1949)

brightonrockbr“The film succeeds admirably both as a crackerjack crime thriller and as a moral exposé of human evil.”

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The Cremator (Juraj Herz, 1969)

OI5kIjaVjnBkyEOTh31eosI8bio5yq_large“Mixing up moods and genres with delirious abandon, Juraj Herz’s incendiary The Cremator shines a light on one man’s ruthless quest for power.”

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