Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker, 1958)

“A Night to Remember gets an unforgettable Blu-ray transfer, along with an armada of fascinating extras both old and new, from Criterion.” Read my review of this magnificient new Blu-ray release, out Tuesday from Criterion, only at Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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Wizards (Ralph Bakshi, 1977)

“In honor of its 35th anniversary, Wizards wants to put a spell on you with this flawed but visually arresting Blu-ray transfer, ensconced in its DigiBook packaging like an incunabula stuffed with extras.” Read my review of the new Wizards … Continue reading

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Virgin Witch (Ray Austin, 1972)

“Sacrifice a virgin or two along with Virgin Witch, a low-key Brit horror time capsule, given a suitably retro transfer with little in the way of bonus features by Kino Lorber.” Read my review of the latest Kino Lorber-Redemption Films … Continue reading

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The War Room (Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 1993)

“Make your choice for Hegedus and Pennebaker’s The War Room, given an outstanding high-def Blu-ray transfer, and supplied with a full arsenal of supplementary features, by the Criterion Collection.” Read my review of the classic political documentary, out Tuesday from … Continue reading

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Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

“Bang and whimper all rolled up into one, Lars von Trier’s dolorous Melancholia gets a glorious Blu-ray transfer from Magnolia.” Read my review of Melancholia‘s Blu-ray release, out Tuesday, at Slant Magazine.

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The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)

“The significant boost to The Last Temptation of Christ‘s image and sound quality alone makes an upgrade to Criterion’s Blu-ray sorely tempting.” Read my review of the new Criterion Blu-ray release, which came out Tuesday, on Slant Magazine.

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The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

“Formalist text and object lesson in mythmaking, D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation gets a lavish three-disc presentation, loaded with extras, including a spanking new 1080p transfer, from Kino.” Read my review of The Birth of a Nation, on … Continue reading

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