Monthly Archives: July 2012

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)

“Back in 2009, Swedish documentarian Fredrik Gertten made Bananas!*, which chronicled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Nicaraguan fruit workers who had been sterilized by exposure to pesticides used by the Dole Food Company. That documentary quickly ran afoul of … Continue reading

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They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947)

“A slam-bang Brit noir makes its way onto Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber, looking fresher than ever, though with nothing in the way of supplements.” Read my review of the new Kino Classics release of Cavalcanti’s top-shelf noir, out this … Continue reading

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Twins of Evil (John Hough, 1971)

“Double your pleasure, double your evil with Twins of Evil, Synapse Films’ two-disc combo pack, looking frightfully good on Blu-ray, and loaded with garlic bunches of extras.” Read my review of the excellent new Blu-ray release of Hammer Films’ Twins … Continue reading

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Brainstorm (Douglas Trumbull, 1983)

“Full of sound and fury, signifying precious little, Brainstorm on Blu-ray looks and sounds great for the approximately twenty minutes of its run time shot in 70mm. Otherwise, Warner Home Video’s 1080p presentation is like watching the film through a … Continue reading

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Django Kill…If You Live, Shoot! (Giulio Questi, 1967)

“Giulio Questi’s surrealistic anti-western gets a fine Blu-ray upgrade from Blue Underground, bolstered by the same spate of extras that were included on the previous edition.” Read my review of this cult classic Spaghetti Western, out last week from Blue … Continue reading

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The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012)

“Lauren Greenfield’s documentary evolves from an ode to entitled obliviousness to a more evenhanded character study.” Read my review of photographer-turned-filmmaker Lauren Greenfield’s new documentary at Slant Magazine.

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Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968)

“Remember, an angel is love. Fall in love with Paramount’s splendid Blu-ray transfer of Barbarella, even though it’s lamentably light on extras.” Read my review of Paramount’s Blu-ray release of Roger Vadim’s cult classic, which hits the streets this week, only … Continue reading

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