Monthly Archives: December 2016

Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974)

“Bob Clark’s holiday-themed shocker Black Christmas gets a striking 2K upgrade and a thick-stacked slate of extras from Shout! Factory.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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Roma (Federico Fellini, 1972)

“Federico Fellini’s hallucinatory Roma gets a pristine 2k transfer and a few meaty bonus features from the Criterion Collection.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985)

“William Friedkin’s neon-hued noir To Live and Die in L.A. gets a vibrant 4K transfer and a slate of solid new extras from Shout! Factory.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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The 20 Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

“The embarrassment of home-video riches made available to cinephiles this year proves once again that the rumors about the death of physical media have been greatly exaggerated.” I provide the introduction and spread the love across four capsule reviews. Read … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf and Cub (Various, 1972-1974)

“Lone Wolf and Cub slashes its way onto Blu-ray with a katana-sharp transfer and a baby cartload of bonus materials in Criterion’s terrific box set.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)

“A gorgeous and painterly late-period masterwork, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams gets a stellar 4K transfer and a surfeit of extras from Criterion.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965)

One of the most ravishing color films ever lensed, KWAIDAN is a four-part horror anthology from director Masaki Kobayashi (HARAKIRI)—not heretofore known for his interest in genre material—that adapts stories by expatriate writer Lafcadio Hearn. Born in Greece in 1850, … Continue reading

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