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Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)

“Claude Chabrol’s ironic and elegiac take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with a gorgeous transfer and little else.” Read the review over at Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava, 1959)

“Italian maestros of the macabre Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava team up for a curious (and sometimes unwieldy) fusion of sci-fi and gothic horror elements.” Read the review on Slant Magazine.

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Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

“Juzo Itami’s “ramen western” Tampopo is a zesty concoction that investigates the often surreal intersections of sex, death, and other human appetites.” Read the rest of the review at Slant Magazine.

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Ludwig (Luchino Visconti, 1973)

“Luchino Visconti’s magisterial character study receives a stunning 2K restoration and a brace of excellent supplements.” Read the entire review at Slant Magazine.

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Property Is No Longer a Theft (Elio Petri, 1973)

“This dark satire on ownership and its discontents makes its Blu-ray debut with a remarkable 4K restoration and a trio of informative interviews.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Black Society Trilogy (Takashi Miike, 1995-1999)

“Takashi Miike’s loosely linked examinations of social ostracization and criminality get reasonably robust transfers and a few solid supplements from Arrow Video.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)

“Antisocial (anti-)art of the highest caliber, John Waters’s Multiple Maniacs receives a pristine 4K restoration and some solid supplements from the Criterion Collection.” I review the tech specs and extras on Criterion’s fab new Blu-ray. Read the entire review over … Continue reading

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