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Night’s Black Agents: Jean Rollin’s The Grapes of Death and Night of the Hunted

“The most recent Jean Rollin films to make their Blu-ray debut from Kino and Redemption Films mark a significant departure for the filmmaker. Forced by financial exigencies to eschew the timeless fairy-tale quality of his early-’70s vampire films, Rollin sets … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)

“Hag horror doesn’t get any better (read: demented) than What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? For the film’s 50th anniversary, Warner rolls out the red carpet with a sparkling Blu-ray transfer and impressive DigiBook packaging, even if the extras remain … Continue reading

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“The Great Whatsit”: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t so much paint classic film noir into a generic cul-de-sac as blow it right out of the water, clearly intimating The End. (Only Touch of Evil [1958] remains to set a battered and charred headstone atop … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 21 – 23

The Fury (Brian De Palma, 1978) – 3/5 Hard on the heels of his 1976 hit Carrie, De Palma revisits the telekinesis/psychic powers genre with lamentably diminished returns. Granted, there are standout set-pieces – the opening abduction scene, a sequence … Continue reading

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