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House on Straw Hill (James Kenelm Clarke, 1976)

“Double-barreled exploitation fodder of the tawdriest vintage, House on Straw Hill gets the best Blu-ray transfer extant elements will allow, as well as a full clip of extras from Severin Films.” Read my entire review of Severin’s Blu-ray/DVD release of … 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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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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