When it comes to ‘90s slasher franchises, there is Scream (1996), and then there are the red-headed step-children that are every other franchise that came in its wake. Though, there is one that is more like a strawberry blonde step-child… Read More ›
“Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” celebrates 25 years with a limited-edition 4K UHD Blu-ray steelbook.
I think it’s important to start by stating that, until recently, the only Halloween movies I’d seen prior to this first-time watch had been the original and the David Gordon Green trilogy. In the past few years with the Shout!… Read More ›
Synapse Film’s “Tenebrae” 4K remaster comes with a few issues and lots of worthwhile special features.
As someone who enjoys Dario Argento’s work typically (the work I’ve seen at least), it’s always exciting to see a new restoration of some of his work, especially those of the Giallo genre-type films. As someone who believes I’ve seen… Read More ›
Find ‘The Glow’ via this brand-new 4K UHD restoration of “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon,” available from Sony Pictures now.
It’s 1985, Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury had debuted 13 years prior and 1978’s Game of Death, Lee’s last film, debuted only seven years prior. In that time, however, thanks to repository screenings at New York theaters, martial arts cinema… Read More ›
“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.” Actor Cary Elwes on Twitter in response to the news of a potential remake of The Princess Bride (1987). There are few… Read More ›
What is to be said about the recently late, great William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (or in the case of the actual title shown at the beginning of the film, William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, if you want to get technical… Read More ›
I’m not saying that history is inaccurate, but I adamantly and blatantly refuse to believe that directors Luca Bercovici and Joe Dante had similar ideas about green terrifying creatures coming to torment humanity. I know sometimes ideas are borrowed from… Read More ›
The Kevin Conroy-led “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” receives a first-time 4K UHD remaster that fans shouldn’t miss.
Inevitably, whenever a new Batman-related project is announced, conversation swirls as to which of the prior actors to portray DC’s Dark Knight, a.k.a. The World’s Greatest Detective, is the best. Due to biases known and unknown, this so often turns… Read More ›
Bring home the little bitty pretty “Matilda” in a 4K UHD restoration with limited-edition steelbook packaging.
Adapting stories from one medium to another is difficult, a task made exorbitantly more difficult when based on a book by a beloved children’s author (notwithstanding controversies). Yet, here stands director Danny DeVito’s 1996 fantastical dramedy Matilda, a film which… Read More ›
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off So says Ferris Bueller, a righteous dude adored by all — the sportos, the… Read More ›
Roman Holiday (1953) debuts on 4K UHD Blu-ray from Paramount Pictures on August 15th, 2023, 13 days ahead of the film’s 70th anniversary. In a related note, this author’s lungs are full of fresh air. This 4K release is, at… Read More ›
Releasing alongside our previously reviewed Rio Bravo (1959), the WB100, 4K UHD edition of Elia Kazan’s East of Eden (1955) hit the streets on August 1st, 2023, and like Rio Bravo and many of the WB100 editions, it’s a perfect… Read More ›
Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo (1959) is now available on 4K UHD Blu-ray as part of Warner Brothers-Discovery’s WB 100: Celebrating Every Story for $24.99. It should be less. Starring John Wayne (The Searchers, El Dorado), Dean Martin (Ocean’s 11, Something’s… Read More ›
The Criterion Collection welcomes a seventh Martin Scorsese production with a 4K UHD edition of “After Hours.”
Martin Scorsese is one of the more prolific filmmakers in modern cinema. He’s a writer (Goodfellas (1990); The Age of Innocence (1993)), actor (Cannonball (1976); Shark Tale (2004)), producer (Clockers (1995); Uncut Gems (2019)), a supporter of world cinema and… Read More ›
20th Century Studios re-releases the 2009 hit “Avatar” in a first-time 4K UHD with HDR presentation.
It’s 2009 and outside of some television and oceanic-centric films, writer/director James Cameron hasn’t had a film in theaters since 1997’s Titanic. His new project, Avatar, promises to take audiences on an incredible ride to a new planet, invaded by… Read More ›
Despite what one may think of reality tv programming, it’s neither extraordinarily new nor a fad. Is it a way to get around the writers’ strike happening right now? Only a little bit as, one may be surprised to learn,… Read More ›
There is something to be noted about Criterion and Janus films; while some of their slate of films and releases can be defined as questionable, they certainly release undeniably important films and always have. Especially as someone who went to… Read More ›
The Criterion Collection’s new release of “Time Bandits” on 4K is former released materials with a new format.
In part of what writer/director Terry Gilliam calls his “Trilogy of Imagination,” Time Bandits represents the adolescent perspective: a period of wonder, amazement, magic, and disappointment. It’s an adventure tale in which a child journeys through holes in the universe… Read More ›
Attention all Autobots! This message goes out to you! Paramount Home Video is bringing forth a new collection for steelbook nuts that collects all of the Bayhem and Bayhem-adjacent products in time for the release of Transformers: Rise of the… Read More ›