Classics and Other Films on DVD

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Published on: July 16, 2012

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD from 2010 and earlier.

(500) Days of Summer

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: The rise and fall of a romance has rarely been as well and as realistically portrayed as it is here, even with a musical number in the mix.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …bypasses the rational portion of the frontal cortex and directly stimulates the portion of the brain that responds to misogynist daydreams and deformed mutants in closets.

Broken Blossoms

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Far From Heaven

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

A Design for Living

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

The Gold Rush

Alan Bacchus @ Daily Film Dose
Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com

  • Excerpt: Having seen the film several times, I never cease to be amazed at what Chaplin could do with a seemingly simple shrug or a glance.

Heat Wave

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Inception

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: Despite all claims to the contrary, Inception is a film that’s quite easy to follow and understand.

Jaws

Alan Bacchus @ Daily Film Dose

John Paul Jones

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews


The Most Dangerous Game

Sean Axmaker @ Turner Classic Movies

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried & Kriemhild’s Revenge

Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Whilst Metropolis, with its genetic heritage passed on through so much of science fiction that followed and its giddy, frenetic sense of technique, is the most famous of Fritz Lang’s films, Die Nibelungen has all of its virtues and none of its faults…As Metropolis is to science fiction, watching Die Nibelungen feels very much like encountering the ür-text of just about the entire canon of historical fantasy-adventure cinema.

Number, Please?

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: Even hobbled as he is by a character he doesn’t entirely get, and Peter Hunt’s antagonistic direction, and the film’s annoying tendency to remind us of Connery… George azenby puts up a good fight.

Outland

John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis (formerly DVDTOWN)

  • Excerpt: …not a great movie by any means, but a reliable one, with another solid performance from Sean Connery, who always makes a staunch, stalwart protagonist of truly heroic proportions.

Pay or Die

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Pay or Die marks something of a anomaly in Ernest Borgnine’s long career as being one of the very few films where he was both the top billed star and a romantic lead.

The Rape of the Vampire

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …acts like it wants to be the ‘Un Chien Andalou’ of lesbian vampire movies; it can’t quite reach those lofty aspirations, but it does have fun trying.

Red Ball Express

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Red Psalm

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Red Scorpion

Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com

  • Excerpt: History hasn’t turned it into a masterpiece, but there are now some fascinating wrinkles in the film that might not have been intended. Because it was produced by disgraced (and imprisoned) Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the movie is now loaded with an eerie unintentional laughter it didn’t have for its original viewers.

Run For Cover

Sean Axmaker @ Turner Classic Movies

Rush

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Se7en

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

The Seduction of Mimi

Sean Axmaker @ Turner Classic Movies

Show People

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

Singin’ in the Rain

John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis (formerly DVDTOWN)

  • Excerpt: …light, frothy, and charming, a complete delight from beginning to end. With the extra materials the Blu-ray sports, plus its high-definition sound and picture, it makes a tempting stab at number one.

The Space Children

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

Spawn

John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis

  • Excerpt: As a movie, “Spawn” can’t make up its mind what it wants to be any more than its protagonist knows who he is or what he wants to be.

Tiny Furniture

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

Total Recall

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

Twins of Evil

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View
Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

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