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Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 18, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

All That Heaven Allows

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: You laugh that someone could ignore pure love to retain status, but what’s shown onscreen is as serious as can be underneath the soap opera theatrics. There’s no better transition than watching the joyous grins disappear from Kay and Ned’s faces after their mother announces that her fiancé is not the man they think.

Confession (1937)

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

The Freshman

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film


Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

The Public Enemy

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: This lack of mugging for the camera elevates Keaton’s work for me and makes these movies extremely watchable. Steamboat Bill, Jr. isn’t winning any screenplay awards, but it’s a priceless cinematic gem nonetheless.

Recent Home Video Releases

Figures in a Landscape

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

The Green Inferno

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Blu-ray review

The House Where Evil Dwells

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Blu-ray review

The Peace Killers

Paul Mavis @ DVD Drive-In

  • Excerpt: Depraved outlaw MC sex and violence, and goofball counterculture angst, form the backdrop for a battle royale of nature’s deadliest enemies: biker versus hippie.


Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Blu-ray review.

The Visit

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Blu-ray review

Wolf Totem

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: Blu-ray review

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

Bulldog Drummond

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Entertaining but primitive early sleuth pic that spawned the popular Bulldog Drummond series.


Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: There’s just enough wild, impudent humour and occasional islets of inspired cinema and off-kilter surrealism to make the experience worthwhile.

Dangerous Beauty

Thomas Spurlin @

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique

  • Excerpt: Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead is a film that wants to make you like it, but succeeds only in making you wish you liked it more.

Far From Heaven

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: It’s not about the guilt of one woman swaying her away from her heart’s desire; it’s about the horrors of man and the threats of mob mentality dismantling morality through ignorance and fear. The actions taken by Haynes’ characters might pale in comparison to Sirk’s at times, but the ramifications risk far more.

Is The Hunt For John Wilkes Booth Worth Going To Ground For?

Sarah D Bunting @ Previously.TV

Jour de Fete

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: Having honed his skills in a series of comedy shorts, Tati appears confident in his humor here. His gags are mostly physical and largely pantomime, they are never really dialogue-based, borrowing more from the silent titans than contemporary movie comedians.

Love Me If You Dare

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …sad to say, you will be sick to death of “La Vie en Rose” before the final credits roll.


James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Phantasm’ – Remembering The Tall Man, Angus Scrimm


Thomas Spurlin @


Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: It felt like a Dos Equis advertisement with so many “cool” details inside their former lives, but like those commercials draw us in with their irreverent humor, Gomes suddenly began subverting our preconceptions of who Aurora was. What follows is a captivating tale of love, betrayal, and murder: one you’d never expect possible while in the midst of Pilar’s ho-hum Lisbon life.

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: But the most impressive feature of Tabu has to be its synchronized score by Hugo Riesenfeld. Rather than give us intertitles–the only ones included are to show us writings to be read–the characters talk and out of their mouths comes a lone horn warbling a la “Peanuts”.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Kenji Fujishima @ Brooklyn Magazine

Updated: January 15, 2016 — 7:33 pm

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