October2017

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

    The classic Universal creature features of the 1930s and 40s served as my entry point into horror cinema.  Filmed in black and white, the films oozed atmosphere, but they never featured anything truly terrifying that my six year-old self couldn’t handle.  The monsters were slow-witted and lumbering, but even...
  • The Amicus Collection Blu-ray Box Set

    Great news for Anglophile horror fans!  Severin Films announced today that they will release The Amicus Collection, a four-disc Blu-ray box set on December 5th.  The set will include three films from “The Studio That Dripped Blood” — Asylum (1972), And Now the Screaming Starts (1973), and The Beast...
  • The Great Silence (1968) Theatrical and Blu-ray Release

    Rejoice, Euro-Western fans!  Sergio Corbucci’s celebrated spaghetti Western, The Great Silence, considered by many to be the best of the genre not directed by Sergio Leone, will receive a much-delayed American theatrical release.  When the film was completed in 1968, Darryl F. Zanuck, the head of the distributor, 20th Century...
  • Kill, Baby… Kill! (Operazione paura,1966)

    In my last review, we took a look at Sergio Martino’s The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975), a solid “mash-up” of two Italian film genres, “giallo” and “poliziotteschi.” Today we’re going to take a look at a standout in Italian gothic horror, written and directed by one of its...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look (Shout! Factory)

    For the release week of 10/17/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week:Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection : The fact that this is my “pick of the week” should come as no surprise, as I recently reviewed this 7-disc box set and called it...
  • ClassicFlix December Blu-rays

    New boutique label ClassicFlix has been wasting no time.  Each month they are making surprising and very welcome announcements of Blu-ray debuts of classic titles, most of which are arriving in beautiful new restorations.  For December, they have announced two titles from Gary Cooper, plus a special edition Blu-ray...
  • November Warner Archive Blu-rays

    The Warner Archive has just announced that they will release Auntie Mame (1958) and four other interesting titles on Blu-ray in the upcoming months.  No specific release dates have been revealed, but it is expected that at least some of these titles will start appearing in November. Here are the announcements...
  • Criterion Titles for January 2018

    The Criterion Collection has announced its Blu-ray titles for January 2018, including films from John Ford (big fan) and John Hughes (not so much).  The releases also include the first DVD-only Eclipse box set in several months. Here are the full details on the lineup in order of release...
  • Take a Good Look (1959-1961)

    It’s only October, but I can already name the best video release of the year.  That honor goes to Shout! Factory’s Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection, which contains every surviving episode of a short-lived game show hosted by avant-garde television comedian Ernie Kovacs. Kovacs has...
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