October2017

  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Voice of the Moon (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of 10/31/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Voice of the Moon : Federico Fellini’s final film receives its first video release in the U.S. and the U.K., courtesy of Arrow Academy.  While the film was a critical disappointment upon...
  • Arrow Academy January 2018 Titles

    Arrow Academy, the “art house” label of Arrow films posted their January 2018 Blu-ray announcements this morning, including a very interesting sounding Italian supernatural anthology film, starring the radiantly beautiful Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice). Please note: Not all of the titles below will be released in the U.S., and those...
  • B&N Criterion 50% Off Sale

    Attention, art-house cinephiles, Get ready to save! Barnes and Noble’s Criterion Collection 50% off sale (otherwise known as video hoarder Christmas) is starting November 1st. All Criterion blu-rays, DVDs, and box sets will be discounted at 50% off retail prices at B&N for the entire month of November. Since...
  • Wide Open (1930)

    Film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” to refer to an entire class of imaginary female characters designed by screen writers to bring timid or brooding male characters out of their shells or their particular funk.  The term was used specifically in reference to Kirsten...
  • Arrow Video January 2018 Titles

    The Criterion of cult, Arrow Video, posted their January Blu-ray announcements this morning (including a couple of “standard versions” of previous limited releases). Being that Arrow is a British company, keep in mind that not all of their titles will be released both in the U.K. and the U.S.,...
  • Jean Gabin as Maigret on Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber announced that they will release two classic French-language mysteries, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) and Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) on Blu-ray on December 5th.  Both star the great Jean Gabin as Georges Simenon’s popular, fictional police commissioner. Inspector Jules Maigret, is one of the most beloved...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Old Dark House (Cohen)

    For the release week of 10/24/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Old Dark House : My favorite Universal horror film has received a loving 4K restoration and Blu-ray release from the Cohen Film Collection.  This delightful film, directed by James Whale (Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible...
  • 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...
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