February2018

  • Underground (1995)

    When depicting subject matter that is disturbing, infuriating, or depressing, it is often most effective to approach the issue with humor, as Charles Chaplin did with The Great Dictator (1940) and Stanley Kubrick did in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)....
  • Kino Lorber Studio Classics Feb Sale

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics has reduced the price on 135 of their Blu-ray titles to between $7.99 and $11.99 through the end of February.  You can ACCESS THE SALE HERE! Here’s the brief announcement from Kino Lorber Studio Classics’ Facebook page:   Our Fab Feb Sale Starts Today! 135 Blu-rays...
  • Criterion Titles for May

    I’m running a little behind at the Bottom Shelf.  The Criterion Collection announced its Blu-ray slate for May on Thursday, and I’m just getting the titles posted now.  The seven film line-up includes Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Au hasard Balthazar (1966), both guaranteed to make you cry. Here are the full...
  • Greaser’s Palace is Coming to Blu-ray

    Scorpion Releasing announced today that they will release Greaser’s Palace (1972), Robert Downey Sr.’s absurdist comedy/religious allegory on Blu-ray in May.  The weirdo cult movie stars Allan Arbus as a zoot suit wearing “song and dance man” named Jesse (the Jesus figure) who rides into an old Western town run...
  • The Boneyard (1991) Will Rise Again on Blu-ray

    Who wants to see a zombie movie starring Phyllis Diller and Norman Fell?  Well, I certainly do.  Throw in a monster poodle, and I’m completely sold. Code Red DVD will release the cult horror-comedy The Boneyard (1991) on Blu-ray on April 3rd, through a distribution partnership with Kino Lorber....
  • Classic Universal Titles Coming to Blu-ray

    It is becoming increasingly unusual for a major studio label (other than Warner Brothers) to release classic “catalog” titles on Blu-ray.  Most studios either license their older titles to smaller labels or keep the films locked up in their vaults, thinking that the audience for classic films is too small...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Orchestra Rehearsal (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of February 13th: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Orchestra Rehearsal : Fellini’s most overtly political and satirical film makes it’s Blu-ray debut thanks to Arrow Academy, the “art film” sub-label of Arrow Films.  Society is depicted in metaphorical microcosm, as musicians assemble...
  • Arrow Academy May Titles

    Arrow Academy, the “art house” label of Arrow films posted their May Blu-ray announcements yesterday.  Please note: Not all of the titles below will be released in the U.S., and those that are “U.K. only” are not likely to be playable in American Blu-ray players, due to distribution rights. Listed...
  • My 2017 Film Discoveries List

    Every year, Brian Sauer of The Pure Cinema Podcast collects “Film Discoveries” lists from movie bloggers, filmmakers, critics, and podcasters for his fantastic blog, Rupert Pupkin Speaks.  “Film Discoveries” being movies from any era that the writer viewed and enjoyed for the first time in the prior calendar year....
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