The New Old
We take a trip in the way, wayback machine for a trio of old school classics, including Elia Kazan's noirish viral thriller Panic in the Streets, Cecil B. DeMille's biblical epic Samson and Delilah, and the king of all early talkies, The Jazz Singer.
This week in archival DVD land, we take a look at new Blu-Rays for the Canadian classic sex comedy Porky's, Criterion treatments for Terrence Malick's Badlands and Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear, and a Steven Seagal TV show that was re-edited into a movie with the hopes no one would notice.
This week for the archival DVD and Blu-Ray column we dive into the 3-D Blu-Ray release of Tony Scott's Top Gun, Michael Mann's The Insider, the forgotten about horror flick Schizo, and head over to the TV side of things for The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour, the second season of the Being Human reboot, and The Best of WCW Monday Nitro, Volume 2.
This week, our archival title DVD and Blu-ray column returns with looks at Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Woody Allen's Sleeper, Stephen King's Cujo, and the John Ford/John Wayne romantic drama The Quiet Man.
Nothing but titles from the house that Mickey Mouse built in this week's archival DVD column, as our film editor explains why he has a hard time talking about Cinderella (as well as looks at The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective), while Phil Brown and Dave Voight look at a couple of Pixar gems on Blu-ray: Finding Nemo and Up
This week's archival home entertainment column looks back at Michael Cimino's infamous box office flop Heaven's Gate, the strangely forgotten about Steven Spielberg hit Catch Me If You Can, and the classic noir The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Just in time for your Black Friday holiday shopping sprees, Phil Brown takes a look at some of the biggest classics for film buffs and genre buffs that are currently on Blu-ray retailer shelves: Lawrence of Arabia, E.T., They Live, Dark Star, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Sunset Boulevard, and Rosemary's Baby,
We take a look back on the career of Quentin Tarantino as Reservoir Dogs celebrates it's 20th anniversary with a blu-ray box set including almost all of the feature films he's been a part of.
Universal has released a collection of most of Alfred Hitchcocks' most notable films. It's light on special features, but still an excellent and good looking set. Here's a look back at the man with the most famous silhouette and a taste for murder.
This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director's cuts of both Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil's Advocate.
We finish up our in-depth look at the BOND 50 Blu-ray box set this Thanksgiving with a look at the British super spy from 1982's Octopussy through to 2008's Quantum of Solace. Our film and arts editor ranks his films from best to worst at the end, and so do you with a list of our Dork Shelf readers' favourites ranked in terms of votes as to which was the best.
In honour of Global James Bond Day, we take a look at the first half of the Bond 50 Blu-ray box set and take a look at the UK's biggest cinematic export from Dr. No through For Your Eyes Only.
Just in time to kick off October, we sit down with the brand new Blu-ray release of the Universal Classic Monsters Essential Collection to look at Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wold Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Our archival DVD column returns with a slate of seasonal offerings and oddities with Criterion editions of The Game, Eating Raoul, and Quadrophenia, special editions of Stuart Gordon's Re-animator, Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and the DVD and Blu-ray premiere of Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein
This week, our archival DVD column looks at various stages of growing up with looks at Good Will Hunting, High Fidelity, and Adventures in Babysitting, and a look at the volatile nature of change in The Proposition.