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    Wolf Creek 2 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on June 25th, 2014

    When the first Wolf Creek was released it was one of those films that had a lot of hype around it, and when I got around to watching it, I dug it.  It’s one of those films where the more I’ve watched it the more  I’ve gotten to appreciate it, not just for its gore, but the film has a solid story, and I appreciated that the film at no time allows you to get too comfortable. At any moment a character could be brutally murdered.  It’s the character of Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) who could equally make me smile with his crude outback charm or make me squirm with uneasiness the moment his hands took hold of a weapon.
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    Dark House (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 25th, 2014

    Sometimes a horror movie comes along that is rich in originality and ideas. Dark House certainly fits into that category. There are some truly scary moments and seriously frightening images to be found here. For a low-budget affair, the movie sports pretty solid acting and an atmospheric production design. Writer/director Victor Salva knows how to get the most out of the resources at his command. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a serious flaw to be found here. This is a movie that is often a little too clever and more than a little enigmatic at times.
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    Here Comes the Devil (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on March 20th, 2014

    Remember the first film that kept you awake at night?  The film that had you keeping the light on, when every strange noise you heard was that of some monster you were all but certain was lurking in the darkness waiting for your eyes to finally close?  For me it was that thrill that got me excited about horror films, where every Saturday I’d watch Creature Feature, and in the evening I’d channel-surf till I found some horror film to keep me up into the late hours of the night
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    Bonnie & Clyde (2013) (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 5th, 2014

    “Sometimes I like to think that fever of an unexpected origin, that I never came out of the other side. And that the rest of my life, none of it ever happened, especially that part where I got shot 37 times, giving my Bonnie Parker her big ending.”

    When you’re telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde, it’s very hard to say anything new. The exploits of the pair were followed closely by the entire nation. Newspaper accounts and silver screen newsreels took advantage of every turn of events in the case
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    Argento’s Dracula (Blu-ray 3D)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 29th, 2014

    “This evening I finally met Count Dracula. He is younger than I expected, although his behavior and his demeanor seem to somehow contradict his appearance.”

    Dracula and vampires in general have taken on many appearances and personalities over the years. He has been portrayed as the suave European gentleman and a vicious gaunt creature best left to the shadows. Lately vampires have taken on the angst and yearnings of adolescence. Dracula has been around since 1897 when Bram Stoker wrote his groundbreaking novel.
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    Treme: Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on January 29th, 2014

    Creator David Simon (The Wire and Generation Kill) has never been a show runner concerned about cliffhangers or plot twists; instead he thrusts his viewers into the day-to-day life of the everyday Joe and shows that real life generates more conflict than most fiction can ever deliver.  Ever since I first watched The Wire I’ve considered myself a fan of Simon’s work, and I feel it could be argued that what Simon did with The Wire is a large factor in why we have the quality of television that we do today
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    Morrissey: 25: Live (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Jeremy Butler on November 8th, 2013

    Twenty-five years in any business is a feat to be recognized, especially when it is in the field of entertainment. It requires constant dedication, devotion, and a loyal fan base that sticks by you; Morrissey seems to have all three. In his latest concert series, Morrissey 25 Live, the English singer celebrates his latest career milestone at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. From the very beginning, it is obvious that the singer has a loving and dedicated fan base, which was the most surprising detail for me given that before this disc, I had never heard of the singer.
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    Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on November 7th, 2013

    “I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time. I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film – after that, they go away and say that was great, and go back to all their problems” – Freddie Mercury

    I had that very pleasure back in the late 1970′s when I attended a Queen concert at the old Spectrum in Philadelphia. It was one heck of a show. Freddie was flamboyant as always
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    Banshee: Season One (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on August 8th, 2013

    “With a name like Banshee how can you not be drawn in?”

    Alan Ball got my attention in 2001 with HBO’s black comedy Six Feet Under. It was one of the most original shows I had ever seen, and to this day I find it hard to characterize the series when asked to do so. It was there that he also introduced me to Michael C. Hall, who continues to amaze me in the role of Dexter over at Showtime. When Six Feet Under left the airwaves, Ball didn’t waste very much time in bringing his quirky style back
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    42 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on July 15th, 2013

    “You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back — and I’ll give you the guts.”

    More than any sport, baseball is all about numbers. Unfortunately, some of those numbers — like 73 (home runs in a single season) and 500 (career homers) — mean a little less in light of the steroid era. Others, like 56 (Joe DiMaggio’s legendary hitting streak), seem destined to live on forever. The most significant number on that shortlist might be 42, worn by Jackie Robinson when he broke major league baseball’s color line on April 15, 1947. 42 — the film, not the number — is significant for a somewhat surprising reason
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    Bullet To The Head (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on July 15th, 2013

    It’s hard to imagine that Sylvester Stallone and Walter Hill never crossed paths for an action movie in the early days of their careers. Both have established themselves as staples in the action movie genre, and they dominated the 1970′s and 1980′s. It seems like a dream come true that the actor and director have finally joined forces. Unfortunately, some dreams are actually nightmares, and if Bullet To The Head is any indication, the two stars would have been better off had they remained unaligned.
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    Escapee (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Jeremy Butler on April 24th, 2013

    “Now it’s mandatory that you do not make make eye contact until we tell you that it’s all clear.”

    Typical, one person can’t follow simple instructions and the rest are doomed to die because of it. Or at least that’s how it starts in Escapee, the new suspense horror film starring Dominic Purcell and Christine Evangelista, or what I like to call it: Halloween with a dash of Friday the 13th. Harsh perhaps, but as I watched the film I could not help but the see the comparisons. It fooled me at first
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    Skyfall (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 20th, 2013

    “Were you expecting an exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that sort of thing anymore.”

    It was 1962, and Ursula Andress emerged from the tropical island surf sporting a provocative swimsuit, and a tradition was born. The seductive scene would become the first iconic image in a line that has lasted a half a century and counting.  Fifty years; 23 movies makes it the longest-running film franchise in motion picture history. He had many faces over those 50 years: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby, and even David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen in a 1967 spoof. For the last three films he’s been played by Daniel Craig.
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    Heavyweights (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on December 17th, 2012

    Most Disney live-action kid’s films do not have a kind memory in my heart. They feel contrived, full of soft characters and contain tons of bad comedy. They also proceed to force upon the audience some kind of weak message about morals and attempt to make us feel better about ourselves. This never works. However, today I have a shining light in the sea of bad Disney live-efforts and that film is the 1995 cult classic, Heavyweights.
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    Courier, The (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on October 10th, 2012

    Direct to Video movies is usually just a clever term to mean “We have a small budget and B-List stars so we are going to skip the theater and go straight to video and hope to capitalize on the people who might pick this up on a very slow Friday night.” Today’s review is about a man simply known as the “Courier”. It could be a ripoff of the Transporter. It might be a mailman who handles packages by day and the ladies by night.
    Bad B-Movies aside, let’s see how this one plays out.

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    The Dictator – Banned & Unrated Version (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on August 21st, 2012

    There’s obviously nothing funny about the atrocities committed by some of history’s most notorious tyrants. So why have these men proven to be such a surprisingly fertile source of comedy? Whether it’s (Puppet) Kim Jong-il crooning forlornly about being lonely (actually “ronery”) in Team America: World Police or Adolf Hitler being saluted by a chorus line of high-stepping stormtroopers in The Producers, there’s certainly a precedent for mocking these reviled figures. With The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen appears to be taking his patented inappropriateness to a new level.
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    Cold Mountain (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on February 14th, 2012

    It really does seem like certain movies are created for the sole purpose of winning a boatload of Oscars. I don’t really have a problem with this: I’d personally rather see studios and filmmakers make a shameless grab for prestige than make no attempt at all and revert to their de facto sequel/prequel/reboot mode. The problem is — despite that one clueless, rude person who insists on taking phone calls and texting during the feature presentation, and is somehow always seated directly in front of or behind you
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    Deep Purple with Orchestra – Live at Montreux

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on December 5th, 2011

    The latest incarnation of Deep Purple is going the route of many “classic” rock and/or metal bands, and are putting being accompanied by a symphony for a special release. This particular concert closed out the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Frankenhooker (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by M. W. Phillips on October 31st, 2011

    “In a blaze of blood, bones, and body parts, the vivacious young girl was instantly reduced to a tossed human salad… a salad that police are still trying to gather up… a salad that was once named Elizabeth.”

    Ah, there is nothing that can bring an exploitation movie alive like the unhinged imagination of Frank Henenlotter.
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    Modern Family: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 6th, 2011

    We all remember Ed O’Neill as Al Bundy from Married With Children. It’s an iconic role that he’ll never be able to shake no matter what he does for the rest of his life. After that series ended its 11-year run, he even attempted to get out of comedy and take more dramatic roles. I’m sure there was a deliberate intent to try to distance himself from Al. It’s not that he likely didn’t love playing the role. He just wanted to avoid getting forever typecast in the mold.
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    Little Big Soldier (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 22nd, 2011

    In my life, I have always made a habit rooting for the underdog. Whether it would be in the business world with a small company or at the NCAA March Madness tournament with a Cinderella team, I always like to see the unexpected. It happens in movies too for the most part, I routed for Rocky, I routed for the Indians in Major League (didn’t root for Rudy though, that was too much even for me.) But what would I think of the little soldier in Little Big Soldier? Well, we will have to see.
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    A Guy Thing (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 8th, 2011

    Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I wised up at the altar of my first wedding and walked away. Sure, I would have been spared a terrible marriage and some financial woe but fate has a weird way of canceling out the good things in life too. How long would I have been single? Who would I end up with? Would I even know the love of my life, Sarah? Scary when you start thinking about it. Well, today I review A Guy Thing which explores a marriage to be that shouldn’t be. What will happen?
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    Stargate Atlantis: Complete Series Gift Set (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on August 3rd, 2011

    An ancient facility beneath Antarctica becomes the launching platform to the lost city of Atlantis. Atlantis is buried beneath an ocean in another galaxy and can only be reached with an additional symbol on the Stargate. Because of power limitations this trip, at least for the time being, is a one-way adventure. A crew of scientists and military officers from many countries assemble to explore the Pegasus Galaxy from the Atlantis gate.
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    House of the Rising Sun (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 3rd, 2011

    Dave “The Animal” Bautista has had a fairly interesting life. Most people know him for his wrestling accolades even though his career only lasted about ten years. It is hard to believe that at one time, he was passed on by WCW and said he would never make it in the wrestling business. He would go on to be the six-time World Champion and a four-time Tag Team champion as a part of WWE. However, he departed with the company in 2010 to pursue other avenues including an acting career which made its way to my review door. Let’s explore: House of the Rising Sun.
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    Hair (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by M. W. Phillips on July 25th, 2011

    “Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shining gleaming steaming flaxen waxen. Give me it down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer, here, baby, there, mamma, everywhere, daddy, daddy hair! Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair!”

    Born in the late 50s, I was a child of 60s and a teen in the 70s. I believed in the revolution. The Beatles and The Stones would lead the charge against the establishment.
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