March 30, 2017
DVDTalk's Eighth Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge
April is almost here and that means it's time for DVDTalk's Eighth Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge! In this event, fans of trash cinema, the dreck and dross of films, will try to watch 100 B-movies in a single month and (optionally) complete the movie checklist that has such diverse items as watching a 60s Beach Movie, a Mexican wrestling film, a "bad sequel to a well regarded film" and a nunsploitation flick (and much more!). Can you spend the evening chatting about the relative merits of various Bruce Lee imposters or are you someone who realizes that Russ Meyer films are an art form unto themselves? Then this is the event for you! If you think you're up to the test, or even if you just want to watch, check out the official Challenge thread. It'll be loads of fun! The excitement all starts on April 1st, but it's never too late to join in the fun!
March 28, 2017
Notable Releases: A Monster Calls, September Storm 3D, and World Without End
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: A Monster Calls - a somber tale that openly bears its soul in a manner that always rings true, this film is an immensely effective experience that's suitable for almost all audiences; September Storm 3D - a movie that was close to being lost forever that has now been made viewable in near-pristine quality… and the disc includes two shorts from the 50’s as extras; and World Without End - an interesting ‘50s sci-fi picture, the film is clearly done with more care than the usual genre film of the era. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 27, 2017
New Reviews: Passengers, The Valley of Gwangi, and The Creeping Garden
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: Passengers (4K Blu-ray) - half hard-nosed sci-fi and half standard drama thriller, this film meanders to its foreseeable destination but the Ultra HD Blu-ray lands with a superb audio and video presentation; The Valley of Gwangi - cowboys pitted against dinosaurs in a valley trapped in time featuring animation by Ray Harryhausen… how can you go wrong?; and The Creeping Garden - fascinating stuff… a beautifully shot and strangely compelling picture about a fringe topic that shouldn't be anywhere nearly as interesting as it is. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 23, 2017
TV on DVD: The Defenders, Drunk History, and Sabrina Down Under
Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: The Defenders: Season 1 - starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-son team of defense attorneys, this show displays the intelligence and idealism of the best early television drama, even though it hit the airwaves in 1961; Drunk History: Season Four - the program hasn't lost any steam… the result is a show that gets plenty of laughs, but which will let you learn something you didn't already know; and Sabrina Down Under - based on the TV show from the 90’s, this 1999 made-for-TV movie is a tale of witches and mermen from the sea… it tries to liven things up by including an ecological message and some intrigue but it’s largely a misfire. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
March 21, 2017
Notable Releases: Being There, Teen Witch, and Cinema Paradiso
Some pretty cool discs are being released this week. Check out these new titles: Being There: Criterion Collection - a professional highlight for director Hal Ashby and star Peter this film remains relevant and entertaining almost 40 years later; Teen Witch - a fun, silly, nonsensical teen comedy/romance featuring a non-bombshell female lead that seems almost quaint today; and Cinema Paradiso - one of those movies that every film lover should see at least one time… many will fall in love with it. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 20, 2017
New Reviews: Firestarter, Edge of Eternity, and Sad Vacation
Check out the latest DVD reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: Firestarter - this movie based on the Stephen King book starts off strong, stumbles a couple of times in the middle stretch, and then finishes with a bang; Edge of Eternity - a beautiful restoration of a little-known thriller that deserves to be better known; and Sad Vacation - a fantastic, shaggy documentary re-telling of the saga of Sid and Nancy. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 17, 2017
Movies in Theaters: Logan, Kong: Skull Island, and Beauty and the Beast
It'd be a good week to go to the movies. Here are DVD Talk's recent theatrical reviews: Logan - a solid feature... something that innovates while still harking back, a movie that should please a large audience and make us thirsty for more; Kong: Skull Island - this is an action movie with Kong as an odd sort of hero... a film we want to watch despite its poorer properties; and Beauty and the Beast (2017) - almost everything goes right in this risky venture that could have fallen flat on its face. The result is a delightful and entertaining film. Other recent films include: Split, Gold, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ans La La Land. Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.
March 16, 2017
TV on DVD: Homeland, Ballers, and Trailer Trauma 3
More TV shows have made their way on to DVD and Blu-ray, and DVD Talk has got them covered. Check out our reviews of the newest TV releases including: Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season - – an impressive outing for the Claire Danes-led thriller… the narrative and characters evolve in satisfying ways, and the show proves able to leave the Middle East for other environments without losing steam; Ballers: The Complete Second Season - the show is consistently entertaining, and season two adds surprising depth with commentary on contact sports, spoiled recruits and painkiller addiction; and Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon - this massive collection of trailers is just plain awesome... it is hours and hours' worth of entertainment. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
March 14, 2017
Notable Releases: Ghost in the Shell, Skull, and Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury
Another banner week for home video with the studios releasing some great films and boxed sets such as: Ghost in the Shell (1995 Movie) - a breakthrough film that achieved what few anime have by breaking into the mainstream of cinema; Skull - an entertaining slice of vintage British horror made with plenty of style and showcasing some pretty solid performances by Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee; and Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury - these two hours of teases were easy to sit through and the informative commentary from some real kung-fu fans makes this a disc to check out. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 13, 2017
New Reviews: Finian's Rainbow, Justice League Dark, and 23 Paces to Baker Street
Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: Finian's Rainbow - roguish Irishman Finian McLonergan (Fred Astaire) has stolen a pot of gold from a manic leprechaun named Og in this strange yet wonderful musical; Justice League Dark - director Jay Oliva and his writers dedicate their energy to realizing this lesser-known group of spellcasting heroes, giving antihero John Constantine a new venue through which he can continue blazing; and 23 Paces to Baker Street - surprisingly good, this film plays like a variation of Hitchcock's Rear Window. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 09, 2017
TV on DVD: Star Trek: Enterprise, The Shannara Chronicles, and The Wonder Years
TV on DVD and Blu-ray remains very popular with more and more favorites being released. New TV reviews include: Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series - an entertaining riff on the classic Star Trek format… the series blends together many references to classic Star Trek while still giving its own take on the characters; The Shannara Chronicles: Season One - unfortunately, the writers opted to forsake the elements that made the novels so enjoyable changing characters to fit the mold of what the ideal teenage audience MTV was no doubt looking for; and The Wonder Years: Season 6 - while season six isn't going to be argued to be the best of the series anytime soon, it has a number of iconic episodes and provides the logical conclusion the series needed. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
March 07, 2017
Notable Releases: Moonlight, Cameraperson, and The Before Trilogy
There are a few new releases this week that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: Moonlight - one of the most deserving Best Picture Oscar winners of recent years… it presents a deeply human experience wrapped around a cinematically breathtaking execution; Cameraperson - The Criterion Collection - documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson's film is a fascinating collection of moments, people, places, and things that were left out of the projects she initially captured them for; and The Before Trilogy - Richard Linklater's trilogy features terrific atmospheres and engaging lead performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy… all three installments feel immediately memorable and relevant for entirely different reasons. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 06, 2017
New Reviews: Beauty and the Beast, The Survivor, and Nocturnal Animals
Our reviewers have been busy this week, filling the DVD Talk Review Database more great entries. Some new reviews of note include: Beauty and the Beast (2014) - this new, live-action, version of the classic French fairytale is a visually alluring yet sleepily-paced fable with stilted iterations of its iconic characters; The Survivor - a creepy, overlooked cult-classic peppered with visceral unease and supernatural menace; and Nocturnal Animals - this thriller-drama is stylish and unique visually, director Tom Ford has a distinct vision which makes it worth seeing. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
March 02, 2017
TV on DVD: Beavis & Butt-Head, PAW Patrol, and Blaze And The Monster Machines
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: Beavis & Butt-Head: The Complete Collection - the included content is pretty fantastic, and at this price point, anyone with even a minor interest in Beavis and Butt-head should really consider adding this to their collection; PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Bunnies - there's not a lot of content here but it's almost all very enjoyable for kids and tolerant adults alike; and Blaze And The Monster Machines: Race Into Velocityville - another fine collection of speedy and action-packed kids' entertainment. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
March 01, 2017
Notable Releases: Doctor Strange, The Gate, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: Doctor Strange - this one is a crowd-pleaser, while offering a bit of something new, powered by an all-star cast and incredible visual effects… on Blu-ray, it looks and sounds fantastic, while a nice amount of extras should satisfy fans on several fronts; The Gate - screen horror gets a fun-ride boost as a trio of home-alone kids squares off against demons; and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth - a pretty entertaining voyage into the distant past from Hammer Films… the picture is nicely directed, features some great vintage effects work and it's got a decent cast working in its favor. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.