June 28, 2017
Notable Releases: The Lodger, Death Line, and Joe Versus the Volcano
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: The Lodger - A Story of the London Fog: Criterion Collection - Alfred Hitchcock's early film is filled with clever visual flourishes, wonderfully unique design elements, and a handful of memorable performances… a silent film that still has the capacity to thrill modern audiences from start to finish; Death Line - Gary Sherman's morbid 1972 epic is well directed and acted, and it doesn't show the frayed technical edges that mar many another low budget horror flicks; and Joe Versus the Volcano - one of those rare romantic comedies that should appeal to even those who despise romantic comedies… as patently bizarre as it is genuinely funny. 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.
June 26, 2017
New Reviews: The Pink Panther Collection, Straw Dogs, and World of Henry Orient
This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: The Pink Panther Collection - Shout! Factory's Blu-ray release presents feature laden high definition presentations for the six classic Sellers entries in the long running film series; Straw Dogs: The Criterion Collection - the unflinching, deliberately off-putting energy of this movie hasn't lost its firepower over the course of forty-plus years, as it still taps into relevant and unsettling issues; and World of Henry Orient - this George Roy Hill film starring Peter Sellers is utterly charming and touching, and utterly unlike the vast majority of films about friendship between teen girls. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
June 23, 2017
Movies in Theaters: Cars 3, Wonder Woman, and Baby Driver
It'd be a good week to go to the movies. Here are DVD Talk's recent theatrical reviews: Cars 3 - a combination of perfect visuals and stirring story, stamping its own legend and franchise with a gold seal; Wonder Woman [a 2nd review] - one of the year's best superhero films... it brings together both optimistic and ominous along with dynamic and vibrant projection of heroic idealism that this universe so desperately needed; and Baby Driver - a chilly treat for a hot season, and something you won't regret watching. Other recent films include: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Split. Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.
June 22, 2017
TV on DVD: Perry Mason and DC Super Hero Girls
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: Perry Mason: The Complete Series - all 9 seasons, 271 episodes, of this iconic courtroom drama are presented in this massive 72 disc collection that comes highly recommended; and DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games - this movie about female teen heroes is a fun mix of comedy and action made to appeal to not only the young girls the title suggests, but anyone who likes their superheroes a bit less serious. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
June 20, 2017
Notable Releases: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Lego Batman Movie, and Runaway Train
There are some new titles coming out that might make it worth a trip to the video store. Check out these recent releases: John Wick: Chapter 2 - a rare sequel that's every bit as good as its predecessor… this is a slick, smart, and a ridiculously entertaining picture made with a great cast and loaded with impressive action set pieces; The Lego Batman Movie - frequently amusing and grin-inducing along with being quite kid-friendly, the Blu-ray looks and sounds pretty amazing; and Runaway Train - based on a script by Akira Kurosawa, this film stars Jon Voight as a convict who escapes from prison in Alaska only to face the unrelenting weather. 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.
June 19, 2017
New Reviews: The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project, and Trespass
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: The Ballad of Cable Hogue - wonderfully acted and beautifully shot, though this film represents a slightly gentler Sam Peckinpah it is no less fascinating or entertaining for it; Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 2 - Scorsese presents six more international films that his foundation has preserved… all of which are well worth seeing; and Trespass - a forgotten but entirely enjoyable 1992 thriller with great casting, impressive stunt work, plenty of hard-hitting action, tight pacing, and a memorable atmosphere that all work to its advantage. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
June 09, 2017
TV on DVD: Mannix and One-Punch Man
Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: Mannix: The Complete Series - running for an impressive eight seasons, this classic detective show is entertaining but routine, rising and falling based on the quality of each week's script ; and One-Punch Man - an amusing, if unconventional series that would grow tedious if it were not blessed with the quality of animation that can turn a story about a recurring gag into an enthralling work that packs a punch. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
June 07, 2017
Notable Releases: Bambi, Future Shock, and Ghost World
Another banner week for home video with the studios releasing some great films and boxed sets such as: Bambi: Signature Edition - a timeless tale that holds up perfectly well today, serving up the same pitch-perfect A/V presentation as their earlier edition and another enjoyable collection of supplements; Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD - a film about a cult comic book best known in another country does a nice job of welcoming newcomers to the party, exploring the history of a niche institution and making it universal for viewers; and Ghost World - a precious gem of a film, a self-contained marvel that matches great performances and beautifully creative filmmaking to create something unique and timeless. 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.
June 06, 2017
New Reviews: Logan, Canoa, and The Stone Killer
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: Logan - bold and daring, this movie does take a cinematic mythology and puts it on its head with themes that comic book action films usually don't explore; Canoa: A Shameful Memory - Criterion Collection - little known in this country, the film is a startling recreation of a real-life incident of mass psychosis… a postmodern political thriller that turns into an outright horror film; and The Stone Killer - falls squarely in the middle of Charles Bronson's filmography, this movie is a rather muddled cop thriller with no clear aim, despite some interesting concepts, an excellent cast, and a slam-bang climax. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
June 02, 2017
TV on DVD: Broad City and Divorce
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:
Broad City: Season 3 - with this season the show is firmly in its groove, with just the right balance of outlandish gags and gently grounded character development; and Divorce: The Complete First Season - the first season of HBO's show does just enough to make you care about its main characters and story.
Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.