July 31, 2017
New Reviews: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Kiju Yoshida, and The Sea Chase
This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - definitely a top-tier Sam Peckinpah film… an uncompromising, dark, and dirty character portrait that gets better on repeat viewings; Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism - director Kiju Yoshida’s unofficial trilogy of brazenly experimental films about Japanese political radicalism, as refracted through the lens of the set's titular subjects; and The Sea Chase - a colorful, low-key suspense film that looks great on a big screen… it has aged a lot better than many of John Wayne's other films from the 1950s, holding up quite well today. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
July 26, 2017
Notable Releases: Road to Bali, Lost in America, and When Knighthood Was In Flower
Some great discs have been released in the last couple of weeks. Check out these new movies and shows: Road to Bali - the sixth of seven "Road" movies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, this entry is loads of fun and a feast for the eyes and ears and is further supplemented by a wonderful audio commentary track; Lost in America - Albert Brooks wrote, directed and stared (along with Julie Hagerty) in this comedy about a couple who decide to quit the rat race and live in an RV traveling the county; and When Knighthood Was In Flower - a grand spectacle from 1922, this is a top-notch film that showcases Marion Davies talent and what Hollywood could accomplish when money was no object. 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.
July 24, 2017
New Reviews: Teen Wolf, Shalako, and Star Slammer
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: Teen Wolf - this film includes everything that's great about ‘80s movies - a wonderfully uncomplicated bit of fun with a cast of likeable characters that's powered by obvious heart and an excellent soundtrack; Shalako - an intriguing, original Western starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot; and Star Slammer - kinda-sorta a women-in-prison exploitation picture, albeit one set in the outer space of a far-flung future… good dumb B-movie fun, never taking itself too seriously and intent on offering up some cheap thrills in place of a serious plot or deep characters. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
July 22, 2017
Movies in Theaters: Dunkirk, Spider-Man, and The Beguiled
Before you head off to the cinema this weekend, check out DVD Talk's reviews of the latest releases including: Dunkirk [a 2nd review] - a breathtaking and nerve-wracking experience that never lets go of our nerves from the first frame to the last... one of the very best movies of the year; Spider-Man: Homecoming - this unique partnership between Sony and Marvel Studios finally gets the character completely and utterly right; and The Beguiled - Sofia Coppola's latest film takes place in a southern girls' school during the later stages of the Civil War where one the younger students stumbles into a northern Union soldier. Other recent films include: Baby Driver, Wonder Woman , Cars 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Logan. Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.
July 21, 2017
Recent 4K UHD Reviews: Ex Machina, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and Dredd
So you've upgraded to the latest technology and have a 4K UHD system... but what discs should you buy? Let our reviews help you choose with our latest 4K reviews: Ex Machina - Alex Garland's directorial debut is thought-provoking and exciting, with excellent performances from the principal cast; Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - one of the few Hollywood sequels that is superior to the movie that came before it, this movie succeeds by providing us characters (both ape and human alike) who are well-rounded and interesting to watch; and Dredd (2012) - exciting and impressively lensed, Dredd is a great update to the material and a strong, modern action film. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
July 19, 2017
Notable Releases: Stalker, The Hunting Party, and Star Crystal
Some great discs have been released in the last couple of weeks. Check out these new movies and shows: Stalker: Criterion Collection - Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 masterpiece is beautifully shot and visually hypnotic… the kind of film that can really transfix viewers; The Hunting Party - a rough and gritty western that focuses on the dark side of frontier life... it isn't a pretty film but it is very well acted and quite gripping; and Star Crystal - poorly made and riddled with mistakes and bad acting, those who enjoy low budget monster movies, particularly those with an affinity for sci-fi settings and cheap effects, just might have a good time 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.
July 17, 2017
New Reviews: The Zookeeper's Wife, The Bridge at Remagen, and Curse of the Pink Panther
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: The Zookeeper's Wife - based on the book by the same name, this movie tells the true story of the Zabinski family, their zoo, and their heroic acts during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, Poland during WWII; The Bridge at Remagen - partly this film is a big-scale epic, partly it's a more cynical, more intimate look at the human cost of warfare and it ends up being above average; and Curse of the Pink Panther - an honest attempt to continue the franchise after Peter Seller’s death, the movie doesn’t work because Blake Edwards and company can't seem to extract themselves from the shadow of Sellers' Inspector Clouseau. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
July 14, 2017
TV on DVD: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and Bones
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series - the frenetic, chaotic comedy still earns laughs 50 years later… while there's a lot that hasn't aged well, including the stereotype jokes and many of the song and dance numbers, it's a wonderful time capsule of the era; and Bones: The Complete Series - a very solid and decent mystery … though there are some flaws, the program gets better as it goes and the characters are quite enjoyable. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
July 12, 2017
Notable Releases: T2 Trainspotting, Madhouse, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: T2 Trainspotting - smart, funny, and stylish, this is a great movie worthy of standing next to Trainspotting on a film fan's shelf; Madhouse - filmed stylishly with a smattering of shocking gore elements, Euro-horror completists will enjoy having a good-looking copy of this movie to enjoy on a late night; and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (4K) - a pleasant surprise when it hit theaters back in 2011, this film still holds up as one of the few reboots that doesn't dishonor the original movie upon which it is based. 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.
July 10, 2017
New Reviews: Before I Fall, Commodore Wars, and Dheepan
Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: Before I Fall - this movie offers an interesting, slightly more depressing, take on Groundhog Day as its heroine re-lives the final hours of her life to discover how her behavior affects others; 8 Bit Generation: Commodore Wars - a documentary chronicling the rise of Commodore computers, told through interviews with the people who were there… it tells the story in a rather jumbled manner but if you are interested in early computing this is well worth a look; and Dheepan - an excellent film that tells an important story and which explores a serious global issue. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
July 06, 2017
TV on DVD: South Park and Decoy
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season - this season Trey Parker and Matt Stone's massively popular show tackles the danger of nostalgia head-on (not to mention internet trolling, the 2017 Presidential election, and more) while attempting to build on the experimental serialized format that worked so brilliantly last year; and Decoy - this one-season undercover cop show from 1957-58 is an unusual, even groundbreaking series of exceptional interest. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
July 05, 2017
Notable Releases: Running on Empty, Hell In The Pacific, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: Running on Empty - an excellent drama from director Sidney Lumet and writer Naomi Foner that stars River Phoenix, the film intriguingly grapples with universal issues of family bonding but under conditions that are uniquely fascinating; Hell In The Pacific - featuring two powerhouse lead actors (Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune) and their surprisingly low-key performances, John Boorman's early career highlight plays perfectly well almost 50 years later thanks to its universal themes, limited dialogue, and memorable characters; and The Autopsy of Jane Doe - enthusiastic performances from the minimal cast help to create an effective supernatural drama sprinkled with chilling moments. 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.
July 03, 2017
New Reviews: They Live By Night, Juice, and Who'll Stop the Rain
Our reviewers have been busy this week, filling the DVD Talk Review Database more great entries. Some new reviews of note include: They Live By Night: Criterion Collection - Certainly a film ahead of its time, Nicholas Ray's movie is a prototypical "couple on the run" drama that would obviously influence future classics; Juice (25th Anniversary Edition) - notable for hosting rapper Tupac Shakur's acting debut, Ernest R. Dickerson's film remains entertaining and relevant ; and Who'll Stop the Rain - Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld are excellent in this adaptation of Robert Stone's novel. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.