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October 31, 2017
Notable Releases: Castle in the Sky, The Lift, and Scarecrow
Castle in the Sky There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: Castle in the Sky - the film fires on all cylinders: it's loaded with great characters, kinetic action scenes, suspense, drama, memorable music, and mystery that kids of all ages can enjoy; The Lift - an enjoyable little horror import that's aged extremely well since 1983, thanks to its great atmosphere and a well-executed premise; and Scarecrow (1973) - a small, intimate, and character-driven film that has sharp dialogue, plenty of drama, a little bit of comedy, and a subtle role reversal that will make viewers miss the era in which films like this were much more commonplace. 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.


October 29, 2017
New Reviews: Warm Bodies, The Green Slime, and The Flamingo Kid
Avanti! This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: Warm Bodies (4K UHD) - an unexpectedly good zombie love story that eschews teen romance cliches and instead relies on dry wit and a sense of zombie adventure to entertain; The Green Slime - supremely goofy but action-packed and crammed with sci-fi hardware and imagination throughout, this film is perfect Saturday matinee fun; and The Flamingo Kid - a fish-out-of-water, coming-of-age, class-conflict comedy set in the metro New York area of the early 1960s, starring Matt Dillon as the titular kid. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


October 26, 2017
TV Reviews: Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look, Green Acres, and Bob Hope
Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection - a wonderful, odd prank of a game show, where Ernie cracked worldview and off-kilter comic sensibility tests the patience of his celebrity panel to the potential delight of his audience; Green Acres: The Complete Series - by all odds the funniest American sitcom of the 1960s… an absurdist exercise in continual, nonsensical frustration as humorless Oliver Douglas moves to a strange world of oddball characters operating under their own other-dimensional logic; and Bob Hope: Salutes the Troops - another collection of Bob Hope specials where he and a number of guests visit the military overseas to brighten their time there during the days surrounding Christmas. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


October 24, 2017
Notable Releases: Girls Trip, The Old Dark House, and Howl's Moving Castle
Girls Trip Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: Girls Trip - propped up heavily by a star-making performance by Tiffany Haddish, this movie is a truly raunchy and fun comedy; The Old Dark House - a lot of fun, a genuinely quirky mix of laughs, chills, suspense and hey, even a bit of good old fashioned romance thrown into the mix for kicks; and Howl's Moving Castle - a film that exhibits the same striking visual enormity of other films from Hayao Miyazaki… a bewitching fantasy with bold antiwar themes that give it plenty of meaning. 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.


October 23, 2017
New Reviews: Avanti!, Harold and Lillian, The Wizard of Lies
Avanti! This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: Avanti! - directed by Billy Wilder, this is one of the great underrated films of all-time… a romantic-comedy only in the strict dictionary definition sense, it is is lushly romantic yet uniquely unsentimental; Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story - an entertaining if slight documentary, about the personal and professional lives of a much-loved film industry couple: he a storyboard illustrator-turned-production designer, she the respected head of one of its leading research libraries; and The Wizard of Lies - shot for HBO by veteran director Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro in the lead role, this movie chronicles the downfall of Bernie Madoff, who perpetrating the biggest financial crime in United States history. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


October 19, 2017
TV Reviews: This Is Us, Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice
Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: This Is Us: Season 1 [a 2nd review] - this show may try to intentionally manipulate its audience by pulling at their heartstrings in almost every episode, but the casting here is so perfect and the acting so good, it's hard not to fall in love with this series; Chicago Med: Season Two - this program is unexpectedly good… and getting better all the time; and Chicago Justice: Season One - though the packaging lists this as "Season One," it's also officially "The Complete Series," NBC having cancelled it this past May. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


October 18, 2017
Notable Releases: My Neighbor Totoro, Barry Lyndon, and Three O'Clock High
My Neighbor Totoro Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: My Neighbor Totoro - while global audiences were aware of Japanese animation, this one from Hayao Miyazaki broke those barriers open in delivering an endearing mythological creature easily seen as a manifestation of youthful, innocent imagination; Barry Lyndon - the Criterion Collection's two disc Blu-ray special edition release of Stanley Kubrick's film is an excellent release of an excellent film… the presentation is perfect and the extras both extensive and interesting; and Three O'Clock High - the debut film by director Phil Joanou, this movie revolve around the circumstances that force a high schooler to confront his fears and demons against the biggest demon of all a school bully . 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.


October 16, 2017
New Reviews: Children of the Corn, The Ghoul, and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Children of the Corn Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: Children of the Corn - one movie that horror fans ought to have at least one copy of, and Arrow serves up the best edition of it yet… it's always a great watch and holds up quite well decades later; The Ghoul - Gareth Tunley's film has some unexpected developments during its surprisingly brief 85 minutes and the big-picture elements will not surprise as they are revealed; and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - director Sam Peckinpah crafts an excellent, if violent, tale of a man out to make a few bucks in his miserable life. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


October 12, 2017
TV Reviews: Firefly, The Tonight Show, and The Good Place
Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition More TV shows have made their way on to DVD, and DVD Talk has got them covered. Check out our reviews of the newest TV releases including: Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition - a short-lived but extremely memorable series that continues to draw in new fans almost 15 years after its brief existence on Fox… the original 14 episodes stand strong and hold up quite well to repeat viewings; The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends - a terrific set of complete Tonight Show episodes from the 1970s-‘90s, so complete in fact that these 28 full shows include all the original (network) commercials, which are sometimes fascinating all by themselves; and The Good Place: Season One - Kristen Bell tries to navigate the afterlife in this new show that is funny, unique and satisfying. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


October 10, 2017
Notable Releases: Take the Money and Run, Kill, Baby... Kill, and The Lure
Take the Money and Run There are some new titles coming out that might make it worth a trip to the video store this week. Check out these recent releases: Take the Money and Run - the first film that Woody Allen directed, starred in, and wrote is good harmless fun; Kill, Baby... Kill - Mario Bava's movie holds up really well as a fine example of Italian gothic horror at its creepiest and most atmospheric; and The Lure - adapting The Little Mermaid into a dark, visually-experimental horror/musical, Agnieszka Smoczynska debut feature offers an intriguing viewing experience, even if foreign-language musicals lose a bit in translation. 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.


October 09, 2017
New Reviews: OSS 117: Five Film Collection, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, and Cult of Chucky
OSS 117: Five Film Collection Check out the latest DVD reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: OSS 117: Five Film Collection - a 007-era series of spy film made in France, the films are fun and the transfers are great; Beneath the 12-Mile Reef - a sponge-fishing yarn starring Robert Wagner, Twilight Time's officially licensed Blu-ray is a revelation… the movie looks great and sounds even better; and Cult of Chucky - fans of the Chuckster will want to pick this up no matter what, and when it comes to the disc's A/V presentation, it's about as pristine as the format can get. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


October 05, 2017
TV Reviews: Ned and Stacey, Modern Family, and Veep
Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series TV on DVD and Blu-ray remains very popular with more and more favorites being released. New TV reviews include: Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series - the perfect blend of smart and silly, with a great cast nimbly delivering loads of laughs; Modern Family: Season 8 - a few episodes in this season that stand out as examples of the program at the peak of its powers, but overall the show has settled into a level where it's comfortably enjoyable;and Veep: Season 6 - this sixth season had to try and live up to an absurdly high bar that Season Five had put upon it, and it comes close at times. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


October 04, 2017
Notable Releases: Vampyr, The Ambassador, and Stone Cold Dead
Vampyr Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: Vampyr - this movie retains its power to enchant viewers close to a century since it was made, a unique film that is as eerie as it is compelling and a masterpiece of visual storytelling; The Ambassador - this thriller is an unexpected mix of violent action with serious drama about a late-middle aged couple and their complex relationship; and Stone Cold Dead - an entertaining and reasonably sleazy slice of seventies exploitation filmmaking… a decent cast helps the film rise above its modest budget and somewhat predictable storyline. 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.


October 02, 2017
New Reviews: The Island of Dr Moreau, Certain Women, and Hana-Bi
The Island of Dr Moreau Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: The Island of Dr Moreau - if you love 70s flicks and sci-fi this film should be added to your short list and kept on a shelf with the classics; Certain Women - wonderfully acted and beautifully told, it's a movie that will leave you wondering about these characters long after the credits have rolled; and Hana-Bi - one of Takeshi Kitano's finest cinematic achievements and an excellent mix of very human drama with some startling scenes of underworld tension. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


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