December 24, 2017
Happy Holidays from all of us at DVD Talk!
No matter what holiday you may celebrate this time of year, all of us here at DVD Talk are hoping that all of our readers will find themselves among family and friends, sharing good times and watching good movies during the season. Here's wishing you have a safe and happy new year and that 2018 is filled with joy and quality cinema!
December 21, 2017
TV Reviews: Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Channel Zero: Candle Cove
TV on DVD and Blu-ray remains very popular with more and more favorites being released. New TV reviews include: Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters - an enjoyable victory lap for one of the franchise's best animated installments to date… featuring four multi-part, stand-alone story arcs with different stakes, characters, tones, and locales, there's a lot to like here and Channel Zero: Candle Cove - the premiere season of Syfy's take on the horror anthology concept is hampered by overly exaggerated supernatural drama and thrills. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
December 19, 2017
Notable Releases: Election, The Trip To Spain, and General Idi Amin Dada
There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: Election - nothing is perfect, but this movie gets real close, finding the right match between setting and theme, giving a top-notch line-up in front of and behind the camera the opportunity to truly shine, with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick creating an iconic screen pairing; The Trip To Spain - the third film in Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Trip series, but the beauty of these films lies in that you can start with any one of them because the setup is easy and you’ll laugh and enjoy the 90 minute journeys each time; and General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait - Criterion Collection - Barbet Schroeder's film is a fascinating slice of cinema, offering a rare look behind the curtain at one of the 20th century's greatest villains. 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.
December 18, 2017
New Reviews: The Sissi Collection, Sword and the Claw, and Wild Bill
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: The Sissi Collection - based very loosely on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the films are lightly heightened romantic fantasy, starring Romy Schneider as the title character, who works her way through political and social conflicts; The Sword and the Claw - this first Blu-ray release from the American Genre Film Archive is a wild-and-wooly example of "Turksploitation," and it is paired with a lively South Korean martial arts film, The Brawl Busters; and Wild Bill - an odd film, but an effective one, diving into the memories of an infamous gunfighter with an unusual sincerity, brought to life by a strong script by director Walter Hill and an impressive performance by Jeff Bridges. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
December 15, 2017
TV Reviews: Family Guy, The Defiant Ones, and 2017 World Series
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: Family Guy Season 15 - the show is still a good bit of fun in its 15th season, so fans will most likely come to appreciate it though the show passed its prime long ago; The Defiant Ones - Allen Hughes' excellent HBO mini-series The Defiant Ones chronicles the intersecting lives of rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine; and Houston Astros 2017 World Series Collector's Edition - each game gets its own disc with available pre-and post-season coverages, with an eighth that includes the Astros' win over the Yankees in the ALCS. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
December 13, 2017
Notable Releases: Monterey Pop, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and Code of Silence
There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - gathers together D.A. Pennebarker's Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis At Monterey films and presents them together in a massive, sprawling package; Silent Night, Deadly Night - theatrical and unrated cuts of the film, excellent new extras, and a transfer culled from a new 4K scan; and Code of Silence - one of Chuck Norris' better movies, it holds up well with a great mix of action and suspense… this Kino release comes with a generous selection of exclusive extra features. 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.
December 11, 2017
New Reviews: Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets, Father Goose, and Patti Cake$
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets - a futuristic sci-fi adventure from Luc Besson, it is an exciting, remarkable, and surprising experience from start to finish; Father Goose - a charismatic, charming battle of the sexes that's aged exceptionally well during the last five decades, thanks to its top-notch script and winning lead performances; and Patti Cake$ - this entertaining, beat-the-odds story about an aspiring New Jersey female rapper offers an excellent cast and plenty of laughs amid the heavier drama. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
December 07, 2017
TV Reviews: Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ned and Stacey
Complete series collections are a great way to get all of a show in one fell swoop. Here are some highly recommended series that would make wonderful holiday gifts: 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; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Complete Series - one of the better shows that came out in the late ‘90s-early ‘00s and a must-see for genre fans… the episodes weren't just good installments of the show, they were good episodes of television; and Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series - the perfect blend of smart and silly, with a great cast nimbly delivering loads of laughs. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
December 06, 2017
Notable Releases: Logan Lucky, Animal Factory, and The Woman in Red
Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: Logan Lucky - director Steven Soderbergh and star Channing Tatum manage to create a fun, funny and occasionally suspenseful web through NASCAR and the I-77 and I-85 roadways; Animal Factory: Special Edition - a well-acted, refreshing slice of prison drama that's aged well since its quiet 2000 theatrical release… it feels like a realistic and extremely natural examination of people trapped in a hostile, numbing environment; and The Woman in Red - dated and only fitfully funny, though worth seeing once for its cast, particularly writer/director/star Gene Wilder. 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.
December 04, 2017
New Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes, George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn, and The Salamander
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: War for the Planet of the Apes - Matt Reeves returns to this modern Apes trilogy for a second time to direct this excellent and affecting film; George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn - Arrow Video put together a very nice package consisting of the trio of movies that Romero made in the decade between two of his classics, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead; and The Salamander - a forgotten but big-scale international thriller with an all-star cast. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.