June 28, 2018
TV Reviews: George Carlin, South Park, and Jackass
Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: George Carlin Commemorative Collection - an extraordinary set... not only do we get all fourteen of George Carlin's HBO stand-up specials in one place, but there are also hours and hours of excellent bonus material; South Park: The Complete Twenty-First Season - this collection of episodes brings the program back to its singular episodic roots and it brings a more consistent string of laughs throughout the season as a result; and Jackass TV and Movie Collection - this "complete" Jackass experience is a steal... don't expect anything new from this box, but enjoy the culmination of two decades of wanton stupidity and recklessness. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
June 25, 2018
New Reviews: Red Sparrow, Trading Places, and Beyond the Hills
Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: Red Sparrow (4K UHD) - exhilarating, bleak, and daring in how this movie explores sexuality as a weapon… an absorbing reluctant-spy thriller; Trading Places - a film that holds up well, it's clever and it's funny and it makes great use of a very strong cast; and Beyond the Hills: Criterion Collection - a startling film about how our beliefs can blind us to reality and block our ability to feel human compassion. 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 22, 2018
Recent Notable Releases: Tomb Raider, El Sur, and Ninja III: The Domination
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: Tomb Raider (4K UHD) - a perfectly serviceable film that continually gets better as the runtime progresses… the script is thin, but the Lara Croft character excels due to Alicia Vikander's wonderful performance; El Sur: Criterion Collection - a pleasant surprise for those unfamiliar with Spanish director Victor Erice's small body of work: filled with memorable visuals and a glimpse of the fractured, vaguely nostalgic relationship between a father and daughter through the years, there's a lot to appreciate; and Ninja III: The Domination (Collector's Edition) - there's so-bad-it's-good, and then there's Ninja III: The Domination. Tapping into America's long-unsated hunger for supernaturally Jazzercised martial arts action, this film is entrancingly bizarre and '80s action schlock of the highest order. 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 18, 2018
New Reviews: Peter Pan, Fistful of Dollars, and My Friend Dahmer
Our reviewers have been busy this week, filling the DVD Talk Review Database more great entries. Some new reviews of note include: Peter Pan (1953) - a timeless classic about the wonders of imagination and joys of youth… the story resonates today as it did 65 years ago, and this film will no doubt remain important to future generations; Fistful of Dollars - reissued on Blu-ray with a brand-new 4K restoration sourcing the original Italian Techniscope camera negative the film overall never looked better and the disc is packed with extras to boot; and My Friend Dahmer - an intimate look at some of the formative years of a disturbed young man who would grow up to be a twisted killer… something more honest than you might imagine. 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 15, 2018
Movies in Theaters: Deadpool 2, Solo, and Won't You Be My Neighbor?
It'd be a good week to go to the movies. Here are DVD Talk's recent theatrical reviews: Deadpool 2 [a second review] - an action-packed middle finger to the film industry, while still working as an early-summer blockbuster; Solo: A Star Wars Story - Chewie stole the show, it's always great to see the Falcon, double crosses abound, and blasters are blasted... if you're prepared to be a fan you will walk away happy; and Won't You Be My Neighbor? - a new documentary about TV's Mister Rogers, the film makes it clear that the ability to listen and to be empathetic is something that we humans need to hang onto... especially into these hot-tempered times Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.
June 14, 2018
New Reviews: Game Night, Annihilation, and Shocking Dark
This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: Game Night - thanks to a ridiculously likeable cast, a fun premise, and a surprising amount of style, this movie is one of the best and most satisfying original studio comedies in recent memory; Annihilation (4K Ultra HD) - challenging, beautifully shot and thought-provoking, this is another exciting science fiction film from Alex Garland; and Shocking Dark - a borderline-incomprehensible Italian knockoff of both The Terminator and Aliens, courtesy of the brilliant minds behind Troll 2 and Hell of the Living Dead… you're in for a hell of a treat. 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 12, 2018
Recent Notable Releases: Satellite Girl and Milk Cow and Coming to America
There are some new titles coming out that might make it worth a trip to the video store. Check out these recent releases: Satellite Girl and Milk Cow - a movie bursting with imagination like this can't help but be infectiously fun, and its unapologetically silly sense of humor will leave you laughing throughout; and Coming to America: 30th Anniversary Edition - a fine example of enjoyable 1980s comedy that's aged but still worth watching, thanks mostly to its charismatic leads and an off-the-wall premise that's executed nicely. 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 08, 2018
Notes from Book Expo
The annual publishing extravaganza BookExpo (along with its literary ComicCon cousin BookCon) returned to the Javits Center in New York City at the end of May 2018, featuring a variety of book companies sharing early looks at their upcoming titles. Though undoubtedly geared toward loyal readers of the printed word--on paper or otherwise--there was plenty for those whose tastes lean more toward the big and small screens. Read DVDTalk exclusive coverage by Francis Rizzo III of this year's Expo here.
June 01, 2018
Silent Movies: The Passion of Joan of Arc, Fritz Lang, and It's the Old Army Game
This week the San Francisco Silent Film Festival begins, five days of classic movies presented with live music. If you can't make it to the event, why not curl up with one of these excellent releases from the earliest days of cinema: The Passion of Joan of Arc - directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer in 1928, this film has rightly stood the test of time as one of the most moving and effecting silent films ever made; Fritz Lang: The Silent Films - an excellent set, presenting a collection of the director's classic silent works in excellent shape with lossless audio and a nice selection of extras; and It's the Old Army Game - W.C. Fields’ 1926 silent comedy is very funny with lots of charming footage of Louise Brooks to boot. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.