August 24, 2018
DVD Talk Interview: Indy Neidell from The Great War YouTube Channel
The Great War is a channel on YouTube that covers the 1914-18 conflict which which dramatically changed the world. A unique documentary with a massive scale and filled with video clips and images taken at the time, this show is turning out to be the definitive documentary on WWI. DVD Talk editor John Sinnott had a chance to sit down with Indy Neidell, the lead writer and presenter for the show, and was able to ask him about the how he covers such a large topic, fitting it all into a short time frame, and what he's going to do when he gets to the end. Read about all of this and more in the latest DVD Talk exclusive interview.
August 23, 2018
Recent Notable Releases: Deep Rising, Heaven Can Wait, and First Reformed
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: Deep Rising: 20th Anniversary Edition - if you love good old-fashioned monster mayhem peppered with visual effects, great atmosphere, colorful characters, and more than a few corny one-liners, this movie will be more "pleasure" than "guilty"; Heaven Can Wait (1943) - Ernst Lubistch's remake of Alexander Hall's Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a fine film with strong performances, and it'll likely play better with new audiences than most comedies from the era; and First Reformed - a must-see for every genre hound and the great A/V transfer sweetens the deal. 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.
August 20, 2018
New Reviews: The Changeling, Genghis Khan, and The Death of Stalin
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: The Changeling - director Peter Medak's Canadian-made ghost story film is beautifully crafted, intelligent, well-acted, and one of the scariest "haunted house" movies ever made; Genghis Khan - a curious film worth seeing for its spectacle, and the spectacle several actors make of themselves agreeing to appear in it; and The Death of Stalin - an acid-tipped bit of satire, not just in its brazenness to skewer some of history's greatest monsters, but also its willingness to lean into the darkness without a joke at all. 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.
August 17, 2018
TV Reviews: Sid Caesar: The Works and The Day After
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: Sid Caesar: The Works - a major home video event - five discs compiles fourteen hours of great comedy along with hours of supplements, usually including writer Mel Brooks and writer-performer Carl Reiner among those hailing Caesar; and The Day After - an unavoidably tough watch, but it's one of the better apocalyptic dramas of its era… it has aged surprisingly well and can be considered a career highlight for almost everyone involved. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
August 15, 2018
Recent Notable Releases: Death of Superman, Ballad of Gregorio Cortez and The Kinetophone
There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: The Death of Superman - this is the adaptation of the famous comic story that fans have wanted all along. Not only does it hit all the right notes while making plenty of nods to the source, but it even improves upon certain aspects of the story as well; The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez - this pointed examination of racism and its effects never feels heavy handed or takes away from the film's artistic merits or entertainment value; and The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality! - a must-see for every genre hound and the great A/V transfer sweetens the deal. 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.
August 13, 2018
New Reviews: Jack Reacher, Isle of Dogs, and One Good Cop
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: Jack Reacher (4K UHD) - a film with solid drama, intense action, fantastic pacing, and great acting. For all the guff that Tom Cruise gets, he has an undeniable screen presence and excels with action sequences; Isle of Dogs - an enduring masterpiece… Wes Anderson’s animated film is easily one of the most creative, fun, engaging, and wholly original pieces you'll see all year; and One Good Cop - an entertaining drama with a good cast, solid performances, and plenty of twists along the road. 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.
August 04, 2018
4K UHD Reviews: Mission: Impossible, Terminator 2, and Forrest Gump
Have you upgraded to a 4K system in order to get the most out our your home theater? If so, check out these recent reviews of some popular UHD titles: Mission: Impossible - director Brian De Palma's film has some strong performances and a solid screenplay which means it holds up very well given its age; Terminator 2 - one of the biggest and best action blockbusters of all time on a format that really should have offered fans better results; and Forrest Gump - this remains excellent entertainment with multi-generational appeal. Want more? Check out all of the 4K UHD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
August 03, 2018
Recent Notable Releases: Mr. Destiny, Dagon, and Village of the Damned
Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: Mr. Destiny - an enjoyable little flick with a great cast and a fun premise that doesn't wear out its welcome; Dagon - a criminally underrated, early 2000s horror offering and some of director Stuart Gordon's all-time best work… easily one of the most thematic and affecting adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's work to date; and Village of the Damned - a must-see for every genre hound and the great A/V transfer sweetens the deal. 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.