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EIGHTH GRADE Blu-ray Review

Hysterical and touching, Eighth Grade is easily one of my top films of the year, and rewatching it on Blu-ray was just as satisfying as the theatrical experience. The jokes still land, and the loose structure of the film makes it inherently rewatchable.

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DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT Blu-ray Review

Despite admirable performances from Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a mediocre entry in Gus Van Sant’s filmography, something his fans are no doubt used to as of late, and a sad Blu-ray edition that simply isn’t worth a purchase.

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THE DAY OF THE JACKAL Arrow Blu-ray Review

The Day of The Jackal is a tense and impeccably crafted political thriller that holds up to modern viewing, especially now that it’s received the Arrow Video treatment and has been released on Blu-ray.

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THE BABY Arrow Blu-ray Review

The Baby is another gem in the ever-growing Arrow library, and while I wouldn’t call it a must-own for fans of weird, oddball cinema, this is not one to be missed.

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COLD WATER Criterion Blu-ray Review

Cold Water is an absorbing, pensive look at what such desires feel like on the inside, with its handheld close-ups on faces and careful observance at objects and structures, as if to seek answers from everything in equal measure.

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DEEP RED Arrow Blu-ray Review

Dario Argento’s Deep Red stands as not only one of the director’s best pieces of work but marks the zenith of the giallo subgenre, a film to which all other gialli should be compared.

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HEREDITARY Blu-ray Review

Sadly, the Blu-ray release for Hereditary is a bit lacking, containing only a few bonus supplements, although what’s here is good.

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Arrow Announces September 2018 Titles

Arrow Video has announced its lineup for September, with new Blu-ray releases of Fred Zinnemann‘s The Day of the Jackal, Dario Argento‘s Deep Red (one of my favorite horror films of all-time), Ted Post‘s The Baby, Peter Fonda‘s The Hired HandTomu Uchida‘s Bloody

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THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS Blu-ray Review

While not one of Argento’s strongest offerings, The Cat O’ Nine Tails is still a solid piece of early giallo cinema and Arrow has put its trademarked effort and care into this new Blu-ray edition.   

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Criterion Announces October 2018 Titles

The Criterion Collection has announced the lineup for their October 2018 home releases including Cornel Wilde‘s The Naked PreyRainer Werner Fassbinder‘s Eight Hours Don’t Make a DayHal Ashby‘s ShampooBrian De Palma‘s Sisters, and Rob Reiner‘s The Princess Bride.

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July Blu-ray Giveaway: FEMALE TROUBLE

I know it’s a bit late, but July is here and it’s time for our monthly Blu-ray giveaway! For July, we’ll be giving away a copy of the newly released Criterion Collection Blu-ray of John Waters’ Female Trouble. One lucky newsletter and/or Patron

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ANOTHER WOLFCOP Blu-ray Review

Another Wolfcop benefits from a bigger budget this time around, allowing for more action, more explosions and loads more practical creature effects, including a werecat.

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BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE Criterion Blu-Ray Review

As the Eric Hynes essay in the Criterion booklet astutely points out, it’s best to consider Moore’s films as a kind of dynamic presentation, mixing traditional storytelling techniques and operatic hellraising with the kind of infuriating horrors that can only come from simply discussing aspects of real life as they stand.

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THE ADDICTION Blu-ray Review

With an incredible performance from Taylor and a solid cameo by Christopher Walken, this is one of Ferrara’s best and is worth a look, especially because there’s a new director-approved Blu-ray available from Arrow Video.