DVD and Blu-ray Reviews

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Blu-ray Review: The Killing (Criterion Collection)

Blu-ray Review: The Killing (Criterion Collection)

Criterion recently brought Kubrick's Paths of Glory to beautiful high-definition and now the director's 1956 heist feature, The Killing, arrives with a special inclusion, the helmer's 1955 feature Killer's Kiss. Releasing The Killing is one thing and should be enough to get you to buy this title, but the fact it also includes Killer's Kiss pretty much means any Kubrick fan simply has to buy it. I'm sorry, but those are the rules.

Blu-ray Review: X-Men: First Class

Blu-ray Review: X-Men: First Class

Of all the superhero movies released this year (and there have been a lot), X-Men: First Class is by far my favorite. Yes, it's another one of those origin stories, but it feels fresh and unlike anything else in the franchise while still tying together everything that came before (or should I say after?) it.... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Scarface

Blu-ray Review: Scarface

Growing up in the '80s, Scarface was always one of those films I watched when I was younger because of the violence and Al Pacino's over-the-top, yet mesmerizing, portrayal of the title character and my enjoyment of it continues to this day. I notice a bit more than I did then, but the point of... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Hanna

Blu-ray Review: Hanna

When it comes to owning movies the last concern of mine is the supplements. Special features are akin to the sprinkles on a cupcake most of the time and rarely do they add to the flavor of the overall package. Certainly there are moments when features stand out, such as the inclusion of Killer's Kiss... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Collection)

Blu-ray Review: Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Collection)

This is not the kind of film I expect from Jean-Pierre Melville based on the films of his I've seen. Taking place in Nazi-occupied France, who would've ever thought Melville would present a "life during wartime" drama and seemingly focus so little on the war? Instead, he focuses on a woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and her... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: The Beaver

Blu-ray Review: The Beaver

Kevin watched Jodie Foster's The Beaver, which didn't perform too well in theaters, so how does it play at home? Click on through to read Kevin's review of the newly released Blu-ray.