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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Vampyr’ [Criterion Collection]

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Vampyr’ [Criterion Collection]: cult classic 1932 horror film gets immortalized on superb Criterion edition. While not as well-known as other German expressionist horror films like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, director Carl Theodor Dreyer is revered in film geek circles. And for good reason–it’s an evocative nightmare that’s extremely visually accomplished […]

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Cat People’ [Criterion Collection]

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Cat People’ [Criterion Collection]: classic horror film gets a beautiful HD release.  One of the most striking cinematic examples of less is more is Jacques Tourneur’s 1942 horror classic Cat People (released on Blu-ray September 20th via Criterion). A film that plays upon the anxieties that pop up in a new romantic relationship, it […]

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Blood Simple’ [Criterion Collection]

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Blood Simple’ [Criterion Collection]: The Coen Brothers début film still packs a cold-hearted punch in this excellent Blu-ray edition.  Before the Coen Brothers became a cottage industry of cult classic cinema of the quirky, neo-noir and black comedy  variety, they made a small film called Blood Simple. Shot on a shoestring budget in and around […]

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‘Seconds’ Blu Ray Review

‘Seconds’ Blu Ray Review: A criminally underrated movie gets the deluxe treatment it deserves courtesy of Criterion. If you’ve read my list of the 30 Most Underrated Movies Of All Time, you’ll know how much I feel ‘Seconds’ deserves more credit. And my article on Examiner.com gives more detail regarding it’s merits. So whether you’re a […]

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