Sept. 12, 2013 11:08
DVD PICK OF THE WEEK: THE WINGED SERPENT (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): Maverick B-movie auteur Larry Cohen has made many entertaining films (It\'s Alive, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, ...
Sept. 4, 2013 01:06
What would you give to start life over? More importantly, what would you give up? That’s the existential question posed in director John Frankenheimer’s riveting 1966 adaptation of David Ely’s novel, a brilliant combination of psychological thriller......
Aug. 28, 2013 01:59
Alan Ladd plays the title role, a mysterious but benevolent gunslinger trying to live down his violent past. He befriends settlers Joe and Marian Starrett (Van Heflin and Jean Arthur) and is worshiped by their young son Joey (Brandon De Wilde)....
Aug. 21, 2013 10:10
Fresh from the success of Halloween (1978), John Carpenter encored with this good old-fashioned 1980 ghost story that successfully (and scarily) emphasizes mood and atmosphere over blood and guts. A century ago, the residents of the California coastal town of Antonio Bay intentionally led a ship of lepers to their doom and pilfered their gold....
Aug. 14, 2013 09:07
Director Ang Lee has won two Academy Awards (Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi), but this devastating 1997 adaptation of Rick Moody’s bestseller ranks among his very best films — and newly available on Blu-ray ($39.95 retail)....
Aug. 7, 2013 09:15
Writer/director Antoni Stutz’s makes an auspicious feature debut with this twisty (and twisted) contemporary film noir, set in a sleepy little town where everyone, it seems, hides a dark secret. Rushlights isn’t Blood Simple, but it more than holds its own....
July 31, 2013 09:00
Director Clive Donner’s lavish, made-for-TV 1982 rendition of the classic novels by the Baroness Orczy earned three Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Special, with a (deserved) win for Outstanding Costume Design....
July 24, 2013 09:50
Decades before the historic Broadway musical, writer/director Mel Brooks made his feature debut with this outrageous 1968 comedy — and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay....
July 17, 2013 10:25
Jack the Ripper’s legacy gets an intense 1971 revision at the hands of Hammer Studios, purveyors of many Gothic goodies in its horror-filled heyday. Angharad Rees (in her screen debut) plays the mysterious Anna, who as a child saw her mother butchered by her father — Saucy Jack himself....
July 10, 2013 08:59
They don’t come much loonier than this wild and wacky 1985 sci-fi saga directed by Tobe Hooper, based on Colin Wilson’s novel , and produced by the inimitable Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus of Cannon Films. Alien beings in suspended animation inside Halley’s Comet are revived and invade London, draining their victims of their “life force” (yep)....

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