• Wild Roots

    Wild Roots

    Great directorial debut. And the casting is tight. I found out after the screening that Gusztáv Dietz is an MMA fighter, not a seasoned actor. Damn good job.

    Watched at Miskolci Cinefest in Hungary.

  • A Summer in La Goulette

    A Summer in La Goulette

    Incredible ensemble cast. Every character (and the actors playing them) are unique and memorable. Reminds me of PUBERTY BLUES but better imho.

    Watched the Kino Lorber Blu-ray

  • A Candle for the Devil

    A Candle for the Devil

    This is a special one. Kat Elinger spoke about it on her Patreon and I decided to put it to the top of my queue. More than just sleazy euro exploitation, it's an interesting look at Puritanism, moral superiority and the cultural divide during the Franco regime. It's also a fun thriller.

    Watched the Scorpion Releasing Blu-ray which contains an 18 minute interview with Judy Geeson.

  • Deadlock

    Deadlock

    Love Roland Klick's craft. Wish he made more films.

    Watched the OCN Distribution Blu-ray

    • Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
    • 4k UHD presented in HDR
    • Audio Commentary with director Roland Klick and Ulrich Von Berg
    • Video interview with Roland Klick
    • German Ending with Dedication
    • English Opening & Insert
    • English Ending with Dedication
    • Opening Textless
    • Trailer
    • Reversible cover artwork
    • English & German subtitles

  • Coogan's Bluff

    Coogan's Bluff

    Interesting to see the link between Eastwood's westerns and hard-boiled cop films. This one is a little bit of both. Alex Cox's informative commentary on the new disc is definately worth a listen.

    Watched the Kino Lorber Special Edition Blu-ray

    - Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    - Audio Commentary by Sledge Hammer! Creator Alan Spencer
    - Interview with Actor Don Stroud
    - Archival interview with Eastwood
    - Radio Spot
    - Theatrical Teaser in HD
    - Theatrical Trailer in HD
    - Poster & Image Gallery
    - Reversible Art
    - Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

  • Hammer

    Hammer

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One of my favorite Fred Williamson films. William Smith's character steals the show though. Fantastic chase scene and some really dark moments (the forced OD scene had me squirming in my seat) .

    The 35mm archival print that screened at the New Beverly looked amazing.

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Watched the Kino Lorber special edition Blu-ray. I found it amusing however the TV movie aesthetic made it hard to love.

    Blu-ray Extras Include:
    - 2017 2K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
    - Audio Commentary by Producer/Writer Steven Breimer and Co-Writer Alan Jay Glueckman, Moderated by Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
    - Audio Commentary by Star Jimmy McNichol
    - On Camera Interviews with Stars Jimmy McNichol and Susan Tyrrell, Actor Steven Eastin, Make-Up Artist Allan A. Alpone and Producer Steve Breimer
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Reversible NIGHT WARNING Art
    - Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

  • Beckett

    Beckett

    Shot on 35mm by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.

    Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
    Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
    Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
    Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
    Arriflex 535, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    Had a blast. Laughed hard and fell in love with the characters. This is a big screen movie and I'm happy I saw it on the IMAX screen at TCL Chinese, Hollywood.

  • The Man with Two Brains

    The Man with Two Brains

    35mm print at the New Bevery Cinema.

    Laughed my ass off. It aged wonderfully.

  • Chino

    Chino

    Watched the new Kino Lorber Blu-ray released under the title The Valdez Horses. Confused to why the proper aspect ratio is 1.37 : 1. The audio commentary by film historian Paul Talbot is great but doesn't explain why. Maybe some of you know.

    Blu-ray Extras Include:
    - Bronson in Almería: NEW Interview with Vincent Van Patten
    - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, Author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books
    - The Valdez Horses - New 2K Scan from 35mm…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Watched the Kino Lorber Blu-ray with retro-fitted 3D. My opinion of the film hasn't changed since 12 years old but at least the 3D looks great.

    Blu-ray Extras Include:
    - Newly Restored in HD from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
    - The BD includes both the 3-D and 2-D Version of the Film
    - FROM THE INSIDE OUT: WRITING PARASITE - Featuring all-new interviews with writers Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoob
    - THREE DIMENSIONS OF TERROR:…