All posts tagged "U.S. Indie Film Blu Ray Review"

  • Black Mama, White Mama (2-Disc Special Edition) | Blu-Ray Review

    Arrow Video continues its revitalization of Pam Grier’s iconic Blaxploitation period with 1973’s Black Mama, White Mama, arguably the star’s breakout vehicle which would steer...

  • Room | Blu-ray Review

    Directly following its premiere at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, generally...

  • Carol | Blu-ray Review

    A critical darling right out the gate of its premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Todd Haynes’ Carol, was a clear Oscar front runner...

  • Life | DVD Review

    A troubling hush seems to follow Anton Corbijn’s fourth and least enthusiastically received Life, a snapshot on the short but intensely felt celebrity of actor...

  • Sheba, Baby | Blu-ray Review

    Strangely enough, Pam Grier’s last Blaxploitation feature, 1975’s Sheba, Baby, would be the title to introduce her to a much wider audience thanks to its...

  • 99 Homes | Blu-ray Review

    Director Ramin Bahrani scores his most lauded venture yet with the critically acclaimed 99 Homes. Premiering in competition at Venice in 2014, Broad Green Pictures released...

  • Freeheld | Blu-ray Review

    Released two weeks after premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Sollet’s awards-baiting LGBT drama Freeheld failed to command an Oscar campaign. Raking...

  • A Child is Waiting | Blu-ray Review

    Though it’s a famously compromised vision, to be sure, director John Cassavetes’ third film, A Child is Waiting, represents an important cinematic juncture. Meant to...

  • Count Yorga, Vampire | Blu-ray Review

    Before grindhouse director Bob Kelljan turned exclusively to television by the late 1970s, he had accidentally carved out a small triptych of derivative American vampire...

  • White of the Eye | Blu-ray Review

    For the first time ever, Donald Cammell’s obscure 1987 serial killer thriller White of the Eye is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the United...

  • The Gift | Blu-ray Review

    One of the best surprises of 2015 thus far has been Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift. The increasingly prolific actor somehow managed to churn...

  • The Larry Fessenden Collection | Blu-ray Review

    Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have paired up to present an inspired disc set for The Larry Fessenden Collection, an assortment of four of the...

  • Criterion Collection: My Own Private Idaho| Blu-ray Review

    Patching together portraits of his beloved Portland streets, bits of Shakespeare’s Henry IV via Welles’ tumultuous Chimes at Midnight, and vignettes of a narcoleptic vagabond hustler whose motherless anxieties send...

  • Eaten Alive | Blu-ray Review

    Following the unprecedented success of his monolithic sophomore feature, 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which would forever immortalize director Tobe Hooper in the annals of...

  • The Woods | Blu-ray Review

    Horror director Lucky McKee unfortunately remains one of those unknown, peripheral genre names, mostly thanks to a number of compromised or abandoned projects following his...

  • Prime Cut | Blu-ray Review

    Lovers of odd and neglected vintage cinema can rejoice in the repackaging of Michael Ritchie’s weird sophomore title, Prime Cut. With all the menace of...

  • I, Madman | Blu-ray Review

    Scream Factory brings late 80’s horror thriller I, Madman to Blu-ray, one of two notable cult classics from Hungarian/Canadian director Tibor Tabaks. Beginning in Canadian...

  • Criterion Collection: The Killers | Blu-ray Review

    Criterion digitally restores this earlier release, a combination offering of Robert Siodmak’s 1946 film noir masterpiece The Killers paired with Don Siegel’s retro 1964 remake....

  • Truck Turner | Blu-ray Review

    Kino Lorber resurrects the obscure and fascinating 1974 Blaxploitation gem Truck Turner this month for the first time on Blu-ray. One of Isaac Hayes’ most...

  • Spider Baby | Blu-ray Review

    Arrow Video resurrects Jack Hill’s first solo directorial effort, Spider Baby (1967) for lovers of cult oddities. Prior to becoming a lynchpin in the Blaxploitation...

  • Friday Foster | Blu-ray Review

    Towering aggressively over the legacy of the problematic film movement of 1970s Blaxploitation is the iconic figure of actress Pam Grier, emblazoned in our memories...

  • Society | Blu-ray Review

    Arrow Video unveils one of the most impressive Blu-ray packages of 2015 with its remastered presentation of Brian Yuzna’s languished body horror classic Society. Completed...

  • Scarecrows | Blu-ray Review

    At the top of a definite genre shortlist is William Wesley’s 1988 title Scarecrows, a little horror flick about the eponymous objects used to frighten...

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night | Blu-Ray Review

    Hailed as one of the best new cinematic discoveries in 2014 is director Ana Lily Amirpour with her debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,...

  • Cooley High | Blu-ray Review

    Forty years after its theatrical release, Michael Schultz’s poignant early title Cooley High (1975) comes to Blu-ray. A prominent figure in film in the 70s...