FAVORITE DVD RELEASES OF 2010

Every year I try to compile a list of my favorite new DVD releases. These lists tend to focus on films from the ’60s and ’70s since they’re my favorite film eras. This year I decided to expand my view a little and disregard limitations so I could share a varied list of all my … Continue reading FAVORITE DVD RELEASES OF 2010

Seth Holt’s The Nanny (1965)

Evil nannies that are determined to harm the innocent children they care for have become a popular recurring menace in many horror films over the years and last week one of the best nasty nanny movies was finally released on DVD for the first time. I originally saw Seth Holt's chilling British thriller The Nanny … Continue reading Seth Holt’s The Nanny (1965)

DVD of the Week: Alain Delon – Five Film Collection

A smokin hot Alain Delon in La Piscine (1970) This week Lion's Gate is releasing their Alain Delon - Five Film Collection, which features the incredibly handsome and talented French actor starring in Diaboliquement vôtre (aka Diabolically Yours, 1967), La Piscine (aka The Swimming Pool, 1970), La Veuve Couderc (aka The Widow Couderc, 1974), Le … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Alain Delon – Five Film Collection

DVD of the Week: Pierrot le fou (1965)

I've been trying to write out my thoughts about Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou (1965) for days, but even after watching the film twice and enjoying all the wonderful extras included with the fantastic new Criterion DVD, I'm finding words inadequate to describe how much I've fallen in love with this wonderful movie in so … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Pierrot le fou (1965)

DVD of the Week: Delinquent Girl Boss – Blossoming Night Dreams (1970)

One of my favorite films from Panik House's 2005 Pinky Violence DVD Collection was Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless To Confess (Zubekô banchô: zange no neuchi mo nai, 1971), which was directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi for Toei and starred the strikingly cute Japanese actress and occasional pop idol Reiko Oshida. Not only was Delinquent Girl Boss: … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Delinquent Girl Boss – Blossoming Night Dreams (1970)

DVD of the Week: This Sporting Life (1963)

I was hoping I'd get the chance to watch the new Criterion release of Lindsay Anderson's This Sporting Life (1963) this week, but unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to. Since I've seen the film before and I have great respect for it, I really have no problem recommending the new Criterion disc. It promises … Continue reading DVD of the Week: This Sporting Life (1963)

DVD of the Week: The Naked Prey (1966)

This week I'm kick-starting my 2008 DVD Picks of the Week with one of my longtime favorites, Cornel Wilde's brilliantly executed and often neglected masterpiece, The Naked Prey (1966), which was released on DVD by Criterion this week. Coincidently, back in July of 2007 the inquisitive Dennis Cozzalio asked his blog readers the following question: … Continue reading DVD of the Week: The Naked Prey (1966)

Ishiro Honda’s Latitude Zero (1969)

What do you get when you mix a plot that seems borrowed from Jules Verne with comic book style heroes and villains that would make Batman envious, costume designs that could be right out of Mario Bava's Diabolik, combined with a mad dash of James Bond and pulp style adventure? You get the terrifically fun … Continue reading Ishiro Honda’s Latitude Zero (1969)

DVD of the Week: The Killing Kind

I'm on vacation at the moment and enjoying the holiday, but I wanted to briefly mention that Curtis Harrington's terrific 1973 thriller The Killing Kind was released this week on DVD for the first time and it's my DVD pick of the week. Harrington is responsible for some of the most interesting and entertaining American … Continue reading DVD of the Week: The Killing Kind

DVD of the Week: Tattooed Flower Vase

There were some good DVD re-releases this week such as the Special Collector's Edition of Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974) and a Deluxe Edition of Richard Lester's Help! (1965). But my DVD pick of the week is the Kino/KimStim release of the Japanese Roman Porno film Tattooed Flower Vase (aka Kashin no Irezumi: Ureta Tsubo; 1976) … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Tattooed Flower Vase