Blu-ray Reviews

The Taisho Trilogy

The Taisho Trilogy

Though the films may appear to be obtuse they are beautifully haunting and dream-like, and enhanced by the extras that Arrow Academy has included on all six of these discs. This is a strong recommendation for any cinephile looking for something new.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Clara (Sonia Braga): "When you like it, it’s vintage. When I like it, it’s old"

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga is the type of Asian fusion that leaves you feeling drained and a little nauseous. If you want Jackie Chan-style action go back to his earlier films

The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows is a taut and atmospheric thriller. It looks and sounds amazing on Blu-ray, and despite the fact that the disc does not contain any real extras, the movie more than makes up for it.

Boccaccio 70

Boccaccio 70

Boccaccio 70 is a great ride, despite its 3 hours run time. Each segment is a joy to watch with unique things to say about 1960s Italian society that unfortunately still run true today. The limited choice of extras let the disc down but overall, CULTfILMS has produced a good release.

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror hasn't really aged well, but it hasn't aged badly either, it just kind of is. The extras do a lot to explore the story behind the film and the cast interviews are entertaining, and these make this limited edition worth it for the hardcore fan

The 4 Marx Brothers At Paramount 1929-1933

The 4 Marx Brothers At Paramount 1929-1933

The five films that are part of The Four Marx Brothers have not aged well technically or content wise, but the bonus features make this collection

Stockholm My Love

Stockholm My Love

Stockholm My Love is a film that works better as a conversation piece, it is something you talk about after watching it rather than watch it, and the extras do nothing except help you to talk about it.

The Wild One

The Wild One

Marlon Brando rebels against whatever in this influential biker film, on Dual Format from Indicator

Harmonium

Harmonium

Ben Pinsent takes a look at the Blu-ray release of Kôji Fukada's Harmonium, the tense thriller that took Cannes by storm