Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 28, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Babes in Toyland (1961)

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

A Day in the Country

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: …does exactly what a short film should: it draws its audience into its setting, orients them to the situation, and then leads them to a certain revelation or question, its compactness allowing for the storyteller to be simultaneously more direct and more ambiguous.

Hitler’s Children

Paul Mavis @ DVD Drive-In

  • Excerpt: Home-grown Nazi horrors and doomed romance as Nancy Drew’s fertility is threatened by the Fuehrer.

Miracle on 34th Street

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Two Men in Town

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

You Can’t Take It With You

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Recent Home Video Releases

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Wake Up And Kill

Jordan M. Smith @

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

Black Christmas

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Black Christmas’ – The Original Christmas Slasher

Broken Lance

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema


Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]


Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema


Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: I think kids should be made to watch Gremlins as a rite of passage. “Take care of your dog or he’s going to eat you.”

Hitler’s Children

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Love at Large

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Manos: the Hands of Fate

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …if applied consistently, incompetence can be a style.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: But don’t think it’s merely a retelling by Jerry Juhl to get children loving Dickens because there’s a lot to love for adults too—especially those who grew up with Henson and know these characters like the back of their hands. This wasn’t simply a money-grab and its artistic merit definitely speaks for itself.

Nightmares (1983)

Paul Mavis @ DVD Drive-In

Prison (1987)

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: A low-budget chilling jailhouse ghost story drama.

Twice Upon a Time

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The mix of a crazy dream/fairytale plot with luminous cutout animation that often evokes surrealist collage landscapes—the cartoon characters might find themselves inside a clock that looks lie a Leonardo da Vinci notebook page, on a frozen beach with body parts sticking out of the sand, or attacked by office supplies—makes ‘Twice Upon a Time’ a one-of-a-kind oddball adventure.

What Have You Done to Solange?

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

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