Classics & More on DVD (Jun. 15, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

El Cid

Rick Aragon @

  • Excerpt: El Cid, given current events, is a remarkably insightful film about not just Islamic extremism, but about human compassion and the understanding that not all Muslims are threats. It mixes epic and intimate extremely well, with Heston and Loren towering over the proceedings.

Daughters of the Dust

Kenji Fujishima @ The L Magazine

Jurassic Park

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Now that I’m older and more open, it’s easier to appreciate ‘Jurassic Park’ for what it is — a first-rate piece of action/horror craftsmanship, an exquisitely composed and assembled popcorn picture, and in many ways (hi there, shared ‘JP’ theme park/movie logo) a sly commentary on the business of the blockbuster. But more than anything, a recent viewing served as a reminder that it was one of the first major movies to use CGI — and still one of the few to use it properly.

Recent Home Video Releases

Desire for Beauty

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Filmmakers get resourceful in this week’s releases

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: This week’s releases include a conventional underdog story told well; an innovative and striking sci-fi movie; a ground-breaking TV series; and a gender-bending love story. Read more:

Generation Baby Buster

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Killer Cop

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Make Way for Tomorrow

Kristen Lopez @ ClassicFlix

The Sadistic Baron von Klaus

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

About Elly

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Group mentality reaches for one lie after another in Iranian tale

Johnny Gaddaar

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: One last peek behind the curtain at the masterful Studio Ghibli

A Most Wanted Man

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le Carré spy tale

This Filtjhy Earth

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …sort of an English countryside version of ‘Gummo’.


Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

What Lies Beneath

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘What Lies Beneath’ – Robert Zemeckis Makes A Big Hollywood Haunted House Movie

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