Pretty Packaging: THE RAID And THE RAID 2, German Ultimate Editions

(Wowzers, them Germans sure do like these films!) This week, German distributor Koch Media has released The Raid 2: Berandal on Blu-ray. That in itself may not be a world-shattering fact, as the film is available pretty much everywhere by... More »
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Black Bear Filmfest 2014: Twitch's Top 5 Picks

Black Bear Filmfest is about to begin and we can't be more excited! In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, Black Bear Filmfest returns as Poland's only genre film festival specializing in horror, action, fantasy, sleaze, and independent... More »
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Universal Home Entertainment Box Sets

And the deluge continues. Universal Home Entertainment sent a few box sets. The Office The Complete Series offers all nine seasons of the show in one handy relatively small box, each side of which offers a different cast portrait. It's... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: HEARTS AND MINDS

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collections great releases from the last year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FOXCATCHER, THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE FORCE UNLEASHED

Some more TIFF films seeing wider release - Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher serves up some mighty performances by Tatum, Carell and Ruffalo, The Theory of Everything gives audiences a look at the more romantic side of Stephen Hawking, and, of course,... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Anime Limited's KILL LA KILL Boxset

Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. impressed people with their announced releases this year, of several titles new and old, movies and series. Now that we finally see those releases roll out, it's time to be impressed again. Last month we saw... More »
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Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Kathryn Bigelow

The only woman to win a Best Director Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow has built a formidable reputation for directing tough films about no-nonsense individuals in circumstances of incredible stress and danger. Winning her plaudits for The Hurt Locker - beating ex-husband... More »
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Warner Home Entertainment Part 1

Last Tuesday I kicked off the 2014 Gift Guide with the beginning of my look at Scream Factory's output for the year. But before we launch into episode two of that, I also wanted to highlight that we'll be covering... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: It's A Criterion Christmas And You Get ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Welcome back to our Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collections great releases from the last year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number,... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Zhou Xun

This week, Pang Ho Cheung's Chinese film Women Who Flirt will be released in the US. James saw the film and liked it a lot, as you can read in his review (this is a link). It is a modern... More »
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Destroy All Monsters: Wonder Women Can't All Be Mockingjays

Please refrain from adding book spoilers in the comments for this piece, for the benefit of those who wish to see next year's Mockingjay conclusion fresh. One of the things I enjoy about The Hunger Games movies are their ability... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode One - Canfield Talks SQUIRM, Vincent Price, Werner Herzog, And More

Happy Holidays from The Stack! I'm kicking off this year's massive holiday gift guide with a look at every single Scream Factory 2014 release. But do not worry I've got a ton of fun box sets and SE's to make the... More »
  

Latin Beat: Mexican Film Community United For Ayotzinapa's 43 Missing Students

As I write this, the aftershock of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer for shooting and killing a man in Ferguson, Missouri, is dominating the news here in the U.S. Of course, angry protests are not... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: It's A Criterion Christmas And You Get RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collections great releases from the last year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or director... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HUNGER GAMES, HOMESMAN, Mike Nichols and Much More!

There was another lag in getting video feeds for the last couple weeks, so here for your viewing pleasure are three Twitchvisions to gorge on!This week we look back at the career of EGOT winner Mike Nichols, as well as... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

This week, the third film in the Hunger Games franchise is released in cinemas, subtitled Mockingjay Part 1. Pierce has seen it and had some issues with it, as shared in his review (link). Good or bad, The Hunger Games... More »
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The Stack: Canfield Talks SPACE STATION 76, Animated RICK AND MORTY, Vintage William Castle, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. This is the final episode before I kick off our Holiday Gift Guide this Tuesday November 25. This is also the beginning of a new, shorter format. But The Stack is still packed with home entertainment... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Trumbullvision

Earlier this month, as part of the Stanley Kubrick exhibit and retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull was in town to demo his proof-of-concept film for his next generation high-frame-rate presentation format, MAGI. Sort of... More »
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The Stack: Canfield Talks OBVIOUS CHILD, 70s Horror JENNIFER And Dark, Daffy LFO

Welcome back to The Stack! Dave Canfield here comin' at ya with more home entertainment goodness. First up from the good folks at Kino Lorber is the nearly forgotten Carrie (1976) knock-off Jennifer (1978), which even used the tag line, "...makes... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At Arrow's Limited Edition Of WITHNAIL AND I

(It's pretty enough not to give you a bastard behind the eyes...) The movie world is hard and fickle, and it isn't easy to predict in advance which films will become cult classics, and which do not. But Bruce Robinson's... More »
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