Here you’ll find reviews/breakdowns of various disc-based releases from the distributors who were generous enough to provide screener copies; and you’ll no doubt notice my unwavering devotion to the aging SD format, DVD.

Blu-ray Review: Summer Times Machine Blues (2005)

At age nineteen, a rock ‘n’ roll hopeful named Eddie Cochran, entered Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood, California on March 28, 1958, where he proclaimed through song that there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.  However, he failed to consider time travel, which proves to be both an adventure and paradox during the …

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High Def Touchdown: North Dallas Forty (1979) – review

Widely hailed as not only one the best American football movies, but one of best sports movies of all time, North Dallas Forty continues to score touchdowns with film audiences and it’s winning more fans thanks to its debut Blu-ray release from Imprint Films in Australia, limited to 1500 copies. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, this …

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Blu-ray Review: Rain (1932)

Embittered by the seemingly endless rain, a couple of Creedence’s songs have been getting more plays in my head than Spotify, so I decided to embrace this lingering deluge that has plagued the spring months by watching the pre-code classic, Rain, starring a young Joan Crawford. Generously supplied by VCI Entertainment, who have put together …

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Blu-ray Review: Barfly (1987)

Cannon Films were far from achieving the upper echelon of quality moviemaking in their heyday, but the notorious production company pumped out a few gems, such as Barfly, now available on Blu-ray from the more profitable Imprint Films. Starring former Hollywood rebel, turned Instagram figure, Mickey Rourke, this cinematic night-cap follows the exploits of poet/writer …

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