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Clouzot and Melville ride the old wave
"...DVD Watch..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

DVD Watch: 'Night of the Hunted'/'The Grapes of Death'
Horror auteur Rollin abandons vampires for mental decline
"...as softcore porn, and are included here solely as DVD extras). Skip past those, and the micro-budget cerebral shocker..."

April 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Film noir's shadowy look and bleak attitude get their clutches into this melodramatic corker from 1946
"...The Strange Love of Martha IversHD Cinema Classics, $15.98 (DVD/Blu-ray combo)..."

June 15, 2012 Screens Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Documentaries of Louis Malle
"...When we last left Louis Malle ("DVD Watch: 3 Films by Louis Malle," June 9, 2006),..."

May 25, 2007 Screens Review by Taylor Holland

Dazed and Confused
'That was me making the movie – being initiated into how you get a film made with someone else's money at a studio level. I felt I was the one being paddled and running for my life.'
"...In these still nascent years of DVDs, getting the Criterion Collection treatment is tantamount to having..."

May 26, 2006 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

DVD Watch: 'The Bletchley Circle'
Four British women, one dangerous serial killer
"...miniseries on PBS and which today hit shelves in DVD form, is a fantastically well-produced thriller that tracks four..."

May 14, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

DVD Watch
'Adventures in Plymptoons!'
"...The fact that Adventures in Plymptoons! (Cinema Libre Studio, DVD $19.95) has a director and a producer boggles the..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

DVD Watch: 'The Act of Killing'
Drafthouse Films releases Joshua Oppenheimer's complicated doc
"...most important festival films of 2013 is out on DVD and Blu-ray today for you to bring home and..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

DVD Watch: Barbara
Morality takes center stage in this quiet marvel of 2012
"...best foreign-language films of 2012, which debuts today on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray ($34.95)...."

Nov. 12, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

T2: Extreme DVD
When so many commentaries these days are gossipy snoozefests, James Cameron's has just the right amount of chutzpah and showmanship to be well worth listening to.
"...T2: Extreme DVDArtisan Entertainment, $29.98..."

June 27, 2003 Screens Review by Jason Henderson

DVD Watch
'Kati With an i' is a transfixing documentary portrait
"...Out this week on DVD (Icarus Films, $29.98), Robert Greene’s portrait of 18-year-old Kati..."

Oct. 16, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie'
The TV show that spoofed cinema, then became a movie, comes home
"...is stuck on a space station and forced to watch crappy movies as part of an insane plan by..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Dinotasia'
'Aguirre, the Wrath of God' meets 'Jurassic Park'
"...a film that kids are going to want to watch...."

Nov. 6, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Return of the Secaucus 7
Included among this fall's syllabus of Sayles releases, like Casa de los Babys and other new DVD issues of Sayles' earliest films, this first flick gives great opportunity to survey the professional development of the maverick lone star director known for playing Hollywood against itself.
"...Return of the Secaucus 7MGM DVD, $19.98..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Screens Review by Courtney Fitzgerald

DVD Watch: ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’
Criterion revives an essential British wartime picture
"...introduction on the Criterion Collection’s brand-new release (Blu-ray, $39.95; DVD, $29.95). Scorsese would later become close with Powell, and..."

March 19, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

DVD Watch
Thai director Pen-ek Ratanruang goes bang with a 'Headshot'
"...will make you either swoon or gently hurl your DVD player out the window in despair at the universal..."

Oct. 9, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Best of Open Screen Night: Year Two
How great it is to have an outlet like this in town? Pretty great. But how great is this anthology?
"...9:45pm). The quality of the films on their new DVD, representing the audience-selected best of the lot from the..."

July 29, 2005 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Fritz the Cat
Based on one of Robert Crumb's earliest characters, Fritz the Cat doesn't exactly survive the test of time and was admittedly off-base to begin with – Crumb famously hated the movie and killed Fritz off in a subsequent comic – but that didn't diminish the film's popularity
"...here it is, as ballsy as ever, on a DVD boasting few extras, as if the first animated movie..."

July 22, 2005 Screens Review by Nora Ankrum

Friday Night Lights
'Friday Night Lights' is the story of Odessa's Permian High School football dynasty in the 1980s. It's a good story, but did Hollywood pull off a film rendition of Odessa high school football?
"...is not a documentary, but a docudrama. Credit the DVD for having extra features with more real stories of..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Screens Review by Ed Baker

Twin Peaks: The Second Season
Twin Peaks: The Second Season, Dog Day Afternoon HD, and Old Joy
"...without seeing the first. There is every reason to watch both, but I must warn against mistaking "prequel" Fire..."

April 13, 2007 Screens Review by Jess Sauer

DVD Watch
Two from the Dardenne brothers
"...further burnishes its reputation as one of the top DVD producers with the release La Promesse and Rosetta ($39.95..."

Aug. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: 'Night of the Demons' / 'Witchboard'
Director Kevin S. Tenney talks scream queens and classic posters
"...morgue were a creepy, sleazy landmark for low-budget horror (watch for the weirdest use of lipstick ever). Then there..."

Feb. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Snitch'
Director Ric Roman Waugh makes The Rock into an everyman
"...winning streak began with the Austin-set Snitch (released on DVD today.) Waugh's no stranger to a hard schedule: A..."

June 11, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bob Ray on 'Rock Opera'
"...stoner opus, Rock Opera, has finally made it to DVD, courtesy of Go-Kart Films. That's a six-year hiatus between..."

April 29, 2005 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

DVD Watch: 'Downton Abbey'
Limited edition box set is out today on DVD and Blu-ray
"...The DVDs themselves are fairly simple – a title card, every..."

Oct. 1, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

DVD Watch: 'Things to Come'
H.G. Wells' sci-fi epic comes to Criterion
"...Things to Come, which hits the Criterion Collection on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray ($39.95) today. Perhaps that's because its..."

June 18, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

DVD Watch: My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki's sweet and monstrous classic arrives on Blu-ray
"...Avenger). It has re-emerged over time, including a 2002 DVD from Fox, but this is the 2005 version, redubbed..."

May 21, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: Wreck-It Ralph Ultimate Collecter's Edition
A four disc edition, but a solid charmer deserves more
"...why it needs four discs. Yes, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, but who really needs all those..."

March 5, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ballast
A little-seen but highly praised debut film from new director Lance Hammer
"...its way into many movie theatres. Therefore, this new DVD release will be the first opportunity for most people..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: Potential-Gift Edition
"...unpretentious features as they begin making their appearance on DVD...."

Dec. 15, 2006 Screens Feature by Ken Lieck

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