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Aisle Seat 11-19: Cops, Robbers & Christmas, Too!
Posted By: Andy Dursin 11/18/2019 - 10:00 PM
Two of Don Siegel’s contemporary crime thrillers, a long-forgotten Italian production featuring Roger Moore on a 007 hiatus, and a film with one of the all-time strangest back stories highlight Kino Lorber’s November Blu-Ray release slate – one that seems especially suited for ‘70s movie buffs.
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Aisle Seat 11-12: November Arrival Edition
Posted By: Andy Dursin 11/11/2019 - 10:00 PM
Debuting in HD for the first time this week is a superb, Complete Series Blu-Ray release of BATMAN BEYOND (1095 mins., Warner), the thrilling continuation of “Batman: The Animated Series” from the same producers of that critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite show (Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, and Paul Dini).
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Aisle Seat 10-29: Omens, Blobs & The Final Halloween Wrap
Posted By: Andy Dursin 10/28/2019 - 10:00 PM
This Halloween has already provided a dynamic roster of releases for horror buffs, as evidenced by my past two columns that have featured the likes of Warner’s spectacular 4K UHD edition of “The Shining” and a fascinating slate of genre curios from Kino Lorber. This week brings two major releases in Arrow’s “An American Werewolf in London” and Shout’s five-disc THE OMEN COLLECTION: DELUXE EDITION, a superior Limited Edition package apparently concocted before Disney completed their sale of Fox’s entertainment assets and locked up their back catalog from further licensing (for now anyway).
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Aisle Seat 10-15: Mid-October Halloween Rundown
Posted By: Andy Dursin 10/14/2019 - 10:00 PM
An enjoyable sleeper from late Summer ’93, MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK (***, 85 mins., 1993, PG-13; Kino Lorber) is a Touchstone comedy originally produced as “Johnny Zombie” before Disney decided to graft another pop-song onto its title (as they had countless times previously with the likes of “Taking Care of Business,” “Pretty Woman,” etc). Perhaps that had something to do with the film’s box-office failure, though horror comedies were also a hard sell back in the early ‘90s, so it probably wouldn’t have mattered either way (in fact, the movie's spoof element is actually more relevant to today’s zombie-dominated horror than what constituted the genre back at the time of its release).
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Aisle Seat 10-8: 4K Frights!
Posted By: Andy Dursin 10/7/2019 - 10:00 PM
4K owners have a quartet of new Warner releases ideal for Halloween viewing to select from this October, starting with genre favorites GREMLINS (***½, 106 mins., 1984, PG) and Stanley Kubrick’s take on Stephen King’s THE SHINING (***, 146 mins., 1980, R), more a piece of visceral, technical achievement than an engaging dramatic experience. While one benefits a bit from the 4K enhancement, the other receives a jaw-dropping transfer that ranks among the best in the format.
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Aisle Seat 10-1: Kino Lorber, Holocaust on Blu-Ray
Posted By: Andy Dursin 9/30/2019 - 10:00 PM
Kino Lorber’s September slate of Studio Classics offers movie buffs a number of fascinating titles debuting on Blu-Ray: a DeMille color epic from the early ‘40s, two Hitch-like Universal ‘60s thrillers, and a trio of comedy classics that would instantly define “the Ealing touch” in screen comedy.
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Aisle Seat 9-24: Autumn Arrival Edition
Posted By: Andy Dursin 9/23/2019 - 10:00 PM
Some of us growing up in the early ’80s found the ideal outlet for our “Star Wars” fixation by gravitating towards V (197 mins., 1983, Warner Archive) – Kenneth Johnson’s tale of an extraterrestrial race that lands on Earth pretending to be friendly, but really is out to steal our water for their barren planet and bring all of us back to their home as food! Implementing a fascist rule over Earth, the Visitors conspire to cover up their deadly deeds through the manipulation of media and propaganda, creating some none-too-subtle comparisons to Nazisms in the process.
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Aisle Seat 9-20: RAMBO - LAST BLOOD Review
Posted By: Andy Dursin 9/18/2019 - 10:00 PM
Stallone’s prior entry should’ve been Rambo’s swan song – the iconic action hero was deserving of more than the limp cinematic rubble he’s finally reduced to here.
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Aisle Seat 9-10: 22nd Anniversary Edition
Posted By: Andy Dursin 9/9/2019 - 10:00 PM
Boasting an all-new “Final Cut” as well as director Francis Ford Coppola’s prior theatrical and “Redux” versions, Lionsgate’s truly spectacular 4K UHD/Blu-Ray edition of APOCALYPSE NOW (***½, 147/183/202 mins., 1979, R) is unquestionably the year’s most impressive home video catalog release to date. Coppola’s troubled yet intermittently brilliant, surreal film has never looked or sounded as dazzling as it does here, thanks to a UHD format release that marks another technological upgrade for Coppola and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro’s sumptuous widescreen images.
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Aisle Seat 8-27: Labor Day Edition
Posted By: Andy Dursin 8/26/2019 - 10:00 PM
There are fewer cinematic eras more fascinating than the late ‘60s. Iconoclast filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick unleashed classics like “2001” while previously reliable genres like the movie musical nearly drowned several major studios. 20th Century Fox’s “Star!”, Paramount’s “Darling Lili” and Universal’s SWEET CHARITY (145/151 mins., 1968, G) proved to be big-budget disappointments from a genre that once reliably drew audiences – a sign of shifting times and attitudes, and also, perhaps, the respective source material involved in each instance. In the case of the latter, Bob Fosse’s adaptation of his Broadway hit proves to be a weird, highly watchable and yet ultimately unsatisfying fusion of a “mod” downer with old-fashioned musical-comedy sensibilities, as strange as the teaming of Fosse with writer Neil Simon sounds on paper.
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