Articles by Ed Peters

The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka

April 27, 2000 // 0 Comments

Of all the cinematic genres, film fantasy is the most problematic to pull off. The fantasy filmmaker ever strides a tightrope between fleshing out just enough visually to suspend disbelief and allowing the viewer’s imagination to fill in the "gaps, [...]

Random Hearts

April 10, 2000 // 0 Comments

Providing sparkling transfers, crisp digital audio and, usually, an abundance of supplemental materials that represent a virtual master class in filmmaking, Columbia TriStar Home Video consistently and steadfastly does the DVD format proud with [...]

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

March 27, 2000 // 0 Comments

’The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’ is an engrossing thriller featuring an exceptionally strong cast. Despite some technical hiccups in its new DVD incarnation, this 1974 nail-biter still packs a wallop, recognizing that a cool, logical mind in the [...]

Key Largo

March 21, 2000 // 0 Comments

Once upon a time, in a far-away land called Hollywood USA, dream factories dotted the landscape. Collectively, they were known as "the studio system." The studio system fostered the talents of many good actors, writers, directors, composers and [...]


March 15, 2000 // 0 Comments

Image Entertainment has resurrected one of the landmark entries of the film noir genre, Rudolph Mate’s ingenious 1950 thriller ’D.O.A., ’ with a respectful, movie-only DVD presentation. Veteran character actor Edmond O’Brien plays Frank Bigelow, [...]
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