Articles by Ed Peters

Swiss Family Robinson: 55th Anniversary Edition

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Walt Disney’s 1960 big screen adventure Swiss Family Robinson is one of the best examples of the misunderstood genre known as the American family film. Released at the height of the baby boomer consumer culture, the rousing tropical epic was [...]

“Empire: The Complete First Season” drops in September

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has added Empire: The Complete First Season to its roster, bringing the acclaimed TV show to Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in September. Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, “Empire” is about a family [...]

Inherit the Wind

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

During the 1950s, Hollywood mutated from the monolithic studio system to the more risk-friendly independent film companies. Just as stars had been typecast, so were some producers. If you had a property leaning towards science fiction and fantasy, you’d [...]

Tentacles / Reptilicus Double Feature

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A moment of disclosure: I used to be a reviewer for My last review was posted in 2005, when DVD was the “ultimate” home entertainment format and the prospect of a high definition successor was still far in the distance. Much has changed [...]


May 2, 2007 // 0 Comments

For centuries, the Faust legend was synonymous with the spiritual dangers of obtaining wealth and knowledge too easily. But in our current era of anything-for-your-15-minutes-of-fame – populated with bug-eating survivors, scheming apprentices and [...]

John Carpenter's The Thing

November 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

A critical and commercial flop when it was first released, John Carpenter's "The Thing" is now considered by many as Carpenter's "magnum opus" and one of the better remakes. Starring Kurt Russell and Keith David, John [...]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

October 19, 2006 // 0 Comments

In our post-"auteur" era of filmmaking, there's a tendency to dismiss the work of the big-studio contract director. The old movie moguls viewed motion pictures as generic entertainment and not a platform for personal expression. Yes, there [...]

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

September 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

A virtual testament to fantastic cinema of the last 70 years, "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" was a title begging for HD's increased resolution. The 2004 film recently bowed as Paramount Home Entertainment's first wave of [...]

The Searchers

September 1, 2006 // 0 Comments

Right now, a good many DVD and home theater enthusiasts are conflicted over jumping to either of the new HD formats. Even if there was unity in the delivery method, many collectors have spent considerable sums to build up entire libraries on DVD, only to [...]
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