Fire And Ice

October 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

By the early 1980s, director Ralph Bakshi had made a name for himself as one of the leading figures in adult-oriented animation. From his debut with the raunchy and X-rated "Fritz the Cat" in 1972 to the ambitious adaptation of J. R. R. [...]


October 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

After hitting the international festival circuit in 2007 and languishing through scattered American festivals in 2008, Gregory Mackenzie's romantic comedy/fantasy "Camille" ultimately made its debut on DVD and Blu-ray without even so much [...]

The Dark Crystal

October 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 1982 a film appeared in theaters around the globe that was magical and completely different from anything we had ever seen on the silver screen. Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the inventors of numerous puppet TV specials, including the award-winning and [...]

The Wizard Of Oz: Ultimate Collector's Edition

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

When Warner first announced "The Wizard Of Oz" for release on Blu-Ray Disc, somehow I felt as if I had seen the film one times too many. After countless DVD versions and TV broadcasts, "The Wizard Of Oz" just didn't sound as [...]


September 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

For some time, director Yimou Zhang has delivered a series of incredibly impressive movies that made Chinese cinema accessible and popular here in the US. Audiences here took first notice of the director in 1991 when his film "Raise The Red Lantern, [...]

Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Edition

August 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Two things my wise Baby Boomer mother conveyed to me in life: first, she poignantly explained the reason most of her generation were so radical in thought and daily habit is they were "promised the fifties and ended up with the sixties." The [...]

Big Trouble In Little China

August 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Although it represents one of cult director John Carpenter's most underrated and under-appreciated movies, his homage to Hong Kong cinema, "Big Trouble In Little China" has an incredibly committed fan following, all of which are eagerly [...]


July 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ever since "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" sparked our collective imaginations and gave modern audiences a rekindled appreciation for stop-motion animation, fans have followed and eagerly anticipated the movies of director [...]

Mr. Rock'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story

July 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

Though this film about the life of Alan Freed is already a decade old, his story is a worthy reminder as it seems only the Boomers, the former greasers, the old doo wop, blues and early R&B followers—in addition to serious music aficionados—are [...]


July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

A number of years ago, someone recommended Alan Moore's "Watchmen" to me with the stipulation that is was the best and most mature graphic novel ever. I read it and I did not like it. If "mature" means convoluted and hard to [...]
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