5 items from 2011
Tuesday, DVD roundup day, is a fine day for taking a look at the new Summer 2011 issue of Cineaste, particularly since, among the online samplings this time around, DVD reviews outnumber all other types of articles combined.
To begin, Darragh O'Donoghue on Harun Farocki's Still Life (1997): "Five aphoristic essays on 17th-century Dutch still-life painting, of about three minutes each, bracket four documentary sequences of photographers creating modern still lifes for magazine advertisements. These two levels, though defined by opposites — stasis/motion, tell/show — are linked by visual motifs and rhymes, just as the modern products echo the subjects of the paintings. The documentary sequences have no commentary, mostly last ten to fifteen minutes, and take their cue from Farocki's earlier An Image (Ein bild, 1983). In that short, he recorded the shooting of a German Playboy centerfold spread, from the building of sets and the arrangement of props (including »
The Movie Pool creeps up on the new DVD release of the horror classic The Black Sleep!
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 enhanced for widescreen TVs
Running Time: 81 minutes
Rating: Not rated
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Special Features: Trailer
The DVD is offered as part of MGM's "Limited Edition Collection" on DVD, which are available from select online retailers and are manufactured only when the DVD is ordered. The DVD features a simple menu with no menu for chapters or scenes. Chapters are set every ten minutes. Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVDs will play in DVD playback units only and may not play in DVD recorders or PC drives. This DVD did not play in our laptop DVD drive but did play in our Toshiba DVD recorder.
A falsely-convicted doctor is saved from the gallows by a brilliant scientist (Basil Rathbone), who fakes his death and takes him to a dark, »
The long running comedy panel series, Have I Got News For You, which began in 1990, returns for its forty-first series of goes at politicians and the more bizarre aspects of news and life tonight, Friday, April 8th at 9:00pm on BBC1. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton return to their chairs and the premiering guest host is the cheery Jack Dee, in the first of nine episodes in this latest series.
Also tonight, Friday, April 8th, but a little later at 11:25pm on 5Usa, is the series 2 finale of the excellent Breaking Bad. We haven't heard when series 3 might reach us, but if you have any plans to watch when it does, you'll want to be sure »
Starting this month, look for more classic horror films to reach consumers through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's special manufacturing-on-demand platform. These DVDs are part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and will be available from your favorite online retailer.
Here are the six genre films coming our way:
● The Black Sleep (1958): The masters of classic horror (Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney, Jr.) gather together and meet in a spooky old house in which a crazed scientist creates frightening human mutants. Directed by Reginald LeBorg.
● Queen Of Blood (1966): When an alien ship crash-lands on Mars, a rescue ship is sent to look for survivors. They find just one: an alien vampire, who starts killing the crew by sucking their blood. Directed by Curtis Harrington.
● Daughters Of Satan (1972): An antique dealer living in Manila falls victim to an ancient Satanic curse—the result »
- Uncle Creepy
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing three new genre titles to DVD this month, utilizing its "manufacturing on demand" program. These DVDs will be part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and available from their favorite online retailer. The three are arriving under MGM's Midnite Movies umbrella which, in the past, has given us some awesome films on DVD. ● The Black Sleep (1958): The masters of classic horror (Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney, Jr.) gather together and meet in a spooky old house in which a crazed scientist creates frightening human mutants. Directed by Reginald LeBorg. ● Daughters of Satan (1972): An antique dealer living in Manila falls victim to an ancient Satanic curse.the result »
5 items from 2011
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