DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

The Addiction

The Addiction

A work of stark genius, Abel Ferrara’s grimy monochrome vampire flick has real bite. The Arrow Blu-ray is a must.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

One of the most original (and most dazzling) biopics ever made, Paul Schrader’s vibrant look into Yukio Mishima’s life, works and soul is unforgettable.
No Way Out

No Way Out

Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s riveting race relations thriller No Way Out is a painful, but rewarding, watch and a must on Blu-ray.
The Mercy

The Mercy

Colin Firth pulls the heartstrings in this true life seafaring drama that questions ideas of guts and glory. The Mercy delivers.
The Grifters

The Grifters

A brilliant noir rooted in family drama, con-artist thriller The Grifters delivers on both genres with style and substance.
The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House

Once considered to be lost forever, the Masters of Cinema Blu-ray of James Whale’s The Old Dark House represents a triumphant rise from the cinematic grave of an enjoyable and inventive classic.
eXistenZ

eXistenZ

A thrilling mixture of twisted body horror and engaging sci-fi ideas fuses together in David Cronenberg’s underrated eXistenZ, now on a stellar Blu-ray.
All The Money in the World

All The Money in the World

Ignore the controversy surrounding the reshoots and All the Money in the World stands on its own as a riveting, multi-faceted crime drama.
The Post

The Post

Handsomely staged and intelligently written, Spielberg gifts us with a reserved true life period drama that resonates strongly in today’s climate.
Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

A solid cast, some nice stunts and Alistair MacLean source material keep this action juggernaut on track four decades gone.
Marty

Marty

A film for anyone who ever felt lonely, Marty is a low-key masterwork and one of Hollywood’s finest ever romantic dramas.
Heimat: Limited Edition Boxset

Heimat: Limited Edition Boxset

Edgar Reitz’s masterful epic series Heimat brings together an entire community to weave simple human truths through the looking glass of an increasingly complex, conflict-riddled setting.
The Touch

The Touch

A curious, rare diversion out of his Nordic comfort zone, Ingmar Bergman’s The Touch is a must-watch for the Persona auteur’s fans.
The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

Vintage, fast-talking laughs abound in this delightful Cary Grant and Irene Dunne relationship caper now on Criterion Blu-ray.
La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage)

La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage)

Four decades later, La Cage Aux Folles remains vibrant, snappily paced and downright hilarious.
Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection

Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection

Absolutely brilliant television, the breezy sci-fi adventure series Quantum Leap has brushed up wonderfully for this Blu-ray collection.
Wonder

Wonder

Charming, heartfelt and bittersweet, Wonder captures the spirit of Stand By Me to weave a tearjerking coming-of-age tale for a new generation.
An Actor’s Revenge

An Actor’s Revenge

A tour-de-force in terms of direction, storytelling, cinematography, score and mis-en-scene, An Actor’s Revenge is a must-have entry in Japan’s rich filmic history.
Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938

Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938

Expect beautiful films, handsomely packaged in Arrow’s new box set of the French storyteller’s buoyant early works.
Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Steve Carell and Emma Stone are perfectly matched in this beautifully shot and thoughtfully plotted real-life tennis picture.

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