The real pleasure of fake commentaries

Back in the dark days before DVD, when elitists spent large sums on laserdisks because the quality was so superior to the ubiquitous VHS tapes of home video, the commentary track was born. This was a terrific innovation, enhancing the value of a movie by providing context and opinions from the actual filmmakers or from […]

Video Nasties, Part 2

After a brief prologue in which a cult of Satanists is banished from Spain by the Inquisition, Evilspeak (Eric Weston, 1981) transports us to an American military academy where a much abused cadet (Clint Howard, younger brother of director Ron and former child star of TV’s Gentle Ben) discovers a large “hidden” room in the […]

Blasts from the past

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (1968): Criterion Blu-ray review

DVD of the Week: The World, the Flesh & the Devil (1959)

One-Shot Wonders: samurai slaughter and zombies

Michael Winner 1935-2013

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