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  • DVD review: It started with a 'Shallow Grave'

    Back in 1994 — long before his modest commercial success with “28 Days Later...” and his Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire” — director Danny Boyle made the transition from TV to movies with “Shallow Grave.”...
  • DVD review: 'Yellow Submarine' resurfaces on Blu-ray

    DVD review: 'Yellow Submarine' resurfaces on Blu-ray
    Back in 1999 (31 years after its 1968 debut), a restored version of this animated Beatles film was shown in theaters and issued on DVD, with a stereo remix and the “Hey, Bulldog!” scene (deleted in the original American version) reinstated....
  • DVD Review: 'Phantasm' sequel comes scary with extras

    DVD Review: 'Phantasm' sequel comes scary with extras
    I can't really explain why I love the 1988 “Phantasm II” (written and directed by Don Coscarelli, whose recent “John Dies at the End” is so far this year's most entertaining film). It runs counter to every analytical notion I...
  • DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces

    DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces
    You don't have to approve of Elia Kazan's testimony before HUAC to recognize his 1954 “On the Waterfront” as a brilliant film, whose influence changed the face of American movies. Somehow both lyrical and hard-edged at the same time, this tale...
  • Blu-ray Review: A bit of a 'Titanic' waste

    Blu-ray Review: A bit of a 'Titanic' waste
    There are literally dozens of movies about the Titanic; this 1953 Hollywood version is one of the three best-known (the other two being Roy Ward Baker's “A Night to Remember” and James Cameron's modest little 1997 chamber drama). Like Cameron,...
  • DVD Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' falls short on extras

    DVD Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' falls short on extras
    For whatever reason, Martin McDonagh's “Seven Psychopaths” — one of the best films of last year — didn't find its audience. The poster was both blah and misleading, and it probably didn't help that this gun-rich, blood-soaked...
  • DVD Review: Old Jackie Chan movie package not very good, but for a good price

    This odd (but pleasantly low-priced) new release might be called "Jackie Chan's Most Uncharacteristic Hits." Both showcase Jackie in almost totally non-comic contexts. By definition then, these are not in the league of the "Police Story," "Project A" or...
  • DVD Review: Don't dread watching 'Dredd'

    DVD Review: Don't dread watching 'Dredd'
    "Dredd," also known under certain circumstances as "Dredd 3D," is one of several films last year that seemed "better than they had any right to be." This semi-compliment most frequently applies to movies — particularly remakes, gratuitous sequels,...
  • DVD review: Doomsday portrayed in three parts

    DVD review: Doomsday portrayed in three parts
    When “The Last Stand,” Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback film, is released on Jan. 18, Kim Jee-woon (“A Tale of Two Sisters,” “The Good, the Bad, the Weird”) will become the first Korean director to break into Hollywood....
  • DVD review: 'Following' foreshadowed Christopher Nolan's career

    DVD review: 'Following' foreshadowed Christopher Nolan's career
    Christopher Nolan ascended from the low-budget “Memento” (under $10 million) to the mega-budget “Batman Begins” (over $150 million) in a mere five years. But his biggest budget leap was during the two years between “Memento&...
  • DVD review: Hitchcock classic welcomed to Blu-ray

    DVD review: Hitchcock classic welcomed to Blu-ray
    Thanks to the vagaries of distribution, Alfred Hitchcock's black-and-white 1934 “The Man Who Knew Too Much” has arrived on an affordable Blu-ray earlier than the director's better-known Technicolor 1956 remake, which is available only as...
  • DVD review: 'Ted' is a vulgar display of good humor

    DVD review: 'Ted' is a vulgar display of good humor
    If you're offended by naughty language, you don't want to watch “Ted.” Seth MacFarlane's first feature is off-color throughout; it also made me laugh as much as any other film this year. MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “American...