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  • DVD Review: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

    Another great black-and-white classic gets the Blu-ray treatment, and the visual difference between this and the older DVD release is pretty obvious. (The sound, however, is just adequate; maybe it couldn't be upgraded.) Billy Wilder's “The...
  • DVD Review: Hitchcock trilogy

    As of a week ago, only three Hitchcock films were available on Blu-ray(“The Lady Vanishes,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”). But now that number has doubled, thanks to MGM's Blu-ray releases of “Rebecca,”...
  • DVD Review: 'Godzilla' restoration cleans up flaws

    DVD Review: 'Godzilla' restoration cleans up flaws
    It's been more than 55 years since Godzilla stomped and bellowed his way into American consciousness and iconhood in the form of “Godzilla, King of Monsters,” Terry O. Morse's English-language re-editing of Inoshiro Honda's 1954 “Gojiro....
  • DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book

    DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book
    John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
  • DVD review: '21 Jump Street' is 'good dumb'

    DVD review: '21 Jump Street' is 'good dumb'
    As I remarked in my review of the theatrical release of “21 Jump Street”, this feature revival/spoof of the ‘80s TV show is better than it has any right to be. It may be dumb, but it's good dumb, mixing very broad shtick with clever...
  • DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor

    DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor
    In 1954, Japan's Toho studio made three films that achieved enduring international success. The first was Akira Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai,” which shows up within the top 10 of nearly every international critics' poll. The second was “...
  • DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'

    DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'
    It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on...
  • DVD review: 'Being John Malkovich' real, or a put-on?

    DVD review: 'Being John Malkovich' real, or a put-on?
    For whatever reason, 1999 was the best year for American film in at least three decades. With competition like “The Matrix,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Toy Story 2,” it...
  • DVD review: 'Hunger Games' a pleasant surprise

    DVD review: 'Hunger Games' a pleasant surprise
    Writer/director Gary Ross' adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hugely popular novel — a teen book that crossed over to the adult market — is one of this year's nicest surprises so far. Lionsgate's video release is also a pleasant surprise: They'...
  • DVD review: All by its 'Lonesome'

    DVD review: All by its 'Lonesome'
    Paul Fejos was a technically daring filmmaker, who made four American films before fleeing Hollywood to go back to his native Hungary. “The Last Moment,” his 1927 Hollywood calling card, is lost. In 1928, he went on to make “Lonesome&...
  • DVD review: 'Quadrophenia' gets remixed

    DVD review: 'Quadrophenia' gets remixed
    The Who released their “Quadrophenia” double album in 1973; six years later, they collaborated with director Franc Roddam (“The Bride,” “The Lords of Discipline”) on a film version — now newly restored and being...
  • DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras

    DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras
    This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...