Tag: dvd

PATH OF BLOOD: An Animated Samurai Film Created in a Kitchen

They say everyone now has access to the tools to make a film and Path of Blood is something of a testament to the romantic idea that anyone can make anything if they just put their mind and talent to good use....

Now on DVD: A Pair Of Outsider Art Mind-benders From Intervision Picture Corp

It's been a while since we talked about the incredible films coming out of Severin Films sub-label, Intervision Picture Corp. While the big brother focuses on lost, but not forgotten classics of international genre cinema, the younger more rambunctious sibling...

HOUSE, LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN, BAREFOOT CONTESSA and More Join Eureka in Feb/March

Eureka! Entertainment has been dropping hints about the rest of its Q1 2018 slate for a while now, but today the British label confirmed the street dates for a host of exciting new releases for their beloved Masters of Cinema...

THE SAGA OF ANATAHAN, THE MOURNING FOREST Among new Masters of Cinema Additions

Eureka! Entertainment has announced the latest titles to join its revered Masters of Cinema label, with highlights including Josef von Sternberg’s The Saga of Anatahan and Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest.    The last film directed by von Sternberg, already...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

Hey Australia! Win TRAPPED the TV Series on DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of TRAPPED the TV series on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE sets of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of the series:  ...

Olive Films Announces New Signature Series

Olive Films have been quietly releasing a huge swath of catalog titles on Blu-ray over the last few years. This has been great for cineastes still interested in growing their physical media libraries, but for folks who enjoy special features, the...

Hey Australia! Win THE IP MAN Trilogy On DVD!

To celebrate the release of Ip Man 3 on DVD and blu-ray in Australia, we are giving three lucky Twitch readers that chance to win a limited edition Ip Man trilogy DVD pack, thanks to Madman Entertainment. The complete Donnie...

Criterion In July: From THE IN-LAWS To A TOUCH OF ZEN And More

Ah, Criterion! I love it when the company expands the parameters of what many people consider to be "classic cinema" and anoints the likes of The In-Laws, the 1979 comedy that remains a personal favorite. It may be very broad...

Monster Masters Launches With Post-Apocalyptic Classic SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM

Australian distributor Monster Pictures has announced the launch of its new label Monster Masters with the unveiling of their first title - Ray Boseley's 1988 masterpiece Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em on 18 May - a film that should delight...

Interview: THE FAMILY LAW Creator Benjamin Law Talks Diversity On TV

The Family Law has just wrapped up its first season on SBS in Australia; breaking relatively new ground as it focuses on a Chinese-Australian family and their hilarious and hectic ups-and-downs. Essentially a divorce dramedy, the series comes from Benjamin...

Greek Horror MEDOUSA & Jose Larraz's SYMPTOMS Coming Soon From Mondo Macabro

Cult film specialists Mondo Macabro have announced their next two home video releases and we're very excited, The first film coming out is Medousa (DVD), an adaptation of the story of Medusa set in '90s Greece which looks exceptionally bizarre...

Criterion In April: PHOENIX, BARCELONA, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, Plus Robert Drew Kennedy Docs

The titles speak for themselves (almost). In April, the Criterion Collection will release a pleasingly varied selection of films. Christian Petzold's Phoenix fell off my radar after I saw it last year but it's the kind of thoughtful drama that...

Bizarro Slashterpiece PIECES Coming To Blu-ray And Theaters From Grindhouse Releasing

There are few films quite as crazy violent as Juan Piquer Simon's Pieces.This delirious Spanish slasher from the '80s is among the best of the subgenre and stands out for its willingness to go completely bonkers at the drop of...

Hey Australia! Win The Moving Family Movie Doco THE WOLFPACK On DVD!

The Wolfpack was one of last year's best reviewed documentaries, capturing the hearts of cinephiles and truly creative people everywhere. Our own Dustin Chang called it "one of the most fascinating documentaries I've seen in recent years" (his full...

J. Hurtado's 10 (ish) Favorite Blu-ray/DVD Releases Of 2015

Okay.Just to be straight with all of you, I'm going to cheat.There is no way I could get this list down to only ten discs, but I think I've managed to whittle it down pretty darned well. So, for those...

Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even...

Criterion Gets Scary For October: MULHOLLAND DR., THE BROOD, KWAIDAN And More

It's time to start planning your budget for October, which will deliver more theatrically-released horror titles than we've seen in awhile, along with the usual avalanche of frightening home video releases. Quickly rising to the top of many lists, however...

Hey Australia! Win The Surprisingly Serious Wastelander Panda: Exile Pack On DVD!

Wastelander Panda: Exile had a great run at Fantastic Fest (here is J. Hurtado's review) and despite its silly premise, is in fact a deeply serious and well-commanded feature film about the struggles of a society of anthropomorphic travellers destined...

Now On Home Video: Artsploitation Films Returns With HORSEHEAD, DER SAMURAI, And THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES

American independent film distributor Artsploitation Films awakens from a 15 month hibernation with three very interesting releases that prove their mettle in terms of championing films that would easily fall by the wayside otherwise. All three are horror films of a...