Category Archives: DVDs

Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Fantômas” – Action-Adventure/Thriller (1913-14, Kino Lorber) Delirious quintet of silent French cliffhanger serials featuring the title character, an urbane but psychotic master criminal with a penchant for elaborate disguise and gruesome murder. Based on a popular series … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters – Week 4

Midnight – “Nightmares” – Horror (1983, Scream Factory) Universal developed this anthology feature as a pilot for NBC, but instead released it to theaters in the fall of 1983. The stories, penned by TV vets Jeffrey Bloom and co-producer Christopher … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 3

Midnight – “Yongary, Monster from the Deep” – Science Fiction (1967, Kino Lorber) Bomb tests in an unnamed Middle Eastern country sets off a chain  of quakes, including one that upon reaching South Korea, unleashes a huge, saurian creature with … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 2

12 a.m. – “Dark Intruder” – Horror/Suspense (1965, Turner Classic Movies/Universal) The limited-run revival of “The X-Files” this month coincides with the release of this hard-to-find supernatural thriller, which mined the paranormal investigation field long before the Chris Carter series … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Blood and Lace” – Horror/Thriller (1971, Shout Factory) Pity poor Melody Patterson (“F Troop”): an orphaned emotional wreck after the brutal murder of her prostitute mother, she’s shipped off to a group home, where her situation turns … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Party III – Holiday Programming Schedule

12 a.m. – “Automan: The Complete Series” – Action/Science Fiction (1983/1984, Shout Factory/Fabulous Films) Hapless police computer expert Walter Nebicher (Desi Arnaz, Jr.) uses his technical skills to create a lifelike hologram (Chuck Wagner) that becomes his partner in fighting … Continue reading

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Interview With James D. Cooper – Lambert and Stamp

I recently discussed the making of Lambert and Stamp with first-time Director James Cooper.  More than just your usual music-related documentary, this stark film hits home on both an artistic and an informative standpoint.  There are many brilliant insights into … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Creature Features for Weirdos

For the movie lover in your life whose cinematic tastes hew toward the obscure, offbeat and arcane, the following vintage horror/science fiction/cult DVD titles – all available from your better retailers and streaming services – will expand and enhance their … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Movies for Weirdos

Here are some recommendations for the artsy, punk rock, ghoulish and trippy people in your life. I have tried to avoid the obvious, like Eraserhead, and chosen movies according to their watchability. There are way weirder experimental films out there, but … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Action Packed – Continental Edition

Midnight – “Two Men in Town” – Crime Drama (1973, Cohen Media Group) Melancholy French noir about redemption and fate, with Alain Delon as a former bank robber freed from prison through the intervention of social worker Jean Gabin, who … Continue reading

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