Category Archives: DVDs

Movies Till Dawn: Spring Cleaning Edition

“We Are X” (2016, Magnet) As an introduction to the glam-symphonic metal of X Japan, Stephen Kijak’s doc “We Are X” provides a primer on the veteran group’s highly theatrical music and stage presence – which plays as an amalgam … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology – Cops and Racers Edition

“Wacky Races” (1968, Warner Film Archives) Short-lived but well-loved animated series from Hanna-Barbera about an array of outlandish drivers locked in a cross-country race to claim the title of World’s Wackiest Racer. Conceived at the behest of Fred Silverman, VP … Continue reading

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Black Metal Acts Travel to the Motherland in “Blackhearts”

“Blackhearts,” available now on DVD, Digital and VOD, is a documentary from Gammaglimt Productions that follows three Black Metal musicians and/or their bands, who travel to Norway from their home countries to perform at festivals and meet their idols. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tower Shooter Slime Mold Saxophone SCUM

“Tower” (2016, Kino Lorber) Deeply moving and effective documentary about the 1966 mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and its impact, both immediate and long-term, on its survivors and the city and country as a whole. Director … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Gimme Danger & Danny Says

 Protopunk fans will find much to drool over in these two documentary features, the former centered on the force of nature that was Iggy and the Stooges, the latter focusing on publicist/ manager/ journalist/ all-around impresario Danny Fields, who was … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Singing, All Dancing

“Dancing Lady” (1932, Warner Archives Collection) If you’ve been watching FX’s wonderful and addictive “Feud: Bette and Joan,” you’ve heard Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford gripe about clawing her way back to the top after being declared box office poison in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Silly Monsters and Super A*P*Es

“Revenge of the Blood Beast” (1966, Kino Lorber) Italian-made supernatural horror which opens on a harrowing note, with 18th century Transylvanian villagers drowning a monstrous witch, before flashing forward to the present, where chic English tourists Barbara Steele and Ian … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Excitement in Black and White!

“The Three Musketeers” (1921, Undercrank Productions) is an appropriately energetic showcase for the physical skills and screen presence of its star and producer, Douglas Fairbanks. Though 38 at the time of filming, and somewhat past the sell-by date to play … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Man Movies

“The Man Who Skied Down Everest” (1975, The Film Detective) Japanese alpinist Yuichiro Miura, who set a world speed skiing record in 1964, sets his sights on conquering Mount Everest, albeit in a very different way: with the assistant of … Continue reading

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