Blu-Ray Review – Arrow Joseph H. Lewis Blu-Rays

Joseph H. Lewis was a great noir director, best known for Gun Crazy (one of the greatest movies made ever) and The Big Combo. There was a big retrospective of his films at the Scala in London in the late 70s or early 80s, during which I believe Time Out tagged The Big Combo as … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Arrow Joseph H. Lewis Blu-Rays

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Blu-Ray Review – World on a Wire

World on a Wire came midway into Rainer Werner Fassbinder's insanely productive but short career, and marks a real turning point in his work. His early films wear their influences on their sleeve and are incredibly hit and miss, but when he made World on a Wire, he was starting to experiment more and more … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – World on a Wire

Blu-Ray Review – Tokyo Drifter

Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill remain Seijun Suzuki's best-known films amongst western audiences, although I'm not sure about his native Japanese audience. This was partly due to filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino singing his praises, but also because both films were released as Criterion DVDs early on, which were essentially a port … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Tokyo Drifter