The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) – Blu-Ray Review

Lon Chaney’s 1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame is considered one of the two “classic” versions, along with Charles Loughton’s 1939 film. Based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel, which may or may not be based on the figure of a real hunchback who worked at the famous cathedral, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was … Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) – Blu-Ray Review

Take Out – Blu-Ray Review

Take Out was Sean Baker's second feature as a director. It was co-directed with Shih-Ching Tsou, who has gone on to act as a producer on Baker’s subsequent features. I presume partly why she co-directed the film is that the great majority of it is in Mandarin, and Baker doesn't speak the language but she … Continue reading Take Out – Blu-Ray Review

Deathsport – Blu-Ray Review

Deathsport was a quickie Roger Corman production to capitalize on the surprise success of Death Race 2000, which had not only done well at the box office but eventually gained a certain amount of critical acclaim. However, basically everything that could go wrong in a Corman production went wrong here. In the end, Allan Arkush tried to salvage … Continue reading Deathsport – Blu-Ray Review

A Boy and His Dog – Blu-Ray Review

Shockingly, A Boy and His Dog is to date the only feature film adaptation of a Harlan Ellison story. Many of Ellison’s stories have been optioned over the decades, including the masterful “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream,” but so far nothing outside some TV adaptations have occurred. Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski is now the … Continue reading A Boy and His Dog – Blu-Ray Review