Suburbia (1983) – Blu-Ray Review

Suburbia was Penelope Spheeris’ second feature-length film as a director, and her first narrative feature. Her first film is still probably her best—The Decline of Western Civilization, which is about the early days of the L.A. punk scene with bands like The Germs, X, Fear and even lesser-known acts like Catholic Discipline. Suburbia takes stories she heard in the … Continue reading Suburbia (1983) – Blu-Ray Review

The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch – Blu-Ray Review

The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch is a Japanese film from the 1960s, which was directed by Noriaki Yuasa. Noriaki is best known as the main director of seven of the original eight Gamera films. Gamera was essentially a Godzilla rip-off based around this giant turtle creature, produced by Daiei Film to cash in … Continue reading The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch – Blu-Ray Review

Tough Guys Don’t Dance – Blu-Ray Review

From 1968 to 1970, author Norman Mailer dabbled in underground cinema, making three features, with Maidestone being the “most popular” of the trio. Mailer also ended up appearing in Jean-Luc Godard’s infamously incomprehensible film King Lear, which was produced by the notorious Cannon Films. The bombastic Mailer got on well enough with Yoram Globus and Menahim Golan of Cannon … Continue reading Tough Guys Don’t Dance – Blu-Ray Review