A beautiful Ozu Yasujirō classic arrives with a strong high definition transfer from Eureka’s Masyers of Cinema series.
Kinugasa Teinosuke’s richly saturated samurai classic, Gate of Hell, arrives in a beautifully restored high definition dual-format release in a Masters of Series series package from Eureka Entertainment.
Three apocalyptic visions of humanity’s future come together in Doomsday Book, the sci-fi anthology from South Korean directors Kim Ji-woon and Yim Pil-Sung. While on the whole, it is nothing groundbreaking, it should appeal to most sci-fi fans.
Weekend is Jean Luc Godard’s frontal assault on the foibles of the middle class and their values or lack thereof. The Criterion Collection offers this restored version featuring decent if not outstanding sight and sound. Current viewers may find this film’s heavy-handed political agenda to be tough sledding.
The Criterion Collection has remastered Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Trilogy that reinvents classic tales from the Decameron, Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights. A mixed cast of professional and amateur actors provide mostly entertaining and amusing vignettes with generally excellent cinematography. Viewers should be aware that these films contain prodigious amounts of nudity, explicit sex and homoeroticism.
Indiana Jones meets Flying Swords of Dragon Gate in this martial arts adventure from director Patrick Leung.
A deeply moving, beautiful, and transcendent look at the trial and execution of Jeanne d’Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent masterpiece has yet to be surpassed.
This supernatural epic starts off great, but loses steam after the first 60-minutes, after that it’s a rapid decline into plot holes, over-the-top characters and lots of special effects.
A sumptuous, multilayered, painfully romantic film from the turn of the new millennium, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love is at once visually stunning and emotionally haunting.
A blood feud provides the basis for The Forgiveness of Blood, an Albanian film, directed by Joshua Marston. Viewers will get a powerful drama that examines the very core of family bonds, the concepts of kinship and honor, and the harsh justice meted out by an ancient code of law.