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20 July 2017

Broadgreen Pictures explores THE LOST CITY OF Z (review)

Charlie Hunnum, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland star in this cinematic adaptation of the best-selling true story of Percy Fawcett who was sent to Bolivia to map the border with Brazil in the early twentieth century only to come to believe in myths of a legendary city that predates white civilization and his efforts against all odds to find it.

REVIEW LINK: Broadgreen Pictures (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE LOST CITY OF Z Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director James Gray
  • Featurettes:
  • "From Novel to Screen"
  • "Adventure in the Jungle"
  • Expedition Journal

Kino Lorber raises the curtain on VARIETE (review)

E.A. Dupont's Expressionist classic VARIETE comes to Blu-ray in a new 2K restoration of the original lascivious German theatrical cut which was censored by roughly twenty minutes when released in America by Paramount.  THE BLUE ANGEL's Emil Jannings plays a trapeze artist who abandons his wife and child for a young dancing girl.  Reestablishing himself and the girl as a trapeze act, they catch the eye of a more popular artist who turns them into a famous trio and then a love triangle destined for a tragic ending.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

VARIETE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • Score by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Score by Tiger Lilies in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • German Intertitles with Optional English subtitles
  • Visual Essay by Bret Wood
  • Making of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Score
  • Bonus film OTHELLO from 1922 with Emil Jannings and Lya de Putti

19 July 2017

Vinegar Syndrome romances MY CHAUFFEUR (review)

When restaurant dishwasher Casey Meadows lands a job as the only female chauffeur in a stuffy Hollywood limousine service, she proves up to the challenge with difficult clients and a boss looking to fire her, but she soon discover the real thin line between love and hate with an arrogant, icy, and handsome executive.  Deborah Foreman, Sam Jones, and E.G. Marshall star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MY CHAUFFEUR Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director David Beaird and co-star Lance Crooke
  • Audio Commentary by production assistant Jeff McKay
  • "License to Drive" interview with actress Deborah Foreman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

Vinegar Syndrome auditions MATINEE IDOL (review)

John Leslie and Jesie St. James play porn power couple Lance Hardy and Linda Hand who have had it with one another and walk off the set.  As the producers scramble to find replacements, Linda conspires to turn her poolboy into her new onscreen leading man while Lance hits things off with a new starlet-in-the-making.  Herschel Savage, Colleen Brennan, Kay Parker, and Angel also star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MATINEE IDOL Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Audio Interview with producer David F. Friedman
  • Theatrical Trailer

Vinegar Syndrome vows to NEVER SLEEP ALONE (review)

Tina Marie and John Leslie star as a couple with an open marriage suddenly beset by jealousy and betrayal in this early eighties masterwork from porn auteur Kemal Horulu.  Joey Silvera, Honey Wilder, and Joanna Storm also star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Audio Interview with actress Joanna Storm
  • Theatrical Trailer

Scorpion Releasing counts down TEN LITTLE INDIANS (review)

Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer, and Richard Attenborough lead an all-star cat in Peter Collinson's 1975 adaptation of the popular Agatha Christie novel and play.  Eight guests and two servants are summoned to a hotel deep in the Iranian desert for a weekend party only to discover that their unseen host has declared himself judge, jury, and executioner for past crimes and is picking them off one-by-one according to the lines of a popular nursery rhyme.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger
  • Italian Opening and Closing Credits
  • Video Trailer
  • UK Theatrical Trailer

Severin Films frames BAG BOY LOVER BOY (review)

Slow-witted New York City hotdog vendor Albert becomes the "muse" of a photographer who makes him the centerpiece of a series of fetish art photographs, but Albert desires to create art himself.  Picking up aspiring models on the street, Albert attempts to perfect his technique and make some money on the side selling 100% All American meat at the hot dog stand.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

BAG BOY LOVER BOY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by actor Theodore Bouloukos, director Andres Torres, and editor Charlie Williams
  • Trailer
  • Short Films by Jon Wachter
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