Blu-ray Review: Nutcracker – The Motion Picture

Carroll Ballard’s 1986 film, Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, has finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Olive Films. Carroll Ballard’s gorgeous adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet utilizes enormous sets and costumes – designed by Maurice Sendak – and the talents of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to create a wholly unique holiday experience. Never before has the […]

Blu-ray Review: Maurice

  Cohen Film Collection has released James Ivory’s 1987 film, Maurice, to Blu-ray. Maurice is a beautiful coming of age tale that concerns a young man named Maurice Hall (James Wilby), who is forced to come to terms with his sexuality after he falls in love with a man named Clive – played by Hugh […]

Blu-ray Review: The Lost World

Flicker Alley has released the long lost 1925 classic, The Lost World, on a beautiful deluxe Blu-ray edition. One of the first silent “creature features” ever made, Harry O. Hoyt’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel paved the way for the iconic Hollywood film, King Kong.  This Blu-ray features a new score from composer, Robert […]

Review: Teorema

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (or Theorem) is arguably one of the filmmaker’s most sacred works. At first, it all seems deceptively simple, like some crude art-house sex comedy. Before you know it, you’ve had a profound cinematic experience. A strange visitor (the magnetic Terence Stamp) shows up at the home of a bourgeoise family. Their […]

Blu-ray Review: Who’s Crazy?

Thomas White’s long lost 1966 experimental curiosity, Who’s Crazy?, has finally arrived on Blu-ray from Kino. Composed of several members of the legendary Living Theatre, Who’s Crazy? follows several escaped mental patients, as they enter an abandoned mansion and engage in all manner of insane and largely improvised activities.  This is the kind of avant-garde film […]