Blu-ray and 4K movie reviews: ‘Dr. Phibes Double Feature’ and ‘The Scream’

Here’s a couple reviews that cover some classic horror movies and the resurrection of a popular slasher franchise. Dr. Phibes Double Feature (Kino Lorber, PG and PG-13 rated, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, 183 minutes, $29.95) — One of my favorite horror icons growing up in the 1970s returns to Blu-ray format to give a new generation […]

‘The Girl Can’t Help’ Blu-ray movie review

Directed by Looney Tunes, maestro Frank Tashlin embraced the musical comedy genre in 1956 with a compelling live-action rock and roll classic featuring a Cinemascope and DeLuxe Color visual smorgasbord. Girl Can’t Help (Criteria, unrated, 2.36:1 aspect ratio, 98 minutes, $39.95) A dazzling home cinema debut in high-definition format has now been released, with a […]

TV DVD and Blu-ray reviews: ‘Dexter: New Blood’ and ‘The Great: Season’

Let’s take a look at a couple of excellent episodic shows that are back for another season and are now available in disc format for binge-watchers. Dexter: New Blood — Steelbook Edition (Paramount Home Entertainment, unrated, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, 526 minutes, $39.99) — Everyone’s favorite serial killer vigilante returned to the Showtime cable network last […]

Blu-ray movie reviews: ‘Man in the Moon’ and ‘Gucci House’

Here’s a look at a couple of new movies released on Blu-ray disc with award-winning performances. Man in the Moon: Special Edition (Kino Lorber, R rated, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, 118 minutes, $29.95) — Arguably one of the best performances of actor Jim Carrey’s career debuted on Blu-ray disc to make American home theater audiences appreciate […]

Blu-ray movie reviews: ‘Malicious’, ‘Babe’ and ‘Werewolves Inside’

Nothing screams the holiday season quite like a few hilarious horror movies. Here’s a look at a trio now available on Blu-ray disc. bad-tempered (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, R, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, 111 minutes, rated $34.98) — Horror maestro James Wan (“Saw,” “The Conjuring” and “Insidious”) is back behind the scenes to offer a twist […]

Gift Guide 2021: Best of DVD and Blu-ray television

Here’s a selection of top gift ideas for the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD-loving, TV binge-watcher in the family. Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, not rated, 9,606 minutes, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $179.99) — The Emmy Award-winning drama that chronicled the life of a certain refugee from the doomed planet […]

Gift Guide 2021: Best of Blu-ray, 4K UHD and DVD movies

Here’s a selection of top gift ideas for the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD-loving, cinema connoisseurs in the family. Middle-Earth: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 2,290 minutes, Rated: PG-13 and R, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, $249.99) — Filmmaker Peter Jackson’s grand gift of his Academy Award-winning adaptation of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal work […]

Blu-ray movie reviews: ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Night at the Opera’

Check out a couple of movies that were released recently in Blu-ray format. Still water (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, R rated, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, 139 minutes, $34.98) – Matt Damon stars in director Tom McCarthy’s crime drama based on the Amanda Knox case as Bill Baker, an unemployed Oklahoma oil worker desperately trying to prove […]

Best Blu-ray & 4K horror movies: ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘American Psycho,’

Best Blu-ray & 4K UHD horror movies: ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘American Psycho,’ ‘Unbreakable,’ ‘Doctor X,’ ‘Theatre of Blood’ and more With Halloween knocking at the creaking gates, Count Zad offers a few Blu-ray and 4K ultra-high definition movie suggestions for this terrifying season. Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, not rated 1.33:1 […]

Blu-ray movie review: ‘The Myth: Limited Edition’

Ridley Scott’s 1985 epic fantasy adventure returns to high definition in a boxed release packed with extras. Myth: Limited Edition (Arrow Video, unrated, 2.39:1 aspect ratio, 114 minutes, $49.95). The esteemed director quickly made his mark on sci-fi cinema with “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” but his attempt to further the audience’s imagination with a flamboyant […]