masters of cinema

DVD Review: Read All About Samuel Fuller’s PARK ROW

Samuel Fuller’s 1952 film, Park Row is often regarded as one of the great ‘Newspaper Movies’. The film, set in the 1880s, sees Gene Evans star as an idealistic journalist who sets up his own newspaper, only to face the wrath of Mary [...]

October 24, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Fritz Lang’s DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE

Fritz Lang’s Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse is a sumptuously shot thriller, which was banned by Joseph Goebbels shortly after its Berlin premiere in 1933. Mabuse (a sequel to Lang’s 1922 film, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler) follows the investigation into [...]

October 19, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic CLEOPATRA

Eureka DVD’s latest film in its Masters of Cinema series is Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 epic starring Claudette Colbert in the title role. The film is luscious on Blu-ray, with the 1:37: 1 aspect ratio highlighting the magnitude of the [...]

September 11, 2012

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: LET’S WASH OUR BRAINS RoGoPaG

Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG is a socially driven anthology film directed Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregoretti. The four tales in the film aren’t interconnected, but they are all high on social [...]

August 27, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s OEDIPUS REX

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1967 film, Oedipus Rex is a powerful and thought provoking adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy. Oedipus Rex, is impressively shot (filmed in Morocco), with strong performances and it features some very impressive sound [...]

August 22, 2012

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