Tag: Phil Bailey

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.

Fear Is the Key

Fear Is the Key

Screen Reviews

Forgotten ’70s action film Fear Is the Key is as gritty as the faces of the men who populate it. Phil Bailey reviews the splashy new Blu-ray.

Black Tight Killers

Black Tight Killers

Screen Reviews

Yasuharu Hasebe’s pop art thriller, Black Tight Killers (1966), makes a delightfully saturated splash on Blu-Ray.

Kill Butterfly Kill

Kill Butterfly Kill

Screen Reviews

Godfrey Ho’s notorious exploitation film Kill Butterfly Kill gets an exhaustive Blu-ray release from Neon Eagle Video.

The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust

Screen Reviews

John Schlesinger’s poison-pen letter to golden-age Hollywood gets a Blu-ray release, bringing The Day of the Locust to its cult following in high-def.

Mondo New York, Collector’s Edition

Mondo New York, Collector’s Edition

Screen Reviews

Phil Bailey reviews cult classic Mondo New York, time capsule of 1988’s East Village underground performance art scene, starring Joe Coleman, Lydia Lunch, and Karen Finley. Keep your eyes out for the cameos in this new Blu-ray edition.

Witness 4k UHD

Witness 4k UHD

Screen Reviews

In a beautiful testament to Peter Weir’s vision, the director’s 1985 classic, Witness, gets a fresh restoration from Arrow Video.

Messiah of Evil

Messiah of Evil

Screen Reviews

The curious and often-neglected horror masterwork Messiah of Evil is again reborn in a terrific new Blu-ray from Radiance Films.

City of the Living Dead

City of the Living Dead

Screen Reviews

Cauldron Films’ new UHD/Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead (1980) preserves one of the best Italian horror films, according to Phil Bailey.

Broken Mirrors

Broken Mirrors

Screen Reviews

Marleen Gorris’s first theatrical feature is a potent feminist look at the easily disposable lives of sex workers in Amsterdam. Phil Bailey reviews Broken Mirrors.

Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian

Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian

Screen Reviews

A pair of silent comedies from forgotten “silk hat comedian” Raymond Griffith are now available for rediscovery on Blu-ray. Phil Bailey reviews Paths to Paradise and You’d Be Surprised, from Undercrank Productions and the Library of Congress, with musical scores by Ben Model.

Ernie in Kovacsland

Ernie in Kovacsland

Print Reviews

Ernie in Kovacsland, Josh Mills, Ben Model, and Pat Thomas’s terrific testament to the memory the TV comedy visionary Ernie Kovacs, gets extra kudos from Phil Bailey.

Yakuza Graveyard

Yakuza Graveyard

Screen Reviews

Phil Bailey reviews the gritty, influential Yakuza Graveyard, released on a new Blu-ray from Radiance Films.

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Screen Reviews

Marleen Gorris’s feminist classic A Question of Silence (1982) receives a long overdue North American home video release from Cult Epics. Phil Bailey reviews.

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Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.