Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in Theaters:

Death on the Nile (2022) Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), is back on the case once again in this sequel to Murder on the Orient Express. Here the super sleuth gets involved in sorting out the aftermath of a love triangle gone wrong. Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer also star.

Death on the Nile

Gal Gadot in Death on the Nile

New to Disc: 

MVD Visual:

The Flag of Iron (1980) and Legendary Weapons of China (1982) are two Kung Fu classics from the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio getting a Blu Ray release for the first time on separate discs. Extras include interviews and commentaries.

Warner Archive:

The Three Musketeers (1948) George Sidney directs the first color adaptation of the classic swashbuckler with Gene Kelly as D’Artagnan and Lana Turner as Lady De Winter. Gig Young and Angela Lansbury also star in the MGM box office smash. Extras include a promo, cartoon, short and trailer.

Criterion:

Love Affair (1939) Leo McCarey’s often remade tale of star-crossed lovers, unavailable to each other in the long term, who agree to meet six months later unaware that fate will intervene, gets the deluxe treatment in this new set. Extras include new interviews, radio interviews and shorts.

Paramount:

The studio has been busy giving a huge amount of its catalog titles a facelift with new Blu Ray editions. This week is no exception and the slate this week includes such titles as Nick of Time (1995), Brain Candy (1996), Hey Arnold (2002), 200 Cigarettes (1999), Intersection (1994), Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) and In Dreams (1999).

Scream/Shout Factory:

Lipstick (1976) Mariel and Margaux Hemingway star as victimized sisters seeking to even the score in this controversial rape and revenge tale. Extras include cast interviews and a commentary.

The Howling (1981) Joe Dante’s classic tale of werewolves on the loose at a mountain retreat gets a 4K upgrade and retains the extras from previous editions.

Film Movement:

They Say Nothing Stays the Same (2021) is the tale of a ferryman whose life is upended when a bridge is built upstream, eliminating his function in his community. The film is the directing debut of Japanese actor Joe Odagiri. Extras include a bonus short film.

Kino:

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) Fred Ward is a former NYPD cop with a new identity and a new career as a recruit for a top-secret organization in this cult favorite getting a reissue. Extras include multiple featurettes and commentaries.

Murphy’s Law (1986) Charles Bronson is a cop determined to catch the psycho who set him up for a fall in this action thriller from director J. Lee Thompson being given a reissue. Extras include commentary and a new interview.

The Final Option (1982) An anti-nuclear group raids an American Embassy and it’s up to a special agent to thwart their efforts in this thriller from Ian Sharp. Extras include commentary and documentary.


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