Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in Theaters:

Violent Night (2022) Santa Claus arrives just in time to stop a home invasion in this new horror comedy.

New to Streaming:

Spector (2022) is a new multi part documentary series concerning the life and times of music producer, Phil Spector.

George and Tammy (2022) Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon star as the power couple of 60s and 70s country music in this multi part dramatization of their tumultuous relationship.

New to DISC:

Theaters, Streaming & Disc

Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain in George and Tammy

Paramount:

48 Hours (1982) and Another 48 Hours (1990) get a 4K facelift this week in both a standalone edition for the first film and another edition that pairs the two together.

Pulp Fiction (1994) Quinten Tarantino’s Oscar winning and trendsetting film arrives in a new 4K steelbook edition porting over the extras from the previous Blu Ray release.

South Park: Post Covid (2022) The two one-hour long episodes from the latest season of South Park gets the Blu Ray treatment in this new release.

Also new from the label are Blu Ray editions of Tommy Boy (1994), Better Off Dead (1985) and the director’s cut of The Warriors (1979).

Cohen Media:

Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991) Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine star in this adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel getting the Blu Ray treatment for the first time. Extras include a new commentary.

Warner Archive:

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) The renowned cult classic gets a terrific new transfer in this Blu Ray edition which also includes a commentary with historian Tom Weaver and co-star Yvette Vickers.

Night of the Iguana (1964) John Huston’s adaptation of the Tennessee Williams stage play comes to Blu Ray and contains several featurettes in addition to the fresh new transfer.

Arrow:

Shawscope Volume 2 (1978-1993) The sophomore volume of the series collecting the works of Hong Kong producers, The Shaw Brothers, is a massive ten-disc box set featuring 14 films from the final years of the studio. These include Martial Arts of Shaolin, The Bare Footed Kid, Mercenaries from Hong Kong, The Boxer’s Omen, Mad Monkey Kung Fu, Five Superfighters, Return to the 36th Chamber and Disciples of the 36th Chamber to name a few. Tons of extras include a collectible book, soundtrack CD, commentaries, featurettes and interviews.

Nightmare at Noon (1988) A poisoned water supply leads to the creation of a town full of homicidal maniacs in this cult horror thriller starring Brion James, Bo Hopkins and George Kennedy. Extras include interviews and an image gallery.

The Leech (2022) A homeless man and his pregnant girlfriend bring trouble for a kindhearted priest who offers them a place to stay during the holidays in this psychological thriller. Extras include a music video, interview and early short films.

Shout/Scream Factory:

Black Christmas (1974) The classic horror film from director Bob Clark (A Christmas Story) gets the 4K treatment in a new edition that retains the previous extras.

VCI:

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972) A theater troupe finds themselves terrorized by the undead in this early effort from the previously mentioned, Bob Clark, now getting a 4K remaster. Extras include documentaries and commentary.

Criterion:

Michael Haneke Trilogy (1989-94) is a new box set containing three of the director’s works. New bonus materials include interviews and a documentary. Films include Benny’s Video, Seventh Continent and 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance.

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