Top Best 19 New Release Movies & TV Shows on DVD & Blu-Ray in November 2021

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Old Henry [Blu-ray] [2021]
Description

When widowed farmer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) discover a riderless horse with blood on the saddle, they soon realize that fallen rider Curry (Scott Haze) has a satchel stuffed with cash and some dangerous men hot on his heels. But when a group of men arrives on horseback asking for the money, Henry must face up to a siege on his land, showing impressive gun skills that make those around him suspicious. Written and directed by Potsy Ponciroli. Co-starring Trace Adkins, Stephen Dorff, and Max Arciniega.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez

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  • Review by Geography230, 10 out of 10
    Great western

    This was great throwback western. The cast was excellent especially Tim Blake Nelson

    Nov 09, 2021 22:09
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    Old Henry [DVD] [2021]
    Description

    When widowed farmer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) discover a riderless horse with blood on the saddle, they soon realize that fallen rider Curry (Scott Haze) has a satchel stuffed with cash and some dangerous men hot on his heels. But when a group of men arrives on horseback asking for the money, Henry must face up to a siege on his land, showing impressive gun skills that make those around him suspicious. Written and directed by Potsy Ponciroli. Co-starring Trace Adkins, Stephen Dorff, and Max Arciniega.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez

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  • Review by Geography230, 10 out of 10
    Great western

    This was great throwback western. The cast was excellent especially Tim Blake Nelson

    Nov 09, 2021 22:09
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    DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season [DVD]
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  • Review by Briankent, 10 out of 10
    Dc legends of tomorrow is a good show

    Dc legends of tomorrow season 6 is a great show and you should get it on dvd so you can watch it anytime you want too

    Nov 10, 2021 13:07
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    Constantine and the Cross [DVD] [1962]
    Description

    One of the many Italian sword-and-sandal adventure stories roughly depicting historical events -- sometimes too graphically -- this drama by director Lionello de Felice has its merits. The action moves along at a good clip, as Constantine's (Cornel Wilde) rise to power is depicted, amidst battling armies and political intrigue. All the well-publicized, old Roman entertainments such as feeding Christians to the lions are shown in more detail than might be necessary, leading to one of the main points of featuring Constantine at all -- he was the emperor who gave Christians the freedom to worship as they pleased. His cronies and his enemies, his loves and his successes all have their moment in the sun.~Eleanor Mannikka

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  • Review by 2parrotsandadog, 10 out of 10
    classic old movie I watched as a kid

    if you like classics, you will like this. The charm of some old movies never fade. It's like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers. Sure the costumes and sets are inexpensive, but who cares. It only adds to the enjoyment. History wasn't butchered too much and the actors are great.

    Feb 22, 2014 08:19
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    Thin Man Goes Home [Blu-ray] [1944]
    Description

    This fifth entry in MGM's off-and-on "Thin Man" series maintains the high production and story values of the first four. Per the title, retired private detective Nick Charles (William Powell) pays a visit to his home town of Sycamore Springs, with wife Nora (Myrna Loy) in tow. Poor Nick is amusingly browbeaten by his parents (Harry Davenport and Lucile Watson), who wanted their boy to study medicine, is frustrated by the fact that there isn't a good stiff drink to be had in town, and is hilariously defeated by a recalcitrant hammock. In a more serious vein, Nick and Nora become involved in international intrigue while investigating the murder of a local house painter. If the identity of the murderer seems obvious today, it is only because the actor in question has played so many "surprise killers" in other films of this genre. A refreshing change of pace for the usually urbanized "Thin Man" series, The Thin Man Goes Home features such colorful suspects as Gloria DeHaven, Edward Brophy, Lloyd Corrigan, Leon Ames, and, best of all, Ann Revere as a local eccentric named "Crazy Mary".~Hal Erickson

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  • Review by jdub2301, 10 out of 10
    Oldie

    Love this movie. Oldie but goodie, glad I found it and was able to purchase it.

    Feb 18, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Tatchen, 10 out of 10
    Great Series

    Love all the Thin Man movies. Thanks to Best Buy, I was able to complete my collection. If you like mystery with some comedy, this movie and the rest of the Thin Man movies are for you. Hopefully they will put them on bluray.

    May 26, 2019 14:39
  • Review by Penny, 10 out of 10
    Classic movie

    Love the thin man series! I finally got them all!

    Jul 04, 2020 04:57
  • Review by Panda13, 10 out of 10
    Great gift

    Great gift for my mom she loves it and i love watching it with her

    Apr 02, 2020 23:22
  • Review by Girlyman, 10 out of 10
    Great movie

    Love black and white movies. Nick and Nora are very entertaining. Own all 6 movies now.

    Apr 06, 2018 13:42
  • Review by Girlymans, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    Classic old black and white movie. Movie is crystal clear.

    Mar 31, 2018 11:50
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    The Eight Hundred [DVD] [2020]
    Description

    In 1937, superior Japanese forces overwhelm the Chinese in a series of skirmishes across the country. With the nation's remaining eight hundred soldiers cornered in an abandoned warehouse with no way out, the last stronghold of the Chinese army prepares to battle their way out in an all-out attempt to defeat the surrounding Japanese army Co-written and directed by Hu Guan. Zhi-zhong Huang, Zhang Junyi, and Hao Ou co-star.~Maggie Sadler

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  • Review by George, 10 out of 10
    The Eight Hundred

    One great rollercoaster of a war film, within top 20 war movies I’ve seen with a 149 minute run time settle in enjoy, not for the faint of heart.

    Nov 23, 2021 19:48
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    Horse Camp [DVD] [2014]
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  • Review by deathdemon80, 10 out of 10
    I loved it

    I watched it on vudu i just loved it!!! Must watch!!!

    Feb 15, 2017 13:55
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    The Lullaby of Broadway [Blu-ray] [1951]
    Description

    Warner Bros. made good use of its backlog of Harry Warren/Al Dubin tunes in its 1951 Doris Day musical Lullaby of Broadway. Day plays an American musical comedy star who comes back from a successful London engagement to visit her mother Gladys George. A once-great Broadway star herself, George is now living in drunken poverty, but this fact has been carefully hidden from Day by lovable millionaire S.Z. Sakall, who lives in the mansion once owned by Ms. George. Sakall arranges for George to pretend to still be the lady of the manor and to host a party in Day's honor. During the reception, love blooms between Day and Broadway hoofer Gene Nelson. There are several breakups and reconciliations involving a number of characters before the big-money finale. While the musical highlights in Lullaby of Broadway are consummately produced, the script (based on a story by Earl Baldwin) occasionally falls flat, especially when striving for laughs. The best comic bit is a throwaway: Sakall enjoys a nocturnal bottle of beer, which in closeup is advertised as "The Beer That Made Cincinnati Famous" -- Cincinnati being, of course, Doris Day's home town.~Hal Erickson

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  • Review by Siciliandude, 10 out of 10
    Great Movie Musical!!

    Doris Day and Gene Nelson really light up the sky with this witty movie musical with a great score and excellent dancing.

    Jun 28, 2019 15:46
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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [1970]
    Description

    This trend-setting thriller put its director, Dario Argento, on the international map and began a flood of imitative mystery-horror hybrids which dominated Italian genre output in the early 1970s. Tony Musante, best known for the television series Toma, portrays an American who witnesses the murder of a woman at a trendy Rome art gallery. Before long, Musante finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer. Based on a story by Byron Edgar Wallace, Bird and hints at the flamboyance which would become Argento's trademark. This and Argento's subsequent two films Il Gatto a Nove Code and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio were much less horror-oriented than his later work.~Robert Firsching

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  • Review by Franky, 10 out of 10
    Great Argento Release in 4K

    Another amazing Argento release on 4K from the Arrow guys. Transfer is wonderful and the colors are vibrant. If you're a fan of horror and don't know about Argento, this is a fun movie from a bygone era (this is pre-slasher films remaking the genre in the 80s) so it's a great movie to enjoy and see what it was like.

    It's pricey but it also comes with a lot of extra features, the case feels very nice, and the two sided posted is worth of being framed if you love this kind of stuff.

    Aug 29, 2021 18:52
  • Review by BestBuyBuyer, 10 out of 10
    Great UHD release

    Great 4k release for a fantastic title. This is very highly recommended.

    Sep 23, 2021 15:26
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    Great movie

    Terrific film and got it right on time!!!! Love Best Buy!

    Aug 27, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Tejon, 10 out of 10
    Amorie

    Great movie awesome packaging classic well done thriller

    Aug 20, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Jarov, 10 out of 10
    Looks great

    This wasn't one of my favorite Argento films but I eventually had to own it to complete my collection.

    Nov 10, 2020 11:01
  • Review by Denise, 10 out of 10
    Videa

    This is a good product. I really have enjoyed it.

    Dec 25, 2020 17:46
  • Review by BigE123, 10 out of 10
    A 70’s Masterpiece

    It’s Dario Argento’s First And Easily One Of His Most Entertaining Films.

    Jun 12, 2020 15:14
  • Review by gcash, 10 out of 10
    HD Remastering Of A Giallo Classic

    Great package with lots of extras and a cool supplement. Film has been restored from a 4K negative and looks like it was shot yesterday. Classic Argento that puts a lot of contemporary thrillers to shame. Limited edition release and highly recommended.

    Jul 01, 2017 19:24
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    Citizen Kane [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [3 Discs] [1941]
    Description

    Orson Welles first feature film -- which he directed, produced, and co-wrote, as well as playing the title role -- proved to be his most important and influential work, a ground-breaking drama loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst which is frequently cited as the finest American film ever made. Aging newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies in his sprawling Florida estate after uttering a single, enigmatic final word -- "Rosebud" -- and newsreel producer Rawlston (Phil Van Zandt) sends reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) out with the assignment of uncovering the meaning behind the great man's dying thought. As Thompson interviews Kane's friends, family, and associates, we learn the facts of Kane's eventful and ultimately tragic life: his abandonment by his parents (Agnes Moorehead and Harry Shannon) after he becomes the heir to a silver mine; his angry conflicts with his guardian, master financier Walter Parks Thatcher (George Coulouris); his impulsive decision that "it would be fun to run a newspaper" with the help of school chum Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) and loyal assistant Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane); his rise from scandal sheet publisher to the owner of America's largest and most influential newspaper chain; his marriage to socially prominent Emily Norton (Ruth Warrick), whose uncle is the President of the United States; Kane's ambitious bid for public office, which is dashed along with his marriage when his opponent, corrupt political boss Jim Gettys (Ray Collins), reveals that Kane is having an affair with aspiring vocalist Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore); Kane's vain attempts to promote second wife Alexander as an opera star; and his final, self-imposed exile to a massive and never-completed pleasure palace called Xanadu. While Citizen Kane was a film full of distinguished debuts -- along with Welles, it was the first feature for Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, and Ruth Warrick -- the only Academy Award it received was for Best Original Screenplay, for which Welles shared credit with veteran screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz.~Mark Deming

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  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Excellent movie, very relevant today

    It's a classic tale that rings true now even more than ever. Well captured devolution of character, showing a story of power and corruption. I think this movie should be watched and understood by a lot of people today. Uncanny how parallels can be drawn to current day events from events in the movie from 80 years ago.

    Jan 29, 2021 11:29
  • Review by vidkid, 10 out of 10
    Rosebud!

    Printed in 2016, this 75th-anniversary Blu-ray includes the following special features: separate commentaries by Roger Ebert and Peter Bogdanovich, interviews with Ruth Warrick and Robert Wise, "Opening: World Premiere of Citizen Kane," and still photography with commentary by Roger Ebert. This is a worthwhile purchase.

    Dec 30, 2020 23:48
  • Review by ElenaV, 10 out of 10
    Long, strong and undoubtedly a classic.

    I first viewed this classic in film school.

    Being a 20 year old at the time, I was not into old movies.

    This film surpasses time. A true classic. It opened my eyes to what it meant to watch a real film, not what Hollywood manufacturers just to make a buck. A real story with real characters.

    Aug 07, 2020 17:05
  • Review by Prodale, 10 out of 10
    Best movie ever

    One of the best films ever! Nice BluRay package with plenty of nice extras. You must have this film!

    Apr 25, 2021 08:41
  • Review by lightvalve, 10 out of 10
    Classic movie at a great price.

    The 75th Anniversary version of Citizen Kane is good. The film was shot in 1941 in academy full-frame so it looks odd on modern HD televisions. The quality of the transfer is good but appears a bit soft. Perhaps it the best that the original 35mm photography can provide.

    The commentary provide incite into this classic. HD classics are mostly all under $10 so they are bargains and good educational resource for would be film makers. It was a groundbreaking film for its time so it's easy to take for granted the techniques that a now commonplace in many films.

    May 18, 2018 15:37
  • Review by Capitolhillbex, 10 out of 10
    A classic in beautiful quality

    High quality dive into one of the best classics. The audio and visual quality is cleaned up and pristine and adds to my classics collection quite nicely.

    Dec 09, 2020 03:50
  • Review by Narukami, 10 out of 10
    Kane - You've Never Looked Better

    Many have called Citizen Kane the greatest American movie of all time, and with good reason. This is a tremendous film that continues to delight and amaze more than 75 years after its premiere. Orson Wells showed an incredible command of the medium and with the able support of his producer, John Houseman, Wells was able to make a film that displayed to best effect his prodigious talents as both actor and director.

    This release, in HD on Blu-ray, looks great, with excellent audio quality.

    Citizen Kane is a worthy addition to any collection, and every cineaste should consider finding room on their self for this piece of cinema art.

    Mar 30, 2017 15:28
  • Review by janizia, 10 out of 10
    A Classic

    A classic. A movie that everybody who loves watching good movies should have in their homes.

    Feb 15, 2021 11:49
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    The Ten Commandments [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [1956]
    Description

    Based on the Holy Scriptures, with additional dialogue by several other hands, The Ten Commandments was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah's daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Moses (Charlton Heston) starts out "in solid" as Pharoah's adopted son (and a whiz at designing pyramids, dispensing such construction-site advice as "Blood makes poor mortar"), but when he discovers his true Hebrew heritage, he attempts to make life easier for his people. Banished by his jealous half-brother Rameses (Yul Brynner), Moses returns fully bearded to Pharoah's court, warning that he's had a message from God and that the Egyptians had better free the Hebrews post-haste if they know what's good for them. Only after the Deadly Plagues have decimated Egypt does Rameses give in. As the Hebrews reach the Red Sea, they discover that Rameses has gone back on his word and plans to have them all killed. But Moses rescues his people with a little Divine legerdemain by parting the Seas. Later, Moses is again confronted by God on Mt. Sinai, who delivers unto him the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the Hebrews, led by the duplicitous Dathan (Edward G. Robinson), are forgetting their religion and behaving like libertines. "Where's your Moses now?" brays Dathan in the manner of a Lower East Side gangster. He soon finds out. DeMille's The Ten Commandments may not be the most subtle and sophisticated entertainment ever concocted, but it tells its story with a clarity and vitality that few Biblical scholars have ever been able to duplicate. It is very likely the most eventful 219 minutes ever recorded to film--and who's to say that Nefertiri (Anne Baxter) didn't make speeches like, "Oh, Moses, Moses, you splendid, stubborn, adorable fool"?~Hal Erickson

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  • Review by dygertron, 10 out of 10
    Thou shalt watch 4k

    The original 2010 bluray restoration was brilliant. This 4k version is better, better flesh tones, less color saturation. The detail and articulation on the Egyptian helmets and outfits, were outstanding in 4k. This movie is a classic filmed in 1956 vista vision.

    Apr 02, 2021 16:16
  • Review by Pitutu1962, 10 out of 10
    Wow!

    Wo! What a luscious 4K picture! The cinematography has always been breathtaking and the 4K makes it stunningly wondrous! And the sound is amazing on my 7.2 surround sound speakers. So glad I triple dipped on this wonderful biblical classic.

    Apr 02, 2021 21:42
  • Review by Jeffers, 10 out of 10
    Epic, classic.

    This was my first time seeing this movie, and really enjoyed it. Classic Hollywood movie and epic. The 4K picture quality looks absolutely gorgeous. For a 65 year old movie, this easily looks like it could have been filmed today.

    Mar 30, 2021 17:36
  • Review by reconredneck, 10 out of 10
    Blu-Ray of Biblical proportions!

    This is a beautiful render of a great Biblical film into HD, with exceptional detail, color & sound. Of course it is no where near the perfection of Ben Hur 50th Anniversary edition since that film was scanned with an 8k resolution process & 10 Commandments with a 6k restoration almost gives this new release equal standing, but one will notice quickly that the rear projection effects of this 1956 film do not hold up well with obvious overlapping and line separation between subject matter & backgrounds but this was all new territory back in the 50's & is completely excusable. Colors are gorgeous, deep & rich with focus the epitome of perfection, this film was more concerned with the art, than it was about profits, this film could never be made today, since the cost would outweigh the profit margin!

    Sound Quality is the best it will ever get, since the source material is limited to its Mono source, but the cleanup, separation & tonal quality of this revision are top notch, never sounding better since inception.

    Absolutely a film with some of it's era's greatest actors, dialog is engaging & scripting intelligently conveyed attempting to keep some type of honest interpretation of Biblical events, while not boring the viewer.

    I wholeheartedly recommend this Blu-Ray release it is just a beautiful film to behold in HD & is wholesome entertainment for the family.

    Apr 02, 2012 07:39
  • Review by luckywolf, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Saw this movie many years ago. It only gets better every time we watch it.

    Feb 03, 2017 12:54
  • Review by RayC, 10 out of 10
    Great movie

    Picture quality in this restoration rivals even today's 4K clarity. Indeed, technical advances since the film's release in 1956 have made the film look even better, removing what we called "the blue line" from around characters and objects shot in front of screened background material.

    Fine digi-book packaging completes the excellent release. I highly recommend this release for fans of the film or DeMille (it's cinematic history, folks! Even if it IS really the "last silent movie" in execution) and newcomers to the director's style and substance.

    Aug 06, 2021 12:31
  • Review by DoubleD, 10 out of 10
    SO LET IT BE WRITTEN

    Timeless classic. The epic production in the 50s, with the pagentry and top notch acting from the cast and costume/set design, brings the Bible to life. Pretty true to history with minimal liberties taken.

    Nov 12, 2021 18:52
  • Review by girlyouknowitstrue, 10 out of 10
    A classic now on 4k!

    I bought this movie for my mom. We would always watch this movie especially towards Christmas time when it is aired on ABC. Now I can put the movie on for my mom whenever she wants to see it.

    Nov 17, 2021 00:23
  • 9.8score
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    The Cat o' Nine Tails [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [1971]
    Description

    In this flawed mystery-thriller from flamboyant horror director Dario Argento, Karl Malden portrays a blind man who joins forces with a reporter (James Franciscus) to catch a killer with an extra chromosome. Much of the action occurs at a research hospital, where the killer seeks to conceal the original crime with still more murders. Easily the least interesting of Argento's early thrillers (which include the superior L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio), this film seems almost a parody of the genre at times, with preposterous coincidences and bogus Freudian analysis substituting for genuine mystery. Those familiar with the director's work may find it difficult to believe that Argento was responsible, but some undeniable stylistic touches -- such as one victim's wallpaper resembling a blood-splattered wall -- reveal that even a genius can make bad films. Ennio Morricone's soundtrack and a cast including Catherine Spaak and Pier Paolo Capponi offer little relief. The American version is missing approximately twenty minutes.~Robert Firsching

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  • Review by Franky, 10 out of 10
    Another Great Arrow release of Argento Classic

    Arrow's at it again with another Argento classic in 4k. A must watch, the packaging is great. It and all the extras along with this being such a niche product explain the price. I get if that makes you back off from it, but I just want to say they really pack their 4k releases with a ton of stuff so you truly get what you pay for.

    No major studio 4k release compares to what boutique publishers like Arrow, Blue Underground, and Synapse are putting out and, as a result, the quality shows they put in the work.

    Aug 29, 2021 19:36
  • Review by DragonBallfan34, 10 out of 10
    Argento Classic

    Really enjoyed this movie. Definitely worth while if you are a fan of mystery and suspense. It looks great in 4k!

    Aug 30, 2021 13:16
  • Review by RefinedSarcasm, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    I love this film! This is a beautiful edition! I love all the extras that came with it.

    Sep 02, 2021 09:13
  • Review by SpikeNX01, 10 out of 10
    Arrow Delivers

    Great movie with a fantastic video transfer for the age of the film.

    Sep 13, 2021 11:15
  • Review by LOTR, 10 out of 10
    Cat

    Excellent would definitely recommend to a friend!!!

    Sep 03, 2021 12:10
  • Review by videodrome, 8 out of 10
    Fun movie, great package

    This is a great movie and the Arrow Video release is amazing as always!

    Feb 01, 2021 14:00
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Argento channeling Poe

    Very solid Giallo. I bet you will love it! If you enjoyed bird with the crystal plumage, you will dig this!

    Oct 02, 2020 19:06
  • Review by Jarov, 10 out of 10
    Looks great

    I Love this Argento film and the 4K restoration by Arrow looks spectacular

    Nov 09, 2019 00:02
  • 9.6score
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    Batman: Year One [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2011]
    Description

    Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's seminal comic book series, Batman: Year One, makes its way to the animated small screen with this Warner Premiere production. The story follows James Gordon (voiced by Bryan Cranston) during his early years on the force just as the vigilante Batman (Ben McKenzie) targets both the corrupt police officials and the crime-ridden streets for a clean-up. Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff lead the supporting voice cast.~Jeremy Wheeler

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  • Review by Matty17, 6 out of 10
    Love the movie 4k disc not working.

    I was really looking forward to this movie in 4K. The 4K disc would not play on the XBOX or PS4. Very frustrating. I may take it back if they will let me. Hoping a new disc will play on my players.

    Nov 10, 2021 20:25
  • Review by Toyklectrr, 10 out of 10
    Great way to present a Comic Book Blu-ray

    This is a nice set for Comic Book fans. It includes a well crafted hard bark Graphic Novel with a DC Comic Animated blu-ray movie. I would love to see more like this.

    Aug 19, 2015 17:23
  • Review by TheMan, 10 out of 10
    The Definitive Story!

    If you like AND OF the Nolan Batman films, THIS serves as the inspiration! Miller is a true genius! Never has a vigilante story been so grounded!

    Nov 27, 2014 18:26
  • Review by Batman21, 10 out of 10
    Movie

    Even though I didn’t watch this, I have watch some of the movie separately. It was great.

    Nov 09, 2021 14:23
  • Review by Sammybj, 10 out of 10
    Great origin

    Such a good film! Absolutely love it! Quality was awesome!

    Oct 19, 2021 10:51
  • Review by JCS94, 10 out of 10
    Great book and film

    The comic is excellent, and as per usual DCs animation division puts out another great film adaptation

    Jul 23, 2021 15:46
  • Review by sookyjumps, 8 out of 10
    Movie is great, but the graphic novel is best

    After spending many years abroad, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to fulfill the vow to rid it of crime that he made to his deceased parents when he was a boy. At the same time, Chicago cop James Gordon moves to Gotham to start with the GCPD. Soon, Bruce adopts the identity of the Batman and makes war on Gotham’s crime families, with James Gordon hot on his tail as the cop tries to take down the vigilante crime fighter.

    I love origin stories. The mythology of characters, their history, their motivations, the events leading up to the creation of a super identity—all of it’s gold in my book. Batman: Year One is such a story, giving you not only Batman’s origin, but the chance to walk a mile in his shoes during his first year as a crime fighter. You get to see him test the waters, make mistakes, have some wins and losses, and watch as he earns the trust of Gotham’s finest.

    This movie is a down-to-earth story about Batman and James Gordon, very much a crime story versus a superhero-vs-supervillain tale. Batman deals with real world criminals in real world ways. You also get a glimpse into the hard life he leads, what he gives up to be Batman, and how he balances life as a fool in the public eye so he could be a fear to the criminal underworld at night.

    You also get to see a different side of James Gordon, the marriage trouble, his humanity, and the plight of being a good cop in a bad town. His portrayal makes him every bit a hero as Batman in this story.

    This flick is based on the one-shot comic book by comics superstar Frank Millar and matches the book’s style for the most part, really bringing it to life.

    This is a story of beginnings so the pacing is different than what most people are used to, and instead of having a beginning, middle, big lead up to a climax then end, it has—to me, anyway—more of a beginning, middle and then part of an end because it’s really a prequel to all the other Batman stories that come after it. Which is fine. It works, but I remember going, “Is that it?” when it ended after I first watched it.

    I’m glad that Batman’s first year was brought to the small screen and I hope more first year stories are made for other heroes. Superman next would be great.

    Mar 29, 2014 04:24
  • Review by G04tamer, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic deal no matter the price

    As someone who owns earlier releases of both the Batman Year One comic and animated movie, let me say that this is a great repackaging. Honestly, this is great approach for DC to take. The hardcover comic is printed on slightly higher quality paper than the paperback version without the movie. Also, the discs in this set are identical to the previous release. That means the solid commentary track, the great Catwoman short, and all the other bonus features are present on the disc.

    The movie itself is a solid adaptation. There are few differences here and there, but that's how an adaptation works. Frankly, the changes are nice and aren't even big changes. They work to help the pacing of the movie. As great as the comic is, some of it wouldn't translate to page as well.

    The cast is solid. Bryan Cranston is fantastic a Jim Gordon. Eliza Dushku is solid a Selina Kyle. The weakest link is probably Ben McKenzie's Bruce/Batman. He's not bad, but he doesn't shine the way the rest of the cast does.

    Overall, if you want to see the movie and read the comic, this is the set for you!

    Sep 19, 2015 10:14
  • 9.4score
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    Menace II Society [Criterion Collection] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [1993]
    Description

    This debut offering from twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes was one of the most critically-acclaimed urban crime films to appear in the wake of John Singleton's influential Boyz N the Hood. Set in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, the film is narrated by 18-year-old Caine (Tyrin Turner), a drug dealer and car thief who lives with his religious grandparents. After graduating from high school, Caine shows no ambition beyond hanging out with his friends, so his grandparents kick him out. Among his other troubles are his best friend O-Dog (Larenz Tate), a vicious thug hunted by the police, and the friends and family of the girl Caine got pregnant and then turned his back on. Perhaps the lone positive influence in his sphere is Ronnie (Jada Pinkett), a single parent struggling to raise her young son without the boy falling prey to the 'hood mentality. When their friendship becomes a love affair, Ronnie tries desperately to convince Caine to move with her to Atlanta.~Jason Ankeny

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  • Review by BBCincy, 10 out of 10
    Well Made Cautionary Tale

    I missed this film in the 90's but the Hughes Brothers have made a memorable film on the vicious cycle of gang violence affecting low income neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

    Performances are solid and heartfelt and while some aspects might feel a little dated in terms of fashion the movie takes you into the heart of the neighborhoods that to this day, 24 years later, are struggling with same issues of poverty, drug addiction, and gang violence.

    Along with Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society is an important film because of it's unflinching portrayal of the toll and horror of gang violence and neglect that our most vulnerable neighborhoods still face and that we all pay the price for each day the struggle continues because that's one more day that a child is forced to grow up under such dire conditions and potentially turn to crime as a solution.

    The movie at the very least encourages conversation and dialogue about where our country stands in regards to the most pressing issues affecting our urban population almost 25 years later.

    Aug 20, 2017 19:57
  • Review by llabesab, 10 out of 10
    Great Movie

    It's a classic. I grew up on this movie and still enjoy it.

    Jul 23, 2021 01:24
  • Review by 2ChannnelSam, 10 out of 10
    Str8 gangster w a touching message

    As a 90s kid and wanting to be a ‘gangsta’ this was watched repeatedly. 30 years later is still a good gritty movie to enjoy.

    Apr 06, 2021 14:55
  • Review by Information, 10 out of 10
    Classic hood film

    This blue ray comes with the original film as well as a few bells and whistles. For the price I was happy

    Mar 26, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Rdbne, 10 out of 10
    Old school

    One of my favorites as a kid. Couldn’t pass the deal up. One of Lorenz first movies.

    Mar 17, 2021 14:11
  • Review by HD123, 10 out of 10
    Great, but heartbreaking

    This movie shows the cycle of poverty and how it's not easy breaking that cycle. The many challenges that many minorities face on regular basis. Great example of peer pressure. Like Kendrick Lamar Good kid, Maad City album.

    Apr 24, 2020 16:07
  • Review by Tanyalance1, 10 out of 10
    Movie

    Very good funny movie to have and own keeps you laughing

    Mar 07, 2021 05:25
  • Review by NurseWife803, 10 out of 10
    Great Movie

    This movie is a classic with a powerful message. Quality is good especially on right DVD player

    Dec 11, 2020 17:23
  • 9.4score
    15
    Evolution [Blu-ray] [2001]
    Description

    The spirit of the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984) is intentionally recalled with this effects-heavy sci-fi comedy from the same director, Ivan Reitman, co-starring Dan Aykroyd and debuting on the 17th anniversary of the earlier film's release. When a meteor bearing single-celled organisms crashes to the Earth, the life forms are initially confined to a cave. Before long the creatures are evolving at an exponentially rapid rate, resulting in fearsome aliens running amok and possibly spelling mankind's doom, or at least the end of man's domination over life on Earth. Investigating the phenomenon is a community college professor, Ira Kane (David Duchovny), his geologist friend Harry Block (Orlando Jones), wannabe fireman Wayne Green (Seann William Scott), and government scientist Allison Reed (Julianne Moore). Evolution also stars Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, and Katharine Towne.~Karl Williams

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  • Review by CaseyO, 10 out of 10
    If are serious about biology, watch it.

    I know some people do not think this is that funny of a movie, but to me, it has become a go back to classic. I saw the title on Netflix and at first I thought it was a "REAL" Sci-Fi so I clicked on it to start watching. After the first few minutes, I was almost on the floor laughing at how this thing started. Then, as it progressed, it got funnier and funnier. Great one liners and crazy stupid scenes. Of course, for those of us who remember college biology, it all makes great sense and nonsense. But heh, this was all done in the name of good science and laughs. Those of you who watched Starship Troopers will see this as another sequel. Hope many of you can find it as enjoying as I still do. Just had to buy it to fire it up when I need a good laugh or two.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:58
  • Review by McGillicuddy, 10 out of 10
    Already bought

    My husband bought this using his best buy account and reviewed it, then we had our accounts merged, and all his old purchases are showing up on MY review page, so I'm re-reviewing so-to-speak to get the points.

    Oct 03, 2021 13:01
  • Review by Kara, 10 out of 10
    An underrated sci-fi classic

    Such a great movie. It’s been years since this came out, but my husband and I STILL randomly quote from it. Orlando Jones and David Duchovny are the unlikeliest comedy duo, but that’s what really makes the movie so funny!

    Mar 28, 2021 21:23
  • Review by Princess, 10 out of 10
    Funny movie

    This is a funny movie it will keep you laughing almost to the end of the movie highly recommend this movie

    Oct 24, 2020 18:29
  • Review by Budrick, 8 out of 10
    Decent enough.

    I bought this as a gift, so I can't really give it a personal review, but the person I bought it for loves it!

    Oct 02, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Angel, 10 out of 10
    Angel

    I love the product and I'm verry wed my item that got from best buy

    Jul 07, 2020 14:27
  • Review by TimmyG84, 10 out of 10
    Evolution

    An alien life form crashes into Earth and it's up to a college professor, assistant, and wannabe firefighter to save the planet! Evolution is relatively funny and it's similar to Ghostbusters and Men in Black.

    Oct 06, 2018 09:16
  • Review by Cookie, 10 out of 10
    Funny

    Very funny movie. Underrated and flew under the radar

    Apr 17, 2020 15:36
  • 9.2score
    16
    Uncut Gems [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2019]
    Description

    A jewelry store owner and dealer to rich and famous clients places a series of high-stakes bets in the hopes of securing a huge windfall. But His lavish spending habits on gambling, and family issues cause him to become behind on his debts. So he devises a clever way to pay off his bookies and finally come out ahead all while protecting his family and business.

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  • Review by BHuck, 6 out of 10
    Physical Media is still worth collecting!

    I would like to give a full store review, but let's stick to this purchase for now. It was nice to see some fresh titles on actual shelves. The packaging looks great and I was glad to finally add it to my collection. Hoping to add more in the future. Thanks!

    Oct 01, 2021 16:07
  • Review by HitMan76, 10 out of 10
    Great

    In my opinion and I’m am an Adam Sandler fan. Great dark and indie film and Adam at his best.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:14
  • Review by MovieGuy, 10 out of 10
    A Piece of Art that is a Hard Watch

    Well...this is a challenging and interesting movie to review.

    First, technically, the Blu Ray encode is nice with solid picture (no banding) and good ambient sound, especially when outside on the streets of NYC. Also, the soundtrack is used to an innovative and effective means here. More on that in a second.

    As a piece of entertainment...I can't recommend this film. It isn't fun to watch and it doesn't even really follow the tenets of quality storytelling. It is really more like a reality show or a slice of life.

    As a piece of art, I HIGHLY recommend this film (in case you were wondering about the five stars). This movie immerses its viewer in a life. Life doesn't come in three acts with character development and artistically designed shots that are magically lit. Entertaining movies are, but this isn't that.

    This is how the visual storytelling medium can transfer our attention and our soul into the life of a despicable character - sex, drugs, swindling, swearing...yeah, it's all there so keep the kids and those with gentle sensibilities away.

    But if you want to experience the power of film and how it can transfer our very being to another place and another life, there hasn't been anything like Uncut Gems in a long time, if ever.

    Part of that is the soundtrack. The soundtrack is used to GREAT effect to convey information about the experience...in essence, the character lives life in a panic attack and the aggressive, loud sounds that accompany the film put US in the same, agitated state. You won't be comfortable or even calm by the time the film has ended, but this film will stay with you because it took you somewhere many of us have never been.

    The other strong element of this film is...hold your breath...Adam Sandler. Mr. Sandler challenged himself to act outside his comfort zone and he disappears in the part. This isn't Adam Sandler as we have known him and his commitment to the art and bringing his A game to this project is commendable. He makes this movie.

    Oh yeah...and IF you care about these things (heh heh and you know you do) it's got an amazing slipcover. A black matte finish with silver foil letters. Simple but so effective.

    So if you are an adult that can handle extensive swearing, non stop swindling and graphic sex AND you want to experience a movie that will make you feel things like most other movies won't even dare to try and achieve, this film is for you. If you want to experience some art (as opposed to Disney or WB blockbusters, and not that there's anything wrong with those...) than this is a strong recommendation.

    Dec 28, 2020 16:46
  • Review by Stevie, 8 out of 10
    Gem of a movie

    This has become a favorite movie of mine. Well performed by the team of actors, director, cinematographer, editor and music. This movie sucks you in and rips your gut. I found myself trying to figure out why I have these changing emotions for this guy. Adam Sandler is outstanding. This is not an easy movie but I can’t stop watching it.

    Nov 13, 2021 09:35
  • Review by RBBRR, 10 out of 10
    First Rate Film,

    Adam Sandler is great in lead. Script is excellent. Movie is above average in all respects more so; buzzes with energy. I'd expect this film will draw attention for many years to come. It is a very rewarding film that has already been re-released in blu-ray by Criterion. Thanks to Best Buy for stocking and shipping nice Slipcover Edition of this from the first Studio to pick it up and release it on Blu-ray - Lionsgate.

    Aug 21, 2021 12:40
  • Review by HarryVaderchi, 10 out of 10
    Great

    I was not a huge Adam Sandler fan. I am now. This was a superior acting effort. Was actually heartbreaking seeing his character on a life path to self destruction. It is a masterful performance. I look forward to hopefully seeing Mr. Sandler in meaningful roles such as this one. He's got the gift!!

    Sep 25, 2021 08:11
  • Review by ThisIsMyName13, 10 out of 10
    Premium Performance by Sandler, Quality Blu-Ray

    Such a unique way of exploring addiction to risk and the variety of types of gambling one can do to/with their life. Sandler's performance is one of his three serious, dramatic, award-deserving roles (the others being "Punch Drunk Love" and "Reign Over Me") — not that his absurd, immature comedic roles don't often deserve award attention! This is a solid film transfer of a beautiful and tense piece of cinema.

    Aug 07, 2021 13:38
  • Review by brownstones19, 8 out of 10
    Unrelenting and Uncut

    Uncut Gems is a proper follow up to the Safdie brothers previous film "Good Time," which I highly recommend, with its grimy world, heavily flawed leads, showcasing actors in a new light, and overall abrasive tone...even the film's sound mix is intentionally grating, with you feeling like a fly on the wall in NYC with people yelling over one another.

    The pacing of Uncut Gems isn't as swift as Good Time, if anything sometimes it feels like it isn't moving forward, while it isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does lower the enjoyment in comparison.

    Sandler delivers an amazing performance of a man who has nearly completely succumb to all his vices, an addict, which does make him harder to sympathize with when compared to Pattinson in "Good Time" whose character did more despicable actions, but where it seemed that it was all done for a good cause, but here our lead lies, steals, gets caught, lies again, risks his family's well being, all because he needs to place a bet. You essentially want to hate him, and do, but the brilliance comes from casting Sandler (depending if you even like him) because you want him to be a better person because you think he can be and is somewhere.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:39
  • 9.2score
    17
    Uncut Gems [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2019]
    Description

    A jewelry store owner and dealer to rich and famous clients places a series of high-stakes bets in the hopes of securing a huge windfall. But His lavish spending habits on gambling, and family issues cause him to become behind on his debts. So he devises a clever way to pay off his bookies and finally come out ahead all while protecting his family and business.

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  • Review by BHuck, 6 out of 10
    Physical Media is still worth collecting!

    I would like to give a full store review, but let's stick to this purchase for now. It was nice to see some fresh titles on actual shelves. The packaging looks great and I was glad to finally add it to my collection. Hoping to add more in the future. Thanks!

    Oct 01, 2021 16:07
  • Review by HitMan76, 10 out of 10
    Great

    In my opinion and I’m am an Adam Sandler fan. Great dark and indie film and Adam at his best.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:14
  • Review by MovieGuy, 10 out of 10
    A Piece of Art that is a Hard Watch

    Well...this is a challenging and interesting movie to review.

    First, technically, the Blu Ray encode is nice with solid picture (no banding) and good ambient sound, especially when outside on the streets of NYC. Also, the soundtrack is used to an innovative and effective means here. More on that in a second.

    As a piece of entertainment...I can't recommend this film. It isn't fun to watch and it doesn't even really follow the tenets of quality storytelling. It is really more like a reality show or a slice of life.

    As a piece of art, I HIGHLY recommend this film (in case you were wondering about the five stars). This movie immerses its viewer in a life. Life doesn't come in three acts with character development and artistically designed shots that are magically lit. Entertaining movies are, but this isn't that.

    This is how the visual storytelling medium can transfer our attention and our soul into the life of a despicable character - sex, drugs, swindling, swearing...yeah, it's all there so keep the kids and those with gentle sensibilities away.

    But if you want to experience the power of film and how it can transfer our very being to another place and another life, there hasn't been anything like Uncut Gems in a long time, if ever.

    Part of that is the soundtrack. The soundtrack is used to GREAT effect to convey information about the experience...in essence, the character lives life in a panic attack and the aggressive, loud sounds that accompany the film put US in the same, agitated state. You won't be comfortable or even calm by the time the film has ended, but this film will stay with you because it took you somewhere many of us have never been.

    The other strong element of this film is...hold your breath...Adam Sandler. Mr. Sandler challenged himself to act outside his comfort zone and he disappears in the part. This isn't Adam Sandler as we have known him and his commitment to the art and bringing his A game to this project is commendable. He makes this movie.

    Oh yeah...and IF you care about these things (heh heh and you know you do) it's got an amazing slipcover. A black matte finish with silver foil letters. Simple but so effective.

    So if you are an adult that can handle extensive swearing, non stop swindling and graphic sex AND you want to experience a movie that will make you feel things like most other movies won't even dare to try and achieve, this film is for you. If you want to experience some art (as opposed to Disney or WB blockbusters, and not that there's anything wrong with those...) than this is a strong recommendation.

    Dec 28, 2020 16:46
  • Review by Stevie, 8 out of 10
    Gem of a movie

    This has become a favorite movie of mine. Well performed by the team of actors, director, cinematographer, editor and music. This movie sucks you in and rips your gut. I found myself trying to figure out why I have these changing emotions for this guy. Adam Sandler is outstanding. This is not an easy movie but I can’t stop watching it.

    Nov 13, 2021 09:35
  • Review by RBBRR, 10 out of 10
    First Rate Film,

    Adam Sandler is great in lead. Script is excellent. Movie is above average in all respects more so; buzzes with energy. I'd expect this film will draw attention for many years to come. It is a very rewarding film that has already been re-released in blu-ray by Criterion. Thanks to Best Buy for stocking and shipping nice Slipcover Edition of this from the first Studio to pick it up and release it on Blu-ray - Lionsgate.

    Aug 21, 2021 12:40
  • Review by HarryVaderchi, 10 out of 10
    Great

    I was not a huge Adam Sandler fan. I am now. This was a superior acting effort. Was actually heartbreaking seeing his character on a life path to self destruction. It is a masterful performance. I look forward to hopefully seeing Mr. Sandler in meaningful roles such as this one. He's got the gift!!

    Sep 25, 2021 08:11
  • Review by ThisIsMyName13, 10 out of 10
    Premium Performance by Sandler, Quality Blu-Ray

    Such a unique way of exploring addiction to risk and the variety of types of gambling one can do to/with their life. Sandler's performance is one of his three serious, dramatic, award-deserving roles (the others being "Punch Drunk Love" and "Reign Over Me") — not that his absurd, immature comedic roles don't often deserve award attention! This is a solid film transfer of a beautiful and tense piece of cinema.

    Aug 07, 2021 13:38
  • Review by brownstones19, 8 out of 10
    Unrelenting and Uncut

    Uncut Gems is a proper follow up to the Safdie brothers previous film "Good Time," which I highly recommend, with its grimy world, heavily flawed leads, showcasing actors in a new light, and overall abrasive tone...even the film's sound mix is intentionally grating, with you feeling like a fly on the wall in NYC with people yelling over one another.

    The pacing of Uncut Gems isn't as swift as Good Time, if anything sometimes it feels like it isn't moving forward, while it isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does lower the enjoyment in comparison.

    Sandler delivers an amazing performance of a man who has nearly completely succumb to all his vices, an addict, which does make him harder to sympathize with when compared to Pattinson in "Good Time" whose character did more despicable actions, but where it seemed that it was all done for a good cause, but here our lead lies, steals, gets caught, lies again, risks his family's well being, all because he needs to place a bet. You essentially want to hate him, and do, but the brilliance comes from casting Sandler (depending if you even like him) because you want him to be a better person because you think he can be and is somewhere.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:39
  • 9.2score
    18
    The Hills Have Eyes [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [1977]
    Description

    Horror auteur Wes Craven followed his threadbare but horrifically compelling cult classic Last House on the Left with this wonderfully demented morality fable about a bloody war of attrition between two extremely different families. The story opens on the journey of the Carters, a mildly dysfunctional extended family led by patriarch "Big Bob" Carter (Russ Grieve), as they travel across the California desert in search of an inherited silver mine. When a broken axle leaves them stranded in the middle of a former nuclear testing site, their attempts to find help lead them unwittingly into the territory of a savage family of cave-dwelling cannibals, the apparent progeny of the bearlike Jupiter (James Whitworth) and an abducted prostitute. Jupiter's eldest son Pluto (professional movie weirdo Michael Berryman) leads the first brutal attack on the defenseless Carters who, through necessity, are driven to equally extreme measures in order to survive. Though the film is not overtly bloody, the scenes depicting this confrontation are rendered with an unflinching directness, and the violations visited on the Carters are so brutal as to make the survivors' regression into savagery all the more convincing. No one is spared from the nightmare: Jupiter's boys have even kidnapped the youngest member of the Carter family -- a mere infant -- to serve as fodder for their next barbecue, and the baby becomes the main point of contention between the rival clans. Craven nevertheless refuses to take the easy way out by depicting his "monsters" as soullessly evil; parallels between either family's "values" are clearly drawn as the differences between the two clans begin to blur.~Cavett Binion

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  • Review by Jos365, 10 out of 10
    Instant Classic

    5 out of 5...

    Gotta See it.....

    Horror Fan Rejoice!

    Jul 30, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Vampyr, 8 out of 10
    RIP Wes

    Love Wes Craven's work. This one is pretty brutal. Nice upgrade from my worn dvd.

    Jan 02, 2021 01:57
  • Review by Litlfatkid82, 10 out of 10
    Classic Horror film

    My only question is..who doesnt love this movie! I bought this version from Arrow because of all the live that they put into it!

    Sep 25, 2020 16:07
  • Review by movieguy, 10 out of 10
    Great transfer and packaging

    Arrow Video hits another grand slam with this release. Despite being shot on 16mm, this looks sharp and it's very well cleaned up without removing the film look. No DNR or any shortcuts like that were taken. The special features are great and informative as well.

    May 26, 2019 04:22
  • Review by ballardo, 10 out of 10
    Essential Horror

    Very disturbing and gritty early Wes Craven film. A must see.

    Sep 30, 2020 07:33
  • Review by yari, 10 out of 10
    love this movie

    great movie ,great price and easy pick up with curbside

    Aug 24, 2020 11:54
  • Review by Scunch78, 10 out of 10
    Great movie

    Heard nothing but good reviews can't wait to check this one out

    Jul 10, 2020 16:45
  • Review by kbrooky, 10 out of 10
    Definitive Edition

    Another excellent Arrow Video release. Nice display case, old special features as well as some new interviews. Video quality is as best as it will get.

    Jun 21, 2019 21:00
  • 9.0score
    20
    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
    The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Mark, 8 out of 10
    It's Neon Genesis Evangelion on Blu-ray!

    What more can I say? It's loaded with cool Bonus Features, and it's mostly everything you'd need in any normal set. It sucks that there's no Fly Me To The Moon or the Platinum ADV Dub, but that's just how it is I suppose! I still very much recommend it, because it's Neon Genesis Evangelion. Do I have to say anything more?

    Nov 09, 2021 17:35
  • 8.0score