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Horrors of the Black Museum

by Charlie Largent

Horrors of the Black Museum Blu-ray VCI 1959 / 93 Mins. / 2.35.1 Starring Michael Gough, Shirley Anne Field Written by Aben Kendel, Herman Cohen Photographed by Desmond Dickinson Directed by Arthur Crabtree A dull novelist but an inspired serial killer, Edmond Bancroft collects rare artifacts with that special someone in mind—just now he’s gifted…

The Terror + The Little Shop of Horrors

by Glenn Erickson

“Feed Me!”  Female ghosts and man-eating plants!  It’s another good disc of Roger Corman favorites, especially for collectors hungry for an improved presentation of Corman’s comedy classic The Little Shop of Horrors, the hilarious off-the-wall original. Also looking good is his semi-pirated ‘add-on’ entry to the Poe cycle THE TERROR, starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson…

Hollywood Babylon

by Randy Fuller

Pairing‌ ‌wine‌ ‌with‌ ‌movies!‌  ‌See‌ ‌the‌ ‌trailers‌ ‌and‌ ‌hear‌ ‌the‌ ‌fascinating‌ ‌commentary‌ ‌for‌ ‌these‌ ‌movies‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌more‌ ‌at‌ ‌Trailers‌ ‌From‌ ‌Hell.‌ This week, we have a trio of movies that expose the soft underbelly of Tinseltown, our own private Hollywood Babylon. And what Babylon would be complete without a wine to go with it?…

Dance, Fools, Dance

by Glenn Erickson

In this racy MGM pre-Code, the stock market crash dumps society playgirl Joan Crawford into the working class. She toils at a newspaper but her brother consorts with bootleggers — and both of them are targeted by gangster Clark Gable. Sparks fly in Crawford & Gable’s first screen teaming, which has a bit of everything…

Hustle (1975)

by Glenn Erickson

Robert Aldrich’s second hardboiled detective tale is filtered through Steve Shagan’s style of whining nostalgia. Cop Burt Reynolds wants to fix his problematic relationship with call girl Catherine Deneuve, but he’s caught up in an ugly case involving sex trafficking, corruption and a dead teen runaway. Eddie Albert and Ben Johnson provide different kinds of…

Days of Heaven 4K

by Glenn Erickson

Terrence Malick and Néstor Almendros rewrote the rule books for imagery and narrative on this story of quiet desperation in the agrarian America of a bygone age. We discovered Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard; Linda Manz joined the ranks of cult names. Days of Heaven 4K 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray The Criterion…