Articles by Charlie Largent

Twice-Told Tales

Twice-Told Tales Blu-ray Kino Lorber 1963 / 1.66: 1 / 120 Min. Starring Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Joyce Taylor Written by Robert E. Kent Directed by Sidney Salkow Released in October of 1963, the first review of Sidney Salkow’s Twice-Told Tales appeared in 1623: “Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.” That line from…

Elvis 4K

Elvis 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2022 / 2.39 : 1 / 159 Min. Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks Written by Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner Directed by Baz Luhrmann In 1960’s Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock dramatized a murder using 78 camera setups and 52 cuts….

Sampo

Sampo Blu ray Deaf Crocodile/Vinegar Syndrome 1959 / 2:35:1 / 91 Min. Starring Anna Orochko, Andris Ošiņš, Eve Kivi Written by Väinö Kaukonen, Viktor Vitkovich, Grigori Yagdfeld Directed by Aleksandr Ptushko   Mosfilm’s Sampo, a Russian fantasy from 1959, and Paramount’s White Christmas, a Yuletide bauble released in 1954, were both state of the art…

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos Blu ray Criterion 1972 / 1:66:1 / 93 Min. Starring Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey Written by John Waters Directed by John Waters In 1980, J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum began an exploration into those elusive films that could only be seen at the witching hour—a time when most theaters were closed and,…

The Brain from Planet Arous

The Brain from Planet Arous Blu ray The Film Detective 1957 / 1:33:1, 1.85:1 / 71 Min. Starring John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller Written by Roy Buffum Directed by Nathan Hertz (Juran) In 1957, Screen Gems released 52 of Universal’s classic horror films to television in a package called Shock! Typically broadcast around the…