Articles by Charlie Largent

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy Blu ray Arrow Films 1970 – 1974 /2:35 / Street Date May 22, 2018 Starring Yukiko Kobayashi, Chôei Takahashi, Toshio Kurosawa Cinematography by Kazutami Hara, Rokurô Nishigaki Written by Ei Ogawa, Hiroshi Nagano Directed by Michio Yamamoto Hell-raising vampires invade the normally serene confines of  Japanese cinema in three elegant 70’s shockers…

A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror Blu ray Mill Creek Entertainment 1966 /1:85 / Street Date April 3, 2018 Starring John Neville, Donald Houston, Anthony Quayle Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson Written by Donald Ford, Derek Ford Directed by James Hill From master criminals like Professor Moriarty to Sebastian Moran, Sherlock Holmes faced his fair share of danger…

Joe

Joe Blu ray Olive Films 1970 /1:85 / Street Date April 24, 2018 Starring Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon Cinematography by John Avildsen Written by Norman Wexler Directed by John Avildsen Galvanized by Martin Luther King’s assassination, an army of protestors descended upon 1968’s Democratic convention then playing out on Chicago’s south side. They were greeted by…

The Three Stooges Collection – Volumes 1 and 2

The Three Stooges Collection – Volumes 1 and 2 Blu ray Mill Creek Entertainment 1941-1965 / 1:33, 1:85 / Street Date April 21, 2015 Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Joe DeRita Cinematography by Franz Planer, Scotty Welbourne, William P. Whitley Written by Raphael Hayes, Norman Maurer Directed by Sidney Salkow, Edward Bernds, Norman…

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth Blu ray Criterion 1937 / 1:33 / 91 Min. / Street Date April 17, 2018 Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy Cinematography by Joseph Walker Written by Viña Delmar Edited by Al Clark Produced and directed by Leo McCarey Thanks to Louis Armstrong and his fellow geniuses, the Jazz Age  transformed…

An Actor’s Revenge

An Actor’s Revenge Blu ray Criterion 1963 / Color / 2.39:1 / 113 Min. / Street Date February 20, 2018 Starring Kazuo Hasegawa Cinematography by Setsuo Kobayashi Written by Daisuke Itô, Teinosuke Kinugasa Edited by Shigeo Nishida Directed by Kon Ichikawa From Twelfth Night to Homicidal, casting calls for cross-dressers are a Hollywood tradition. The…

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon Blu ray Flicker Alley 1902 / 1:33 / 15 Min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 Starring Georges Méliès Cinematography by Théophile Michault, Lucien Tainguy Written by Georges Méliès Edited by Georges Méliès Produced and directed by Georges Méliès In the fall of 1886 the magician Georges Méliès was filming…

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu ray Criterion 1928 / 1:33 / 81 Min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 Starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti, Eugene Silvain Cinematography by Rudolph Maté Written by Joseph Delteil, Carl Dreyer Music by Richard Einhorn, Will Gregory, Adrian Utley Edited by Carl Dreyer, Marguerite Beaugé Produced and directed by…

Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent

With nearly two years of worthy Blu ray releases under their belt, ranging from traditional favorites like To Sir With Love to rare essentials like Jack Clayton’s The Pumpkin Eater, it can be said that UK’s Indicator has finally shed their rookie status. Their newest effort is Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent, a well-programmed package…

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Blu ray Twilight Time 1969 / 1:85 / 105 Min. / Street Date January 29, 2018 Starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliot Gould, Dyan Cannon Cinematography by Charles Lang Written by Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker Music by Quincy Jones Edited by Stuart H. Pappé Produced by M.J. Frankovich,…

Tom Jones

Tom Jones Blu ray Criterion 1963 / 1:66 / 128 Min. / Street Date February 27, 2018 Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith Cinematography by Walter Lassally Screenplay by Tony Richardson, John Osborne Music by John Addison Edited by Antony Gibbs Produced by Tony Richardson Directed by Tony Richardson Yorkshire native Tony Richardson, lauded…