Kudos to Van Cleef in Santi’s Imitative Debut The Grand Duel (1972) | Blu-ray Review:

Arrow Video resurrects another Lee Van Cleef headliner with 1972’s The Grand Duel, the debut of Giancarlo Santi, who had previously been the assistant director on Sergio Leone’s celebrated The Good, ...

Shameless brings The Mountain of the Cannibal God and Cannibal Ferox to Blu-ray

Shameless has announced that it is bringing two ferocious classics of Italian horror, The Mountain of the Cannibal God and Cannibal Ferox, to Blu-ray in the UK for the very first time. Shameless ...

Italian Actress Elsa Martinelli, Who Famously Starred in The Indian Fighter, Dead at 82: Reports

Italian Actress Elsa Martinelli, Who Famously Starred in The Indian Fighter, Dead at 82: Reports Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, known to U.S. audiences her breakout role in 1955’s The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas, died Saturday in Rome at the age of 82, according to Italian media. Born ...

The Assassin

Writer-director Elio Petri scores big in his first feature, the story of a heel suspected of murder. Is he a killer, or just an average guy trying to get ahead, who uses women to his advantage? ...

Property Is No Longer a Theft

Can radical theater make a good movie? Elio Petri continues his string of biting social comment movies with a black comedy about rich people, thieves, and the notion of ownership — it’s a caustic ...

That Man From Rio & Up To His Ears | Blu-ray Review

Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio (1964) and Up to His Ears (1965), the first two ...

The Postman Always Rings Twice: Letters From Cinema Retro Readers

Hi, Lee. In his DVD review in issue #30, Adrian Smith writes that The 10th Victim “prefigures Death Race 2000, Rollerball, The Running Man and even The Hunger Games in its idea of murder as mass ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: La Dolce Vita

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 21, 2014 Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95 Studio: Criterion Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg take a dip in the Trevi Fountain in La Dolce Vita. The biggest ...

Win L’Assassino on Blu-ray and DVD combo

To mark the release of L’Assassino on 21st July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray and DVD combo. Released within months of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Antonioni’s La Notte, Elio ...

Criterion Collection: L’Eclisse | Blu-ray Review

After finally securing 1961’s La Notte as part of the Criterion line-up, we’re treated to a new restoration and Blu-ray transfer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Eclisse, which originally graced the ...

Death Occurred Last Night | Blu-ray Review

Raro Video continues remastering rare and obscure Italian titles with the long unavailable 1970 curio from Duccio Tessari, Death Occurred Last Night. A rare hybrid of police thriller and giallo, this ...

Arrow Video Wants All Of Your Money! Borowczyk, The 'Burbs, Eurocrime, Vincent Price, & More Coming To Blu

Arrow Video, the world's leading cult video label, has announced their Q2 line-up for 2014 and it is amazing as usual. In addition to titles that geeks already knew were coming, like Joe Dante's The ...

Blu-ray Release: The Blue Max

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 11, 2014 Price: Blu-ray $29.95 Studio: Twilight Time George Peppard prepares to take to the skies in The Blue Max. John Guillermin’s 1966 aerial war epic The Blue Max ...

Criterion Collection: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion | Blu-ray Review

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film in 1970, as well as the Grand Jury and Fipresci Prize Winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Italian auteur Elio Petri’s Investigation Of a Citizen Above ...

Essential Viewing for Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’: Part One

Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games book series has often been compared with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels, primarily because both center on a young female protagonist and have become phenomenons for ...

Sofía Vergara Has Knockers to Die For in 'Machete Kills' Poster

Just when you thought Robert Rodriguez had gone too far, you realize he hasn't gone too far enough. A new character poster (via Entertainment Weekly) for his sequel "Machete Kills" features the ...

DVD Release: Beyond the Clouds

DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013 Price: DVD $29.95 Studio: Olive Films Kim Rossi-Stuart (l.) and Inés Sastre enjoy each other's company in Beyond the Clouds. Legendary filmmakers Michelangelo ...

Essential Viewing For Fans Of ‘The Hunger Games’ (Part 2)

6- The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim) Directed by Elio Petri Written by Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Ennio Flaiano and Elio Petri Italy,1965 The 10th Victim was the first ...

Gary Ross's "The Hunger Games"

R Kurt Osenlund gives Gary Ross's The Hunger Games three out of four stars, which is a fairly solid endorsement, coming from Slant. That's nice and all, but The Hunger Games as a film is really only ...

‘Hunger Games’ Review: Compelling But Implausible, Like 'American Idol' with a Body Count

‘Hunger Games’ Review: Compelling But Implausible, Like 'American Idol' with a Body Count Like so much of contemporary pop culture, “The Hunger Games” ravenously consumes ideas from other books and movies and repurposes them for its own needs. Not much digging is required to find plot ...

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