Thir13en Ghosts isn’t a great supernatural horror-thriller though the titular ghosts at least had some interesting make-up effects, a few akin to something out of Hellraiser and the production design was rather good.
The Deer Hunter makes its debut on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray through Shout Factory’s well done presentation including several new interviews and previously released commentary track. The film features great performances from Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.
Escape from L.A. seems to blend together 1980s and 1990s cheese with a mixture of success while others are just too much, though Kurt Russell is still great as Snake. I will say, this one at least does have some replay value.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 is a perfectly serviceable overview of the incredible event that changed the tide of the war for the allies. However, there are far better documentaries out there covering the subject more in-depth.
Glengarry Glen Ross, after all these years still holds up so well, with sharp, pointed dialogue that only David Mamet can write without coming across as pretentious. Beyond that, top notch performances all around, especially Jack Lemmon.
The Curse of the Werewolf is an odd film from Hammer productions as the main star, Oliver Reed, doesn’t even show up until about halfway through and the titular werewolf until the final 10-minutes. Still, when we do see the werewolf, the make-up effects were pretty impressive.
Masked and Anonymous is a movie I never had heard of before despite featuring a noteworthy cast, most of whom appeared for the opportunity to work with veteran musician Bob Dylan. For fans of Dylan, this might be a treat.
Sliding Doors is such an interesting concept of a movie that works thanks to the lovely performances from both Gwyneth Paltrow and a John Hannah who has a lot of quirky charm. After all these years, the film still holds up so well.
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death is certainly an odd title and really doesn’t factor into the plot, which was a tad uneven at times, but I still found the film, which I discovered has a cult following to be entertaining enough thanks to a charismatic cast.