Tag: 5 Star Video

Scarface (1983) 4K UHD Review

A Cockroach in Miami’s Midst Scarface is both reactionary and alarmist. Oliver Stone’s screenplay slams the Carter administrations chaotic immigration policy, induces immigrant fears, this while blaming communism’s stranglehold …

The Wizard of Oz 4K UHD Review

Beyond Wonderful The Wizard of Oz released six days before Germany invaded Poland – a last reprieve of fantasy escapism before conflict. It’s appropriate too. Wizard of Oz is …

The Lineup Blu-ray Review

Drug Busters Classic San Francisco plays host to The Lineup, a story of the international drug trade roping in unknowing tourists. It’s sightly, loaded with landmarks, off-setting the harsh …

Kung Fu Monster Blu-ray Review

Kung Fu Gizmo Action Remember Stripe, leader of the naughty monsters from Gremlins? The producers behind director Andrew Lau’s Kung Fu Monster certainly seem to remember the movie, blatantly …

Casino 4K UHD Review

Hole in the Desert The final moments of Casino show old Vegas being torn down. Implosions send once grand buildings to rubble. Sam Rothenstein (Robert De Niro) opines about …

The Prey Blu-ray Review

Finger on Fast-Forward The best part of The Prey involves the discussion of a cucumber sandwich and subsequent eating of said sandwich. That’s by default. The Prey doesn’t hold …

Shaft (2019) Blu-ray Review

Son of the Son of Shaft If possible, look past the drug investigation plot of Shaft. It’s a menagerie of cliches, routine, and derivative non-surprises. Underneath that though comes …

Dinosaurus Blu-ray Review

Virgin Islands Showdown Dinosaurus came out in 1960, fueled by an energetic optimism. World War II was far enough in the past and economic recovery stable. Forgive this Saturday …

Glory 4K UHD Review

Union Faults Before Glory’s climactic charge on a Confederate fort, star Denzel Washington speaks openly to his white superior, played by Matthew Broderick. The discussion turns to what each …