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THE HILLS HAVE EYES [4K UHD] (1977): "Although it represents a significant improvement over his first film for Wes Craven, The Hills Have Eyes remains only intermittently positive. It offers some intense and intriguing elements but poor acting and cheap production values hinder its success." Written and Directed by Wes Craven. Arrow, $59.95, 11/9/2021.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1978): "As a remake of a classic, Heaven Can Wait reinvents no wheels. Nonetheless, it creates a charming, warm mix of fantasy, comedy and romance." Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie. Paramount, $9.99, 7/27/1999.
CROCODILE DUNDEE [BLU-RAY] (1986): "35 years ago, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit that did wonders for Australian tourism. Seen in 2021, though, it seems vaguely charming but leaves me somewhat befuddled that we all loved it so much back then." Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski. Paramount, $33.99, 9/21/2021.
9 [BLU-RAY] (2009): "Given its interesting characters and themes, I had high hopes for 9. Alas, the end result lacks much to make it special. While I think the movie looks really good, the rest of it seems pretty ordinary." Starring Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly. Universal, $14.98, 12/29/2009.
THE WOLF MAN [4K UHD] (1941): "Despite its status as a classic, 1941’s The Wolf Man seems erratic to me. While it comes with some good action, a lackluster lead performance mars it." Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains. Universal, $79.98, 10/5/2021.
WATERMELON MAN: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY] (1970): "As social commentary, Watermelon Man occasionally hits the mark. Inconsistent tone and pacing become an issue, though, and they limit its effectiveness." Starring Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons. Criterion, $124.95, 9/28/21.
THE GREEN KNIGHT [4K UHD] (2021): "As a twist on the King Arthur legend, The Green Knight comes with the potential to bring us something fresh and exciting. However, it devotes too much effort to its striking visual design and not enough to an involving dramatic narrative." Starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander. Lionsgate, $49.99, 10/12/2021.
THE INVISIBLE MAN [4K UHD] (1933): "Although The Invisible Man isn't a great horror film, it's a fun and clever one that works well eight decades after its original release." Starring Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart. Universal, $79.98, 10/5/2021.
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