IRON SKY - DIRECTOR'S CUT [BLU-RAY]: (2012) "I didn’t care for the theatrical version of Iron Sky, and the Director’s Cut fails to make me a fan. That said, it does work better, as it seems better paced and more coherent, so it improves on its shorter rendition." Starring Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby. Entertainment One, $29.98, 3/11/2014.
THE BEST OF BOGART COLLECTION [BLU-RAY]: (2014) "Fans shouldn’t expect anything new from the four-film Best of Bogart Collection; as mentioned, it simply repackages the earlier Blu-rays in one place. If you own none of the earlier releases and want them all in one fell swoop, it makes a good purchase." Starring Humphrey Bogart. Warner Home Video, $49.99, 3/25/2014.
THE WHO - SENSATION - THE STORY OF TOMMY [BLU-RAY]: (2013) "While I don’t know how much “new information” comes from a look at a 45-year-old rock album, The Who: Sensation – The Story of “Tommy” provides a concise look at the subject. It touches on all the appropriate bases in a winning way as it examines the creation of a classic work." Starring Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey. Eagle Rock Entertainment, $19.98, 3/11/2014.
HOUSE OF WAX [BLU-RAY 3D]: (1953) "After 60 years, House of Wax receives attention as a classic of sorts, but I admit I don’t get its appeal. I think the film drags and offers little in the way of drama or entertainment value." Starring Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk. Warner Home Video, $35.99, 10/1/2013.
FROZEN [BLU-RAY]: (2013) "While Frozen offers a fairly enjoyable Disney fable, I don’t think it becomes anything above average. A throwback to the studio’s 1990s fare, the movie gives us a likable adventure but not one that matches up with their better efforts." Starring Kristin Bell, Idina Menzel. Disney, $44.99, 3/18/2014.
GEORGE WASHINGTON - CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY]: (2000) "George Washington exists as a self-indulgent film exercise. All attempts to pretend otherwise appear destined to misfire." Starring Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee. Criterion, $39.95, 3/11/2014.
THE MALTESE FALCON [BLU-RAY]: (1941) "Despite my teenage dislike of the film, as an adult I found The Maltese Falcon to provide a tight and intriguing story. The movie told its tale in a vibrant and concise manner and seemed to deserve its reputation as a classic." Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Warner Home Video, $19.98, 10/5/2010.
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