Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema – Opening Night (Criterion Collection)

Disc 1: Smiles of a Summer Night (Opening Night) When starting this journey into Bergman’s cinema, I certainly did not expect a sex comedy to be my jumping off point. I can understand why Criterion would want to open this massive collection with a film like Smiles of a Summer Night though. It’s a crowdContinue reading “Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema – Opening Night (Criterion Collection)”

Produced by Roger Corman, Directed by Women

For my first post, I though it would be appropriate to cover one of my favorite figures in all of movie history, Roger Corman. With nearly 400 films to his credit, I had to narrow down the focus or I’d write a book. I noticed the Criterion Channel had a feature on the Women Director’sContinue reading “Produced by Roger Corman, Directed by Women”

Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Arrow Video)

Disc 1: Blood Feast: Blood Feast is regarded as the first splatter film, which makes it hugely important in the history of exploitation cinema. It is just as famous for its on screen depictions of gore, as wild and fun as they are, as it is for its marketing. The producer came up with theContinue reading “Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Arrow Video)”