Full transparency: all Blu-rays reviewed were provided by Fun City Editions, 88 Films, Arrow Video, and the Criterion Collection.
It’s a juicy season for the devotees of the disc. Movies of all makes and models find their way on this month’s round up. From Fun City Editions, we have the end-of-the-’70’s-tinged neo-noir starring Lisa Eichhorn, Jeff Bridges, and the late great John Heard in an electrifying performance, Cutter’s Way. 88 Films US brings us the follow-up to everyone’s favorite Shaw Brothers movie about lovely weapons designed for clean decapitations in the form of Flying Guillotine 2. Arrow Video delivers a long-awaited crime epic stateside for the first time called A Fugitive From the Past, as well as a double dose of Johnnie To’s stylish action with Running Out of Time 1 & 2. Lastly, Criterion brings us some welcome moody pieces of cinema: Atom Egoyan’s entrancing Exotica and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure.
Sit back, relax, and let me tell you about some fine films to get you through these autumn nights. (more…)