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ON DVD & BLU-RAY

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964 (Indicator)

Another fine box set covering the Dynamation pioneer, featuring Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts and First Men in the Moon - albeit with one slight irk.

The seven-headed hydra from Jason and the Argonauts

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The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen Volume One Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

A review of the 3-movie box set of works by the Dynamation pioneer: It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver.

The Ymir creature from 20 Million Miles to Earth


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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Blu Ray (Eureka!)

A fine 4K restoration of director Henry Levin's dated but enjoyable version of Jules Verne's adventure novel, starring Pat Boone and James Mason.

Sparks fly between James Mason and Arlene Dahl in Journey to the Center of the Earth


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Dreamscape (1983) Blu Ray from Second Sight starring Dennis Quaid

This lesser-seen but interesting genre-bending fantasy gets a Blu Ray release packed with brand new extras courtesy of Second Sight.

David Patrick Kelly is a natural bad guy in Dreamscape

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Belladonna of Sadness (1973) Blu Ray (All The Anime)

A hymn to the potency of subliminally disturbing imagery - or a full-on acid trip in an art museum?

Belladonna of Sadness

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The Sinbad Trilogy Blu Ray & DVD Limited Edition (Indicator)

A must for those who are nostalgic about the films, and for those who want to find out what made Ray Harryhausen so cherished.

Dragon and Cyclops face off in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad


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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Blu Ray & DVD & Digital Download (Universal)

Technically impressive but somewhat overrated fantasy adventure is beautiful but unoriginal.

Stop motion in Kubo and the Two Strings

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​Suicide Squad (2016) Extended Cut Blu Ray & Digital Download (Warner)

2016's most disappointing blockbuster only improves slightly in this extended version.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

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​​Roxanne (1987) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka)

Fred Schepisi's Steve Martin star vehicle has a nose for good jokes - but not for substance.

Steve Martin in Roxanne

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​Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

A beautiful and feature-rich Criterion presentation of Kurosawa's intermittently incredible but somewhat flawed anthology.

Fox Wedding in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

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Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

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