The Kid – The Criterion Collection #799 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Kid” is a Charles Chaplin masterpiece which any cineaste or silent film fan should have in their collection.  Highly recommended! Image courtesy of © 2015 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: The Kid – The Criterion Collection #799 YEAR OF FILM: 1921/1922 DURATION: 53 Minutes BLU-RAY DISC INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition, black and white/color-tinted, 1:33:1 aspect ratio, Monaural […]

The Epic of Everest (A J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Epic of Everest” is a fascinating documentary.  It gives us an early peek into the lives of those in Tibet during the 1920’s and also what transpired when filmmaker J.B.L. Noel and the mountaineers of the 1924 Everest Expedition began their ascent.  A silent documentary that manages to capture beauty and tragedy.  Recommended! Images courtesy of © 2015 Kino […]

Dragnet Girl (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Dragnet Girl” is a wonderful inclusion to the “Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Thee Crime Dramas”.  It’s no doubt a film that is inspired by Ozu’s love for Hollywood film noir. Image courtesy of © 1933 Shochiku Co., Ltd. 2015 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Dragnet Girl (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime […]

That Night’s Wife (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

This film is another wonderful addition to the “Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas”. It’s shorter and much darker than the other two films, but still, entertaining and keeps you on your feet as how you think the film may end, may keep changing, because of the way the final 10 minutes is structured. Still, “That Night’s […]

Walk Cheerfully (from the Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas) (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

   “Walk Cheerfully” is a wonderful inclusion to the “Eclipse Series #42 – Silent Ozu: Thee Crime Dramas”.  And for those who like a little comedy, romance and drama, will surely find Ozu’s “Walk Cheerfully” to be an entertaining silent film! Image courtesy of © 1930 Shochiku Co., Ltd. 2015 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Walk Cheerfully (from […]

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” would also be remembered for the magnificent, yet creepy performances by its main talent and their movement and expressions, introducing the “twist ending” to cinema and also for its gorgeous set design that would set the course for the German Expressionist cinema movement for many years to come. For silent film fans, especially those collecting […]