Saturday, January 7, 2017

The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016



From Sight & Sound's annual poll, here's the list of some of my favourite DVD/Blu-ray releases in 2016:
  • Napoleon BFI
  • Shield for Murder Kino Lorber
  • The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates Criterion
  • Lumière! L’invenzione del cinematografo Cineteca Bologna
  • Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries Olive Films


Other favourite releases: Hitler’s Madman (Douglas Sirk, 1943) [Warner Archive Collection], Something Different (Věra Chytilová, 1962) [Second Run], L’Inhumaine (Marcel L’Herbier, 1924) [Flicker Alley], Falstaff – Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965) [Criterion], Moana with Sound (Robert Flaherty, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, 1926/1980) [Kino Lorber], Five American Experimental Films (Various, 1952-57) [Flicker Alley].


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