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DVD Talk reviews for Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Dead of Night (Blu-ray)
<small>by Adam Tyner</small><hr />

None of the guests at this stately country home have ever met Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns), and yet he's spent every night with them for months on end. As he soon informs them, they've all been fixtures in the recurring nightmare that's long been tormenting him. And while names and other similarly personal details elude Walter, he's able to predict certain key moments throughout the day's events that no one could possibly have foreseen &ndash; making his premonitions of something truly evil that awaits all the more unnerving. Some of the guests &ndash; chief among them psychiatrist Dr. van Straaten (Frederick Valk) &ndash; are skeptical, seeking out a more grounded explanation for Walter's plight. Others believe him more than they'd perhaps like to admit. Regardless, they all have stories to tell about their brus...Read the entire review »

Space: 1999 - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
<small>by Jesse Skeen</small><hr />

"Space: 1999" was sort of an attempt at a 1970s "Star Trek", which was finding a broader audience through syndicated reruns than it did on its original network run. Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (who divorced after this show's first season), the premise involves a base on the moon called Alpha which for some reason includes a nuclear waste disposal area. 311 people are working there on September 13th, 1999, when this waste explodes (I guess they figured if that were to happen, it would be better on the moon than on Earth) and sends the moon out of orbit, cast off into outer space and the great unknown. They're able to pick up a TV news transmission before getting too far away fro...Read the entire review »


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Bitter Moon (Blu-ray)
<small>by Thomas Spurlin</small><hr />

The Film:
<hr nospace> The argument that frequently surrounds artists with controversial personal lives is that if the work remains of high quality, then one should be able to dismiss what they do outside their creations and still appreciate what they've made. That's much easier to do when the work doesn't remind one of their questionable acts outside the creative space, especially with the great director Roman Polanski: despite the troubling accusations against him, one can still appreciate the heavy hitters of his oeuvre -- Rosemary's Baby, Repulsion, <A href="https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/38605...Read the entire review »

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