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DVD Talk reviews for Thursday, November 7th, 2019
 
<div style="font-weight:bold;font-size:15px">DVD Talk Collector Series</div><blockquote><table><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74070"><img src="http://images.dvdtalk.com/covers/B07VGTYB3C.jpg" border="0" style="margin-right:5px;margin-bottom:5px" align="left" /></a><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74070"><strong>The Queen of Spades (Blu-ray)</strong></a><br /><small>by Stuart Galbraith IV</small><hr /><span class="rss:item"> <p><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74070"> </a>Unjustly obscure, even semi-lost for many decades since its release, <I>The Queen of Spades</I> (1949) today is often ranked alongside <I>Dead of Night</I> (1945) among the greatest British horror films ever made. <p>Its renewed status is a bit misleading. Adapted from Alexander Pushkin's 1834 short story, already an 1890 opera by Tchaikovsky, <I>The Queen of Spades</I> certainly has a few very effective flashes of horror near the end, but mostly it's a gorgeously photographed literary adaptation. While certainly in the same league as <I>Dead of Night</I>, the two pictures are nothing alike beyond their handsome production values. In some respects, <I>Queen of Spades</I> reminds the viewer of the horror-like scenes in David Lean's <I>Great Expectations</I> (1946) and <I>Oliver Twist</I> (1948), with flashes of Max Oph ls. In other ways, it anticipates the later films of Italian Mario Bava, whose contri...<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74070">Read the entire review &raquo;</a></p></p></b></i> </span></td></tr></table></blockquote><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="font-weight:bold;font-size:15px">Recommended</div><blockquote><table><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74072"><img src="http://images.dvdtalk.com/covers/B07RR73TLZ.jpg" border="0" style="margin-right:5px;margin-bottom:5px" align="left" /></a><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74072"><strong>Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (Blu-ray)</strong></a><br /><small>by Adam Tyner</small><hr /><span class="rss:item"> <p><a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74072"> </a><p><em>Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans Go!</em></p><div align="center"><table width="95%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="2" class="review-table leadImg"><tbody><tr><td align="center"><a href="javascript:;" onclick="imgPopup('1573146231_1.jpg')"> </a></td></tr><tr><td align="center" class="review-cell">[click on the thumbnail to enlarge]</td></tr></tbody></table></div><p>Wait, that's not it.</em></p><div align="center"><table width="95%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="2" class="review-table"><tbody><tr><td align="center"><a href="javascript:;" onclick="imgPopup('1573160004_1.jpg')"> </a></td></tr><tr><td align="center" class="review-cell">[cl...<a href="http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=74072">Read the entire review &raquo;</a></p></p></b></i> </span></td></tr></table></blockquote>


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