Review Archive: C

C'était un rendezvous

Anthony Nield has reviewed Spirit Level Film's Region 0 release of Claude Lelouch's infamous C'était un rendezvous. Finally released on DVD, the film looks great though is sadly handicapped by a hefty price tag.

Ça commence aujourd'hui

Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 2 DVD release of Ça commence aujourd'hui

Cabaret

Maria Waters has reviewed the Region 1 release of Cabaret.A grown-up musical that Moulin Rouge owes a debt to. Although released on a poor disc this classic is due a view.

Cabin Fever

Michael Mackenzie has reviewed the R1 USA release of Cabin Fever, a grisly, amusing and much maligned horror film in the mould of 70s splatter movies.

The Cabinet of Caligari

Kev looks at Roger Kay's rather obscure but ambitious 1962 update of Robert Wiene's silent classic. Thanks to FOX this little oddity can be enjoyed for the first time on DVD.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Kev reviews what is undoubtedly one of the most important films of the last 100 years. Robert Wiene's "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is available through Kino Video - re-released on October 5th.

Caché (Hidden)

Michael Haneke raises many questions - and offers very few answers - in his tenth film which examines the line between reality and fiction, subjectivity and objectivity. Caché is an excellent film with two fine lead performances, now released on a strong R1 disc courtesy of Sony which Richard Booth reviews.

Caddie

For his five hundredth DVD review for this site, Gary Couzens looks at a classic and popular hit of 1970s Australian cinema, with a great performance by Helen Morse as a young woman making it on her own in 20s Sydney, released on Region 4 DVD by Roadshow.

Cadfael: The Complete Series 2

Bex has reviewed the recent Carlton release of Cadfael: Series 2, containing the episodes The Virgin in the Ice, A Morbid Taste for Bones and The Devil's Novice.

Caesar and Cleopatra

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 2 release of Caesar and Cleopatra. This adaptation of a George Bernard Shaw play was the most expensive British feature of its day, and although very stagey has dated quite well. It certainly looks good in this restored version from Carlton.

Café de Flore

Love stories linked across two continents and forty years apart in Jean-Marc Vallée's film, now on DVD from Momentum.

Café Lumière

At last a film of Hou Hsiao-hsien's reaches the UK DVD marked. Sadly, it's in a far from impressive form. Anthony Nield reviews ICA's Region 2 release.

Café Lumière

A young independent woman finds she is pregnant, but despite the disapproval of her father she is unwilling to marry. She finds help and understanding for her condition through her friendship with a young man (Tadanobu Asano) who works in a secondhand bookshop. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s film marvellously captures the natural rhythms of life in this homage to Yasujiro Ozu.

Cage of Evil (MGM LE Collection)

Diamonds and a blonde prove too much for an LAPD detective, in this Edward L. Cahn-directed MGM MOD release

Caged

Is Caged (Captifs) another French extreme horror worth savouring?...

The Calamari Wrestler

Yes, this really is a live action film about a wrestling squid. Available to own on DVD now, should you be feeling adventurous.

The Calcium Kid

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Calcium Kid, a middling comedy where milkman Orlando Bloom gets his chance to take on the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Universal's DVD has a good picture and sound, but the extras aren't all they could be. The Calcium Kid is released on 30 August.

Calendar

Atom Egoyan's experimental feature, made for German television, becomes the fifth of Artificial Eye's DVD releases of his work.

Calendar

Life, love and national identity in Atom Egoyan's Calendar, released on DVD by Madman.

California Dreamin'

Awarded postumously at Cannes in 2007, director Cristian Nemescu takes a satirical look at romance and troubled relations between Romania and America during the crisis in Kosovo. Noel Megahey reviews the UK DVD release from Artificial Eye.

Caligula (Four Disc Imperial Edition)

Passed uncut by the BBFC, the complete Gore Vidal's Caligula, by way of Penthouse, comes to R2...

Call Northside 777

Anthony Nield reviews Call Northside 777, Second Sight's forthcoming Region 0 release of Henry Hathaway's 1947 thriller and one which near-replicates Fox's Region 1 disc.

Callas Forever

Noel Megahey has reviewed the French Region 2 release of Franco Zeffirelli's Callas Forever, a fictional biography of opera singer Maria Callas during her last days in Paris. Fanny Ardant stars as the ultimate diva, with Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright.

Camberwick Green: The Complete Series

Here is a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play. But this box can hide a secret inside. Can you guess what is in it today?

Camera Buff

Noel Megahey has reviewed the Region 2 release of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Camera Buff – an early Polish film by the director of the Three Colours Trilogy – a charming light comedy on the pressures of being a filmmaker.

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