DVD Verdict

A Class Action Approach to Film Criticism

DVD Verdict is changing its format and publication

As you can see, we’re in the midst of some major changes here at DVD Verdict. The most obvious change to this updated version of DVD Verdict is the format. After years of dealing with site code that h...


Tony Rome/Lady In Cement (Blu-ray)

Frankie goes to Miami.


The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll/The Gorgon (Blu-ray)

Don’t make a sound or turn around!


Term Life (Blu-ray)

Daddy issues and gunfire.

Equals (Blu-ray)

Find your equal.


Popstar (Blu-ray)

Never stop. Bro.


Chosen Survivors (Blu-ray)

1,758 feet underground. A perfect world programmed for man’s survival, except for…


Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Blu-ray) Criterion

“This is my happening and it’s freaking me out!”


The Decalogue (Blu-ray) Criterion

One of the 20th century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling.


Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (Blu-ray)

Here, kitty kitty…


Dead-End Drive-In (Blu-ray)

What more can a kid want…except to get out?


The Bloodstained Butterfly (Blu-ray)

No butterflies were blood-stained in the making of this movie.


The Rift (Blu-ray)

The danger below is now the danger within.


Valley of the Dolls (Blu-ray) Criterion

“You’re alone and the feeling of loneliness is overpowering.”


Warcraft (Blu-ray)



Crimes Of Passion (Blu-ray)

A cold shower.


Humpback Whales 4K Ultra 3D (Blu-ray)

The majestic kings of the sea.


Miss Sadie Thompson 3D (Blu-ray)

One woman’s war to be respected!


  1. I love the new look of the website.

    • Thanks, Ulysses. It’s a work in progress 🙂

  2. Will your full archive of reviews be published again? You guys have been one of my go-to sites for film and DVD criticism, and I don’t want to lose the selection!

    • Thanks, Brian! No need to worry. It’ll likely take us another 4-6 weeks to convert everything over to the new format.

  3. Your site is one of THE ones that I make sure to check when I want to know about films. However, NONE of your links on IMDB work now, NONE. I guess with a new site that would be understandable, but it sure is a nuisance when EVERY damn time I get a ‘no page error’ Grrrrrr….

    So, then I come here and have to figure out how to search, but I guess like you stated in the last response above, it will likely take time to include all of your reviews here.

    Thanks though for the excellent reviews; they really are a great help and all of your people are very good and entertaining at it!

    • Oh, believe me, we’re well aware of the broken links and are working to fix them. What you will find is that everything new being posted to the home page does have working IMDb links, so we’re making progress. Changing 30,000 is a painstaking process.

  4. 30,000…??!!! HOLY SMOKES!!! : )

  5. First impressions? The mighty DVD Verdict now looks worryingly like any of the thousands of movie blogs out there. Still, In Stailey We Trust and all that. Even if the “Judicial System” format is being retired, I really hope the general effort isn’t. I loved the long, wordy reviews available to me on this site and those are fast becoming a rarity out there. Saying simply “the sexual tension between me and the theater exit door during this” might make for a clever capsule review of Suicide Squad and draw 1800 “likes” on Letterboxd, but it doesn’t snap my radish. As long as the obvious love (or fervent hatred) of the movies still comes through, I’ll learn to love the aesthetic.

    • Thanks. The new site is work in progress that will grow and change over time. And trust me when I say we won’t abandon our uniqueness or commitment to film criticism for SEO optimization. That’s just not who we are. The goal here was to abandon outdated tech and bring our content up to current web publishing standards for all devices. What we didn’t realize is just how daunting a task that would be. It’s going to take time and sweat, but we’ll get there.

      • I must also passionately agree with the last poster above. DVDverdict is one of the *** VERY *** few sites that I ALWAYS make absolutely sure to check for reviews of films that I am interested in seeing. There are even a few reviewers here that I favour over the others.

        I too VERY much hope that you will NOT in ANY way abandon the quality and detail that you have had so far that is most helpful and quite superiour to most out there.


        • Thanks! Our quality will definitely not be sacrificed. We care too much to write any other way.


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