Dustin Putman

Dustin Putman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Dustin Putman's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 59%

Carnage Park (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] "Carnage Park" is very light on extras, but the film is worth seeking out on its own merits. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/4 93%

Carrie (1976)

"[Blu-ray Review] Fans (and if you're not a fan, who are you?) will be on cloud nine. The Scream Factory edition of "Carrie" is one of the best Blu-ray releases of the year. A must-buy." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 81%

The Thing (1982)

"[Blu-ray Review] The ongoing legacy of "The Thing" is done right by Scream Factory with a top-notch new 2K scan. Seriously, this movie looks better than ever. "The Thing" receives my highest recommendation. A must-own." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 11, 2016
2/4 0%

Satanic (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Magnet Releasing's Blu-ray is the best way to see it in terms of quality, but only serious horror fans should feel the need to seek it out." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Fender Bender (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Equipped with strong picture and audio, and a slew of terrific (and, in the case of the "Retro VHS" cut, creative) special features, "Fender Bender" earns an affectionate recommendation on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3.5/4 64%

Lady in White (1988)

"[Blu-ray Review] Whether you are a big fan of "Lady in White" or seeing it for the first time, this is a very safe outright purchase—utterly perfect for the Halloween season. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2.5/4 71%

The Ones Below (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] A well-crafted thriller, low-key yet definitely unnerving. Magnet Releasing's Blu-ray release is strong all around, with the picture presentation especially impressive. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 88%

The Commitments (1991)

"[Blu-ray Review] Image Entertainment has pulled out all the stops with its Blu-ray release. Love and care and attention to detail have been paid to this catalogue title, resulting in a fantastic, features-stacked package that fans should be all over." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 29, 2016
4/4 56%

Raising Cain (1992)

"[Blu-ray Review] Scream Factory has surely outdone themselves with their features-packed Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's too often unsung 1992 gem "Raising Cain."" ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/4 77%

The Phenom (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] The movie means well, and features a few nice performances, but whether it is wholly successful is up for debate. Because of this, it would be wise to give it a rental first." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

Der Bunker (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Artsploitation Films' "Der Bunker" is one of the most unexpected finds of 2016, an eccentric, unsettling original making its U.S. premiere with this excellent Blu-ray release." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 44%

Clown (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Classy and icky, atmospheric and chilling, "Clown" astutely plays into the unknown mystique coulrophobia is made of. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 43%

Bite (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Those who can shut their brains off will be more receptive to the lurid pleasures "Bite" has to offer. For them, this nice-looking, even-better-sounding Blu-ray offers a nice little plethora of extras, and is recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/4 94%

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

"[Blu-ray Review] Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is one of the year's best Blu-ray releases, and receives my highest recommendation." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Aug 1, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Hellhole (1985)

"[Blu-ray Review] There is certainly an audience for a film of this brazen, unapologetic, off-kilter nature, and you know who you are. For these viewers, "Hellhole" comes recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jul 25, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Don't let this must-own gem pass you by." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jul 24, 2016
2.5/4 38%

Bad Moon (1996)

"[Blu-ray Review] Fans will be very happy with this Blu-ray release, while those who have never seen it will be in for a nice surprise. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jul 13, 2016
1.5/4 0%

Cabin Fever (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] The always-reliable Scream Factory never disappoints with their releases, and this high-def offering is as good as the film will look. More casual consumers can feel pretty secure, though, in sticking with Eli Roth's original." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 28, 2016
2.5/4 50%

Endgame (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Formulaic but earnest and likable, the film will easily entertain kids and prove familiar yet certainly diverting for adult viewers. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 27, 2016
3/4 26%

The Crush (1993)

"[Blu-ray Review] When word came that Scream Factory was putting this title out on Blu-ray, there was much rejoicing. This is a great release, one with a number of quality new special features. "The Crush" comes highly recommended on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 20, 2016
2.5/4 82%

The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] It's not deep, but it does entertain and sets one's nerves on edge more than once. Bonus content is relatively brief but informative, while picture and audio are without fault. "The Wave" comes recommended on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Sorceress (1994)

"[Blu-ray Review] Mixing the supernatural with loads of ogling and foreplay, it is a curiosity and an artifact from the mid-1990s era of soft-core direct-to-video flicks. If this has left you intrigued, then you may very well be the audience for it." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 25%

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] "Kill Your Friends" is an acquired taste, but one which fans of author Bret Easton Ellis and "Fight Club"-era David Fincher might enjoy. Recommended for fans. For those who haven't seen it, a rental will be the safer choice." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 64%

The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Isn't sure whether it wants to be scary or funny, the tonal tug & pull lessening the impact of both its horror and its sometimes too-broad comedy. For slasher fans and Scream Factory enthusiasts, "The Funhouse Massacre" comes recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Disney's Blu-ray release is fluffy on bonus content (save for an informative 14-minute documentary on the real-life story), but it wholly delivers with its superb HD picture and lossless audio. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 24, 2016
3.5/4 91%

The Witch (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] A classy, thought-provoking horror film, one that averts from any and all current trends of the genre. Lionsgate and A24's Blu-ray release is top-notch. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 19, 2016
0/4 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Lionsgate's Blu-ray has a number of special features and looks and sounds terrific, but all is for naught with a film as hateful as this one." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 17, 2016
3/4 15%

Regression (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] A serious-minded thriller with more going on beneath the surface than initially meets the eye, "Regression" deserves a closer look following its blink-and-you-missed-it theatrical showing. Highly recommended on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 16, 2016
3/4 93%

Emelie (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] Led by a darkly captivating performance by Sarah Bolger, the film keeps one on edge and sticks with the viewer long after it is over. "Emelie" is well worth a look and highly recommended on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 3, 2016
0.5/4 No Score Yet

Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] I wouldn't advise anyone to go out of their way to own it. It's really, really bad, and not in a charming way like "Troll 2." " ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted May 3, 2016
2/4 8%

Norm of the North (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] For fans, "Norm of the North" is certainly recommended. For anyone else who is interested, a rental is advisable." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2.5/4 50%

#Horror (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] A lot of care and consideration was brought to this film's creation, and that is worthy of a recommendation all by itself." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Apr 5, 2016
3/4 50%

Cherry Falls (2000)

"[Blu-ray Review] Thanks to Scream Factory, this underrated, classily shot teen horror-mystery has finally received its moment in the spotlight. "Cherry Falls" earns a wholehearted recommendation." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Mar 27, 2016
2/4 20%

Invasion U.S.A. (1985)

"[Blu-ray Review] Shout! Factory's Blu-ray release has an excellent assortment of new special features, looks fantastic, and sounds, well, loud. "Invasion U.S.A." is recommended for action buffs and a must-own for fans of the film." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3/4 35%

Disturbing Behavior (1998)

"[Blu-ray Review] Unappreciated at the time of its release & worth reconsidering now that so many years have passed, the film is a product of its time but also one that holds up. Naturally, fans should not hesitate to pick up this disc. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

Estranged (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Well Go USA's Blu-ray release looks and sounds great, and comes with a making-of featurette delving much deeper into its creation than a typical, flowery EPK. "Estranged" comes highly recommended on Blu-ray." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/4 19%

Love the Coopers (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Unfairly derided upon initial release, "Love the Coopers" is a warm, earnest, feel-good entertainment. Highly recommended, though you may want to wait until the Christmas season to give it a watch." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2.5/4 48%

Freeheld (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Lionsgate's Blu-ray release of "Freeheld" is one of real quality. Kudos, especially, for including the moving original documentary short upon which the picture is based." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Feb 2, 2016
2.5/4 24%

Hellions (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Scream Factory's Blu-ray release is light on extras, but having this cinematic ode to Halloween on Blu-ray is worth celebrating all by itself. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1/4 7%

Martyrs (2016)

"[Blu-ray Review] While the 2008 French original should be actively sought out by horror genre enthusiasts, this significantly inferior rendition is, sadly, not worth your time. If interested in comparing and contrasting, rent it." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Feb 1, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Deathgasm (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Quick-witted horror-comedy "Deathgasm" is destined to find a cult audience on digital and home-video formats. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jan 6, 2016
2.5/4 25%

Condemned (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] This isn't a pleasant film, but for those who appreciate uncompromising, tonally grim genre fare with a scrappy creative enthusiasm and distinct vision defying a production's limited budget, it is worth checking out. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jan 6, 2016
2/4 43%

Over Your Dead Body (Kuime) (2014)

"[Blu-ray Review] A rental may be in order for non-diehards, but a purchase to support Scream Factory's output will help to ensure the future release of more international horror titles." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Jan 4, 2016
2.5/4 27%

The Car (1977)

"[Blu-ray Review] Well shot and pleasingly suspenseful, "The Car" has never looked better than it does on this high-definition format. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Dec 14, 2015
2.5/4 76%

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] "A Christmas Horror Story" will be of interest to horror and anthology fans, or anyone who simply likes an anarchic edge to their Christmas-movie viewing. Recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
2/4 25%

Bound to Vengeance (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] I personally love that Scream Factory is currently in partnership with IFC Midnight to release their titles on the Blu-ray format, even when certain ones, like "Bound to Vengeance," are hit-and-miss." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2.5/4 11%

Pay the Ghost (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] RLJ Entertainment's Blu-ray release of "Pay the Ghost" is a barebones affair, but the film—a supernatural horror-mystery craftily rewriting Celtic folklore about Samhain—is worth seeing." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/4 33%

Some Kind of Hate (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] It is easier to admire "Some Kind of Hate" for what it is trying to do rather than for what it ultimately achieves." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Nov 10, 2015
3.5/4 91%

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] Lionsgate and A24's Blu-ray release is wonderful from top to bottom. Highly recommended." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Nov 10, 2015
2.5/4 57%

Stung (2015)

"[Blu-ray Review] "Stung" will likely be a happy discovery for fans of nature-run-amok cinema. For them and even casual horror-comedy fans, Scream Factory's Blu-ray certainly delivers the goods." ‐ TheBluFile.com
Posted Oct 27, 2015
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