Welcome to The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, a film-lover's safe haven to bask in the warm glow of cult favorites, over-looked cinematic gems, rediscovered classics and downright fun flicks on DVD and Blu-ray. Created and hosted by David A. Rose.


Special Episode:
The DVD Shelf Top Spots: Top 10 Batman Animated Movies

To celebrate the recent release of The Lego Batman Movie, David counts down his top ten favorite animated Batman films!


Episode 32:
The DVD Shelf: Groundhog Day

In this episode, David revisits one of his favorite comedies of all time, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray!


Episode 31:
The DVD Shelf: Stephen King's It

In this episode, David revisits the original 1990 made-for-TV miniseries It, which has since become a cult classic and briefly discusses the development of the brand new version coming in 2017.


Episode 30:
The DVD Shelf: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

David Rose returns from an extended hiatus with a rather appropriate review of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the epic animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel.


Episode 29:
The DVD Shelf: Good Morning Vietnam

In paying tribute to the late, great Robin Williams, David Rose will focus on one of his favorite starring roles - the 1987 comedic war drama, Good Morning Vietnam.


Episode 28:
The DVD Shelf: Bad Santa

David Rose sits on the lap of the 2003 dark comedy, Bad Santa, which stars Billy Bob Thornton as an embittered veteran con artist under the guise of a department store Santa Claus.


Episode 27:
The DVD Shelf: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this genre essential, The DVD Shelf will dig deep under the skin and see why The Texas Chain Saw Massacre still packs a punch after four decades and countless imitators.


Episode 26:
The DVD Shelf: The Green Hornet

In this episode, David looks at the Green Hornet's illustrious history and then puts Seth Rogen's controversial turn as the masked vigilante to the test and sees if the film truly deserves the hate it gets.


Episode 25:
The DVD Shelf: The DVD Shelf Goes Hawaiian

Bursting with colorful footage filmed on-location in Hawaii, this virtual vacation will jet you off to the beautiful island of Oahu to learn all about Hawaiian history and culture while discovering filming locations seen in a handful of great movies.


Special Episode:
The DVD Shelf: A DVD Shelf Special Presentation

In this special presentation, David Rose and Andy Snyder sit down for an extended conversation about growing up living next door to each other, some of their early collaborative projects and their mutual love for the cinema.


Episode 24:
The DVD Shelf: Falling Down

In this episode of The DVD Shelf, we'll be going a little crazy with Michael Douglas as he navigates the gritty Los Angeles landscape in Joel Schumacher’s 1993 psychological crime thriller Falling Down.


Episode 23:
The DVD Shelf: Twilight Zone The Movie

David steps into another dimension to review the 1983 anthology horror/fantasy film, Twilight Zone: The Movie, which was divided into four separate stories that were brought to life by four of the era’s most sought-after filmmakers.


Episode 22:
The DVD Shelf: Godzilla (1954)

In this extra large episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, David Rose delves deep into the creation of one of the most famous giant monsters in movie history, Godzilla.


Episode 21:
The DVD Shelf: Top 10 Christmas TV Specials

Ring in the holiday season with The DVD Shelf, but in this special Christmas episode, David takes a winter vacation from movie reviewing to look at his top-ten Yule-tide TV specials.


Episode 20:
The DVD Shelf: Batman - The 1966 Movie

In the monumental twentieth episode of The DVD Shelf, David celebrates the lighter side of The Dark Knight by delving deep into the 1966 Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo.


Episode 19:
The DVD Shelf: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

In the most epic installment yet of The DVD Shelf, David takes nearly one hour to look at the beloved live-action/animation hybrid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


Episode 18:
The DVD Shelf: Total Recall (1990)

Recently, Hollywood has made an attempt to wipe the original Total Recall from your memory banks, but David is here to remember it for you - wholesale.


Episode 17:
The DVD Shelf: The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters

Listen up, gamers! In this episode, David looks at the 2007 documentary The King of Kong – A Fistful of Quarters, which gives us a hilarious glimpse at the cutthroat world of retro arcade competitions.


Episode 16:
The DVD Shelf: Arachnophobia

In this episode, David fights off a spider infestation while taking a look at the 1990 horror comedy, Arachnophobia, starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman.


Episode 15:
The DVD Shelf: Ed Wood

In this episode, David takes a look at the Tim Burton film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood, Jr, one of the worst film directors in history.


Episode 14:
The DVD Shelf: Fright Night

In this episode, David takes a look at the 1985 film Fright Night, a classic horror flick from an era when vampires were actually scary.


Episode 13:
The DVD Shelf: Christopher Nolan's Following

In this episode, David takes a look at the very first film from director Christopher Nolan, Following – a black and white thriller that set the stage for his later hit films.


Episode 12:
The DVD Shelf: The Great Outdoors

Right on time with summer, David looks at the classic summer vacation comedy, The Great Outdoors, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.


Episode 11:
The DVD Shelf: Scrooged

To celebrate Christmas in May, David takes a look at the classic holiday comedy, Scrooged starring Bill Murray.


Episode 10:
The DVD Shelf: Batman - Mask of the Phantasm

For Episode 10 of The DVD Shelf, David dips back into the Batman discs with this classic cinematic spin-off of Batman: The Animated Series.


Episode 9:
The DVD Shelf: After Hours

David looks at Martin Scorsese's classic, but generally over-looked film, the 1985 comedy thriller After Hours.


Episode 8:
The DVD Shelf: American Splendor

In this episode, David dives into the life and works of legendary comic book writer and Cleveland native Harvey Pekar with the 2003 film American Splendor starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar.


Episode 7:
The DVD Shelf: Lars and the Real Girl

In this episode, David looks at the 2007 dramedy Lars and the Real Girl starring Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Lars Lindstrom, a mentally delusional man who purchases a love doll off the internet and develops a romantic relationship with her.


Episode 6:
The DVD Shelf: An American Werewolf in London

In this episode, David takes a look at the classic 80’s horror/comedy An American Werewolf in London directed by John Landis, a pet project of Landis’ for over a decade before the film went into production.


Episode 5:
The DVD Shelf: World's Greatest Dad

David takes a look at the hilarious 2009 dark comedy World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams and written and directed by legendary stand-up comic Bobcat Goldthwait.


Episode 4:
The DVD Shelf: Winnebago Man

Ever wonder what happened to that really angry Winnebago salesman from all those YouTube videos? You’ll find out as David discusses the hilarious 2009 documentary Winnebago Man.


Episode 3:
The DVD Shelf: They Live

In this episode, David pulls John Carpenter's They Live off the shelf, an extremely underrated sci-fi horror film from 1988 starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.


Episode 2:
The DVD Shelf: UHF

In this episode of The DVD Shelf, David will be looking at the impressive career of comedic musician "Weird Al" Yankovic focusing on his '80s comedy opus, UHF.


Episode 1:
The DVD Shelf: The Dark Knight

After the endless hate towards movies that circulates on the Internet nowadays, why not dedicate a show to the love of movies? For the first episode, David features a movie that isn't hard to like: 2008’s summer blockbuster The Dark Knight.