November2017

  • Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret tend un piège, 1958)

    Between 1931 and 1972, Georges Simenon wrote 75 mystery novels and 28 short stories centered around a gruff, introspective, pipe-smoking, Parisian police inspector that he dubbed Jules Maigret.  Not only were the books tremendously popular; Simenon soon saw the potential to extend the character into other media.  Merely one...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Wrong Guy (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of November 28th: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Wrong Guy : This hilarious Canadian Hitchcock spoof from writer/actor/comedian Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall) never received a U.S. theatrical release.  That’s a shame, because The Wrong Guy was funnier than...
  • Arrow Video & Academy February 2018 Titles

    The Criterion of cult, Arrow Video, and their art-house sister label, Arrow Academy, posted their February Blu-ray announcements this morning. Being that Arrow is a British company, keep in mind that not all of their titles will be released both in the U.K. and the U.S., due to distribution...
  • $3.99 Kindle E-Book Movie Reference Sale

    While I still prefer reading fiction in the form of real, physical books, I have come to prefer collecting movie reference titles in e-book form.  I love the convenience of being able to access a library of movie reference books on my tablet or cell phone whether I am...
  • Black Friday Weekend Sale Roundup

    Salutations, bargain hunters, Black Friday can be a bit overwhelming with every website on the planet offering some kind of deal.  Here is an overview of some of our favorite bargains being offered this weekend to help you in your pursuit of Blu-ray bargains:   Amazon.com will be offering...
  • Blood Rage (1987)

    Welcome back, dear readers.  It’s been a while since I visited the Junk Drawer; but since it’s Thanksgiving, I thought that I would share a real special film for you today. When you think Thanksgiving, you think family gatherings, too much food, football, and slasher films. Well, maybe not...
  • Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

    Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when cinematic thrills came in action-packed, weekly installments.  In the first half of the 20th Century, movie theaters would lure young audiences back for weekly Saturday matinées, no matter what feature film was being unspooled, by including a serial...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films (Kino Lorber)

    Happy Black Friday (and Thanksgiving) week, fellow film fanatics.  Here are a few notable titles that are hitting stores on Tuesday — just in time for the stampedes. For the release week of November 21st: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films :...
  • The Crazies (1973)

    Welcome back, everyone, to the third and final review for the Arrow Video release of George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (6-Disc Limited Edition) Box Set.  This time I am reviewing The Crazies (1973), Romero’s biggest and most complex movie up to that point in his...
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