January2018

  • The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 1 (1964-1966)

    When Warner Brothers shut down its animation department in 1963, Friz Freleng was the only remaining director from the golden age of Looney Tunes still with the studio.  At that time, Warners executive David DePatie, asked Friz if he would be interested in going into business together on a...
  • Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dynamite Coming to Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics announced today that they will release Sergio Leone’s Duck, You Sucker, a.k.a. A Fistful of Dynamite, on a Blu-ray packed with extras on March 6th.  Here’s the full announcement from the Kino Lorber Studio Classics Facebook page:   Coming March 6th on DVD and Blu-ray!...
  • Criterion Titles for April

    The Criterion Collection announced its Blu-ray slate for April earlier this week, but as I have been sick, I’m just getting the titles posted now.  The line-up includes one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made, as well as titles by Sophia Coppola and Jim Jarmusch.  There’s also something...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Matinee (Shout Select)

    For the release week of January 16th: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Matinee : MANT! Joe Dante’s love letter to the gimacky hucksterism of producer/director William Castle stars John Goodman as Lawrence Woolsey, a fictional director who plans to release his latest horror film during the...
  • Méliès‘ A Trip to the Moon to be Re-released on Blu-ray

    Fans of silent film in general and Georges Méliès in particular should be thrilled with today’s announcement from Flicker Alley.  If you are interested in the disc, don’t hesitate, because you will receive a $10 discount if you order it today. Here’s the official announcement:   Announcing the re-release of...
  • Arrow Academy April Titles

    Arrow Academy, the “art house” label of Arrow films posted their April Blu-ray announcements, including films from G.W. Pabst, Jean-Luc Godard, and a cult film from New Zealand, starring Sam Neill and Warren Oates. Please note: Not all of the titles below will be released in the U.S., and those that are “U.K....
  • Indicator March Releases

    Indicator, a boutique British video label from Powerhouse Films, has announced four upcoming Blu-ray releases for March 2018.  It is a nice mix of prestige titles and forgotten films — the police procedural Town on Trial (1957), “wrong man” comedy/thriller Otley (1969), Stephen Frears’ Gumshoe (1971), and Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975). Although these are...
  • The Young in Heart (1938)

    MGM super-producer David O. Selznick was responsible for such acknowledged American classics as Dinner at Eight (1933), David Copperfield  (1935), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), A Star Is Born (1937), Nothing Sacred (1937), Gone with the Wind (1939), Rebecca (1940), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948), and The Third Man (1949).  Consequently, it is a...
  • Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage

    Don your reading glasses, classic comedy enthusiasts, Here’s more recommended reading from the Bottom Bookshelf: Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage by Robert S. Bader ©2016 Northwestern University Press 544 pages There has been no shortage of books written about The Marx Brothers and their...
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