Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Man With Two Brains (Warner Archive)

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For the release week of 8/29/17:

Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Man with Two Brains [Blu-ray / Warner Archive]: Steve Martin’s best collaboration with director Carl Reiner is the story of a man who falls in love with a woman for her brain rather than her body.  Unfortunately, that brain is in a jar.  This loony, Mad Magazine-style comedy also stars Kathleen Turner, David Warner, and the voice of Sissy Spacek.

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Son of Paleface [Blu-ray / Kino Lorber Studio Classics]: Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, and Trigger co-star with Bob Hope in the sequel-of-sorts to one of the funny man’s biggest hits.  Son of Paleface is a sequel to The Paleface in the same way Gremlins 2 is a sequel to Gremlins. In both cases, the follow-up is more over-the-top and cartoonish and, to my mind, more entertaining.

Prizzi's Honor [Blu-ray / Kino Lorber Studio Classics]: It’s a good week for Kathleen Turner.  She also co-stars with Jack Nicholson in this late period near-masterpiece by the great John Huston.

Erik The Conqueror (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD / Arrow Video]: Mario Bava, the king of Gothic horror and the man who established the style for the giallo, turns his talents toward swords and sandals in this Viking spectacle.

The Manster [Blu-ray / Shout! Factory]: Half man, half monster, all schlock.


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