Comedy

  • The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics recently released five classic Bob Hope comedies on Blu-ray — My Favorite Brunette, Road to Rio, The Lemon Drop Kid, Road to Bali, and Son of Paleface. While I consider The Lemon Drop Kid the least of these films, it seems appropriate to review that title...
  • 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 :...
  • Matinee Collector’s Edition Final Specs

    Shout Select, the prestige sub-label of Shout! Factory, has announced the final specs for their upcoming Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of director Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993).  This was one of our most anticipated discs of 2017, which was pushed back slightly to early 2018.  However, it sounds like the wait will...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Le Samouraï (Criterion)

    For the release week of 11/14/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Le samouraï : One of the most requested titles from Criterion gets the Blu-ray upgrade that fans have been longing for!  This ultra-cool existential noir by director Jean-Pierre Melville stars Alain Delon as a quiet French hitman. Additional...
  • There’s Always Vanilla (1971)

    George A. Romero gave birth to the modern zombie film with the 1968 release of Night of the Living Dead, which he followed up with Dawn of the Dead in 1978. That’s a big gap, and one in which Mr. Romero was not idle.  Now, thanks to Arrow Video,...
  • Olive Signature December Releases

    Olive Films announced that they will add two more limited edition Blu-rays to their Olive Signature line on December 5th — Max Ophüls’ Letter from an Unknown Woman and Elaine May’s dark comedy A New Leaf.  The titles are limited pressings of 3,500, so don’t delay if you want to add them...
  • Oscar (1967)

    Rich industrialist Bertrand Barnier (Louis de Funès) is about to have a bad day.  First, he is awakened at an early hour by an employee, Christian Martin (Claude Rich), who both requests a 100% raise and admits to having embezzled 60 million francs from the company.  Still, Bertrand can’t arrest...
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

    The classic Universal creature features of the 1930s and 40s served as my entry point into horror cinema.  Filmed in black and white, the films oozed atmosphere, but they never featured anything truly terrifying that my six year-old self couldn’t handle.  The monsters were slow-witted and lumbering, but even...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look (Shout! Factory)

    For the release week of 10/17/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week:Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection : The fact that this is my “pick of the week” should come as no surprise, as I recently reviewed this 7-disc box set and called it...
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