Comedy

  • 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...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 10/10/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti : It’s a solid release week, and any number of titles could have taken the top spot.  However, the film I’m most interested in revisiting is this delightful late-period romantic comedy from maestro Billy...
  • Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze, 1975)

    The movies are an entertainment medium, but they are also an art form.  Consequently, there is a huge variance in quality, even amongst well-made films.  There are good films.  There are great films.  There are four-star films.  Then, there are those very rare films that transcend the medium and...
  • MVD Rewind Collection

    They say that physical media is dying, but I don’t think it will ever truly die.  Large studio labels may eventually decide that it isn’t worthwhile to continue producing DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K UHD discs; but smaller labels, with their pulse on the collector’s market, will continue to cater...
  • Warner Archive Upcoming Blu-rays

    The Warner Archive posted a flurry of new Blu-ray announcements to their Facebook page last night.  These included the specs for the previously announced, unrated, international cut of John Landis’ Innocent Blood (1992), as well as the new announcements of Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Waiting for Guffman (1996), the Ray Bradbury...
  • You’re Never Too Young (1955)

    Motion pictures provided a poor showcase for the comedy team of Martin & Lewis.  As nightclub comedians, they thrived on the spontaneity of live performance, where they could jump in and out of character, ad-lib, interact with the audience, and try to crack each other up.  Movies were too...
  • The Living Wake (2007)

    Take one part Wes Andersonian whimsy, a couple of parts British absurdism, add a dash of Withnailesque melancholy, shake vigorously, and the resulting cocktail might end up something like The Living Wake. This bizarre indie comedy stars Mike O’Connell as K. Roth Binew, a self-proclaimed artist and dedicated drunkard,...
  • Ernie Kovacs’ Take a Good Look Definitive Collection

    Greetings, over your orthicon tube (as Percy Dovetonsils used to say), While, as a rule, I will mainly focus on movies at It Came From the Bottom Shelf, as a bloodshot-eyed TV addict, I also feel compelled to draw your attention to exceptional television shows that may be off...
  • Warner Archive Blu-ray Announcements

    The Warner Archive will be adding four additional titles to their collection on Blu-ray later this summer/early fall.  The titles include two absolute classics: Arthur Penn’s Night Moves (1975), one of the greatest detective films ever made, and Steve Martin’s funniest film, The Man with Two Brains (1983). The...
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