Film Noir

  • ClassicFlix December Blu-rays

    New boutique label ClassicFlix has been wasting no time.  Each month they are making surprising and very welcome announcements of Blu-ray debuts of classic titles, most of which are arriving in beautiful new restorations.  For December, they have announced two titles from Gary Cooper, plus a special edition Blu-ray...
  • 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...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)

    For the release week of 9/5/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? : Horace McCoy’s Depression-era story is one of the best hardboiled novels I’ve ever read.  I’ve never seen Sydney Pollack’s film adaptation, but it is high on my “watch...
  • The Woman in the Window (’44) Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced that they will release the Fritz Lang-directed noir classic The Woman in the Window on Blu-ray in the upcoming months.  Full disc specs and the release date will be revealed at a later time. Here’s the announcement, directly from the label’s Facebook page:...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Night Moves (Warner Archive)

    For the release week of 8/15/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Night Moves : Arthur Penn’s 1975 mystery thriller starring Gene Hackman as a private detective getting over his head in the Florida Keys is both one of the greatest detective films and finest neo-noirs ever...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seijun Suzuki’s The Taisho Trilogy (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of 8/8/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy (Zigeunerweisen, Kagero-za and Yumeji) (6-Disc Limtied Edition) : U.S. cult movie fans have long been familiar with Seijun Suzuki’s abstract Yakuza flicks, such as Youth of the Beast (1963),...
  • Steve Martin Blu-rays Coming

    CLEANING WOMAN!!!   It is undeniable that Steve Martin is funny, but not all of his films are gems.  However, when his movies click, they really click; and Steve Martin is always at his funniest when performing material written by Steve Martin. Two Steve Martin movies written or co-written...
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