Mystery

  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Witches (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of January 9th:  Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Witches : To be completely honest, I’ve never seen this Italian anthology film, but the premise is strong enough that it will likely prompt a “blind buy.”  Silvana Mangano (of Bitter Rice fame) stars...
  • Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (Maigret et l’affaire Saint-Fiacre, 1959)

    On December 5th, Kino Lorber will release new digital restorations of the first two Inspector Maigret movies starring Jean Gabin.  I previously reviewed the first film, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958), so if you are unfamiliar with the Maigret movies, you may want to read the prior review before...
  • Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret tend un piège, 1958)

    Between 1931 and 1972, Georges Simenon wrote 75 mystery novels and 28 short stories centered around a gruff, introspective, pipe-smoking, Parisian police inspector that he dubbed Jules Maigret.  Not only were the books tremendously popular; Simenon soon saw the potential to extend the character into other media.  Merely one...
  • Seven Blood-Stained Orchids Blu-ray

    Greetings, giallo junkies, Put on your black gloves, and pour yourself a glass of J&B.  Code Red has dated and detailed their previously announced Blu-ray release of Umberto Lenzi’s Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972). I haven’t seen this one, but I hear it’s one of Lenzi’s best films, and I’m overjoyed...
  • Jean Gabin as Maigret on Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber announced that they will release two classic French-language mysteries, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) and Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) on Blu-ray on December 5th.  Both star the great Jean Gabin as Georges Simenon’s popular, fictional police commissioner. Inspector Jules Maigret, is one of the most beloved...
  • 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...
  • Who Done It? (1942)

    Most casual film fans know exactly one Abbott and Costello film — Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.  That’s a fine film and a near-perfect blending of the Universal horror aesthetics and Bud and Lou’s burlesque slapstick.  But, (and I know this is heresy) it is not the team’s best...
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