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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 282014
Olive Films April Releases

Looks like Olive Films is making a concerted effort to raise its profile in the home entertainment marketplace: The Chicago-based company — which boasts more than 500 titles cultivated from the libraries of Paramount, Republic, Warner and HBO — has created a monthly newsletter, written by SPPR, Inc. on behalf of Olive Films, highlighting its … More

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Mar 262014
Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection: Due April 29

  From Warner Home Video: The Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, released in 2012, sold more than 30,000 sets at $499.99 SRP and is now completely sold out. To continue offering fans access to the most successful film franchise in history, a new collection will be available April 29 — the Harry Potter  Hogwarts Collection. The … More

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Mar 242014
HBO's True Detective: Due June 10

  True Detective: The Complete First Season (2014) Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Monaghan, Tory Kittles, Eric Price, J.D. Evermore, Madison Wolfe. HBO’s highly watchable (and very R-rated and gory) eight-part series explores the underbelly of law, order, politics, religion and crime over the course of two decades in Louisiana (and, by proxy, America). In … More

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Mar 222014
Her: Due May 13

  Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity … More

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Mar 212014
Facets to Release William Friedkin's First Film for the First Time on DVD

  The People vs. Paul Crump (1962) William Friedkin’s first feature film, newly restored from an archival 16mm print. Before directing “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” William Friedkin made one of the most powerful documentaries you’ve never seen. Paul Crump, 22, was caught up in a failed robbery with four other black men and … More

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Mar 192014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Due June 10

Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, the film follows Ryan (Chris Pine) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow. Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to … More

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Mar 192014
The Lucio Fulci Collection: Due April 8

The Lucio Fulci Collection Three DVDs Label: Severin Films Total Run Time: 306 Minutes Perversion Story- 92 Minutes; The Eroticist- 109 Minutes; The Psychic- 97 Minutes Language: Italian, Subtitled in English Genre: Drama MPAA Rating: NR Closed Captioned Color Widescreen 1.85:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Region: 0 Production Years: Perversion Story 1969 The Eroticist 1972 … More

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Mar 172014
The Pawnbroker (Blu-ray): Due April 22

  The Pawnbroker  (1964) Dir.: Sidney Lumet; Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Thelma Oliver, Jaime Sanchez, Raymond St. Jacques. Rod Steiger gives a mesmerizing Oscar-nominated performance as the embittered survivor of a Nazi death camp — where his wife, parents and children were murdered — who can’t escape the ghosts of his past. His … More

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Mar 102014
The Best of Bogart Blu-ray Collection

The Best of Bogart Blu-ray Collection is a four-disc set with previously released Blu-ray versions of  “Casablanca,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” and “The African Queen,” packed in a nice, compact box with a great cover shot of Bogart; $49.99. Extras: Collectible art cards plus many of the features from the … More

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Mar 102014
The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series: Due May 27

The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series (1972-78) Nineteen-disc set with all 142 episodes of the sitcom classic that stars the incomparable Bob Newhart as Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist who finds himself surrounded by some unusual and neurotic characters on the job, as well as at home. Stars Suzanne Pleshette as his quick-witted … More

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