"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Nov 042013
Sony Pictures Choice Collection November Releases

  Here are the titles releasing under the Sony Pictures Choice Collection manufacture-on-demand program on November 5. Feature Films Charley Chase Collection: Volume 2 The great comedic actor Charley Chase continued a very popular run at Columbia Pictures, making several two-reel comedies for the studio. Volume two of this collection highlights not only his slapstick … More

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Oct 302013
'Far From Vietnam': 1967 New Wave Protest Film Arrives Dec. 3

  Far From Vietnam (1967) Initiated and edited by Chris Marker, this is an epic 1967 collaboration between cinema greats Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam. The film brings together an array of contributions, none individually credited, under a unified editorial vision. … More

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Oct 302013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Oct. 29: Boys of Steel, Men Without Fear

  Young Man of Steel THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (1991-92) Joining series star (and now full Producer) Gerard Christopher were comic scribes Andy Helfer, Mike Carlin, and J.M. Dematteis as well as future Justice League animated mainstay Stan Berkowitz who all helped The Adventures of Superboy sail above any syndicated show … More

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Oct 282013
I'm So Excited!: Due Jan. 14

  This comedy from acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar follows a flight crew and their passengers in a precarious situation aboard a flight headed to Mexico City. Desperate to divert attention from the scenario — something is wrong with the landing gear — a trio of campy flight attendants launch into fits of lip-synching, boozing, drugging … More

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Oct 282013
The Attack: Due Nov. 12

  Palestinian surgeon Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) is fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves 17 dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem) not only died … More

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Oct 232013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Oct. 22: Alice, Sugarfoot & Paramount's Playhouse

TV GONE WEST SUGARFOOT: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1958-59) Saddle up for another shot of sarsaparilla alongside the wild west's coolest counselor-by-correspondence, "Sugarfoot" Tom Brewster (Will Hutchins). Tom continues to wander the west while pursuing his law degree by mail, always ready to outwit first and resort to violence last in this 5-Disc, 20-Episode collection. … More

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Oct 222013
Criterion January Releases

  Criterion will kick off the New Year with a wide variety of titles from all over the world, running the gamut from slapstick to suspense to intimate drama, all in Blu-ray and DVD dual editions. First there's Stanley Kramer's mega-madcap movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" in a jam-packed edition, featuring a … More

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Oct 212013
D.W. Griffith's 'Intolerance' Arrives on Blu-ray

  "Intolerance," D.W. Griffith's 1916 silent cinema milestone, has been remastered in 2K by the Cohen Film Collection and will be made available on Blu-ray for the first time on Nov. 5. (A remastered DVD version will also be released). Griffith changed the course of film history with his 1915 Civil War blockbuster "The Birth … More

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Oct 122013
Naked City: The Complete Series due Nov. 5

  Naked City: The Complete Series (1958-63) is a 29-nine disc set with all 138 classic episodes of the acclaimed Emmy Award-winning police drama series filmed entirely in New York City and starring Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, James Franciscus, John McIntire and Nancy Malone. "Naked City's" first season featured half-hour episodes while the … More

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