"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 052014
Criterion March Releases

  This March, Criterion will celebrate the vitality and excitement of art-house cinema past and present. First is this year's acclaimed "The Great Beauty," the sumptuous latest from the immensely talented Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, and Italy's submission for the 2013 Academy Awards. Also in March, Criterion looks back at the golden age of European … More

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Dec 062013
Sony Pictures Choice Collection: December Titles

  Sony has added 12 titles to its Sony Pictures Choice Collection manufacture-on-demand program for December, ranging from the rarely seen 1931 "The Avenger" to old standbys such as 1957's "Pal Joey" (long out-of-print) starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak, to the Charles Bronson fight-actioner "Hard Times" (1975). Here's the complete list: Feature … More

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Dec 022013
Fox Cinema Archives Nov.-Dec. Releases

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing their latest selection of vintage films on DVD from their popular Fox Cinema Archives collection. Launched in 2012, the collection already includes more than 200 classic films drawing from the studio’s deep vault of movies. The collection dives into the studio’s rich catalog to resurrect some of the … More

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Nov 222013
'Downton Abbey Season 4' Arrives Jan. 28

  Downton Abbey Season 4 (2014) "Downton Abbey Season 4" airs Sundays on Masterpiece on PBS from Jan. 5 to Feb. 23, 2014. The returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Lily James, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, … More

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Nov 222013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Nov. 19: Singing Shorts & TV Fli

  CLASSIC SHORTS FROM THE DREAM FACTORY VOLUME TWO (1929-46) We heard the cries of "Encore!" following the release of Classic Musical Shorts from the Dream Factory, and so we are pleased to present this rollicking follow-up volume of mostly musical shorts produced by MGM. Two-reel Technicolor extravaganzas, one-reel earthy "Tabloid Musicals," show-stopping MGM Revues … More

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Nov 182013
Criterion February Releases

  Four more of Criterion's favorite directors are back in February with titles new to the collection: Wes Anderson, with the delightful stop-motion-animated hit "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; Alfred Hitchcock, with the rip-roaring espionage thriller "Foreign Correspondent"; Steven Soderbergh, with the warm and wise coming-of-age drama "King of the Hill," never before on DVD or Blu-ray; … More

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Nov 132013
Warner Archive Collection New Releases Nov. 12: Danny Kaye and Jack Benny

  Danny Kaye Clown Collections Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years (1944-48) After conquering the Borscht Belt and Broadway, David Daniel Kaminski (Danny Kaye) got the nod from maverick impresario Samuel Goldwyn and quickly conquered cinema as America's favorite clown. Set contains four features: UP IN ARMS (1944) Kaye makes his feature film debut as the … More

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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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