"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 232014
Milestone Set to Release Two Films by Indie Pioneer Shirley Clarke

  Milestone Film and Video has just announced two additions to its very important “Project Shirley,” the company’s five-year mission to restore and release the works of the brilliant dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker, documentary and indie film pioneer Shirley Clarke (1919-1997). On hand here are magnificent restoration of “Portrait of Jason” (1967) and … More

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Sep 212014
'Money for Nothing' Music Video Doc Due Oct. 7

  Money For Nothing: A History of the Music Video (2013) A rip-roaring look at the past, present and future of the music video, a refresher course on the last 60 years of popular music and the unforgettable images that accompanied them. While the music video became a staple of entertainment with the birth of … More

 Posted by on September 21, 2014 No Responses »
Sep 182014
Warner Archive Collection Sept. 16 Releases: Saddletramps & Saboteurs!

  THE LUSTY MEN (1952) WARNER ARCHIVE SHOP EXCLUSIVE! Nicholas Ray’s noir-tinged dark fable about a bronco-buster lassoed by fate makes its DVD debut at last, and is newly remastered! Exiled from the heaven of the circuit, famed rodeo rider Jeff McCloud (Robert Mitchum) wanders through ranch-hand purgatory and into the lives of Louise (Susan … More

 Posted by on September 18, 2014 No Responses »
Sep 172014
Criterion December Releases

  This December, Criterion will introduce the brilliant and daring director Todd Haynes into the collection. With transgressive films like “Poison,” “Velvet Goldmine” and “Far from Heaven,” he has proven to be among contemporary cinema’s most audacious figures, and perhaps none of his films shows off his extraordinary talents so well as 1995’s “Safe.” In … More

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Sep 152014
Just Announced: 'A Most Wanted Man,' 'Planes: Fire & Rescue,' 'Tammy,' '22 Jump Street'

November 4: A Most Wanted Man Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or … More

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Sep 102014
Warner Archive Collection Sept. 9 Releases: We Pushed The Button!

  THE GREAT RACE Blu-ray Disc (1965) Blake Edwards’ seminal screen comedy sparkles in its 1080p HD presentation, as befits this lavish love letter to the comedy of yore that Edwards intended it to be. This tongue-in-cheek satire set in an early 20th century auto race between The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and Professor Fate … More

 Posted by on September 10, 2014 No Responses »
Sep 052014
'The Avengers: Season 5' Hits Blu-ray on Nov. 11

 (1967) Three-disc set with 25 episodes, $29.99. This classic series follows the escapades of the eccentrically suave John Steed and the strong and sexy Emma Peel, two secret agents whose mission is to face the most mysterious and dangerous — although slightly peculiar — situations. Steed (Patrick MacNee) works for British Intelligence, and the cases … More

 Posted by on September 5, 2014 No Responses »
Sep 052014
'Jersey Boys' Due Nov. 11

  Clint Eastwood’s big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a … More

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Aug 292014
Warner Archive Collection August 26 Releases: Spenser for Hire & The  Bowery Boys

  WORTH THEIR WAITS SPENSER FOR HIRE (1985-86) Robert Urich stars as Robert B. Parker’s legendary Beantown gumshoe-with-a-difference, Spenser. Spenser is cut from a very different cloth than the usual round of TV detectives, a renaissance man who is not afraid to mix up a gourmet salad or just mix-it-up. Full-time bookworm and former boxer, … More

 Posted by on August 29, 2014 No Responses »
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