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Sep 172019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Murders and Spinach

THE LETTER (1940) New 2019 1080p HD Master In a career packed to the rafters with show-stopping performances, Bette Davis delivers up one of her best in this W. Somerset Maugham adaptation directed by the great William Wyler. In this torrid, tropical melodrama, Davis plays Leslie Crosbie, a wealthy socialite who stuns her island community … More

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Aug 052019
New Releases for the Week of August 6

From the Big Screen: “Pokemon Detective Pikachu,” “The Curse of La Llorona,” “Poms,” “Tolkien,” and “The Souvenir.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week’s Best Bets: “An Angel at My Table” (1990), Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography … More

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Jul 192019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: The Show Must Go On

FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933) New 2019 1080p HD Master  James Cagney demonstrates his Big Apple hoofer bonafides while adding his one-of-a-kind fiery grit to this Busby Berkeley musical packed with the usual sensational suspects. Chester Kent (Cagney) sees the song and dance business hitting the skids with the advent of talkies so he joins the enemy … More

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Jun 112019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Action and Anguish

NONE BUT THE BRAVE (1965) New 2019 1080p HD Master  Frank Sinatra added “director’ to his astonishing resume of wonder with this taut anti-war drama that looked back at World War II with a prescient message for a nation currently wading into the morass of Vietnam. A Japanese-American co-production (the first such venture) and adapted … More

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May 292019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases:  Complicated Men

SHAFT’S BIG SCORE (1972) New 2019 1080p HD Master  Following the astonishing breakout and genre defining success of 1971’s Shaft, star Richard Roundtree, director Gordon Parks and screenwriter Ernest Tidyman reunited for this follow up that plunges Shaft into the middle of a gang war. John Shaft (Roundtree) gets a pre-dawn phone call from a … More

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May 142019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases! Second Ave Show!

PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE (1975) New 2019 1080p HD Master  In this adaptation of his stage play, Neil Simon captures America’s infamous mid-Seventies malaise among the upper middle-class microcosm of Midtown Manhattan. Ann Bancroft and Jack Lemon star as Edna and Mel Edison, whose existence is upended when Mel loses his job. As the city … More

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Apr 092019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Meta Frank

FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958) New 2019 1080p HD Master   Inspired by a notorious radio marketing stunt, the intrepid genre team of producer Aubrey Schenck (Robinson Crusoe on Mars) and director Howard Koch (Born Reckless) hit upon an inspired conceit that was meta before meta was a thing. Desperate for money, the disfigured descendant of the original … More

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Mar 262019
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Dynamite Dames!

NEW ON BLU-RAY! THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT (1966) New 2019 1080p HD Master   Frank Tashlin directs Doris Day as “the drip-dry spy licensed for laughs” in this delightful spy spoof/romantic comedy co-starring the always welcome Rod Taylor and all-star assemblage of comedic supporting players. Day plays Jennifer Nelson, a PR pro who finds herself under … More

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