"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jul 222016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: When Bogie Met Bacall & Widescreen Wonders

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944) on Blu-ray Howard Hawks' masterpiece, loosely adapted from the Hemingway novel with an assist from fellow Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, still scorches the screen thanks to the sparks palpably sizzling off its two leads, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their first pairing. Freshly-minted screen siren Bacall – still … More

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Jul 122016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: July 12

SILK STOCKINGS (1957) on Blu-ray Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse say sayonara to cinema song and dance in this eye-poppingly delightful musical film adaptation of the stage musical version of Ninotchka from director Rouben Mamoulian and producer Arthur Freed. And it's given a perfect polychromatic sheen along with a room-filling 5.1 DTS audio mix on … More

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Jun 292016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Unsinkable Molly Blu

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (1964) on Blu-ray The divine Ms. Debbie Reynolds delivers a career-defining performance in this film adaptation of the Broadway smash that doubles our delight thanks to the audio-visual magic of High Definition and blazing talent. Debbie plays the redoubtable Rocky Mountain rags-to-riches heroine who wouldn't let anything drag her down – … More

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Jun 142016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Victor/Victoria and the Boy-Stars

VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) on Blu-ray One of legendary director Blake Edward's finest confections, this neoclassic screwball comedy dives deep into questions of sexual identity while never losing its "Le Jazz Hot" steps. Julie Andrews delivers another career-defining role as the crossover cross dressing singing sensation Victor, while her The Americanization of Emily  co-star James Garner resurrects … More

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Jun 082016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Highly Defined Duke, Charlie Chan, Too!

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949) on Blu-ray John Ford captains yet another cinema classic, the middle picture of his acclaimed, thematic and source linked "Cavalry Trilogy" (all based on stories by James Warner Bellah), and presents John Wayne with what would become the Duke's favorite film of his extraordinarily prolific film career. Wayne stars … More

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May 102016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Who's Afraid of Blu-ray?

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) on Blu-ray Mike Nichols directorial debut could have been a mess. Filled with megastars, ultra-successful source material and cutting edge content, he pulled it all together creating an astonishing success, the first of many for Nichols, and one of the finest films in the American canon. Elizabeth Taylor and … More

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Apr 262016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Debbie!  Davies! Taylor!

SUSAN SLEPT HERE (1954) on Blu-ray!  Frank Tashlin's colorful Christmas romance gets a tinsel-bright sheen thanks to this new master prepared for a pristine 1080p HD presentation. Debbie Reynolds delights as a delinquent placed under the care of a screenwriter (Dick Powell), desperately in search of a subject. Looney Tunes veteran Frank Tashlin's color palette … More

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Apr 062016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Hitchcock in HD, Hollywood History and Restored Rarities

SUSPICION (1941) on Blu-ray One of suspense-master Hitchcock's most sublime confections, this "did-he-do-it" pairs Joan Fontaine with Cary Grant for a fantastic result. Fontaine plays a bookish heiress on her way to early spinsterhood, while Grant is a penniless rogue who charms his way into her heart and manse. But as the glow of instant … More

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