"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 272016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases:  Midnight With The Originals

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997) on Blu-ray Director Clint Eastwood serves up Savannah in style with one of his most confident, accomplished and elegiac offerings. Based on the non-fiction book phenomenon by John Berendt, the narrative revolves around the murder trial of local Savannah socialite Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) and Williams … More

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Aug 092016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Hanging With Maggie the Cat

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) on Blu-ray Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman scorch the screen to cinders with this adaptation of Pulitzer prize-winning Tennessee Williams' play despite the then-enforced production codes squeamishness. And if the exact nature of Brick’s difficulties with desire remain a tad more opaque on the big screen, the two … More

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Jul 282016
Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Vengeance in Blu

THE DEADLY TRACKERS (1973) on Blu-ray Richard Harris takes on Rod Taylor in this tale of a peace-loving Irish-American sheriff turned vengeance crazed killer. A band of outlaws, consisting of Frank Brand (Rod Taylor), Choo Choo (Neville Brand), Schoolboy (William Smith) and Jacob (Paul Benjamin), ride into town and rob the bank. As Sheriff Kilpatrick … More

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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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