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  1. Bert Greene

    The COVID Vaccination Thread

    Well, I recounted getting my two (Pfizer) vaccine shots last February. I'd mentioned that the 2nd shot left me feeling pretty achy the next day, with a throbbing headache and a ringing in my ears. But it was gone by the following day. ... except for the ringing in my ears. Especially my...
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    The Sea Hawk – Blu-ray Review

    Brenda Marshall is great in "Strange Impersonation" (1946), a wildly improbable, but very enjoyable B-film.
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    My Little Margie - Complete First Season on DVD!

    As I'm sure I probably mentioned upthread, I always loved the opening/closing credits to MLM. The imagery and the music. It just elicited an immediate sense of coziness, the very first time I saw it. I've seen the Republic film "The French Key" (1946), that initially (apparently) utilized...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Muller's argument within the context of the issue is not something I have any big qualms with. But for me, it's the bigger picture of something that has been going on well before this 'Reframed' series. And I'm hardly sitting here with gritted teeth and waving clenched fists or anything over...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Hoo-boy. That "Psycho" discussion. Pretty much exemplifies why I rarely watch this once-imperative channel anymore.
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    Kino Lorber Insider (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    'Biffle and Shooster' were favorites of my grandparents. They saw them perform at the Orpheum, and said they went over even bigger than 'Shaw and Lee.' Earl Burtnett and his Orchestra were also on the ticket there, according to the program herald that my grandmother kept. Probably still have...
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    Roy Rogers in TruColor and Uncut

    The last time I saw Noel Neill at a show (she was a prolific convention guest), she was selling a little book written by Pam Munter on Monogram's "Teen-Agers" film series (1946-48), in which Neill was a regular fixture. It's entitled "When Teens Were Keen," and it's a nice little book...
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    ClassicFlix releasing "The Crystal Ball" and "The Duke of West Point" in June

    Nice news about "The Crystal Ball" and "The Duke of West Point." I hope the latter portends some renewed delving into the Edward Small library. Would love to see "South of Pago Pago" (1940) and "Abroad With Two Yanks" (1944), for example, albeit preferably on blu. Can't help but echo my...
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    The COVID Vaccination Thread

    Early this month, I got an appointment for my 86-year-old father to get his vaccination shot at the local Health Department. I took him there, and he casually asked the nurse if I could get one as well. She was fine with the idea, especially since my father and I live in the same house, which...
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    What's on your Daily Viewing List?

    Don't leave out one of her earliest films, "Persons in Hiding" (1939). It's a real crackerjack of a b-film, and Morison really delivers the goods as a Bonnie Parker style criminal on the run.
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Made sure to tune in to "Native Son" (1951), as I'd never seen it before. It was an odd curio, interesting but awfully clunky at times. The low-budget trappings didn't bother me at all, B-movie buff that I am, but the unevenness did. The first 1/3 of the film seemed to have a rather...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Hadn't seen "The Killer That Stalked New York" (1950) in about 30 years, so I tuned in. But I had the same reaction I did when I first saw it, finding it not terribly engaging. I really don't fault the semi-documentary aspect with Reed Hadley narration and such. I've always rather liked that...
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    Roy Rogers in TruColor and Uncut

    I have an issue of DC's "Jimmy Wakely" run, and it's a really nice item. Those 52-pagers from that era are just downright spiffy little cultural artifacts. I also have single examples of the "Dale Evans" (DC version) and "Alan Ladd" titles, the latter pictured above (issue no. 4). DC also had...
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    The Dakotas on DVD

    I vaguely seem to recall there were several little things in the 'pilot' that didn't quite migrate to the series proper. I'd like to think there was a 'lost' episode in-between the two, in which a traveling frontier doctor named Rudy Wells (played by Martin Brooks) provided our hero with an...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Overall, I tended to enjoy "Johnny Staccato," but I recall that episode "Solomon" singularly trying my patience. Usually I just try to discount such episodes as necessary 'budget' episodes, done on the quick and cheap, with limited sets and emphasis on characterizations and close-ups. But...