Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (abbreviated as MGM) was the most prestigious film studio in Old Hollywood. It held that position so firmly that it was often nicknamed the Tiffany Studio, which solidified its reputation as being the most glamorous motion picture company in the world.
For this thread, I'm...
I've been waiting months since the former deal between MGM and 20th Century Fox came to an end on June 30th and the news broke on July 1st of Warner Bros. releasing the first half of Vikings' season 6 on DVD and Blu-ray and Amazon started listing several Warner-reissued MGM DVD and Blu-ray...
MGM RELEASES 1983's 'VALLEY GIRL' ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Beloved Teen Comedy Available for Digital Download Today
LOS ANGELES - April 14, 2020 - Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is releasing its 1983 hit teen comedy Valley Girl across all digital platforms for the first time...
Blu-ray.com is reporting that Vinegar Syndrome have confirmed that they have licensed various genre titles from MGM that will be added to their catalog.
"According to the label, all upcoming releases will be sourced from brand new restorations".
Social media announcement:
It's a rarity these days of "director's cuts," "extended cuts," and all sorts of miscellaneous re-cuttings of motion pictures, that one arrives that's beautifully reconsidered, re-cut, and longer....
and it's far better than the theatrical original.
No need to go into the battles that occurred...
It's a strange time to release The Daniel Craig Collection, as it was soon be an incomplete collection. But regardless, the four films included, Casino Royale - 2k DI, Quantum of Solace - 2k DI, Skyfall - 4k DI, and Spectre - 4k DI, all surpass their Blu-ray counterparts visually.
The Great Roger Corman's 1959 A Bucket of Blood, is being released by Olive, and it's nice to see them bringing out product, as they always do a great job with extras. Their special editions are special.
Mr. Corman, who should be known to most of you, either produced, directed, wrote, or acted...
Time to predict what Shout! will announce for the rest of the year at Comic Con. After that wonderful “Dances With Wolves” set last year (which I plan to get, by the way), here is what I predict for the ComicCon announcement…
From Shout! Select:
DUNE (remastered theatrical, NOT the Buffalo...
I don't know about everyone else, but when I envision a film written by Richard Curtis, I smile.
While he's worked in different genres, I revel in his work in that lands squarely in the rom-com arena, as they're so incredibly multi-layered, entertaining, and just darn sweet.
The ones that come...
If MGM needs to celebrate not only their 95th anniversary but also their own legacy, can they collaborate with Warner Bros. on a publicity campaign (featuring a combination of movies and cartoons from pre-1986 MGM and a large batch of library titles currently owned by MGM) like they did in late...
A Small Circle Of Friends (NOB)
Leo And Loree (NOV)
Happy Birthday Gemini (VHS)
Dr. Jekyl And Mr. Hype (VHS)
Nothing Personal (VHS)
Tell Me A Riddle (VHS)
Mama Dracula (VHS)
Below The Belt(VHS)
Return Of The Secaucus 7 (NOB)
Dracula's Last Rites (VHS)
The Happy Hooker Goes To...
MGM, most prolific of major studios to license their product still have quite a few titles never to reach Bluray. In bold are films I feel are important and Italics means Oscar nominated films. These are based on U.S. releases only
What Do You Say To a Naked Lady? (NOB)
Love Is A Funny Thing...
Sidney Lumet's The Group, is a 1966 production, based upon the bestseller by Mary McCarthy.
The novel won millions of fans, as well as naysayers, and still does:
I've not seen The Group in decades...
I bet it would likely be Warner Bros., I think they should hire some Fox executives to take much better care of their library and distribution deals, and forge more licensing deals with smaller HE distributors/boutique labels, along with a new HE distribution deal with MGM (whose logo would be...
One might wonder how that bit of bottle age will affect a film that was enjoyable at the time of release.
Martha Coolidge's Valley Girl, at 35, brings us back to that era in Hollywood and The Valley, acts as a time capsule, and as a film, still works its charm.
Shout Factory's new Blu-ray...
Is MGM still going to co-finance films with studio partners like Warner, Paramount, Sony and Universal and utilize their distribution services even after relaunching their theatrical distribution arm with Annapurna, or are they trying to break free from the studios they collaborate with and move...
The Complete Hal Roach/Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection DVD Review
The Complete Hal Roach/Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection fills a worthwhile space on the shelf of comedy lovers everywhere.
Spetters Blu-ray Review
Paul Verhoeven’s fifth Dutch film Spetters extended the international reputation he had earned with Soldier of Orange. It’s a long, stark, slice-of-life drama more depressing than exhilarating though certainly there are enough upbeat moments to keep the...
The Woman in the Window Blu-ray Review
The Woman in the Window is a prime film noir from Fritz Lang featuring outstanding performances and a story that intrigues from the start and draws one into its ever-tightening noose around its protagonist’s neck.
The Woman in the Window, a 1944 Fritz Lang film, produced by Nunnally Johnson, and photographed by Milton Krasner, is pure mid-'40s noir.
But with a touch of It's a Wonderful Life and Wizard of Oz, thrown in for good measure.
I'll not discuss, as to give away a plot line could be devastating...
For me, any time we have the release of a new well-produced Blu-ray of a William Wyler film, it's a time to pause and celebrate.
And his 1958, The Big Country, is one such cause for celebration.
But we'll up the ante.
Fistful of Dollars, was the earliest of the Clint Eastwood / Sergio Leone Italian western imports.
There were thousands that followed, mostly with unidentified talent, and sold packaged with the better films, if you wanted those for distribution.
It was photographed in Techniscope, 35/2.
Down Three Dark Streets Blu-ray Review
Arnold Laven’s FBI-based docudrama Down Three Dark Streets combines investigations of several taut and frustrating cases with a behind-the-scenes look at FBI techniques and analytical expertise that keep interest high and suspense nicely...
Five Steps to Danger Blu-ray Review
A cat-and-mouse thriller turns interestingly into a Cold War espionage tale in Henry S. Kesler’s Five Steps to Danger, a 1957 independent production which is the latest remastered thriller in the Classic Flix line.
Cinematographer, John Bailey, turned to direction in 1994, for China Moon, an interesting little film, that many felt was too derivative of the swelteringly sexual and nourish, Body Heat, to capture one's attention.
While it does immediately bring to mind, the earlier, film, without all of the...