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  1. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review 99 River Street Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough 99 River Street Blu-ray Review Phil Karlson's 99 River Street is a tough, terse little film noir with enough unique touches and a cast of sterling players that elevate it above its meager budget and backlot sensibilities into a forceful and dynamic crime melodrama. [review]...
  2. DaveK

    Popeye, The Censored 11, MGM toons

    Hey Guys... Any official update from Warners (or Jerry Beck) regarding Popeye color cartoons (1943 - 1957) The Censored 11 (most of them were shown during the TCM film festival a few years ago - RESTORED) A Collection of MGM cartoons or Tex Avery MGM cartoons on DVD These have been on the...
  3. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) -- in Blu-ray

    Those who have read these Few Words for a bit, will know that Philip Kaufman remains one of my favorite filmmakers. In his 1978 re-make of the Don Siegel original, that came 22 years previous, he takes the original concept and adds to it, with also a bit of reverence and dark humor along the...
  4. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Zelig -- in Blu-ray

    Woody Allen's Zelig, which happened to be his 143rd film, is one of those productions that either gets you hooked immediately, or just doesn't work for you. I was hooked from the moment I realized what was occurring, and appreciative of the film's technical attributes. To go into the plot in...
  5. disctrip

    Problems with "Billie"

    Has anyone else had any problems with the made on demand copy of "Billie" from M_G_M ? I have purchased 2 copies from Amazon and both had problems with the video picture. (almost what I would call a "double image"). The first MGM rtelease with the blue cover (picture on the bottom) was fine ...
  6. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Black Stallion Returns Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough The Black Stallion Returns Blu-ray Review The Black Stallion Returns while not a patch on the original film offers a decent amount of picturesque adventure for fans of the original movie and its majestic title character. [review] Click here to read the original article.
  7. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Zelig Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough Zelig Blu-ray Review Zelig is one of the greatest mock documentaries ever made, a hilarious and touching look through miraculously created sights and sounds at a sad soul who’s transformed by the love of a wonderful woman. [review] Click here to read the original article.
  8. phillyrobt

    2D Southwest Passage on MGM HD

    Airing tonight.....
  9. marshman1138

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 4K/UHD Release possible?

    Someone please tell me that Warner is working on a 50th Anniversary (04/02/2018) presentation for this film (maybe with Trumbull's participation. And a new scan. And the missing 17 minutes.). Just wishing out loud....
  10. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Rollerball (1975): Encore Edition Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Rollerball (1975): Encore Edition Blu-ray Review Norman Jewison’s dyspeptic view of an undesirable future might not have the horrifying eccentricity of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, but Rollerball is an enjoyable if sobering ride to a future...
  11. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Romeo Is Bleeding Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Romeo Is Bleeding Blu-ray Review Romeo Is Bleeding is a decent neo-noir that might have been even better with more careful and thoughtful handling of its greatest assets: an outstanding cast, a twisty, engrossing story, and involving direction...
  12. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Inserts Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Inserts Blu-ray Review John Byrum’s Inserts doesn’t have the richness or resonance of something like The Day of the Locust, and it’s far too talky and unfocused to rank among the memorable Hollywood backstage story films. [review] Continue reading the...
  13. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) Blu-ray Review The 1959 Hammer version of The Hound of the Baskervilles brings all of the novel’s mystery and suspense to the screen intact in a colorful and excellently acted and directed adaptation of one of the...
  14. Ronald Epstein

    MGM Renews Home Entertainment Distribution Agreement With Fox

    Per our friends at Home Media Magazine
  15. Matt Hough

    DVD Review Year of the Comet DVD Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Year of the Comet DVD Review A romantic caper film that’s lighter on the caper and the romance than it should have been, Peter Yates’ Year of the Comet offers charming parts for its two young leads but trips heavily when its footing should be light as...
  16. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Gallant Hours -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Montgomery's The Gallant Hours, is an odd one. With an almost documentary style, and some decent acting, it's a film that never seems to get away from being stage-bound. Shot by Joe MacDonald, Kino's Blu-ray, with a master courtesy of MGM, generally looks terrific, and appears to be...
  17. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) -- in Blu-ray

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), has been translated to film and television about a dozen times over the years, which must be some sort of record. The two most famous films are the 1939 Fox version, directed by Sidney Lanfield, and starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel...
  18. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Cuba -- in Blu-ray

    One might not suspect that Richard Lester's Cuba, has a slightly wacky aura similar to his Beatles films, but in a very odd way. The question one might ask could be is that by design, or was control lost during the shoot. Was it meant to be taken seriously? It's an odd one, that hasn't...
  19. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium -- in Blu-ray

    I saw It It's Tuesday theatcially in 1969 at a screening, and didn't make much of it back then. A tour group of ugly American's in Europe, with many familiar faces in the cast. While the film doesn't play any better now than it did them, it does look good. As presented by Olive, this MGM...
  20. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Inserts -- in Blu-ray

    Talk about a little film with a cult following. John Byrum's 1975 Inserts is, strangely, a UK production, dealing with Hollywood at the very beginning of the sound era, and those poor souls who could not make the transition. It's a tiny film, shot on a single set, with a cast of five, a huge...
  21. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Return of a Man Called Horse -- in Blu-ray

    The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) is an interesting sequel to the 1969 original. Well directed by Irvin Kirshner, with beautiful cinematography by Owen Roizman, it remains... interesting, yet a bit obvious. We know from frame one, how it will end. For those charting casting based upon...
  22. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Eureka Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Eureka Blu-ray Review It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Nicholas Roeg’s Eureka offers up an unusual saga of too much, too soon combined with his patented... Continue reading the original article.
  23. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review I Could Go On Singing Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. I Could Go On Singing Blu-ray Review In her final completed film, Judy Garland triumphs dramatically and musically in I Could Go On Singing. With its raw, honest emotions and its... Continue reading the original article.
  24. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Sum of Us Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. The Sum of Us Blu-ray Review Actor Russell Crowe showed filmgoers versatility early in his career by playing a nasty, vindictive neo-Nazi skinhead in Romper Stomper and... Continue reading the original article.
  25. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ I Could Go On Singing -- in Blu-ray

    Ronald Neame's 1963 I Could Go On Singing, is an interesting, sometimes difficult film to watch, even more than half a century after its release. Twilight Time has given it proper respect in their new Blu-ray, as they've added commentaries, in addition to their isolated track. Released in...
  26. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review A Kiss Before Dying (1956) Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. A Kiss Before Dying (1956) Blu-ray Review A murder mystery turned into a melodramatic murder thriller, Gerd Oswald’s A Kiss Before Dying might not have the shocks of the original book... Continue reading the original article.
  27. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review A Prayer for the Dying Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. A Prayer for the Dying Blu-ray Review Mike Hodges’ A Prayer for the Dying, the story of a reformed IRA bomber, has enough interesting parts to it that its flaws tend to make one... Continue reading the original article.
  28. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Chato's Land Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Chato's Land Blu-ray Review On a superficial level, a sort of western precursor to their upcoming smash hit Death Wish, Michael Winner’s Chato’s Land starring... Continue reading the original article.
  29. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Jinxed -- in Blu-ray

    Jinxed is an oddball film, if for no other reason that it was directed by Don Siegel, and seems to be the antithesis of at least my concept of a Siegel film. Generally, at least for me, the film doesn't work. I'd love to know what the original intent of the filmmakers was. The film may be for...
  30. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ The Holcroft Covenant -- in Blu-ray

    I've always been a huge fan of John Frankenheimer's work, but missed The Holcroft Covenant when it arrived back in 1985. It's a political thriller, or at least seems to be. I'm not certain whether the film simply may not have aged well, but today, at least to me, it almost plays like a satire...