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An exciting release of well known classics from across all genres and eras. Fox comes out of the gate with the very highly popular, "Raising Hope Season Two"...only available on MOD DVD!.
Of note for baseball fans, even though my beloved Tigers got trounced in the Series, the charming baseball classic, "It Happens Every Spring" with Ray Milland has now been released. Spencer Tracy's immortal performance as Henry Stanley in Africa is here too. A very strong set of films for holiday sales.




Raising Hope Season 2 2011 Jimmy Chance continues to wander the rocky road of fatherhood, learning some surprises about himself, Sabrina, Burt and even Hope along the way. There's also time for a trip to Vegas, an invention convention, Occupy Natesville and a wily raccoon. Lucas Neff, Garret Dillahunt, Marth Plimpton, Shannon Marie Woodward, Cloris Leachman, Baylie Crecut, Rylie Crecut; Special Guests: Elijah Aron, Jordan Young CONTACT AV FOR PROMOTIONAL SPECIAL ON THIS TITLE



A Life In The Balance 1955 A serial killer plagues the streets of Mexico City while the son of a wrongly accused musician seeks to clear his father's name.Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin

A Privates Affair 1959 Three Army Privates go to New York City to sing in a nationally televised contest and meet girls. Sal Mineo, Gary Crosby, Barbara

Down To The Sea In Ships 1949 A youngster joins the crew of his grandfather's whaling ship Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell

Everybody Does It 1949 A man humors a wife who wants a singing career despite the fact that he has a great voice. Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm, Charles Coburn, Millard Mitchell, Lucille Watson, John Hoyt, Leon Belasco, Tito Vuolo, George Tobias

Father Was A Fullback 1949 Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie. Fred MacMurrary, Maureen O'Hara, Betty Lynn, Rudy Vallee

Fury at Furnance Creek 1948 The son of a U.S. Army general, unjustly accused of giving orders which resulted in a massacre in 1880, visits the boom-town of Furnace Creek, Arizona seeking evidence of his father's innocence. Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan, Reginald Gardiner

Half Angel 1951 A repressed nurse with a free-spirited split personality causes much romantic confusion for herself and the men in her life. Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten and Cecil Kellaway

Happy Land 1943 An Iowa druggist becomes embittered when his son's life is cut short during World War II. The grieving father, helped by a friendly spirit, goes on a voyage of discovery and reconciliation.
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Anne Rutherford

It Happened in Athens 1962 In 1896, a Greek actress hungry for publicity publicly announces that she will marry the winner (her true love is a shoo-in) of the local marathon, but when a poor shepherd wins the race, the actress is forced to make good on her promise. Jayne Mansfield, Xenia Kalogeropoullou, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos

It Happens Every Spring 1949 A university chemistry instructor accidentally discovers a compound that causes baseballs to curve. He uses this knowledge to become a pitching phenomenon.Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley Sr., Ray Collins

The Kid from Left Field 1953 The pint-sized son of a down-on-his-luck big-league baseball player is unexpectedly appointed manager of a struggling baseball team.Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges

Little Old New York 1940 Little Old New York is the exciting film drama of innovator Robert Fulton and his invention of the steam engine. Alice Faye, Fred MacMurrary, Richard Greene, Andy Devine

Madison Avenue 1962 Determined to win at all costs, an ad agent embarks on a path of deception to win a prestigious account risking even national security in his quest Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

My Pal Gus 1952 The divorced father of a mischievous boy sends his son to day-care and falls in love with the teacher, but soon his ex-wife appears and begins making demands. Richard Widmark, Joanne Dru, Audrey Totter

Show Them No Mercy! 1935 A young couple and their child end up hostages of a gang of violent kidnappers. Rochelle Hudson, Cesar Romero, Bruce Cabot, Edward Norris

Sing, Boy, Sing 1958 A young rock-n-roll idol nearly cracks under the pressures of his unscrupulous manager's pushing and his grandfather's "hellfire and damnation" religious training. Tommy Sands, Lili Gentle, Edmond O'Brien, Nick Adams, John McIntire

Stanley and Livingstone 1939 When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the missing Scottish missionary. Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan

The Guru 1968 A fictionalized version of George Harrison's first visit to India, THE GURU is the story of a British rock star who makes a sojourn to India to learn the sitar from the master guru Ustad Zafar Khan. The spiritual serenity of the guru's home is then wrecked by a seige of female would-be students who want more of the rock star than the sitar. Michael York, Rita Tushingham, Uptall Dutt, Ismail Merchant

This is My Affair 1937 A naval officer goes undercover to stop rampant bank robberies made by crooks with high-level connections. Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy, Sidney Blackmer

Three Came Home 1950 The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Claudette Colbert

Tonight We Sing 1953 Musical biopic based on the life and career of impresario (and Russian immigrant) Sol Hurok who, despite having no musical talent of his own, fostered the careers of many who did. David Wayne, Anne Bancroft

Wait 'till the Sun Shines, Nellie 1952 A small-town barber's personal tragedies are compensated for by the presence of his adoring granddaughter Nellie. David Wayne, Jean Peters, Tommy Morton

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 An eager, would-be swabbie wants to join the Navy in WWII, but is unable to due to a medical condition. He enlists the help of a slightly loopy genie who seems to be able to place him in any historical situation except WWII. Fred MacMurrary, Joan Leslie, June Haver


























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99 River Street 1953 A down-on-his-luck boxer, who is reduced to driving a cab, offers to help a would-be actress who is accused of murdering a stage producer...but finds that he must clear his name as well when his wife's lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab] Based on a story by George Zuckerman.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1969) 1968 A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play in which four lovers sort out their problems with the help of fairies at midnight in the forest of Athens.
AMBULANCE, THE 1990 When the woman of his dreams is snatched by a strange ambulance, Josh risks it all to find her. Looking into a series of similar disappearances involving the phantom ambulance, Josh tracks down a ring of doctors who traffic in human guinea pigs.
Big Boodle, The 1956 Errol Flynn plays a croupier in a Havana casino who is falsely accused of counterfeiting pesos. As self-protection, he is forced to uncover a racket involving highly respected banking officials.
Big House, U.S.A. 1955 A tough and realistic crime drama unfolds as ruthless convicts (Broderick Crawford, Charles Bronson, Ralph Meeker, Lon Chaney, Jr., and William Talman) execute a successful prison escape to secure $200,000 in hidden ransom money.
BIG NIGHT, THE 1951 A lonely adolescent seeks revenge on the man who mercilessly beat his father.


BULLSEYE 1990 Michael Caine and Roger Moore play two crooks who are dead ringers for two nuclear scientists who are illegally auctioning off a super energy producing cold fusion technique.
BURIED ALIVE 1990 Using elements of Poe's short stories, BURIED ALIVE tells the story of Janet Pendelton, a teacher at a correctional school for girls, and the horror she has to face as her students start disappearing. Actually they're being buried alive by someone who has
Cage Of Evil 1960 A detective falls in love with the diamonds--and the girlfriend--of a thief he's pursuing.
Caged Fury 1989 The evacuation of a prison leads to the kidnapping of a beautiful prison psychologist and the escape of a busload of convicts.
CALIFORNIA 1963 Monterey, California...1841. The people of the Mexican territory unite in their movement to break free of Mexico and apply for admission to the United States.
CALLER, THE 1989 The night is long and tension thick as a strange visitor finds his way into the home of a lone woman. The erotic mood builds as undertones of fear quietly begin to surface as a series of twisted, chilling games ensue.
CAPTIVE CITY, THE 1952 Robert Wise's taut direction and masterful cinematography by Lee Garmes enhance this taut thriller about a federal investigation into the total corruption of a small town by organized crime.



CARETAKERS, THE 1963 In this emotionally charged drama, Joan Crawford portrays a headstrong nurse who clashes with a crusading psychiatrist (Robert Stack) over the proper care and treatment of a mentally ill patient.
CLOUDBURST 1951 A World War II veteran, working in the British Foreign Office, avenges his wife's murder.
FATAL CHARM 1992 He may have been convicted of raping and murdering six young women, but to a smitten teenage girl who's initiated a relationship-by-mail, he's just a cute guy who couldn't possibly be guilty. Did he...or didn't he?
FOREIGN BODY 1986 In this throwback to the style of the British sex comedies of the 1950s, an itinerant Indian poses as a doctor and soon finds all of the women dying to get him into bed. Little do they know that six months earlier he was a London bus conductor.
GETTING IT RIGHT 1989 Gavin Lamb is a 31 year-old virgin who, in just a few days, will lose his virginity to one woman, almost be forced to marry another, and possibly find true love with a third in this hilarious English comedy.
GHOST WARRIOR 1985 While exploring a cave, two skiers find the body of a 400-year-old samurai warrior entombed in ice. He is brought to the United States in a hush-hush operation and revived through cryosurgery. Unfortunately, he is then forced to battle for his freedom, dignity and life.
GUN STREET 1962 A sheriff goes in pursuit of an escaped convict who is bent on paying back the people responsible for his imprisonment.
GUNFIGHTERS OF ABILENE 1960 A gunman receives a request for help from his brother, but arrives too late to save him from the lawless rancher who wanted him dead.
INHERIT THE WIND 1999 Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott star in this remake of the dramatization of the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial", in which a schoolmaster is tried for teaching the theory of evolution.
JENNIFER ON MY MIND 1971 Two wealthy, independent young people meet in Venice and fall in love; as we view their romance in flashbacks, the young woman's demons bring their affair to darker territory...
Late for Dinner 1991 Two best friends whose unwitting participation in a bizarre 1962 experiment brings them twenty-nine years into the future. Shocked to find themselves in the loud, rude and expensive new world of 1991, the pair return to their hometown and attempt to re-enter the lives of loved ones left behind so long ago.
LEATHER JACKETS 1991 Leather-jacketed Elwes and friends rip off and murder a Vietnamese mob bagman, whose associates vow vengeance. A devastating human drama about love, friendship and the pain of growing up in a world gone wild. Leather Jackets explores the fragile relationship between three friends desperate to make sense of their lives before a brutal act of violence rips them apart.
Little Cigars 1973 On the lam from her sadistic gangster boyfriend and his two henchmen, a gun moll becomes involved with a team of midgets who are, in reality, crooks.
MODERN GIRLS 1986 Three young ladies who are looking for love realize that their friendship is more important than romance.
Report To The Commissioner 1974 This action-loaded drama set in New York City stars Michael Moriarty as a naive rookie cop whose youtful idealism thrusts him into an interdepartmental power play with disastrous consequences.
Return To Treasure Island 1954 A descendant of Jim Hawkins visits Treasure Island with a priceless map.


The Spikes Gang 1974 Lee Marvin gives a spellbinding performance as a wounded outlaw who appears as a romantic figure to two impressionable youths (Ron Howard and Gary Grimes). Nursed back to health by the boys, the outlaw enlists them in his robberies...and then callously betrays them.
Vigilante Force 1976 In this fast-paced adventure, an embittered Vietnam veteran (Kris Kristofferson) is hired by the residents of a small California town, who are weary of the disruption caused by unruly oil workers. The vet brings in other workers who do the job, then take over the town themselves...



















[COLOR= rgb(102, 102, 102)]Sony Critics Choice offers up classic actors in high demand collectable DVDs![/COLOR]



All Ashore Mickey Rooney (Breakfast at Tiffany's) stars in a musical spectacular about three sailors on leave in Los Angeles. Rooney plays Moby Dickerson, a wide-eyed rube who constantly falls for the tricks of his shipmates, Joe (Dick Haymes, State Fair) and Skip (Ray McDonald, Good News). The three sailors end up on the island of Catalina, where they continue to get into comedic situations and all fall in love. Directed by Richard Quine (Bell, Book and Candle) and written by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine (The Pink Panther), ALL ASHORE is a film with big musical numbers, great dancing and lots of laughs! Newly remastered. Dick Haymes; Mickey Rooney; Peggy Ryan

Arizona (1940) Phoebe Titus (Academy Award® nominee Jean Arthur, 1943, Best Actress, The More the Merrier) is a strong, independent woman determined to make good with her freighting company in Tucson, Arizona. When she meets Peter Muncie (Academy Award® winner William Holden, 1953, Best Actor, Stalag 17), however, she starts thinking about her future. But Peter decides to run out to California, and Phoebe is left alone to fend off Native Americans and two deceiving competitors (Warren William, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Porter Hall, Double Indemnity) for her business and ranch. When Peter returns, will he be enough to save Phoebe? Newly remastered. Jean Arthur; Porter Hall; William Holden; Warren William

Assignment K Philip Scott (Stephen Boyd, Ben-Hur) runs a prestigious international toy company, but he is also the head of an elite British spy ring. When his cover is blown and his girlfriend, Toni (Camilla Sparv, The Trouble With Angels), is kidnapped by the treacherous Smith (Leo McKern, A Man for All Seasons) and his gang, Philip must find a way to save her and keep valuable information away from Smith in this compelling spy thriller. Newly remastered. Stephen Boyd; Leo McKern; Robert Hoffman; Michael Redgrave; Camilla Sparv; Jan Werich



The Boogieman Will Get You Two cinematic legends - Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Peter Lorre (Casablanca) - join forces in a movie that combines spine-tingling thrills with slapstick comedy. Karloff stars as bumbling scientist Nathaniel Billings, whose experiments have led to the deaths of several traveling salesmen, leaving their bodies piling up in the cellar. When a young divorcée (Jeff Donnell, Sweet Smell of Success) buys the professor's house to create a hotel, it's only a matter of time before suspicions arise. The town's sheriff/doctor/loan shark (Lorre) looks to stop Billings, but sees the financial gain and becomes his partner instead. Will the doctor's experiments be stopped before more bodies get added to the cellar? Newly remastered. Jeff Donnell; Boris Karloff; Peter Lorre; Maxie Rosenbloom; Maude Eburne; Larry Parks

Breaking In - The Complete Series Contra Security is not your typical security firm. They have extreme, questionable methods to get clients, including breaking into other companies' security systems to show their own firm's worth. Led by the peculiar Oz (Christian Slater, True Romance), Contra hires a crackerjack computer hacker (Bret Harrison, TV's "Reaper") and sells out to a global conglomerate overseen by Veronica (Megan Mullally, TV's "Will & Grace"). While Oz and Veronica butt heads over business, Team Contra continues to find new and ingenious ways to overcome security systems without disrupting the bottom line in the Complete Series of this quirky comedy. Newly remastered. Megan Mullally; Christian Slater; Bret Harrison; Trevor Moore; Alphonso McAuley; Odette Annable; Erin Richards

Camp on Blood Island Near the end of World War II, Allied soldiers are held prisoner in a Japanese camp on Blood Island. When Colonel Lambert (Andre Morell, The Bridge on the River Kwai) finds out that the Allies are about to win the war, he knows that the Japanese will kill all of the prisoners in their camp and the women's camp on the other side of the island. It is up to Lambert and his cohorts to keep the Japanese officers from finding out about the Allies, while arming the prisoners in case the guards learn the truth. Based on a true story, THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND is a compelling tale about the savagery of war. Newly remastered. Edward Underdown; Carl Mohner; Andre Morell; Walter Fitzgerald; Phil Brown; Barbara Shelley; Michael Gwynn; Michael Goodcliffe; Marne Maitland; Ronald Radd

Caught Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (1988, Best Actor, Stand and Deliver) and Maria Conchita Alonso (Colors) star in this emotional drama about a couple trying to make their business work and the mysterious drifter who comes into their lives and changes them completely. Nick (Arie Verveen, The Thin Red Line) appears in Joe (Olmos) and Betty's (Alonso) Jersey City fish store while running away from the cops. The couple takes Nick in, and he inspires Joe and ignites passions in Betty. Neither Nick nor Betty want to hurt Joe, but their sexual attraction may be too strong to deny. When Joe and Betty's son, Danny (Steven Schub, The Thirteenth Floor), returns home after failing as a stand-up comedian, he sees what is going on and wants Nick out. CAUGHT is a gripping drama filled with powerful performances. Newly remastered. Maria Conchita Alonso; Edward James Olmos; Ari Verveen

Don't Panic Chaps During World War II, four British soldiers are commissioned to set up an observation post on a seemingly deserted island in the Mediterranean. However, while surveying the island, the Brits come across four German soldiers holed up in a monastery. The Brits and the Germans agree to a truce, sharing the monastery together until either the British or German troops arrive. But when a shipwrecked Slavic girl ends up on the island, a battle over her erupts amongst the men. Featuring Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets), George Cole (Cleopatra) and Harry Fowler (Start the Revolution Without Me), DON'T PANIC CHAPS is a delightful wartime comedy. Newly remastered. Nadja Regin; Thorley Walters; George Cole; Terence Alexander; Thomas Foulkes; Harry Fowler; Percy Herbert; George Murcell; Gertan Klauber; Nicholas Phipps; Dennis Price

The Endurance Narrated by Academy Award®-nominated actor Liam Neeson (1993, Best Actor, Schindler's List), THE ENDURANCE is a faithful and dramatic documentary of the ill-fated expedition to Antarctica by Sir Ernest Shackleton from 1914-1916. Featuring interviews with family, on-location footage, archived audio interviews and letters from the expedition members, as well as still photography from the journey, THE ENDURANCE is a compelling and complete look into the men who boldly took on an impossible task, and tried to survive when all hope seemed lost. Newly remastered.



Hook, Line and Sinker Peter Ingersoll (Jerry Lewis, The Nutty Professor) is living a humdrum existence as a family man and insurance salesman when he finds out from his doctor friend, Scott (Peter Lawford, Ocean's Eleven), that he has a terminal illness. Thinking that his life is nearly over, he lives life to the fullest, building up insurmountable debt. When the debt becomes too much, Scott tells Peter that he is actually not sick. To remove the debt, Scott comes up with the idea to stage Peter's death, allowing him to return after the statute of limitations is done. But when Peter finds out that his wife (Anne Francis, Funny Girl) and Scott are having an affair and that this was all a scheme to get rid of him, Peter has some work to do in this zany comedy. Newly remastered. Anne Francis; Peter Lawford; Jerry Lewis; Sylvia Lewis

The Houston Story Directed by William Castle (House on Haunted Hill), this gritty film noir stars Gene Barry (TV's "Burke's Law") as Frank Duncan, a crooked driller looking to steal oil from a Houston field. Duncan enlists mobster Paul Atlas (Edward Arnold, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) to help him pull off the scam. Duncan finds himself involved with double-crosses, dirty deals and violent criminals, all to try to collect his bounty - five million dollars. Also featuring Barbara Hale (TV's "Perry Mason"), THE HOUSTON STORY is a compelling crime tale about a man willing to do whatever it takes to make it rich. Newly remastered. Edward Arnold; Gene Barry; Barbara Hale; Paul Richards; Jeanne Cooper; Frank Jenks; John Zaremba; Chris Alcaide

Men Without Law Known as one of the great western stars of his time, Buck Jones (Empty Saddles) stars as Buck Healy, a soldier returning from the war. When he gets home, he finds out that his younger brother is in trouble with the dangerous Murdock (Harry Woods, Monkey Business). Murdock trails Buck and steals a letter of introduction from Buck to the family of a fallen comrade. Posing as Buck, Murdock visits the Del Rey family and steals the family jewelry and their daughter Juanita (Carmelita Geraghty, My Best Girl). In order to save her, Buck must turn the tables and pose as Murdock. Newly remastered. Carmelita Geraghty; Fred Burns; Tom Carr; Lydia Knott; Buck Jones; Harry Woods



TheTall T Filmed by legendary western director Budd Boetticher and based on a story by Elmore Leonard, THE TALL T is considered by many to be a classic of the western genre. Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott, Ride the High Country) is a former ranch hand trying to make it on his own. After losing his horse in a bet, he finds himself on a stagecoach with Willard (John Hubbard, The Cimarron Kid) and Doretta Mims (Maureen O'Sullivan, The Thin Man). When a pack of outlaws takes over the stagecoach and finds out that Doretta is the heir to a copper fortune, a hostage situation develops, and it's up to Brennan to save the day. Newly remastered. Maureen O'Sullivan; Henry Silva; Arthur Hunnicutt; Skip Homeier; Richard Boone; Randolph Scott

The Vertical Ray of The Sun In this critically acclaimed Vietnamese drama from 2000, three sisters living in modern-day Hanoi - prepare a banquet for the anniversary of their mother's death. Upon the ending of the banquet, the three sisters' personal lives go through different stages of distress, dealing with strife in their personal relationships and the revelation of a mysterious man who lingered throughout their mother's life. THE VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN is a beautifully shot film that transports you into another world. Newly remastered. Nhu Quynh Nguyen; Le Khanh; Tran Nu Yen-Khe



























[COLOR= rgb(102, 102, 102)]More WOW titles for Fall from Warner Archives[/COLOR]



Bobby Jones: The Complete Warner Bros. Shorts Collection 1931-33 Robert Tyre Bobby Jones, Jr., perhaps the greatest amateur golfer in the history of the sport, is here to show you the secrets of his game. In between winning his legendary Grand Slam in golf and the Masters tournament, this original sports superstar shot a series of instructional shorts in two series for Warner Bros, "How I Play Golf" and "How to Break 90". The studio's selection of students for these shorts are a true Hollywood who's who - luminaries like James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, WC Fields, Joan Blondell, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, and Glenda Farrell are but a few of the stars learning to swing in these short sportaculars. As directed by George Marshall, the Bobby Jones shorts combine instruction with narrative to create a one-of-a-kind cine-sensation - one that will be eagerly enjoyed by sportsman and film fan alike.



The Clock 1945 "It's wartime, and young people are rushing into hasty -sometimes unwise - marriages. But not pretty, level-headed Alice. Then she meets Joe, a G.I. on a two-day pass, and falls heart-over-level-head in love. Judy Garland and Robert Walker are sweethearts for the ages in this glowing valentine of a movie directed by Vincente Minnelli (who, to add another layer of radiant romance, was about to marry his leading lady). And New York itself plays a role, transforming the whirlwind courtship into a love triangle. The city helps and hinders, holding the young lovers in a warm embrace one moment, then tossing up funny, frustrating roadblocks the next. The National Board of Review named The Clock one of the Top 10 movies of 1945. Film fans rate it even higher. They know The Clock is timeless, one of the great cinema loves of a lifetime." Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson

Corvette Summer 1978 "A cherry Corvette Stingray. A gorgeous girl. And a summer in glittery Las Vegas. What more does a guy need for the wildest, weirdest, funniest, freakiest time of his life? Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Annie Potts (Designing Women) make comedic and romantic sparks fly in a revved-up tale of car-brained Kenny (Hamill), trailing a Corvette that's mysteriously boosted after his high school shop class restores it to perfection. The trail leads to Fun Capital, USA, and a ditzy diversion (Potts) whose dream is to become - a hooker! This damsel in distress needs a white knight on a candy-apple, metal-flake, superior-mags, mercury-tubes steed - right, Kenny? Both are in for a summer they'll never forget." Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, Kim Milford, Richard Mckenzie, William Bryant, Philip Bruns

The Dish 2001 "It's the biggest event since sheep invented wool! Apollo 11's astronauts will walk on the moon - and the 1,000-ton satellite dish in tiny, sheep-farming Parkes, Australia, will beam that historic first step around the globe. But as giddy citizens prepare for the moment when the entire world will depend on them, the dish flatlines. And its unconventional Aussie crew and its by-the-book NASA supervisor from the U.S. have very different ideas about how to fix it. A culture clash of cosmic proportions erupts in this fact-based tale of how the biggest televised event in history was almost not televised. The Dish, with Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld) and others in a skilled ensemble portraying a spirited array of techies and townies, "will send you to the moon and back laughing" (Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun)." Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Genevieve Mooy, Tayler Kane, Bille Brown, Roy Billing, Andrew S. Gilbert, Lenka Kripac, Matthew Moore, Eliza Szonert, John Mcmartin

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 1968 If John Singer could, he'd tell you about his inner world of beauty and dignity. But the card he holds must speak for him. "I am a deaf-mute. I read lips and understand what is said to me. Please do not shout." In the performance that earned him an Oscar® nomination and New York Film Critics Award as 1968's Best Actor, future Academy Award® winner* Alan Arkin is Singer in this film of Carson McCullers' acclaimed first novel. When he moves to a sleepy Southern town to be near his hospitalized friend (Chuck McCann), a brain-damaged man-child, Singer's silent kindness draws to him others broken in body and spirit. Playing some of those others in a prime ensemble are Cicely Tyson, Percy Rodriguez, Stacy Keach and fellow Oscar® nominee* Sondra Locke. Alan Arkin, Laurinda Barrett, Stacy Keach, Jr., Chuck Mccann, Biff Mcguire, Percy Rodriguez, Cicely Tyson, Sondra Locke

Madame Curie 1943 In an era when women were allowed to be ornaments, mothers or drudges, young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of something more. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and - with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband - to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reunite after their Mrs. Miniver triumph to portray the courageous couple who won the 1903 Nobel Prize for their discovery of radium. This stirring biopic captures the challenge of research, the triumph of achievement and the profound bond of love they shared. Madame Curie is "a lasting inspiration [that] makes the quest for knowledge aromantic and thrilling pursuit" (Bosley Crowther, The New York Times). Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Basserman, Robert Walker, C. Aubrey Smith, Dame May Whitty, Victor Francen, Elsa Basserman, Reginald Owen, Van Johnson, Margaret O'Brien




The Night Court: Complete Seventh Season 1989-90 Big changes were in the air for the legal crew of Night Court as the smash hit show entered the seventh season of its epic nine-season run. Status quo is MIA for the court as the season begins with a visit from Harry's estranged dad, former mental patient Buddy (recurring guest John Astin), that results in the two shacking up. Meanwhile, Dan (John Larroquette) begins a season-long quest for new lodgings - a quest complicated by Judge Harry's (Harry Anderson) new roomie. Making the case for comedy in season seven are visitor from the future VHK 937 (Michael McManus), Roz's (Marsha Warfield) visiting aunt (Della Reese), and a return visit from Mel Tormé. Upping the stakes with a dash of drama, Dan faces disbarment, Christine (Markie Post) faces motherhood as a wedded single mom (Don't ask! Just watch it!), Buddy gets engaged and Yakov Smirnov seeks asylum. Grab the gavel - Bull's about to bring order to the court! Also starring Richard Moll as Bull and Charles Robinson as Mac. John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

The Show 1927 From director Tod Browning comes this delirious tale of jealousy and murder starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée and Lionel Barrymore. Welcome to the Palace of Illusions, a carnival show whose main attraction is a lurid performance of the Dance of the Seven Veils featuring Salome (Adorée) and Cock Robin (Gilbert), the philandering cad she adores. So when a jealous hoodlum (Barrymore) switches swords in a failed attempt to behead Robin, he hides out in Salome's room while his rival plots in the attic above to finish what he started. Hailed as the Edgar Allan Poe of cinema, Browning made his reputation through a masterful series of bizarre melodramas - dark, twisted movies that continue to shock and amaze. Thought lost for nearly 50 years, The Show is one of Browning's most unsettling films, made all the more powerful by his use of angles and light to create a stylish masterwork seething with mood and suspense. John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore

Sinbad the Sailor 1947 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., one of the heroes in the adventure classic Gunga Din and son of the silent screen's greatest swashbuckler, shows his own skill at acrobatic derring-do in the title role of this lighthearted adventure spectacular. Eager to find the fabled lost treasure of Alexander the Great, Sinbad unexpectedly has his ship commandeered while in harbor and put up for auction - an auction that our hero wins by a clever ruse. From there an ocean of adventure awaits as Sinbad sets out in quest of the treasure; forms an uneasy alliance with feisty, headstrong adventuress Shireen (Maureen O'Hara, whose flame-red hair and radiant beauty seem almost made for the film's Technicolor® cinematography); deals with the duplicitous Melik (Walter Slezak) and confronts the treacherous Emir (Anthony Quinn). Weigh anchor and set sail with the most wondrous voyage of Sinbad the Sailor! Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Anthony Quinn, George Tobias, Jane Greer, Mike Mazurki

The Spanish Main 1945 One name strikes fear among Spanish ship captains plying the coastal Caribbean waters of the Spanish Main: Barracuda, the notorious scourge of the seas. Yet it was not always so.... In this lavish swashbuckler, Casablanca's Paul Henreid stars in a change-of-pace role as Capt. Laurent Van Horn, a Dutch trader in the Caribbean who is wrongly imprisoned by the Spanish governor (Walter Slezak) and sentenced to hang for trespassing. But Van Horn stages a breakout with other unjustly incarcerated prisoners, resurfacing as the rakish Barracuda to command the pirate waterways, rescue fair Francesca (lovely Maureen O'Hara, who also sailed the celluloid oceans in The Black Swan and Sinbad the Sailor) from marriage to the governor and avenge the wrongs done to him. Filmed in Technicolor®, the film received a 1945 Oscar® nomination for Best Color Cinematography. Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Binnie Barnes, John Emery



Ten Little Indians 1966 "Ten people - eight strangers and two married domestics - attend a posh weekend at a remote castle. What's the occasion? Each has unwittingly been invited to his/her own murder. Who's behind this dastardly plot? You'll have a devilishly tense time figuring it out while watching this clever Agatha Christie adaptation. Ten Little Indians refers to the ten invitees, the familiar nursery rhyme and the figurines affixed to a serving plate at the castle. After the fatal poisoning of a guest, one figurine goes eerily missing. One down. Nine to go. Who's next? That's a fate Hugh O'Brian (TV's Wyatt Earp), British screen veterans Leo Genn, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Stanley Holloway, and Goldfinger girl Shirley Eaton desperately hope to avoid." Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Marianne Hoppe, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Mario Adorf

The Circle (1925) It's déjà vu all over again in this scandalous comedy about marital infidelity directed by two-time Academy Award® winner* Frank Borzage and based on the hit stage play by W. Somerset Maugham. Bored with her marriage to stuffy aristocrat Arnold Cheney (Creighton Hale), Elizabeth (Eleanor Boardman) is planning to trade him in for a new model (Malcolm McGregor), just as Arnold's mother (Eugenie Besserer) did to his father (Alec Francis) 30 years before. To help her decide if she's made the right choice, Elizabeth invites her mother-in-law and her husband (George Fawcett) to pay them a visit, while Arnold takes measures to save his marriage with a hard-hitting plan of his own. The first film to feature Lucille LeSueur acting under the name Joan Crawford (playing the young Lady Catherine), The Circle would be remade as Strictly Unconventional, a 1930 M-G-M talkie starring Lewis Stone and Catherine Dale Owen. *Directing: 7th Heaven (1927/28), Bad Girl (1931/32) Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm Mcgregor, Alec Francis
 

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Lot's of good material there.
I'm interested in the two Maureen O'Hara films. I held off buying the Region 2 DVDs because Internet buzz said the picture quality was poor. I'll wait for reports on these two new discs before buying, but if the reports are favorable, I'll have them both.
I've never seen Ten Little Indians but it's Agatha Christie plus some very stylish actors - Dennis Price, Wilfred Hyde White and Stanley Holloway - so it's bound to be pretty good.
 

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Anything new in the MGM list? They all seem like previous releases.
 

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Several Fox MOD scope titles I'm interested in but, of course, considering their recent history, I'll wait to see if they're in their correct aspect ratios. At this stage, I'm not even hoping for anamorphic, just a proper 2.35 aspect ratio.
 

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The MGM program seems to have been suspended/cancelled as Fox, which was responsible for it, concentrates on its own line. Information, as usual, has to be divined about these things.
 

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