- Sep 12, 2007
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I'm delighted any time a new 3-D blu-ray comes out. Especially of the 50s - 80s vintage.
Was the extended version of the Alamo ever released on DVD? I think it was only on Laser Disc and VHSThere are many older movies I would love to have on Blu-ray such as
"At Play in the Fields of the Lord" shot in the Amazon with Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hanna, Adrian Quinn and Kathy bates.
"Raintree Count" with Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Cliff and Eva Marie Saint.
"The Alamo" the extended version now only available on DVD.
"Cheyenne Autumn" with Richard Widmark and Patrick Wayne.
That must have been "Peachy"!!!I was surprised the other day to finally see Grease 2 in a collectible Blu-ray SteelBook. It's not a very good movie. In fact, it bombed hard when it came out.
I've always loved graphic design, so in 1982 I drew the Grease and Grease 2 logos in my school notebook (a car, and a motorcycle with a flag with a "2" in it, respectively). Because I knew the sequel was really awful, I drew a third logo for Grease 3: A garbage truck with a garbage can next to it with a "3" in it.
Thank you for that. I've been saying for some time that Fred MacMurray is a vastly underrated talent, mainly because you can never see him doing any acting! He's always pretty well perfect in whatever role he's playing but every time he seems to be just going through the motions instead of working at it!I was absolutely delighted when Kino released Murder, He Says with a stellar print . . . . Released the year after Double Indemnity, the contrast between the two performances shows how underappreciated Fred MacMurray was even back in his busy heyday.
Thanks Doug, I just popped on Murder He says, I can see the similarities to Arsenic & Old Lace...and agree, Fred McMurray IS very underrated in his abilities.I was absolutely delighted when Kino released Murder, He Says with a stellar print; I discovered it quite by accident in the late 70s, and transferred a recorded VHS to a DVD-R because I feared it was a forgotten gem that nobody’d ever heard of. Released the year after Double Indemnity, the contrast between the two performances shows how underappreciated Fred MacMurray was even back in his busy heyday. Plus it’s a chance to see the lovely Helen Walker in a good second lead role. Very highly recommended for fans of noir farce, a category with too few examples (Arsenic and Old Lace soon to be released by Criterion would be another welcome example).
Speaking of Criterion, I was equally pleased and surprised to see the release of The Uninvited with Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, and the fragile, beautiful Gail Russell. It’s my favorite ghost story, had the beautiful Victor Young score (with Stella by Starlight), and the transfer is immaculate.
wonderful, and that's why we collect movies...good on ya!!A bit obscure this one…
As a kid I loved the book The Otterbury Incident, about kids raising money to pay for a broken window. I read my Puffin paperback so often I had to get a new one as the spine went and I still have its replacement (one of only a handful of books from my youth).
It was written by the poet Cecil Day Lewis and in the credits at the front he acknowledged that it was a free adaptation of the French film Us Kids/Nous les gosses.
I’ve wanted to see that film for 40 years, but had long given up hope. And then Pathé in France restored it and put it out on Blu-ray with English subtitles.
And yes, it’s a charming and delightful film that was worth the wait.