Video & DVD

The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

Chicago-based Olive Films has released a film that is considered one of the landmarks of American cinema, The Pawnbroker, on Blu-ray™ and DVD. The film is newly remastered and is available April 22. Directed by Academy-Award®-winner (Honorary Award 2005) Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon) and released in 1964, it was the first cinematic […]

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Inspector Lavardin Collection

The Inspector Lavardin Collection

It’s over forty minutes into Chicken with Vinegar (Poulet au vinaigre, 1985) before Inspector Lavardin (Jean Poiret, The Last Metro) at last makes his cinematic debut, unceremoniously pulling into a gas station to fill up. Although sweet, charming and certainly well-intentioned, Lavardin appears, at first, somewhat pedestrian as far as fictional detectives go—hardly the sort […]

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mobius

Mobius

I would have a difficult time summarizing this film, as the plot is not easy to follow.  From what I understand, a division of the French police headed by Gregory (Jean Dujardin; The Artist) is out to bring down a corrupt American businessman (Tim Roth; Lie to Me) with the help of a French financial […]

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

TV on DVD

Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings

Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings

I’ll concede that the 2007 releases of Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic and Stan Lee Presents: The Condor were, shall we say, somewhat underwhelming as far as superhero movies go. Still, I own them and I’ve watched them a couple times each anyway. And in no small part it’s because of my adoration for the man […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups

Following StarVista’s wholly unsurprising success with their 2013 releases of The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Favorites and The Carol Burnett Show: This Time Together on DVD, they’re poised to replicate that success once more with the third of their 6-disc Carol Burnett Show releases: Carol’s Crack Ups. When it comes to nostalgic television, I don’t […]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Anger Management – Volume 3

Anger Management – Volume 3

In the wake of Charlie Sheen’s nervous breakdown and being fired from his popular sitcom Two and a Half Men, FX decided to capitalize on this different type of fame by putting Sheen back on the air as an anger management counselor having a casual affair with fellow counselor Kate (Selma Blair; Cruel Intentions) and […]

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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