Tag: MGM Limited Edition Collection

New Year’s Evil

New Year’s Evil

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

If the idea of a fairly inept sort of holiday themed slasher film starring Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days doesn’t appeal to you, you are probably not the target audience for New Year’s Evil. And that’s OK! For the rest of us, the MGM Limited Edition Collection has delivered another long-awaited “classic” on DVD for […]

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Sixpack Annie

Sixpack Annie

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 1970s was a great decade for exploitation film, and virtually no subject was off limits to enterprising filmmakers looking to make a quick buck on the drive-in circuit. The big studios rarely dipped their toes into most exploitation subgenres until they had proven to be profitable for the little guys, and sometimes they kept […]

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The Mystery of the 13th Guest

The Mystery of the 13th Guest

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve always been a sucker for old time-y crime capers. Seriously, this is the same guy who owns every cinematic incarnation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as well as over 15 gigabytes of “Suspense Radio Theater.” So when I heard that MGM was giving the DVD treatment to one of their older […]

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Gas Pump Girls

Gas Pump Girls

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The MGM Limited Edition Collection just keeps cranking out the hidden gems, one of the latest being the 1979 comedy Gas Pump Girls. Unlike many of the films in the Limited Edition Collection, there has been a DVD release of Gas Pump Girls, but by all accounts the transfer on the previous release was an […]

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Wanda Nevada

Wanda Nevada

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Peter Fonda made his directorial debut with 1971’s The Hired Hand. This languid western about a man’s divided loyalties to his estranged wife and his travelling companions starred the director himself alongside Warren Oates, marking the first of the duo’s three collaborations. The Hired Hand stands as one of my personal favorite films. Until recently, […]

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The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 1959, director Richard Lester (A Hard Day’s Night) teamed up with members of the British radio program, The Goon Show, to create “The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film” (1959). This groundbreaking, 11-minute short prefigured the madcap form of Monty Python, which, in turn, led to the development of the alternative comedy boom in […]

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Mercenary Fighters

Mercenary Fighters

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine for a moment that you oversee the military forces of a small African nation, the president of which seeks to impress the world with the construction of a massive dam. Unfortunately for you, the native tribes residing in the valley to be flooded by the damming refuse to vacate their homeland. You can’t just […]

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