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BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

October 5, 2018 | By

The 1960s was the decade where epics bloomed, ballooned, and died as superproductions were cranked out by studios and maverick indie producers, and Genghis Khan was designed to ride the wave furthered by Samuel Bronston…

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DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

October 5, 2018 | By

As the legend goes, in spite of protestations from director Dick Powell, himself a former actor and song & dance man (On the Avenue), Wayne insisted on making his last film for RKO The Conqueror, and with Howard Hughes still at the helm of the studio, what could go wrong?

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Disturbed in Noir: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) + Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Disturbed in Noir: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) + Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

September 21, 2018 | By

Two tales of the disturbed! Vengeance-fueled punk Tolly in Sam Fuller’s UNDERWORLD U.S.A (1961) + delusional babysitter Nell in Roy Ward Baker’s DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952), both on Blu from Twilight Time!

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BR: Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

BR: Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

September 21, 2018 | By

Sam Fuller’s early years as a crime reporter and flair for tabloid stories are especially pungent in Underworld U.S.A., a supposedly cautionary tale Everyone Must See! to alert themselves of the “threat to a nation” – criminal underworld profiting from drugs, extortion, and murder…

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BR: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

BR: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

September 21, 2018 | By

Before her career exploded, Marilyn Monroe appeared in a very low-key suspense drama, playing a deeply disturbed woman whose uncle foolishly thinks is cured and perfectly suited for babysitting the daughter of a wealthy couple…

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Piranha 2: Shades of The Abyss and James Cameron Archetypes

Piranha 2: Shades of The Abyss and James Cameron Archetypes

September 12, 2018 | By

Look – It’s an unnecessarily detailed review of James Cameron’s official directorial debut, PIRANHA 2: THE SPAWNING (1981), new on Blu from Shout.

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BR: Piranha 2 – The Spawning (1981)

BR: Piranha 2 – The Spawning (1981)

September 12, 2018 | By

The differing versions of Piranha 2 are almost as fascinating as the making of James Cameron’s first feature as director, and Shout’s new Blu-ray rights a lot of wrongs for a sequel that’s almost as fun of the 1978 original…

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Tucker: The Man, the Car, and Coppola’s Dream

Tucker: The Man, the Car, and Coppola’s Dream

September 5, 2018 | By

Review and examination of the film + extras in Lionsgate’s new Blu of Francis Ford Coppola’s sublime Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988).

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BR: Tucker – The Man and His Dream (1988)

BR: Tucker – The Man and His Dream (1988)

September 5, 2018 | By

Originally conceived as a musical (!) but shelved for several years until friend George Lucas asked ‘Hey, whatever happened to that movie about Preston Tucker?’ Francis Ford Coppola’s deeply personal biopic…

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Uncovering The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957) + The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Uncovering The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957) + The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

August 25, 2018 | By

Uncovered are Jane Russell’s last major films of the 1950s: The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957) + The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) from Twilight Time on glorious Blu.

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