Tag: Henry Mancini

BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

November 30, 2016 | By

A sci-fi classic of the first order, It Came from Outer Space is packed with a mass of genre clichés, some of which were seeded in a script co-authored by Ray Bradbury, but the film remains oddly fresh, perhaps because it’s neither a full-on bug-eyed monster movie, nor a minimalist thriller…

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BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

June 14, 2014 | By

Author Edward Streeter may not have realized t when he wrote the novel Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation in 1954, but he actually created the template for the classic 80s family vacation comedy in which a befuddled father and marginally frustrated wife have to deal with the antics of their kids on foreign terrain…

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BR: Experiment in Terror (1962)

BR: Experiment in Terror (1962)

February 18, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: January, 2013 Genre: Suspense / Thriller / Film Noir Synopsis: A bank teller is blackmailed into stealing $100,000 from her branch but attempts to foil her tormentor’s scheme by immediately involving […]

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Blake Edwards’ Experiment in Terror

Blake Edwards’ Experiment in Terror

February 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Yes, it’s Family Day, that elitist holiday that doesn’t guarantee a day off for the eloctorate at large, except those under the provincial and banking employ. On this otherwise standard working day for regular stiffs, I’ve uploaded a long and windy review of Blake Edwards’ underrated suspense classic Experiment in Terror (1962), newly released by Twilight Time in Blu-ray, sporting a clean stereo isolated score track of Henry Mancini’s excellent music.

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BR: High Time (1960)

BR: High Time (1960)

October 4, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / H . Film: Good/ BR Transfer: Very Good/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: August, 2012 Genre: Comedy Synopsis:  A 54 year old restauranteur is intent on showing his bratty kids the worthiness of getting a university degree by doing the 4-year session all […]

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CD: Mommie Dearest (1981)

CD: Mommie Dearest (1981)

August 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / M . Rating: Very Good Label: La-La Land Records / Released: May 8, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 23 tracks / (51:00) . Special Notes: 24-page colour booklet with liner notes by Jeff Bond / Limited to 2000 copies. . Composer: Henry Mancini . . Review: Fans of Frank Perry’s […]

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Blake Edwards R.I.P.

Blake Edwards R.I.P.

December 20, 2010 | By

Writer / director / producer Blake Edwards passed away December 19 at the age of 88, leaving behind wife Julie Andrews, two children, and an extraordinary body of work…

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