Tag: RKO

Adventure Time in Havana, Honduras, and Burma!

Adventure Time in Havana, Honduras, and Burma!

March 26, 2017 | By

It’s Intrigue and Adventure Time with Carol Reed & Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time + Allan Dwan’s Escape to Burma (1955) and Jacques Tourneur’s Appointment in Honduras (1953) in a VCI RKO-themed double-bill!

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The First Men (plus Woman) Go to the Moon + RKO

The First Men (plus Woman) Go to the Moon + RKO

May 22, 2015 | By

Lunar exploration are the feature attraction in Ray Harryhausen’s First Men in the Moon (1964) on Blu from Twilight Time and Byron Haskin’s From the Earth to the Moon (1958) on spectacular VHS + a bit on RKO Radio Pictures.

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VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

May 22, 2015 | By

Jules Verne’s eponymous novel and its sequel, Around the Moon, were fused into one screenplay that should’ve been fanciful and filled with plenty of political commentary on the military industrial complex, but being the second-last completed production by dying studio RKO, the film’s budget was reportedly cut down…

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DVD: Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

DVD: Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: PBS / Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 4, 2000 Genre: Documentary / Film History / TV Synopsis:  Finely detailed documentary on the battling egos as media tycoon William Randolph Hearst attempts to stop […]

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DVD: RKO 281 (1999)

DVD: RKO 281 (1999)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras:  n/a Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: April 25, 2000 Genre: Docu-Drama / Film History / TV Movie Synopsis: Dramatization of the battling egos when media tycoon William Randolph Hearst attempts to stop […]

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BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: January 10, 2012 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: An investigative journalist tries to find the meaning behind “rosebud” – the last word uttered by a bloated, possessive media tycoon. Special […]

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DVD: This Land is Mine (1943)

DVD: This Land is Mine (1943)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / T to U . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Good / DVD Extras: n/a Label: Manga (Spain)/ Region: 2 (PAL) / Released: n/a Genre: Drama / WWII Propaganda Synopsis: A cowardly teacher becomes a hero to his fellow townspeople when he stands up to Nazi occupiers. Special Features: […]

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DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

DVD: It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / I . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Paramount/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 30, 2004 Genre: Documentary / Film History Synopsis: Documentary on and reconstruction of the surviving segment “Four Men on a Raft” from Orson Welles’ aborted 1942 Brazil docu-anthology “It’s […]

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DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

DVD: Magnificent Ambersons, The (1939,1942, and 2001)

March 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Home Video / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 31, 2012 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A family’s wealth disintegrates during the rapid industrialization and suburban development of Indiana after the turn-of-the-century. Special Features: (none) . . Review: Please […]

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Stanley Kubrick, Part I

Stanley Kubrick, Part I

July 23, 2011 | By

Tied to a review of Warner Home Video’s shiny new Blu-ray of Lolita, I’ve added reviews of Stanley Kubrick’s first 3 films – all documentaries of sorts: Day of the Fight and Flying Padre (both released in 1951 by RKO), and The Seafarers, his first colour film, released in a special edition DVD by Indian Relay Films…

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