Tag: Robert Aldrich

Super Action in Superscope: UNDERWATER! (1955) + VERA CRUZ (1954)

Super Action in Superscope: UNDERWATER! (1955) + VERA CRUZ (1954)

April 1, 2020 | By

Two Superscope classics on Blu: John Sturges’ fluffy UNDERWATER! (1955) from Warner Archives + Robert Aldrich’s outstanding buddy western VERA CRUZ (1954) from MGM.

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BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

April 1, 2020 | By

By the early 1950s, Burt Lancaster had substantially grown from movie star to producer, forming the famous Hecht-Hill-Lancaster and Hecht-Lancaster productions, and Vera Cruz was their second collaboration with director Robert Aldrich, with whom they’d made the well-received Apache…

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Robert Aldrich Smackdown: …All the Marbles (1981)

Robert Aldrich Smackdown: …All the Marbles (1981)

December 17, 2016 | By

Robert Aldrich’s directorial swan song, the underrated wrestling comedy …All the Marbles / aka California Dolls (1981), is covered through the magic of dead home video format CED!

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CED: … All the Marbles / California Dolls (1981)

CED: … All the Marbles / California Dolls (1981)

December 17, 2016 | By

Robert Aldrich’s final film as director is a suitable career swan song, packed with the type of working class characters, tough circumstances, and raw language typical of his rough comedic work, and reverberating with memorable performances by a veteran and two newcomers…

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Robert Aldrich’s Emperor of the North (1973)

Robert Aldrich’s Emperor of the North (1973)

December 6, 2016 | By

Review of Robert Aldrich’s 1973 cult film Emperor of the North (1973), released in a stellar HD transfer via Twilight Time + some minor editorial blather on this amazing director.

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BR: Emperor of the North (1973)

BR: Emperor of the North (1973)

December 6, 2016 | By

Robert Aldrich did not make movies about nice people, but rather flawed groups of barely contained ire and rage worming through tales of cruel irony or a mean finale, often centered on two rivals, so it’s not hard to see why the tough director was attracted to Christopher Knopf’s lean, mean little script…

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