Tag: Robert Ryan

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

November 7, 2017 | By

In between the sprawling super-productions of The Hallelujah Trail (1965) and Ice Station Zebra (1968), in 1967 John Sturges switched to a smaller intimate project that was ostensibly about the stubborn friendship between two men of differing moral character bonded by an unwavering loyalty…

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BR: Lawman (1971)

BR: Lawman (1971)

November 7, 2017 | By

As more of Michael Winner’s films emerge on Blu-ray, it’s not hard to pick up on the director’s attraction to tales of disrupted lives and outright nihilistic finales, but what makes Lawman more unique than Winner’s career hit Death Wish (1974) is how whole lives are ruined by the visitation of one man who’s supposed to represent the law…

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DVD: Escape to Burma (1955)

DVD: Escape to Burma (1955)

March 25, 2017 | By

One of the last batch of films released by dying major RKO Radio Pictures, Escape to Burma was another efficient low-level A picture produced by Benedict Bogeaus with major stars shot on a modest budget, offering some romance, action, exotic escapism, and a tight story that worked as long as you didn’t think too hard and notice its seams…

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BR: House of Bamboo (1955)

BR: House of Bamboo (1955)

January 22, 2016 | By

Although House of Bamboo is technically a remake of Harry Kleiner’s superb noir script The Street with No Name (1948), it’s really a re-imaging of the core story in which a government investigator infiltrates a gang to solve and put an end to a series of murders and robberies…

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Film: Inferno (1953)

Film: Inferno (1953)

January 1, 2011 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Excellent Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: May 16, 2017 Genre: Film Noir / Desert Noir / 3D Synopsis: A wealthy man is left to die in the desert by his evil wife and her filthy lover! Special Features: Audio Commentary by film historian Alan K. Rode with Robert Ryan’s daughter Kisa Ryan / Isolated […]

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Film: Dangerous Mission (1954)

Film: Dangerous Mission (1954)

January 1, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent . Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Crime / 3D Synopsis: A murder witness is shadowed by a killer at Glacier National Park. . . Review: RKO’s Dangerous Mission could be regarded as a ‘colour’ film noir – certainly its plot borrows from standard […]

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