Tag: Warren Beatty

Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

June 18, 2016 | By

Reviews of two classic Richard Brooks films – the housewife crack-up drama The Happy Ending (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + the heist comedy $ (1971) from Sony.

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DVD: $ (1971)

DVD: $ (1971)

June 18, 2016 | By

Richard Brooks’ extremely fluffy bank robbery flick $ (“dollars”) borrows elements from the best while remaining very tongue-in cheek in spite of some mean behaviour and bursts of violence.
Shot entirely on location in Hamburg, Germany…

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Mike Nichols’ The Fortune (1975)

Mike Nichols’ The Fortune (1975)

May 4, 2015 | By

Review of Mike Nichols ‘lost’ homage to screwball comedies, The Fortune (1975), released on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Fortune, The (1975)

BR: Fortune, The (1975)

May 4, 2015 | By

Twilight Time’s release of Mike Nichols’ The Fortune on Blu-ray (apparently its first-ever home video release) kind of echoes the situation of Peter Bodganovich’s At Long Last Love (1975), a film similarly written-off as a box office dud that vanished from distribution and took decades to emerge in a pristine HD transfer…

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Reassessing The Only Game in Town (1970) +The Staircase (1969)

Reassessing The Only Game in Town (1970) +The Staircase (1969)

August 14, 2013 | By

Instead of filming Frank Gilroy’s play in its natural setting of Las Vegas, Vegas was rebuilt in Paris at a cost of $11 for Fox’ The Only Game in Town, so Liz could be closer to husband Richard Burton as filming of Staircase was winding down. As I often do at KQEK.com, I try and pair the available with the should-be-available, so alongside a review of Twilight Time’s Only Game Blu-ray is a review of Staircase.

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BR: Only Game in Town, The (1970)

BR: Only Game in Town, The (1970)

August 14, 2013 | By

  Film: Good BR Transfer: Excellent BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: June 11, 2013 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A Las Vegas dancer co-habitates with a pianist, and rides the rollercoaster of living with a gambling addict. Special Features:  Isolated Stereo / Mono Music & Effects Track / Theatrical Trailer / 8-page colour […]

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DVD: Studio One: Sentence of Death (1953) / Night America Trembled, The (1957)

DVD: Studio One: Sentence of Death (1953) / Night America Trembled, The (1957)

April 29, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Good – Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Good Label: VSC/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 1, 2002 Genre: Live Television / Drama Synopsis: A socialite stakes out a bar to identify the real killer of a shop keeper / America panics […]

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