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    MIDSOMER MURDERS – DVD review

    When actor John Nettles decided to hang up his badge as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and walk into the sunset (or wherever they told us he was going), that ended one of TVs most enjoyable British murder mystery series. Then they had the audacity to return with Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barna...

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    Blu-ray Review: Smoldering Dietrich is Von Sternberg's 'Blue Angel' in Kino Restoration

    “The Blue Angel,” a crowning achievement of Weimar cinema and the most famous of the seven collaborations between director Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, is newly on Blu-ray from Kino. The finely restored transfer, with sharp picture quality and crisp sound highlighting Von Sternberg’s ea...

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    MEL BROOKS, BUSTER KEATON, THE 3 STOOGES AND MORE

    The goodies just keep piling up—for gift-giving or adding to your own library. I was delighted to contribute an essay about Mel Brooks’ career to Shout! Factory’s multi-disc set 'The Incredible Mel Brooks', but there is so much material in this collection I still haven’t gotten through it all. That’...

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    New Digital Features for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' -- Flipbook and Essay on Single Dads in Films

    Along with the new Blu-ray and DVD release of Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Twentieth Century Fox has created a couple of interactive features to accompany the film. The first is a "Hushpuppy Digital Flipbook," and the second is the mini-essay "Single Dad...

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    Watch: Two Exclusive Clips from 'Lawrence of Arabia' Blu-ray Rerelease (VIDEO)

    In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today releases "Lawrence of Arabia" on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Not only is the Blu-ray accompanied by a wealth of behind-the-scenes and making-of featurettes as well as interviews and remastered audio, the feature it...

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    Kino Releases 5-Film David O. Selznick Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

    Kino Classics will release the "David O. Selznick Collection" for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The collection focuses on the golden-age mogul's earlier productions and includes the Freddie Bartholomew classic "Little Lord Fauntleroy," the original 1937 version of "A Star is Born...

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    Attention Cinephiles: Entire Criterion Collection on Sale at Barnes and Noble

    For those of you wanting to get a little holiday gift-buying out of the way, and for cinephiles simply in the mood for a bit of high-brow indulgence, now would be a good time to head over to Barnes and Noble, where the store's entire Criterion Collection stock is marked down 50% through November 19t...

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    Kino Brings D.W. Griffith's 'Abraham Lincoln,' Starring Walter Huston, to Blu-Ray

    Honest Abe's surge in popularity continues with Kino Classics' release of D.W. Griffith's "Abraham Lincoln" on Blu-ray (November 13), starring Walter Huston (father of John, grandfather of Anjelica) as the 16th president.

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    Watch: Go Behind the Scenes of 'Sunset Boulevard' and See the Classic in High-Def Glory For the First Time Ever (VIDEO)

    Continuing its ongoing centennial celebration, Paramount today releases Billy Wilder's black-and-white masterpiece "Sunset Boulvard" onto Blu-ray for the first time ever. Boasting over two hours of bonus material that sheds light on the making of the classic and its history since its 1...

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    Rating 'Psycho,' Behind-the-Scenes 'Hitchcock' and the Universal Hitchcock Fifteen

    I got over the awful HBO "The Girl," starring Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, by watching the entire Dick Cavett Hitchcock interview. I had more fun with Thursday night's AFI FEST world premiere of Sacha Gervasi's light-hearted "Hitchcock," starring a superb ensembl...

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