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DVD Review BABY PEGGY: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

BABY PEGGY: THE

One of the very few remaining stars of the silent screen is Baby Peggy Montgomery, known today as Diana Serra Cary. This intriguing documentary, released just after her 95th birthday, takes a look at her sad tale and her search for the truth about what was going on around her as she was making millions for her family while still barely a few years old.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - November 3, 2013, 9:22 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: slapstick, documentary, childlabor, childstars, coogan, cooper



DVD Review STORAGE WARS: VOLUME THREE

STORAGE WARS: V

One of the hottest shows on cable returns in this 2-disc set featuring the second half of season two. It may be reality television, though recent events have raised questions about whether there's more "television" than "reality."
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - January 9, 2013, 8:22 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: television, reality, storage, lockers



Article Take Part in a Film Restoration

Our friends at Milestone Film & Video are engaging on a major restoration project for Portrait of Jason, a ground-breaking documentary by Shirley Clarke that was one of the first no-holds-barred films about LGBT life.

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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - December 3, 2012, 7:36 pm - Article
Keywords: restoration, lgbt, gay



DVD Review THE 39 STEPS (BLU-RAY)

THE 39 STEPS (B

Alfred Hitchcock was already a successful director when he adapted John Buchan's mystery thriller The Thirty-Nine Step, but this picture is where we see many of the staples of his later career come to fruition and gel in a way that few directors before or since have managed to accomplish. Criterion does this seminal movie proud in a loaded special edition that features a lovely and clean high-definition transfer of very difficult source material.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - September 3, 2012, 12:23 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: mystery, thriller, mcguffin, spies, scotland, hitchcock, cameo, precode



DVD Review DARK SHADOWS: THE BEST OF BARNABAS The Greatest Episodes Collection

DARK SHADOWS: T

If you're looking for something to clear your palate after having been exposed to the Depp/Burton reimagining of the classic series Dark Shadows as a brainless sex comedy, you can hardly do better than this collection of nine of the episodes of that original series featuring the late great Jonathan Frid. Barnabas Collins, as portrayed by Frid, was the original tormented vampire, making possible the empires of Anne Rice and Twilight, and this selection points up some of what made him so irresistible all those years ago.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - May 20, 2012, 5:54 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: gothic, soap, vampire, ghost, mansion, barnabas, collins



DVD Review STORAGE WARS: SEASON ONE

STORAGE WARS: S

The first season of one of the hottest and most imitated shows on cable finally makes its way to DVD. What could possibly be lurking in that box in this abandoned storage locker? Who doesn't love a treasure hunt?
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - August 30, 2011, 5:00 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: television, reality, a&e, auction, storage



DVD Review CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE

CHAPLIN AT KEYS

Archives over the globe contributed to this massive and virtually complete collection of the beginnings of Charlie Chaplin's film career. Although he chafed at the factory-style work at Keystone during his year there in 1914, it was there that he learned much of the film craft and developed the beloved Little Tramp character that would make him one of the most popular actors in the world. Throw away all your old tapes and discs, because this is the real item, in solid restorations that finally allow these films to shine. Highly recommended as one of the best DVD releases of the year.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - February 15, 2011, 7:40 am - DVD Review
Keywords: comedy, slapstick, keystone, sennett, fatty, arbuckle, swain, durfee, conklin



DVD Review LOST KEATON

LOST KEATON

Fans of Buster Keaton can rejoice, for Kino has brought to DVD all 16 of the rarely-seen short films Buster Keaton made for Educational Pictures in the mid-1930s. Despite the studio's name, there's nothing educational here, except lessons in comedy timing from the Great Stone Face himself.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - August 5, 2010, 5:50 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: keaton, educational pictures, slapstick, sennett, keystone



DVD Review BLACK NARCISSUS (BLU-RAY)

BLACK NARCISSUS

Conflicts of many kinds are present in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus, set against the beauty and danger of the Himalayas. These include the shock of Anglo-Catholic nuns set in the midst of the mountains among natives who speak no English, the struggle between flesh and the spirit, between medicine and superstition, between vows and longing for a different life, and between the monied classes and the impoverished. The new Blu-ray Disc from The Criterion Collection brings a splendid film-like appearance to the ravishing visuals.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - July 28, 2010, 3:38 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: nuns, himalayas, india, repression, insanity, nunsploitation



DVD Review THE CRAZIES

THE CRAZIES

Ever have one of those days when everything seems to go wrong? Like your entire town is filled with homicidal maniacs, and the government would just as soon see you all dead? This remake of the unheralded 1973 classic by George A. Romero hits a lot of the right notes although it's a little hampered by a less than stellar cast.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - June 27, 2010, 7:58 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: romero, zombies, horror, paranoia, political film, remake, iowa, chemical warfare,



DVD Review THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY (BLU-RAY) Theatrical Versions

THE LORD OF THE

Peter Jackson's towering achievement is one of those you-love-it-or-you-hate-it pictures; few viewers are indifferent. But into which category will the Blu-ray disc version of the original theatrical releases of the trilogy fall?
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - March 30, 2010, 8:17 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: fantasy, epic, hobbits, tolkien, lord of the rings, new zealand, ring trilogy, elves, dwarves, wizards, dungeons and dragons, gollum, geekfest



DVD Review THE GENERAL (BLU-RAY)

THE GENERAL (BL

There's a sense that Blu-ray is just an improvement for recenet effects-laden extravaganzas. Bucking that trend, Kino offers up the first Blu-ray presentation of a silent film in America (the British disc of Sunrise having beaten it to the punch. But can an 85-year old film hold up in the HD era?
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - November 14, 2009, 9:32 am - DVD Review
Keywords: civil war, trains, slapstick



DVD Review THE EXILES

THE EXILES

What would you call a movie that has been an inspiration to several generations of film students, telling the story of a lost generation with gorgeous cinematography, though it was never given a theatrical showing until nearly 50 years after it was completed? With a largely unheard but killer rock score by The Revels? Well, "revelation" would seem an appropriate word.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - November 12, 2009, 7:22 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: indians, native americans, los angeles, bunker hill, alcoholism



DVD Review GAUMONT TREASURES 1897-1913

GAUMONT TREASUR

Although the Gaumont studio is not a household word in America, it was at the very forefront of motion pictures in the early years. This amazing set from Kino brings to home video over 100 seldom-seen movies from the dawn of cinema by three of the leading creators at Gaumont. One DVD each is devoted to the directors Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and the little-remembered L»once Perret, giving the viewer a fascinating cross-section of these early silents, with some amazing treasuresůwould you believe color and sound movies in 1905?
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - October 27, 2009, 8:59 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: gaumont, french films, early cinema, cinematheque francaise



DVD Review ELVIS: THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW The Classic Performances

ELVIS: THE ED S

The performances of Elvis Presley on three 1956 episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show shook American music to its foundations. This trimmed-down disc cuts out all the Topo Gigio, Se“or Wences and other forgettable stuff and gets you straight to the Elvis.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - October 4, 2009, 7:03 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: rock, rockabilly, doo-wop, jordanaires



DVD Review DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK Warner Archive Collection

DON'T BE AFRAID

This TV movie from the mid-1970s is still fondly remembered by those who saw it back in the day. Does it still hold up after 35 years? Warner lets us find out for ourselves in this release from its pressed-on-demand "Archive Collection."
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - October 4, 2009, 5:45 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: locked room, monsters, demons, tv movie, movie of the week



DVD Review THAT HAMILTON WOMAN

THAT HAMILTON W

Life imitates art imitates life, as Laurence Olivier and Viven Leigh recreate a notorious episode from history that evokes their own real-life romance, in Alexander Korda's first Hollywood picture.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - September 10, 2009, 8:38 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: lord nelson, trafalgar, napoleonic wars, naval battles



DVD Review BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT / MONTE CRISTO The Lost Films of John Gilbert

BARDELYS THE MA

The memory of silent screen star John Gilbert is not helped at all by the fact that so many of his pictures are no longer extant. But this new set from Flicker Alley helps correct that, with recently-discovered prints of two of Gilbert's major films, which happen to be the only ones of these films known to exist. We're very lucky indeed to have these long-hidden classics unearthed and brought to DVD in lovely restorations.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - August 24, 2009, 5:01 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: sabatini, swashbuckler, fairbanks, costume drama, parody, silent



DVD Review SHERLOCK HOLMES

SHERLOCK HOLMES

While Arthur Conan Doyle's detective was a huge hit in print, many of the enduring qualities that are featured in the movies and television presentations had their roots in the play by William Gillette. Kino provides us with a new restoration of the filmed version starring the legendary John Barrymore. But is it a Jekyll or a Hyde?
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - July 7, 2009, 8:10 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: doyle, detective, mystery, sherlock holmes



DVD Review TEMPEST

TEMPEST

The fall of the Tsars has proven to be fertile ground for filmic drama, but one of the earlier of these efforts was John Barrymore's Tempest, produced only a decade after the events depicted. With a story written by a Russian, and a screenplay co-written by an uncredited Erich von Stroheim, it certainly promises to be interesting.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - July 5, 2009, 8:58 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: russia, revolution, tsar, von stroheim



DVD Review FOR ALL MANKIND (BLU-RAY)

FOR ALL MANKIND

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Criterion brings the lunar experience to us via Blu-ray.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - July 5, 2009, 10:04 am - DVD Review
Keywords: space, apollo, moon, lunar, exploration, documentary, brian eno



DVD Review REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (BLU-RAY)

REVOLUTIONARY R

Some were surprised when Revolutionary Road was not given a Best Picture nomination by the Academy. But they probably were not as surprised as those who went expecting a romantic extravaganza between Kate and Leo a la Titanic II and were instead treated to a picture full of screaming matches, depicting the utter breakdown of a relationship.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - June 8, 2009, 7:37 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: drama, suburbia, connecticut, 1950s, conformity, abortion



DVD Review ALEXANDER KORDA'S PRIVATE LIVES (The Private Life of Henry VIII / The Rise of Catherine the Great / The Private Life of Don Juan / R

ALEXANDER KORDA

Four biopics from Alexander Korda, headed by the one that not only won Charles Laughton a Best Actor Oscar, but that indelibly set the picture of King Henry VIII forever munching on a leg of mutton.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - May 31, 2009, 9:09 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: historical, drama, biopic, kings, queens, don juan, tudors, artists, england, russia, korda, laughton



DVD Review THE GHOST (AATMA)

THE GHOST (AATM

What do you get when you take Exorcist-style goings-on and send them to Bollywood? Well, let's just say that dance numbers pop up in the strangest places.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - May 3, 2009, 8:20 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, exorcism, bollywood, ghosts



DVD Review THE UNINVITED (BLU-RAY)

THE UNINVITED (

Rehashes of Asian horror movies are becoming commonplace, but given the right treatment, they can be effective. Case in point: this American reworking of the Korean picture A Tale of Two Sisters, which manages to keep a lot of the creepy atmosphere of the original while successfully dumbing it down for us Yanks. A brisk pace and a brief running time help keep it from wearing out its welcome.
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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - April 21, 2009, 8:50 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: horror, j-horror, remake, ring, insanity, sisters, ghosts, murder, stepmother



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