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News 'Star Wars,' Elvis and Me

- The New York Times

Posted by: News Editor - October 28, 2015, 8:40 am - News
Keywords: celebrity, a. o. scott, 1977, star wars, elvis, beatles, sesame street


PR American Masters: Bing Crosby - Rediscovered on DVD Dec 2

American Master

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Crosby's estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer's personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - November 28, 2014, 11:19 am - PR
Keywords: biography


DVD Review THE DUELLISTS (BLU-RAY)

THE DUELLISTS (

I'm not sure how this, Ridley Scott's first film, never made it onto my radar, but what better way to watch it for the first time than via this potentially excellent new Blu-ray disc from Shout Factory.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - March 10, 2013, 4:59 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: officers, duels, passion


PR Ken Follett's World Without End on 2-disc DVD & 2-disc Blu-ray Dec 4

Ken Follett's W

Times are tougher than ever in England as the country is on the brink of war with France and the citizens are facing The Plague that will eventually decimate one-third of its population. A feisty young woman (Charlotte Riley) inspires her medieval town to confront the most powerful forces of her time -- namely the Church and the Crown -- as they fight to save their town from ruin, and ultimately usher in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - October 31, 2012, 7:08 am - PR
Keywords: drama


PR Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season on DVD Oct 23

Fantasy Island:

Smiles, everyone, smiles! Season Three delivers a treasure trove of phenomenal guest stars including Don Adams, Sonny Bono, David Cassidy, Bob Denver, Elinor Donahue, Annette Funicello, Robert Goulet, Peter Graves, Roddy McDowall, Leslie Nielsen, Doris Roberts, Dick Sargent, Abe Vigoda, among other notables.

Shout! Factory

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Posted by: News Editor - September 18, 2012, 7:19 am - PR
Keywords: television


PR Steve Martin: The Television Stuff on DVD Sep 18

Steve Martin: T

In the 1970s, Steve Martin exploded onto the national scene with a brand of comedy that was so anti-hip it was ueber hip. But before he turned into a movie star, he'd cemented his legend as a television star and stand-up comedian. Now, for the first time, Martin's long in-demand television specials and stand-up comedy performances -- along with a 24-page booklet and bonus features -- will have you laughing all over again!

Shout! Factory

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Posted by: News Editor - July 6, 2012, 7:06 am - PR
Keywords: television


PR Marquis De Sade's Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue Remasterd on DVD & Blu-ray Apr 24

Marquis De Sade

Directed by Chris Boger, mastered in HD from the previously unreleased and uncensored 35mm negative. This visually sumptuous film is a dark tale of sexual depravity and Sadean excess, and is the first feature length film shot by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. Koo Stark stars as Justine, a virtuous innocent whose chosen path of goodness is constantly thwarted by her amoral sister Juliette (Lydia Lisle), whose debauched lifestyle is her only source of happiness.

Kino Lorber

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Posted by: News Editor - April 24, 2012, 8:03 am - PR
Keywords: drama


PR Fantasy Island: Complete Second Season on DVD May 8

Fantasy Island:

From legendary creative team of Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, Fantasy Island premiered in January 1977, and became one of primetime TV's most popular series in TV history. Starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize as the unique leading characters, the series entranced viewers with tropical settings, engaging storylines, and kept fans hooked with its weekly parade of recognizable name actors throughout its successful seven-season run. It is best remembered for Villechaize's performance as Tattoo, whose cry of "Da plane! Da plane!" made him a pop culture icon.

Shout! Factory

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Posted by: News Editor - March 9, 2012, 8:22 am - PR
Keywords: television


PR Talking Heads: Chronology on DVD Nov 21

Talking Heads:

The early clips from The Kitchen and CBGB in New York City...the global success in the 1980s...the celebratory reunion performance of "Life During Wartime" when they were inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002...it's all here. (Although they continued to record, Talking Heads stopped touring in 1983. They officially broke up eight years later.)

Eagle Rock Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - November 20, 2011, 8:43 pm - PR
Keywords: music


PR The Howling Reborn on Blu-ray & DVD Oct 18

The Howling Reb

On the eve of his high school graduation, Will Kidman (Liboiron) finally looks up from his books to catch the eye of the girl he's longed for the last four years -the mysterious Eliana Wynter (Shaw). He's always been the shy kid, flying under the radar, but when he discovers a dark secret from his past-- that he is heir to a powerful line of werewolves -- he finds he has a choice to make between succumbing to his primal nature, or turning against his own, and maintaining his humanity.

Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - September 25, 2011, 10:18 pm - PR
Keywords: horror


PR Facets Video July Releases on DVD

Facets Video Ju

Jill Godmilow's, The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago chronicles life in the Serbian community of Chicago, c. 1970s. The Cycle, Dariush Mehrjui's 1978 film that helped launch Iranís New Wave. For something completely different, look for Invisible Adversaries, part of Facetsí Limited Edition Collection of avant-garde films, experimental features, and lost documentaries. In Invisible Adversaries, avant-garde filmmaker Valie Export offers a brash look at gender politics. Finally, dance to the beat of Brazilian music with two tuneful documentaries packaged into one DVD, Afro-Latino Music: Sons of Benkos and Hands of God.

Facets Video

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Posted by: News Editor - June 17, 2011, 9:49 am - PR
Keywords: drama, documentary, music


PR Potiche DVD and Blu-ray With Special Bonus Features July 19

Potiche DVD and

An outstanding new comedy led by Catherine Deneuve, unquestionably France's most beloved actress, and Gérard Depardieu, one of the world's most respected actors. Their collaboration with the respected and prolific François Ozon, who's been honored at such prestigious international cinema celebrations as the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, and France's César and Lumiere Awards, yields the wittiest and most sophisticated comedy of the year.

Music Box Films

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Posted by: News Editor - June 16, 2011, 9:31 am - PR
Keywords: comedy


PR Major League Baseball Team DVD Collector's Sets Jun 7 Hosted by Broadcasting Legend Ed Randall

Major League Ba

Featuring select interviews with some of baseball's most extraordinary legends - insightful, compelling and entertaining personal portraits that can only be delivered by a broadcasting pro like Ed Randall. One of the foremost journalists in the history of baseball, Randall is host of Ed Randall's Talking Baseball on New York's WFAN-AM and on Sirius XM Radio's MLB Home Plate channel and hosted a television version of the show for more than 15 years on what later became FOX Sports Network.

Team Marketing

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Posted by: News Editor - May 13, 2011, 12:45 pm - PR
Keywords: sports


DVD Review THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK

THE TIMES OF HA

The landmark documentary about one of the human rights pioneers of the last century, in a thorough and completely absorbing Criterion package.

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - May 28, 2011, 12:17 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: documentary, criterion, milk, lgbt, gay rights


DVD Review HOUSE (BLU-RAY)

HOUSE (BLU-RAY)

I'd never heard of this flick until about a year ago, but since that first mention of it, the talk has been non-stop. Now, The Criterion Collection makes seeing this obscurity a reality, thanks to this potentially amazing Blu-ray disc.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - October 21, 2010, 6:42 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: psychedelic, ghost, hallucinatory, nightmarish


News Elvis at 75: The King Goes Platinum

Time.com

Posted by: News Editor - January 11, 2010, 9:34 am - News
Keywords: music, jan. 8 birthday, aug. 16, 1977 died, cirque du soleil show "viva elvis,


DVD Review DOWNHILL RACER

DOWNHILL RACER

Robert Redford and Criterion start getting us geared up for Vancouver 2010.

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - December 4, 2009, 8:01 am - DVD Review
Keywords: redford, criterion


DVD Review WHATEVER WORKS

WHATEVER WORKS

I'll take curmudgeonly late-middle-age New York comedians for $800, please, Alex.

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Posted by: Jon Danziger - November 9, 2009, 8:07 am - DVD Review
Keywords: comedy, new york, woody allen, larry david





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