June 4, 2014 10:27
(Impulse Pictures): For fans of vintage sleaze, this DVD compilation ($24.95 retail) boasts more than a dozen 8mm “loops” from the 1970s and ‘80s, remastered in high definition (!). Impulse continues the naughty nostalgia with the DVD releases of The Chambermaids....
May 28, 2014 10:14
Filmmaker Anthony Mann took a break from Westerns (Winchester 73, The Naked Spur) to make this intense yet thoughtful 1957 Korean War drama adapted from Van Van Praag’s novel Day Without End. Robert Ryan plays Lt. Benson, the weary leader of a small platoon stranded behind enemy lines....
May 21, 2014 12:15
groove to this 2003 documentary that recounts a 1970 concert tour across Canada in a customized train featuring such luminaries as the Grateful Dead, The Band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Buddy Guy, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Janis Joplin (mere months before her death)....
May 14, 2014 10:45
The solid cast includes real-life World War II hero Neville Brand, first-rate as the lead prisoner Dunn; Emile Mayer as the hard-nosed but not unsympathetic warden; and real-life Folsom ex-con Leo V. Gordon as Mike Carnie, the most unstable of the prisoners (he’s not called “Crazy Mike” for nothing)....
May 7, 2014 11:01
“SPACE VOYAGES” (Inception Media Group): This self-explanatory Smithsonian Channel documentary series ($19.98 retail) chronicles NASA history in four parts: “The Moon and Beyond,” “Into the Unknown,” “Open for Business” and “Surviving the Void.”....
April 30, 2014 10:00
“BEN 10 OMNIVERSE: DUEL OF THE DUPLICATES” (Cartoon Network/Warner Home Video): A DVD selection ($14.97 retail) of episodes from the award-winning, animated sci-fi series about a young hero (voiced by Yuri Lowenthal) who can transform into various alien beings....
April 23, 2014 10:44
“ANGRY BIRDS TOONS”: SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): The popular animated comedy shorts (originating from Finland!) pit the titular critters against the Bad Piggies on Piggy Island. This collection, which includes the remaining 26 episodes from the inaugural 2013 season, retails for $19....
April 16, 2014 10:27
In 1943, the Nazis control Italy and the Vatican has declared itself neutral, but that doesn’t dissuade monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (Peck) from overseeing a covert, underground escape network for thousands of escaped POWs, Jewish refugees and downed fliers....
April 9, 2014 10:17
A star-studded cast includes Brad Pitt (also a producer), Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. Undoubtedly among the best American films ever made about slavery, it’s not easy to watch but impossible to forget....
April 2, 2014 10:31
“100 YEARS OF WRIGLEY FIELD” (MLB Productions/LionsGate): The title tells all in this sports documentary ($19.98 retail) saluting the long-time home of the long-suffering Chicago Cubs, featuring Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Billy Williams and other superstars....

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