July 9, 2014 10:54
The film, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, boasts an irresistible duo in Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, both in top form here. Grant plays Matt Sherman, the commander of the Sea Tiger, a US sub damaged during a Japanese air strike....
July 3, 2014 10:09
“THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN”: SEASONS 2 & 3 (DC Entertainment/Warner Home Video):....
June 25, 2014 11:45
Nicolas Cage, in a strong performance widely regarded as something of a comeback, plays the title character, a grizzled ex-con whose temper sometimes gets the best (and worst) of him....
June 18, 2014 10:21
Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou play four disparate, desperate men wallowing in a South American hellhole offered quick cash to transport nitroglycerin across 200 miles of hellish terrain to cap an oil-well explosion....
June 11, 2014 10:06
F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent Nosferatu, the first screen version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is among the first great horror classics, and in 1979 Werner Herzog fashioned this superior, award-winning remake worthy of the same accolade. Klaus Kinski is unforgettable as the bloodthirsty count....
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.”....

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