For my first post after an extended break, I’m taking a quick look at two new essential Blu-ray releases from my favorite director, Billy Wilder. In July, Kino released its first wave of titles from the MGM/UA library. These included two underrated titles from Wilder, Witness for the Prosecution (1957) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes… Read More Billy Wilder on Kino Cinema Classics
Over at the Examiner, I wrote a post on the big news about the Citizen Kane Blu-Ray. Unfortunately The Magnificent Ambersons will only be on DVD and available with Kane through Amazon. Here’s the link: http://www.examiner.com/film-in-jacksonville/citizen-kane-blu-ray-and-magnificent-ambersons-dvd-pre-order-up.
Rather than begin going through a ton of TCM recordings (including the two Von Sternberg/Dietrich films that were on the other night), I decided to finish watching the remaining BluRay discs I hadn’t sat through. Gone With The Wind – 1939, Victor Fleming – Warner BluRay – You can’t possibly write just a paragraph… Read More 1/5/11: 2 Epics
Directed by Fritz Lang Nero-Film German, 110 Minutes Starring Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens Fritz Lang’s M is a surprising film, even today. It is a canonical classic – you can’t go anywhere without someone telling you how it is one of the greatest movies ever made. What is so surprising about it is just… Read More “M” (1931)