Rebecca Wright

Rebecca has a B.A. in the Humanities with an emphasis in film and writing. She holds an M.A. in American and British literature. She loves to explore all film genres, but has a special place in her heart for big epics like "Cleopatra" and "Ben-Hur."

Sweet Bird of Youth

Blu-ray Review: Sweet Bird of Youth

Accompanied by special ‘for adults only’ notices when it opened in 1962, Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth had been cleaned up considerably for the big screen. Though much of the ugliness of the stage version has been excised by screenwriter/director Richard Brooks rewrite, Paul Newman, Ed Begley, Rip Torn and particularly Geraldine Page maintain …

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Popeye Volume 3

Blu-ray Review: Popeye the Sailor – The 1940’s, Volume 3

Released by Warner Archive, the third volume of Popeye the Sailor: The 1940’s contains seventeen shorts from 1948-49. Produced by Famous Studios and originally disturbed by Paramount Pictures, by now Popeye had become respectable — less politically incorrect, though there is still a disclaimer on the back cover stating that the Blu-ray collection is intended …

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Popeye Volume 2

Blu-ray Review: Popeye the Sailor – The 1940’s, Volume 2

Released by Warner Archive just months after the first volume, Popeye the Sailor: The 1940’s, Volume 2 contains fifteen cartoons, released after World War II in 1946-47. Many of the cartoons reflect the post-War euphoria and prosperity and euphoria being experienced by many Americans. Below is a list of cartoons in the set as well …

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Hunt For Red October

4K UHD Steelbook Review: The Hunt for Red October

Originally released in 4K as part of the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection in 2018, Paramount has released a Limited Edition 4K Steelbook of The Hunt for Red October to celebrate the films 30th anniversary. Author Tom Clancy was a master of the military techno-thriller. Steeped in remarkable detail–a product of Clancy’s immersion in espionage and …

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Fail Safe

Blu-ray Review: Fail-Safe (Criterion Collection)

What begins as a routine tour for a visiting Congressman of Strategic Air Commands headquarters in Omaha, turns into the ultimate nightmare. An unidentified aircraft is spotted on a course toward Detroit. Airborne bombers are scrambled to fixed points around Soviet Russia until the aircraft can be identified. The identification process takes a bit longer …

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Popeye Volume1

Blu-ray Review: Popeye the Sailor – The 1940’s, Volume 1

Not available for years, Popeye the Sailor: The 1940’s, Volume 1 collects the spinach-eating, pipe chomping sailor’s first fourteen Technicolor animated shorts, making them available for the first time ever on home video; complete not always politically correct, and full of humor. The 14 shorts in this set are as follows: Her Honor, The Mare …

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Mom and Dad (1945)

Blu-ray Review: Mom and Dad (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Volume 1)

Done in conjunction with the National Film Registry and Something Weird Video, the first entry in Kino Lorber’s Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age Of The Exploitation Picture, Mom and Dad has the distinction of becoming one of the highest grossing films of the 1940’s despite being condemned by the National Legion of Decency. The story …

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