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Blu-ray Review: Strait-Jacket

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By the 1960’s, Joan Crawford’s (Mildred Pierce) career was in serious decline. Her days as a Hollywood glamour girl were long past, and despite a brief resurgence in 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? good leading roles for middle-aged actresses …

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4K UHD Review: Patriot Games

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[Editor’s Note: This film is currently only available in the U.S. in the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection in 4K, but it will no doubt be released by itself internationally and domestically at some point in the future, thus we are …

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Blu-ray Review: The Day After

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One of the best films ever directed for television, Nicholas Meyers’ (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) The Day After, recently arrived on Blu-ray via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Originally broadcast on November 20, 1983, Meyers’ terrifying impact of …

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Blu-ray Review: Irma la Douce

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Three years removed from the success of The Apartment, 1963 saw the release of Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce. This oft-forgotten classic features the repairing of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in the starring roles, and was a big hit …

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Blu-ray Review: Disobedience

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An elderly British orthodox rabbi is giving a sermon on freedom and choice–a message that hangs over the entire film–to his rapt audience when he suddenly keels over dead. The film then cuts to Manhattan, where a photographer, Ronit (Rachel …