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February 2009 Blog Posts (16)

Slow trickle of Classics on Blu-ray ?

Article from http://highdefdigest.com



It's a question serious movie fans have been asking for some time: "Where are all the classics on Blu-ray?" Almost three years have passed since the debut of high-def discs and we're fast approaching the first anniversary of the format war's abrupt end, and still such iconic titles as 'Gone With the Wind,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Citizen Kane,' and 'Rear Window' have yet to see a Blu-ray… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 28, 2009 at 7:27am — 7 Comments

David Thomson's 1000 movies

UK/US critic's selection of personal favourites + must-see films (some he doesn't like) in his book Have You Seen? year order, fiction films...



L'Arroseur Arrosé

The Great Train Robbery

Fantomas

Tillie's Punctured Romance

The Birth of a Nation

Intolerance

Thomas Graal's Best Film

The Outlaw and his Wife

Broken Blossoms

J'Accuse

Male and Female

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Erotikon

Way Down East

The Four Horsemen of… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 28, 2009 at 7:13am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 68 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 57 minutes 25 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : W.C. Fields



Derek and Maria discuss one of the great film… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 27, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 67 : Weekly Podcast



45 minutes 17 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : The Searchers (1956)



Derek and Maria discuss one of the best Westerns ever… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Trapped (1949) - Film Noir of the Week

I like the new noirish-looking banner here! Over at Noir of the Week we're back to doing 100-percent noir after two weeks of horror/sci fi. Not that we minded talking about the great Cat People and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This week Guy Savage tackles a very underrated noir, Trapped starring Lloyd Bridges and the tragic Barbara Payton.… Continue

Added by Steve-O on February 16, 2009 at 7:44pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 66 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 23 minutes 31 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Rudolph Valentino



Derek and Maria discuss the latin lover of the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 13, 2009 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

The Road To Singapore (1931)

No... it is NOT the Hope/Crosby film.



It is William Powell every bit as we know him in later films such as The Thin Man including his penchant for scotch and soda despite prohibition at the time, at least in America.



This is really Bill Powell's film from start to finish and if you are a fan you will enjoy it despite the age of it, I know I did.



As with so many films of the early talking period, it was an adaptation of a sucessful play and the 35 year old Louis… Continue

Added by Bill on February 10, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

end of an era for paisley cinema

I was a member of the abc minors i used to take my sister my young cousin every sat i was only 8 yrs of age the othere 2 were 5 and 6 many a good time we had it was a great club i even remember my seat was 10 row 4
great days

Added by irene batters on February 8, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

My Annual Academy Awards Contest

For close to a decade now, I've had an online Oscar contest...it's simple, you send me your Oscar predictions and the people who get the most right win a DVD from my collection. Well, I wasn't sure I was going to have this contest this year...but here we go again. Here's how it works...you go to a website to see what all of the nominees are...here is a link to such a page...



http://www.oscars.org/awards/81academyawards/nominees.html



Then send me an e-mail listing your pick… Continue

Added by Roger L. Schoolcraft on February 7, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

14 Free War Movies with UK Daily Mail from tomorrow

I thought this might be of interest to UK members :



14 DVD Classic War Movies collection with the DAILY MAIL & MAIL ON SUNDAY



The Dam Busters and Charlotte Gray are FREE INSIDE the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8.



From Monday February 9, there is a voucher in each day's paper up to Friday February 20. Take it to your local branch of Tesco, WHSmith or Eason in exchange for that day's DVD.

Alternatively… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 6, 2009 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

RIO BRAVO: The Comedy

One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

www.yourememberthat.com/media/1864/__________________Dude/

Added by M.T. Fisher on February 6, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 65 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 13 minutes 26 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : The MGM Story - Part 2



Derek and Maria complete their two part… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 6, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Cat People (1942)

Cat People from 1942 is a film noir disguised as a horror film. Filled with the same visual style and sense of fatalism that dominated film noir during the classic film noir (that would peak four or five years later especially at RKO), Cat People is the ultimate horror-noir.

When Val Lewton was made head of RKO's horror division, he immediately set out to make movies that were initially just attempts to cash in on Universal Pictures horror film… Continue

Added by Steve-O on February 5, 2009 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

Alas!

I was elated, due to the fact that (as many of you know) I've been attempting to find a literary agent for a year now in order to get my novel published. Well, I found one who was anxious to work with me, and they said it needed to be tweaked just a touch. Well, that wasn't new to me, and I was waitingfo hear back from them. However, in looking over their email, I noticed that unlike most businesses, they didn't have a link to their site. This being the case, I Googled them. What I found was… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on February 4, 2009 at 8:44pm — 3 Comments

Kansas Silent Film Festival

The 13th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival will be held on February 27th and 28th, 2009 and will play host to both the U.S.A. Premiere of a restored ‘lost’ feature film and the Kansas Premiere of a new documentary on silent film star, Mary Pickford. Sponsored by Washburn University, this event will take place at White Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more current information, check out our website at www.kssilentfilmfest.org.



The U.S.A. Premiere… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on February 2, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Academy Award Winners : The Broadway Melody (1929)



This was the first sound movie to win the Best Picture award. Should it have won it ? Probably not but backed up by the all-singing, all dancing publicity and studio campaigns it couldn't fail. Not that it is a terribly bad film, its the best of the recent series of 1929 movies I've seen : Hollywood Revue and Showboat are lesser items to me. It can also be viewed as historically quite important as it lays the groundwork for all the movies… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on February 1, 2009 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

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Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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