I came across this great review blog for classic films called Classic Film Preview. The style is simple and approachable. The reviews are well written and insightful. He probably has around 50 reviews for you to peruse and make comments on. Here is the link:…
I always have an ongoing wish list of films that are either not available on VHS or DVD, or out of print and overpriced, or that I just haven't gotten around to buying. Since I no longer have a VCR, I'm now only interested in DVDs. My current wish list includes (but is not limited to): * = fervently desired (UPDATED FEBRUARY 18, 2015)
1.√ *Good Sam (got it! thanks, Walt!) 2. √*No Time for Comedy (Stewart & R. Russell) (thanks, Al!) 3. *Hired Wife 4.…
Well, folks, I've finally decided to post this list, knowing it will soon be out of date. But I will try to keep it updated. So without further ado, here is my Classic Film Collection in alphabetical order. DVD2 means Region 2 DVD; my other DVDs are Region 1. If you see a copyright symbol, it means that the VHS has some sort of strange copy protection that doesn't allow me to transfer it to my DVD recorder. Many of my VHS tapes/DVD+Rs were recorded off the TV in Europe, so they're PAL…
I just took a look at my pile of duplicate videos and DVDs. April 30 is Queen's Day here, when everyone sells their old junk. In anticipation of that event, I thought I'd first offer my surplus titles here. I'm interesting in trading if possible. I'm very willing to trade for a movie you've recorded off the TV as long as I don't already have the title, but what I'm offering here is all commercial videos and DVDs. If you see a copyright symbol by a title, it means that the tape has some sort of… Continue
My birthday is Monday the 31st of March and me wife bought me something very special for me birthday you see. She gots me the bestest box sets a fella could ave ya know? Yea ya herd me! That's right! She got me da Warner Brother's Gangsta collections! Yep all three volumes for me pure enjoyment. They ain't nottin' as good as Cagney, Bogart, and Edward G. ya hear? Take a gander at these here mugs you dirty rats!…
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Volume 3 is released tomorrow 25th March 2008. This latest group of crime genre classics, starring some of Hollywood’s top tough guys – James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart –features six new to R1 DVD gangster flicks, three of which make their first US home video appearance: Picture Snatcher, Lady Killer, Smart Money, Black Legion, Mayor of Hell and Brother Orchid. The films have been given brand new transfers from newly restored film… Continue
Sorry that these pictures aren't the greatest quality but its just a taste of some of the poster reproductions of films of the 30s, 40s and 50s which cover the walls of my room. I own all the movies… Continue
Screening time : Thursday 20th March 2008, 8.35 - 10.00 p.m. GMT
Orson Welles' second feature has some great cinematic touches (overlapping dialogue etc) though its more understated than Citizen Kane. The story is interesting enough if rather sombre : it is about the decline of an upper middle class family counterpointed neatly with the development of the automobile. Fine cast many familar from Kane and the Mercury Theatre.… Continue
The delectable,quivering Marlene Dietrich bathed with shadow after an encounter with Clive Brook in Shanghai Express (1932) from about the middle of her cycle of movies directed by Josef Von Sternberg. Increasingly these movies seem to be more and more about style and atmosphere, showcasing the leading lady rather than plot. Its quite an interesting plot here though not really as… Continue
Every year on or near my birthday I update my DVD-R list of titles I have recorded off of TCM or have added by trades. When I do I inevitably find duplicate titles. This year I have not done so bad. Only four titles.
Anyway, I want to send, FOR FREE, the titles I have extras of to the first member/members that send me a private message with their info of what they want and where to send it. Now, this may not seem… Continue
I have added the TCM schedule to the RSS feed on the main page (look on the left and scroll down). This is done as a convenience to our members to quickly glance what is on the schedule for the day. If there is a different RSS feed that you feel is more appropriate and informative to our member base let me know but for right now I think this is practical.
I have always loved both Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. I think they are both extraordinary individual talents but when they were brought together there was magic. They were able to work off each others strengths. I'm not sure how many movies they appeared in together but the ones most familiar are the "ROAD" series. You know the ones I mean. The ones where Bob and Bing are on the road to somewhere enjoying bachelorhood but there is always the girl… Continue
I'm not only a fan of classic films but I love old time radio and the music of the classic film period. I added a music player to my page so that members can listen to some cool stuff while they are browsing. The player will allow you to launch it into a separate player so you can move around the web or the network with turning it off by leaving my page. Just click the launch link below the player.
Three new DVDs in the Fox Film Noir series are coming out tomorrow.
An electrifying drama about a predatory female – and the first crime-of-passion story to be presented in Cinemascope – Black Widow (1954) stars Ginger Rogers and Van Heflin as well as Gene Tierney and George Raft in a murderous tale of Broadway ambition. A classic love triangle featuring heartbreak and betrayal, Daisy Kenyon (1947) stars Joan Crawford and Henry Fonda, with a powerful supporting performance by… Continue
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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 […]
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 […]