From Dusk To Dawn Season One Reviewed

FROM DUSK TO DAWN Season One E One/ El Rey I loved the original movie of Dusk To Dawn. I went to the theater expecting a crime movie, Tarintino and Rodriguez together? Hell Yes I’m in. What I saw blew me away as the last third of the movie was far from what I was expecting. I loved it but the buddy of mine I went with was not happy.   Know how the movie turns into a horror film I was pretty sure I knew what to expect from a TV show that essentially retells the story from the movie but I was wrong. They really expanded everything for the 10 episodes and there was nothing that didn’t add to it. Seth and Ritchie Gecko are a couple of bad...

Grantchester DVD Review

GRANTCHESTER Season 1 PBS Masterpiece Theater’s MYSTERY! Has over the years turned out an awful lot of wonderful programming. Grantchester is one of the latest and the first season is now out on DVD. Based on a series of books by James Runcie (which are great reading) this is a traditional mystery in the British tradition which means little or no violence shown and emphasis on characters. It’s 1953 and Sidney Chambers (James Norton) is a WWII vet who is now a vicar in a small town near Cambridge. He likes jazz and enjoys his work but when a parishioner comes to him with secrets about a death he can’t help but get involved. He ends up...

LOVEJOY: The Complete Collection set for June 16th

Most people today know Ian McShane from DEADWOOD, but from 1986 to 1994, he was Lovejoy, the scruffy, but charming antiques expert that the BBC brought to life from the novels of Jonathan Gash. Acorn Media has been reissuing the show and, on June 16th, will be releasing all 72 episodes in LOVEJOY: The Complete Collection. Despite his knack for spotting rare finds among rubbish, Lovejoy can’t seem to stay out of trouble, often getting snared in the underbelly of the antiques industry. His pals Eric (Chris Jury, The Big Game), Tinker (Dudley Sutton, The Beiderbecke Connection), and the lovely Lady Jane (Phyllis Logan, Downton Abbey) are...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 23rd, 2...

This week’s releases are a mix of foreign mysteries and B films, some long forgotten. MHz has some nice titles, including the characters of Henning Mankell.  BUKOW AND KONIG: Sets 1 & 2 (1971 — Germany) Each three-disc set contains five episodes Formats: DVD ($39.95 each). (MHz Home Entertainment). Alexander Bukow is a veteran cop who doesn’t mind working at the edge of the law to get results. Katrin Konig has a sterling reputation as an analyst and profiler and is esteemed by all who know her for her assessments and concentrated professionalism. Bukow knows the town where they work, Rostock, like his own backyard and...

THE WIRE: Complete Series Blu-ray release date ann...

Ok, everyone needs to make June 2nd on their calendars. On that day, HBO will release THE WIRE: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. The Wire depicts an American urban dystopia, framed in our time, in which easy distinctions between good and evil and crime and punishment are challenged at every turn. In five successive seasons, the series depicts a Baltimore in which institutional prerogatives, economic inequalities and a brutalizing drug war confound the efforts to advance the city and its people. The series’ first season lays out the futility of the drug war, while the second highlights the deindustrialization and the death of the...

LONGMIRE: Season Three set for March 3rd

Warner Home Entertainment has set March 3rd as the release date for LONGMIRE: The Complete Third Season. The set, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, will be part of the Warner Archive series and will be available at online retailers. The sole extra is a documentary “The Ghost in the Storm,” which focuses on the obsessions many of the Longmire characters encounter during the series’ captivating third season. In this riveting third season, Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is reeling from a series of devastating traumas. Best friend Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) is going to prison on murder charges. His deputy,...