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,...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for February 10th...

This week features the surprisingly dramatic directorial debut of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart as well as films based on the workds of Daphne du Maurier and Robert Heinland DON’T LOOK NOW (1973) New 4K digital restoration, approved by Roeg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New conversation between the film’s editor, Graeme Clifford, and film writer. Bobbie O’Steen; “Don’t Look Now, Looking Back,” a short 2002 documentary featuring Roeg, Clifford, and cinematographer Anthony Richmond; “Death in Venice,” a 2006 interview with...

DVD Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Universal Studios Home Entertainment I’ve seen movies base on Lawrence Block books before, and while Eight Million Ways To Die was an OK movie, the only thing they got right was Matthew Scudder and his drinking problem. Don’t even get me started on Whoopie Goldberg as Bernie Rhodnebar in Burglar. I was however optimistic about Tombstones, Mr. Block seemed happy with what they were doing and Liam Neeson in the right role can be great. Well we finally watched the movie as it just came out on DVD and I was very happy. They paid close attention to not only the book, but also the characters of Scudder and TJ. It was...