Home Entertainment Release recap for Feb 15th, 201...

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (Blu-ray) Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards $34.99 Extras: Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All the President’s Men, Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire, Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat, Commentary by Robert Redford, Vintage Featurette Pressure and the Press: The Making of All the President’s Men, Vintage Jason Robards Interview Excerpt from Dinah!, Alan J. Pakula Thrillers Trailer Gallery In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that will drive a U.S. President from office. Washington Post reporters...

Home Entertainment Release recap for Feb 8th, 2011

COLUMBO: Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993 Peter Falk. $26.98 (Universal). Peter Falk is back in all his rumpled, trenchcoat-wearing glory as police lieutenant Columbo in six captivating two-hour TV movies that aired between 1991-1993. Join the four-time Primetime Emmy® winner for “just one more thing” as he goes after sure-footed suspects with his offbeat wit, wily charm, and dogged persistence. Featuring such amazing guest stars as Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde), Penny Johnson Jerald (24), Little Richard, George Hamilton (Dynasty), Louis Herthum (The Last Exorcism) and Rip Torn (Men In Black), it’s a must-see-three-disc collection that...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for January 25th,...

THE AGATHA CHRISTIE HOUR, SET 2 Contains: Magnolia Blossom, The Mystery of the Blue Jar, The Red Signal, Search of a Job, The Manhood of Edward Robinson A henpecked fiance sets off on the drive of his life. Two-disc set, $39.99. (Acorn Media). The Queen of Crime plumbs the recesses of the human heart in these five tales of mystery and murder, passion and peril, suspense and the supernatural. In these final episodes, Christie protagonists find themselves the victims of false accusations, embroiled in illicit love affairs, torn between duty and desire, and under the thumb of employers with questionable motives. These classic adaptations are...

Home Entertainment Release recap for December 7th,...

CRONOS: The Criterion Collection (1993)Director: Guillermo del Toro; stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook DVD: $29.95 , Blu-ray: $39.95 Extras: Two audio commentaries, one featuring del Toro and the other producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and co-producer Alejandro Springall; “Geometria,” an unreleased 1987 short horror film by del Toro, finished by the director in 2010, plus a new video interview with him; “Welcome to Bleak House,” a video tour by del Toro of his office, featuring his collectibles and personal work; new video interviews with del Toro, Navarro and actor Ron Perlman; video...

Home Entertainment Releases for October 26th, 2010

Without a doubt, the must have release of the week is WINTER’S BONE. Truth be told, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is also one that should be owned by any crime fiction fan. Both of these are excellent examples of the riches of crime fiction in terms of source material for film. CSI NEW YORK: The Sixth Year (2009-10) Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Melina Kanakaredes $62.99. (CBS/Paramount) CSI: NY, the third incarnation of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise and the spin-off of CSI: Miami, is a crime drama about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve...