Overeager cub reporter Chick Brian (Eric Linden) thinks he has the story that will land him the front-page byline of his dreams when he snaps the picture of a diamond smuggler in a most candid situation. Unfortunately for the hapless Chick, it only lands him in hot water with his editor Jeff Dale (Roscoe Karns) because the smuggler is the mistress of their publisher. With his story killed, Chick heads to the countryside with his girlfriend Mary (Dorothy Jordan), but the couple become stranded by a sudden rain storm causing them to seek shelter inside the Lame Dog Inn. While drying off, they hear a gunshot and come across a murder scene and confront criminal Fred Dykes (Bruce Cabot) and his moll Louise (Phyllis Clare). Louise persuades the deadly Dykes to spare the couple but leaves her handbag behind. Armed with the evidence of the killer’s identity, Chick conceives a fool-hardy scheme to frame himself for the murders for the sake of a sensational scoop. What could possibly go
Contest: Win None But the Brave on Blu-ray!
Frank Sinatra added "director' to his astonishing resume of wonder with this taut anti-war drama that looked back at World War II with a prescient message for a nation currently wading into the morass of Vietnam. A Japanese-American co-production (the first such venture) and adapted from a Japanese story, None But The Brave plays out a parallel tale of two sides enjoying a fragile truce told from the perspective of its narrator (Tatsuya Mihashi, High and Low), a reluctant soldier in command of a group of stranded Japanese soldiers. When a crippled C-47 carrying a complement of Marines crash lands on their island, the War in the Pacific plays out in miniature. Director Sinatra wisely lays back in his role as Pharmacist Mate turned medic Maloney, giving the heavy lifting to Mihashi and Clint Walker (The Dirty Dozen) as the commander of the American forces - eliciting powerful performances from
Contest: Win A Patch of Blue on Blu-ray!
Sidney Poitier cemented his ascent to the Tinseltown firmament with this Guy Green (Light in the Piazza) directed drama about a friendship between a black office worker (Poitier) and an uneducated blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman in her screen debut). Selina d'Arcy lives with her racist, prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters, in an Academy Award® winning performance) and her alcoholic grandfather Ole Pa (character great Wallace Ford in his final film performance) and has scant knowledge of the outside world. But a chance encounter with the kindly Gordon Ralfe alters the trajectory of her life. This groundbreaking drama's glorious black and white photography from Robert Burks (Vertigo) shines as never before in this crisp 1080p HD presentation, while Jerry Goldsmith's soaring score has all the room it needs to deliver its
Contest: Win Shaft in Africa on Blu-ray!
Journeyman genre master John Guillermin (Tarzan's Greatest Adventure) steps in to direct the Shaft franchise's next entry with a big budget boost out of the exploitation zone and into Bond-style action-adventure. Subject to a most unorthodox recruitment, John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is shanghaied from the Big Apple for a voyage to Mother Africa in order to tackle the evil of the returning slave trade. With an undercover assist in Ethiopia by the lovely Aleme (Vonetta McGee), Shaft goes native just in time to get captured by the slavers. Too bad for them! Shaft in Africa arrives ready for action-adventure reassessment thanks to this eye-popping, pristine 1080p HD presentation that serves up Shaft's intercontinental sensation as never
Contest: Win Shaft’s Big Score on Blu-ray!
Following the astonishing breakout and genre defining success of 1971's Shaft, star Richard Roundtree, director Gordon Parks and screenwriter Ernest Tidyman reunited for this follow up that plunges Shaft into the middle of a gang war. John Shaft (Roundtree) gets a pre-dawn phone call from a panicked friend, Cal Asby, but he arrives at Asby's funeral home just before the building blows up. Searching for Asby's killer, Shaft discovers that Asby ran a gambling racket, doing business with Harlem gang lord Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn). Now the racket's cash is missing; rival gangs are battling for Asby's turf - and it's up to John Shaft to find the killer and the missing stash of cash in time to prevent a war on the streets. Upping the action in every way, Gordon Park's astonishing extended climactic chase (car/boat/foot/helicopter/high caliber) roars off the screen thanks to this like new 1080p HD
Contest: Win Leprechaun Returns on Blu-ray and Digital!
The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop
Contest: Win A Star Is Born Encore on Blu-ray and DVD!
This special edition of A Star Is Born contains extended performances of such songs as opener “Black Eyes,” “Alibi,” and Lady Gaga’s Ally in her impromptu a cappella performance of “Shallow,” which received the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, following Bradley Cooper and Gaga’s moving performance during the ceremony. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen footage of Ally singing to Jack “Is That Alright?” in the wedding sequence, Jack in his studio singing “Too Far Gone,” Jack and Ally writing a new song together, entitled “Clover,” and much more, totaling nearly 12 additional
Contest: Win a Batman 4K Prize Pack!
Four classic Batman films are coming to 4K for the first time on June 4! Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are getting the Ultra HD treatment with these brand new releases from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including
The James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie starring action flick Wanted is getting closer to its June 27 release, and yet another amazing trailer has hit the net. Take a look at all the gunplay and acrobatics that have accelerated my excitement for this movie from zero to BIG in just Read More
In a press release today, Sony announced that their new Qore program will be going live on the Playstation Network on June 5. Qore is an interactive monthly program that will deliver new media, interviews, and previews to subscribers. Much of the content sounds similar to the Read More
The first season of the BBC Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood was uneven and lacked a real sense of cohesion and continuity. Season two really ramped up the drama, fleshed out the characters, and delivered everything the first season lacked, though. Now the series, which airs Read More
If you’re aching for some post-apocalyptic roleplaying action, you can’t do much better than the Fallout series. Fallout 3 is one of the big ticket games that’s in production now for release in fall 2008. Last month, Bethesda released details about what we can Read More
Back in 2000, Metallica was at the spearhead of the anti-Napster drive and was instrumental in turning the music industry against free digital distribution. Now they’re jumping right into the latest music distribution paths, as they will be the next band after Aerosmith to Read More
One of the longest hyped and most anticipated additions to the Playstation 3 is the long awaitied Playstation Home, a service that would allow Playstation 3 users to create avatars and interact with other players in a virtual Sims-ish / Second Life-ish world. Home also would Read More
I recently had the opportunity to talk with singer / songwriter Keiko Takamura. Keiko is a virtual celebrity in the world of Second Life and an actual up and coming musician named Amy Te offline. You might have seen her recently in a spotlight on MTV’s award winning True Read More
About five years ago, some big brains came out with a supposedly revolutionary new media for movie rental called Flexplay. Here’s how it worked: You’d buy a movie for a low price point and then take it home and watch it. When you removed it from its packaging, tiny Read More
Rumors have been circling for a while that Johnny Depp would be stepping into the shadows to play the vampiric Barnabus Collins in the film adaptation of the long running horror / soap TV series from the late 60’s. Depp still isn’t confirmed for the role, but Get Read More
Gentle Giant's Star Wars Classics line is a series of busts that are in a smaller scale than the standard Star Wars busts, and they clock in at a lower price point. Here's a look at the Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) bust. Read More
In the late 90's, McFarlane Toys picked up several comic book licenses, and among them was Joseph Linsner's Dawn. Dawn is Linsner's trademark goddess, and she's appeared in loads of his comics, art prints, and collectibles, as well as being a staple of the costume community at Read More
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