DVD review: “The Larkins: Series One” (2021) 

“The Larkins: Series One” (2021)  Television / Drama Six Episodes Written by: Simon Nye and Abigail Wilson based The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates Directed by: Andy De Emmony Featuring: Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett and Tok Stephen Jasmine Brown: “Angela and I graduated through virginity together.” Recently released on DVD is “The Larkins: Series One” (2021) which is only the most recent …

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Blu-ray review: “The Adventures of Merlin” (2008 – 2012) 

“The Adventures of Merlin” (2008 - 2012)  Television / Fantasy Sixty Five Episodes Created by: Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy Featuring: Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, John Hurt and Nathaniel Parker [introduction to each episode] The Dragon: [voiceover] “In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on …

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DVD review: “Mass” (2001)

“Mass” (2001) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written and directed by: Fran Kranz  Featuring: Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton Kendra: “Well, I'm grateful to see you all together finally. May I say that. And I'm hopeful that we all think that this was a good thing to do by the time we leave here today.” Released recently …

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DVD review: “The Tomorrow People” (1973 – 1979) 

“The Tomorrow People” (1973 - 1979)  Television / Science Fiction Sixty Eight Episodes Created by: Roger Price Featuring: Nicholas Young, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Philip Gilbert, Stephen Salmon, Sammie Winmill, Dean Lawrence, Mike Holoway, Misako Koba and Nigel Rhodes John: “I wonder if all those people who are desperate to have a close encounter of some kind have ever really thought about what …

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Blu-ray review: “The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 – 1967) 

“The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 - 1967)  Television Thriller  Fifty Episodes Created by: Sydney Newman Featuring: Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg John Steed: “Mrs. Peel, we're needed.” Released recently on Blu-ray on the Imprint label is “The Avengers: The Emma Peel Collection” (1965 - 1967) two seasons concentrating on the Emma Peel's character within the series. …

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Blu-ray review: “School Ties” (1992)

“School Ties” (1992) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Dick Wolf and Darryl Ponicsan Directed by: Robert Mandel Featuring: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery, Cole Hauser, Ben Affleck and Anthony Rapp Charlie Dillon: “You know something? I'm still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you'll still be a goddamn Jew.” David …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 – 3” (2018 – 2022)

"A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 - 3" (2018 - 2022) Television/Drama/Fantasy Twenty Five Episodes Created by: Deborah Harkness Featuring:  Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford Matthew Clairmont: "Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but disappeared. Daemons... vampires... witches... …

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Blu-ray review: “Barabbas” (1961)

“Barabbas” (1961) Biblical Drama Running Time: 137 minutes Written by: Nigel Balchin, Diego Fabbri, Christopher Fry and Salvatore Quasimodo based on Barabbas by Pär Lagerkvist Directed by: Richard Fleischer Featuring:  Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman and Jack Palance Pontius Pilate: “It seemed to me at the time, Barabbas, when you were given your liberty before, it wasn't a fortunate exchange. They were calling for death …

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Blu-ray review: “Nobody’s Fool” (1994)

“Nobody’s Fool” (1994) Drama Running Time: 110 minutes Written and directed by: Robert Benton based on Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Featuring: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks, Josef Sommer, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Philip Bosco Carl Roebuck: “Sixty years old and still getting crushes on other men's wives. I would hope by the time I'm your age, I'm a …

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: “Memoria” (2021)

“Memoria” (2021) Drama Running Time: 136 minutes Written and directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Featuring: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego and Daniel Giménez Cacho Older Hernán Bedoya: “I remember everything, so I limit what I see.” Released on Blu-ray and DVD recently was the latest film from the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, “Memoria” (2021), his first real …

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Blu-ray review: “Bloody Sunday” (2002)

“Bloody Sunday” (2002) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written & directed by: Paul Greengrass based on Eyewitness Bloody Sunday by Don Mullan Featuring: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard McSorley and Kathy Kiera Clarke Ivan Cooper: “I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've …

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Blu-ray review: “Into the West” (2005)

“Into the West” (2005) Television Drama Running Time: 552 minutes Written by: William Mastrosimone, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Craig Storper and Kirk Ellis Directed by: Robert Dornhelm, Simon Wincer, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael W. Watkins, Timothy Van Patten and Jeremy Podeswa Featuring: Josh Brolin, Gary Busey, Michael Spears, Tonantzin Carmelo, Skeet Ulrich, Garrett Wang, Steve Reevis, Rachael Leigh Cook, Wes Studi, Irene Bedard, Alan Tudyk, Christian Kane, Russell Means, Jay Tavare, Keri Russell, Graham Greene, Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, Judge Reinhold, Zahn McClarnon, Tom Berenger, Gil Birmingham, David Paymer,  Raoul Trujillo, Eric Schweig, Lance Henriksen, Simon …

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Blu-ray review: “Julius Caesar” (1970)

“Julius Caesar” (1970) Drama Running Time: 116 minutes Written by: Robert Furnival based on Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Directed by: Stuart Burge Featuring: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee and Jill Bennett Julius Caesar: “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and …

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Blu-ray review: “The Long Ships” (1964)

“The Long Ships” (1964) Drama Running Time: 126 minutes Written by: Beverley Cross and Berkely Mather based on The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson Directed by: Jack Cardiff Featuring: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn and Rosanna Schiaffino Aly Mansuh: “We sail tomorrow and may Allah send us a fair wind and a calm sea.” Rolfe: “And may Thor do the same, my lord.” Critical Commentary Released recently …

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Blu-ray review: “Damn the Defiant” (1962)

“Damn the Defiant” (1962) Drama Running Time: 101 minutes Written by: Nigel Kneale and Edmund H. North based on the novel Mutiny by Frank Tilsley Directed by: Lewis Gilbert Featuring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, Maurice Denham and Nigel Stock Lieut. Scott-Padget: “What is your name?” Wagstaffe: “Wagstaffe. Percival Pallister Wagstaffe.” Lieut. Scott-Padget: “Wagstaffe? Are you by any chance related to Admiral Wagstaffe?” Wagstaffe: “Remotely, yes. He's a distant cousin.” Lieut. …

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Blu-ray review: “A Night to Remember” (1958)

“A Night to Remember” (1958) Drama Running Time: 123 minutes Written by: Eric Ambler based on the book A Night to Remember by Walter Lord Directed by: Roy Ward Baker Featuring: Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech and John Cairney Steerage steward: [going through the steerage corridors, rousing the passengers] “Everybody up, get dressed, get your lifebelts on, at once. Everybody up, get …

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DVD review: “Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” (2022)

“Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” (2022) Documentary Running Time: 108 minutes Produced by: Kevin Loader Directed by: Roger Michell Featuring: Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II: "Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements." Released recently on DVD is the documentary “Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” …

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Blu-ray review: “The Nelson Affair” (1973)

“The Nelson Affair” (1973) Drama Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Terence Rattigan Directed by: James Cellan Jones Featuring: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Michael Jayston and Anthony Quayle Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson: “Captain!” Capt. Blackwood: “Yes, my lord?” Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson: “Five hours I've watched you trying to pass me in your damned Temeraire. When we come to battle, I'll thank you to keep …

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DVD review: “Stingray” (1964-1965) 

“Stingray” (1964-1965)  Television Thirty nine Episodes Created by: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Featuring: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason and Lois Maxwell Opening Theme: “Stand by for action, we’re about to launch Stingray Stingray StingrayStingray Stingray Marineville i am calling all battle stations, Anything can happen in the next half hour Stingray Stingray” Released recently on DVD is the 1960s English …

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DVD review: “Melrose Place” (1995-1999) 

“Melrose Place” (1995-1999)  Television Two hundred and Twenty Six Episodes Developed by: Darren Star Featuring: Linden Ashby, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, David Charvet, Marcia Cross, Kristin Davis, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Laura Leighton, Amy Locane, Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, John Haymes Newton, Johnny Drama, Lisa Rinna, Kelly Rutherford, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jack Wagner, Vanessa A. Williams,Daphne Zuniga and Heather Locklear Dr. Michael Mancini: "It's this building... it makes people nuts. It must be something …

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