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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DVD review: “Caroline in the City” (1995-1999)

“Caroline in the City” (1995-1999)  Television Ninety Seven Episodes Developed by: Fred Barron, Dottie Dartland and Marco Pennette Featuring: Lea Thompson, Eric Lutes, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz and Andy Lauer Richard: “So, Donna, do you miss Rome?” Donna: “Oh, no. All that traffic and noise and pollution, and rude people.” Richard: “Oh, I can see why you moved to New York.” Released recently on DVD is the …

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Blues Brothers” (1970)

“The Blues Brothers” (1970) Comedy/Musical Running Time: 133/148 minutes Written by: Dan Aykroyd and John Landis Directed by: John Landis Featuring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin and Henry Gibson Elwood: “We're on a mission from God.” Critical Commentary  “The Blues Brothers” (1970) was recently released on to 4K blu-ray with a brand new transfer as well as an upgrade on …

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Blu-ray review: “The Molly Maguires” (1970)

“The Molly Maguires” (1970) Drama Running Time: 124 minutes Written by: Walter Bernstein based on Lament for the Molly Maguires by Arthur H. Lewis Directed by: Martin Ritt Featuring: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar and Frank Finlay [Davies has given McParlan a beating, as part of his cover] Davies: “They'll respect you now. It's about the only thing they do respect round here, a blow …

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Blu-ray review: “Save the Tiger” (1973)

“Save the Tiger” (1973) Drama Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Steve Shagan based on his own novel Directed by: John G. Avildsen Featuring: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Thayer David, Lara Parker and Liv Lindeland Myra: “Are you OK? Do you want something?” Harry Stoner: “Yes. I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club …

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Blu-ray Review: “Jesse Stone – TV Movie Series” (2005-2015)

Jesse Stone - TV Movie Series (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It's personal.” Tom Selleck …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of witches: Series 1 – 3” (2018-2022)

DVD review: "A Discovery of witches: Series 1 - 3" ( "A Discovery of Witches – Season One" (2018) Television/Drama/Fantasy Eight 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, …

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Blu-ray review: “The Odd Couple Collection” (1968 – 1998)

“The Odd Couple”(1968) Comedy Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: Neil Simon based on his play Directed by: Gene Saks Featuring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler and Herb Edelman Oscar Madison: “I can't take it anymore, Felix, I'm cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you're not here, the things I know you're gonna do when you come …

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Blu-ray review: “Jerry Lewis at Columbia” (1967 – 1969)

“Jerry Lewis at Columbia” (1967 - 1969) “The Big Mouth” (1967) Comedy Running Time: 107 minutes Written by: Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond Directed by: Jerry Lewis Featuring: Jerry Lewis, Harold J. Stone, Susan Bay, Buddy Lester, Del Moore, Paul Lambert, Jeannine Riley, Leonard Stone, Charlie Callas and Frank De Vol Released recently on Bluray from the Imprint label are two Jerry Lewis movies from the time …

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Blu-ray review: “The Osterman Weekend” (1983)

“The Osterman Weekend” (1983) Action Running Time: 103 /116 minutes Written by: Ian Masters based on The Osterman Weekend by Robert Ludlum Directed by: Sam Peckinpah Featuring: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper and Burt Lancaster Lawrence Fassett: “I know Maxwell Danforth very well; he killed my wife. Not with his bare hands, of course. The Danforths of the world don't murder that …

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DVD Review: “Good Witch” (2015-2021) 

“Good Witch” (2015-2021)  Television Series Sixty Episodes Developed by: Craig Pryce and Sue Tenney Featuring: Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, James Denton, Rhys Matthew Bond, Catherine Disher, Anthony Lemke, Kylee Evans, Peter MacNeill, Sarah Power, Dan Jeannotte, Marc Bendavid, Scott Cavalheiro and Katherine Barrell Cassie Nightingale: “A mistake is like a bump in the road, one bump is not so bad, but if we keep making mistakes …

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Movie review: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022)

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022) Action Running Time: 161 minutes Written by: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Angela Bassett [the Sub-Mariner appears] Ramonda: “Stop right there! Who are you? And how did you get in here?” Namor: [looks around] “This place is amazing. …

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DVD review: “Agatha Raisin: Season Four” (2021)

“Agatha Raisin: Season Four” (2021) Thriller/Comedy Four Episodes Produced by: Barry Ryan, Michele Buck and David Walton based on Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton Featuring: Ashley Jensen, Katy Wix, Matthew Horne and Jamie Glover Agatha Raisin: “When confronted with someone who appears to be in a perpetual state of outrage, it is tempting for other people to wind them up. Besides, I have always found the …

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Blu-ray review: Essential Film Noir Collection 3 (1946 – 1955)

Essential Film Noir Collection 3 (1946 – 1955) Film Noir Contains the following: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)  Written by: Robert Rossen Directed by: Lewis Milestone Featuring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas Toni Marachek: “You know what probation is?” Sam Masterson: “Oh sure, a knife stickin' in your back.” In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails …

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Blu-ray review: “On the Beach” (1959)

“On the Beach” (1959) Drama Running Time: 134 minutes Written by: John Paxton based on the novel by Nevil Shute Directed by: Stanley Kramer Featuring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins, Fred Astaire and Donna Anderson Peter: "Now, this is a special kind of; - sleeping pill. I had a devil of a time getting 'em. But, I wanted …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021)

“Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021) Animated Running Time: 107 minutes Written by: Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim Directed by: Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada Featuring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra Oh,Thalia Tran, Lucille Soong and Alan Tudyk Sisu: “I'm going to be real with you, alright? I'm not like the best dragon, you know?” Raya: “But you saved the world.” Sisu: “I did …

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Blu-ray review: “The Gambler” (1974)

“The Gambler” (1974) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: James Toback Directed by: Karel Reisz Featuring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky and Burt Young Axel Freed: “I'm not going to lose it. I'm going to gamble it.” Released recently for the first time on Blu-ray is the 1970s drama “The Gambler” (1974) featuring James Caan in the central role of …

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DVD review: “Summerland” (2020)

“Summerland” (2020) Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written and directed by: Jessica Swale Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay Mr. Sullivan: “Bad news is bad news no matter how you tell it. There's nothing makes it easier.” Released recently on DVD is, “Summerland” (2020), the latest film featuring Gemma Arterton in a World War …

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