Drumline The movie business is macabre


The movie business is macabre. Grotesque. It is a combination of a football game and a brothel. Federico Fellini Get the latest DVD release information free every Tuesday. Subscribe here. June 21-27: The Adjustment Bureau, Ceremony, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, The Eagle, Elektra Luxx and Unknown. For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. One of the greatest and definitely quirkiest film noirs of all Drumline comes to home video this week courtesy of The Criterion Collection: Kiss Me Deadly 1 In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillanes novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterpiece as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema. New high-definition restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; new video tribute from director Alex Cox; excerpts from The Long Haul of A. Bezzerides, a 2005 documentary on the Kiss Me Deadly screenwriter; excerpts from Mike Hammers Mickey Spillane, a 1998 documentary on the author whose book inspired the film; a look at the films locations; altered ending; booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and a 1955 reprint by director Robert Aldrich. Also available on Blu-ray Disc. August Criterions: Polanski, Vigo, Battle: Los Angeles, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Concert, Hall Pass, and Red Riding Hood. For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. From The Criterion Collection this week: Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for Insignificance 1985, a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnsons play, from director Nicolas Roeg. With a combination of whimsy and dread, Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of Cold War America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a societys simmering nuclear fears. Insignificance is a delirious, intelligent drama, featuring magnetic performances by Michael Emil as the professor, Theresa Russell as the actress, Gary Busey as the ballplayer and Tony Curtis as the senator. Newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray As the Harry Potter saga winds down this summer, Warner Home Video is releasing lavish DVD sets of each film in the series. Due this week: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Edition and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Edition, with each set containing more than four hours of special features and Drumline including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight. Also features limited edition character cards, a lenticular card and a bonus digital copy of the film. Order of the Phoenix includes the all new documentary Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution, while Half-Blood Prince includes Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects. Both sets are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Everwood: The Complete Fourth Season 2005 is a five-disc set with 22 episodes, 98 from The Glades: The Complete First Season 2010 is a four-disc set with 13 episodes, 98 from Haven: The Complete First Season 2010 is a four-disc set with 13 episodes, 98 from Entertainment One.

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