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Fab Four in A Hard Day's Night

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on Blu-ray

The long-awaited Blu-ray of "A Hard Day's Night" comes with the prominent subtitle: Directed by Richard Lester. Truth in packaging, as the Criterion Collection's smashing release of the Beatles' film puts the focus squarely on the iconoclastic director, whose vision and bravery under fire made … [More]

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‘Orange’ in for 3

"Orange Is the New Black" has been booked for a season 3, according to social media posts from key players on the Netflix … [More]

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Xbox’s original play

Xbox Originals start debuting in June, but the launch pad looks to be shooting blanks. That Steven Spielberg-linked "Halo" … [More]

Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos"

HBO in Amazon stream

HBO hit series such as "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under" and "The Wire" are on their way to Amazon Prime, in an exclusive online … [More]

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Robert Carradine played the young Sam Fuller character in The Big Red One

Fuller’s ‘Big Red One’ botched on Blu-ray

Sam Fuller's "The Big Red One," a lost platoon of a movie that was cut to shreds upon initial release, finally came home to a hero's welcome in 2005 with the release of "The Reconstruction." What appeared to theatrical audiences of 1980 as a ragtag chronicle of young men at war now … [More...]

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Criterion Collection Throne of Blood Blu-ray 2014

‘Throne of Blood’: Madness & ‘Macbeth’

Shakespearean hearts of darkness pump the lifeforce into "Throne of Blood," one of Akira Kurosawa's greatest films. Loosely based on "Macbeth," the movie is a blood-soaked tragedy set in feudal Japan of the 16th century. "Throne of Blood" is widely regarded as one of the most successful film … [More]

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Orson Welles in Touch of Evil Blu-ray

‘Touch of Evil’ on Blu-ray, times 3

The three faces of "Touch of Evil" make their U.S. debuts on Blu-ray in Universal's "limited edition" rerelease of the dark Orson Welles classic. The Blu-ray release is essentially a rerun of the October 2008 "50th Anniversary Edition," complete with director Welles' pleading … [More...]

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‘Foreign Correspondent': Hitch at war

The Brits excelled at propaganda movies, an awkward genre that nonetheless produced a handful of classics -- say, Noel Coward's "In Which We Serve" and the Archers' "The 49th Parallel." MIA from the brisk U.K. propaganda effort was one Alfred Hitchcock, the director who'd found fame combining … [More]

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