Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: The Killer is Loose (1956)

It's just an ordinary working day for teller Leon "Foggy" Poole (Wendell Corey), as he conducts the usual business transactions for customers at the savings and loan where he's employed, chatting with each as they approach his window. Poole's fellow employee has noticed suspicious activity taking place toward the rear of the S&L, however; it… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: The Killer is Loose (1956)

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Adventures in Blu-ray: Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five (1998)

From their first childhood encounter, Daniel (Jon Cryer) and Stan (Rick Stear) have enjoyed an inseparable friendship.  While attending school, Stan—whose left leg is shorter than his right, and who will acquire a lifelong limp after a surgical procedure goes awry—would institute a day of hooky by communicating to his pal "We're on a mission… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five (1998)

Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: Another Man’s Poison (1951)

One late night in the village of Tarnmoor (in England, you know), mystery novelist Janet Frobisher (Bette Davis) places a call in a phone booth outside the railway station.  The veterinarian (Emlyn Williams) who’s been treating her horse Fury thinks it odd that Janet went so far out of her way to make that call… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Another Man’s Poison (1951)

Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-Ray: Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Since confession is good for the soul (or so they tell me), I’ll admit that when ClassicFlix announced that it was starting up its own distribution of classic movies to DVD and Blu-ray...I was a bit skeptical.  (You may have noticed from time to time that this is my nature.)  I posited that CF would… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-Ray: Miss Annie Rooney (1942)

Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: Crime of Passion (1957)

I don’t mind telling you—when my part-time employer, ClassicFlix, announced in February of this year that they were rolling out their very own DVD/Blu-ray label…I was a tad skeptical.  But their releases have surprised even jaded, cynical ol’ me; they’ve brought back quite a few titles from the Land of Dead DVDs (also referred to… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Crime of Passion (1957)

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Adventures in Blu-ray: Topper (1937)

In the 1930s, Hal Roach’s success as an independent producer of short movie comedies was threatened by events completely beyond his control.  His “Lot of Fun” had cranked out one- and two-reelers since 1915 and introduced the ticket-buying public to such popular film comedians as Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase, and Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. … Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Topper (1937)

Classic Movies

Adventures in Blu-ray: One Million B.C. (1940)

The last Hollywood project that the legendary D.W. Griffith worked on before being ignored by the industry until his passing in 1948 was a fantasy-adventure film produced at Hal Roach’s “Lot of Fun,” One Million B.C. (1940).  Roach hired Griffith to produce that movie and his earlier Of Mice and Men (1939), requesting in a… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: One Million B.C. (1940)