New Classics on Blu-ray for August 2014

Rounding out this month’s Blu-ray releases are a rather charming World War II comedy starring Anthony Quinn; one of the first significant doomsday movies ever made; Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical musical from 1979; and a classic sex comedy starring Peter O’Toole and Woody Allen.

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014

Part 1 of 3. This month a ton of great classics will be released on Blu-ray, including a great World War II comedy starring Cary Grant; a small town comedy featuring Gary Cooper; a long forgotten fish out of water comedy starring radio humorist Harry Morgan; an unrelenting crime thriller starring Lee Marvin; and a romantic comedy featuring Anny Blyth as a mermaid.

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014

Part 1 of 3. This month a ton of great classics will be released on Blu-ray, including a great World War II comedy starring Cary Grant; a small town comedy featuring Gary Cooper; a long forgotten fish out of water comedy starring radio humorist Harry Morgan; an unrelenting crime thriller starring Lee Marvin; and a romantic comedy featuring Anny Blyth as a mermaid.

Blu-ray Releases For July 2014, Part II

Part 2 of 3. Continuing the Blu-ray releases for this month are a special effects-laden adaptation of H.G. Wells’ most popular story; a classic fish out of water comedy that delivered Judy Holliday the Oscar for Best Actress; a simple, but extraordinary character drama that turned Ernest Borgnine into a star; the sci-fi horror flick that put David Cronenberg on the map; and a tale of crime and redemption from French New Wave master Robert Bresson.

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for May 2014

Another month, another slew of great classic movies being released on Blu-ray. Among those making the transfer to the popular format in May are a great satire about journalism that turned out to be Billy Wilder’s first financial flop; George Cukor’s sophisticated comedy starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell; Mel Brooks’ great Western spoof starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder; and an underrated murder mystery starring the master of horror Bela Lugosi. Whether one is an avid collector or just an occasional buyer, all these films make for worth additions to anyone’s Blu-ray shelf.

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for May

Part II of this month’s Blu-ray releases feature one of the great all-time underdog films starring and written by Sylvester Stallone; a classic fantasy comedy featuring James Stewart in one of his finest roles; a Western comedy starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara; and another Wayne Western helmed by legendary director Howard Hawks.

9 Great Comedy Classics

Whether sophisticated in manner or of the slapstick variety, there’s always a classic comedy for any taste. The counterpoint to drama, comedies have always been with us no matter what the medium and they always will be. Sometimes they’re absurd, other times bitingly satirical, but all are designed to make us laugh. Here are just a few of the very best classic comedies ever made.

Vivien Leigh 100th Anniversary Collection to be Released on Blu-ray

In celebration of her 100th birthday this year, the Cohen Film Collection will release a four-movie set starring Vivien Leigh on Blu-ray. Featuring some of Leigh’s lesser-known titles, the collection will contain four pre- Gone With the Wind movies that the actress made in England: the comedy of manners Storm in a Teacup (1937); the period costume drama Fire Over England (1937), co-starring Laurence Olivier ; the romantic spy drama Dark Journey (1937); and the showbiz melodrama St. Martin’s Lane (1938). … Read Full Post

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for October 2013,…

A ton of great movies are set to be released on the popular Blu-ray format in October. Among those making the transfer are an all-time classic marking its 75th anniversary; a romantic drama for the ages; the Master’s late return to the spy film genre; a charming fantasy starring Veronica Lake; a cynical World War II comedy from Billy Wilder; two family-friendly adventures from 20th Century Fox; and a long-forgotten musical comedy starring Danny Kaye.

Sundays With Hitchcock on Turner Classic Movies

In case you don’t already know, Turner Classic Movies will spend every Sunday in September showcasing the work of the Master himself, Alfred Hitchcock . On September 15 th , TCM will feature a great day of movie watching no Hitchcock fan should miss. The day actually starts off with a laugh when the classic movie channel airs Hitch’s only comedy, The Trouble With Harry (1955), in the late morning. … Read Full Post