5 Movies Directed by Nicholas Ray

An auteur before the term was popular, Nicholas Ray directed moody psychological dramas, including the movie that turned James Dean into an icon.

4 Great Movies Starring Ginger Rogers..and Not…

Most often remembered as Fred Astaire’s dance partner, Ginger Rogers was in fact a fine dramatic actress who won the Academy Award in 1940.

Great Classic Films on Blu-ray July 2014

Rounding out July’s Blu-ray releases are a classic courtroom drama and a somewhat controversial take on Sherlock Holmes both directed by Billy Wilder; a romantic weepy starring Barbara Stanwyck; an underrated character drama that earned David Niven a Best Actor Academy Award; and one of the most defining movies of the early 1980s.

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.

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014, Part III

Part 3 of 3. Rounding out this month’s Blu-ray releases are a classic courtroom drama and a somewhat controversial take on Sherlock Holmes both directed by Billy Wilder; a romantic weepy starring Barbara Stanwyck; an underrated character drama that earned David Niven a Best Actor Academy Award; and one of the most defining movies of the early 1980s.

5 More Classics on Blu-ray for June 2014

Part 2 of 2. Rounding out this month are several limited releases, including a dark Western starring James Stewart; a World War II-set romantic drama from director John Huston; and Charles Bronson’s turn as a taciturn assassin. Also being released are another edition of a sci-fi classic starring Charlton Heston and one of the great rock and roll movies of all time.

5 New Classic Movies Out On Blu-ray

Part one of two. This month’s Blu-ray releases include one of Jerry Lewis’ most memorable films; a popular small-town drama starring a who’s who of future stars; a splashy musical directed by Vincente Minnelli; a little-known spy thriller starring Burt Lancaster; and a dark psychological thriller featuring Clint Eastwood.

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies

Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time. The two were brought together by mutual friend, actor Harvey Keitel, and made some of the best films ever made. Here are five of the best films made between Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

Classics on Blu-Ray for March 2014

While the pickings are a bit slim, March features some under the radar classics being released on Blu-ray, including an oft-overlooked historical epic starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison; a great Western featuring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp; another Western starring John Wayne and directed by Howard Hawks; and a heartwarming drama featuring Mickey Rooney.

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