Archive for tag: Michael Curtiz

Blu-ray: ‘Out of the Past,’ ‘Possessed,” and other Warner Archive releases

14 December, 2014 (18:43) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, Film Noir, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

With sales of movies on disc falling with the rise of streaming video and digital movies, many studios have licensed their catalogs of classic movies to other labels. But not Warner Brothers. They started the Warner Archive in 2009 for manufacture-on-demand releases of films that otherwise wouldn’t support a traditional DVD release, and a few […]

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MOD Movies: Warren William is the first ‘Perry Mason’ on the screen

2 December, 2012 (13:04) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection (Warner Archive) Raymond Burr may be the definitive screen incarnation of Perry Mason but decades before his small screen debut in the iconic TV series, Warren William played the legendary lawyer in a series of big screen movies in the thirties. William was the silver-haired wolf of […]

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The Egyptian (1954)

25 July, 2011 (04:00) | Blu-ray, by John Hartl, DVD, Faith and Religion, Film Reviews | By: John Hartl

The Egyptian (Twilight Time) Several years ago, the Seattle International Film Festival asked local critics to choose and present a favorite “guilty pleasure.” One chose the divinely silly Susan Slade, while another went for the historical comedy, Start the Revolution Without Me. My pick was The Egyptian, Darryl F. Zanuck’s lush 1954 adaptation of Mika […]

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