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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD) It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray/DVD - Stanley Kramer followed his Oscar-winning Judgment at Nuremberg with this sobering investigation of American greed. Ah, who are we kidding? It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast, including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, and a boatload of other playing-to-the-rafters comedy legends. For sheer scale of silliness, Kramer's wildly uncharacteristic film is unlike any other, an exhilarating epic of tomfoolery.

DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION. New, restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray New high-definition digital transfer of a 202-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version-including some scenes that have been returned to the film here for the first time-with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Too many special features to list here. Two Blu-rays and three DVDs, with all content available in both formats PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Lou Lumenick. Aspect ratio: 2.76:1.






Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years at Warner Brothers Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years at Warner Brothers - Hollywood icon and legend Clint Eastwood has touched generations of filmgoers for over half a century. The five-time Academy Award winner has made an indelible mark as one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors and insightful directors. In honor of Eastwood's longstanding 35-year relationship with Warner Bros through Malpaso Productions, Warner Home Video is releasing this definitive DVD collection containing 35 classic Clint Eastwood films from the Warner library and highlighting the breadth and depth of his work -- from Where Eagles Dare through Invictus. Included are his “Dirty Harry” movies, Best Picture Oscar® dramas and nominees, Westerns, war movies, comedies, and more – plus commentaries, featurettes, extras on many of his films, and the documentary The Eastwood Factor, which offers a rare and personal look at the actor and filmmaker. Note: Extras are only included for some films.

Films included: 1. Where Eagles Dare, 1968, 2. Kelly's Heroes, 1970, 3. Dirty Harry, 1971, 4. Magnum Force, 1973, 5. The Enforcer, 1975, 6. The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976, 7. The Gauntlet, 1977, 8. Every Which Way but Loose, 1978, 9. Bronco Billy, 1980, 10. Any Which Way You Can, 1980, 11. Honkytonk Man, 1982, 12. Firefox, 1982, 13. Sudden Impact, 1983, 14. City Heat, 1984, 15. Tightrope, 1984, 16. Pale Rider, 1985, 17. Heartbreak Ridge, 1986, 18. Bird, 1988, 19. The Dead Pool, 1988, 20. Pink Cadillac, 1989, 21. White Hunter, Black Heart, 1990, 22. The Rookie, 1990, 23. Unforgiven, 1992, 24. A Perfect World, 1993, 25. The Bridges of Madison County, 1995, 26. Absolute Power, 1997, 27. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 1997, 28. True Crime, 1999, 29. Space Cowboys, 2000, 30. Blood Work, 2002, 31. Mystic River, 2003, 32. Million Dollar Baby, 2004, 33. Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006, 34. Gran Torino, 2008, 35. Invictus plus The Eastwood Factor (2009 documentary).






Paths of Glory (1957) - Criterion Collection Paths of Glory - Criterion Collection DVD: - In one of his finest roles, Kirk Douglas plays Colonel Dax, commander of a battle-worn regiment of the French army along the western front during World War I. Held in their trenches under the threat of German artillery, the regiment is ordered on a suicidal mission to capture an enemy stronghold. When the mission inevitably fails, French generals order the selection of three soldiers to be tried and executed on the charge of cowardice. Dax is appointed as defense attorney for the chosen scapegoats, and what follows is a travesty of justice that has remained relevant and powerful for decades. The film is unflinching in its condemnation of war and the self-indulgence of military leaders who orchestrate the deaths of thousands from the comfort of their luxurious headquarters.

Also on the disc useful collection of interviews on the subject of Paths of Glory enhances Criterion's edition. Kubrick himself appears in two minutes of audio interview in which he speaks of the film. The longest extras are a half-hour 1979 appearance by Kirk Douglas on Michael Parkinson's BBC chat show and a 21-minute interview with producer James Harris, Kubrick's filmmaking partner. His stories include some hair-raising tales of actor Timothy Carey, whom Harris eventually had to fire despite his important role in the film. Shorter interviews with Christiane Kubrick and her brother Jan Harlan give background on Stanley Kubrick's methods, and a three-minute report from French TV offers an intriguing look at the true World War I story behind the movie. There's also a commentary track from the distinguished writer Gary Giddins, who brings his enthusiasm for the film and his comfortable style to a pleasant feature-length monologue.This film is also available in a Blu-Ray disc version by Criterion.






Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide 3rd Edition Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie: From the Silent Era Through 1965 Third edition from Leonard Maltin, author of the bestselling annual Movie Guide, comes this guide to classic movies. Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide 3rd Edition includes more than 10,000 capsule reviews of classic movies, including: The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Quiet Man (1952), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). In addition, this unique volume also offers a star and director index, a full listing of classic movies on DVD, and Leonard Maltin's unique Top Ten lists. The result is an authoritative, dynamic guide to the classics no film aficionado should be without.






When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. The Trail Beyond is an annual publication dedicated to the films of John Wayne. It contains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about John Wayne. In the past issues there was information not only about John Wayne but directors, co-stars, stuntmen, and crew. A good deal of information over the years has come not only from research by the editor but from the contributions of loyal readers and fans. Get your copy today, click here for more info about the latest issue.





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