Wednesday, November 30, 2011
For L&H and classic film fans, there is a great opportunity to see MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS (1935 aka BABES IN TOYLAND) on the massive screen of The Landmark Loews Jersey City, New Jersey on December 9th! http://www.loewsjersey.org/alt/index.php?view=details&id=149%3Athe-march-of-the-wooden-soldiers&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=27
The classic Hal Roach fairytale comedy has become traditional holiday viewing and finally received a legit DVD release a few years ago courtesy of MGM. There's also a highly praised colorized/restored version on blu-ray from Legend Films. I'll be checking that out soon and reporting back here.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Oops! Spoke too soon. It looks like something wicked this way comes... http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0065N0SN0/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B0065N0SN0&creative=374929&camp=211189
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The original 1954 film is scheduled for a January 24th release on DVD & BD. The previous Classic Media blu-ray, from all reports, was weak at 1080i and unrestored. Criterion should blow that one away with little effort.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Richard Gordon was a casual acquaintance. I knew him for about 20 years and he was a faithful subscriber and friend to Video Confidential for the few years it ran. Richard produced some very good films (CORRIDORS OF BLOOD for example!) and some not so very good films- not at all a small achievement and nothing to be ashamed of. He was a super nice guy and extremely knowledgeable about film, particularly British cinema. He will be missed.