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Here’s a list of some of the new movie and TV shows coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week that we’re looking forward to seeing. Also, there’s some classic, and not-so-classic, movies hitting Blu-ray for the first time this week as well.
Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, North by Northwest, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Rockford Files. Plus, there’s some classic Dr. Who coming out this week as well.
Check them out.
- Joe Gillis
There was something unique--in fact, unrepeatable--about "The Rockford Files." A private-eye hero with a gun stashed in a cookie jar instead of on his hip, James Garner's Jim Rockford was an iconic decent, regular guy struggling to get through the week. More awed than icy-blooded in his dealings with women, Rockford often seems as interested in the per diem as the solution to the case, and the spin-outs of his boozing, elderly dad (Noah Beery) many times addle Jim as much as the machinations of the bad guys. "Rockford" had a delicate, very particular tone, like Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen mentholated, chilled out, and made melancholy. You could call it Chekhovian pulp, and there has never been anything like it since.. Season 6 ought to be well in shark-jumping territory. Oddly, these episodes struck me as prime Rockford--especially »
2 items from 2009
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