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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Big Combo

2 October 2013 3:17 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 24, 2013

Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

The final shot in 1955's The Big Combo.

Considered to be one of the great film noir crime dramas, 1955’s The Big Combo was directed by Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy).

The movie zeroes in on the battle between good and honest cop Lieutenant Diamond (Cornel Wilde), sadistic crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte), and Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace), a cool and beautiful blonde who gets caught in the middle. With the help of the gangster’s ex-girlfriend, Diamond is determined to bring down the cunning gangland kingpin. But the gangster and his henchmen are ruthless and they pull some pretty nasty maneuvers on Diamond.

Written by Philip Yordan (Panic in the Streets) and shot by the great noir cinematographer John Alton (He Walked by Night), The Big Combo features some of the most striking black-and-white cinematography ever seen in a nor film, »

- Laurence

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The 10 Greatest Celebrity "Pyramid" Players, In Honor Of The Classic Game Show's 40th Anniversary

26 March 2013 12:38 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

You may have guessed that I'm a fan of game shows, but if you're a decent, totally American human being, you love game shows too. Thus, it's only right that you know today is the 40th anniversary of the first airing of Pyramid, the beloved franchise that eventually spawned the Dick Clark-hosted $20,000, $25,000 and $100,000 versions, as well as two recent incarnations starring Donny Osmond and Price is Right producer Mike Richards, respectively. The classic game of verbal clues and Egyptian iconography is just so addicting, and we're lucky that Game Show Network still airs it all the damn time. 

For the record: The first-ever Pyramid celebrities -- when the show was filmed in New York -- were Rob Reiner and June Lockhart.

To celebrate the show's incredible run, I thought we'd rank the 10 greatest celebrities ever to lend their clue-giving skills to Dick Clark's game. My list includes mainly »

- virtel

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