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DVD Playhouse--July 2009

14 July 2009 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—July 2009

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Allen Gardner

Do The Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Spike Lee’s groundbreaking fable about race relations in an ethnically mixed Brooklyn neighborhood during a sweltering New York summer remains as potent, timely and prescient as it was in 1989. Lee is among the cast, which also includes John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Rosie Perez (to name a few), that provide the tableaux-like framework for this stunning work. Criminally ignored by Oscar (it wasn't even nominated for Best Picture, but did garner nods for Supporting Actor Danny Aiello and Lee’s screenplay), it endures as a timeless classic. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Wynn Thomas, Joie Lee; Documentary; Deleted and extended scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 5.1 surround.

Coraline (Universal) A young girl moves into an old Victorian house with her parents »

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Bruce Lee: Legends Of The Dragon Vols. 1-3

8 May 2009 10:43 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Spencer Lloyd Peet

Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none There have been many books written about the charismatic ‘King of Kung Fu’ Bruce Lee since his untimely death in 1973.  None, however, have captured his passion for filmmaking quite like Bruce Lee:  Legends of the Dragon by Steve Kerridge.  This three volume pictorial history of the making of his third Hong Kong action film, Way of the Dragon, follows ‘The little Dragon’ through true timeline from April to August 1972 in Italy and Hong Kong.  Each book is lavishly illustrated with several rare and unseen photos that have come from the Bruce Lee Estate archive and the personal collection of Bruce’s friends and colleagues.  Many of those who were involved in the film, such as Bruce’s business partner Raymond Chow, actor and American Karate Champion Chuck Norris, leading Lady Nora Miao and production manager Chaplin Chang, share their stories. »

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The Towering Inferno Blazes Up to Blu-ray on July 14th

1 May 2009 7:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You can relive a 1974 classic in 1080p this July. The Towering Inferno will be released on Blu-ray on July 14. We have no pricing details at this time, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.

A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when a defective wire in its systems-control panel causes an electrical flare-up. Within minutes the gala event turns into a hellish inferno, as a raging fire traps society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards, this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star studded cast including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.

Special Features:

- Inside the Tower: We Remember Featurette

- Innovating Tower: The Spfx of an Inferno Featurette

- The Art »

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