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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Stranger on the Prowl
4 hours ago
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 22, 2014
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films
The film stars Muni as a disillusioned vagrant who accidentally kills a shop owner. While on the lam he befriends a young street urchin (Vittorio Manunta) who suspects the police are after him for stealing milk from the same shop owner. The police pursue the two lost souls through the war-torn streets and buildings of an Italian port city.
Upon its initial American release, Stranger on the Prowl’s credits read: written and directed by Andrea Forzano. In truth Forzano was two people: screenwriter Ben Barzman (Back to Bataan) and director Joseph Losey (The Romantic Englishwoman, »
Blu-ray 3D Release: Man in the Dark
4 hours ago
Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
Edmond O’Brien and Audrey Totter get noir-ish in the 1953 crime drama Man in the Dark
The 1953 film noir crime drama Man in the Dark, Columbia’s first 3-D production—not to mention the first 3-D feature from a major studio—stars Edmond O’Brien (The Hitch-Hiker), Audrey Totter and Ted de Corsia
The movie tells the story of gangster Steve Rawley (O’Brien) who, while in jail on a robbery charge, undergoes an experimental brain operation designed to eradicate his criminal tendencies. Rawley loses his memory and is kidnapped by his old cronies who want to get their hands on the hidden loot for which he has been serving time. Through a series of wild dreams, Rawley eventually recovers his memory, right before getting involved in a climactic chase and shootout in an amusement park (complete with roller coaster).
Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, PPV Release: Escape Plan
9 December 2013 3:04 PM, PST
Blu-ray, DVD, VOD & PPV Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
In the movie, Stallone is Ray Breslin, one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security, who agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Breslin must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
Directed by Mikael Håfström (The Rite), the R-rated Escape Plan garnered only so-so notices from the critics, earning a 5.3/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 103 published reviews. It received equally average attention at the domestic box office, ringing up some $26 million at the U.S. box office following »
Blu-ray, DVD Release: Sunrise
9 December 2013 2:37 PM, PST
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
F.W. Murnau’s (Nosferatu) landmark 1927 drama-romance Sunrise earned Oscars at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 for the being the most “Unique and Artistic Picture,” for Best Actress (Janet Gaynor), and for Best Cinematography (Charles Rosher and Kark Struss).
The silent film classic concerns a farmer (George O’Brien) who plots to drown his wife (Gaynor) so that he can be with a seductive city woman (Margtaret Livingston. After being unable to carry out the crime, he finds his relationship put to the ultimate test by a life-threatening rainstorm.
Sunrise used the groundbreaking Fox Movietone sound system, making it one of the first studio films with a true soundtrack, featuring music and sound effects.
Fox’s new release of the title represents its Blu-ray debut.