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Blu-ray Release: Used Cars

Blu-ray Release Date: April 8, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Kurt Russell and Deborah Harmon in Used Cars.

From writer/director Robert Zemeckis (Flight) comes his 1980 breakthrough comedy Used Cars, which makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut from from Twilight Time.

The movie stars Kurt Russell (Death Proof) as a charming/nefarious car salesman caught up in a war between feuding car-lot owners, the twin brothers Roy and Luke Fuchs (both played by Jack Warden of Escape from Zahrain). This satiric look at the American dream also stars Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae, Deborah Harmon and Lenny & Squiggy themselves, Michael McKean and David L. Lander.

Special features on the Blu-ray edition of this cult hit include the following:

-Isolated Score Track – The Film Score

-Isolated Score Track – Unused Score

-Audio Commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell

-Gag reel and outtakes

-Radio Interview & Radio Spots

-Liner notes by Julie Kirgo

-More!
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Blu-ray Release: Escape From Zahrain

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $24.95

Studio: Olive Films

Yul Brynner (l.) and Jack Warden (ctr.) mean business in Escape from Zahrain.

The punchy 1962 action-adventure movie Escape From Zahrain stars Yul Brynner (The Ten Commandments) as a charismatic rebel leader fighting local corruption and foreign exploitation in a fictitious, oil-rich Arab sheikdom.

While this might sound like it’s “ripped from today’s headlines,” the tragic difference is that in 1962, Arab rebels were fighting for modernity, not fundamentalism!

Produced and directed by Ronald Neame (The Poseidon Adventure) and co-starring Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause), Madlyn Rhue (He Rides Tall), Jack Warden (…And Justice for All) and James Mason (Bigger Than Life), Escape From Zahrain is brashly colorful on a very low budget — the flip-side to that same year’s Lawrence of Arabia, if you will. Clothes never get dirty on an arduous, miles-long trek (detergent costs!), and the desert
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New Release: 12 Angry Men Blu-ray and DVD

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

The jury sweats it out in the classic 12 Angry Men.

Arguably one of the most radical big-screen courtroom dramas in cinema history, Sidney Lumet’s (Network) 12 Angry Men, a behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system, is as riveting as it is spare.

The iconic 1957 film adaptation of Reginald Rose’s (The Wild Geese) teleplay stars Henry Fonda (Once Upon a Time in the West) as the initially dissenting member of a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over 90 minutes in one sweltering room.

Also starring Lee J. Cobb (The Exorcist), Jack Klugman (TV’s The Odd Couple), Jack Warden (Escape From Zahrain) and Martin Balsam (Psycho), Lumet’s electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the
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Today’s Special: Best Easter and Passover Movies

Passover is continuing and today begins the Easter weekend, starting with the solemnity of Good Friday and ending with the chocolate-filled fun of Easter Sunday. If you’re looking for something to do between church services and Easter egg hunts, how about a movie? You know we’re all about the movies at Disc Dish.

Hollywood has put out lots of films related to the Easter and Passover season over the years, not to mention cartoons and TV specials. But instead of giving a top 10, we’ve compiled what we feel are the best films in a number of different categories. We’ve got a recommendation for everyone — well, everyone but slasher horror fans.

Passover

The Ten Commandments

Classic: The Ten Commandments

Cecil B. De Mille’s 1956 film about Moses (Charlton Heston, Soylent Green) still stands as one of the great classic movies today. Clocking in at more than 3.5 hours,
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