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Off The Shelf – Episode 56 – Top 5 Home Video Releases Of 2015 (So Far)

1 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 30th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Top 5 Of 2015 (So Far)

Brian

5. Wolfen (Warner Archive)

4. River’s Edge (Kl Studio Classics)

3. Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion)

2. Blood and Black Lace (Arrow)

1. Breaking Away (Twilight Time)

Honorable: Thunderbirds, The Fisher King, Zardoz, Last Embrace, Return to Oz.

Ryan

5. 3-D Rarities (Flicker Alley)

4. Journey To The Center Of The Earth Re-issue (Twilight Time)

3. Thunderbirds (Shout! Factory)

2. Classics From The Van Beuren Studio (Thunderbean Animation)

1. Watership Down (Criterion Collection)

Honorable mentions: Spirited Away, The Train (Arrow), Man With A Movie Camera

News Saturn Awards: Winners Announced New Releases 1990: The Bronx Warriors Come Fly with Me The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection Escape From the Bronx »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Watership Down Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

10 May 2015 6:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed. All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed. “

Watership Down screens midnights this weekend (May 15th and 16th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

Based upon Richard Adam’s famed novel of the same title, the animated feature Watership Down (1978) delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they »

- Tom Stockman

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Mad Max – The 1979 Original Screens at The Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

3 May 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It’d take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you’re lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go!”

So jazzed about Mad Max Fury Road you’re having trouble sleeping? Can’t wait until the 15th? Would a midnight screen of the original Mad Max from 1979 hold you over? Unless you got a pass to this week’s screening of Mmfr, it’s gonna have to! Mad Max will be playing midnights this Friday and Saturday night (may 8th and 9th) at The Tivoli as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series and I will be there handing out some Mad Max Fury Road schwag (I’m not sure what it is exactly yet but I think it will be T-Shirts and hats)

Director George Miller’s Mad Max, with »

- Tom Stockman

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Two Dollars! John Cusack is Better Off Dead Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

26 April 2015 8:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Now that’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that!”

Better Off Dead plays midnights this weekend (May 1st and 2nd) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series (and tickets are 8 dollars, not 2!).

In Better Off Dead (1984), John Cusack plays Lane, a loser who has just lost his girlfriend and tries several times to attempt suicide to escape his miserable life. Of course he fails with hilarious results and finds reason to live in the hopes of getting her back while unwittingly falling in love with a French foreign exchange student (the super-sexy Dinae Franklin). Better Off Dead contains lots of standard ‘80s teen themes; The Girl you want. The Car you want. Parents that are just plain weird. The Guy that is better (or so you think) than you. The Job you hate. The »

- Tom Stockman

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Time to Die! Blade Runner Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

19 April 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”

Blade Runner plays midnights this weekend (April 24th and 25th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Blade Runner is the movie that all the other “sci-fi” films of the last 20 years have been trying, unsuccessfully, to live up to. Some of them have achieved more compelling action, some spiffy CGI effects, but none of them can match the grandeur of this film’s vision or its colorful gallery of characters. It’s a film meant to be savored on the big screen and lucky St. Louis film fans will have that opportunity this weekend midnights at The Tivoli. »

- Tom Stockman

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’S Moving Castle Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

12 April 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You’re wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty”

Howl’S Moving Castle (subtitled) plays midnights this weekend (April 17th and 18th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

St. Louis has Ghibli fever (sounds serious!) and the only cure is…..a midnight show of a Hayao Miyazaki movie! The ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series books a Miyazaki film every quarter and it always packs ‘em in. This weekend, it’s his 2004 epic Howl’S Moving Castle.

Howl’S Moving Castle is set in a fantasy version of Europe where magic and technology coexist. Sophie is a young girl in a small town of a nation on the verge of war; she is very mature and responsible but is also very shy and unconfident. One night she is visited by the Witch of Watse, »

- Tom Stockman

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Criterion Blu-ray Reviews: The Palm Beach Story, The Sword Of Doom, and Watership Down

11 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The latest batch of Criterion films offers Preston Sturges screwball romp The Palm Beach Story, Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom, and Martin Rosen’s animated adaptation of Watership Down and it seems there’s little connective tissue between them. So let’s start with The Palm Beach Story. Preston Sturges was in the middle of his incredible run at Paramount when he made 1942’s The Palm Beach Story (a run that includes Christmas in July, The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels and The Miracle at Morgan’s Creek), but as the supplements note, it was the beginning of the end. The film didn’t do that well at the box office, and Sturges - one of the first writer/directors - was no longer in favor on the lot. None of that is reflected in the finished product as the film itself is great, but that said, Sturges »

- Andre Dellamorte

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It’s Showtime! Beetlejuice Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

5 April 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!”

Beetlejuice plays this weekend (April 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

It’s showtime! The spring season of the Tivoli Theater’s ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ midnight series really kicks off this weekend (unless you count this past weekend’s Rocky Horror) with the 1988 favorite Beetlejuice

There’s never been a horror comedy like Tim BurtonBeetlejuice before or since. The film is a nugget of precise mayhem that never seems to get old. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman’s partnership is at or near its peak at this point in their careers, delivering a perfect blend of wildly original visuals and unusually appropriate musical cues, and they get plenty of extra help from the cast; Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice (Burton originally wanted Sammy Davis Jr for the role! »

- Tom Stockman

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Sells Out Both Midnight Shows at the Tivoli!

5 April 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It was a wild weekend at the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis! The temperature was in the mid-’50s and fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show lined up along Delmar several hours in advance for the street party that always precedes the midnight screenings of the venerable cult classic. Usually the Tivoli waits until October to Show Rocky, but the April playdate payed off as both Friday and Saturday night’s shows were sell-outs. They probably won’t show Rocky Horror again until next October, but the upcoming line-up for the ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli show is sweeeeet!:

April 10-11           Beetlejuice

April 17-18           Howl’S Moving Castle  subtitled

April 24-25           Blade Runner: The Final Cut

May 1-2                Better Off Dead

May 8-9                Mad Max

May 15-16           Watership Down

May 22-23           The Thing

 We Are Movie Geeks was there at the Tivoli Saturday night to snap pics »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Watership Down’ Poster Art by Peter Diamond

31 March 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Vienna-based award-winning illustrator Peter Diamond recently released these beautiful alternative book covers for Richard Adams’ classic Watership Down, produced under license from Nepenthe Productions. The release consists of two editions: the Ni-Frith (Sun Regular) version is a 9 colour 18×35 screenprint from an edition of 150 and is available now from the Black Dragon Press shop.

The Fu Inlé (Moon Variant) version is a 9 colour 18×35 screenprint with metallics from an edition of only 50. As it is, a low run went on sale March 12th.

Peter Diamond had this to say about the prints:

“When I read Watership Down some years ago I already had dim, bloody memories of the 1978 animated adaptation, so I wasn’t shocked by the violence in the book as I expect many were who read it unprepared. But what I hadn’t expected was the thick, dark vein of fear that runs through the story from the very beginning. »

- Ricky

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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up – Mad Max, The Thing, Blade Runner – Oh My!

10 March 2015 8:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”

I gotta say – this lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ may be the best ever! It’s almost like they let me choose them myself (which they did not). It’s a great selection with an unusually cool variety of standards and classics to draw the late night movie buff crowd.

The awesome line-up of midnight movies begins April 3rd and 4th with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (usually the series ends with Rocky in October so we’ll see how it does in April – meaning will it sell out in advance or on the night of?). The roster includes one Miyazaki (attendance insurance), the animated Watership Down (the uneven 1978 version of Richard Adams’ 1972 cult novel about rabbits) and cult comedy nuggets »

- Tom Stockman

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'Whiplash', 'Big Hero 6', 'Fellini Satyricon', 'Beyond the Lights' & More on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

24 February 2015 6:32 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Whiplash Perfectly timed, winner of three Oscars on Sunday night and #2 on my Top Ten of 2014, Whiplash comes to Blu-ray and DVD for all to enjoy. I really don't know what to say other than I love this film. I love the energy, the performances, the anger, the drive, the electricity. If you're not pumped up by the time the credits roll, well, I'm not sure even a defibrillator would be enough to wake you up.

Fellini Satyricon (Criterion Collection) My review of this one will be ready later today or no later than tomorrow. I will say it's a movie I didn't particularly enjoy while watching it, but I remained slightly interested in the spectacle of it all. I love Fellini's work and this movie maintains that sense of absurd realism Fellini brings to his movies. It's off the wall and somewhat intriguing once all is said and done, »

- Brad Brevet

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 23 - March 1

23 February 2015 5:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Beyond the Lights"

Writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood's triumphant return is a labor of love worth your love. This romantic drama stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Noni, a self-destructive pop singer who's tired of the limelight and all it entails. An off-duty cop named Kaz (Nate Parker) steps in to save Noni from making a terrible decision, and naturally, they fall for each other hard and fast. Mbatha-Raw and Parker have great chemistry. Plus, Minnie Driver is excellent as Noni's stage mom.

"Watership Down"

Martin Rosen's emotionally devastating animated film, based on the novel by Richard Adams, has gotten a spiffy Criterion restoration. There aren't a ton of bells and whistles on this Blu-ray, but those little bunnies have never looked so good. »

- Jenni Miller

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Recap of 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5 Episode 20: Dancing Queen

17 February 2015 1:43 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's Tuesday, which means "Pretty Little Liars'" fab four are up to their usual antics: being ritualistically stalked by a deranged sociopath while simultaneously making terrible decisions when it comes to their love lives! This week, the liars dealt with their relationship drama (spoiler alert: Rip Spoby), went head-to-head with A in a dance-off, and -- most importantly -- found out the jaw-dropping truth about Mona Vanderwaal's death. Hint: she faked it! Maybe.

Spencer Cheats On Toby, Makes Us Doubt True Meaning of Love

You're probably wondering if that misguided grifter named Jonny is still living in Spencer Hastings' backyard. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Even worse, their horrifying Watership Down mural is poached and illegally put in a gallery, prompting them to steal back their work. Bad call for all kinds of reasons, but mostly because Toby Cavanaugh drives up in his cop car full of buzz kills and ruins everything. »

- Mehera Bonner

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'Don't Look Now' as Criterion Takes 'A Day in the Country' One 'Autumn Afternoon' & more in February

8 February 2015 2:15 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Every month, the Criterion Collection selects a number of cinematically and culturally important films and makes an effort to preserve them with specialized DVD and Blu-ray releases. For February 2015, the Criterion Collection brings a new mix of classic films into the modern era with new restorations that mark the first time they've ever been available in high-definition (usually). In the mix we have Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, Martin Rosen's animated adaptation of Richard Adams's Watership Down, Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself, Jean Renoir's A Day in the Country, Federico Fellini's Satyricon, and Yasujiro Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon.

For full details on all six releases, read on.

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- Lex Walker

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Revamped Asifa-Hollywood Sees Big Boost for Its Signature Annie Awards

30 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Asifa-Hollywood, the nonprofit organization behind the Annie Awards, has championed the toon industry for nearly five decades, but never has its growth been felt as much as in the last few years after the organization went through a major organizational shift in 2011.

“We’ve done quite a lot in the last three or four years, building on what’s been done before with the other generations of Asifa,” says executive director Frank Gladstone.

Gladstone was elected president in early 2011, along with a new board of directors, and they went to work to change perceptions that Asifa had become more of a fan-based group and that

its Annie voting practices were skewed.

Current president Jerry Beck says the org sees itself as “kind of the United Nations of the animation industry worldwide. We did have a problem. We had to address it. … One of those changes that Frank first instituted as »

- Terry Flores

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Revamped Asifa-Hollywood Sees Big Boost for Its Signature Annie Awards

30 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Asifa-Hollywood, the nonprofit organization behind the Annie Awards, has championed the toon industry for nearly five decades, but never has its growth been felt as much as in the last few years after the organization went through a major organizational shift in 2011.

“We’ve done quite a lot in the last three or four years, building on what’s been done before with the other generations of Asifa,” says executive director Frank Gladstone.

Gladstone was elected president in early 2011, along with a new board of directors, and they went to work to change perceptions that Asifa had become more of a fan-based group and that

its Annie voting practices were skewed.

Current president Jerry Beck says the org sees itself as “kind of the United Nations of the animation industry worldwide. We did have a problem. We had to address it. … One of those changes that Frank first instituted as »

- Terry Flores

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