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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Film Discoveries of 2018 - KC (of A Classic Movie Blog)

Kendahl "KC" Cruver writes about movies at A Classic Movie Blog and as a regular contributor to ClassicFlix. You can find her all over the web:

And have a peek at her Discoveries list from last year here:

That Man from Acapulco (1973)/That Man from Rio (1964)/Up to His Ears (1965)
I fell in love with Jean-Paul Belmando as a comic action hero this year. This trio of absurd, exciting adventure flicks introduced me to an endearingly goofy side of this actor I hadn’t seen before.
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
I watched this to gawk at Helmut Berger, but ended up finally getting Glenda Jackson. I’d seen her in films before, but this is the one that revealed her full, sharp-witted majesty to me.
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Penelope (1966)
The sexy perversion under the surface of this cheerful film gives it a delightful edge. Stars Natalie Wood, Dick Shawn and Peter Falk seem especially aware of the joyful naughtiness of it all.

Petit à Petit (1970)
An African obsessed with constructing skyscrapers goes to Paris to study the buildings and somehow ends up examining the teeth of confused Parisians he stops on the street. The man is baffled and offended by the French, though still impressed with the architecture. I couldn’t stop laughing. Left me with the feeling that we’re all pretty ridiculous and seeing that is a matter of perspective.

Young Cassidy (1965)
I can think of no star closer to perfection than Rod Taylor. To see him in a role like this, where he has the rare chance to truly dominate the story was such a pleasure. He’s also really hot with Maggie Smith.
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The Fits (2015)
This coming of age story is infused with an air of mystery and dread. It feels like Picnic at Hanging Rock in a community center. Low budget, but lush. For days afterward it was still on my mind.
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Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
I’m so used to the icky vibe of fantasy rapist Rudolph Valentino that it was a pleasant surprise to see him in such a modern relationship here. He treats his love Moran like an equal, giving her full agency at a time when that was unheard of. As a result, the star looks a lot more intelligent and his acting more subtle. You get a sense of his real charm beyond the theatrical nostril flaring roles.
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Mur Murs (1981)

Le Bonheur (1965)

The Wicked Lady (1945)

Christine (2016)

Hal (2018)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Just The Discs - Episode 89 - CANDYMAN - with Brendon Small!

Brian is joined by very special guest Brendon Small (HOME MOVIES, METALOCALYPSE) to talk about CANDYMAN and the new Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

New Release Roundup for the week of January 15th, 2019

THE GLASS KEY on Blu-ray (Shout Factory)
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NOTORIOUS on Blu-ray (Criterion)
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CRIMSON PEAK on Blu-ray (Arrow Video)
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OBSESSION on Blu-ray (Scream Factory)
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THE PLAGUE DOGS on Blu-ray (Shout Factory)
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THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES on Blu-ray (Scream Factory)
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SATURDAY THE 14TH on Blu-ray (Scream Factory)
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THE HOWLING III on Blu-ray (Scream Factory)
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FOUR TIMES THAT NIGHT on Blu-ray (Kino Lorber)
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KNIVES OF THE AVENGER on Blu-ray (Kino Lorber)
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JACK THE RIPPER on Blu-ray (Severin Films)
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THE PRIZE on Blu-ray (Warner Archive)
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