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Kiss Me Deadly: Criterion Collection

June 22, 2011

After the classy film noirs of the 1940’s, Robert Aldrich’s adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s hardboiled crime novel Kiss Me Deadly (1955) was as tough and uncompromising as its protagonist Mike Hammer. The film reflects the Cold War paranoia that... 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition

June 12, 2006

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) marked the first time that legendary actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed up on the big screen together and the results were one of the classic buddy action movies of all time. Chemistry is crucial in... 

The Twelve Chairs

April 18, 2006

Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Mel Brooks got his start as a stand-up comedian working the resorts circuit in the Catskills. A few years later, he was working as a television writer on various shows for Sid Caesar alongside future comedy legends,... 

Spanglish

November 4, 2005

From the man that brought us some of the best dramas and comedies in the recent-present like As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire and Riding in Cars With Boys, and let’s not forget his writing duties on The Simpsons. James L Brooks directs a superbly... 

The Iron Giant: Special Edition

June 13, 2005

When The Iron Giant was released in 1999, it flew in the face of the current trend popularized by Disney animated musicals. Based on the 1968 children’s book, The Giant: A Story in Five Nights, by late British poet Ted Hughes, The Iron Giant refuses... 

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