The Uninvited: Criterion Collection

November 4, 2013

The Uninvited (1944) was based on the best-selling novel Uneasy Freehold by Dorothy Macardle and marked the directorial debut of Lewis Allen who had cut his teeth in the theater with successful productions in London’s West End and on Broadway before... 

Ministry of Fear: Criterion Collection

March 19, 2013

Fritz Lang was a German filmmaker in exile thanks to World War II. He saw making an adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel The Ministry of Fear as a way to contribute to the war effort and demonstrate his democratic credentials. However, the studio made... 

Escape to Witch Mountain: Special Edition

March 25, 2009

One of the good things to come from the release of Race to Witch Mountain (2009) is that Disney has gone into their vaults and given the original and much beloved children’s classic Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) the special edition treatment. Disney,... 

Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection

June 1, 2005

The newly released Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection contains nine of the Master of Suspense’s movies from 1940 to 1959. It’s an intriguing mix of the famous (North by Northwest) and the underrated (Mr. and Mrs. Smith). All of the films in the...