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New on DVD: I Am Cuba, Why Has Bodhi-Dharma…

By at August 14, 2007 | 11:47 pm | 7 Comments

New on DVD: I Am Cuba, Why Has Bodhi-Dharma…

This caught my eye today: Milestone Film just announced October special edition DVD releases for two famed specialty films: I Am Cuba and Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? I AM CUBA (1964) The Ultimate Edition Available October 23 -- Watch the trailer Director: Mikhail Kalatozov (The Cranes Are Flying) Background: I Am Cuba is considered a modern visual more...

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How Quickly Will Video Stores Die?

By at July 18, 2007 | 11:19 pm | 7 Comments

The first video rental store appeared in L.A. in 1979. Nearly 30 years later, the in-store movie rental experience seems destined to disappear. 1) Blockbuster announced in late June they'll be closing 282 stores. In 2006, they closed 290, many in close proximity to other Blockbuster locations. 2) In early July, Movie Gallery -- the 2nd largest U.S. video store more...

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New on DVD: Meatballs — Bill Murray’s “Campy” Debut

By at June 5, 2007 | 10:48 am | 1 Comments

New on DVD: Meatballs — Bill Murray’s “Campy” Debut

Bill Murray has regularly attempted to stretch his acting range ... The Razor's Edge, Mad Dog and Glory, Meatballs ... Meatballs? Nah! Murray's first starring role is in this silly, innocent 1979 summer camp comedy. As Tripper Harrison, a 28-year-old Murray is an open invitation to mischief. With rough and raw acting chops, he combines his stupefyingly goofy look more...

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