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Uriah R.: “More Bergman is always a good thing. I can't wait until Criterion snatches the MGM box set (hint hint).”
Uriah R.: “Even if this doesn't have special features (a travesty!), I want it.”
Ingmar Bergman’s The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists, a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny.
A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father.
Uriah R.: “If you've seen WWII Warner Bros cartoons, you know why I want this in my collection.”
This captivating, long-overlooked adventure—with a clever screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, best known for writing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes—is a deftly concocted spy game that could give the master of suspense a run for his money.
Uriah R.: “I have the DVD from the Warner Bros "John Wayne John Ford Collection" but I know the Blu-ray looks amazing. And don't forget all the special features!”
The Small Back Room details the travails of troubled research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert Sammy Rice, who, while struggling with a complex relationship with secretary girlfriend Susan, is hired by the government to advise on a dangerous new German weapon.
Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.
A poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind classic.
In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart.
Uriah R.: “I want this on Blu!”
Uriah R.: “It's P&P. Nuf said.”
Uriah R.: “I don't usually see dead men surface from water filled bathtubs. Thriller!”