Dick Powell stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-bitten, world-weary private detective, Philip Marlowe, in this classic film noir adaptation of Chandler's novel "Farewell, My Lovely". Marlowe takes a job looking for Moose Malloy's (Mike Mazurki) girlfriend Velma. Malloy's a petty criminal just released after a seven-year prison sentence, and Velma has not been seen for six years. But a simple missing-person case becomes much more twisted than Marlowe ever anticipated as initially promising clues lead to a complex web of deceit, bribery, perjury and theft, in which no one's motivation is clear ... least of all Marlowe's.
Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Douglas Walton, Don Douglas
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory
Brand: CINEDIGM - UNI DIST CORP
One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through Londonâ€™s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A. â€™s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his own: heâ€™s the LAPD's number one suspect. James Spader (The Blacklist, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and Cynthia Gibb (Death Warrant, Youngblood) star in this taut mystery-thriller written and directed by Rowdy Herrington (Road House). Special Features Include: -High Definition Transfer from the Original Negative -Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rowdy Herrington -â€œThe Making of JACK'S BACKâ€ - Interviews With Writer/Director Rowdy Herrington, Producer Tim Moore, Actress Cynthia Gibb, and Director of Photography Shelly Johnson -Theatrical Trailer
Yojimbo & Sanjuro (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa's oeuvre, YOJIMBO surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. The masterless samurai SANJURO, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, dusty village, was so entertainingly embodied by the brilliant Toshiro Mifune, that it was only a matter of time before he returned in a sequel. Made just one year later, SANJURO matches YOJIMBO's storytelling dexterity, yet adds a layer of world-weary pragmatism that brings the duo to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion.
Manufacturer: MPI HOME VIDEO
Brand: MPI HOME VIDEO
He is known as the Greatest Detective Who Never Lived. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes comes alive on film in this landmark television series starring Jeremy Brett.All the classic tales are here for the first time on Blu-Ray, as the Great Detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of Crime himself, Professor James Moriarty.Episode List: A Scandal In BohemiaThe Dancing MenThe Naval TreatyThe Solitary CyclistThe Crooked ManThe Speckled BandThe Blue CarbuncleThe Copper BeechesThe Greek InterpreterThe Norwood BuilderThe Resident PatientThe Red Headed LeagueThe Final ProblemThe Empty HouseThe Abbey GrangeThe Musgrave Ritual The Second StainThe Man With the Twisted Lip The Priory School The Six NapoleonsThe Devil s Foot Silver Blaze Wisteria Lodge The Bruce Partington Plans The Disappearance of Lady Frances CarfaxThe Problem of Thor BridgeShoscombe Old PlaceThe Boscombe Valley MysteryThe Illustrious ClientThe Creeping ManThe Three GablesThe Dying DetectiveThe Golden Pince-NezThe Red CircleThe Mazarin StoneThe Cardboard BoxThe Sign of FourThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Master BlackmailerThe Last VampyreThe Eligible Bachelor
Manufacturer: Warner Archive
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Combine the spy-against-spy Cold War era with '60s cool and the result is the trend-setting series that became a cultural touchstone - and generated 8 Theatrical Movies derived from and expanding upon key episodes. Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) are intrepid U.N.C.L.E. agents who maintain tongue-in-cheek style as they confront the deadly schemes of THRUSH in the U.S. or anywhere else spy chief Mr. Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) sends his two top operatives. Guest stars caught up in the globetrotting intrigue include Joan Crawford, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Palance, Eleanor Parker, Telly Savalas, Rip Torn and more.Movies found on the set include:To Trap a Spy (1965) Expanded version of the U.N.C.L.E. pilot (Solo aka The Vulcan Affair), includes the famous "too hot for TV" scenes shot with future Bond girl Luciana Paluzzi.The Spy With My Face (1965) Expanded version of The Double Affair, in which a fake Solo wreaks havoc on an U.N.C.L.E. secret mission.One Spy Too Many (1966) Expansion of season two's Alexander the Greater Affair, in which an ambitious industrialist (Rip Torn) sets out to conquer the world. With Yvonne (Batgirl) Craig.The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) The Concrete Overcoat Affair gets the feature treatment, in which Thrush agent Louis Strago (Jack Palance) attempts to unleash climate change upon the world.One of Our Spies is Missing (1967) Vera Miles, Yvonne Craig and James Doohan guest as Solo and Kuryakin head to...
Thrills abound in this high-speed suspense yarn as Timothy Bottoms, a determined terrorist, begins to turn Americaâ€™s amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector George Segal attempts to track down the saboteur who as targeted the countryâ€™s most popular rollercoaster, and its riders, for senseless destruction. The edge-of-the-seat excitement mounts as the battle of wits between Segal and Bottoms builds to an explosive climax. Co-starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda, the Jennings Lang production takes viewers on an unforgettable trip filled with sense-shattering twists and hairpin turns. Special Features Include: -Includes the original SENSURROUND soundtrack -Interview with associate producer/writer Tommy Cook (12 minutes) -Still Gallery -Radio Spots -Theatrical Trailer
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
Brand: FOX Home Entertainment
Master director Martin Scorsese brings you this unprecedented collection of fifteen cinematic treasures from fellow Academy AwardÂ® Winner Elia Kazan. From classic film noir to timeless period pieces, Kazan made a singular impact on the art of the motion picture, while evoking milestone performances from Hollywood's very best, including Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood and Walter Matthau. Also included in this extraordinary set is A Letter to Elia (2010), the new, full-length documentary on Kazan's life, produced and presented by Scorsese himself.
Manufacturer: ABC Studios
Brand: BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO
Amidst a barrage of seduction, betrayal, conspiracy and murder, ultimate "fixer" Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is pushed to her limits in ABC's gripping SCANDAL: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON. After the shocking events surrounding President Grant's reelection, a newly fragile Olivia has gone off the grid. But her plan to "stand in the sun" with Jake is derailed when Quinn tracks her down with news of Harrison's death. Once back in D.C., Olivia struggles to reconnect with her embittered "gladiators." There, she's finally forced to confront the unspeakable evil her father has wrought. And once she chooses sides against him, there's no turning back. Meanwhile, the traitorous vice president uses Olivia to blackmail Fitz with devastating results. Relive every intense moment as you explore the darkest corridors of private obsession and political corruption in all 22 episodes. Also featuring exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features available only on DVD, SCANDAL's pulse-pounding fourth season will leave you gasping for breath!