shopping list

great new stuff for Jan 3

Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 5, 1959-1960 season, guests include: Dick Van Dyke, Laurence Harvey, Macdonald Carey, Robert Vaughn, Burt Reynolds, and Steve McQueen in a famous episode based on a Roald Dahl story, wherein McQueen accepts a bet from Peter Lorre; if he manages to light his lighter 10 times in a row he wins a convertible, failure means losing his finger.


Paradise Lagoon (aka  The Admirable Crichton), Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil Parker, Sally Ann Howes, Martita Hunt


Carolina Blues, Kay Kyser, Ann Miller

Zarak, Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg

The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror), Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Arlene Dahl (correction: this one comes out next wk, looks like)


There’s Something About a Soldier. Tom Neal, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett


for OLDIES.COM releases click here (many of these also avail thru other retailers)

Adventures of Dante, Dick Powell

Before Winter Comes, David Niven

James Cagney box, 4 titles: Blood on the Sun, Something to Sing About, Great Guy & Time of Your Life


Cavalry, Bob Steele

Classic Shorts of the 1930’s, incl Shirley Temple, Dick Powell & others

Double Exposure, Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly


That Brennan Girl, Mona Freeman


Social Secretary, Norma Talmadge

and lots more at Oldies, like westerns with Hoot Gibson, Bill Cody, Rex Ray, Tom Tyler, plus lots of silents spy thrillers and war espionage, action adventure

As always, I invite you to leave your pick of the week from the stuff listed above, recommendations for others on what’s worth their money, great buys you made recently, stuff you wish was coming out soon, stuff you’re really looking forward to, add any titles I may have missed, and any other thoughts, opinions and pans etc…

over at :: SPEAKEASY LINKS (google+) :: stuff to read includes The Last Hard Men, early 3D, Warren William, streaming movie news, the Artist vs Hugo, Gershwin, Portrait of Jennie, much more


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5 thoughts on “shopping list”

  1. I haven’t been a fan of the Archive – I dislike the sales model, the pricing and the media used. However, I recently decided to bite the bullet during a B&N sale and picked up a number of Archive titles that didn’t seem likely to appear in other regions.
    In truth, there are few Archive releases (or stuff from other studios) that can’t be had on pressed disc from Europe or Australia as long as you’re multi-region capable. I am tempted by a potentially decent release of The Black Book/Reign of Terror though.


  2. Kristina, sounds like a great round-up of movies you’ve got there! I particularly recommend the wild and crazy (in a good way) REIGN OF TERROR, a.k.a. THE BLACK BOOK. The wonderfully pulpy opening alone is worth the price of admission, so to speak! Incidentally, maybe it’s just me, but I swear that co-star Arnold Moss looks like a sort of ravaged older version of my favorite contemporary actors, Adrien Brody. Keep those great SPEAKEASY news and reviews coming!


    1. Oh I’d definitely say The Black Book was film noir – you could place it in a sub-genre called historical noir if you like but the story and cinematography certainly fit the bill.


  3. Hi Kristina,

    Those public domain titles with Nancy Kelly and Mona Freeman look interesting! Thanks much for making me aware of them. :)

    Happy New Year,



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