Classic entertainment new to DVD/BD this week of JULY 31…
Body and Soul (Blu-Ray) – desc from classicflix: John Garfield is perfectly cast as Joe Morse, a lawyer whose connection to a ruthless racketeer has nearly destroyed his sense of morality. His participation in a rigged numbers racket could prove disastrous for his high-strung brother (superbly played by Thomas Gomez), whose small-time policy bank stands to go broke when the rigged numbers pay off. supporting cast includes Paul Fix, Beatrice Pearson and Noir goddess, Marie Windsor (The Killing).
Force of Evil – John Garfield, desc from classicflix: John Garfield delivers as Oscar nominated performance as Charley Davis, a strong-willed young prizefighter whose ruthless quest for a shot at the title forces him to mortgage his humanity to a corrupt boxing syndicate. But when faced with the chance to regain his self-respect, Charley climbs into the ring one last time – in an unforgettable climatic fight scene shot by two time Oscar winner James Wong Howe. Widely regarded as one of the best boxing stories ever made, Body and Soul boasts a strong supporting cast, an Oscar nominated screenplay by Abraham Polonsky (Force of Evil) and a 1947 Academy Award for Best Editing. Directed by Robert Rossen (The Hustler)
Forever Marilyn Blu-Ray Collection 7 discs- which you can also buy separately
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How To Marry A Millionaire (1953), River of No Return (1954), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Misfits
the 17 movie Marilyn the Premiere Collection, pretty inexpensive considering you get:
Disc 1 – Volume 1: 1950-1952:
All About Eve
As Young As You Feel
Lets Make It Legal
Don’t Bother To Knock
Disc 2 – Volume 2: 1952-1953
O. Henry’s Full House
We’re Not Married
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
How To Marry A Millionaire
Disc 3 – Volume 3: 1954-1961
There’s No Business Like Show Business
The Seven Year Itch
Some Like It Hot
Let’s Make Love
Midnight Movies Vol 2: Western Triple Feature (Companeros/Four of the Apocalypse/Run Man Run)
Federal Men – Desc from classicflix: Federal Men, which ran for five seasons (1950-55) on ABC, featured true government stories of fraud and deception. In each thrilling episode – based on real-life cases – “The Chief” (Walter Greaza, The Street With No Name) and his agents pursue counterfeiters, loan sharks, gamblers, bootleggers, swindlers, smugglers and confidence men, Featuring a who’s-who of Hollywood, series guest stars included James Dean, Claude Atkins, Carolyn Jones, Ben Gazzara and more
wow from Warner Archive comes an awesome surplus of Sword & Sandal movies: Vikings! Tartars! Son of Spartacus! Hercules! The Tiger of Malaysia !
WAC is also celebrating Christmas in July with some nice collections of Hanna Barbera and Rankin/Bass TV Christmas classics. click the above pic to be transported there
make sure to keep up with the latest from FOX Cinema Archives via movies unlimited
then there’s A Ton of rare &obscure and bargain priced stuff from Alpha releases at oldies.com :
Close-Up -Alan Baxter
Directed by Jack Donohue
The lost film noir classic. A photographer accidently photgraphs a Nazi war criminal on the streets of New York and becomes a target for reprisals and murder.
Foreign Intrigue: The Executioner / The Good Sister / The Gun / One Forty-Two
Starring Charles Boyer, Theresa Wright, Chuck Connors & Dick Powell
Four dramatic TV Shows
Dawn Express -Michael Whalen
Directed by Albert Herman
Sadistic Nazi agents intimidate an American scientist into revealing his formula for super-powered fuel.
Fighting Rookie – Jack La Rue
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
After being framed in a major warehouse robbery, a cop goes undercover as a rowdy drunk to uncover the actual criminals& discovers more than he bargained for.
Detective Sagas: Tiger at Noon / The Contest / The Gun / Red Wine
Starring Stephen McNally, Dick Powell & David Niven
Four dramatic TV mysteries
The Gay Ranchero -Roy Rogers, Andy Devine, Jane Frazee & George Meeker
Directed by William Witney
Rogers on the trail of killers who are sabotaging incoming planes at the western airport.
Prairie Pirate (Silent) -Harry Carey & Fred Kohler
Directed by Edmund Mortimer
A young woman commits suicide rather than be raped by a gang of thugs. Her righteous brother turns to a life of crime in order to infiltrate and bring to justice the sadistic thugs who are responsible.
Salome (Silent) – Alla Nazimova
Directed by Charles Bryant
Highly stylized, erotic, Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley-inspired retelling of Salome’s request for the head of John the Baptist.
Tol’able David (Silent)
Directed by Henry King
Richard Barthelmess as a young country boy faced with the responsibility of caring for his family while engaged in a blood feud with neighbors.
Ultra Rare Television, Volume 1
Starring Vincent Price, Cesar Romero, Berry Kroeger & Doris Dowling
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Suspenseful tale of a secret society whose members must commit murder to keep in good standing. Also includes an episode of the “Chevy Mystery Show” based on a Robert Louis Stevenson short story.
Starring Harry Houdini & Lila Lee
Directed by James Cruze
An inventor travels to the South Pacific with a beautiful woman searching for her missing Farther and a fortune in buried treasure.