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by Castile
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

On your recommendation, John, I ordered WALLANDER and am looking forward to this. (Also, it would be interesting to test the "drinking game" theory the next time I watch MIDSOMER but, following those rules, I doubt I'd be conscious for The Big Reveal.) :wink:
by Castile
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Cool. I'm due for some new mayhem. PBS ran some episodes of the Branagh series not long ago here in the states, but I didn't find out about it until after they had shown. They're now alternating between new episodes of POIROT and MARPLE. The MARPLE re-dos with Geraldine McEwan played fast and loose ...
by Castile
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Ed.
Replies: 12
Views: 811

...along with a staff announcer telling us the show is "brought to you by" over a still of the animated title while "Christmastime" plays under his announcement). If I recall, Charlie Brown specials were brought to us by... Dolly Madison Cakes. (Which, to my displeasure, never seemed to be availabl...
by Castile
Wed May 20, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Early Capra Film "American Madness" (1932)
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Early Capra Film "American Madness" (1932)

Turner Classic Movies (USA) showed this little-seen gem the other day; the story of a bank president at odds with his board of directors, who want to hoard their assets rather than circulating the money to stimulate a failing ecomomy. Sound familiar? Very interesting to see this in light of what's h...
by Castile
Wed May 13, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Another series I would recommend is Wallander, which was made by the BBC in 2008. It is adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and stars Kenneth Branagh. I looked this up and it sounds like something I would like very much. I also liked "Jericho of Scotland Yard" when PBS ran it over ...
by Castile
Tue May 05, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Thanks very much for the info, John. I looked at the CDs on Amazon UK, did the conversion and...you're right. Steep. Love the show, though. I've been enjoying the Sgt. Cribb episodes as well, and will probably splurge for the second set at some point. Also got a program called "Ain't Misbehavin'" wh...
by Castile
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Midsomer Murders & Sergeant Cribb

I just purchased a couple of sets of the "newer" (post-Daniel Casey) Midsomers and one set of Sergeant Cribb on DVD - I'd never seen Sgt. Cribb - a shot-on-video, Victorian Era mystery series, and wonder if it was ever shown here in the States. Is Midsomer still in production? Telecasts seem to have...
by Castile
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: THE SPIRIT - Slice of Christmas Turkey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

All this disaster talk makes me realize I have to watch this thing now. I have a sick fondness for movies gone wrong. :wink:
by Castile
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Marie Dressler in "Emma" on DVD?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Well, this is kind of interesting, and answers my question

Check out www.warnerarchive.com
by Castile
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126153

BIG CITY BLUES (1932) Other than "Three on a Match" (also 1932), I have yet to see a B-movie pack more into a 60+-minute running time than this one. Eric Linden (probably best known today for playing the soldier who gets his leg amputated in "Gone With The Wind") stars as the naive youngster who goe...
by Castile
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Ridley Scott: "Do yourself a favor and buy a BluRay&quo
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

I'm tempted, what with films like "The Robe" & "Oz" coming to Blu. However, it's too big an investment at the moment, so I may just pick up some selected titles along the way and put them aside until I purchase a player, just like I did in the early days of DVD. I don't mind waiting a bit. 8)
by Castile
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Marie Dressler in "Emma" on DVD?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Marie Dressler in "Emma" on DVD?

While browsing though some Amazon (US) DVD sale links tonight, I came across the BBC production of Jane Austen's "Emma." However, the picture next to it is from "The Warner Archive Collection" and is artwork for a 1932 Marie Dressler movie, also called "Emma." I haven't seen anything about the Warne...
by Castile
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: The Ghoul.
Replies: 2
Views: 284

This is one of the best looking restorations I've seen of ANY film.
by Castile
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126153

Blowup (1966) - I just saw this for the first time last night and can't even rate it yet. I'm going to make time to watch it again this weekend. I will say, though, that I can't remember the last time a movie sucked me in the way this one did. At the end of it, I wasn't quite sure what I saw -- just...
by Castile
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Oscar Best picture do overs. . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2884

1931: Shanghai Express over Grand Hotel. Sinister sheen versus silk. Speedier, a better script and striking visuals. Grand Hotel has star power to spare, but it's sluggish and often uninteresting to look at. 1932/33 I Am a Fugitive From A Chain Gang over Cavalcade. I actually like Cavalcade, but I A...