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Hondo [DVD] [1953]
Hondo [DVD] [1953]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: 5.00

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Western, 15 Mar 2008
This review is from: Hondo [DVD] [1953] (DVD)
Finally on dvd and with a very nice special edition, the 1953 John Wayne western "Hondo" reaches a whole new audience who wasn't even aware of the existence of this wonderful film that due to copyrigth distupes had been unavailable for more than 40 years.
Originally shot in 3D "Hondo" was directed by Wayne friend director Jonh Farrow with whom we would work the following year in The Sea Chase.
The story revolves around a cowboy who meets a widow and his son living in indian territory. Hondo and his dog wll givethe protection and eventually they become a family.
The suporting cast includes Ward Bond and Geraldin Page who got an oscar nomination.
The film is presented in is 4:3 original aspect ratio and offers nice special features.A true western classic!

The Kentuckian [DVD]
The Kentuckian [DVD]
Dvd ~ Burt Lancaster
Price: 4.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Directed by Burt Lancaster, 14 Mar 2008
This review is from: The Kentuckian [DVD] (DVD)
This 1955 film is the only movie that Burt Lancaster ever directed. Set in the early 19th century its the story of a recent widow father and his son's journey towards Texas. Off course lots of things will happen along the way but the movie really works as a piece of nostalgic americana. The suporting cast is very good and we can see Walter Matthau in his film debut.The dvd edition has no extras but offers a good print of the film in his original widescreen aspect ratio with clear mono sound. Since the price is so good and theres not many chances this film will ever guet a special edition buy it before it goes out of print.

War Wagon  (John Wayne)  [DVD]
War Wagon (John Wayne) [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Wayne

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caper Western!, 14 Mar 2008
This review is from: War Wagon (John Wayne) [DVD] (DVD)
Burt Kennedy one of Hollywood best western screnwrites turned director in the mid sixties and his tongue in check style is clearly in evidence in this Caper Western starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Th eplot revolves around the highjack of a war wagon filled with gold but as usual isnt the plot that really matters in this type of film but the interaction between its stars. Wayne and Douglas are great toguether and their rivalry is very amusing.The suporting cast is also good with Bruce Cabot as the heavy and Howard Keel as the Indian friend! This dvd edition doesnt have mucho to offer except the film itself, but since the picture is in the original format and reasonably clean and the sound is ok this migth be a good purchase for western or Wayne and Douglas aficcionados.

It Started In Naples [DVD] [1960]
It Started In Naples [DVD] [1960]
Dvd ~ Clark Gable
Price: 7.88

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Romance in Italy, 14 Mar 2008
This 1960 romantic comedy set in the italian city of Capry, near the mediterrean is a true deligth. Gable and Loren are very good in this type of story and the suporting cast is wonderful. With amazing color and nice music the film is very enjoyable and it should deligth not only Gable and Loren fans but also romantic comedy aficcionados.The dvd edition as no extras but the picture quality is great with the original widescreen vista vision clor photography looking fantastic for a 1960 film. this price this is a must own dvd!Enjoy it!

It Happened At The World's Fair [DVD] [1963]
It Happened At The World's Fair [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by PickleTickle
Price: 11.87

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Travelogue Elvis, 14 Mar 2008
It was late 1962 when Elvis Presley started filming at the World's Fair in Seattle, in what would be his first MGM picture since 1957's classic Jailhouse Rock. It Happened at the World's fair follows the exact same formula that producer Hal Walis developed for Elvis on Paramount, beautiful sceneary, beautiful girls, lots of songs and ocassionaly some children to showcase Elvis new found maturity.
Directed by competent veteran Norman Taurog (Blue Hawaii)this is one of those familly oriented movies that made Elvis the biguest matine idol of the early to mid sixties. With the exception of the location the plot is not very diferent from other Elvis movies of the period, meaning lots of romance, lots of songs happy Ending.If you're an Elvis cant miss, and if you just want a fun film to watch with your kids at least you can be sure you wont find nothing wrong with this movie. The dvd as clean image with ok sound and a few trailers. Enjoy it's a lot of fun!

Harum Scarum (Elvis Presley) [DVD] [1965] [1956]
Harum Scarum (Elvis Presley) [DVD] [1965] [1956]
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by Planet Games And Gadgets
Price: 7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Camp fun!, 13 Jun 2007
Ok, this is not a good or even an OK film by the usual standards of film production and film criticism. However it's one of the most fascinating Elvis films simply because its soo bad...that it becomes good! Yes, good in a post-modern sort of way. Harum Scarum is obviously a B movie that can't even grade as kitch like so many of Presley's movies. In fact Harum Scarum seems to be a parody of the Hollywood exoctic Arab type stories, like Rudolph Valentino films and in some extent it even parodies B movies produced in the forties and fities like the Tony Curtis flick "The Prince who was a Thief".
What this means is that involuntarily Gene Nelson the director of this movie turned a lousy production into a delicious parody of Hollywood cliches and genre situations, resulting by today's standards as an interesting artifact of popular culture and commenting on the decline of Hollywood genre films (Cat Ballou, and Rocky Horror Picture Show are also examples of Camp).
Has a plus the soundtarck has some nice songs, very adequate to this type of film and setting, "shake that tambourine" comes to mind, but its regretable that the movie does't include the soundtrack's best tune, "Animal Instinct" that definetly deserves to be rediscovered since it has potential for a remix along the lines of "a little less conversation".
If you only enjoy Elvis best movies (like King Creole and Blue Haway, or Viva Las Vegas and Flaming Star) this film is not for you, but if CAMP is a concept you understand and enjoy...give it a try!

Kiss Me, Stupid [DVD]
Kiss Me, Stupid [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dean Martin
Price: 4.97

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 60's comedy !, 16 Dec 2006
This review is from: Kiss Me, Stupid [DVD] (DVD)
Director Billy Wilder had already put his name on classic comedies like "Some Like it Hot" and " The Seven year itch" when he directed the great Dean Martin in one of his best roles. "Kiss me Stupid" is like the aformentioned films a sex farse, a comment on midle america's hipocrisy and a perfect show case for talents. Dean Martin is trully a great comedian and so it is Ray Walston( who substituted Peter Sellers after the brithish actor sufered a stroke)Kim Novack does fine has the rest of the cast...a classic film to be rediscovered! The dvd edition as a clean and sharp B/W picture with mono sound, and no extras.

An American In Paris [DVD] [1951]
An American In Paris [DVD] [1951]
Dvd ~ Gene Kelly
Offered by MadeAgainGills Online Media
Price: 8.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Musical Film!, 16 Dec 2006
Director Vincente Minnelli was one of the greatest film directors of Hollywood's golden age.Among his best films are the musicals and no doubt "An American in Paris" is a true classic. Wonderful set design, beautiful score, great coreography and perfect performances by Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant make this a film to be enjoyed over and over again. Who can forguet musical numbers like "I got Rithm" or " Hour love is here to stay" ? And what can we say of the classic ballet finalle? It's pure entertainment! pure talent! pure Art! Just enjoy it.

The dvd edition is ok..but im sure a special edition with remastered sound and picture its already being planed. And if it's half as good as the S.E of Minnelli's "The Band Wagon" ill buy it.

Gunfight At The Ok Corral [DVD] [1957]
Gunfight At The Ok Corral [DVD] [1957]
Dvd ~ Burt Lancaster
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 3.50

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Western !, 10 Sep 2006
1956 "Gun Figth at the OK Corral" is one of the biguest box-office sucesses of the 1950's, its also a classic western, and a true prototype of the action adventure male fantasies that will be the staple of Hollywood productions from the late 60ths to todays's Bruckeimer/Nicholas Cage extravaganzas.
Producer Hall Wallis hired talented John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape)to remake once again the story of the Wyatt Earp/Doc Hollyday friendship who would culminate in the famous Ok Corral shooting against the infamous Clanton Gang. With great performances by all the cast and specially Kirk Douglas as Doc Hollyday and Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp, this is a pure joy to watch! Hollywood at his best in providing entertainment "Gunfigth at OK Corral" is a true classic! The dvd edition is just ok since it presents a good copy of the film in its original widescreen ratio, but without any significant extras. Lets hope there's a Special edition planned for this sure deserves one!

3.10 To Yuma [DVD] [2002]
3.10 To Yuma [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Glenn Ford
Price: 7.00

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Western !, 10 Sep 2006
This review is from: 3.10 To Yuma [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
1957's 3:10 to Yuma, is one of the most interesting and popular westerns of the 1950ths. Directed by Delmer Daves, once again teaming with Glenn Ford (after 1956's Jubal)the film is an interesting story revolving around a rancher played by Van Heflin(Shane)who has to escort a dangerous gang lider to the 3.10 train to Yuma from where he will go to jail. Ford plays the bad guy in this one, but in a very simpathetic way, rediming himself at the end...

Beautifully shot in black and white, this is a western that influenced the genre in the years that follow, inspiring for instance Kirk Douglas 1958 "Last Train from Gun Hill" and with his classic status being reinforced by the upcoming remake feauturing Russel Crowe and Christian Balle. Glenn Ford, who passed away this year was always an underrated actor, however he was one of the best screen cowboys who ever lived, his films with Delmer Daves (Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, Cowboy) plus " the fastest gun alive" and Anthony Manns's last western, 1960 "Cimarron" toguether with the noir classics "Gilda", "the Big Heat" and "the undecover man" make Glenn Ford a true Hollywood legend.

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