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Veteran critic Mike Clark discusses his favorite home entertainment titles.


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Obama’s Deal: Inside the Battle for Health Care Reform (DVD Review)   12 Jul, 2010

April’s “Frontline” special from its top creative gun (Michael Kirk) is about the grimy hands...More>>

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Five Star Final (Remastered) (DVD Review)   12 Jul, 2010

Though a couple of its supporting performances have their overwrought moments, this pioneer best...More>>

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Black Narcissus (Blu-ray Review)   19 Jul, 2010

The Blu-ray pretty well equals the impressive theatrical print, which merits serious consideration...More>>

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New on Disc: 'Black Narcissus' and more …   19 Jul, 2010

This week Mike Clark checks out Criterion's Blu-ray of 'Black Narcissus.'More>>

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White House Revealed (DVD Review)   19 Jul, 2010

Martin Sheen (an apt choice considering his role on “The West Wing”) narrates this 50-minute...More>>

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New York Confidential (DVD Review)   19 Jul, 2010

If you don’t expect too much beyond grown-up subject matter and actors who can carry the show,...More>>

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Verboten! (DVD Review)   19 Jul, 2010

Fans of writer/director Samuel Fuller will let him get away with anything and even relish the...More>>

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Kansas City Royals: 1985 World Series Collector’s Edition (DVD Review)   26 Jul, 2010

Chronicling what was called the “I-70 Series” due to the atypically close proximity of the...More>>

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College, Inc. (Frontline) (DVD Review)   26 Jul, 2010

“Frontline” continues to do what it does so well: tell a story that other documentaries are not...More>>

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Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 5, The (DVD Review)   26 Jul, 2010

The set includes 'The Phenix City Story' (1955), 'Dial 1119' (1950), 'Cornered' (1945), 'Desperate'...More>>

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New on Disc: World Series 1985 and 'Crack in the World'   26 Jul, 2010

This week Mike Clark looks back at the 1985 World Series.More>>

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Crack in the World (DVD Review)   26 Jul, 2010

The kind of movies for which 1960s drive-ins were invented, this dramatically lukewarm but...More>>

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Piranha: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)   2 Aug, 2010

I had never seen 1978’s 'Piranha' before its new Blu-ray edition, which, like the company’s...More>>

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New on Disc: 'Piranha: Special Edition' and more …   2 Aug, 2010

This week, Mike Clark takes a look at the new Blu-ray for 1978's Roger Corman classic 'Piranha,' as...More>>

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Home (DVD Review)   2 Aug, 2010

Smoothly situated in that spot somewhere between a plausible story surreally told and a surreal...More>>

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Appointment With Danger (DVD Review)   2 Aug, 2010

This 1951 movie opens with a familiar-sounding announcer voice-overing standard boilerplate about...More>>

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Elvis on Tour (Blu-ray Review)   9 Aug, 2010

Elvis Presley’s last movie was this unpretentious but now rather affecting performance film.More>>

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New on Disc: 'Elvis on Tour' and more …   9 Aug, 2010

This week Mike Clark examines Warner's 'Elvis on Tour' Blu-ray and Sony Pictures' 'The Kim Novak...More>>

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Kim Novak Collection, The (DVD Review)   9 Aug, 2010

The set includes three previously available Novak starrers — 'Picnic' (1955), 'Pal Joey' (1957)...More>>

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Louie Bluie (DVD Review)   9 Aug, 2010

Terry Zwigoff’s little seen 'Louie Bluie' is a 60-minute documentary on late country-blues...More>>

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