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Veteran critic Mike Clark discusses his favorite home entertainment titles.


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Swamp Water (Blu-ray Review)   19 Mar, 2012

A guy, falsely accused of murder, forced to live off the land (better make that muck) because the...More>>

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12 Angry Men (Blu-ray Review)   28 Nov, 2011

Director Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Reginald Rose’s famed teleplay '12 Angry...More>>

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1776: Director's Cut (Blu-ray Review)   15 Jun, 2015

The 4K restoration of this somewhat underappreciated flop, an adaptation of the Tony-winning...More>>

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2 Weeks in Another Town (DVD Review)   14 Feb, 2011

Vincente Minnelli’s dramatically stillborn but visually resplendent CinemaScope trash captures a...More>>

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2010 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants (Blu-ray Review)   13 Dec, 2010

Though five-game series must be the bane of DVD marketers’ existence, there are nifty infield...More>>

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2011 Official World Series Film/St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Collector's Edition (DVD Review)   12 Dec, 2011

The full evidence of how good this one was (20-hour running times have a way of making a case) is...More>>

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23 Paces to Baker Street (Blu-ray Review)   6 Mar, 2017

It’s still kind of surprising that frequent outdoor specialist Henry Hathaway fashioned such a...More>>

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3 Bad Men (Blu-ray Review)   12 Sep, 2016

John Ford’s finest silent movie, and his last Western until ‘Stagecoach,’ is a jewel on any...More>>

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3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (DVD Review)   13 Sep, 2010

Criterion’s magnificent new box of three late-1920s Josef von Sternberg silent films —...More>>

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39 Steps, The (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jul, 2012

This landmark is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most emblematic and purely entertaining movies — an...More>>

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42nd Street (Blu-ray Review)   11 May, 2015

The movie that established Busby Berkeley as a major force is just what one would hope a pioneer...More>>

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5 Against the House (DVD Review)   8 Apr, 2013

You can practically hear studio chief Harry Cohn ordering more full-body profile shots of Kim Novak...More>>

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5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, The (Blu-ray Review)   27 Jun, 2016

‘Fingers’ has the only original screenplay that Dr. Seuss ever wrote, and whatever you think of...More>>

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6 Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones (DVD Review)   5 Dec, 2011

As with previous Sullivan volumes devoted to the three shows that featured Elvis Presley in 1956-57...More>>

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99 River Street (Blu-ray Review)   20 Jun, 2016

There are a few hoked-up bits here that compromise the rest but not in any truly serious ways...More>>

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A Life of Her Own (DVD Review)   24 Jun, 2013

If 'Life' does fade some after act one, the hustling-bustling “business” in the model agency...More>>

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Abandoned (DVD Review)   27 Feb, 2017

'Abandoned' wouldn’t be worth much attention here were it not for two novel components, one of...More>>

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Blu-ray Review)   21 Sep, 2012

Universal’s horror legacy is treated with the utmost respect one would hope for in a send-up that...More>>

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Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series — Collector’s Edition, The (DVD Review)   5 Apr, 2010

The 52 syndicated episodes of the famed comedy duo’s half-hour television series — which Jerry...More>>

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Abilene Town (Blu-ray Review)   31 Oct, 2016

Everything about ‘Abilene Town’ is on the high side of boilerplate, which presumably explains...More>>

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