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New on Disc: 'Downhill Racer' and more …

14 Dec, 2015 By: Mike Clark

Downhill Racer (Blu-ray)

Criterion, Drama, $39.95 Blu-ray, ‘PG.’
Stars Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv.
Director Michael Ritchie’s debut is the best fictional movie about skiing — ever.
Extras: Though Robert Redford’s baby from its inception, Downhill Racer was an extraordinarily collaborative effort, a point made clear during the informative interviews that constitute much of this Criterion upgrade’s bonus materials.
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The Kid From Cleveland

Olive, Drama, $24.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars George Brent, Russ Tamblyn, Lynn Bari.
In addition to giving speaking parts to (among several others) Cleveland Indians player-manager Lou Boudreau, Hank Greenburg, Tris Speaker and maverick Indians owner Bill Veeck, Kid From Cleveland marked the feature debut of Russ Tamblyn in that brief early period when he was billed as Rusty, as a young troublemaker taken under the wing of a sportswriter and the baseball team.
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