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19 May, 2014 By: Mike Clark

Hit the Deck (Blu-ray)

Available via Warner Archive
Warner, Musical, $21.99 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon.
Essentially a fantastic soundtrack album looking for keener scripting and direction, this is, appropriately, a shore leave musical that romantically teams Jane Powell with Vic Damone, Ann Miller with Tony Martin and then-youngsters Debbie Reynolds with Russ Tamblyn.
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Coogan’s Bluff (Blu-ray)

Koch Media, Drama, $20 All-Region Blu-ray, ‘R.’
Stars Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Don Stroud.
This German Blu-ray release of director Don Siegel’s amusingly trashy sociopath-out-of-water melodrama starring Clint Eastwood offers Technicolor that’s a little punchier than the DVD’s, and there’s enough grain to satisfy grain fanciers but not enough to repel those not in the club.
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