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Home Video Report: ‘Dark Knight’ Boxed Set

There’s a new set of DVDs that might make a nice holiday gift.

12/12/2012

(Myrna Loy and William Powell -- here with Asta -- starred in the "Thin Man" series.)

Home Video Report: ‘The Thin Man’ on DVD

If you’re looking for seasonal gifts, here’s one that some may consider a bit of a stretch.

12/05/2012

(Joseph Cotten stars in "Shadow of a Doubt," directed by Alfred Hithcock.)

Home Video Report: A Superior Alfred Hitchcock Collection

With the arrival of Halloween comes, appropriately, Alfred Hitchcock’s so-called “Masterwork Collection.”

11/01/2012

("Avatar," directed by James Cameron.)

Home Video Report: New Releases of ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Princess Bride’

“Avatar” is now out in a new 3-D Blu-ray version.

10/17/2012

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Home Video Report: Good Stuff From The Vintage Vault

It was during President Clinton’s first term that Aaron Sorkin and Rob Reiner imagined what the next commander-in-chief might look and act like.

10/03/2012

(Kathy Baker and Sandy Dennis star in "Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.")

Home Video Report: The Vagaries of Digital

There are a number of vintage movies that should have made it on a contemporary format but did not.

09/05/2012

(Robert Walker and Helen Hayes star in "My Son John," from 1952, now available on Blu-ray.)

Home Video Report: Robert Walker’s Final Movie Released on Blu-ray

The Blu-ray video format is coming out with some popular vintage features.

08/29/2012

(The climactic scene of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster shark movie.)

Home Video Report: Attack of the Movie Marketers

Thirty-seven summers ago, Universal Pictures changed the nature of American moviegoing by introducing “Jaws” with a radio and television promotional blitz never before seen.

08/15/2012

(Marilyn Monroe sings "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.")

Home Video Report: Marilyn Monroe Anniversary Collection

The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death this week brings some reissues of her best movies, and at bargain prices.

08/08/2012

(Marilyn Monroe sings "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.")

Home Video Report: Schwarzenegger, Brando, and Marilyn

The month of August brings some major movie personalities making their mark via Blu-ray.

08/01/2012

("Chariots of Fire.")

Home Video Report: Summer Olympics Prompts Reissues

The year 1981 was famous for Chariots of Fire, Hugh Hudson’s rousing best-picture Oscar winner.

07/25/2012

(Robert De Niro, left, and Harvey Keitel star in "Mean Streets," directed by Martin Scorsese.)

Home Video Report: Early DeNiro-Scorsese Collaboration

Martin Scorsese is probably responsible for more movie classics than any other American filmmaker, and to witness his early days just return to “Mean Streets,” his 1973 gem.

07/18/2012

(Paul Newman and Robert Redford co-starred in "The Sting.")

Home Video Report: What’s Coming This Week on DVD

New releases of some very memorable films are now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

06/13/2012

("Red Tails," a dramatization of the Tuskegee Airmen, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.)

Home Video Report: From and About 1944

One fascinating home video available this week is a 1944 release, and another is a recent production recalling the challenges and exploits, in the same era, of the United States’ first black military pilots.

05/23/2012

(Alicia Silverstone, center, was among the young stars of "Clueless," from director Amy Heckerling.)

Home Video Report: Vintage Classics and Near-Classics

There’s no better feeling than being able to watch a movie that was circulating in top form more than 15 years ago.

05/02/2012

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