Tag Archive for 'Rod Steiger'

In The Heat Of The Night – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Starting the year with a bang, The Criterion Collection has released In the Heat of the Night, one of the bigger box office hits of the 60s, along with a major award winner. The mystery drama starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is memorable for many reasons. […]


The Pawnbroker (Blu-ray Review)

Legendary director Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker is a landmark in American filmmaking.  This was the first Holocaust/World War II film to tell it from the perspective of a Holocaust survivor.  And its an unrelenting and ruthless film for the times in terms of the suggestive events in the flashbacks.  Its also the first mainstream film […]


Sidney Lumet’s Classic THE PAWNBROKER Starring Rod Steiger – Coming To Blu-ray April 22nd From Olive Films!

Olive Films releases one of the landmarks of American cinema, The Pawnbroker on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 22nd.  Directed by Academy-Award®-winner (Honorary Award 2005) Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon) and released in 1964, it was the first cinematic exploration of the darkest memories and feelings of a Holocaust survivor. Filmed in stark black and white, it was also the first […]


In The Heat Of The Night (Blu-ray Review)

“They call me Mister Tibbs” is one of the most famous lines in cinema history.  It comes from the mouth of Sidney Poitier in the 1967 Best Picture winner In The Heat Of The Night (For the remainder of this review known as simply Heat).  A film that was an important moment not just for […]


The Amityville Horror Trilogy (Blu-ray Review)

The story of the The Amityville Horror has spawned 11 films and many documentaries (including My Amityville Horror which I do highly recommend).  Of those films, Scream Factory is boxing together The Amityville Horror Trilogy, consisting of the first three films in the series.  They work as a trilogy, because of the original 8 canon […]


Hauntingly Awesome Final Details For THE AMITYVILLE HORROR Trilogy Revealed!

It may not have that notable monster or live in infamy for its crazy amount of sequels like Friday the 13th or Halloween, but the Amityville Horror franchise is one to be reckoned with in terms of scares and entries in its saga.  Believe it or not there are 10 of these.  As a part […]