Tag Archive for 'Sidney Lumet'

Prince Of The City (Blu-ray Review)

Warner Archive Collection turns to the legendary Sidney Lumet this month for one of its titles. Prince of the City was a police corruption drama based on a book of the same name. It received an Academy Award nomination for its screenplay and launched the career of one Treat Williams. This new Blu-ray edition comes […]


Fail Safe – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Cold War period allowed many filmmakers to experiment with storytelling, filmmaking styles, and social commentary in their movies. Fail Safe is the sort of Cold War thriller that banked on cultural paranoia as much as it did skilled filmmaking and intense performances. The Criterion Collection has finally brought more justice to Sidney Lumet’s tense […]


‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 16, 2020!

Adapted directly from the play by Eugene O Neill (considered the Nobel laureate s magnum opus), Long Day’s Journey into Night is a four-act study of addiction and recrimination that the playwright claimed was written “in tears and blood”.  Taking place over a single, fateful day in the summer of 1912, the Tyrone family (modelled […]


Almodóvar, Lumet, Cukor & More Coming to The Criterion Collection January 2020

In January, the Criterion Collection will kick off the New Year with one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films: All About My Mother, the Spanish auteur’s Oscar-winning ode to maternal love and female fortitude. George Cukor’s effervescent romantic comedy Holiday, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in one of their most memorable pairings, will appear on Blu-ray for the […]


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 […]