Tag Archives: Warner Archives Collection

Movies Till Dawn: Tough Guys and Doberman Cops

“The Yakuza” (1975, Warner Archives) Ex-private eye Robert Mitchum is hired by Brian Keith to settle a beef with Japanese gangster Eiji Okada, whose displeasure over an arrangement gone wrong has led to the abduction of Keith’s daughter. Mitchum is … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The (Slightly) Softer Side of Peckinpah’s West

“Ride the High Country” (1962, Warner Archive Collection) A shipment of gold provides aging cowpokes Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott with more than just gainful employment: for McCrea, it will allow him to cap his life on a dignified note … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spring Cleaning Edition

“We Are X” (2016, Magnet) As an introduction to the glam-symphonic metal of X Japan, Stephen Kijak’s doc “We Are X” provides a primer on the veteran group’s highly theatrical music and stage presence – which plays as an amalgam … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology – Cops and Racers Edition

“Wacky Races” (1968, Warner Film Archives) Short-lived but well-loved animated series from Hanna-Barbera about an array of outlandish drivers locked in a cross-country race to claim the title of World’s Wackiest Racer. Conceived at the behest of Fred Silverman, VP … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Singing, All Dancing

“Dancing Lady” (1932, Warner Archives Collection) If you’ve been watching FX’s wonderful and addictive “Feud: Bette and Joan,” you’ve heard Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford gripe about clawing her way back to the top after being declared box office poison in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ’50s Violence

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955, Warner Film Archives) One-armed vet Spencer Tracy’s search for a Japanese-American farmer takes him to the titular California desert town, where de facto town boss Robert Ryan and his goons (Ernest Borgnine and Lee … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – Last Minute Gift Ideas for Eclectic Insomniacs (Oh S— I Forgot Edition)

“BrainDead Season 1” (Paramount) pleased a lot of critics but very few Nielsen families, so unfortunately, this Season 1 set comprises the complete series run. Too bad, since this series from Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”), about a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – High Tension for the Holidays

“Don’t Breathe” (2016, Sony) What seems at first like the simplest of robberies – the theft of insurance money hidden in the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) – proves far more complicated for a trio of young and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Digital Comfort Food (Postprandial Holiday Fare Edition)

“The Late Show” (1977, Warner Archives Collection) When aging private eye Art Carney’s partner (Howard Duff) turns up on his doorstep with a bullet in his chest, he decides to take up the shamus business again – despite his bad … Continue reading

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