Tag Archives: Second Run DVD

Movies Till Dawn: Out of the Past

“Jaws” (1975, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) The unlikely trio of police chief Roy Scheider, shaggy oceanographer Richard Dreyfuss and grizzled shark hunter Robert Shaw are tasked with dispatching the 25-foot Great White preying on summer crowds on an East Coast … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Other Realities

“Valerie and her Week of Wonders” (1970, Second Run DVD) With the onset of her first period, certain notions (or hallucinations) are revealed to young Czech Valerie (Jaroslava Schallerova), including the possibility that the young man she fancies may be … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sunday Morning Screenings

“A Little Romance” (1979, Warner Film Archives) Smart American pre-teen Diane Lane falls for savvy French street kid and movie buff Thelonious Bernard in Paris, and plan to enshrine their love with a kiss under the Bridge of Sighs in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Big Trouble

“Big Trouble in Little China” (1988, Shout! Factory) Trucker Kurt Russell discovers that his big-mouth-and-big-gun approach might not help pal Dennis Dun reclaim his fiancĂ©e (Suzee Pai) from an ancient Chinese sorcerer (James Hong) living under the streets of San … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019 (Noirvember Edition)

“The Set-Up” (1949, Warner Archives Collection) Hoping for a comeback, worn-out fighter Robert Ryan accepts a match against a younger, tougher opponent (pro boxer Hal Fieberling), unaware that his manager (George Tobias) has assured local hood Alan Baxter that Ryan … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Wide World of Thrills and Chills Edition

“Princess Mononoke Collector’s Edition” (1997, Shout! Factory/GKIDS) A tribal prince in feudal Japan is inflicted with a curse after an attack by a woodland god corrupted by an iron ball in its body. To lift the curse, he travels to … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Back in Black (and White)

“The Man Who Cheated Himself” (1950, Flicker Alley) Rookie detective John Dall (“Gun Crazy“) investigates the killing of Harlan Warde, husband to socialite Jane Wyatt, who committed the murder with the help of her lover: Dall’s older brother and fellow … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Special Beast Rubbish Edition

“Beast” (2018, Lionsgate) Smothered under the emotional rubble of her dysfunctional family and troubled past, Moll (Jessie Buckley) finds what seems like salvation in rough-hewn but ruggedly handsome Pascal (Johnny Flynn); so great is her need to escape that she … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Short and Sweet Virginia Edition)

“Phantom Thread” (2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Confoundingly plotted but beautiful to view, this Oscar-nominated drama from Paul Thomas Anderson concerns a love quadrangle of sorts, between a brilliant, obsessive fashion designer (Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis), his devotion to his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (24 Hour Vampire Mission Edition)

“subUrbia” (1996, Warner Archives Collection) Richard Linklater and Eric Bogosian transpose the setting of Bogosian’s play from a convenience store parking lot in Massachusetts to one in Texas, but keep its core premise, with a cross-section of disaffected high school … Continue reading

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