Category Archives: Videos

Lonesome: Video Reviews

Criterion has received universal praise for its release of the DVD with a triple-play of Universal features helmed by Paul Fejös from the late 1920s. The first movie is the hourlong silent romance Lonesome (1928), included on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Mario Lanza: Video Reviews

Warner Home Video has released a pair of Mario Lanza films (his final two) on DVD for the first time. The first is the 1957 United Artist musical Seven Hills of Rome (aka Arrivederci Roma), Mario Lanza’s penultimate film. The … Continue reading

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The Mikado: Video Reviews

The TV cast audio recording of NBC’s Bell Telephone Hour production of The Mikado has been available since 1960, but this new DVD marks the first time the video recording has been available. For the record, the creative team includes … Continue reading

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Love Never Dies: Video Reviews

Universal has released the video of Love Never Dies to mixed reviews. Filmed live in Melbourne, Australia, last September, the creative team includes Andrew Lloyd Webber (book and music), Glenn Slater (book and lyrics), Ben Elton (book), Charles Hart (additional … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life: Video Reviews

Last week, Entertainment One released the DVD of the recent feature documentary Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. Reviews have been mostly positive. The creative team includes Dori Berinstein (co-writer, director), Adam Zucker (co-writer). Those interviewed include Channing, husband Harry Kullijian, … Continue reading

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Rhapsody in Blue: Video Reviews

The 1945 biopic of George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, was released on DVD this month and received generally favorable reviews. The creative team includes Howard Koch and Elliot Paul (screenplay), Irving Rapper (director), Fred M. MacLean (sets), Milo Anderson (costumes), … Continue reading

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