Articles by Michael Pflug

The Magnificent Seven

May 17, 2001 // 0 Comments

I never thought I’d see the day that "The Magnificent Seven" would arrive on DVD as a full-blown special edition sporting a decent transfer and both newly remixed 5.1 and original mono soundtracks. All of this priced to move at $19.95. Life is [...]


May 16, 2001 // 0 Comments

There’s no denying that director Spike Lee can make a thought-provoking, polarizing film. Unfortunately, his outspoken nature tends to color the public perception of his work and his latest effort, "Bamboozled," is yet another in a long line [...]

Shadow Of The Vampire

May 14, 2001 // 0 Comments

Only a few defining images from the silent film era still remain as a part of our collective consciousness — Charlie Chaplin’s ambling gait, Harold Lloyd dangling from a clock tower, the robot Maria from "Metropolis," and, of course, [...]

Horatio Hornblower: The Adventure Continues

May 9, 2001 // 0 Comments

Back in the golden age of Hollywood nothing spelled certain box office success like a rip-roaring swashbuckler. Crowds thrilled to the derring-do of Errol Flynn and Tyrone Powers as they sailed and slashed their way across the Caribbean — [...]


April 25, 2001 // 0 Comments

The mid-1950s sure was a bad time for Hollywood. The House Un-American Activities Committee seemed hell-bent on purging the entertainment industry of every last independent voice by labeling those who refused to cooperate with their communist witch hunt [...]

Space Cowboys

April 24, 2001 // 0 Comments

I’ll admit right up front that I’m a bit of a space junkie. Books, movies, GI Joe Mercury 7 astronaut action figures — you name it — if it has to do with the space program I’m all over it. And, while I appreciate the attempts to be [...]


April 18, 2001 // 0 Comments

When ’Walking With Dinosaurs’ first aired in the U.S. last April on the Discovery Channel — and appeared in a simultaneous DVD release — it created something of a stir and stole the thunder from another CGI dinosaur fest that was just [...]

Men Of Honor

April 17, 2001 // 0 Comments

It’s becoming clearer to me that constructing a successful theatrical trailer is a real art — and a dying one at that. Too often these two minute snapshots either reveal every last plot point in a movie or focus so much on the stars that the story [...]

The Legend of Drunken Master

April 10, 2001 // 0 Comments

"The Legend of Drunken Master" was released theatrically in the U.S. in October 2000 by Disney-owned Dimension Films. The original title of what is arguably Jackie Chan’s finest film is "Drunken Master 2" and it was a smash hit in [...]

The Brylcreem Boys

April 2, 2001 // 0 Comments

As a world war raged in 1939, the young Republic of Ireland decided to remain neutral. To preserve this status, any German or Allied combatants who wound up in Ireland were interred in POW camps until the end of hostilities. ’The Brylcreem Boys’ is [...]
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