Burt Lancaster

The Professionals

July 13, 2005 // 0 Comments

This 1966 Western, directed by Richard Brooks, brings together some of the greatest genre stars of its time. Spearheaded by Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster in wonderfully charismatic performances that ooze of the chemistry between the two, the cast also [...]

Castle Keep

October 15, 2004 // 0 Comments

Towards the end of the World War II a squadron of American soldiers takes residence in a medieval castle in the Ardennes. The owner of the castle is hopeful the soldiers will defend the castle and its priceless art collection from destruction and the [...]

Judgment At Nuremberg

August 3, 2004 // 0 Comments

’Judgment At Nuremberg’ is a film about the war crime trials following World War II in which commanding NAZI officials were held accountable for the atrocities they committed during the Third Reich. Spencer Tracy plays the judge in charge of the [...]

The Osterman Weekend

March 19, 2004 // 0 Comments

’Bloody Sam’ Peckinpah’s final film is now available on DVD, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Having spared no expense, the studio has created a commemorative 2-disc edition for the film for all its fans, which is quite interesting, as ’The [...]

The Crimson Pirate

July 1, 2003 // 0 Comments

1952 was a grand year for fans of the Hollywood swashbuckler. ’Scaramouche, ’ ’The Master of Ballantrae, ’ and ’The Crimson Pirate, ’ all debuted on the silver screen and now Warner Brothers was released all three classic films on DVD. In [...]

Gunfight At The O.K. Corral

April 11, 2003 // 0 Comments

’Gunfight At The O.K. Corral’ is John Sturges’ classic retelling of the legendary shootout between Wyatt Earp and his men and Clanton gang in the city of Tombstone. It is one of those legendary events of the Wild West that is being retold over and [...]

The Killers

February 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

With their release of ’The Killers, ’ Criterion Collection truly went out all the way and dug up all three films that have been made from Ernest Hemingway’s story. The first is Robert Siodmak’s 1946 version starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner and [...]

The Train

May 26, 2000 // 0 Comments

Set during World War Two, ’The Train’ features a great deal of action courtesy of Burt Lancaster. As usual the star chose to do all of his own stunts allowing director John Frankenheimer a degree of flexibility in filming that really makes this movie [...]

Seven Days In May

May 24, 2000 // 0 Comments

Sandwiched between the paranoia classic ’The Manchurian Candidate’ and the Faustian shocker ’Seconds, ’ John Frankenheimer’s gripping political thriller ’Seven Days In May’ debuts on DVD with a spiffy looking transfer and a thoroughly [...]

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

December 20, 1998 // 0 Comments

“Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” features a great black & white transfer. There are no compression artifacts visible in the picture anywhere in the film and shadow details usually very good. Since the films makes use of a large number of very old [...]