David Niven

The Pink Panther

February 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of the new Steve Martin vehicle, "The Pink Panther 2, " MGM Home Entertainment is also presenting a little reminder that these films are actually based on a series of classic comedies that have yet to [...]

The Films of Michael Powell

February 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Powell is a filmmaker who, by all rights, should be as much of an established figure in the minds of cinema buffs as other famous English directors like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and Carol Reed. And yet, for years Powell's film work [...]

Around The World In 80 Days

February 3, 2005 // 0 Comments

I have always had a lot of affection for "Around the World in 80 Days", although I do recognize that the film could never be considered high art. Nowadays, modern audiences seem to have very little interest in this movie, but as far as I’m [...]

The Pink Panther Collection

May 21, 2004 // 0 Comments

Let’s start by setting the Wayback Machine to the early 1970’s. TWA released a series of commercials aimed at international travel. Directed by Stan Dragoti (who later guided George Hamilton as the funniest Dracula in 1979’s "Love at First [...]

Casino Royale

October 25, 2002 // 0 Comments

When it comes to the movies, everyone has their guilty pleasures. You know, those movies we’re ashamed to like but have no shame in admitting we like. For whatever reason – psychological baggage, wish fulfillment or just plain self-imposed ignorance [...]

Murder By Death

December 5, 2001 // 0 Comments

One of the most amusing murder mystery comedies has so far been sorely missing from DVD. Fortunately Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has taken heart and is now bringing "Murder By Death" to the digital video domain. Featuring an all-star [...]

Death On The Nile

February 22, 2001 // 0 Comments

Watching an Agatha Christie movie is like enjoying a cup of warm mulled wine on a rainy night. Even if viewed now as dusty relics, her mysteries spoke to the autocrat as well as the moralist demanding justice. 1978’s "Death on the Nile" was [...]

The Guns Of Navarone

May 23, 2000 // 0 Comments

"The Guns of Navarone" is widely hailed as one of the greatest adventure films of all time. And it’s no wonder, considering the wealth of talent that was involved in its production. Starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn; [...]

The Sea Wolves

December 9, 1999 // 0 Comments

Warner Home Video has just put out “The Sea Wolves”, a 1980 film starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, Roger Moore and Trevor Howard among other stars, and despite the lack of any extras, the disc at least contains an anamorphic widescreen version as [...]

The Pink Panther

March 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

In a single swoop MGM Home Entertainment have decided to release 4 parts of the "Pink Panther" comedy series on DVD. It is a series I have been looking forward to for quite a while because these films are some top-notch classic comedies with the [...]