Peter Ustinov

Muppet Treasure Island / The Great Muppet Caper

December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

As the Muppets discover all sorts of materials for their feature films, in 1996 they made their mark on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate novel "Treasure Island." "Muppet Treasure Island" is an adaptation of the book, [...]

Quo Vadis

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Quo Vadis (1951) Warner Home Video It had taken an eternity for the 1951 sandal epic "Quo Vadis" to make its appearance on DVD, as the film required extensive restoration. With the restoration complete and a DVD version already available for a [...]

Quo Vadis

October 27, 2008 // 0 Comments

To me, "Quo Vadis" has been one of the most anticipated epics to come to DVD. Since the first days of DVD I had hoped for this film to surface, but to no avail. Studio representatives told me that the reason for this film to never make a DVD [...]


November 8, 2006 // 0 Comments

Stanley Kubrick's story of a slave uprising in ancient Rome won four Academy Awards in 1960 and is still a marvelous sweeping epic that remains absolutely timeless. And yet, the film has been treated like an ugly duckling by Universal so far, never [...]


November 1, 2004 // 0 Comments

With the European production ’Luther’ the filmmakers tried to bring history to life and tell the story of Martin Luther, one of the key reformers of Christianity in the 1500s. What started with disdain for the exploitation of its followers, Martin [...]


January 14, 2002 // 0 Comments

’Topkapi’ is a 1964 heist film from director Jules Dassin, whose earlier ’Rififi’ is widely hailed as a classic of the genre. While ’Rififi’ is a very dark and serious film, ’Topkapi’ is much more light-hearted and comical in nature and [...]

The Great Muppet Caper

June 29, 2001 // 0 Comments

Another Muppet movie has finally made its DVD debut through Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, adding to the growing library of great Muppet feature films. ’The Great Muppet Caper’ is the latest entry, colorful, fun-filled and exciting as ever. It [...]

Evil Under The Sun

March 6, 2001 // 0 Comments

In 1982’s ’Evil Under The Sun, ’ arguably the best of the Agatha Christie book-to-film transformations, Peter Ustinov once again dons the handlebar moustache and fussy virtuosity of Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot. At an exclusive island resort, [...]

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 [...]