Classics ahoy! There’s some recent releases making their debuts, but for the most part this week’s new releases belong to yesteryear favorites. But you don’t need a time machine to enjoy these gems, just a working DVD player! So let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see what golden oldies and modern wonders are now available for you to view at home!
Now married and the father of twins, neurotic nurse Ben Stiller has finally won over father-in-law Robert De Niro. Or has he? As De Niro gears up to appoint a new family patriarch to succeed him, Stiller will have to demonstrate that he’s worthy of the job by becoming financially stable, getting his kids into a good school, and proving that he’s not having an affair with sexy pharmaceutical rep Jessica Alba. Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand also star in the riotous third entry in the comedy series.
William Holden turns in one of the most sterling performances of his career in this rowdy yet poignant film from writer/director Blake Edwards. Holden is an aging cattle rustler fed up with his lot in life who decides to team with rambunctious cowpoke Ryan O’Neal to rob a bank. Soon, their lives become endangered when they run afoul of their boss (Karl Malden). Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker co-star.
Five-disc set features Tim Holt in 10 B-westerns. Captain must contend with a rebel gang and a corrupt government in “The Renegade Ranger” (1938). Rita Hayworth co-stars; Holt is an outlaw hassling notorious liar Harry Carey in “The Law West of Tombstone” (1938); an undercover Holt tries to con a culprit into crossing border for arrest in “Along the Rio Grande” (1941); love gets in the way of robbing banks in “The Bandit Trail” (1941); Holt is framed for murder in “Robbers of the Range” (1941); Holt investigates a counterfeiting ring in “Dude Cowboy” (1941). With Marjorie Reynolds; “Come on Danger” (1942) has Holt trying to protect a female outlaw; Holt must bring killers to justice in “Bandit Ranger” (1942); an evil vigilante tries to control land in “Pirates of the Prairie” (1942); and “Fighting Frontier” (1942) finds Holt in trouble after infiltrating robbers.
Transported to Narnia through a magical painting, Pevensie siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), along with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), accompany King Caspian (Ben Barnes) and the brave mouse Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) aboard the sailing ship the Dawn Treader for a daring quest to find seven banished lords. The third entry in the exciting fantasy film series based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved books also stars Liam Neeson as the voice of the mighty lion.
Burt Lancaster stars as an American who’s tortured and nearly killed in South Africa by a mining company official (Paul Henreid) who wants the location of a stash of diamonds he found in the desert. Lancaster refuses to talk and returns to the region two years later to claim the ice. But this time he’ll have to contend with a gorgeous nightclub singer (Corinne Calvet) recruited by the local diamond syndicate boss (Claude Rains) to seduce and double-cross him. Peter Lorre also stars in this taut action yarn.
Outrageous comedy based on a true story stars Jim Carrey as Steven, a family man who, after a car crash, admits he’s gay. Moving in with his new lover, he begins committing money-related crimes to finance a lavish lifestyle and soon winds up in prison. Once there he falls for new cellmate Phillip (Ewan McGregor) and proceeds to use his con artist skills to plan the perfect life with him-breaking plenty of laws along the way. With Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro.
Based on the hit book and film, this NBC drama is set in Dillon, Texas, where newly hired high school football coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) finds his job of guiding the top-seated Dillon High Panthers to victory after victory carries the added pressure of keeping up the small town’s morale. Connie Britton, Gaius Charles, Minka Kelly also star. All 13 episodes from season five-including “Expectations,” “Kingdom,” “Perfect Record,” “Don’t Go,” and the final episode “Always”-are featured in a three-disc set.
Kevin Spacey delivers a powerful performance as infamous Washington, D.C., power player and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Joined by his protege, Abramoff begins a tireless effort to promote the Indian gambling industry. But after the men enlist the help of a clueless business partner, their scheming results in greed, scandal, and murder. Darkly comedic biopic co-stars Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Kelly Preston, Ruth Marshall.
Declaring “you don’t need a title to make a difference,” Alaska’s ex-governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin went rogue again, diverting her path from the campaign trail to the airwaves as a reality TV star! Join Sarah “Barracuda” and her colorful, controversial clan as they survey the majestic wilderness of their home state. Will fans enjoy hunting, fishing, and hiking with the Palins? You betcha! All nine episodes of the series-including “Mama Grizzly,” “She’s a Great Shot,” “Logging,” “Gold Mining and Oil,” and “Follow Me There”-are presented in a two-disc set.
Rousing adventure stars Gregory Peck as a 1850s seal hunter enlisted by Russian countess Ann Blyth to take her to Alaska so she can flee her impending marriage to a Russian diplomat. When Blyth is abducted before the journey begins, Peck and rival Anthony Quinn race to save her, betting their bounty and their ships on the outcome. Sig Ruman, John McIntire co-star; directed by Raoul Walsh.
A man’s fall to his death from a Manhattan skyscraper sets off a chain of events that seem to revolve around amnesiac accountant Gregory Peck, and that draw him and love interest Diane Baker into a dangerous global conspiracy. Director Edward Dmytryk ‘s fast-paced suspenser also stars Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy, George Kennedy.
Gregory Peck stars in this acclaimed comedy-drama as a WWII Army psychiatrist stationed at an Arizona hospital. Aided by corporal Tony Curtis and nurse Angie Dickinson, Peck attempts to treat his traumatized and battle-fatigued charges. Supporting cast includes Bobby Darin, Robert Duvall, James Gregory, Larry Storch.
Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren star in this James Bondian adventure, as a language professor hired to decipher a secret code must outwit paid assassins in an attempt to save the life of an Middle Eastern prime minister. With Alan Badel; Stanley Donen directs.
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