The Boys of Summer Return: It Happens Every Spring & The Guru (1969)

New DVD Releases now available, Featuring It Happens Every Spring (1949), The Kid from Left Field (1953), Stanley and Livingstone (1939), and many more.

It Happens Every Spring (1949) Classic Baseball Movies The Kid from Left Field (1953): Classic Baseball Movies Stanley And Livingstone (1939) The Guru (1969) Starring  Michael York, Rita Tushingham
 It Happens Every Spring (1949)  The Kid from Left Field (1953)  Stanley and Livingstone (1939)  The Guru (1969)

It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Classic baseball farce starring Ray Milland as a college chemistry professor in search of enough money to enable him to propose to sweetheart Jean Peters. He invents a solution that repels wood and uses it to become a pitching phenomenon, striking out scores of batters with his unhittable “screwball.” Paul Douglas, Ed Begley, Alan Hale, Jr. co-star.

The Kid from Left Field (1953)
As a doormat baseball team struggles through its season, peanut vendor/washed-up big leaguer Dan Dailey starts feeding tips to the dugout through bat boy son Billy Chapin. Pretty soon, the team’s fortunes turn around…but can the surreptitious arrangement last when the owner installs the kid as manager? Anne Bancroft, Lloyd Bridges, Ray Collins, Richard Egan co-star.

Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
We presume you’ll enjoy this rousing (if fanciful) retelling of the treacherous 19th-century quest taken through uncharted Africa by journalist-adventurer Henry M. Stanley (Spencer Tracy) to track down seemingly disappeared physician/missionary David Livingstone (Cedric Hardwicke). Historical adventure co-stars Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Charles Coburn.

The Mystery Trooper (1931)
A rarely seen independent serial set in the Old West, where the feuding heirs to a gold mine find themselves put upon by a band of thieving rannies and get help from the titular hero. Robert Frazer, Buzz Barton star. AKA: “Trail Of The Royal Mounted.”

Luck: The Complete First Season (2012)
The producer of “Deadwood” rolled the dice on this complex, gripping series starring Dustin Hoffman as Chester “Ace” Bernstein, a recently paroled gambler looking to make a big score on California horse racing. Fresh out of prison, Bernstein forges an alliance with his intimidating chauffer Gus (Dennis Farina) and a trainer (John Ortiz) with a stained reputation–and prepares to make the bet of his life. Nick Nolte, Richard Kind, and Kerry Condon co-star.

Sparkle (2012)
Set in Detroit in the late 1960s, this stylish remake of the 1976 film follows Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo), and Dee (Tika Sumpter) Anderson, three sisters who form an all-girl music group against their mother’s (Whitney Houston, in her final film role) wishes. The girls achieve success, but Sister’s drug use threatens to end their careers and tear their family apart. With Derek Luke, Mike Epps. Includes the songs “Celebrate,” “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” and more.

The Guru (1969)
A rock star (Michael York) takes off from the pressures of his Swinging London lifestyle to study sitar with an Indian musician (Utpal Dutt), who reluctantly allows him to come along for a rendezvous with his own spiritual master (Nana Palsikar). Trenchant comedic take on the George Harrison/Ravi Shankar/Maharishi Yogi connection from Merchant/Ivory co-stars Rita Tushingham, Madhur Jaffrey, Saeed Jaffrey.

Lawless (2012)
During Prohibition, the Bondurant brothers–Jack (Shia LaBeouf) Howard (Jason Clark), and Forrest (Tom Hardy)–have managed to carve out their own moonshining empire in Virginia. Just as Jack aims to increase his holdings in the business, a corrupt lawman (Guy Pearce) from Chicago arrives to pressure the siblings for the customary bribe. Their refusal sets the stage for a bloody war in director John Hillcoat’s violent true crime drama. With Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain.

Step Up Revolution (2012)
After moving to Miami, aspiring dancer Emily (Kathryn McCormick) finds herself falling for Sean (Ryan Guzman), the charismatic leader of a dance crew that has been confounding the community with its synchronized flash-mobbing. Will the kids be able to make a stand against the developer (Peter Gallagher) who wants to gentrify their ‘hood, especially after it’s revealed he’s Emily’s dad? Fourth entry in the move-busting series co-stars Misha Gabriel, Cleopatra Coleman.

Hostage (1988)
Imprisoned for an attempt on the life of her abusive father–and aware he’ll be waiting for her when she gets out–a tormented young woman (Carrie Hamilton) breaks jail and goes on the run. She makes a hostage of a despondent recent widow (Carol Burnett), and the two take lessons from their forced flight together. Effective made-for-TV effort for the mother-daughter duo co-stars Annette Bening, Leon Russom.

Half Angel (1951)
Though happily engaged–presumably–to stuffy boyfriend John Ridgely, repressed nurse Loretta Young harbors an attraction to lawyer Joseph Cotten. Things get interesting when she starts to sleepwalk, and manifest a personality that’s a lot less shy about her desires. Split-uation comedy co-stars Cecil Kellaway, Jim Backus, Irene Ryan.

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