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Season Two (1956)
Episodes include “Funny Ladies,” “Primetime Soaps,” “Superheroes,” and “Miniseries.” Features appearances by Mary Tyler Moore, Joan Rivers, Larry Hagman, Donna Mills, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, LeVar Burton, Ed Asner, and more. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer.
Thirty-two episodes from the second season are featured in a five-disc set.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Cecil B. DeMille’s spectacular retelling of the Old Testament tale of romance and betrayal stars Victor Mature as the long-haired, lion-wrestling Israelite strongman and Hedy Lamarr as the scheming temptress who woos him, then delivers him into captivity at the hands of the Philistines. With George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilcoxon, Russ Tamblyn.
The Blob (Criterion Collection) (1958)
Steve McQueen’s first leading role was as a teenager who, along with his girlfriend (Aneta Corsaut), tries to stop an ever-growing, gelatinous outer space creature from swallowing people whole and running amok in their small town. Classic low-budget sci-fi shocker was shot in Downingtown and Phoenixville, Pa.; bossa nova-flavored theme song by Burt Bacharach and Mack David.
Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton may have bid farewell to showbiz over the course of several farewell specials…but you’ll never have to say goodbye to Red’s riotous brand of comedy with this collection of vintage programs. “Freddie the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner” (1981) includes appearances by Imogene Coca and Vincent Price; “More Funny Faces” (1983) finds Red and mime Marcel Marceau teaming for some unforgettable laughs; “Funny Faces III” (1984) features Red in multiple character sketches; and “A Royal Command Performance” (1984) provides jolly fun as Skelton takes the stage of the Royal Albert Hall.
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Fritz Lang’s moody espionage thriller, based on a Graham Greene novel, stars Ray Milland as a just-released mental patient in World War II England who wins a cake at a village fair and discovers that his prize has made him the target of a Nazi spy ring. Dan Duryea, Marjorie Reynolds, and Alan Napier also star in this knockout noir.
“Forget about your cares, it is time to relax” at “Petticoat Junction” once again, thanks to this 50th anniversary salute to the beloved 1963-70 sitcom. Along with the documentary “The History of Hooterville,” you’ll also see vintage behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast members, promotional spots, and much more.
You’re on “Candid Camera”! Well, maybe you aren’t, but you’ll feel those unforgettably awkward and hilarious moments all the same once again as Allen Funt, Durward Kirby, Garry Moore, Carol Burnett, and other stars appear in 15 of the renowned hidden camera program’s most memorable setups.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (25th Anniversary Edition)
The mind-blowing, Oscar-winning blend of Raymond Chandler and Tex Avery stars Bob Hoskins as a seedy private eye in a ’40s Hollywood populated by humans and animated “toons” who must clear cartoon star Roger Rabbit of a murder charge. With Christopher Lloyd, and the voices of Charles Fleischer and Kathleen Turner; cameos by Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, and others.