KINO: Wayne and Arthur in Lady Takes a Chance, Plus Doug Fairbanks in May -- 3 Day Special Price

Starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur, Kino has slated a May 15th street date for the romantic western comedy A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) on Blu-ray and DVD. We have a 3 day special price on this one!

Also coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 1st is the Douglas Fairbanks silent western drama The Half-Breed (1916).

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This before and after restoration comparison of Raw Deal (1948) shows just a glimpse of the work that was needed to bring this iconic film noir back to cinematic life.

Available in both a loaded Special Edition and, as of today, in the John Alton Film Noir Collection.

Universal Preps For Whom the Bell Tolls, Egg & I and More for Blu-ray in April

Universal has announced the release of four classic films on Blu-ray this April 17th including For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and The Egg and I (1947). 
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John Alton Film Noir Collection Ready to Ship

The John Alton Film Noir Collection is in the house and ready to ship! Snapshots of the case wrap and disc is below.

Street date is this Tuesday March 20th.

T-MEN (1947), RAW DEAL (1948) and HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948) in one set and for one low price!

FLICKER: German Silent The Ancient Law Arrives in June

Flicker Alley has announced the upcoming release of The Ancient Law (1923) on June 5th.

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Gunsmoke - Season 13, Invaders Repackage Coming from Paramount

Paramount has announced the upcoming release of Season 13 of Gunsmoke and a repackage of The Invaders into a complete series set.
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Another Man's Poison (1952) - "I'm Not Going, Janet"

Here's a clip from Another Man's Poison (1952), with Bette Davis and then-husband Gary Merrill.

If you haven't caught this one check it out on Blu or DVD. The restoration is tops!

In her first role since starring as Margo Channing in the Academy Award®-winning All About Eve (Best Picture, 1950), Bette Davis plays mystery writer Janet Frobisher, a cold and conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants -- and what she wants at the moment is her secretary’s fiancĂ© Larry (Anthony Steel).

But Janet’s plan hits a snag when her estranged husband shows up unannounced after attempting to rob a bank. Her husband’s partner in crime, George (played by real-life husband Gary Merrill), further complicates matters for Janet when he pays her a visit later the same day. Getting rid of one of them proved easy. The other, not so much.

Filmed in England and co-produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Another Man’s Poison presents the dynamic Bette Davis at her devious and beguiling best.

The Killer Is Loose Opening Scene

Here's a clip of the opening scene from our restoration of The Killer Is Loose (1956) which stars Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and the chilling Wendell Corey.

Detective Sam Wagner’s job is never easy. Even an average day proves stressful for him and his family. But this is no ordinary day for Wagner (Joseph Cotten) or his wife Lila (Rhonda Fleming).

After pegging a recent bank robbery as an inside job orchestrated by mild-mannered clerk Leon Poole (played by a bespectacled Wendell Corey), Wagner heads to the suspect’s apartment to make the arrest expecting him to be alone. Instead, Poole’s beloved wife is with him and caught in the crossfire of a shootout leaving her dead.

Sent to prison, and believing Wagner is responsible for his wife’s death, Poole is desperate for revenge. Escape and murder soon follow with the haunting Poole bent on taking away the woman Wagner loves. Will the detective and his men save her in time?

Helmed by the gritty Budd Boetticher, The Killer is Loose takes the director’s unique visual style away from the plains and into the world of suburbia for this taut and suspenseful thriller. Close your windows, lock your doors -- The Killer is Loose!

SHOUT: The Curse of the Cat People (Blu-ray) in June

Proving that Criterion isn't the only one with access to Warner's deep catalog, Shout! Factory has announced the upcoming release of The Curse of the Cat People (1944) on Blu-ray this June 12th. 

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CLASSICFLIX NOIR: Ruth Roman in Down 3 Dark Streets, 5 Steps to Danger in April

Ruth Roman stars in two 1950s film noir's coming from ClassicFlix on April 24th on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 1.85:1 original aspect ratio, Five Steps to Danger (1957) finds Roman on the run in a bit of noir-style, Cold War intrigue with noir favorite Sterling Hayden. First time on any home video format.

In Down Three Dark Streets (1954), Roman co-stars with Broderick Crawford and is supported by Martha Hyer and Marisa Pavan, among others, in this gripping and taut police procedural. First time on Blu-ray for Streets as well as its first time in its original aspect ratio of 1.75:1.

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Down Three Dark Streets

Five Steps to Danger