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February 2015


Articles From Chaz Lipp in February
Friday Feb 27, 2015 45:00 PM ET
Tatsuya Nakadai stars as an insane samurai in director Kihachi Okamoto's savagely violent 1966 film. Criterion's new Blu-ray edition features an outstanding film historian commentary track.
Friday Feb 27, 2015 35:00 PM ET
It has already been ten years since Tim Burton and Johnny Depp took on the Roald Dahl classic, putting their own spin that differed greatly from the Gene Wilder-starring 1971 original.
Monday Feb 23, 2015 05:00 PM ET
A feature-length documentary about the life of the late, great comedian Richard Pryor. At 83 minutes, it's a little slim but it's a good "Pryor 101" for anyone not already well-acquainted with his career.
Monday Feb 23, 2015 55:00 PM ET
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve James memorialized the life of Roger Ebert with this extraordinarily moving and inspirational film. Definitely keep a box of tissue nearby.
Sunday Feb 22, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Based on the erotic novel by Zane, this thriller about a female sex addict stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, and William Levy.
Sunday Feb 22, 2015 35:00 AM ET
Francois Truffaut's 1968 film The Bride Wore Black is accompanied by a bonus audio CD featuring 79-minutes of interview content with composer Bernard Herrmann, who scored this film.
Friday Feb 20, 2015 05:00 PM ET
This 1974 biopic, nominated for six Academy Awards, is one of the sometimes forgotten great films of its era. Dustin Hoffman is mesmerizing as groundbreaking stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 55:00 PM ET
The 1975 comedy finally looks great on a home video format, thanks to Twilight Time's high definition presentation. Only 3,000 copies are available, exclusively through Screen Archives.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The boys are back and this time they're ready to be their own bosses. They've formed Nick Kurt Dale Inc. (don't say the name too fast) to market their "Shower Buddy" gadget, but of course things go wrong.
Thursday Feb 19, 2015 30:00 AM ET
What's a "laggie?" Someone who's lagging behind in life. In this case, it's Keira Knightley - a 20something with cold feet on the eve of her wedding to her longtime boyfriend.
Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 15:00 PM ET
It's been two decades since the release of the Farrelly brothers' original. Is the sequel worth the wait? One thing's for sure, it's a whole lot better than the Dumb and Dumberer prequel.
Monday Feb 16, 2015 15:00 PM ET
The Disney animation department melds with Marvel Comics for this sci-fi adventure, which is nominated for an Oscar (Best Animated Feature). Includes the Oscar-nominated animated short, Feast.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 50:00 PM ET
Who hasn't fantasized about jumping into their favorite movie to get away from real life? Woody Allen's classic imagines the reverse: a movie character steps off the screen into the real world.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 40:00 PM ET
Released the same year as Platoon (1986), this film marks Oliver Stone's arrival as a director even. James Woods is electric in an Oscar-nominated role as journalist Richard Boyle.
Thursday Feb 12, 2015 35:00 PM ET
The third part of director Oliver Stone's "Vietnam Trilogy" arrives on Blu-ray. This is the often harrowing journey of Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs served as the basis for Stone's screenplay.
Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 15:00 PM ET
A powerful debut film by writer-director Jon Stewart about journalist Maziar Bahari's imprisonment during the 2009 Iranian elections.
Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 55:00 PM ET
What are the emotional and scientific reasons behind an individual's personal happiness? Simon Pegg stars as psychiatrist Hector, who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to discover the answer to that question.
Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 55:00 AM ET
The 1961 animated classic helped save Disney's animation division with its groundbreaking, cost-cutting techniques. The handsome new Diamond Edition boasts an array of new special features.
Sunday Feb 8, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Set during World War II after the fall of Mussolini, this generally lighthearted effort from director Stanley Kramer boasts a great central performance by Anthony Quinn.
Sunday Feb 8, 2015 15:00 AM ET
Dirty Harry director Don Siegel draws a strong performance from Elvis Presley in this 1960 Western. Not much music, but it does explore serious thematic territory.
Saturday Feb 7, 2015 45:00 PM ET
The 1985 vampire classic remains scary and funny even 30 years after its original release. Twilight Time's new anniversary edition packs a ton of great extras.
Thursday Feb 5, 2015 45:00 PM ET
The demonic board game presents of host of problems for a group of young adults after their friend is driven to suicide. It's pretty much an 89-minute yawn.
Monday Feb 2, 2015 25:00 PM ET
Following last year's release of The Wonder Years: The Complete Series, StarVista/Time Life are issuing individual season DVD sets.
Monday Feb 2, 2015 00:00 PM ET
The sixth and final season of the beloved sitcom arrives on DVD. A single-disc fourth season sampler, with sixth favorites hand-picked by Vicki Lawrence, is also available.

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