Netflix, Inc.

Turner Classic Movies
Cary Grant, Taylor & Burton, Bogie & Bacall Collections

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (WBHE) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are adding three new collections to their TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends line, which spotlights Hollywood's greatest legends. Available December 2, the newest additions are Cary Grant Vol. 2, Taylor & Burton and Bogie & Bacall.  Each collection features four classic films and is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP.

To build further momentum for these titles, WBHE has set the street date for the collections to coincide with the airing of one film from each collection on TCM. Additional promotional support will include on-air promotional spots on TCM and print advertising in TCM's Now Playing guide
Warner Archive New Blu-Ray and June DVDS

NEW TO BLU-RAY from Warner Archive Collection June 2015 Releases Are The Sunshine Boys (1975) starring Walter Matthau and George Burns: and three Swinging Sixties Comedies; Quick, Before It Melts (1964) starring Robert Morse, George Maharis, and Yvonne Craig; Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding! (1967) starring Sandra Dee, Bill Bixby, Dwayne Hickman and Celeste Holm, and Three Bites Of The Apple (1967) starring David McCallum, Harvey Korman and Tammy Grimes.

 Now on  Blu-ray

The Sunshine Boys (1975)

sunshine_boys240.jpgLauded as one of the greatest Neil Simon adaptations of all time, Walter Matthau and George Burns play feuding vaudevillians re-teaming for a TV special - if they can only survive rehearsals. The Sunshine Boys not only sealed Matthau's status as one of cinema's supreme talents (and interpreter of Simon), but ignited one of the most remarkable "third act" careers in performance history with Burns stepping in at the last minute to replace the sadly, suddenly departed Jack Benny - his first feature film appearance in 36 years. For his work Matthau was lauded with a 1975 Best Actor Golden Globe® Award and an Oscar® nomination for the role of cantankerous Willy Clark. And as Al Lewis, George Burns was a surprise Best Supporting Actor Oscar®-winner and his movie career was relaunched like never before. Also winner of Golden Globes® for Best Comedy/Musical and for Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin, The Sunshine Boys is comic perfection from masters of the art.


Bonus features include:

Full-length feature commentary by Richard Benjamin;

Make-up tests (silent) with Walter Matthau and Jack Benny (SD);

Phil Silvers screen test (SD);

The Lion Roars Again 1975

MGM promotional film featuring sequence with cast members (SD);

Theatrical Trailer (SD).

16x9 Widescreen


Broadway Melody of 1940

broadwaymelody_1940-movie-poster.jpgBroadway Melody of 1940 saw the curtain close on one of MGM’s most famed musical series. Not that audiences of the time were left starving for cinematic song-and-dance, but the franchise was among the studio’s earliest and hugest success stories. The original 1929 flick was MGM’s first-ever musical and recipient of the second Best Picture Academy Award, igniting a string of loosely-connected (to put it generously) follow-ups that focused on bright-eyed show business hopefuls. And yet Broadway Melody of 1940 -- featuring Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell at the top of their game -- saved the best for last in a multitude of ways. Its story and score may not strike one as especially different from other tuneful spectacles of the era, but its charm and fancy footwork are undoubtedly a cut above the competition, resulting in a whimsical work that shows masters of their craft at their very best.


Hellcats of the Navy



Do you watch more Classic DVDs than newer films on DVD?

Who's Online

alliance of women film journalists
© 2015 Classic Movie Guide
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.