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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


Diamonds Are Forever, 1971

diamonds-are-forever-movie-poster-624x468.jpg1971's Diamonds Are Forever transfers James Bond to so appropriate a setting, one wonders why the super-spy franchise's handlers hadn't thought of it sooner. After having spent six movies gallivanting across the globe in search of pleasure and bad guys to foil, 007 was at last granted a mission that brings him to America's premiere playboy playground, Las Vegas. Bond is made to feel right at home amidst Sin City's gals, glitz, and gunfire, and with a touch of the campiness that would come to define Roger Moore's upcoming tenure in the role, the film gives series star Sean Connery an all-around satisfying send-off. Some fans might beg to differ, citing the movie's sillier touches, poor quips, and feckless love interest as reasons enough to write it off. But Diamonds Are Forever -- also featuring Jill St. John and Charles Gray -- remains entertaining despite such shortcomings, its cheesiness made easier to accept by the grace of Connery's inherent cool.


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