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  • What to Watch: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘The King of Comedy,’ ‘Performance,’ and more Published 3/26/2014 at 9:56 a.m. 0 comments

    In this week's 'What to Watch,' John Beifuss updates his 2013 year-end rankings re:'The Wolf of Wall Street' and dispenses four stars to a handful of revived masterpieces

  • thebloodshoteye.com: Producer discusses 'Avatar'; movie on DVD today Published 4/27/2010 at 3:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Director James Cameron's "Avatar" -- still hanging around Memphis on one (non-3D) screen at the reduced-admission Bartlett Cinema 10, four-and-a-half months after its theatrical release -- arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today (April 28) as the biggest money-maker of all ...

  • New on DVD: 'One Step Beyond: The Official First Season' Published 11/2/2009 at 5:17 p.m. 0 comments

    From movie critic John Beifuss' blog thebloodshoteye.com: You've heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Now, for the fourth straight year, The Bloodshot Eye counts down the Thirteen Days of Halloween with reviews of recently released All Hallow's Eve-appropriate DVDs, ...

  • DVD Nation: Menacing mama role in 'Friday the 13th' pays off Published 2/10/2009 at 12:28 p.m. 0 comments

    As a game-show celebrity in the 1960s, actress Betsy Palmer, now 82, was famous for using her head. Today, she's better known for losing her head. Although the "Friday the 13th" franchise is remembered primarily as a showcase for the ...

  • DVD Nation: Sidney Poitier's success was as astonishing as Obama's Published 2/3/2009 at 2:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president was an event of historic importance that still amazes. Did Sidney Poitier — the focus of a new DVD box set from Warner Home Video — help pave the ...

  • New "Little Rascals" DVD set offers double-edged sword content Published 12/16/2008 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s perhaps not surprising that Memphis — a city of haves and have-nots with a sometimes enviable, often deplorable history of race relations — was a top market in the 1950s and ’60s for “The Little Rascals,” as 80 of ...

  • If you find gore a chore, check out classic horror DVDs Published 10/29/2008 at 1:02 p.m. 0 comments

    For movie theater patrons, Halloween in the 21st century typically means another “Saw” sequel, filled with images of gore, torture and sadism. Or, as Julius Caesar said last week, after the premiere of “Saw V”: Veni, vidi, vomit. Home viewers ...

  • The Bloodshot Eye: Countdown to Halloween Published 10/22/2008 at 11:49 a.m. 0 comments

    You’ve heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Now, for the third straight year, The Bloodshot Eye counts down the Thirteen Days of Halloween with reviews of recently released All Hallow’s Eve-appropriate DVDs, each day through Oct. 31. In the ...

  • The (mostly) Southern cinema of David Gordon Green Published 9/16/2008 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments

    Born in Little Rock, raised in Texas, film-schooled in North Carolina and now based in New Orleans, David Gordon Green proved he could be more than a critic’s darling, an authentic voice of the South and an heir to the ...

  • Every day is Hammer time for actor Fred Williamson Published 7/29/2008 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments

    When you call Fred “The Hammer” Williamson on his cell phone, if you’re lucky, he won’t answer. Because if he doesn’t answer, you’ll get to hear a phone message that is (a) kind of awe-inspiring, and (b) a reality check ...

  • New "Mummy" opens Friday, but no wrap yet on old "Mummy" Published 7/28/2008 at 12:26 p.m. 0 comments

    From a whisper to a scream: The most famous sequence in the 1932 version of “The Mummy” — resurrected in a two-disc “Special Edition” DVD this month, to coincide with Friday’s release of the big-budget adventure epic “The Mummy: Tomb ...

  • 3D movies: OH, NO!! They're back! Published 7/9/2008 at 5:49 p.m. 0 comments

    “It Came from the 50s” could be the headline over this article. Another might be “The Thing That Wouldn’t Die.”In other words, 3D cinema — the “stereoscopic” process that become something of a punchline after being associated with such 1950s ...

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