The Court Jester Gets Blu-ray for 65th Anniversary

The Court Jester, the 1956 musical starring Danny Kaye, recently arrived on Blu-ray for the first time through the Paramount Presents line. Writing in his Classic Movies Guide, film critic/historian Leonard Maltin refers to the musical comedy as “one of the best comedies ever made.” In the 1950s, every studio was doing what they could to compete with the rise of television.  For Paramount, this meant releasing films in the superior VistaVision format.  Here is…

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: Bah Humbug

After an 18 year gap, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch gets its first animated big-screen adaptation of the 1957 classic book without much to enjoy. Because the story is one that airs as a television special every year, I’m not going to discuss much of the plot.  The biggest difference from the book appears to be the larger role for Cindy-Lou Who (Cameron Seely).  This goes back to the Ron Howard-directed film in 2000.  With regards to the…

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