Following the TV premiere and DVD/VOD releases, Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul arrives on Blu-ray for Casablanca‘s 81st anniversary. Blu-rays and DVDs usually get released on Tuesdays. However, this film is an exception to the rule because its November 26 Blu-ray release coincides with the 81st anniversary of Casablanca premiering at the Hollywood Theater in New York City in 1942. I spoke with director Gregory Orr earlier this year about updating the 1993 documentary–which…"Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul Gets Blu-ray for Casablanca Anniversary"
Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul, Gregory Orr’s documentary on his grandfather, gets the full 4K update as the film makes its TCM premiere. The film includes new footage and soundtrack. Say what you will about Jack Warner as a person and a producer but the Warner grandchildren know how to make a documentary. Orr preceded cousin Cass Sperling by over a decade with the original 1993 documentary. If you’re a fan of the studio,…"Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul Premieres On TCM"
Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man marks 60 years since the Oscar-winning film hit the big screen during the summer of 1962. When one looks back on 1962, it’s typically known as one of the greatest years in cinematic history. There’s no lie in this. In any other year, The Music Man might have won Best Picture. But when released up against the likes of Lawrence of Arabia, good luck with that. The film’s only Oscar…"The Music Man, Librarian, and 76 Trombones at 60"