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Topic: shout! factory

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days / Death Hunt

Nothing in common, but both above average


Action

Rod Lott
Besides being distributed theatrically by 20th Century Fox, what do the feature films “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days” and “Death Hunt” have to do with one another?
 
Friday, January 21, 2011

The Bob Hope Collection: Volume 2

Six reminders that Bob Hope was actually funny.


Comedy

Rod Lott
To be brutally honest, I used to view Bob Hope as the antithesis of comedy.
 
Monday, April 25, 2011

The Ron Howard Action Pack

The fast, the furious and the funny


Action

Rod Lott
Before he was Oscar bait, fresh-faced former Okie Ron Howard was a child actor with directorial dreams.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Giant Robot Action Pack

Giant, fighting robots. What, were you expecting something else?


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
While neither film in the “Giant Robot Action Pack” is technically good, I’d rather watch either of them for 24 hours straight — wait, make that 48 — than sit through a single viewing of any of the “Transformers” franchise.
 
Friday, May 27, 2011

Gordon’s War / Off Limits

At this price, one outta two ain’t bad


Action

Rod Lott
What do 1973’s “Gordon’s War” and 1988’s “Off Limits” have to do with one another?
 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.

Not for kids, as those curves attest


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Jessica Drew — aka Spider-Woman — is having a crisis of faith when “Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.” opens.
 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rio Conchos / Take a Hard Ride

Saddle up for two Westerns for the price of one


Western

Rod Lott
Two otherwise unrelated Westerns from 20th Century Fox bump spurs on a two-for-one entry in Shout! Factory’s new “Wild West Collection.”
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oblivion

Cowboys and aliens, minus about $97,500,000.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
So many reasons exist to see “Oblivion,” a 1994 genre mishmash now seeing a long-overdue release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Here’s why:
 
Thursday, July 7, 2011

By Crom, it's crazy!

‘Conan’ cartoons coming to DVD

Those of you awaiting the “Conan the Barbarian” 3-D remake hitting theaters on Aug. 19, satisfy your hunger for swords and sorcery until then with Shout! Factory’s DVD release of “Conan the Adventurer: Season One,” streeting July 26.

It’s two discs of the 1982 cartoon series. I wasn’t even aware there was a cartoon series. We’ll have a review soon. In the meantime, feast on these three clips. —Rod Lott






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Women in Cages Collection / Women in Prison Triple Feature

Six times the exploitation!


Action

Rod Lott
How many women-in-prison movies are too many? I don't know; I haven't reached that number yet, even after marathoning through two separate three-films-on-two-discs collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature."
 
Monday, July 18, 2011
 
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