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Pre-Code Hollywood Collection

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 6:00 AM
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Cheers to Universal for releasing six rarely-seen Paramount titles of the 1930s that haven’t been on home video before, in exquisite transfers from the original negatives. In years past I’ve seen most of these in museum or archive showings, often in 16mm, and they’ve never looked so good.

The Lost & Found RKO Collection

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 4:51 AM
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (diamond edition)

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 8:31 AM
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I find as I get older I appreciate Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs more and more. Part of this is intellectual; I marvel at what Walt Disney and his team of artists accomplished, with no one to guide them into uncharted territory except Walt’s amazing instincts for...

Julie & Julia

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 12:06 AM
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Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 10, 2009 5:52 AM
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It’s a pleasure to report that everything about the new DVD release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio is first-class. That includes the breathtaking restoration and the bonus features that fill a second disc. (I can’t review the commentary track because I’m on it, along with animator Eric Goldberg and Disney historian JB Kaufman, but I can tell you...

Gasoline Alley and Friends

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 10, 2009 5:49 AM
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 8, 2009 1:24 AM
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The Sign Of The Z — On DVD

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 21, 2009 5:41 AM
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NOT-SO-OLD MOVIES

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 1, 2009 2:31 PM
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A friend of my daughter’s recently admitted that she likes to watch “old” movies...like 'Dazed and Confused' (1993). I suppose age is in the eye of the beholder; to a girl in her 20s, the early 90s would seem a long time ago. I, of course, have neckties older than that, and when I think of old movies I tend to think of the 1930s and 40s.

THE BOYS—dvd review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 29, 2009 9:24 AM
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Richard and Robert Sherman have made the world a happier place through their infectiously upbeat songs. Their names are synonymous with Walt Disney, for whom they wrote the scores for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, as well as indelible themes for TV shows, movies, and theme parks. This lively movie celebrates their career and their personal relationship with Walt, and includes interviews with innumerable friends and colleagues, from Julie Andrews to John Williams. (Full disclosure: I also appear, very briefly, but I had no other input to the film. I was as curious as anyone to see how it would turn out.)

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