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'Frame by Frame: Captain Carey, U.S.A.'

    Noirvember continues with Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). A wartime betrayal sets in motion the events of this angsty Alan Ladd postwar Italian-set noir. In this scene, the theme of betrayal rears its head as a man is quite literally stabbed in the back. You can take home Captain Carey, U.S.A. on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Captain Carey, U.S.A.

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November 17, 2017

'Pause It: Secret Beyond the Door'

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman (Joan Bennett) moves through an open door in director Fritz Lang’s Secret Beyond the Door. Yet, as is the case in noir, one must never mistake a doorway for an exit — for, in noir there is no escape. Mournful, stark, and wicked, this is the essence … Continue reading Pause It: Secret Beyond the Door

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November 14, 2017

'Veterans Day'

  To all our men and women who have served in the military, thank you for your service and sacrifice. In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to share the history of some actors who served in the military themselves, spanning many branches, conflicts, and roles.   Chuck Norris It was actually while he was … Continue reading Veterans Day

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November 10, 2017

'With All Due Credit: Secret Beyond the Door'

Noirvember continues with Secret Beyond the Door (1947). Fritz Lang builds upon his roots in German expressionism with this surrealist image of a floating door in the title sequence for Secret Beyond the Door. You can take home Secret Beyond the Door on DVD and Blu-ray. With All Due Credit archive: Cooley High Cheers for Miss Bishop

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'Olive Films Announces December 2017 Olive Signature Titles'

  Two more timeless classics will be joining the Olive Signature hall of fame on December 5th, just in time for the holidays. Experience the enduring magic of Letter from an Unknown Woman and the unforgettable comedy of A New Leaf in our premiere line of limited edition blu-rays. Remember, these Olive Signature titles are limited pressings … Continue reading Olive Films Announces December 2017 Olive Signature Titles

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November 7, 2017

'October 2017 New Releases: Best Deals'

  Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat yourself to some of our great new DVDs and Blu-rays! You asked and we delivered: Season 3 of Flipper is following behind Season 1 and Season 2. Add to that classics such as The Miracle Worker and The Madness of King George, cult favorites  Stay Hungry and Rock-A-Doodle, and fun genre gems The Vampire’s … Continue reading October 2017 New Releases: Best Deals

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October 31, 2017

'November 2017 Olive Signature Blu-ray Releases Delayed'

Due to an error in replication that caused digital glitches during playback, our November Olive Signature blu-rays (FATHER GOOSE and OPERATION PETTICOAT) did not meet our final quality control standards. We will be correcting the issue before release, but we are moving the release date to NOVEMBER 28, 2017. Thank you for your patience, and … Continue reading November 2017 Olive Signature Blu-ray Releases Delayed

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October 30, 2017

'Pause It: The Monster of Piedras Blancas'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with The Monster of Piedras Blancas. PAUSE IT: What do you see? A sea monster cradles a lifeless young woman in his arms in Director Irvin Berwick’s The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959). Director Berwick uses the scene to elicit an audience’s sympathy … Continue reading Pause It: The Monster of Piedras Blancas

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October 13, 2017

'Olive Films Announces October 2017 Titles'

October is a showstopping month at Olive and we’re so excited to show you what we have in store.  You asked and we’ll deliver: Season 3 of Flipper is following behind Season 1 and Season 2 to DVD and Blu-ray. Add to that classics such as The Miracle Worker and The Madness of King George, new cult favorites … Continue reading Olive Films Announces October 2017 Titles

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October 12, 2017

'Color Palette: Amer'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Amer (2009). This throwback to giallo horror draws influence from not only the hallucinatory and sexual themes of the genre, but also the look of it. Much like the classics of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Amer uses lurid colors and lighting to … Continue reading Color Palette: Amer

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September 28, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Cauldron of Blood'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Cauldron of Blood (1970). In this partially animated sequence, a sunbathing woman transforms into a skeleton, which breaks apart to form the title. These opening credits seem to be paying homage to iconic title sequences by Saul Bass, such as Psycho. You can … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Cauldron of Blood

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'Olive Films announces November 2017 Olive Signature Titles'

THE EVOLUTION OF OLIVE SIGNATURE Last year, with the launch of Olive Signature, we brought you a product of exceptional quality. Featuring superior restorations, entertaining and informative bonus content, and beautiful packaging, our intent was to bring you a product that achieves nothing short of what you should expect from us—the best. Since the premiere … Continue reading Olive Films announces November 2017 Olive Signature Titles

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'The Evolution of Olive Signature'

THE EVOLUTION OF OLIVE SIGNATURE Last year, with the launch of Olive Signature, we brought you a product of exceptional quality. Featuring superior restorations, entertaining and informative bonus content, and beautiful packaging, our intent was to bring you a product that achieves nothing short of what you should expect from us—the best. Since the premiere … Continue reading The Evolution of Olive Signature

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'Pause It: Tales that Witness Madness'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Tales that Witness Madness (1973). PAUSE IT: What do you see? A fiery blaze engulfs a sinister-looking portrait in Freddie Francis’s Tales That Witness Madness (1973). In “Penny Farthing,” the second tale of four short episodes in this horror anthology, the proprietor of … Continue reading Pause It: Tales that Witness Madness

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'With All Due Credit: Cooley High'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, wraps up with our film of the month, Cooley High (1975). These opening credits from Cooley High effectively establish the time, place, and atmosphere of the film to come. Even though these stills prominently display landmarks not yet around during the film’s 1964 setting (such as the Standard Oil Building, … Continue reading With All Due Credit: Cooley High

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