News/Blog: Monthly Archives: January 2016

'Pause It: Beat Street'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A b-boy struts his stuff before a crowd of onlookers. In midair he twists and flips to uproarious applause. The setting, the Bronx; the time, the early 1980s; the movie, Stan Lathan’s Beat Street (1984). Known for its pulsating rhythms and gravity-defying moves, b-boying (or breakdancing, for those … Continue reading Pause It: Beat Street




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January 27, 2016

'Pause It: Let There Be Light'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A single frame captures the horrors of war preserved on several different faces. In director John Huston’s newly released Let There Be Light (1946), soldiers suffering from what would later be known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder scream out silently. Although Huston did stage some scenes (nurses waving, new study … Continue reading Pause It: Let There Be Light




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January 20, 2016

'Olive Films Announces March 2016 Titles'

March is a great month for forgotten favorites here at Olive Films! Take a look at what we have slated for March 22. There’s a healthy mix of films from the last five decades waiting to be rediscovered. Click on the titles in the descriptions below to pre-order today!   BANDITS Barry Levinson (Rain Man) … Continue reading Olive Films Announces March 2016 Titles




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January 13, 2016

'Pause It: Coffy'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Dope pushers and junkies beware, it’s badass Pam Grier in director Jack Hill’s Coffy (1973). That’s right, Coffy’s coming and she’s got the business end of a large gun pointed right at her foe. Today’s modern audience might forget, but long before it was fashionable to publish think … Continue reading Pause It: Coffy




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'March Release Crossword'

Another batch of new releases, another Olive Films crossword. Put your film knowledge to the test! This one is themed around genre classics and focuses on our March releases. Clues about films that we’ll be releasing soon are marked with the words “Olive March Release.” Enjoy!




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January 11, 2016

'Olive Films Announces Titles for February 2016'

This February, we have a diverse and entertaining catalogue of new releases for you, with plenty of romance for a perfect Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry – the releases don’t end with rom-coms, because several other fan favorites also find their way to their first Blu-ray releases. These DVDs and Blu-rays will be available starting February … Continue reading Olive Films Announces Titles for February 2016




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January 6, 2016

'Pause It: The Night They Raided Minsky’s'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Sets, costumes, and makeup play a huge role in crafting the look and feel of a film. Working alongside costume designer Anna Johnstone, makeup artist Irving Buchman, and production designers Jean Eckart and William Eckart, director William Friedkin was able to bring the world of the infamous Minsky’s … Continue reading Pause It: The Night They Raided Minsky’s




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'Now Through January: Best Buy Sale'

The following titles will be on sale online at BestBuy.com beginning now! We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on your old favorites and give some new films a watch too. Special Sales Under $5 Beyond Remedy DVD (now only $4.99)   New Releases (Online Only) Christmas Eve Hana-Dama: The Origin … Continue reading Now Through January: Best Buy Sale




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January 5, 2016

'February Release Crossword'

Want a sneak peak into Olive Films’ February Releases, or just want to put your cinephelia to the test? Try your knowledge out with this special Olive Films crossword! Hidden in the clues and answers are the titles of all the DVDs and Blu-rays Olive Films will be releasing on February 16, 2016. Good luck! … Continue reading February Release Crossword




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January 4, 2016

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