Holiday Gift Guide

What’s Hot This Winter: ♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♫A time of giving and sharing, of family and friendship.​ So, as the holidays grow closer ​we’ve put together a list of Olive titles that could make the perfect gift for the movie lover in your life.Happy Holidays!  The Bells of St. Mary’s – Olive Signature  — Blu-rayA Bucket of Blood – Olive Signature  — Blu-rayInvasion of the Body Snatchers – Olive Signature  — Blu-rayHigh Noon – Olive Signature  — DVD + Blu-rayA New Leaf – Olive Signature  — Blu-rayLetter from an Unknown...

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Olive Films Announces September 2019 Olive Signature Title: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Olive Films is proud to announce its latest addition to Olive Signature, our premiere line offering deluxe editions of time-honored classics, fan favorites, and under-appreciated gems from the Olive catalog. This release will be manufactured in a limited pressing of 3,500 units, so act now and preorder your own before they’re all gone! A BUCKET OF BLOOD – OLIVE SIGNATURE (1959) DICK MILLER (Gremlins, The Trip, The Wild Angels) BERT CONVY (Semi-Tough, Hero at Large, Susan Slade) BARBOURA MORRIS (The Trip, The Haunted Palace,...

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Olive Films Announces June 2019 Titles

Olive Films is proud to announce the following June 2019​ releases:   THE BELIEVERS MARTIN SHEEN (Apocalypse Now, Badlands, TV’s The West Wing) HELEN SHAVER (Desert Hearts, The Craft, The Amityville Horror) ROBERT LOGGIA (The Jagged Edge, Scarface, Big) JIMMY SMITS (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Old Gringo, TV’s NYPD Blue) RICHARD MASUR (Heaven’s Gate, Risky Business, The Thing) HARLEY CROSS (Mrs. Soffel, Stanley & Iris, Someone to Watch Over Me) HARRIS YULIN (Fatal Beauty, Another Woman, Training Day) ELIZABETH WILSON (9 to 5, The Graduate, The Addams Family) Directed by JOHN SCHLESINGER (Midnight...

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Pause It: Stagecoach

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A stagecoach rips across the Western Plains in director Ted Post’s remake of Stagecoach (1986). Note the placement of the horizon in the lower third of the frame. The composition draws our focus to the vastness of the open sky above. This is the wild, untamed West and the scale of the figures in relation to the landscape indicates as much. Legendary director, John Ford, famous for helming iconic westerns such as She Wore...

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Pause It: Deadliest Prey

PAUSE IT: What do you see?  Brandishing a deadly weapon Deadliest Prey (2013) star Ted Prior poses before a halo of light. When it comes to the introduction of weapons on-set the person most responsible for their safe upkeep, usage, and whereabouts is called a weapons master, or armorer. Functionally, weapon masters and prop masters hold similar jobs and responsibilities. The difference between the two, however, is that a weapons master’s job requires specific knowledge and attention dedicated to weapons....

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Pause It: Stay Hungry

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A bodybuilder, Joe Santo (Arnold Schwarzenegger) stands before a green wall holding a heavy weight above his head, his face intensifying and hardening as he strains to hold the pose in Bob Rafelson’s Stay Hungry (1976).  For his efforts in a critically acclaimed performance, Schwarzenegger won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture.” Humorously enough, Schwarzenegger’s actual debut had come six years earlier in a film entitled Hercules in...

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Pause It: Making Mr. Right

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Public relations expert, Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson), drives through the night air in her convertible in director Susan Seidelman’s Making Mr. Right (1987). Stone’s expression is one of contemplation as she speeds ahead. But pay attention to the blurred background. The image’s out of focus scenery creates a beautiful array of colors and shapes. In order to capture an image light must first pass through a lens creating what is known as a bokeh....

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Availability of The Wedding Banquet

This post is to alert our fans to the fact that Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet is going out of print effective April 1st. Retailers have a limited supply on hand and will be selling copies through March 31st or while supplies last. You can also purchase copies through this site until the March 31st deadline, so get yours while you still can!   THE WEDDING BANQUET (1993) MITCHELL LICHTENSTEIN (Flawless, Streamers, Kangaroo Man) WINSTON CHAO (Eat Drink Man Woman, Island of Greed, Intimates) MAY CHIN (Woman Soup, Magic Sword,...

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Pause It: Jamón Jamón

PAUSE IT: What do you see? International superstar, Javier Bardem rips down the highway on a motorcycle in director Bigas Luna’s Jamón Jamón (1992). Screaming jubilantly into the wind, what dust and exhaust he kicks up is perhaps only surpassed by the machismo he exudes. The shot, framed in tight close-up, captures brilliantly a palpable kinetic energy as Bardem speeds towards us. For this shot Luna and his cinematographer, José Luis Alcaine, likely used a car mounted (in this case...

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Pause It: The Last American Virgin

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A group of rowdy teen boys crowd around inside a high school locker room. The circumstances are familiar, they taunt and jeer their offscreen classmate in director Boaz Davidson’s The Last American Virgin (1982). Dressed for gym class in yellow t-shirts and matching black shorts the image is strong as it helps to exemplify the cruel mob mentality of high school and the pressures of conformity. But in this raunchy, offbeat, comedy revenge turns...

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