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'Color Palette: The Fool'

Our theme of the month, Defiance, continues with The Fool (2014). The dreary, muted shades of The Fool capture the Russian film’s bleak atmosphere perfectly.     The Fool is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Color Palette Archive: Zapped Beach Blanket Bingo

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May 10, 2017

'Mother’s Day Gift Guide'

Happy Mother’s Day from Olive Films! M is for the Many things she’s done for you. O is for the perfect gift from Olive Films M is for order by May 5th to receive the gift in time for Mother’s Day. Are you worried about what to get the mother figure in your life to show them how much you care? … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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May 2, 2017

'Color Palette: Zapped'

Our theme of the month, hijinks, continues with Zapped! Scott Baio’s experiment erupts in a burst of 80s neon in this Color Palette for the raunchy teen comedy Zapped (1982).     Zapped is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Color Palette Archive: Beach Blanket Bingo

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April 26, 2017

'In Focus: Knock On Wood'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights a film that goes hand-in-hand with our Theme of the Month, hijinks: Knock on Wood (1954), a quirky Danny Kaye vehicle from the writing/directing team of Frank & Panama. Danny Kaye was a … Continue reading In Focus: Knock On Wood

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'Pause It: Skidoo'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? The animated title sequence to Otto Preminger’s now infamous cult classic, Skidoo (1968). In this playful opening scene, the mood of the picture is given a light comic air as the jumpsuit-wearing criminal–perhaps even meant to be the cartoon caricature of the iconic, bald-headed Preminger himself–skips and … Continue reading Pause It: Skidoo

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'April New Releases: Best Deals'

We’re celebrating Earth Day this April with a batch of releases that span the globe, from France to Japan and from Italy to Morocco. With films from esteemed directors including Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Walerian Borowczyk, our April releases encourage you to broaden your horizons. You may notice that some of today’s releases … Continue reading April New Releases: Best Deals

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April 25, 2017

'Pause It: Who’s Minding the Store?'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? Legendary slapstick comedian Jerry Lewis hangs high above the New York City streets … or does he? In this still taken from Director Frank Tashlin’s Who’s Minding The Store? (1963), a bit of hijinks is afoot. As Lewis’s hands begin to slip, we gasp at the potential … Continue reading Pause It: Who’s Minding the Store?

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April 20, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Who’s Minding the Store?'

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April 18, 2017

'In Focus: Who’s Minding the Store?'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, the classic piece of slapstick perfection, Who’s Minding the Store? (1963). This lighthearted comedy is pure Jerry Lewis and Frank Tashlin at their best. It starts with the beautiful heiress … Continue reading In Focus: Who’s Minding the Store?

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April 14, 2017

'Color Palette: Beach Blanket Bingo'

Our theme of the month, Hijinks, continues with Beach Blanket Bingo and another exciting new feature, Color Palette! In this Color Palette for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Don Rickles introduces our beach-partying stars to the wonderful world of skydiving. Take a look at the oh-so-1960s shades used in the costuming and set.  

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April 10, 2017

'Pause It: My Favorite Spy'

    The hijinks (our April theme of the month) continue with My Favorite Spy! PAUSE IT: What do you see? Behold the man, the myth, the legend: Bob Hope in My Favorite Spy (1951). Standing in front of a life-size pull-down painting of a well dressed man, he appears just as miffed at what he … Continue reading Pause It: My Favorite Spy

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April 6, 2017

'Corman & Davis & Peck, OH MY'

April 5th is quite a big date for our favorite Hollywood figures. Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Melvyn Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Roger Corman, and Walter Huston all share this day as their birthday! Without further ado, here are some wise words as well as some great films from each of these icons.   ROGER CORMAN Speaking about … Continue reading Corman & Davis & Peck, OH MY

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April 5, 2017

'Olive Films revisits auteurist roots with April 2017 releases'

Chicago, IL – Olive Films, a boutique theatrical and home entertainment distribution label dedicated to bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to DVD and Blu-ray, has announced that April 25th will be the Blu-ray debut of six new titles, including Ophélia, The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers, and four from Walerian Borowczyk. “They sort of get … Continue reading Olive Films revisits auteurist roots with April 2017 releases

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'Pause It: When We Leave'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman (Sibel Kekilli) lies supine atop a hospital bed. We are attuned to the fact that this is a moment of anguished contemplation. Beautifully composed through the room’s drapes, her dismayed expression is made clear to us. In this still from When We Leave (2010), director Feo … Continue reading Pause It: When We Leave

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March 27, 2017

'In Focus: Smooth Talk'

  In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, the seriously underrated gem Smooth Talk (1985). If you have time, check out our recent Pause It for the film too! Smooth Talk is what happens when … Continue reading In Focus: Smooth Talk

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March 24, 2017

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