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'Pause It: Hollywood Shuffle'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? A victorious Robert Townsend hoists a golden statuette high into the air in his classic send-up of Tinseltown race politics, Hollywood Shuffle (1987). In his directorial debut, the multi-talented producer-actor-writer-director pulls no punches for what is a semi-autobiographical tale about his time in Hollywood as a working … Continue reading Pause It: Hollywood Shuffle

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February 9, 2017

'Alternative Valentine’s Day Viewing'

Are you sick and tired of the same overly optimistic romantic movies every Valentine’s Day? You don’t have to tell us how great it is to eat chocolate and watch The Quiet Man or Return to Me, but sometimes we’re just in the mood for the road less traveled. We try not to limit ourselves to the … Continue reading Alternative Valentine’s Day Viewing

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February 8, 2017

'In Focus: Uptight'

  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, Uptight (1968). We encourage you to share with us your thoughts on Uptight by leaving us a comment on Facebook, Letterboxd, Twitter, or emailing fans@olivefilms.com. If we like what … Continue reading In Focus: Uptight

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February 3, 2017

'Pause It: Uptight'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Three young men cast their gazes outward and up in director Jules Dassin’s important Civil Rights era work, Uptight (1968). In doing so, director Dassin draws our attention from foreground to background and then back again to foreground. What are they looking at? Here, Dassin artfully makes use … Continue reading Pause It: Uptight

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'Olive Films highlights another under-appreciated serial with release of Panther Girl of the Kongo (1954)'

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 February 21st will be the release date of six new titles, including Republic’s under-appreciated penultimate serial, Panther Girl of the Kongo (1954). “Panther Girl of the Kongo … Continue reading Olive Films highlights another under-appreciated serial with release of Panther Girl of the Kongo (1954)

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January 31, 2017

'Olive Films Celebrates the Life of Mary Tyler Moore'

  Olive Films celebrates the life of actress, author, producer, and groundbreaking role model, Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017). Famous for her stage, television, and film roles, Moore first rose to stardom playing opposite of Dick Van Dyke on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966). She would later go on … Continue reading Olive Films Celebrates the Life of Mary Tyler Moore

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January 25, 2017

'January 2017 New Releases: Best Deals'

We’re kicking off the New Year with six new titles, four of which are new to DVD! We’re especially excited about the Blu-ray debut of the great William S. Hart in Wagon Tracks and the DVD debut of seasons 1 and 2 of the underrated and hard-to-find sitcom Hooperman. You may notice that some of … Continue reading January 2017 New Releases: Best Deals

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January 24, 2017

'March 2017 Crossword'

Ready to test your film knowledge and get a sneak peek of what we have planned for March? The clues that reveal what titles are slated for March 21st are marked with an asterisk and the words “Olive March”. Any clues without asterisks are just for some fun trivia. Good luck and happy puzzle solving! … Continue reading March 2017 Crossword

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January 23, 2017

'Happy birthday to Cary Grant!'

  There aren’t a lot of stars closer to our hearts than Cary Grant, and today marks what would have been his 113th birthday. His biography is peppered with stories that show his kindness and strong convictions. In honor of him, we’d like to share a few of those stories and how they relate to … Continue reading Happy birthday to Cary Grant!

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January 18, 2017

'Olive Films Announces March 2017 Titles'

March 21st brings the Blu-ray debut of five titles that represent a healthy mix of favorites and forgotten gems of the 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. They are all available to preorder now in the links below!   THE DELINQUENTS (1957) TOM LAUGHLIN (Born Losers, Billy Jack, Gidget) PETER MILLER (Forbidden Planet, Gettysburg, Blue Thunder) … Continue reading Olive Films Announces March 2017 Titles

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January 17, 2017

'Olive Films continues streak of silent film gems with Blu-ray debut of William S. Hart in Wagon Tracks (1919)'

  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 January 24th will be the release date of six new titles, including the first William S. Hart film to hit Blu-ray, Wagon Tracks (1919). “William S. … Continue reading Olive Films continues streak of silent film gems with Blu-ray debut of William S. Hart in Wagon Tracks (1919)

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January 4, 2017

'Olive Team Picks: Favorite Olive Films Titles of 2016'

  As 2016 comes to a close, so does another year’s catalog of classic Hollywood, independent, and foreign gems. Here are our personal favorite titles released by us in the last year. We left Olive Signature releases out of the running, because we thought you’d rather not read all of our takes on Johnny Guitar. … Continue reading Olive Team Picks: Favorite Olive Films Titles of 2016

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December 31, 2016

'Olive’s Favorite Films for the Holidays'

  Happy Holidays from Olive Films! At Olive Films, we believe in film’s power to bring people together. We know that a film can turn any night into a wonderful shared experience between generations. With that in mind, here are some films that we think would be perfect to watch with your family during the holidays. … Continue reading Olive’s Favorite Films for the Holidays

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December 16, 2016

'Olive Films Announces February 2017 Titles'

Adventure, excitement, and drama abound in our selection of new titles for this February! We have a piece of endearing camp, an under-appreciated serial, a heartwarming modern drama, and some hard-to-find favorites.   KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1985)   RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN (The Towering Inferno, Julius Caesar) SHARON STONE (Basic Instinct, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold) … Continue reading Olive Films Announces February 2017 Titles

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December 9, 2016

'February 2017 Crossword'

  Ready to test your film knowledge and get a sneak peek of what we have planned for February? The clues that reveal what titles are slated for February 21st are marked with an asterisk and the words “Olive Feb” and the corresponding format. All other clues are just for some fun trivia. Good luck and … Continue reading February 2017 Crossword

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December 8, 2016

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