John Frankenheimer

Ronin (Blu-ray)

2017-08-07T09:47:06-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , |

When an international team of former intelligence agents and Cold War warriors meet in a warehouse, their adventure of love, friendship and betrayal has just begun. Like the honored masterless Samurai of hundreds of years ago, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive.

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Seven Days in May (Blu-ray)

2017-05-15T09:40:17-04:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , |

Adapted by Rod Serling from the best-selling novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Waldo Bailey II, Seven Days in May was allegedly inspired by the far-right ramblings of one General Edwin Walker. Burt Lancaster plays General James M. Scott, who, convinced that liberal President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) is soft on America's enemies, plots a military takeover of the United States. Every effort made by President Lyman to find concrete evidence of General Scott's scheme is scuttled by political protocol, human error and accidental death.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2016-02-22T11:26:18-04:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Among the most taut and influential thrillers ever produced, director John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate is a bleak, mordant spy thriller in which communist brainwashing and mother love make a potentially lethal combination. Plagued by recurring nightmares, a shell-shocked career soldier (Frank Sinatra) begins to suspect that a fellow GI (Laurence Harvey) is not in fact a war hero, but rather a brainwashed enemy operative. If he's right, can he figure out his old pal's mission?