|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||4||$35,815,454||$0||$35,815,454|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $35,815,454 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #38,644)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Carter Hedison (Delirious), Lars Thorwald (Rear Window), Bragadin (Casanova's Big Night)|
March 21st, 2016
This week, there are not many releases to talk about and one of them, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, is dominating the list so much that I could ignore the rest of the list and very little of substance would be lost. I'm not going to do that, but I could. The Box Set is a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm still waiting for the screener. City Lights is another contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end, I went with the Canadian movie, Mountain Men on DVD, which is Puck of the Week.
March 20th, 2016
The fifth and final volume of the Perry Mason Movie Collection comes out this week. The original TV show is still widely considered a classic of the genre and was so beloved that nearly two decades after the original show ended, CBS began airing a series of TV movies. Over the next decade, 30 such films were made. Did the high quality last till the end of the franchise? Or did it run out of steam?
October 19th, 2014
We are getting close to the end of the Perry Mason TV movies. There's just one more release and this series is done. This week, I finally get to Volume Four, which came out at the beginning of the month. (In my defense, the screener didn't arrive till Thursday, along with a ton of late screeners.) How do these mysteries compare to the original TV show? Are they better than the previous TV movies? Or is the quality dropping?
August 1st, 2014
With this release, we are about halfway through the Perry Mason TV movies. So what movies are found on this collection? And is it worth picking up? The answer to that second question is no. If this is anything like the last time, these six movies will be released as two-movie double-features, which will cost less than this box set does. That said, will they be worth picking up when the single-disc releases come out?
June 6th, 2014
After the Perry Mason TV series ended, the show was mostly dormant till the 1980s when a series of TV movies came out. I got a chance to review Volume Two and this week I'm reviewing Volume One, sort of. The six movies from Volume One are be released as Double-Features, for those who liked one or two of the movies, but not all of them. Are they worth picking up? Or is the full volume a better deal?
May 24th, 2014
Perry Mason lasted for nine seasons starting in 1957. After nearly two decades off the air, the show returned, this time in the form of a series of TV movies. Volume One came out last December, and unfortunately I wasn't able to get a screener to review. More recently, Volume Two came out, and while the screener arrived late, I finally got to the review. So how do the TV movies compare to the original series?
August 12th, 2013
June 9th, 2013
This week the first volume of the final season of Perry Mason comes out on DVD, while the second volume comes out in August. The last couple of seasons have not been as strong as the earlier seasons. Does that trend continue? If so, is it time to stop purchasing Perry Mason? Or is mediocre Perry Mason still better than most of what's on TV?
February 15th, 2013
We are almost at the end of Perry Mason releases. The screener for Season Eight, Volume 2 arrived a little late, and during the worst time of the year for a late release. (Oscars are a lot to deal with.) I finally got to the show this week, but was it worth the wait?
|9/1/1954||Rear Window||Lars Thorwald||$27,559,601||$0||$27,559,601|
|4/17/1954||Casanova's Big Night||Bragadin||$3,500,000||$0||$3,500,000|
|12/1/1948||The Adventures of Don Juan||Captain Alvarez||$0||$0||$0|