|As an Actor||Leading||2||$27,500,000||$0||$27,500,000|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $84,300,000 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28,060)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Sugar Kane (Some Like it Hot), Lorelei Lee (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Roslyn Taber (The Misfits), Pola Debevoise (How to Marry a Millionaire), Claudia Casswell (All About Eve)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Grace Lee Whitney, Joe E. Brown, George E. Stone|
|Born: June 1st, 1926|
|Died: August 5th, 1962|
December 12th, 2016
This is a strange week on the home market. We have one of the biggest domestic hits of the year, Suicide Squad, but it is one of the worst movies I’ve seen this year. (Granted, I’ve done fewer reviews this year and skipped a lot of terrible looking movies, like Independence Day: Resurgence, Warcraft, Gods of Egypt, Allegiant... Ben Hur, The Huntsman, The Legend of Tarzan. I could keep going. Wow! It was a bad year for $100 million movies.) After Suicide Squad, the next biggest release according to Amazon is the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Collector's Edition Blu-ray. That’s a huge drop in sales. As far as quality is concerned, I have to give a shout out to that World Series Blu-ray. Real fans want full games and this one provides them. On the other hand, I personally find baseball boring to watch. Unfortunately, there’s no one release that stands out as an obvious Pick of the Week, but instead we have a lot of releases that are close, but wouldn’t be close enough during a good week. The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series on Blu-ray is the best, assuming you didn’t grab the individual seasons when they came out.
December 29th, 2013
This Tuesday is New Years Eve, so it should come as no surprise that there are almost no new releases worth talking about. In fact, it is arguably weaker than last week, because last week had Insidious Chapter 2, which was a big hit for a September release. This week the biggest, and best, new release is Don Jon, which earned amazing reviews, but failed to make an impact at the box office. There are almost no extras on the DVD, but the Blu-ray has several exclusive extras and it is the Pick of the Week. It's not the only new release that is worth checking out, but it is close to the other new release that is worth checking out.
August 26th, 2013
It's a terrible week on the home market. There's not a lot in terms of top sellers, although The Great Gatsby should lead the way. The only first-run release is Pain and Gain, which will likely not sell a lot on the home market. There are a few TV on DVD releases to fill in the gaps, like The Walking Dead or Elementary; however, by the end of the first page of new releases on Amazon.com, we run into filler. As for Pick of the Week, the best is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Combo Pack. I'm still waiting for the screener, but it is such a good movie and it is slow week that it is still Pick of the Week.
August 25th, 2013
The second Marilyn Monroe double-shot I've done. The previous review featured her best dramatic work, The Misfits, and her greatest comedic work, Some Like It Hot. This double-shot features Bus Stop and Niagara. It is unlikely this film will live up to the previous films, but are they worth checking out? And are the Blu-rays worth picking up?
July 29th, 2013
It's a good thing I didn't get Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray reviewed last week. I was tempted, because there were so few new releases worth considering for Pick of the Week; however, there are even fewer contenders for Pick of the Week this week. Both Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four and Redemption are worth picking up, but the former is better value and it is the Pick of the Week. The only other real contender is Cloudburst on DVD, which is the winner of this week's Puck of the Week, for best new Canadian release. Samurai Pizza Cats: The Complete Series is also worth picking up, but I would wait till the price drops.
|12/13/2016||The Asphalt Jungle||$0||$0||$0|
|1/1/1961||The Misfits||Roslyn Taber||$8,200,000||$0||$8,200,000|
|9/8/1960||Let's Make Love||Amanda Dell||$0||$0||$0|
|3/29/1959||Some Like it Hot||Sugar Kane||$25,000,000||$0||$25,000,000|
|6/13/1957||The Prince and the Showgirl||Elsie Marina||$1,600,000||$0||$1,600,000|
|6/3/1955||The Seven Year Itch||The Girl||$6,000,000||$0||$6,000,000|
|12/16/1954||There's No Business Like Show Business||Vicky Hoffman/Vicky Parker||$5,000,000||$0||$5,000,000|
|4/30/1954||River of No Return||Kay Weston||$3,800,000||$0||$3,800,000|
|11/5/1953||How to Marry a Millionaire||Pola Debevoise||$7,300,000||$0||$7,300,000|
|1/1/1953||Gentlemen Prefer Blondes||Lorelei Lee||$12,000,000||$0||$12,000,000|
|10/13/1950||All About Eve||Claudia Casswell||$8,400,000||$0||$8,400,000|