|As an Actor||Leading||4||$1,160,868||$133,081||$1,293,949|
|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$3,364,383||$19,690||$3,384,073|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $253,640,190 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #13,316)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lew Lord (The Muppet Movie), Narrator (History of the World: Part I), Brig. General Dreedle (Catch-22), Cardinal Wolsey (A Man for All Seasons), Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Campanadas a medianoche (Director), Campanadas a medianoche (Screenwriter), Campanadas a medianoche (Production Designer), Citizen Kane (Director), Touch of Evil (Director)|
|Born: May 6th, 1915|
|Died: October 10th, 1985|
October 10th, 2017
It’s a good week for the home market with top notch releases in nearly every category. Baby Driver is the biggest first run release of the week and one of the best releases. The Lure is a foreign-language film and one of two Criterion Collection releases in competition for Pick of the Week. Maudie is a Canadian limited release that did surprisingly well in theaters. Finally there’s Othello, which first came out more than 60 years ago. The only thing we are missing is a TV on DVD title. As for the winner, I’m giving Pick of the Week to, Othello, while Maudie wins Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release.
September 27th, 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest release of the week and it has scared away a lot of the competition, but it’s garbage and should be avoided. There are no big releases that are pick of the week contenders, but some smaller ones fit the bill, including David Lynch: The Art Life: The Criterion Collection, HYOUKA: Part Two, and Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season. All are amazing and worth checking out, but none have many extras, so it is up to the role of the dice to determine the Pick of the Week. ... And it’s HYOUKA.
May 25th, 2015
Wow. It is a summer week on the home market, as there are a ton of summer shows coming out on DVD. Unfortunately, none of them seem like big sellers. The best-selling new release of the week is Seventh Son, which is a terrible sign. The second best is The Nanny: The Complete Series. I don't know how to react to that. As for the best of the new releases, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells (DVD or Blu-ray) is as good as it gets.
December 12th, 2014
We are deep into Awards season with three major awards nominations already handed out. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week that will be part of Awards Season. Inherent Vice is the biggest release of the week, but its reviews are only good and not great, while there are a lot of great films in theaters at the moment.
July 22nd, 2014
Shogun is a TV mini-series that first aired way back in 1980. I saw the theatrical cut on VHS, and remember loving the show. However, that was about 25 years ago and my tastes might have changed and / or the film might not have aged gracefully. Is it as good as I remember it? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up?
August 11th, 2013
The Muppet Movie came out 34 years ago, which makes it a little strange they are releasing a 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray this week. Then again, I'm glad I don't have to wait another year to get this movie on Blu-ray, because I loved it as a kid. Does it still hold up decades later? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan of the movie?
November 18th, 2012
It's not a good week on the home market. The best-selling new release is The Expendables 2, which makes sense, as the film made $300 million worldwide. However, the second best selling new release of the week is Cinderella on DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack came out last month and is currently cheaper than the DVD. It is a really shallow week for new releases. As for releases that might compete for Pick of the Week, there's not a lot here to look at. I'm going to go with the special edition DVD for The Point! a TV movie from 1971 that isn't exactly forgotten, but is isn't as well known as it should be. Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray is the only other contender for the week.
|1/1/2016||Campanadas a medianoche||Sir John Falstaff||$126,724||$0||$126,724|
|3/17/2015||The Lady from Shanghai||$0||$0||$0|
|12/10/2014||Magician: The Astonishing Life and Wo…||Himself||$15,528||$4,977||$20,505|
|8/8/1986||The Transformers: The Movie||Unicron||$5,849,647||$0||$5,849,647|
|6/12/1981||History of the World: Part I||Narrator||$31,672,000||$0||$31,672,000|
|6/22/1979||The Muppet Movie||Lew Lord||$76,657,000||$0||$76,657,000|
|1/1/1976||Verites et mensonges||Self||$0||$0||$0|
|6/24/1970||Catch-22||Brig. General Dreedle||$24,911,670||$0||$24,911,670|
|4/28/1967||Casino Royale||Le Chiffre||$22,744,718||$19,000,000||$41,744,718|
|12/12/1966||A Man for All Seasons||Cardinal Wolsey||$28,350,000||$0||$28,350,000|
|1/1/1963||The V.I.P.s||Max Buda||$15,000,000||$0||$15,000,000|
|10/30/1961||King of Kings||Narrator||$14,483,352||$0||$14,483,352|
|5/21/1958||Touch of Evil||Capt. Hank Quinlan||$2,237,659||$19,690||$2,257,349|
|1/1/1956||Moby Dick||Father Mapple||$10,400,000||$0||$10,400,000|
|2/2/1950||The Third Man||Harry Lime||$1,034,144||$133,081||$1,167,225|
|12/31/1942||Jane Eyre||Edward Rochester||$0||$0||$0|
|5/1/1941||Citizen Kane||Charles Foster Kane||$1,000,000||$0||$1,000,000|
|1/1/2016||Campanadas a medianoche||Director,|
|3/17/2015||The Lady from Shanghai||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|1/1/1976||Verites et mensonges||Director,|
|5/21/1958||Touch of Evil||Director||$2,237,659||$19,690||$2,257,349|