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Orson Welles

Orson Welles
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

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$1,160,868$133,081$1,293,949
Documentary Subject1$15,528$4,977$20,505
In Technical RolesDirector6$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073
Production Designer1$126,724$0$126,724

Home Market Releases for October 10th, 2017

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. More...

Home Market Releases for September 26th, 2017

September 27th, 2017

HYOUKA: Part Two

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. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 26th, 2015

May 25th, 2015

Welcome to Me

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. More...

Limited Release: Vice as Nice

December 12th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

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. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Shogun

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? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Movie

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? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 20th, 2012

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
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
5/23/2006 Compulsion   $0 $0 $0
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
Movies: 18Totals:$234,482,442$19,157,748$253,640,190
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/1/2016 Campanadas a medianoche Director,
Production Designer 
$126,724 $0 $126,724
3/17/2015 The Lady from Shanghai Director $0 $0 $0
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges Director,
$0 $0 $0
5/21/1958 Touch of Evil Director $2,237,659 $19,690 $2,257,349
9/12/1955 Othello Director $0 $0 $0
5/1/1941 Citizen Kane Director $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
Movies: 6Totals:$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073