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They’re non-corporeal cut-ups, rich ghosts on the town with nothing better to do than spice up the love life of Roland Young’s harried, henpecked bank president. Hal Roach’s screwball hit did good things for everybody concerned, especially star Cary Grant and bit player Arthur Lake. But the show’s nostalgic heart is Billie Burke, of the tinkly-glass voice. Also starring platinum blonde Constance Bennett, Alan Mowbray and Eugene Pallette.

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1937 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 97 min. / Street Date October, 2017 / 20.99

Starring: Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Lake, Hedda Hopper, Virginia Sale, Theodore von Eltz, J. Farrell MacDonald, Elaine Shepard, Ward Bond, Hoagy Carmichael, Lana Turner, Russell Wade, Claire Windsor.

Cinematography: Norbert Brodine

Film Editor: William Terhune

Art Director: William Stevens

Original Music: Marvin Hatley

Written by Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran from a novel by Thorne Smith
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The Mephisto Waltz

Jacqueline Bisset’s in a heck of a fix. Her hubby Alan Alda has been seduced by promises of fame and fortune from creepy concert genius Curt Jurgens, and is responding to weird overtures from Curt’s daughter Barbara Parkins. The pianist’s mansion is stuffed with occult books, and he displays an unhealthy interest in Alda’s piano-ready hands. Do you think the innocent young couple could be in a diabolical tight spot? Nah, nothing to worry about here.

The Mephisto Waltz

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Kl Studio Classics

1971 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Brad(ford) Dillman, William Windom, Kathleen Widdoes, Pamelyn Ferdin, Curt Jurgens, Curt Lowens, Kiegh Diegh, Berry Kroeger, Walter Brooke, Frank Campanella.

Cinematography: William W. Spencer

Film Editor: Richard Brockway

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Ben Maddow from a novel by Fred Mustard Stewart

Produced
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Burned at the Stake: Cinematic Witchcraft Through the Ages

Life isn’t easy for witches. Sure, they have magical powers, live for hundreds of years, and can fly around on broomsticks — but it’s not all fun and games. Beyond the stinging social stigma attached to those who witch for a living, there’s also the constant threat of unruly villagers brandishing torches and pitchforks, hungry for a good old-fashioned witch-burning. It’s starkly amusing to recall that the archetypal witch caricature was born out of the cold-blooded, unlawful murder of innocent people, acts committed vainly in the name of religion. On film, the witch is prolific, with countless examples dating back to the dawn of the art form.

When examining the witch film genre, mounting similarities cannot be ignored. Some employ the witch in fairy tales, macabre bedtime stories intended to evoke fear and wonderment in equal measure. Others depict a society gone mad, fingers ever pointed at
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Disc Deals: 50% Off Criterion Blu-rays at Amazon

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The Barnes & Noble sale may have ended a couple of weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still buy some Criterion Collection releases for 50% off. Best Buy is currently having a 50% off sale on a number of Criterion releases, and Amazon has begun to match their prices.

Thanks to everyone for supporting our site by buying through our affiliate links.

A note on Amazon deals, for those curious: sometimes third party sellers will suddenly appear as the main purchasing option on a product page, even though Amazon will sell it directly from themselves for the sale price that we have listed. If the sale price doesn’t show up, click on the “new” options, and look for Amazon’s listing.

I’ll keep this list updated throughout the week, as new deals are found, and others expire. If you find something that’s wrong, a broken link or price difference,
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Best Witches In Movies

The Witch Queen’ in The Last Witch Hunter.

The Witch: I’m not a witch, I’m not a witch!

Sir Bedevere: But you are dressed as one!

The Witch: *They* dressed me up like this!

Crowd: We didn’t! We didn’t…

The Witch: And this isn’t my nose. It’s a false one.

Sir Bedevere: [lifts up her false nose] Well?

Peasant 1: Well, we did do the nose.

Sir Bedevere: The nose?

Peasant 1: And the hat, but she is a witch!

Crowd: Yeah! Burn her! Burn her!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Throughout history, witches have always gotten a bad rap. The Salem Witch Trials proved that.

Things didn’t improve with the birth of cinema. Filmmakers have had a magical time telling the tales of sorcery, magical powers and witchcraft.

Good or bad, funny or downright scary, their stories have fascinated moviegoers and these burnt offerings show no signs of slowing down.
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Movies This Week: February 13-19, 2015

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Quite a few special events are happening this weekend for Valentine's Day that don't include the supposedly kinky sex of Fifty Shades Of Grey. Tonight at the Marchesa, the Austin Film Society is having a special premiere screening of 5 to 7. The movie stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Berenice Marlohe (Skyfall). If you'd rather go for classic romances on Saturday, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane is having a Gone With The Wind feast and Ritz is having a Casablanca feast. If you're a single women or gay man, you may prefer a Valentine's Day screening of Magic Mike at Alamo Lakeline. For that movie, the Alamo's typical "Don't Talk" rules are suspended and specialty cocktails are on the menu for a real free-for-all.

If you're completely twisted, then Alamo South Lamar has you covered too. They're teaming up with Chiller and Mondo for a Cannibal Holocaust screening on Saturday late night.
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Films Starring James Mason, Veronica Lake and Robert Mitchum Hit the Criterion Collection for April

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Films Starring James Mason, Veronica Lake and Robert Mitchum Hit the Criterion Collection for April
The Criterion Collection has announced the selection of six titles to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in April, 2015. The Criterion editions will feature non-compressed audio files, digital picture restoration and each is accompanied by an essay from a prominent critic. Special edition interviewees and commentators include Martin Scorcese, Noah Baumbach and more. Synopses of the films below are courtesy of Criterion: "Sullivan's Travels"Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan ("The Palm Beach Story's" Joel McCrea) decides to make "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, Sullivan hits the road disguised as a hobo. En route to enlightenment, he meets a lovely but no-nonsense young woman ("I Married a Witch's" Veronica Lake)—and more trouble than he ever dreamed of. This comic...
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Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante on 'I Married a Witch,' Starring Veronica Lake

Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante on 'I Married a Witch,' Starring Veronica Lake
A Criterion Grab Bag! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director and Tfh creator Joe Dante introducing "I Married a Witch."A savvy satire of both political and sexual gamesmanship, I Married A Witch, based on an unfinished novel by Topper author Thorne Smith, would seem to be the perfect union between two brilliant moviemakers, Rene Clair and Preston Sturges (Clair directed, Sturges produced). It’s full of his stock company of character actors but Sturges left the production due to artistic differences. Despite having its concepts ripped off by lesser productions over the years, this remains a strikingly modern and hilarious movie that hopefully will find new audiences through Criterion’s stellar digital transfer.
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I Married a Witch

A savvy satire of both political and sexual gamesmanship, I Married A Witch, based on an unfinished novel by Topper author Thorne Smith, would seem to be the perfect union between two brilliant moviemakers, Rene Clair and Preston Sturges (Clair directed, Sturges produced). It’s full of his stock company of character actors but Sturges left the production due to artistic differences. Despite having its concepts ripped off by lesser productions over the years, this remains a strikingly modern and hilarious movie that hopefully will find new audiences through Criterion’s stellar digital transfer.

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Ann Carter, Former 1940s Child Actress, Dies at 77

Ann Carter, Former 1940s Child Actress, Dies at 77
Ann Carter, who was a tiny Veronica Lake lookalike, with similarly flowing blonde hair, when she appeared in two prominent supernatural-themed films of the 1940s, “Cat People” sequel “Curse of the Cat People” and Lake starrer “I Married a Witch,” before polio ended her career, died Jan. 27 in North Bend, Wash., after long bout with ovarian cancer. She was 77.

Carter made 18 films, beginning with a trio of roles, the first two uncredited, in 1941 and 1942: “Last of the Duanes”; “I Married a Witch,” the delightful comedic fantasy in which she briefly played the daughter of Lake and Fredric March; and Norway-set WWII pic “Commandos Strike at Dawn,” starring Paul Muni, for which she was appropriately Nordic-looking.

The 1944 Val Lewton horror film “Curse of the Cat People” was essentially focused on Carter’s character, and she had a substantial role as a child who befriends the dead first wife of her father.
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'Curse of the Cat People' Star Ann Carter Dies at 77

Ann Carter, a former child actress who starred in the haunting 1940s fantasy The Curse of the Cat People before her career was curtailed by polio, has died. She was 77. Carter died Jan. 27 in North Bend, Wash., after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. Carter also appeared as Veronica Lake’s daughter in I Married a Witch (1942), as a young Norwegian girl opposite Paul Muni in the war movie Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) and as Humphrey Bogart’s daughter in the murder thriller The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), also starring Barbara Stanwyck. At age 7, Carter starred as

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The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Part Four: Criterion Collection

There is Nothing, and I mean Nothing I love more present-wise than catching up on the Criterion Collection releases I may have missed throughout the year. Here are some I want to especially recommend for the holidays and gift giving. Behold the wonder of Chaplin and Cassavettes. The Martin Scorsese World Cinema Project and the massive Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman box set. Grand upgrades from DVD to blu-ray include Autumn Sonata and Eyes Without A Face. First timers to blu-ray include Robert Altman's landmark seventies film Nashville, Elio Petri's magnificent Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion and the whimsically weird and witty I Married A Witch. There is literally something for everyone in the Criterion Collection catalogue. ...

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Fright At Home: October 8th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

It’s Tuesday; new release day! We’re back with Fright At Home to run down this weeks latest DVD & Blu-ray’s that you should be eyeing, and this one’s a doozy. October 8th is jam packed with horror classics, cult obscurities, euro-trash, and even some sexploitation! Truly a massive week for boutique labels and major studios alike. Check it all out below, and repeat after me: “being broke never felt so good, being broke never felt so good…”

Scream Factory’s All Night Horror Marathon Vol.1

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What’S The Matter With Helen?

Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud).

The
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'The Purge,' 'The Exorcist'

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Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:

"Much Ado About Nothing"

What's It About? Joss Whedon's ("The Avengers") modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic follows two couples with different takes on romance. Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Beatrice (Amy Acker) are older and disdainful of their love, while the sweet young Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Hero (Jillian Morgese) are deeply absorbed by their love.

Why We're In: Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is a refreshing and charming take on the classic comedy for its unique blending of the Shakespearian dialogue with a contemporary setting and aesthetic. While it sticks to the original content and doesn't add anything wholly revolutionary, it's nonetheless an entertaining addition to the canon of Shakespeare film adaptations.

Rt & Follow to win @JossWhedon's #MuchAdo About Nothing on Blu-ray! @MuchAdoFilm arrives in stores on 10/8! Rules: http://t.co/QjgiJGpzN5

- moviefone (@moviefone) October 7, 2013 Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of
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'Hangover 3', 'Laurence Anyways', 'Purge', 'Chucky' and 'After Earth' On DVD & Blu-ray This Week

Laurence Anyways I do have a copy of this one and it's a film that just might make my top ten this year. I saw it at the Cannes Film Festival last year and it served as my introduction to writer/director Xavier Dolan and having now seen all four of his feature films I'd definitely say this is his best. I really hope more people find the opportunity to see not only this film, but everything else he has to offer.

Stalag 17 I can't remember when I watched Billy Wilder's Stalag 17, but I enjoyed it very much and would love to return to this black comedy meets action film centered in a WWII Pow camp. Starring the likes of William Holden and Otto Preminger, this flick won Holden the Best Actor Oscar in 1954 and is one I would recommend you check out. I don't have any details on this Blu-ray,
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In October, Criterion Marries a Witch, Gets Uninvited, Loses Face, and More

You know those movies your cinephile friends geek out about? The Criterion Collection is their steward. They've spent years curating a selection of classic and contemporary films that have been deemed significant to the craft of filmmaking for one reason or another, and every month they bring four to five new titles into the modern age with new DVD and Blu-ray releases sporting extensive extras and the best remasters you can find. This month, the Criterion Collection honors brings us Michelangelo Atonioni's La Notte, and then dives into the spirit of the Halloween season with René Clair's I Married a Witch, Lewis Allen's haunted house pic The Uninvited, and Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face. We also get a box set of five films by John Cassavetes. For a full breakdown of each release, just keep reading.

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The 3D IMAX Wizard Of Oz is here!

So it’s a bit early, but if any motion picture deserves a year-long celebration it’s this one. This weekend, film goers are getting a true treat. The 1939 (August to be exact) classic The Wizard Of Oz is back on Imax screens and in 3D for the very first time. Sure most of you have seen it on cable TV or on home video, but an opportunity to see this gem on the big screen should not be passed up. I mean this is a film that has become a huge part of our culture . The movie itself is legendary as are the stories about its making. There’s even a feature film comedy (Under The Rainbow) that’s set backstage (but I wouldn’t consider that Chevy Chase flick a classic).

Since I’m sure you’re familiar with the plot, lets’ talk about some of the backstage stories.
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: I Married a Witch

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 8, 2013

Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Criterion

Veronica Lake and Fredric March get supernatural in I Married a Witch.

Veronica Lake (Sullivan’s Travels) casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in the 1942 supernatural screwball comedy I Married a Witch.

In the classic movie, many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, Jennifer (Lake), the blonde bombshell with the broomstick, finds herself drawn to one of them—a prospective governor (Fredric March, Design for Living) about to marry a spoiled socialite (Susan Hayward, Where Love Has Gone).

One of the more popular movies the innovative French director René Clair (Le million) made in Hollywood, I Married a Witch is a comic film confection bursting with playful special effects and sparkling witticisms.

The Criterion DVD and Blu-ray feature the following:

• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural
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Criterion Announces October 2013 Titles: 'La Notte', Cassavetes, 'The Uninvited' and 'Eyes Without a Face"

Criterion has announced their October 2013 releases and it includes brand new Michelangelo Antonioni, the company's first DVD box set Blu-ray upgrade and a Blu-ray upgrade of a film many were talking about when Holy Motors premiered last year. First is Antonioni's La Notte (10/29) starring Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau, which I first watched on Netflix Instant what feels like a long, long, long time ago. I can hardly remember the story of a couple who confront the issues within their relationship and the world around them over the course of one night. The version I saw was dark and I can only assume this new 4K digital restoration will be worth the price even if the included features are merely a couple of new interviews, an essay by Richard Brody and a 1961 article by Antonioni. Another new title to the collection is Lewis Allen's 1944 haunted house feature The Uninvited
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Michelangelo Antonioni's 'La Notte' Leads Criterion's October Slate

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Breaking open your piggy bank, "borrow" some money from your little brother, sell those rare baseball cards (do people still do that?) and maybe take on an extra shift at work. Criterion's October slate has been revealed and it's another bounty for cinephiles. So let's dive in. The pick of the crop is easily the arrival of Michelangelo Antonioni's classic "La Notte." Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau and Monica Vitti steam up the screen in this long, long unavailable movie, so you should be pre-ordering this thing now, even if the extras are a bit slim, relegated to a couple of scholarly type interviews and an essay by Richard Brody. Ah well, you'll still be able to luxuriate in a new, crisp, high def 4K transfer and enjoy a movie that has not been on home video in any legit release in ages. Going down the genre route, Criterion has
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