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Penrose Pickled Sausage, Big Mama, 2.4 Ounce, 12 count
Penrose Pickled Sausage, Big Mama, 2.4 Ounce, 12 count
Price: $12.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars No organ meat!, April 13, 2015
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These sausages are the best facsimile of the old Penrose pickled sausages. Some have voiced concerns about exactly what type of meat these contain. I contacted ConAgra and they confirm that these sausages do NOT contain organ meat. Just chicken, pork, and a bit of beef. The old Penrose sausages DID contain organ meat at one time, but ConAgra has changed to recipe. So enjoy!


Cobra Woman (1944) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - Spain ]
Cobra Woman (1944) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - Spain ]
DVD ~ Maria Montez
Offered by DaaVeeDee
Price: $33.68
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great print, but note that it's a BD-R, April 3, 2015
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Beautiful transfer that appears to be true HD.

A few notes, though. This Spanish import Blu-ray is actually a burned BD-R. It is indeed region free. It has English, Spanish, and German audio tracks and subtitles are removable.

Is it a bootleg? Not sure. There is no Universal logo to be seen on the packaging or the disc itself.

If you're a fan of this movie and want it on Blu-ray, this may be the only version ever released in that format. Just be aware that it is a burned instead of pressed disc.


Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves [Blu-ray]
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Maria Montez
Offered by A-B-C Titles & Media
Price: $21.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great British Blu-ray released from Eureka (the Masters Of Cinema ..., March 25, 2015
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This is a great British Blu-ray released from Eureka (the Masters Of Cinema company). It is region free and I seriously doubt that Universal will ever release it on Blu in the US. Unlike their Masters Of Cinema titles, Eureka really hasn't included much in the way of supplements/bonus features.

The color is not as vivid as seen on the COBRA WOMAN BD-R from Spain, but it's as good as this title gets. Unless Universal licenses this out to another company, it'll never see a Blu-ray release in the USA, so this edition is probably it.


Cobra Woman (1944) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - Spain ]
Cobra Woman (1944) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - Spain ]
DVD ~ Maria Montez
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see this on Blu.....but it's burned, not pressed., March 25, 2015
This is a beautiful transfer that appears to be true HD.

A few notes, though. This Spanish import Blu-ray is actually a burned BD-R. It is indeed region free. It has English, Spanish, and German audio tracks and subtitles are removable.

Is it a bootleg? Not sure. There is no Universal logo to be seen on the packaging or the disc itself.

If you're a fan of this movie and want it on Blu-ray, this may be the only version ever released in that format. Just be aware that it is a burned instead of pressed disc.


Dr. Gillespie Film Collection
Dr. Gillespie Film Collection
Price: $29.99
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish come true!!, November 26, 2014
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Finally, we get Lionel Barrymore's Dr. Gillespie on DVD! In my review of THE DR. KILDARE FILM SERIES earlier this year, I voiced a wish that Warner Archive would issue the Dr. Gillespie series. I doubt that my wishing aloud had anything to do with this release, but I'm glad to see it nonetheless.

Dr. Gillespie was Dr. Kildare's attending physician at Blair General Hospital, perfectly played by Lionel Barrymore. Crusty and curmudgeonly but with a heart of gold, he was the highlight of the Kildare series. At the height of that series, Lew Ayres was sacked from MGM and Gillespie moved to top billing for 6 additional films. He works with new "assistants" (interns/residents) in these films, notably Van Johnson and Keye Luke. The same supporting cast is back with guest bits from many up and coming MGM stars like Donna Reed.

The pathology seems generally limited to "mental cases," but the series is entertaining. The 6 films are spread across 3 discs. The version of this set I purchased from Amazon is burned, but Warner Archive is also selling the set through their website and mentions that the initial run of the set is traditionally authored (pressed). The only extra features are trailers.

It's fun to see these again as they've generally not been circulated except on TCM. By the last film in the series, Barrymore is almost reduced to an incidental character in a more or less film noir (DARK DELUSION, 1947).
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Possessed [Blu-ray]
Possessed [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Joan Crawford
Price: $12.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The source material is in great shape and is presented at a high bit rate, November 26, 2014
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This review is from: Possessed [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Joan made her blu ray debut with GRAND HOTEL. Then came JOHNNY GUITAR and THE WOMEN. Now The Warner Archive gives us the 1947 version of POSSESSED! The source material is in great shape and is presented at a high bit rate.

This disc has the same extras ported over from the previous DVD release. Warner Archive blu rays are traditionally replaced (pressed), not burned.

Great to see the Warner Archive releasing blu ray discs now! Keep 'em coming!


Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Jaws / E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial / Jurassic Park / The Lost World: Jurassic Park / Duel / The Sugarland Express / 1941 / Always) [Blu-ray]
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Jaws / E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial / Jurassic Park / The Lost World: Jurassic Park / Duel / The Sugarland Express / 1941 / Always) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Dennis Weaver
Offered by Warehouse Deals 4 Less
Price: $82.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a nice collection featuring some of Spielberg's Universal films, November 26, 2014
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This is a nice collection featuring some of Spielberg's Universal films. The titles previously released to blu (ET, JAWS, JURASSIC, LOST WORLD) are the same great transfers seen on those discs with the same extra features. The real reason I got this was for SUGARLAND, DUEL, and 1941. ALWAYS has its fans, but I'm not one of them.

Universal has done a great job on these films. Overall, very happy with this collection. Glad they included the extended version of 1941 but wish they'd included the TV version of DUEL (what we get is the International Theatrical Version at 1.85:1). Perhaps that's the version Spielberg prefers.


Picture of Dorian Gray, The [Blu-ray]
Picture of Dorian Gray, The [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ George Sanders
Price: $16.99
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Warner Archive blu ray disc!, November 26, 2014
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Yet another great Blu-ray from the folks at The Warner Archive. The transfer is beautiful with the source elements in great shape. All of the extras have been ported over from the DVD, including the Angela Lansbury commentary. The Technicolor inserts are intact.

This is a pressed, not burned disc release. Unlike regular Warner blu rays, these Archive releases have a high bit rate.


Clint Eastwood - The Blu-ray Collection
Clint Eastwood - The Blu-ray Collection
DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
Offered by CG Movies and Games
Price: $64.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eastwood's Universal Pictures, November 26, 2014
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This UK import is a great way to buy all of Eastwood's Universal films on Blu-ray. These are region free discs, and as the usual case with Universal, extras are sparse. All of the previous extras seen on the DVDs have been ported over to this release.

I suspect Universal will get around to releasing all of these in the U.S. eventually. Thus far, they've only graced us with single disc releases of some of these titles.


Night of the Big Heat [Blu-ray]
Night of the Big Heat [Blu-ray]
Offered by skyvo-direct-usa
Price: $34.28
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the presentation, November 10, 2014
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This Odeon Blu-ray presentation is the best I've ever seen for this title! While not perfect, as there is some print fading and other minor defects, this is 100 times more watchable than the bootlegs and TV prints floating around. The story itself is full of holes but the performances are quite good and it holds your interest.

The extras include a trailer and a 20 minutes profile of Christopher Lee, taken from Odeon's British Legends Of Stage and Screen. Get this disc as cheaply as you can, but as a genre fan, you'll want to own this one.

Oh, and it's also region free.


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