What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | April 28, 2014 at 1:22 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

Get Hard

Buy the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack right here.

The Decline of Western Civilization Collection

Buy the DVD right here.

A Place to Call Home

Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The Dovekeepers

Buy the Blu-ray at Amazon.com.

While We’re Young

Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Last Knights

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Of Girls and Horses

Buy the DVD right here.

Ghosthouse & Witchery

Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Sunshine Boys

A showbiz partner often thinks his sidekick is a pain in the neck. Lewis and Clark have lower anatomical opinions of each other. In writer Neil Simon’s warm stage-to-screen adaptation, Walter Matthau and George Burns play feuding vaudevillians reteaming for a TV special – if they survive rehearsals. Matthau earned a 1975 Best Actor Golden Globe® Award and Oscar® nomination for his cantankerous Willy Clark. And as hilarious deadpan Al Lewis, George Burns turned his first on-camera film role in 36 years into a Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winning performance and a relaunch of his movie career. Also winner of Golden Globesr for Best Comedy/Musical and for Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin, The Sunshine Boys is comic perfection from masters of the art.Buy the Blu-ray at WBshop.com.

Soldate Jeannette

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My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic

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Gangland Undercover

Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Doctor, You’ve Got to be Kidding!

Perky secretary Heather Halbran (Sandra Dee) is more than content with her life. She’sgot a college degree, three hot-blooded suitors (Dwayne Hickman, Dick Kallman and Bill Bixby) and a yen for her stuffy young boss (George Hamilton). So when she winds up in a family way after an unexpected one-night stand, Heather does her best to beat the baby to the altar by getting its unsuspecting father to finally break down and propose. A brisk and breezy comedy “who done it” based on a novel by Patte Wheat Mahan, Doctor You’ve Got to Be Kidding! also stars Mort Sahl, Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols and veteran character actor Allen Jenkins in his penultimate screen appearance. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Quick! Before It Melts

Robert Morse and George Maharis star in Quick, Before It Melts, a cool comedy about love and defection, based on the novel by The New York Times reporter Philip Benjamin. To prove he’s worthy of his editor’s daughter (Yvonne “Batgirl” Craig), milquetoast journalist Oliver Cannon (Morse) agrees to head to the Antarctic and report from an underground naval base. Realizing a scoop will cut short his stay, Oliver decides to create his own news with the aid of photographer friend Pete Santelli (Maharis). Intending to fly in a bevy of beauties to convince a Russian scientist (Michael Constantine) to defect, Oliver must dream up a way to outwit the Navy if he’s to import the women, export the story and return home to marry his girl. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Frog Kingdom

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Banjo

When young Pat Warren’s (Sharyn Moffett) father dies, she moves from their farm in Georgia to live with her aunt, Elizabeth Ames (Jacqueline White), in Boston. But Elizabeth doesn’t like animals, and Banjo is no exception: The dog must stay outside. Then, although it breaks Pay’s young heart, Elizabeth sends Banjo back to Georgia. But Pay follows her beloved dog south… and into danger. A deeply moving family film directed by Richard O. Fleischer (Doctor Doolittle). Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Come Fly with Me

Love is in the air in this jet-setting romantic comedy starring Dolores Hart, Pamela Tiffin and Lois Nettleton. As stewardesses Carik Brewster (Tiffin), Bergie Bergstrom (Nettleton) and Donna Stuart (Hart) wing their way across the Atlantic, each loses her heart while flying the friendly skies. Carol has her sights on a handsome pilot (Hugh O’Brian) whose love affairs have landed him in trouble. Bergie, in the meantime, has nearly given up on love until a kindly widower (Karl Malden) convinces her it’s not too late. And sassy Donna falls hard for a wealthy baron (Karl Boehm) whose charm masks the fact he may not be exactly what he seems. An engaging reminder of a more innocent time when air travel was fun and glamorous, Come Fly with me was suggested by the novel Girl on a Wing and renamed after Frank Sinatra’s hit, which is sung by Frankie Avalon over the opening credits. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Five Came Back

Panama City-bound clipper Silver Queen has a full passenger load – and fans of fanciful Hollywood “B” adventures should climb aboard. Five Came Back is pure escapist fun – a tightly wound survival yarn about a diverse cross-section of travelers who have crashed in a dense jungle wilderness. They’re played by a gold-standard cast: scarlet woman Lucille Ball, hard-boiled pilot Chester Morris, fugitive socialites Patric Knowles and Wendy Barrie, professor C. Aubrey Smith, mob gunsel Allen Jenkins, extradited killer Joseph Calleia and police escort John Carradine. What starts as a team-building idyll soon grows desperately dark as ominous tribal drums signal a fate worse than death if they can’t repair their battered aircraft. Ball’s role served as a showcase for better parts at RKO and elsewhere in the years ahead. RKO and director John Farrow (The Big Clock, His Kind of Woman) would later remake this story (co-written by Dalton Trumbo and Nathanael West) with equal skill and starpower as Back from Eternity. You can’t keep a sturdy vehicle down! Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.