‘Dying Room Only’ (1973): Vacation ends badly in solid suspenser

Available through Warner Brothers’ Archive Collection (a real rarity, considering how few MTVs from this era have made it onto disc), ABC’s 1973 telemovie, Dying Room Only, directed by Philip Leacock, written by the master, Richard Matheson, and starring Cloris Leachman, Ned Beatty, Ross Martin, and Dabney Coleman, is a model of efficient, effective suspense.… Read More ‘Dying Room Only’ (1973): Vacation ends badly in solid suspenser

‘Three on a Couch’ (1966): Jerry Lewis comedy offers few laughs

Mill Creek Entertainment has released the Jerry Lewis Comedy Triple Feature, a single disc—that’s a lot of info crammed onto one disc—collection including 1966’s Three on a Couch (first time on DVD, I believe), 1968’s Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, and 1969’s Hook, Line, and Sinker. Now…these aren’t exactly the titles I’d pick… Read More ‘Three on a Couch’ (1966): Jerry Lewis comedy offers few laughs

‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): True crime thriller with Neil Patrick Harris

Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, the true-crime made-for-TV movie that originally aired on NBC back in November, 1993. “Dramatized” (uh oh…) from Leslie Walker’s non-fiction book, Sudden Fury, which detailed the 1984 killings of Bob and Kay Swartz by their adopted… Read More ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): True crime thriller with Neil Patrick Harris