Sinatra's screen work celebrated
Frank Sinatra never considered acting to be his forte. Yet the legendary crooner, who made his screen debut as a singer with the Tommy Dorsey Band in 1941's Las Vegas Nights and went on to appear in 57 more pictures, turned in some remarkable performances over his film career.
Frank Sinatra never considered acting to be his forte.
Yet the legendary crooner, who made his screen debut as a singer with the Tommy Dorsey Band in 1941's
Las Vegas Nights
and went on to appear in 57 more pictures, turned in some remarkable performances over his film career.
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) and Warner Home Video (
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) commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iconic singer's death with four impressive boxed sets featuring a total of 18 films.
Frank Sinatra: The Early Years Collection
($39.98; not rated) has Sinatra honing his craft - and always singing - in the early films,
Higher and Higher
It Happened in Brooklyn
The Kissing Bandit
Frank Sinatra: The Golden Years
($39.98; not rated) includes one of Sinatra's most powerful turns, as a drug addict in Otto Preminger's harrowing
The Man With the Golden Arm
(1955), which co-stars Kim Novak. Other titles include Sinatra's only directorial job, the weak anti-war tale,
None But the Brave
(1965) and the terrific comedy
The Tender Trap
(1955), which co-stars Debbie Reynolds.
Some of Sinatra's best spins as a song-and-dance man are collected in the three-DVD
Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly Collection
($24.98; not rated), which features the musical masterpiece,
On the Town
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
In The Rat Pack Ultimate Collectors Edition
($59.98; not rated), Sinatra & Co. star in five of the funniest films from the early 1960s, including
(1960), John Sturges'
(1962), the Robert Aldrich-helmed
4 for Texas
Robin and the 7 Hoods
Last, but not least, the five-film
Frank Sinatra MGM Movie Legends Collection
($39.98; not rated) includes two of Sinatra's most famous films, the classic indictment of McCarthyism
The Manchurian Candidate
(1962) and the brilliant musical
Guys and Dolls
(1955) teaming Ol' Blue Eyes with Marlon Brando. The boxed set also includes
The Pride and the Passion
Kings Go Forth
A Hole in the Head
Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set
(Lionsgate; $54.98; rated R), which is due out on Tuesday, is the perfect gift for fans of Sylvester Stallone, or people who just like to watch guys blow things up. The six-disc set, which contains all four Rambo films and about a gazillion special features shorts, comes in a studly metal box.
Sex and the City
's Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't always an intellectual sexpot babe. In her teens, she felt more like a square peg. Have a peek into her pre-history with
Square Pegs: Complete Series
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; $29.95; not rated), which contains all 20 episodes of her brilliant yet short-lived high school sitcom from 1982.
Fans of classic fantasy fare shouldn't miss producer Alexander Korda's
The Thief of Baghdad
from Criterion (
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; $39.95; not rated) scheduled for release Tuesday. The 1940 feature, which has a lush Technicolor feel, was noted for its groundbreaking special effects.
Luscious color and lush sets also pervades the five gruesome
Dario Argento Collection
from Anchor Bay (
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$49.98; not rated) which features
(1982), the Jennifer Connelly-starring
The Card Player
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