After a solo showing last week, this week has eight featured titles. Classics and some fun fill the Pick of the Week and Queue Qualified sections, while some critical acclaimed films from earlier this year are coming to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in the Buzzed About section. Lots of interesting flicks to consider.
Pick of the Week
In Cold Blood
Richard Brooks' film adaptation of Truman Capote's legendary true crime novel is also one of the great true crime movies. Gritty realism makes this black & white production as modern feeling as any film today. Often filmed in the real locations where the real life events took place, the film follows the police's pursuit of Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock after their ruthlessly slaughter the Clutter family. Robert Blake as Perry and Scott Wilson as Hickcock are like lost children, never realizing what they've done until it's too late. With its even-handed approach, it's a complex study of crime that has been rarely matched.