The Moderns: Eliding 1920s Paris with 1980s Los Angeles

By Samuel B. Prime In its opening moments, Alan Rudolph’s nineteen-twenties art world period piece The Moderns (1988) gently fades from a crisp, historical black-and-white to the rich, warm palette of a smoky Parisian café. Its camera encircles the face of its protagonist, a struggling painter by the name of Nicholas Hart (Keith Carradine). It…

The Plague Dogs – Release Update

Many of you have emailed us about our upcoming release of The Plague Dogs (Shout Select #41), and we wanted to let you know that we have heard your concerns loud and clear! Since we announced this title, we have been in contact with the film’s director, Martin Rosen, and are now working with him in…

Police Woman And The Case Of The Phantom Episode

Our upcoming release of Police Woman: Season Three has been met with a great deal of excitement from fans of the series and of its star, Angie Dickinson. There has also been a question from some regarding the presence (or lack thereof) of an episode entitled “Barney,” which appears on many online episode guides for…