Sunday, October 21, 2012

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Oct. 14th - Oct. 20th

Madonna playing baseball and a kid with a dragon this week. Enjoy?

1.) A League of Their Own (1992) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 16th, 2012

In a small town in Oregon, farm girls Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller are sisters who compete with each other, even over the little things. With so many young men overseas fighting the Axis, there is a danger that professional baseball will be shut down for the duration of the war. A well-known candy manufacturer, Walter Harvey, contrives the idea to create a professional baseball league for women; both the keep the sport alive and to make a buck or two. Dottie is recruited by a scout for this new league but refuses to go unless her sister is allowed on the team. These women, along with their team-mates, begin a journey that opens up a whole new world, far beyond that of the baseball diamond, lead by team manager, Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up star ruined by alcohol and angered and embarrassed to be the coach of a girl's team.

2.) Pete's Dragon (1977) | Blu-ray Release Date: October 16th, 2012

An orphan is befriended by a dragon, invisible to all but him, who helps him find a home with a lighthouse keeper and his daughter, even as they are pursued by the boy's corrupt foster family and a charlatan medicine man out to destroy the dragon for his own greedy purposes.

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Peter Murphy said...

I am an avid fan of the sport that has base ball bases on it but, I haven't seen the movie "A League of their Own". I think I'll be going to a nearest movie store to see if they already have this movie.