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Ferin Films Loves Movies!

Ferin Films loves movies and we want to recommend some of our favorites… and we have a lot of favorites.  Hopefully you will see something you like for yourself or for someone else. If you click on the link, it will open a new page in Amazon where you can buy the film, or anything else you wish. We appreciate your patronage and want you to enjoy all of the wonderful films out there. The big budget ones and the low budget ones that you make of your family on vacation.


Star Wars Trilogy on DVD.

When I saw the original Star Wars film, it was in its 18th week. When I got to the theater, the line wrapped all the way around the building. It changed the way the public and the movie studios viewed the "B-level" sci-fi movies.

Metropolis is a landmark film and it amazed audiences in 1927. For decades, much of the film had been lost. Now, this edition restores as much as the film as possible by scouring sources from around the world.

An interesting fact is that many different edits were made by distributors that changed the plot of the film, now it is restored with its original story.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

The Wrath of Khan brings back Richardo Montalbon who reminds us that, "Revenge is a dish best served cold... and it is very cold... in space."

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

A fun romp with Indy (Harrison Ford) and his father (Sean Connrey). An entertaining blend of action and humor.

The Lathe of Heaven

Starring Bruce Davison, this is the first film ever produced by PBS. Highly sought after for years, this film is finally on DVD. Unfortunately, at the time in 1980, no one had the forethought to hang on to the completed film print!! After being transferred to video, it was destroyed. The DVD is created from a "restored" video transfer.

  The Marx Brother's comedy is timeless and still entertains today. This is a great collection of their best films: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup. There were times that production would stop because the film crew could not stop from laughing. Perfect timing, language twists and musical fun make these films terrific fun.
Alfred Hitchcock is still known as a master of film making. In Rear Window, his star, Jimmy Stewart, spends the entire film in a wheel chair in the same room. It took a master craftsman and superior actors to make this an engrossing film that lasts each time it is viewed. What was truly amazing about this film was that virtually everyone knows how this film is going to end but it truly keeps you on the edge of your seat. The methods they used to create film is equally phenomenal, creating a documentary realism. It is drama that holds you from beginning to the end. William Holden and Alec Guinness lead the cast in this classic. Although it could be called a "war film", it is highly appealing to people who do not consider themselves fans of the genre It is on virtually all top 100 films lists that you will come across.
People love to quote lines from films. Young Frankenstein is probably the film that is quoted more than any other. The extras are plentiful here too. An interesting fact is Mel Brooks wanted to cut the "Putting On The Ritz" scene but Gene Wilder convinced him to keep it in the film and it has come to be the highlight of the film. Sean Connery was consistently a suave and entertaining James Bond. Goldfinger has everything that you expect in a classic bond film, women, guns, bad guys, oh yeah, women with really weird names. OK, well, Austin Powers is one of those love it or hate it films. That said, this has bits of James Bond, In Like Fint, The Prisoner and every other spy flick rolled into a funny film. Bond met "Odd Job", Austin Powers met "Random Task". Dry humor, wet humor, it has it all. Even an unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism right out of "Live and Let Die".. If you have never seen it, take a look, if you like it, you'll want to see it again and again. Yeah Baby!




Ferin Films Loves Music!


A collection of new and not-so-new music for you to add to your music library.


The Beatles Anthology

The ABC-TV promos said, "Your watching A-Beatle-C" when they were promoting this special event of the 3 Beatles reuniting. The DVD chronicles their rise to fame and the turmoil they had along the way. They changed rock music.


I cannot give bigger praise to this band from Australia. Don't take my word for it, listen to some of their samples. Holy cow, what a fantastic band. Some songs are performed by John Field, others sung by Bronwyn with power house vocals. They have a big rock band sound and cross over several genres. Check this one out!

The link is for the MP3 album, the CD itself is also available on Amazon.

Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" really shot them into the spotlight. Clocks, In My Place and The Scientist are all top notch rock songs.

A benefit concert with Phil Collins, Carl Perkins, Jimmy buffet, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. The sound is phenomenal as well as the mega-band they create when they all appear on stage to perform the Golden Slumbers medley from Abbey Road. Aimee Mann first broke into the top 40 with "Voices Carry" as the lead singer of 'Til Tuesday. Aimee eventually went solo and has been bubbling in the underground ever since. Although she hasn't had another big hit, she keeps getting rave reviews. Bachelor No. 2 is a great album. The lyrics to "Deathly" are a standout. If you haven't heard her since her hit, start with this album and you are sure to want more. Even more underground but just as deserving is Lizzy West. Starting out busking in NYC, she was discovered and given a record contract. Dusty Turnaround is the hit song of off this album that everyone missed out on making a hit. A unique voice and style makes her stand out.

This 80s progressive rock band scored a world wide hit in 1986. Since then, they have an enormous fan base. Marillion has quietly continued to score some firsts such as flying onto the charts in England just 2 years ago although they had no record label behind them. The lead singer changed in the late 80s but they have stayed true to creating songs with thoughtful lyrics and top notch musicianship. Misplaced Childhood is the album that made the world take notice.

  Another accomplishment by Marillion was having a such a dedicated fan base, donations from fans funded their North American tour 10 years ago. All releases since the mid 90s have been on their own label. Record companies have started to watch this band closely to see how they can continue to make musical and marketing breakthroughs without a major label. Once a Marillion fan, always a Marillion fan. Here is their newest album.   There was a point in the 60s where The Monkees were selling more albums than The Beatles and Rolling Stones combined. In 1986, MTV exposure brought a new generation of fans to this group, bringing all of their original albums back into print. For years, they struggled to prove their own skills to the world. While they did not write all of their songs or play instruments on them because they were not allowed to play. As they hit successes, they demanded to be heard. Their 3rd album featured only them playing and singing. The following albums were a mix of them and the worlds best studio musicians. On their huge hit, Pleasant Valley Sunday, that is really Mike playing the guitar, really Micky on drums, Peter on bass and you can hear each of them singing.

Abbey Road on Vinyl.

The Beatles back on Vinyl! New collectable pressings of Abbey Road. Play it or put it in a frame to hang it on your wall. Paul McCartney said one of the reasons they used the name "Abbey Road" was that it they could walk outside the studio to take a picture. The picture has since turned into Rock-n-roll history. The biggest selling vinyl album of 2010!


Angie Hart scored success as the "front man" for Frente! Now her own person, new newest solo album is Grounded Bird. She has a sweet, angelic voice that is very endearing. She has even appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer performing in scenes at "The Bronze".

Abbey Road on CD.

The last Beatles album. They wanted to make one last album, "Like they used to." Half of the album was to satisfy John with some straight-forward group recording sessions. Half was meant to be for Paul where they created lavish productions. At a time the group was falling apart, they never sounded more together.


Here is someone that you probably don't know, but should. James Lee Stanley is a singer-song writer who writes poignant lyrics with a smooth voice. He has been performing for years and has had several near-misses with success.

Of late, that has been changing with rave reviews for his album "All Wood and Stones", with John Batdorf from Batdorf and Rodney.

Here is a recent solo effort.

  Even Bono (U2) said that after he got over the "un-coolness" that surrounded this group, its pop mastery shows through and he is a huge fan. Solid musicianship, first rate production values and lyrics that standup over time, these are the top pop songs of the 70s and early 80s. The poignancy of "The Winner Takes It All" was what became a moving swan-song.  

Leonard Cohen is an extraordinary song writer that has been covered by 100s of artists. Suzanne and Hallelujah are two of his best known songs. Hallelujah has been covered in the Shrek soundtrack as well as American Idol in 2008.

This collection is a 2 CD set of the "essential" works, and they mean it.







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