Leonard Maltin Recommends

Let noted film expert Leonard Maltin be your guide to lost treasures and under-appreciated gems. Watch video introductions by Leonard Maltin to learn what makes these films stand out as must haves.

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28 movies 42 movies
$645.00* $845.00*
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If you want to own a great movie collection, you need to find the best films. To make this easier for you, we've partnered with film critic, historian, and movie lover Leonard Maltin to bring you a collection of historically significant films, and modern movies that you may have missed.

Since 1969, Leonard Maltin has been editing the influential Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, which appears annually, and he currently hosts the television show Maltin on Movies. Now Leonard shares his film expertise with our customers so that they can discover and collect underappreciated gems and lost treasures of cinematic history. Kaleidescape is proud to present video introductions in which Leonard shares his thoughts, personal anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes tidbits about the movies in the new Kaleidescape Collection Leonard Maltin Recommends.

For example, in one video introduction, Leonard explains that he chose Living in a Big Way - one of Gene Kelly's rare commercial flops - because it contains two of Kelly's most masterful dance performances. And of course, these are bookmarked on the Kaleidescape System so you can jump right to them. In another, Leonard tells the story of the 1902 short, A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès, the subject of Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Remarkably, this was originally available in a color print as well as in black and white. The color version was considered lost but French film archivists ambitiously restored a recently discovered heavily damaged copy. Now you can experience color as it was originally done: with each frame painstakingly hand-colored.

Please enjoy these video introductions and discover some great films. You can even order the whole collection to enhance your personal library. We will be working with Leonard Maltin to introduce new movies to this collection quarterly.

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  Name Year Cast Director Available On Kaleidescape Extras
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 Lew Ayres
Louis Wolheim
John Wray
Slim Summerville
Lewis Milestone Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Animal Kingdom 2010 Ben Mendelsohn
Joel Edgerton
Guy Pearce
Luke Ford
David Michôd Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Arthur Christmas 2011 James McAvoy
Hugh Laurie
Bill Nighy
Jim Broadbent
Sarah Smith Blu-ray & DVD
Baby Face 1933 Barbara Stanwyck
George Brent
Alfred E. Green DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
The Big Trail 1930 John Wayne
Marguerite Churchill
El Brendel
Tully Marshall
Raoul Walsh Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Brand New Day 2009 Rocky McKenzie
Jessica Mauboy
Ernie Dingo
'Missy' Higgins
Rachel Perkins Blu-ray & DVD
Captains Courageous 1937 Spencer Tracy
Mickey Rooney
Melvyn Douglas
Lionel Barrymore
Victor Fleming DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Catfish 2010 Nev Schulman
Megan Faccio
Ariel Schulman
Melody C. Roscher
Ariel Schulman
Henry Joost
Blu-ray & DVD
Exporting Raymond 2011 Phil Rosenthal
Stanislav Duzhnikov
Anna Frolovtseva
Boris Klyuyev
Phil Rosenthal Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Flipped 2010 Madeline Carroll
Callan McAuliffe
Rebecca De Mornay
Anthony Edwards
Rob Reiner Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Fort Apache 1948 John Wayne
Henry Fonda
Shirley Temple
Pedro Armendariz
John Ford Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Get Low 2009 Robert Duvall
Sissy Spacek
Bill Murray
Lucas Black
Aaron Schneider Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Gun Crazy 1949 Morris Carnovsky
John Dall
Berry Kroeger
Peggy Cummins
Joseph H. Lewis DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Le havre 2011 André Wilms
Kati Outinen
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Blondin Miguel
Aki Kaurismäki Blu-ray & DVD
Heartbreaker 2010 Romain Duris
Vanessa Paradis
Julie Ferrier
François Damiens
Pascal Chaumeil DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Hondo 1953 John Wayne
Geraldine Page
Ward Bond
Michael Pate
John Farrow Blu-ray & DVD
I Love You Phillip Morris 2009 Jim Carrey
Ewan McGregor
Leslie Mann
Rodrigo Santoro
John Requa
Glenn Ficarra
Blu-ray & DVD
Incendies 2010 Lubna Azabal
Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
Maxim Gaudette
Rémy Girard
Denis Villeneuve Blu-ray & DVD
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Joan Rivers
Melissa Rivers
Don Rickles
Kathy Griffin
Ricki Stern
Annie Sundberg
Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Lady for a Day 1933 Warren William
May Robson
Guy Kibbee
Glenda Farrell
Frank Capra Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Last Train Home 2009 Changhua Zhang
Suqin Chen Qin
Zhang Yang Zhang
Tingsui Tang
Lixin Fan DVD
Living in a Big Way 1947 Gene Kelly
Marie McDonald
Charles Winninger
Phyllis Thaxter
Gregory La Cava DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Mars Needs Moms 2011 Seth Green
Dan Fogler
Elisabeth Harnois
Mindy Sterling
Simon Wells Blu-ray & DVD
Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2008 Vincent Cassel
Cécile De France
Gérard Depardieu
Gilles Lellouche
Jean-François Richet Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 2008 Vincent Cassel
Ludivine Sagnier
Mathieu Amalric
Gérard Lanvin
Jean-Francois Richet Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Mid-August Lunch 2008 Valeria de Franciscis
Marina Cacciotti
Maria Cali
Grazia Cesarini Sforza
Gianni Di Gregorio DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Nora's Will 2008 Fernando Luján
Enrique Arreola
Ari Brickman
Juan Carlos Colombo
Mariana Chenillo DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Nowhere Boy 2009 Aaron Johnson
Anne-Marie Duff
Kristin Scott Thomas
David Threlfall
Sam Taylor-Wood Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
OSS 117: Lost in Rio 2009 Jean Dujardin
Louise Monot
Alex Lutz
Rüdiger Vogler
Michel Hazanavicius DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Prom 2011 Aimee Teegarden
Thomas McDonell
De'Vaughn Nixon
Danielle Campbell
Joe Nussbaum Blu-ray & DVD
Queen to Play 2009 Kevin Kline
Sandrine Bonnaire
Jennifer Beals
Valérie Lagrange
Caroline Bottaro DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Senna 2010 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Frank Williams
Ron Dennis
Asif Kapadia Blu-ray & DVD
Solitary Man 2009 Michael Douglas
Mary-Louise Parker
Jenna Fischer
Imogen Poots
Brian Koppelman
David Levien
Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Submarine 2010 Noah Taylor
Paddy Considine
Craig Roberts
Yasmin Paige
Richard Ayoade Blu-ray & DVD
The Tillman Story 2010 Josh Brolin
Pat Tillman
Dannie Tillman
Richard Tillman
Amir Bar-Lev Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
Top Hat 1935 Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Edward Everett Horton
Helen Broderick
Mark Sandrich DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
A Trip to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès
Victor André
Bleuette Bernon
Jeanne d'Alcy
Georges Méliès Blu-ray & DVD
Tucker & Dale vs Evil 2010 Tyler Labine
Alan Tudyk
Katrina Bowden
Jesse Moss
Eli Craig Blu-ray & DVD
UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection 1948 John T. Smith
Marian Richman
Hans Conried
Marvin Miller
John Hubley
Robert Cannon
Walt Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines 1941 Clarence Nash
Billy Bletcher
John McLeish
Pinto Colvig
Jack Kinney
James Algar
Win Win 2011 Paul Giamatti
Amy Ryan
Bobby Cannavale
Jeffrey Tambor
Tom McCarthy Blu-ray & DVD Watch Leonard's Comments
The Winning Season 2009 Sam Rockwell
Emma Roberts
Rob Cordory
Emily Rios
James C. Strouse DVD Watch Leonard's Comments

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