Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still looking for a gift, we have a few suggestions for the cinephile dads out there. After the break, Check out these classics that were recently released on Blu-ray.



The 1980 prison drama Brubaker is directed by Stuart Rosenberg and written by W. D. Richter. Robert Redford stars as the new warden of a corrupt prison who attempts to unravel the mysterious scandal. Based on a true story, the film was acclaimed for its gritty realism and even nominated for a Best Writing Oscar. It’s a great film, and Redford’s performance is spot-on as always.


The Verdict

The Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet and written by acclaimed writer David Mamet. The film was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture. Paul Newman stars as a lawyer that takes on the Archdiocese of Boston in a malpractice suit when everyone says he should settle. This Blu-ray has some great special features.

Viva Zapata

Viva Zapata!

Directed by Elia Kazan and written by John Steinbeck, the 1952 Viva Zapata! was nominated for four Academy Awards, and co-star Anthony Quinn won for Best Supporting Actor. The film stars Marlon Brando as real-life Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. While not quite as good as the other films on this list, Viva Zapata is a solid film with some big names behind and in front of it.

All of these films are available now on Blu-ray, so impress your papa with some classics.

By Dan Koelsch

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