It’s always an interesting challenge, when a series of films arrives in a new format – all previously released – and most with varying degrees of technical production and post-production differences in their histories. Such it is, with Paramount’s new 4k Blu-rays of the Mission Impossible series. Mission Impossible – […]
The Woman in the Window, a 1944 Fritz Lang film, produced by Nunnally Johnson, and photographed by Milton Krasner, is pure mid-’40s noir. But with a touch of It’s a Wonderful Life and Wizard of Oz, thrown in for good measure. I’ll not discuss, as to give away a plot […]
MartinLogan has announced five new Class D-powered subwoofers ranging in price from $400 to $1,700, namely the Dynamo 400, 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X. The X in the model names designates onboard wireless technologies, which will include app based controls via Bluetooth, wireless Anthem Room Correction, and wireless signal connection […]
DISH has introduced Amazon Alexa voice capabilities that will give customers the ability to set recordings, launch apps and navigate menus on Hopper family set-top boxes. This update build on DISH’s existing Alexa voice functions, including the ability to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search content. “We are working to […]
A collection of all 30 Universal Classic Monster films from 1931 – 1956 with a 48-Page collectible Book and hours of bonus features including Behind the Scenes Documentaries, the 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula, Featurettes on Boris Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce, 13 Expert Feature Commentaries, […]
Disney’s second attempt to adapt Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time tries way too hard yet achieves so little.
Aardman Animation’s latest feature, Early Man¸arrived with little fanfare in US theatres this past February, dwarfed by the runaway hit Marvel’s Black Panther and grossing just under $9 million domestically. Lionsgate brings the film to Blu-ray with an exceptional transfer.
Disney finally releases its first catalog title on 4K UHD Blu-ray with Brad Bird’s The Incredibles, likely to tie-in with the theatrical release of its sequel.
Does anyone have any idea if or when Universal Home Entertainment will get around to releasing the science fiction classic movie THIS ISLAND EARTH on Blu-Ray ??? There was talk about this back in 2005 for its 50th Anniversary, but that came and went without it happening. A special edition […]
The concept worked. Create a great, catchy title, and build a film around it. And it probably worked for no one better than for Val Lewton, the king of the horror/thrillers at RKO from 1942 to 1946. A period during which he produced nine extraordinary low budget films, and left […]
It’s a clash of east coast vs. wild west when Jean Arthur and John Wayne meet in this romantic comedy that features a bit of a western flavor. The two leads have great screen chemistry, which more often than not makes up for writing and direction that are content to […]
Jason Kelly (Zak Efron) is tasked with bringing his recently widowed grandfather Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro) home to Florida. Jason is already uptight over his imminent nuptials to fiance Meredith (Julianne Hough) and work pressure from dad David (Dermot Mulroney), but reluctantly agrees. It becomes immediately clear that Dick […]
HBO’s signature series Game of Thrones makes its 4K debut with Season One. But is it worth the upgrade?
Warner and MGM’s reboot of Tomb Raider arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray with a stellar transfer, but the movie is seriously lacking in joy and humor.
Steven Spielberg and Universal’s highly successful and popular dino franchise, Jurassic Park, roars on to 4K UHD Blu-ray with superb updated transfers and room-rumbling new DTS: X sound mixes sure to please any fan.
Pioneer and Onkyo Corporation has today announced specs of its Elite VSX-LX503 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver, available June 17th with an MSRP of $1,099 USD and $1,449 CAD. The multi-talented black box will offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio codecs with speaker layouts maxing out at 7.2.4 channels, and […]