For their third jaunt into the Universal vaults Scream Factory has come away with another four films produced in 1939 and 1941. I just wish they were better films. Tower of London – 1939 A bit on the soft side for a Blu-ray, and better suited for a DVD. Decent […]
For show notes, please visit our corresponding discussion thread. Full Criterion visit documented in the podcast episode, available via the audio player below. Sam Posten and Home Theater Forum Co-Owner Ron Epstein visit Criterion Collection in New York. Sam interviews Technical Director Lee Kline, Producer Abbey Lustgarten and Audio Supervisor […]
For a long time in Hollywood up until the 1950’s, biopics often chronicled the lives of composers, politicians, and many other historical figures, but the spotlight was rarely turned on one of their own. With the release of Man of a Thousand Faces, Hollywood looked at one of the great […]
Turner Classic Movies will kick off the annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 16th with a 35th anniversary screening of Back to the Future with stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and co-writer and co-producer Bob Gale all in attendance. It will also be the world […]
Atlantic Technology has added hands-free Alexa voice control to the Gatecrasher1 wireless multi-room 2.1 stereo table-top audio systems, as part of ‘Works With Alexa’. The feature allows wireless connectivity to Alexa Enabled devices to control and play content through the device. Gatecrasher1 will operate with all Alexa devices, such as […]
Denon has announced a new suite of wireless multi-room speakers comprised of three models, the Denon Home 350 ($699), 250 ($499) and 150 ($249), all of which include HEOS Built-in capability and will be available from early next year. The HEOS app itself allows connection and expansion to other products, […]
***NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT*** Get ready for a another round of old school chills and thrills. The UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 4 is coming to Blu-ray on March 17th! This latest volume includes four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the true home of classic horror. This collection […]
American Ballet dancer Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at the elite German Tanz dance academy in a blinding rain storm as another student is fleeing. While she is refused entry, she returns the next morning to find that the woman she saw trying to escape, is now dead under violent […]
CLEOPATRA—SOUND OF MUSIC—MY FAIR LADY—PATTON—WEST SIDE STORY—WIND AND THE LION—DOCTOR DOLITTLE –HELLO DOLLY–KINGDOM OF HEAVEN—LAWRENCE OF ARABIA—-THELMA AND LOUISE–.SPARTACUS.—SOUTH PACIFIC Since Disney owns most of these films I’m a bit worried.
SVS has announced a family of new subwoofers, the 2000 Pro Series. All three models include a new 12-inch high-excursion SVS driver and a 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-550D amplifier with discrete MOSFET output. SVS says the subs come armed with tech gleaned from the 16-Ultra […]
Lithe Audio has updated its range of ceiling speakers to provide an improved “all-in-one” Bluetooth ceiling speaker solution for music streaming, and which will be available on Amazon US for $249.99 for one speaker, and $349.99 per pair. The new speakers also include aptX Low Latency, Bluetooth 5.0 and an […]
I always consider these types of releases as special gifts when Kino drops them on us. And these two, a single disc release of Murder (1930), along with five of his BIP (British International Pictures) titles, The Ring (1927), The Farmer’s Wife (1928), Champagne (1928), The Manxman (1929), and The […]
The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones finally arrives on physical media, besting the streaming digital version in both audio and video, plus a wealth of audio commentary tracks.
Post 43 and Retroformat Silent Films will present a one-time-only 35mm screening of the original 1925 version of Charles Chaplin’s The Gold Rush at the newly-renovated Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 (2035 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068) on January 18th. With the cooperation too of the Chaplin […]
Hello, Gang. I just got this Region B dual format edition of John Huston’s “Moulin Rouge” today from the UK. It’s produced by the BFI, so there’s lots of fun extras, commentary and a booklet. How does it look, you ask? Well, according to the little white letters that appear […]
The many millions of Downton Abbey fans are in for a treat with this most welcome return to the stateliness and splendor of a beloved television series now brought to the big screen with an opulence and splendor that the world of its characters deserves.
By the 1940’s, director Cecil B. DeMille had long been established as a master showman with films like The Ten Commandments (1923), The Sign of the Cross (1932), and Cleopatra (1934). John Wayne was just emerging as a major Hollywood star following a decade which saw him going from B-movie […]