A Face in the Crowd chronicles the rise and fall of Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a boisterous entertainer discovered in an Arkansas drunk tank by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal), a local radio producer with ambitions of her own. His charisma and cunning soon shoot him to the heights of […]
Shenzhen-based Skyworth held a global media launch at Caesar’s during CES in which it introduced seven TV models and announced a new global brand strategy. The company also picked up a 2018-2019 Global TV Brands Gold Award gong for its 65S9A/XA9000 TV. The 65S9A/XA9000 includes a PQ processor and AI […]
Its with great sadness that we heard about the passing of Nick Redman today. He was a great friend not only to Home Theater Forum, but to music and movie fans everywhere. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Julie and all of the Twilight Time family. Here is […]
In other CES news from Sony, the company introduced the HT-X8500 Soundbar – a Dolby Atmos/DTS:X single soundbar with built-in subwoofers – an HT-S350 Soundbar, as well as a new UBP-X800M2 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. “Whether it’s the stunning 4K picture achieved with the new UBP-X800M2 4K Ultra HD […]
Sony announced the new MASTER Series Z9G 8K LCD televisions at CES last week. The MASTER Series products are considered the company’s best TVs and aim to provide better picture quality, color, contrast and clarity “approaching that of a professional-grade monitor.” They also include a Netflix Calibrated Mode and IMAX […]
Portrait Displays has announced the CalMAN PatternGen, a built-in video test pattern generator for the 2019 CES-launched Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV, which we covered last week on here. CalMAN PatternGen is a pattern generator built into the 2019 Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV and accessed with CalMAN color calibration software. It […]
BenQ has announced the availability of its HT8060 and HT9060 CinePro 4K UHD HDR home cinema projectors for $7,999 and $8,999, respectively. The company says that the new light engine technologies – including CinematicColor and its latest DLP chipset – combine to make the products the industry’s first sub-$10K installation […]
LG has launched a limited-time promotion on its LG OLED 4K Ultra HD TVs to the “lowest price ever” now through February 2nd at authorized retailers in the US. This Black Friday-type promotion is being pushed just in time for the major upcoming sporting events of the next few weeks, […]
Alien (1979), 40th Anniversary Edition coming to UHD (4K) Blu-ray, 1 April 2019 (yes I know what day that is). NOTE: The April 1st release date is for the UK version. TDB noted that a U.S. release may follow a week or so later. http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/011419-1100
Although not mentioned on the cover artwork, Sony celebrates the 25th anniversary of Cliffhanger by releasing it on 4K UHD Blu-ray with updated picture and sound.
During the 1960’s, when cinema was undergoing a change in dynamics, one of its leading stars – Marlon Brando – was stuck in a bit of a rut. For much of the decade, he appeared in movies that weren’t really well received by either critics or audiences, although some of […]
Felix Feist may not be name that rolls off the tip of the tongue. He spent the 1930s directing shorts of M-G-M, along with the occasional feature film – Deluge (1933). At the end of is career, he produced (and directed) various television programming from The Californians, Adventures in Paradise, […]
National Lampoon had a hit on their hands with Animal House and it would take four years before they brought another film to the big screen with Class Reunion, a film largely reviled by critics and ignored by movie goers. This isn’t a good movie, but for those of us […]
I’ve heard that this is supposedly coming from Shout, and includes THE BLACK CAT(1934), THE RAVEN(1935), THE INVISIBLE RAY(1936), and BLACK FRIDAY(1940). Can anyone confirm this?
Van Heflin leads a wonderful ensemble cast in 1954’s Black Widow, where he plays a Broadway producer who becomes ensnared in a murder case when an aspiring 20-year-old writer is found dead in his apartment. Filled with mystery, style, and red herrings, Black Widow makes for a fun night at […]
Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her most famous role as Laurie Strode in the 10th sequel to Halloween(1978), which succeeds in its effort to create retroactive continuity ignoring the other 9 sequels.