For show notes, please visit our corresponding discussion thread. Join Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten as they talk about movie aspect ratios, from their history, why we need them, and optical physics that help define them. Topics such as soft and hard matting, constant image height projection, and comparisons of […]
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 […]
Next Level Acoustics is shipping a new soundbar line, known as “Fusion Frame”, which is designed as a match for the Frame TV, created in 2017 between Samsung and design agency Fuseproject. The idea of this collaboration was to build a more aesthetically pleasing way to integrate a TV into […]
Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is a young man with down syndrome who has no caregiver and is stuck by the state in an old age home to get the supervision he needs. Zak is enormously bored by the dull life in the home, where he only has elderly folks to interact […]
One of the most overlooked films of 2019, director Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded by the Light arrives on Blu-ray with in excellent transfer from Warner Bros.
Among the highlights in the careers of Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, and Leo McCarey, The Bells of St. Mary’s finally gets the Blu-ray release it deserves in Olive’s Signature film series.
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movi…tflix-for-physical-media-20191115-p53b1o.html An interesting piece that reinforces the old adage “can’t we all just get along?!?” Enjoy and be hopeful. Physical media isn’t dying. While streaming services would like everyone to think they are hastening its extinguishing, they’re not, and a whole cottage industry is starting to take advantage of it!
A great movie melodrama from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Irving Rapper’s Now, Voyager is one of the jewels in the Warner Brothers treasure trove of memorable films.
Enclave Audio has announced two new wireless home cinema speaker systems within the CineHome product portfolio, namely the WiSA Certified CineHome II and CineHome PRO, as well as a CineHub wireless transmitter. Enclave says that the wireless capability means setup of the CineHome systems is quick and easy, but also […]
A Russian Police Officer, Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzeneggar), is sent to America to track down a Georgian drug lord, Viktor Rostavili (Ed O’Ross). Arriving in Chicago he is paired with street cop Art Ridzik (Jim Belushi). Hijinks and high explosives ensue when the pair buddy up to take down their […]
Universal Solider is now 27 years old and is, despite all its clunky nature, is still a very entertaining concept action picture. It’s all preposterous and yet, wisely, doesn’t take itself too seriously. The blend of martial arts, gunplay, vehicular carnage, and solid action set pieces combine to make something […]
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham return together as the eponymous Hobbs & Shaw in a Fast & Furious sequel (spinoff?) that misses the mark more often than it hits it.
By the 1940’s, Billy Wilder had already established himself in Hollywood as a successful screenwriter, but had expressed issues with the way his scripts were being handled by other directors (Hold Back the Dawn being one example). Hoping for a chance to direct in order to maintain control of what […]
Regular readers of our news bulletins will know that we rarely cover music players or, heaven forfend, budget headphones. But we couldn’t ignore this new player from MIXXTAPE, funded by Kickstarter, and which resembles a cassette – a product that even got recognition at CES earlier this year in the […]
Speaker manufacturer MartinLogan is presenting “Artists in Motion,” a collection of short films spotlighting musicians who are passionate about their craft. The company says that the artists whose names you might not know (yet) all share a common goal: to achieve “Truth in Sound.” MartinLogan is known for its electrostatic […]
So Vertigo was screened in 4K last year.. https://www.seenit.co.uk/alfred-hitchcocks-vertigo-gets-4k-digital-restoration-to-mark-60th-anniversary/ is there any rumors or movement on some of his films coming to UHd Blu ray or 4K digital streaming?
Two of the late 1990s top action stars team up in 3000 Miles to Graceland, a movie that has a promising premise (Elvis impersonators robbing a casino) that peters out very quickly.