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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Singin' in the Rain -- in 4k UHD

    I have repeated 4k freeze on many discs on my OPPO 203.
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    3D Meet Bob Furmanek: HTF Golden Age 3-D Consultant

    Waiting for my FFF on the way -- I don't see any online reviews yet though.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Halloween III Season of the Witch -- in 4k UHD

    EC Comics had some seriously violent and gruesome stories including killer Santas and axes in the head and razor blades in the hall...so I could see HIII fitting right in. Just re-watched the Amicus EC films (uncut) that are pretty fun and bloody for the day.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Halloween III Season of the Witch -- in 4k UHD

    Since I was a Fangoria kid, I knew what to expect and loved the idea as I hated HALLOWEEN II. I heard the confusion in the audience opening weekend but I loved it then and now. It's a truly subversive approach but the film and marketing should have let the audience know what was in store. It...
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    Pre-Order Legend (1985) Limited Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The US cut is literally edited like an MTV video and the International cut is not. So the US scenes actually lack flow and rhythm but I admittedly love the TD score minus the horrible Jon Anderson song at the end. The 2k looks amazing and every image is like a painting. What I miss in the US...
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    Blu-ray Review Bugsy Malone – Blu-ray Review

    Even as a geek kid I found this film's conceit so strange I could never gel to it despite liking the music and having a childhood crush on Jodi Foster. I questioned the premise of the splurge guns and the obvious editing used to make it work -- did the targets die or...? I remember when the film...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Clockwork Orange -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    And Scott complained that Kubrick took his most manic takes, the ones he didn't like, and used those in the film (to not always great effect as some of Scott's takes are exactly the kind of over the top style that would lead Kubrick to letting Nicholson chew through doors). Hayden works because...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Clockwork Orange -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    That's like saying "You can't criticize satire for being obvious!" And yeah, I consider SP easy obvious satire (puppets shitting themselves! Peter Jackson did it smarter). By that standard, all satire must be viewed uncritically. DR. STRANGELOVE is my peak film satire. ACO, with all its...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Clockwork Orange -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    So is the novel but minus the fish-eye grotesque lens of the other characters. And knowing Kubrick's work, Deltoid's overacting is just that. What POV is the writer's eyes bulging as Alex sings?
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Clockwork Orange -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The irony is that yes, ACO is one of the most faithful book-to-film adaptations in terms of closely following scenes and of course the narration. BUT. The POV of the film is not Burgess but Kubrick. Look at the Cat-Lady who is shown as an aggressive loudmouth (as Pauline Kael rightly pointed...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Clockwork Orange -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    When I was 15 and first saw ACO I thought it was brilliant. Over the years, I've come to dislike Kubrick's overplaying of all the actors, the peak of his worst instincts and the cheap easy answers as opposed to the novel. Now it's on my rung of Kubrick I never need see again while BARRY LYDON...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Nashville (Paramount Presents) – in Blu-ray

    I saw NASHVILLE with Altman in the audience at the Austin 1999 Film Fest. It just seems like one of the greatest American films ever made.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ King Kong (1976) – in Blu-ray

    Except she has actual dialogue to explain why which I always forget why because Dwan is dumb no mater how you spell it...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ King Kong (1976) – in Blu-ray

    I thought it looked fine and could only tell it was a TV scene usually by the fact I hadn't seen it before. There's only two scenes that should have been included, with Bridges telling Dwan that if Kong dies they can't be together and the badly filmed death of Grodin. Even as a kid in the...
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