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  1. Christian D66

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Ebert told me most of my favorite 80's movies including THE EVIL DEAD (how do you miss the clever lo-fi filmmaking?) were bad but THE GOLDEN CHILD was awesome.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    You're being willfully obtuse and denying that THE THING s considered a classic today and that it's box office failure was due to critics like Ebert's very deep "it's the barf-bag movie of summer." Yeah, that's shitty criticism and fits with Rex Reed. Ebert's been objectively wrong at the start...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Movies like THE THING and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and EVIL DEAD and so many others could have used a critic's help. Ebert loved the awful THE GOLDEN CHILD and told people not to see the lovely BTILC. As an aware geek in the 80's, I knew Siskel and Ebert were hurting a lot of films now...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Ebert also gave thumbs-down to THE THING and most of the best 80's genre films. Lovely man, awful critic. I remember every single audience for all of those 80's summer of films. I've never seen an audience react as they did to GREMLINS or RAIDERS or TOD or BTTF. I was the TARGET for THE GOONIES...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I have no doubt another audience might react different and younger kids would eat it up. Yes it made money but the film promises a sequel that doesn't come and it was not well-reviewed. I watched audiences as much as the film growing up and you can tell when the film connects. I loved BIG...
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    International Flash Gordon (1980) (4k UHD) 8/3/20

    Does the new 4k disc include the fantastic short teaser with just Sydow's voice saying "Earth is doomed, etc, who will save you now ?" and the title spins into view and then "Coming This Summer"? I've only seen it on my VHS trailer comp Grampas Sci-Fi Hits...it's one of my favorite teasers ever.
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    International Flash Gordon (1980) (4k UHD) 8/3/20

    I lived down the street and regret not going to that screening. How did i pass up a chance to meet one of my favorite 007's?
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Goonies - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I might check this out in 4K, but I was so caught up in Spielberg 80's fever I cut sophomore class to see this opening day -- and had my first major theatrical letdown. Not funny, racist (I was 13 and groaned at the Mexican maid scene) and Donner's typical uninspired direction bolstered by...
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    International Flash Gordon (1980) (4k UHD) 8/3/20

    He was not slumming. He loved FG as a kid and wanted to play this kind of big villain. He's the single best thing about the film because he relishes every moment onscreen.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Airplane (Paramount Presents) – in Blu-ray

    So true. Compare the TV POLICE SQUAD! to the film version -- he plays it dead straight in the series. In the films they make him more self-aware, less funny.
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    Blu-ray Review Murder by Decree Blu-ray Review

    Thanks, that's great to know. The KL is awful. Why this major Wilder film has been so neglected...
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    Blu-ray Review Murder by Decree Blu-ray Review

    The soft diffuse look is a staple of Clark's work, especially present in A CHRISTMAS STORY. I can always tell a Bob Clark film by the titles, diffusion and his auteur move: a scene where a character or characters laugh uncontrollably (in almost every film including here and BLACK CHRISTMAS). I...
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    UHD Review A few words about…™ Spartacus - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The credits look fantastic, deep black and those blues...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Hair (Olive) - in Blu-ray

    https://www.earwolf.com/episode/treat-williams/
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Hair (Olive) - in Blu-ray

    I'm happy the film is on blu-ray nontheless. And Williams did a great podcast with Gilbert Gottfried talking about his experiences.