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  1. Mark VH

    BVHE Press Release: Soul (4K UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I think Up is the best movie Pixar has ever made - the first 5 minutes rightfully gets lauded but I think the rest of the film is criminally underrated for that reason - and have a particular fondness for the Docter oeuvre. I'd rate Soul as the second best of his entries, just ahead of Inside...
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    Criterion Press Release: Nightmare Alley (1947) (Blu-ray)

    Cool that they got Kim Morgan to write the essay for this one, as I believe she co-wrote the screenplay for the new version of the film coming later this year with Guillermo Del Toro.
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    Criterion Press Release: World of Wong Kar Wai (Blu-ray)

    Let's hope so, because egad, that greenish tint looks absolutely AWFUL. And it's not just the caps, as the text indicates that's how the transfer is encoded (even though Tooze talks himself into thinking it looks good, as he will). We know Criterion have gotten fast and loose with greenish...
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    Pre-Order Psycho (1960) 60th Anniversary (4k UHD)

    I emailed the same thing today and (yes, to their credit), got a response back. However, mine just repeated that they had "sent out the wrong disc and are working to correct the issue," with no indication that another one was being sent out. Not sure what's happening over there.
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    The World of Wong Kar-wai

    The answer to Criterion's refusal to release 4K discs seems fairly simple to me: Criterion is becoming a streaming company. They (rightly) see the end of physical media on the horizon and now view their physical product as supplementary to their streaming presence, and so they're likely just...
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    Muppets C. Carol

    Wonderful news. I’d effectively given up on ever getting to see this film complete again. Wonder if they’ll do a physical 4K release, or even just a standard blu in addition to the Disney+ version. I’d happily grab a new physical copy.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Wonder Boys – in Blu-ray

    Sorry (but not surprised) to hear this didn’t receive better treatment. Guess I’ll stick with my DVD and/or catch an Amazon Prime stream whenever the mood to revisit the film strikes me - which it often does, because it’s an absolute gem. It deserved better.
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    Pre-Order Wonder Boys (2000) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It’s a tremendous movie, one I’ll stop and watch to the end any time I come across it on cable. A rare comedy made by adults for adults featuring adult characters you want to spend time with talking like adults and messing up their lives in truly adult ways. Incredibly funny, wise, sexy...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Best Years of Our Lives -- in Blu-ray

    Wonder if this means Warner is gearing up for a re-release via Warner Archive. Or, God willing, maybe it’ll be a Criterion release. I believe there was a restoration that debuted a few years back at the TCM festival, so it’d be great to see that on Blu.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Late to the party, but anyone know the time frame for when the "correct" Psycho disc would be on store shelves? Would the incorrect one have been pulled? I'd like to buy the standalone Blu-ray, but it seems to make sense to wait until all the wrong versions have been removed from circulation.
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    PHE Press Release: Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

    Yeeeeeah this reeks of a desperate studio trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of one of its beloved franchises. Nothing wrong with that in principle but the movie’s not salvageable. I know it has its defenders. I am not one of them. As Siskel once said to Ebert regarding a missing reel of a...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Airplane (Paramount Presents) – in Blu-ray

    Critic Glenn Kenny had a good piece on the more "problematic" aspects of Airplane! last year that's worth a read: https://decider.com/2019/07/18/the-problematics-airplane-glenn-kenny/. It remains the funniest movie I've ever seen and the one that still makes me laugh harder than any other...
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    Dear Best Buy...

    I think you're being overly optimistic.
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    Dear Best Buy...

    Erm...where did you hear this rumor?