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    The Last Blockbuster coming to Blu-ray

    I recently TLB doc. earlier this week, and it was very interesting, compelling, and nostalgic. I admittedly wasn't much of a movie fan in the VHS days - so, was much more into renting after I got my first DVD player back in 2003; access to the plethora of movies & TV shows on DVD made me both a...
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    Jessica Walter, star of Play Misty For Me and The Group died

    Huge fan of '70's cinema & TV, so am very saddened to hear about the passing of both Jessica Walter and George Segal. Play Misty for Me (1971) is one of my favorite Eastwood films. I really felt sorry for the JW character - despite her heinous acts in the movie. The film features a creepy...
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    George Segal dies at 87

    Sad news, but unfortunately not unexpected. California Split is one of late director Robert Altman's best films; great movie about gambling - but was about a lot more than that. Both Segal & Elliot Gould were fantastic in this. Also liked that this featured Reno, Nevada in one sequence - the...
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    Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

    I've been watching Hawaii Five 0 sporadically - but chronologically - on DVD for the past year or so. I recently started the 6th season. Extremely strong series, and I've enjoyed every episode (so far). It was interesting that in two episodes in the first several seasons, a similar plot point...
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    Criterion Press Release: The Parallax View (Blu-ray)

    Re: The Game - I did like the film, though it did require the viewers to "suspend disbelief" to a great extent. However, I will agree that TPV was far superior - for all of the reasons mentioned.
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    Criterion Press Release: The Parallax View (Blu-ray)

    The Conversation & Three Days of the Condor are both excellent films, and are definitely more accessible than TPV. However, I find TPV to be slightly better than either of those due to the film's disturbing complexity; it's "homage" (if you want to call it that) to the aforementioned political...
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    Criterion Press Release: The Parallax View (Blu-ray)

    My interpretation of the film's ending was that
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    Pre-Order Girl, Interrupted (1999) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Great news! Girl, Interrupted is an amazing film, with stellar performances from the entire main & supporting cast, including Brittany Murphy, Angelina Jolie, etc. This is also my favorite Winona Ryder performance. The late '60's soundtrack is also incredible. I re-watched the DVD a while...
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    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    I was more of a browser rather than a shopper at Border's Books. They had a good selection of books, graphic novels, and physical media (CD's/DVD's) - but I considered them way overpriced -even though they were MSRP. And, they almost never had sales. I remember CD's there being about $17-18...
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    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    Back OT: The pic. above from a recent Best Buy is spot-on re: the decline of physical media in retail stores. The heyday of Best Buy's physical media section was probably the mid- 200X's/early 20XX's. Wow. You could go in there and find a plethora of DVD's, early Blu's, and CD's. In the...
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    Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    I saw all four seasons of ST: Enterprise (2001 - 2005) on DVD in the 200X's & more recently on the Blu-ray set. I am truly blown away by the show - I felt that it was extremely well-done and interesting. The characters were likeable, the acting was solid, the scripts were exceptional, and the...
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    Press Release Star Trek Discovery: Season One (Blu-ray)

    I watched Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, on Blu-ray a while back. Excellent show! I was extremely impressed by the storyline, effects, acting, and cast. Well-done! Some observations: -Great opening theme credits & song; it had a retro late 1960's vibe/tone, which was obviously an...
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    Fugitive comes to DVD in a 33 disc set on Nov. 1st 2011

    Due to my relatively recent interest in old Quinn Martin TV shows (The Invaders, TSOSF) I have decided that my next classic TV show viewing will be the iconic 1960's series The Fugitive. I've never seen the series before (it was well before my time), but do remember the now-iconic 1993 Harrison...
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    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    Possibly; I suspect that in many of these cases it's not worth it to a potential company to remaster the TV show/film (for either a physical media release or streaming) because they feel the release wouldn't make a profit. Also, music copyright issues can be & are a huge roadblock when it comes...
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    DVD Review The Invaders: The Complete Series DVD Review

    Recently finished S01. Again, incredible series. One of the many stand-out episodes was "Panic". This revolved around a young alien who was on the run from the main group of aliens. He had some kind of condition that caused any human he touched to freeze to death. He presented himself as a...