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  1. Felix Martinez

    Pre-Order Urban Cowboy (1980) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Looking forward to this! Nice cover, but where’s the beer bottle he was holding?
  2. Felix Martinez

    International The Elephant Man (4k UHD) coming from Studio Canal

    I also have the old Studio Canal blu-ray and its Region A compatible. It’s a good looking disc with a very nice 5.1 mix by John Neff. I hope that surround mix and orig theatrical mix are both incl in the new release.
  3. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula (1979) - in Blu-ray

    I could have sworn I read somewhere, or maybe I heard it from an interview with Badham, that the cross falling into the pool of water blessed it, allowing for the reflection revealing the vampire. Creative!
  4. Felix Martinez

    The Shining (1980) 4K

    I interviewed Gordon Stainforth right before the 5.1 mix first appeared on DVD, and I recall he said the assembly of the music cues included needledrops. While i guess it is possible to go back to original tape masters, there was so much work that Stainforth did with the music cues (including...
  5. Felix Martinez

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Hannibal -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I did a quick spot check and it’s a dramatic improvement over the blu-ray. Edit: caps-a-holic posted their comparison. Wow, bigger than I thought.
  6. Felix Martinez

    Waiting for Lawrence of Arabia and 2001 4K

    Well, I guess one can hope for an international LOA 4K disc release...
  7. Felix Martinez

    Tom Cruise speaks out about the Soap Opera Effect

    I also saw this demo years ago and was the first time I was exposed to this feature. I hated it. Looked like behind-the-scenes video footage. I looked closer and was very confused until I realized what was going on.
  8. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ingmar Bergman's Cinema -- in Blu-ray

    I was very fortunate to get this thru Amazon, before stock ran out. It is an exquisite set, with so much effort and thought into the presentation, sequence, etc that it is mind-boggling. Taking my time going thru the films (in the order presented), and then after each film reading the respective...
  9. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tucker: The Man and His Dream -- in Blu-ray

    I love this film also! I have been waiting for the upgrade from DVD for YEARS. As it turns out, I’m typing this a few miles from the Inglenook estate, where Mr. Coppola kept one of his Tuckers on display even after the lions share of the film memorabilia went up north to his relocated Coppola...
  10. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 2001: A Space Odyssey -- in BD & HD

    My go-to theater in South Florida. Excellent.
  11. Felix Martinez

    Jonny Quest coming to Blu from WAC

    Yep! The DVD set was quite nice but there were a few episodes that were horribly interlaced. Hope the blu-ray set addresses this.
  12. Felix Martinez

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Forrest Gump -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Wow, I just saw this and I thought it was a HUGE upgrade over the blu-ray. Viewed on Sony 350 4K (non-hdr) projector, 92 inch screen, Oppo 203.
  13. Felix Martinez

    Valley Girl (1983) (Blu-ray) coming from Shout Factory

    Great to see this finally announced on blu-ray. I’m not seeing Deborah Foreman on any of the special features listed...?
  14. Felix Martinez

    Thoughts on Nolan Collection 4K UHD films?

    I found the shadow detail on the films in their 4K UHD versions in this set to have an occasional odd glow, compared to other 4K discs I have (Dracula, Blade Runner, Sicario et al). Other than that, they look wonderful!
  15. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Unforgiven -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Deleted, apologies, but I will take the opportunity to thank Mr. Harris once again, for his few words!
  16. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Everest -- in Blu-ray

    I picked this up a couple months ago, and quite liked the film. Just saw this story, which feels like history repeating...very sad... http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/24/world/everest-asia-deaths-climbing/index.html
  17. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Special Effects Collection -- in Blu-ray

    I read somewhere that this set may be going (or is already) OOP - in any case, it was a good enough excuse for me to finally order and enjoy. Looking forward to it
  18. Felix Martinez

    3D Blu-ray Review The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet: THE HTF 3D ADDICT REVIEW

    I just saw it. I don't have a region free player, so I imported the region A/free? Netherlands blu-ray from Proxis, and set me back about $28 shipped for the 3 disc set. Could not believe it. What a wonderfully odd, awkward, beautiful film. Must be seen in 3D. Every shot is a diorama. A much...
  19. Felix Martinez

    3D Lowest price for top spot T. S. Spivet 3D movie?

    Just received the Netherlands set from Proxis. 3D and 2D blu-ray discs play perfectly, although they default to French audio. Toggling over to English was not a big deal. The DVD is different region code than U.S. but also, not a big deal for me. The extras are approx. 50% in French with no...
  20. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Fritz Lang's M (Import) -- in Blu-ray

    Just placed my order and Rec'd Mr. Gallagher's price. Looking forward to it!
  21. Felix Martinez

    3D Lowest price for top spot T. S. Spivet 3D movie?

    Stephen, I just ordered from Proxis. Hope I get the same set you rec'd! Fingers crossed...
  22. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Fright Night (redux) -- in Blu-ray

    In this new release, I am seeing slightly less contrast and - possibly as a result - color saturation, compared to the previous TT pressing. Very, very minor difference, but I was expecting the same image. Almost like a slight gamma adjustment that has also brought up the shadow detail a...
  23. Felix Martinez

    Tell me about Costco and their Blu-ray selection and prices

    Nice! Best Blu-ray purchase of my life might be the same set - SEALED at a consignment shop, for $12. I think they thought it was a laserdisc. However, I had already bought it at Costco, for the aforementioned price, so I gave it to my dad. He loved it (it's one of his favorite films)
  24. Felix Martinez

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    MisterLime, apologies if this has been mentioned, but any word on Valley Girl, with Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman?
  25. Felix Martinez

    Twilight Time indicates they will re-license some sold-out titles. BREAKING!

    Wow...I placed my order at 9:52 am this morning...must have sold out not long after
  26. Felix Martinez

    Anyone else have big movie collections?

    I'm 908 as of today. Just over 600 are blu-ray. I still have a handful of HD-DVDs, and the rest are DVDs. Not counting the 50 or so laserdiscs in the closet.
  27. Felix Martinez

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Once Upon a Time in America - Extended Director's Cut -- in Blu-ray

    Thanks for the comments, Bruce. I'm with you on the color of the old blu-ray. I think that all around the old blu-ray looks very good up until about the middle of the film, . At that point, thru the end credits, the image appears a bit more filtered, and if I recall correctly, the bitrate...
  28. Felix Martinez

    Criterion Press Release: Eraserhead (Blu-ray)

    Just in...Update on Eraserhead issue at Criterion: An email was received from a friend of mine who wrote in - a replacement will be available. I haven't rec'd my email yet, but others have rec'd a response from Criterion as well.
  29. Felix Martinez

    Criterion Press Release: Eraserhead (Blu-ray)

    I checked it against the official DL.com DVD, where it begins to fade to white then it cuts to pure white. The fade up to white still happens on the Criterion blu-ray (done in camera?) but the frames of pure white are now what appears to be black slug with sound underneath, then we're back. It...
  30. Felix Martinez

    Criterion Press Release: Eraserhead (Blu-ray)

    I think there might be a problem on the otherwise amazing blu-ray. It cuts to black @65 min with Henry and the Lady In The Radiator instead of the blast of white. A missing optical?