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  1. Josh Steinberg

    Pre-Order Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Well, you know, some rich people spend their money on expensive cars or giant mansions or art collections or restaurant investments and no one bats an eye when they do that. I find it somewhat interesting that when a rich person decides to invest his own money into his own project, that rather...
  2. Josh Steinberg

    International Hellzapoppin' (1941) on region free Blu-ray from Anolis (Germany)!

    Mine just got here too! Thanks again Patrick, this has been on my radar for years, will be a pleasure to see it for the first time in high quality.
  3. Josh Steinberg

    The One...The Only...JAWS

    Yup. The credit card companies charge about 4% to restaurants, they’re now allowed to pass that on to consumers (which didn’t used to be the case), can’t say I blame them. But if the credit card companies aren’t going to get a 4% bonus on every dollar you spend anymore by customers opting for...
  4. Josh Steinberg

    The One...The Only...JAWS

    You’re going to start seeing more and more of that everywhere, as the regulation that forbid charging different prices based on payment method was amended to allow businesses to do so as long as it’s clearly disclosed at point of purchase. I saw that on a recent trip to Vegas with their cabs and...
  5. Josh Steinberg

    Pre-Order Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I think Costner anticipated that the Yellowstone audience would follow him to theaters, but what we keep seeing a lot of in this modern era of filmmaking is that success isn’t really transferable anymore. People that enjoy an actor in one project don’t follow that actor to his next project in...
  6. Josh Steinberg

    Pre-Order Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Disc announcements and premium streaming dates at this proximity to a theatrical release is now industry standard.
  7. Josh Steinberg

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Mutiny on the Bounty -- in HD-DVD

    For what it’s worth, I was meaning more “home video release” than specifically the Blu-ray vs HD-DVD sales for that title. It would have been more accurate for me to have said that Warner spent a small fortune creating the master that was the source of the HD-DVD and BD releases at a time when...
  8. Josh Steinberg

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in 4k UHD

    And the answer remains the same as what I said before:
  9. Josh Steinberg

    Superman (2025)

    Majority of stuff “leaked” looks like material being filmed in broad daylight in public spaces. Easy for paparazzi to grab photos. As long as people keep clicking on the links to look at the photos, the clickbait sites get their hits which continues the cycle of them publishing more and more...
  10. Josh Steinberg

    Captain America: Brave New World (2025)

    Not yet - they never got to make the movie adaptation out of the book where Ford’s Jack Ryan does become President (maybe this is that film at last). :)
  11. Josh Steinberg

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in 4k UHD

    The disc market is fragmented and there isn’t one single overriding reason that disc purchasers are using to determine their purchases. Some people are buying solely for playback quality. Others are interested in the physical object and prioritize things like package design that make an item...
  12. Josh Steinberg

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Mutiny on the Bounty -- in HD-DVD

    With respect, it’s not as simple as that. Warner spend a significant amount of money on the earlier Blu-ray edition, and like many other catalog titles released on Blu-ray, sales were below expectations and the release did not turn a profit. As was the case with many catalog releases at the...
  13. Josh Steinberg

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in 4k UHD

    Because they believe it will sell, and they are in the business of selling discs.
  14. Josh Steinberg

    Captain America: Brave New World (2025)

    Marvel presents “Clear and Present Danger” :)
  15. Josh Steinberg

    R.I.P Shelley Duvall

    I grew up on Faerie Tale Theatre. A tremendous loss of a unique talent.
  16. Josh Steinberg

    Blu-ray Review Apollo 11 Blu-ray Review

    I haven’t seen the 4K disc (it’s a UK import I think) but I think it was the Digital Bits that said it’s the same as the 4K digital.
  17. Josh Steinberg

    Blu-ray Review Apollo 11 Blu-ray Review

    Apparently the HDR for the 4K version was graded very “hot” giving the movie an unnaturally oversaturated look. I prefer the SDR grading on the Blu-ray version.
  18. Josh Steinberg

    If (2024)

    I went into it not knowing much about it, just that it was a hot day outside and that we needed something air conditioned to do with the kids out of the house. They’re almost 5, so probably a little young to grasp every part of the movie, but they never appeared bored and seemed to like it. So...
  19. Josh Steinberg

    Press Release WHV Press Release: Watchmen - Chapter 1 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    This appears to be a new direct to video production from Warner’s DC animation unit.
  20. Josh Steinberg

    2024 At The Box Office

    I love etymology.
  21. Josh Steinberg

    Civil War (2024)

    I would love for that to be true. Based on interviews I’ve read with Garland about the film, he’s mentioned that his relatives (parents maybe?) were journalists and the movie was meant to be a tribute to them and the work they do, and to show them as the heroes of the story. I don’t feel...
  22. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I suppose it is but I think the movie is made in a way to support an extended runtime with audience immersion. It’s not really paced in such a way to be split apart hour by hour - it depends on you getting caught up in the momentum of it and keeping track of who characters are, where they are...
  23. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    But the thing for me about seeing it in a theater was that I found myself transported by the film in a way I don’t think I would have been in smaller chunks on TV at home. I think the story will work fine on both platforms but I’m not sure the audiences will “feel” the movie the same way at...
  24. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I think this project could work in both formats. That happened with one of Quentin Tarantino‘s films, I forget which, where there’s a movie version and a miniseries version.
  25. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I would much rather applaud the intentions and ambitions behind this project than to take glee in it not being the runaway financial success that was probably never in the cards to begin with. Frankly, I think some of the glee being taken in its underperformance is unseemly. A lot of the same...
  26. Josh Steinberg

    Civil War (2024)

    It certainly speaks towards the film being a compelling and worthwhile endeavor that so many of us can see the same movie and have different ideas of what to take from it. That, to me, is a success.
  27. Josh Steinberg

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in 4k UHD

    Yes. Where it becomes a bit of a gray area is when there’s a new 4K disc of a film where the prior Blu-ray was from a poorer quality master. Advances in both scanning technology and compression technology mean that most 4K discs today will by default look better than Blu-rays from nearly 20...
  28. Josh Steinberg

    Civil War (2024)

    I think there are times when artists/filmmakers create a work with the intention of saying one thing, but that the actual work ends up conveying a different point than the one the filmmaker intended, and that’s what I felt watching this film. I think Garland was attempting to make the points...
  29. Josh Steinberg

    Regal Plans to Upgrade Its Movie Theaters

    In general, market research shows the same conclusion repeatedly, which is that the average moviegoer attends the theater 1-2 times a year. A much smaller group attends more frequently. It doesn’t really make financial sense to pour a huge amount of resources into trying to convince people who...
  30. Josh Steinberg

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) -- in 4k UHD

    There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s simply a matter that the original camera negative no longer exists, and what elements do still exist don’t inherently have 4K worth of visual information within them - which is true of many, many films. A photochemical restoration wouldn’t change that. There...
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