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  1. Ernest

    International THE ALAMO (John Wayne's extended cut)

    Amazon.de (Germany) is taking DOMESTIC pre-orders only for a May 12th release of The Alamo. The release will include 2 discs with the theatrical version (162 minutes) on BluRay and the extended cut of 3 hours 22 minutes on DVD. Koch Film Shop is the distributor and their advertisement shows...
  2. Ernest

    GREYHOUND

    Very intense, very good WW II movie about Allied conveys sailing across the North Atlantic in 1942 carrying critical supplies for Great Britain. 91 minutes of solid action with a Wolf Pack, as they were called, of German U-Boats attacking the convey relentlessly. Tom Hanks, as usual, is...
  3. Ernest

    CUT OFF

    While performing an autopsy a coroner finds a note in the skull of the corpse with his estranged daughter's phone number written on it. This is the beginning of an excellent murder mystery based on the best selling novel by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Toskos. The Blu-ray contains two audio...
  4. Ernest

    THE PAINTED BIRD

    The director is sparse on detail we understand the story takes places somewhere in Eastern Europe with WW II raging between the Germans and Russians. A family sends their young son to live with his aunt in a safer part of Eastern Europe. Unexpectedly the boy's aunt dies leaving him with no...
  5. Ernest

    RETREADS YOUR OPINION

    I don't know what other members think, I really have no real interest for a retread of Event Horizon or Escape From NY or upgrades to 4K. I want the good stuff on Blu-ray that is missing in action, The Alamo, The Abyss, True Lies, Raintree County, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Mountains of...
  6. Ernest

    AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD BD Release?

    Will we ever see a Blu-ray release for "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" an excellent movie shot on location in the Amazon. Starring Kathy Bates, Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hanna and John Lithgow as missionaries trying to bring religion to the indigenous people living in the Amazon. Tom Berenger is...
  7. Ernest

    BEANPOLE and TESNOTA

    Two very good movies from Russian director Kantemir Balagov with Russian audio and English subtitles. In Beanpole it is 1945 the war is over 2 Russian women who bonded together fighting in an artillery unit try to adjust to life in Leningrad. In Testona a couple has been kidnapped a ransom note...
  8. Ernest

    SUBTITLE SHIFT on Bluray players

    Many Bluray players include a feature called "Subtitle Shift" that allows you to move the subtitles up or down. This is a handy feature enabling you to place the subtitles where you prefer them or in some cases move them off the screen. Some international Bluray disc are coded so when you...
  9. Ernest

    BACURAU

    Very interesting move set in the backcountry of Brazil, the story follows a tight nit village community's fight for survival. The movie is in Portuguese with English subtitles. The running time is 131 minutes and most important to members the Region-Code is Region B LOCKED. Very enjoyable...
  10. Ernest

    International The Turin Horse / Satantango

    The Turin Horse and Satantango are two every different movies directed by Bella Tarr. The movies are shot in Black and White with very long scenes and little dialog, if any. The Turin Horse like Satantango is a simple story about very poor people living in difficult times. The homes they live in...
  11. Ernest

    International DONBASS

    Along with the BluRay is a very nice booklet with a "Directors Note" section describing the history of the Donbass. Donbass is an industrialized region in the Ukraine which was developed during the first half of the 20th century. The region was industrialized by mostly employing free labor of...
  12. Ernest

    DANGER CLOSE

    It is 1966 a civil war is raging between North and South Vietnam Australia and New Zealand have sent forces to help the South and American troops fight the North. In a rubber plantation called Long Tan 108 mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives...
  13. Ernest

    JOAN THE MAID

    Another excellent BluRay release from Cohen Film Collection which tells part of the history behind Joan of Arc. The story has two parts, "The Battles" and "The Prisons". The BluRay was made from a new 4k restoration of the movie. The story is presented in a historical dramatical way not as a...
  14. Ernest

    International SOLDIER OF FORTUNE

    Soldier of Fortune was an early widescreen movie released in 1955. The movie stars Clark Gable and Susan Hayward in a story of a wife, Hayward, looking for her missing husband who enlists the help of Gable. The movie is now available on Blu Ray from Amazon, Germany. The Blu Ray contains English...
  15. Ernest

    International NARCOS MEXICO

    Narcos Mexico explores the origins of the modern drug wars with the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980's. The Blu Ray is available from Amazon Germany. The audio tracks are in German and English with German and English subtitles. The subtitles appear when the language changes from...
  16. Ernest

    International BLOOD AND SAND

    Blood and Sand with Tyrone Power and Rita Hayword tells the story of a peasant boy who rises to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena. Even though the movie was made in 1941 it was filmed in color and stands the test of time. Blood and Sand is now available on Bly-Ray from Amazon.de for a...
  17. Ernest

    GIRLS OF THE SUN

    Another very good movie brought to us by Cohen Media Group who previously released many excellent movies on Blu-Ray such as Queen Margot, The Attack, The Insult and now GIRLS OF THE SUN. In modern time somewhere in Kurdistan a French Journalist travels to cover an attack by a battalion of...
  18. Ernest

    International 633 SQUADRON

    Very good Cliff Robertson WW II movie now available on Blu-ray from Amazon.uk. I played the Blu-ray in a Panasonic player set to Region "A". Now if we can get the release PT 109 and "To Late The Hero" on Blu-ray we will have four excellent Cliff Robertson WW II movies. Warner previously...
  19. Ernest

    International THE RAINMAKER (1997)

    It is baffling we have to buy excellent titles like The RAINMAKER from Japan to enjoy the movie on BluRay. Terrific story, great acting, Matt Damon and Clare Daines in early roles of their career with standout performances by Danny DeVito, Jon Voight and Mickey Rourke. Video and audio are...
  20. Ernest

    BluRay 4K / STREAMING/ THEATER

    The MPAA recently reported the sales of BluRay/DVD has taken a dramatic drop of 50% . Streaming was reported as the reason for the drop in sales of physical media. Netflix alone was reported to have almost 150 million subscribers. Recently important people in entertainment asked for rule...
  21. Ernest

    2.7 Million active mail accounts Netflix DVD.

    Yes it is true Netflix DVD/Blu-ray service has 2.7 million active customers. Why because the DVD/Blu-ray catalog is much larger than streaming, much cheaper when you consider in order to view popular movies, series, you need several streaming accounts. Families living In rural American can't...
  22. Ernest

    UNKNOWN SOLDIER

    The UNKNOWN SOLDIER is the most expensive movie ever produced in Finland that tells the story of the Continues War. The Continues War followed the Winter War taking place from 1941 to 1944 when Finland fought against Russia over border disagreement. The Blu-Ray includes the extended version...
  23. Ernest

    IS DVD MAKING A COMEBACK?

    It has all become far to common a series like Animal Kingdom, Jamestown, Mars, to name a few, has its first season released on BluRay and then future seasons on DVD. Seasons 1 and 2 of Animal Kingdom were released on BluRay and now season 3 is on DVD only. This is very disappointing and maybe...
  24. Ernest

    BLACK HAWK DOWN (Extended version)

    The 152 minute "Directors Cut" of Black Hawk Down is available on BluRay from Amazon.Japan in a 3 disc release. I have not watched the BluRay yet I just confirmed the 152 minute extended version. The BluRay is Region A.
  25. Ernest

    HOMELAND Season 7

    HOMELAND Season 7 has been released on BluRay and available from Amazon.uk. The REGION-CODE is "FREE". .
  26. Ernest

    International YANKS

    YANKS a WW II love story dealing with American soldiers in England training and waiting for D-Day. Starring Richard Gere and Lisa Eichorn YANKS is being released on BluRay from a new high definition transfer. The BluRay will also include a Director's Booklet. YANKS will be released on December...
  27. Ernest

    LOVING PABLO

    LOVING PABLO stars Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem in a story about a journalist who develops a romantic relationship with a drug lord from Colombia. The BluRay purchased from Amazon.de is region-code "B". The running time is 123 minutes with audio in German and English with German...
  28. Ernest

    International ICEMAN

    The Iceman takes place in the Otztal Alps 5300 years ago with a story dealing with a murder mystery. The language is old Rhaetic and like Quest For Fire has no subtitles. They are not needed it is very easy to follow the story. The region-code is "B". If you enjoy movies of early man you...
  29. Ernest

    THE COTTON CLUB

    The Australian release of The Cotton Club is available from Amazon with a running time of 129 minutes. The packaging indicates the BluRay is Region Code B which is wrong. I am playing the disc on a LG player set to Region A. The video is very good with bright colors and lots of depth. The...
  30. Ernest

    THE GUARDIANS

    The Guardians is another excellent movie brought to us by Xavier Beauvois who previously directed Of Gods and Men. The Guardians takes place in France in 1915 with WW I raging. The young men are in the army fighting leaving the wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and older men to tend to the...
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