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  1. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Blues Brothers - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Blues Brothers, John Landis' now forty year-old paean to the blues, overkill and music, has always reminded me of the Ray & Irwin's garage sequence from Mad World. Actually shot in Vancouver, dressed as Chicago, saved billions of dollars in the various scenes of destruction, merriment and...
  2. Robert Harris

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

    Looking for a thriller to screen - Hitchcock would be a good bet. Something cerebral - possibly Wyler, Mankiewicz Westerns - Ford, Hawks And for a modern production with an accent on sports, Ron Shelton isn't a bad way to go. I'd not seen his 1996 Tin Cup since it appeared theatrically, but...
  3. Douglas_H

    Why no A Few Words for Until the End of the World?

    Wondering why Robert hasn't posted regarding Wim Wenders' about Until the End of the World Criterion release? True shame that there wasn't a UHD release given the extensive work done. I'll be ordering it as I generally like Wenders' films. Love that he shoots in story order. Unique. No...
  4. Robert Harris

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

    I would surmise, that most people today, don't think of "gas light," or "gaslight," as a noun, but rather a verb. Not to get political, but the best example probably has been used most notably in the recent past, referencing political means of creating and disseminating either corrupt...
  5. Dick

    Five More Imports For Sale (two of them are Region A-B-C)

    HANDS OF THE RIPPER (1971) Region B. $8.00 + $2.00 Hammer Horror. ITC/Network in UK. 1.66:1. With Jane Merrow. Commentary, Doc, Trailer. 16- Page booklet. CIRCUS WORLD (1964) Region B. $8.00 + $2.00 Samuel Bronston, with John Wayne & Claudia Cardinale. Soul Media. 2.35:1. Mono. THE...
  6. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Can't Stop the Music -- in Blu-ray

    There are rumors that the same casting agency that gathered the little people for The Wizard of Oz, was hired to bring together every gay, or able to play gay, actor in the continental United States, for the epic musical, Can't Stop the Music, directed by Nancy Walker. Yes, Nancy Walker. That...
  7. Sam Posten

    Looking for a few codes, no reasonable offer refused on ones I have to give!

    Looking for: Bond collection Once upon a deadpool Sisters Brothers Willow The Grinch The Hate U Give Johnny English Mid 90s Halloween A Simple favor Searching Slenderman Papillon Unfriended Unfriended: Dark Web Constantine City of demons Double Indemnity Upgrade Beirut Molly's Game Gnomeo and...
  8. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Beat the Devil - in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris submitted a new blog post A few words about...™ Beat the Devil - in Blu-ray Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  9. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ The Blue Knight -- in Blu-ray

    The Blue Knight, a 1973 3-hour, two part novel for television, was an early example of the format. Take a best seller, bring over a couple of high-end actors from the feature arena, and create several hours of programming, without breaking the budget. In this case, it was William Holden and...
  10. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Evil Dead 2 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Lionsgate continues their upgrades to 4k with Sam Raimi's follow-up to his immensely popular Evil Dead, with 2. While the 1981 original was shot in S16, 2 made it to 35, and the difference, especially in 4k, is a joy to behold. Everything has fallen into place here, for a typically superior 4k...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Made for Each Other -- in Blu-ray

    It's a rarity when a studio makes a public domain production available, whether directly or via a license to a sub, but Disney has done just that - twice in a short period of time - and both to a savvy Kino Lorber. John Cromwell's First Made for Each Other, a delightfully heartwarming (don't...
  12. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 12 Monkeys (Arrow) -- in Blu-ray

    What kind of title is 12 Monkeys? What expectations does it lead a potential viewer to imagine? I can understand 12 Monkeys: A Star Wars Story, or The Conguring: 12 Monkeys... To the point, this is a film that has never looked terribly good on Blu-ray. Arrow Films new release is the charm...
  13. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Hired Hand -- in Blu-ray

    Peter Fonda's 1971, The Hired Hand, is an interesting film from several perspectives. Probably most important is that it's an artistic western - beautifully shot by Vilmos Zsigmond. Produced on a low budget for Universal, it has somehow eluded a Blu-ray release - a DVD was released via...
  14. Robert Harris

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

    My notes on Deep Rising may or may not be helpful, as I'm seeing a bit of controversy as to what this release from Kino Lorber might, might not be, or in fact - is. My problem is that I have no point of reference on this film, and can only go by what I'm seeing in this specific instance. I'm...
  15. David Norman

    Recent Disney Exclusive Blu-rays, US Doctor Strange 3D + a few others -- most Brand New

    With recent orders I've accumulated some spare items over the last 6 months and need to empty my storage shelf. I'd like to give HTF members the first shot hopefully at significantly less than Ebay prices. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to discuss $3 shipping (US) whether you want 1 or 10...
  16. rmw650

    Trying to find a few country music movies from the 1960s...can anyone help?

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if you guys and gals can help a fellow board member out in attaining and searching for a few of those old country music movies from the 1960s as I'd really like to have these for my personal collection and they are as follows: 1) Country Music Caravan or Country...
  17. Sam Posten

    Looking for, trading off & a few free codes that may or may not work =p

    Looking for: Cell Detroit Emoji movie Lion Rough Night Snatched The circle The help Disney looking for: Toy Story 1 and 2 Tarzan Pinocchio Sleeping Beauty Cinderella Snow White Jungle book animated Pocahontas Hunchback Good dinosaur Ratatouille Mulan Bug's life Dumbo Princess and pea Peter pan...
  18. RJ992

    A few Media codes

    PayPal. All taken from 3D BDs. $3.00 TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS TRANSFORMERS: LAST KNIGHT $5.00 GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) $8.00 BLADE RUNNER 2049
  19. Johnny Angell

    A Sugeston for A Few Words About...”

    On my iPad Pro (the 12”) the box on the right with Robert Harris’s latest posts only have enough room to show “A Few Words About tm” and sometimes the word The. It’s very uninformative. Yeah, I can hold my finger and then get the full title, but why not eliminate the “A Few Words About” to...
  20. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) -- in Blu-ray

    To re-visit Norman Jewison's 1968, The Thomas Crown Affair is to enter the cinematic twilight zone, taking us back to the late swinging '60s, and all that went with the concepts. Multiple screen opticals, and the look and textures of the time, are the overriding techniques of this wonderful...
  21. Robert Harris

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

    Let's be honest. Criterion, a company (and people) that I adore, occasionally does some wacky things. All in the name of love of cinema. That's a good thing. The latest is their release of Alexander Payne's Election, which hit theaters in 1999. Reese Witherspoon, who leads a wonderful cast...
  22. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dawson City: Frozen Time -- in Blu-ray

    Having been aware of the Dawson City Nitrate find for forty years or so, I really thought that I knew what to expect of a documentary on the subject. Old gold mining territory in Canada. Hundreds of reels of 35mm nitrate film, left at the end of the film distribution trail, much like Australia...
  23. Robert Harris

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

    I'm pleased to confirm that Mr. Wilder's The Apartment, The Best Picture of 1960, is everything that I had hoped that it would be, coming from Arrow. Meticulously restored, with a black & white image, that may allow those new to high end releases, to understand what proper black levels and...
  24. Voon Jiet

    A few HD Codes for sale

    All codes are from USA Blu Ray or Ultra HD discs. All codes are in HD. Payment by PayPal only - pay by gift (F&F) or cover fees. $5.50 per title La La Land (UV or iTunes) $1.50 per title Conjuring 2 (UV) Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation (iTunes) Nightcrawler (UV)
  25. Robert Harris

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

    Difficult to believe, but I had never seen the original Starship Troopers, although it's a DVD that sat on my shelf for a decade. As an initial exposure, Columbia's new 4k UHD with HDR, is a mind-boggling affair. With an image harvest from the original camera negative, and 4k from beginning to...
  26. Robert Harris

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

    As long as I can recall, the undead, and zombies in particular, always seemed to get a bad rap. Always the bad guy, or gal. Never the pal. Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, which was released theatrically in 2103, as a 2k DI, is back. But returning warmer than ever courtesy of Lionsgate's...
  27. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Alien: Covenant -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've got to be honest. It was with some trepidation, that I began viewing Mr. Scott's latest offering in the (long running, and oft copied) Alien series. I'd heard some negative comments from people whose opinions I tend to trust. And now that I've experienced the film, I believe I understand...
  28. Robert Harris

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

    Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is one of those little films -- much like Night of The Living Dead, Scream, or any number of campers vs monsters productions -- that could. Made on a tiny budget, with many familiar faces, it's been released as a boxed set, weighing in at over a pound, by Arrow, and...
  29. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Lincoln Lawyer -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer in it's Blu-ray incarnation. Five or so years after the Blu-ray, we now have the film in 4k UHD with a pleasant layer of HDR atop. Still a fine film, shot digitally, and with a quality Blu-ray in place. For those who may not have the Blu-ray, 4k will now be the...
  30. The Obsolete Man

    Digital copies for sale (some movies, a few TV seasons)

    Finally decided to do something with my digital codes. All come from US Blu-ray discs or sets, and should be the full code unless noted (sorry, that generally means no Sony Rewards points). Paypal only, PM me with what you want. All codes should work, but you'll most likely be checking them...