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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Once upon a deadpool
The Hate U Give
A Simple favor
Unfriended: Dark Web
Constantine City of demons
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Disney looking for:
Toy Story 1 and 2
Jungle book animated
Princess and pea
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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$5.50 per title
La La Land (UV or iTunes)
$1.50 per title
Conjuring 2 (UV)
Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation (iTunes)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...