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    HDR, Why wasn't dynamic range an issue before?

    Kevin Collins HDR, Why wasn't dynamic range an issue before? With the advent of UHD, it doesn't surprise me about the desire for 4K. Ever since VHS we have sought out higher resolution to create a more theater like experience. As to what resolution is needed to fulfill that can be debated...
  2. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood -- in Blu-ray On July 3, Criterion is releasing their new Blu-ray set of the six Hollywood (Paramount) productions that came from the talents of Marlene Dietrich, under the direction of Josef von Sternberg. They had...
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time September 2018 Release Announcements

    Ronald Epstein HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time September 2018 Release Announcements Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these September Announcements. Enjoy! If you see these titles posted elsewhere within 8 HOURS without credit being given to HTF, rest assured it came from...
  4. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Hilda Crane -- in Blu-ray

    Kevin Collins A few words about...™ Hilda Crane -- in Blu-ray Make no mistake. Hilda Crane, which Twilight Time is now offering on Blu-ray, is a soap opera. But it's a good one. With a screenplay by Philip Dunne, (How Green Was My Valley, The Last of the Mohicans, Forever Amber) and...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Birth of a Nation (1915) -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ The Birth of a Nation (1915) -- in Blu-ray Yes. I know. Mr. Griffith's 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which in many ways helped to further the language of cinema, has been seen on every known video format, since the early days. A quick count, shows, 347...
  6. Robert Harris

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

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Die Hard -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray It's difficult to imagine that we've had John McTiernan's Die Hard, with us for thirty years. After all that time, it has not lost one iota of it's thrills or pleasure. Is it a perfect film? Pretty much. Brought to 4k UHD...
  7. Dave Upton

    The Best Value Loudspeaker Available? Meet ELAC's New Debut B6.2 by Andrew Jones

    Dave Upton The Best Value Loudspeaker Available? Meet ELAC's New Debut B6.2 by Andrew Jones I spent last weekend in the chilly environs of Chicago, attending AXPONA 2018 and listening to all that is new in the world of audio. On the first morning, I was fortunate enough to stumble into...
  8. TheSteig

    Scream Factory to release Strait-Jacket and The Tingler on August 21st

    Kevin Collins Scream Factory to release Strait-Jacket and The Tingler on August 21st https://www.facebook.com/pg/ScreamFactoryDVD/posts/?ref=page_internal Who knows what else they have gotten from Sony but this is exciting news ! Happy times !
  9. Robert Harris

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

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Grease -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray Note: A keen-eyed viewer has noted a digital anomaly, probably caused by auto-cleanup, that never should have made it through (hopefully) multiple layers of QC. There may be more. Collect the whole set! Score affected...
  10. rmw650

    The Joey Bishop Show in its entirety and in separate seasons is finally out on DVD...details below

    Kevin Collins The Joey Bishop Show in its entirety and in separate seasons is finally out on DVD...details below Just spotted this newest and latest info on The Joey Bishop Show, which can be purchased in two ways and it just came out on March 13, 2018 and all the details and cover art is...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Joan of Arc -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Joan of Arc -- in Blu-ray Victor Fleming's 1948 Technicolor Joan of Arc is an interesting film. Produced with a very large budget, and with three superb cinematographers at the helm, it's a gorgeous film to look at. As a production, it's big on process...
  12. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ While the City Sleeps -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ While the City Sleeps -- in Blu-ray At the end of his very long career, the great Fritz Lang, made a few noir films for RKO. To me, his last great film was The Big Heat, for Columbia, in 1953. The two final American productions, both 1956, were While the...
  13. Robert Crawford

    Warner Archive: The Black Scorpion (1957)

    Kevin Collins Warner Archive: The Black Scorpion (1957) The Black Scorpion (1957) New 2018 1080p HD Remaster Run Time 88:00 Subtitles English SDH DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono - English ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1, 16x9 Widescreen B&W BD 25 Special Features: "Stop Motion Masters" with Ray...
  14. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lady and the Tramp -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Lady and the Tramp -- in Blu-ray I've been trying with the Disney animated classics. Trying to like the new Blu-rays. I really have. I've even reviewed them well, hoping for something to change. For about a decade, I've been forgiving them their...
  15. Neil Middlemiss

    Blu-ray Review The Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)

    Neil Middlemiss The Silence of the Lambs Blu-Ray Review (Criterion) Crafted with a gift for capturing the layers of complex characters, investigative pursuit, and the tightening screws of tension, The Silence of the Lambs builds its effective psychological horror. It is mesmerizing cinema...
  16. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Olive Films Press Release: February 2018 Releases

    Ronald Epstein Olive Films Press Release: February 2018 Releases NewCOMING IN FEBRUARY 2018 ON DVD & BLU-RAY Olive Films is proud to announce the following February 2018 releases: Birdman Of Alcatraz Five On The Black Hand Side Great Balls Of Fire! The Hallelujah Trail Hair...
  17. Robert Harris

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

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Crooked House -- in Blu-ray For those few, who may not know their Agatha Christie works, the great lady of detective stories had two major series based upon two disparate characters, the extrararodinary Hercule Poirot, most recently experienced in Kenneth...
  18. Dave Upton

    Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphone Review

    Dave Upton Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphone Review Some of you may not have heard that beloved speaker manufacturer Klipsch is now in the headphone game, releasing the Heritage HP-3 headphones in December. The HP-3 is an interesting product, because unlike many Klipsch speakers that cater to...
  19. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Raw Deal (1948) -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris few words about...™ Raw Deal (1948) -- in Blu-ray Another beautifully produced Blu-ray from Classic Flix. A gorgeous black & white production, directed by Anthony Mann, and photographed by John Alton -- starring Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor and Marsha Hunt. Rich blacks...
  20. Robert Harris

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

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ The Hanging Tree -- in Blu-ray The Hanging Tree is an interesting, and under-appreciated film, that I enjoy simply as a Gary Cooper picture, and as the film which introduced me to the term "sluice robber." It's also the first time a cinema audience got...
  21. rmw650

    Jackie Gleason Show Single DVD Release coming out on 2/6/2018...details below

    Kevin Collins Jackie Gleason Show Single DVD Release coming out on 2/6/2018 Just spotted this on a few websites while doing a search on this program and it seems that some stores will be releasing a single version DVD of the main TL set that will be out come February 6, 2018, as B&N and...
  22. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Studios and Manufacturers announce HDR10+ Technology

    Ronald Epstein Studios and Manufacturers announce HDR10+ Technology 20th Century Fox, Panasonic and Samsung Gain Momentum for Best Possible TV-Viewing Experience with HDR10+ Technology LAS VEGAS, NV – January 5, 2018 – 20th Century Fox, Panasonic Corporation and Samsung Electronics today...
  23. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™Young Mr. Lincoln -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™Young Mr. Lincoln -- in Blu-ray Cinematographer Bert Glennon's work, shines through in Criterion's most recent release via their agreement with Fox. John Ford's 1939 black & white production, with Henry Fonda in the lead, not only stands the test of time...
  24. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Greatest Showman -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris While we wait for A few words about...™ The Greatest Showman -- in Blu-ray HTF is a decidedly non-political website. A place where many come to not be involved in politics, so I'm not going to go there. Not directly, in any case. But there are words that need to be said...
  25. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Garden of Allah -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ The Garden of Allah -- in Blu-ray Shot in early 1936, and released in October, Richard Boleslawski's The Garden of Allah, was an extremely important film in the history of cinema. It was one of only five three-strip Technicolor productions released in...
  26. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Terminator 2 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Terminator 2 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray Terminator 2, directed by James Cameron is a Carolco film, which may, or may not, have something to do with what I’m seeing. An important film for fans, and something that should be important to the overall lay of 4k...
  27. RolandL

    3D Poll: Will 3D at Home Make a Comeback?

    Kevin Collins Poll: Will 3D at Home Make a Comeback? Poll: Will 3D at Home Make a Comeback?
  28. Kevin Collins

    "IMAX" vs Dolby Cinema: Your experiences?

    Kevin Collins "IMAX" vs Dolby Cinema: Your experiences? I am familiar with the new scaled-down IMAX that have proliferated cinemas the last ten years and have seen many movies in them, but just this past month, our local AMC installed a "Dolby Cinema" theater that seems very much to...
  29. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Spider-Man Limited Edition Collection -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Spider-Man Limited Edition Collection -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray I've got to be honest. As someone who normally doesn't track the comings and goings of comic book characters in cinema, I found the latest 4k offerings from Sony to be extremely confusing...
  30. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Doctor Dolittle (1967) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Doctor Dolittle (1967) Blu-ray Review More creative and entertaining than its flawed reputation allows, Richard Fleischer’s Doctor Dolittle is a whimsical fantasy a bit overlong and lacking precocity, but the music is lilting and the actors first-rate. [review]