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  1. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Encore Edition) Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Encore Edition) Blu-ray Review In his debut as a feature film director, writer Michael Cimino fashioned a film that was part road movie, part heist film, and all character study with... Continue reading the original article.
  2. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Cutter's Way Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Cutter's Way Blu-ray Review A melancholy character study with frustrating ambiguities and a nihilistic tone that’s sometimes overpowering, Ivan Passer’s Cutter’s Way... Continue reading the original article.
  3. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Cutter's Way -- in Blu-ray

    Some Blu-ray releases need a bit of hand-holding, as the public at large isn't familiar with them, or the received short shrift in their theatrical, and / or poor reviews. What they need is a re-discovery. Vertigo was one such film. Cutter's Way is another. A low-budget film, directed by...
  4. Nate Spidgewood

    Anyone think that MGM should join up with Warner Bros.?

    I mean, both companies now have a new relationship ever since they co-financed The Hobbit movie trilogy and that their CEOs/chairmen are actually close friends, so I wonder if Warner Bros. should either buy MGM or sign a new distribution deal (i.e. theatrical, DVD and Blu-ray) for them. When it...
  5. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Alexander the Great Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Alexander the Great Blu-ray Review A dry, fitfully entertaining historical epic, Robert Rossen's Alexander the Great features a first-rate cast and some arresting location... Continue reading the original article.
  6. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Exodus Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Exodus Blu-ray Review Epic is hardly the only word for Otto Preminger’s Exodus. It’s a 3 ½-hour marathon noting the slow, painful birth of the state of Israel after... Continue reading the original article.
  7. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Lilies of the Field Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Lilies of the Field Blu-ray Review Ralph Nelson’s Lilies of the Field works its quiet magic on an audience so splendiferously that one isn’t quite aware he’s caught up in its... Continue reading the original article.
  8. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Lilies of the Field -- in Blu-ray

    Ralph Nelson's Lilies of the Field is a film that just seems to work. Sidney Poitier, around whom everything hinges, received a Best Actor statuette for his role of Homer Smith, five years after his nomination for The Defiant Ones. Produced on a tiny budget, and photographed in gorgeous black...
  9. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)/The Dunwich Horror Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)/The Dunwich Horror Blu-ray Review Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft both excelled in penning stories of psychological horror, but the movies often took a too literal and gruesome... Continue reading the original article.
  10. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Vikings Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. The Vikings Blu-ray Review The rough and rowdy world of the ancient Norsemen comes to life both vividly and brutally in Richard Fleischer’s The Vikings. [review] Continue reading the original article.
  11. Matt Hough

    3D Blu-ray Review Gog 3D Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Gog 3D Blu-ray Review Rampaging robots and a sinister saboteur keep things hopping in the Golden Age 3D adventure Gog. Produced by the renowned Ivan Tors and brought back from near-oblivion by the 3-D Film Archive, Gog may not be tops in drama or action, but it’s a fun sci-fi...
  12. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Support Your Local Sheriff/Gunfighter Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Support Your Local Sheriff/Gunfighter Blu-ray Review Between the years of his various television series (Maverick, Nichols, The Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), James Garner had a very respectable... Continue reading the original article.
  13. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Hawaiians Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. The Hawaiians Blu-ray Review James Michener’s mammoth novel Hawaii generated a moderately entertaining 1966 roadshow epic starring Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, and Richard... Continue reading the original article.
  14. Matt Hough

    DVD Review Black Sabbath DVD Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Black Sabbath DVD Review One of a number of horror anthologies cranked out for cinemas in the 1960s, Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath is among the better ones. [review] Continue reading the original article.
  15. Matt Hough

    DVD Review Land of Doom DVD Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Land of Doom DVD Review A future world turns deadly for a man and woman searching for safety in Peter Maris’ Land of Doom. [review] Continue reading the original article.
  16. Robert Harris

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

    As a sequel to Hawaii, recently also released by Twilight Time on Blu-ray, Tom Gries The Hawaiians holds it own. While never a great film, it's a very good one. Culled from a center cut of James Michener's novel, one must wonder when (or if) we'll see the finale. As a Blu-ray, it's head and...
  17. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Support Your Local Sheriff / Gunfighter -- in Blu-ray

    Twilight Time has released two films backed by James Garner's Cherokee Productions. Support Your Local Sheriff was released in 1969, and Gunfighter, two years hence. They're both delightfully strange, lighthearted, feature films, that have their roots in TV land. They appear to both have...
  18. Robert Harris

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

    The Vikings, directed by Richard Fleischer, and starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh, is a 1958 production, shot early in the Technirama era. With MGM's reputation for "good enough" transfers, it was with a bit of trepidation, that I popped this one into my Oppo...
  19. Robert Harris

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

    Pressure Point, is a gorgeously presented black & white production, produced by Stanley Kramer, and directed by Hubert Cornfield. I've never been a fan of Mr. Cornfield's work, and have only found a single film, his The Night of the Following Day, of interest. That noted, there are several...
  20. Robert Harris

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

    Ron Underwood's Speechless has been released by Olive Films, in perfect sync with the latest election news. It's a film about two people falling for one another, and only afterward finding out that, well... While it's never been a great film, it is a fun way to spend 99 minutes, and the new...
  21. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ No Way Out -- in Blu-ray

    Shout Factory has given us Roger Donaldson's No Way Out, a superb thriller with a terrific cast (Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young). I'm pleased to see it make its way to Blu-ray in top form. Keep up with the complexities of the plot, and you'll find a treasure. The film was...
  22. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gog 3D -- in Blu-ray

    Herbert Strock, the director of Gog, moved around the industry for seven decades or so, working initially as an assistant editor, director, writer, post supervisor, and producer in both the theatrical arena as well as TV, where he directed episodes of everything from Dragnet to Sky King to 77...
  23. Robert Harris

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

    There are probably as many concepts of what a "true" Bond film should be as there are people viewing them. And while storylines may have become excessive, and action sequences doing their best to one-up the previous, the Bond films remain very much their own breed. Whether one prefers Mr...
  24. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Spectre Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Spectre Blu-ray Review The twenty-fourth James Bond entry, Sam Mendes’ Spectre, has all of the tropes one has come to expect from the 007 series: chases, fights,... Continue reading the original article.
  25. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Hawaii Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Hawaii Blu-ray Review James A. Michener’s expansive novel Hawaii contained enough plots and characters for about five films, so George Roy Hill’s 1966 film... Continue reading the original article.
  26. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Bound for Glory Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. Bound for Glory Blu-ray Review Hal Ashby’s depiction of depression-era America in the 1930s combined with a vivid if subdued biographical portrait of the turning point in the life of... Continue reading the original article.
  27. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Happy Ending Blu-ray Review

    matt-hough has published a new article. The Happy Ending Blu-ray Review [review] Continue reading the original article.
  28. Ronald Epstein

    MGM Press Release: CREED (Blu-ray)

    <html> <head> <meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="content-type"> <title>XenForo Template</title> </head> <body><p><strong><em>&ldquo;An absolute knockout.&rdquo;</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align:center">Bill Zwecker,&nbsp;<em>FOX-TV</em></p> <p...
  29. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Bound for Glory -- in Blu-ray

    Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory, a bio-pic about the legendary musician and activist, Woody Guthrie, is a superb film. As photographed by the late Haskell Wexler, it was also a gorgeous example of can be done with a motion picture camera. Unfortunately, the master that MGM has chosen to deliver...
  30. Robert Harris

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

    With a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Daniel Taradash, George Roy Hill's Hawaii, may find interest from multiple arenas. Based upon the monumental novel by James A. Michener, Hawaii was a roadshow production, blown up to 70mm for some venues. The film used to have scenes of beauty...