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  1. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Deer Hunter - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Deer Hunter is a 1979 film, directed by Michael Cimino, which won some awards back in the day. It holds up beautifully. Shout Factory's new 4k - a pleasant surprise there - is a mixed bag. The master apparently comes from Canal +. IMHO, someone cranked the HDR a bit high, making the film...
  2. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Invisible Man (2020) — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For The Invisible Man, Blumhouse, in league with director Leigh Whannell, goes beyond base genre, and has created a beautifully re-invented version of the 1933 Universal classic of the same name, starring Claude Rains, as directed by James Whale, from the novel by H.G. Wells. Elizabeth Moss...
  3. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Destry Rides Again - in Blu-ray

    Here's a bona fide classic Universal title from Criterion. The wonderful classic from 1939, Destry Rides Again. James Stewart taking second billing to Marlene Dietrich, as directed by George Marshall, who'd been working in film since 1915. One for the ages, so just grab a copy. It's a new...
  4. Robert Harris

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

    I've been waiting for this one. A true gangster comedy. Actually, more than that. In all its 4k - it's Real 4k - glory, this release from Universal is more like the Citizen Kane of gangster films. With a wonderful cast -- Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michele Dockery, Jeremy Strong...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Alice in Wonderland (1933) - in Blu-ray

    Without a doubt, Paramount's 1933 Alice in Wonderland is one of the strangest films to come from the studio during that era. It is known from contemporary interviews, that the author, Charles Dodgson, known as Lewis Carroll, had always wanted his books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and the...
  6. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lonely are the Brave - in Blu-ray

    Not too many 5s from these quarters lately, so it gives me a huge pleasure to bring your attention to a superb film, and one of Kirk Douglas' best. Lone are the Brave, 1962, in glorious black & white. A few months ago, I was thrilled to be able to screen Universal's gorgeous new 4k restoration...
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Emma (Blu-ray)

    BRING HOME AUTUMN DE WILDE’S DELIGHTFUL ADAPTATION OF THE TIMELESS TALE STARRING ANYA TAYLOR-JOY AVAILABLE TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT INCLUDING DELETED SCENES, FEATURETTES AND A GAG REEL TAKING VIEWERS BEHIND-THE-SCENES AND MORE ON DIGITAL MAY 5, 2020 BLU-RAYTM AND...
  8. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Jaws (1975) (4k UHD)

    Ronald Epstein submitted a new blog post USHE Press Release: Jaws (1975) (4k UHD) Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Hunt (Blu-ray)

    BRING HOME THE MOST TALKED ABOUT MOVIE OF THE YEAR FROM PRODUCER JASON BLUM, THE SLY SATIRE BECOMES AVAILABLE TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WITH EXCLUSIVE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS FEATURES “PLAYS EVEN BETTER THE SECOND TIME” (FORBES) YOURS TO OWN ON DIGITAL MAY 26, 2020 AND ON BLU-RAYTM...
  10. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Trolls World Tour (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  11. Reed Grele

    For Sale: ABBOTT & COSTELLO Complete Universal Pictures Collection 28 Films SEALED $80

    For Sale: ABBOTT & COSTELLO Complete Universal Pictures Collection 28 Films SEALED $80 I ended up with 2 of these sets, so I'm selling the sealed one. FREE Media Mail shipping. If faster method needed, please let me know and I'll get you a quote.
  12. Robert Harris

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

    Hitchcock, Lloyd, Keaton, Hawks, Wyler, Wellman... Victor Halperin? Not a name that generally arises in discussions of the cinema, and yet in one arena, he's legendary, most probably based upon the slightly lower budgeted production he directed just before he did Supernatural for Paramount...
  13. Robert Harris

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

    Ernst Lubitsch has a very special place in cinema history. Working his way through acting (Max Reinhardt) and filmmaking in Germany during the silent era, his career in the Colonies began in 1923, directing Mary Pickford in Rosita. Over the years, he became known for a certain sensibility -...
  14. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ The General Died at Dawn - in Blu-ray

    Another Wonderful Kino release from the Paramount library, Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll, directed by the great Lewis Milestone, and a screenplay by novelist, Clifford Odets. The 1936 production, photographed by Paramount stalwart, Victor Milner. Great fun, and a major Paramount release of...
  15. Robert Harris

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

    Unless one becomes excited by the thought of Techniscope, as used in the 1966 (second) re-make of Beau Geste, there are two that should be of interest. The first, released (silent) in 1926 via Paramount, and based upon the same 1926 novel by P.C. Wren, starred Ronald Colman, as brother "Beau."...
  16. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lives of a Bengal Lancer - in Blu-ray

    I came to the conclusion many moons ago, that when a new release is publicized as "New (x)k transfer/ master," that it's pretty much meaningless. And so it is with the Gary Cooper, Paramount production from 1935, Henry Hathaway's The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. Other than what are probably...
  17. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Invisible Man (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    BRING HOME THE SPINE-TINGLING THRILLER FROM THE PRODUCER THAT BROUGHT YOU GET OUT AND HALLOWEEN FEATURES NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT INCLUDING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE RE-IMAGINING OF THE ICONIC, CLASSIC MONSTER “CERTIFIED FRESH” ON ROTTEN TOMATOES BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY...
  18. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Parasite (2019) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

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  19. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Gentlemen (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, CHARLIE HUNNAM, AND HUGH GRANT LEAD AN ALL-STAR CAST IN GUY RITCHIE’S STRIKING TALE OF DECEIT AND CORRUPTION FEATURING EXCITING BONUS CONTENT TAKING VIEWERS DEEPER INTO THIS THRILLING ACTION-COMEDY AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL ON DEMAND ON APRIL 14, 2020 AND 4K ULTRA HD...
  20. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Current War (Blu-ray)

    ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEES BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND MICHAEL SHANNON SHINE IN THE ELECTRIFYING TRUE STORY THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT “DAZZLING FILMMAKING” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KATIE WALSH STRAIGHT FROM THEATERS, THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES THE FILM...
  21. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Photograph (Blu-ray)

    ISSA RAE AND LAKEITH STANFIELD STAR IN STELLA MEGHIE’S BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL LOVE STORY THE PHOTOGRAPH BRING HOME THE BLU-RAY™️ AND DVD ON MAY 12, 2020 AND DIGITAL ON APRIL 28, 2020, BOTH WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES “THE PHOTOGRAPH IS A TOUCHING LOVE STORY FOR A NEW GENERATION OF...
  22. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    One of the great American musicals, the 1936 Show Boat, with massive talent in the leads, including one of the finest voices ever recorded, Paul Robeson, and original cast member, Helen Morgan. Derived from a safety fgm, Criterion's new Blu, is the best I've ever seen this film look. Gorgeous...
  23. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ 1917 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Round about sixty or so years ago, the French decided to hone in on film directors as the main source of inspiration, and credit for filmmaking. Here in the Colonies the concept was heralded by the great Andrew Sarris, and amplified in his book, The American Cinema. The reality is that...
  24. Sam Posten

    Coronavirus makes Universal go day and date for home starting friday!

    This is smart. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-16/coronavirus-universal-to-make-current-theatrical-movies-available-for-home-viewing-on-friday
  25. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Song of Songs (1933) - in Blu-ray

    The 1933 variant of Song of Songs, based upon the novel by Hermann Sudermann, and the resultant play, appears to be the third incarnation of the film. It was first filmed in 1918, and later, in 1924 as Lily of the Dust, a Pola Negri vehicle, which is currently considered lost. The 1933...
  26. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Wimbledon (2004) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  27. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Empire (2002) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  28. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Breach (2007) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  29. Robert Harris

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

    Between 1950, and his final appearance on film in 1980, James Stewart starred in some very high quality westerns - almost 20 of them. While the best known, were probably for John Ford or Anthony Mann, there were others. The Rare Breed, with Andrew McLaglen at the helm, was released in 1966...
  30. Robert Harris

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

    In 1957, a new process, which can be considered the offspring of VistaVision and Panavision arrived on the scene. Three films were released in the process that year. The first was Night Passage from Universal, followed by Escapade in Japan (also Universal), and finally Sayonara from Warner...