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  1. Jim R Bee

    Pre Code Universal

    Kino Insider - is it at all possible to release those Universal pre code films that almost none of us have seen ? Such as "Destination Unknown" (1933), "Laughter in Hell" (1933), "Madame Spy" (1934) and others. Would it be a profitable venture ?
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Save Yourselves (Blu-ray)

    AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAYTM, AND DVD ON OCTOBER 6, 2020 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYNOPSIS: A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, “Glow” and John Reynolds, “Stranger Things”) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and...
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: The Secret Garden (Blu-ray)

    AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD OCTOBER 6, 2020 FROM STXFILMS & UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYNOPSIS: THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bridget Jones’s Baby), Julie Walters (Mary...
  4. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order The Office: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  5. JamesSmith

    Unreleased Universal 60's Comedies??

    Guys, do any of you know what some Universal Comedies such as "What's So Bad About Feeling Good" and "The Perils of Pauline," the latter with Pat Boone never made it out on VHS, DVD, or Blue Ray? Was it music rights? Quality of surviving prints? Other legal issues? Or were they just forgotten...
  6. Stefan Andersson

    Universal lays off restoration unit?

    I just read this over at www.nitrateville.com: "My one concern is that Universal just laid off their entire preservation unit, so if this (refers to a new restoration of Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1923) wasn't finished at the time, I'm not sure what will become of this or any other projects they...
  7. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For those unaware, Alfred Hitchcock was a filmmaker of (generally) thrillers, occasionally with a bit of humor thrown in, and one single comedy - Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the 1941 RKO version). For this 4k Hitchcock sampler of his productions either produced for or owned by Universal, of which there...
  8. Robert Harris

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

    The third inclusion in Kino's new pack of Cary Grant films, and per Mr. Cooper, a likely candidate for the full-on arrival of the Grant persona. Short of checking out those that were released between the Ladies Should Listen, Big Brown Eyes (earlier in 1936) and Wedding Present, I tend to...
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order The Croods (2013) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

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  10. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ladies Should Listen -- in Blu-ray

    I'd been attempting to track the Grant persona, as in when the actor known as Cary Grant, actually took on the Grant persona. HTF member, Dan Cooper opined that he thought it was Wedding Present, a 1936 Paramount, released as a part of Kino's three film set. Finally got around to viewing...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Love Me Tonight -- in Blu-ray

    So many interesting angles of discussion with this film. The director, Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the geniuses of early sound cinema, and probably did more to advance the technology than any other filmmaker in moving the camera toward the freedom that it had in the silent cinema. His first...
  12. Robert Harris

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

    I'm a huge Sydney Pollack fan. Always have been. No matter what his function on a film, he was a class act. Initially, he was acting on TV - beginning in 1956 - Tales of Wells Fargo, Have Gun - Will Travel, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents... In 1961, he directed episodes of...
  13. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Big Brown Eyes -- in Blu-ray

    I continue to applaud Kino, as they bring out multi-disc sets from Universal's Paramount library, especially since they're packaged in single cases within a heavy paper box. As a Cary Grant fan, and taking an interest in how he created the Grant character, I was thrilled with their recent...
  14. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Never Steal Anything Small -- in Blu-ray

    When James Cagney appeared in Charles Lederer's Never Steal Anything Small in 1959, it appeared that he was more interested in spending more time at the Cape, and winding down his extraordinary film career. A comedy with music, based upon the play Devil's Hornpipe by Maxwell Anderson and Rouben...
  15. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Tremors Shrieker Island (Blu-ray)

    AFTER NEARLY TWO DECADES, THE SHRIEKERS MAKE A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN IN THE ALL-NEW ACTION-PACKED INSTALLMENT OF THE CELEBRATED CULT FRANCHISE STARRING MICHAEL GROSS AND JON HEDER NEWEST CHAPTER IN THE SCI-FI THRILL RIDE DEBUTS WITH EXCLUSIVE IN-DEPTH EXTRAS ON...
  16. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Brute Force & Naked City -- in Blu-ray

    There is something odd about these releases, and I presume that it has nothing to do with Criterion, and more with the licensor. Both films begin with an explanatory preface explaining the horrible condition of the elements, presumably caused by multiple distributors over the decades and their...
  17. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release AFI and UNIVERSAL announce week-long series "Black Stories Matter"

    THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES EXPAND PARTNERSHIP FOR AN AFI MOVIE CLUB WEEK-LONG SERIES “BLACK STORIES MATTER” BLACKKKLANSMAN, GET OUT, GIRLS TRIP, LOVING And STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON To Be Available For Free On Major Digital Platforms Selections To Be Enriched With...
  18. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ All I Desire & There's Always Tomorrow – in Blu-ray

    An interesting double bill. I've a feeling Sirk fans (Douglas) have been waiting for these on Blu-ray. Ford has his oaters, Hitchcock his thrillers, and Sirk, weepers. Probably nine of them, by my count. And at this time, only a few that haven't made it to Blu-ray domestically, although two -...
  19. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Eagle and the Hawk – in Blu-ray

    A seldom seen 1933 anti-war film, from Paramount, makes its Blu-ray appearance via Kino, and the overall quality is quite nice. A vehicle for the great Fredric March more so than Cary Grant, who had not yet fully invented his screen persona, it will be, for many, a newly discovered film...
  20. Ronald Epstein

    Universal: From Theatrical Blockbuster to Streaming in 17 Days

    https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/28/universal-inks-deal-that-will-bring-new-movies-to-itunes-just-17-days-after-theatrical-debut/?fbclid=IwAR0hjMAIpXN6fUg-oCaB1dN1quWDDief9yCsL7h8Pbvvpja0QM3eFEjCRPQ
  21. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Back To The Future Trilogy (4k UHD)

    IN HONOR OF BACK TO THE FUTURE’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY, ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOTION PICTURE TRILOGIES COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY EXPERIENCE BACK TO THE FUTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE INCLUDES OVER AN HOUR OF NEW BONUS FEATURES WITH...
  22. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Irresistible (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  23. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about…™ Spartacus - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Spartacus is a film near and dear to my heart. I know it well, having first seen it theatrically, in 70mm, in 1960. When it was re-issued in 1967 it had been shorn (much like Lawrence) of much of the material that held the film together, inclusive of the original ending. Photographed in 35/8...
  24. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Never Give a Sucker an Even Break – in Blu-ray

    For the folks who have no idea who W.C. Fields was, he was funny man. Physical comedy filled with occasionally ribald humor, especially in his earlier works. He began in film in 1915, spent 1925 (in which he co-starred with Carol Dempster, in Sally of the Sawdust) through 1938 (with a few...
  25. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Kiss the Blood Off My Hands – in Blu-ray

    Norman Foster's 1948 black & white drama, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands, is yet another film with Russell Metty behind the camera. Even shot (for the most part) at Universal, Mr. Metty creates a magnificently dirty, and wet atmosphere, with gleaming cobblestones everywhere. It's a beautifully...
  26. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Against All Flags – in Blu-ray

    I wonder if Mr. Flynn ever thought about his position as one of the top Technicolor actors during the three-strip period? Between 1938 and 1953, he appeared in eleven of them. Do Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power come close? As a 1952 production, it's pretty when not in dupes, which all have...
  27. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Jaws 3-Movie Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  28. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Psycho (1960) 60th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  29. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release USHE Press Release: Universal Collections September 2020 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    FOCUS FEATURES 10-MOVIE SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION ON BLU-RAY™ ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 Since its founding in 2002, Focus Features has been synonymous with innovative and critically acclaimed film-making. The iconic studio presents their renowned films that illuminate some of Hollywood’s greatest...
  30. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) - in Blu-ray

    Make no mistake. The Stuart Paton directed, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is a huge, spectacular production for its time - late 1916. Not precisely 20,000 Leagues, it combines Jules Verne's 1870 novel with his 1874 Mysterious Island. A prolific author, 80 Days came in between the two. This...