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  1. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Veronica Mars (Feature) -- in Blu-ray

    What began as a TV series in 2004, and running three seasons (64 episodes), seems to have turned into a social phenomenon, when in 2013 fans, who wanted more, received their wish, when those behind the series, offered a feature film to be potentially funded via Kickstarter, with Rob Thomas, the...
  2. Robert Harris

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

    Game Night, directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, is an odd comedy. Or possibly, a thriller / comedy. With Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the leads, it's a 100 minute exercise, with fits and starts. Every time it had me wondering if something interesting might occur, and...
  3. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Curse of the Cat People -- in Blu-ray

    The concept worked. Create a great, catchy title, and build a film around it. And it probably worked for no one better than for Val Lewton, the king of the horror/thrillers at RKO from 1942 to 1946. A period during which he produced nine extraordinary low budget films, and left an indelible...
  4. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Matrix -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Matrix, directed by the Wachowskis, became an immediate social phenomenon when it was released in 1999. It holds up beautifully, almost two decades later, and WB's new 4k rendering, with Dolby Atmos and HDR/Dolby Vision, is a wonderful way to view it. A gorgeous representation of the film...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ It's Alive Trilogy -- in Blu-ray

    Scream Factory, via their license with WB, is releasing the three original It's Alive films, written and directed by Larry Cohen. The low-budget trilogy (1975, 1978 and 1987) has always had a following, and fans should be thrilled with what Scream if offering. The film was remade in 2008...
  6. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Annabelle: Creation -- in Blu-ray

    Along with the DC superhero universe, and the Marvel superhero universe, we now officially have The Conguring Universe, which began way back in 2013 with James Wan's original The Conjuring. The latest to hit the home theater world is Annabelle: Creation aka, Annabelle 2, directed by David...
  7. Robert Harris

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

    I was forewarned that Justice League was a horrific experience, and that possibly if Zack Snyder's original cut were available... While that may have lowered my expectations, and affected my final take on the film, I came away finding it decidedly okay. Not really fun. Not a great film by any...
  8. atfree

    Turner’s FilmStruck Adds Warner Bros. Classic Films, As Warner Archive Service Winds Down

    http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/turner-filmstruck-warner-bros-classic-films-warner-archive-shut-down-1202709741/
  9. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Christopher Nolan Collection -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The new Christopher Nolan Collection -- not to be confused with previous Christopher Nolan Collections on Blu-ray -- is comprised of seven films. Each one is a superb entertainment, with the latest, Dunkirk, leading the pack. Included are crowd favorites, The Dark Knight trilogy -- Batman...
  10. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Like the first offering of the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets makes for a superior 4k home theatre experience. Like Sorcerer's Stone, it finds its roots finished as film, and not 2k data, which gives Warner Bros. a quality source for a data harvest. And it shows. Although...
  11. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Westworld - Season One -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    There's more going on here than may meet the eye. Sales of TV shows have been so unpromising in the past few years, that even a mega-hit like This is Us, can only be found as a standard issue DVD - 480 lines, interlaced. While cable and speciality streaming fair can be found on Blu-ray...
  12. Nate Spidgewood

    Bond 25 - "No Time to Die" (2019)

    Title: Bond 25 (2019) Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure Cast: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch Release: 2019-10-25
  13. Nate Spidgewood

    What happened with the studio bidding war for Bond 25?

    Last time it was reported, apparently Apple and Amazon joined the Bond 25 bidding war to fight for the rights to the James Bond franchise, and it was last month. Not to mention, Warner Bros. is currently the most aggressive studio to secure the co-financing and distribution rights to the new...
  14. Adam Lenhardt

    Warner Bros. remastering "Batman: The Animated Series" for Blu-Ray

    www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/100817-1530 At a 25th anniversary panel for the show at the New York Comic Con, Warner Bros. representative Gary Miereanu held up a DVD copy of "Batman: The Animated Series" and announced that it would be the last time Warner Bros. would be giving...
  15. atfree

    WAC October Release Line-up

    . October 3rd THE HIDDEN (1987) 97:00 DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 - English, DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 (Original Theatrical Audio) - English; English SDH ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN COLOR BD 50 Special Features: Commentary by Director Jack Sholder and Tim Hunter; Special...
  16. Robert Harris

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

    Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman in 4k UHD / HDR, and the 3D variant, are two very different takes on the same entity, and both have positive and negative attributes. Neither is perfect. I'm still at a loss as to why WB is unable to create a simple 3-disc set, ie. 4k, 3D and BD in the same package...
  17. Robert Harris

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

    Over the years, I seem to have had an odd, almost metaphysical connection to Blade Runner, beginning sometime in the Spring of 1982, at which time I was invited to a screening of a film, of which I knew nothing. It was a 70mm print, that was apparently being checked for quality, and a small...
  18. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Let's be honest. Guy Richie is a quality filmmaker, but no one should have any expectations about finding a young Arthur romping through fields of flowers with his beloved Guenevere and Merlyn, the friendly mage, in tow. This is going to down, dirty and violent. And so it is. Although not...
  19. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Unforgiven -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The new 4k UHD of Unforgiven is an interesting case study. Originally released via LaserDisc in 480i, and later in High definition via the original HD, and then Blu-ray, which as I recall, were both single layer. Good for the time in which they were created, and presumably (at least the...
  20. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    David Yates, who directed the first (of what will be, five) installment of Fantastic Beasts, and who had directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, as well has last year's The Legend of Tarzan, had a great eye, and a keen sense of pacing. Warner Bros. gave him just under two hundred...
  21. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    What would life be without the small pleasures of another variant of Harry Potter for the home theater library. I honestly don't know how many we've been through. As far as I can recall, the series never made it to VHS, Beta, Laserdisc, CED, or HD, but there have been numerous DVDs and...
  22. Robert Harris

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

    Live by Night, Ben Affleck's fourth film as director received very mixed reviews, and while it may have it's problems, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Set during the bootleg era, and shot around Boston, LA and a very steamy Savannah, it's magnificently produced, with gorgeous work representing the...
  23. Robert Harris

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

    Possibly you had to be there, when Blow-Up opened in the winter of 1966. I was firmly ensconced in college / film school, and viewing the film was as if a door was opening. After being weaned on the works of Bergman, and the earlier works of Antonioni, Blow-Up was a natural extension. It's a...
  24. Robert Harris

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

    Quintessential Crawford. Released in 1945, the film version of James M. Cain's (Double Indemnity) novel, has arrived from Warner Bros. via Criterion, and it's a gorgeous Blu-ray. Derived substantially from the original nitrate camera negative, with a bit of replacement from a fine grain...
  25. Robert Harris

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

    Clint Eastwood's Sully is the sort of film that difficult to create, as everyone knows how it ends. What must be added is the human factor, which is discussed in the film, and the background story. I first viewed Sully on DVD in mid-November, and I liked the film. Nice performances...
  26. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Town & Argo -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Two quality films, directed by Ben Affleck. The Town shot on film, and finished in 2k. Argo shot on data (2.8k) as well as film, finished as 4k. An interesting comparison. Possibly since the original Blu-ray releases -- both of which were followed by extended cuts -- were of such high...
  27. Robert Harris

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

    Gossip has it that Goodfellas, a pseudo-serious, very dark, mob comedy, released in 1990 may be way better than sliced bread. While I don't find it to be, as Roger Ebert phrased it, "The best mob movie ever made," it's right up their at the pinnacle of the mount. I love this film. It seems to...
  28. Garysb

    International Warner Bros Archive Titles From Spain

    These appear to be legitimate . https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01G7VNKIO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01G7VNL6K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01HUAGA9W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
  29. Robert Harris

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

    Jupiter Jones seems like a nice enough young woman. Put upon by her entire Russian emigre family to work day and night as a cleaning lady, having her eggs sold by her cousin, who needs a new video game console. She's just not enjoying her life. Enter the Wachowskis, who with a bit of slight...
  30. Robert Harris

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

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, is one of those novels, much like Moby Dick (1851), that has not so much stood the test of time, but rather, has been "discovered" as a masterpiece, long after original publication. The novel has seen a number of film versions...