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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, May 11, 2013.
Yeah, I don't remember Don Taylor playing such a character in any other movie.
On DVD-R from a TCM showing:
By the way, after watching "Rogue Cop" today, I'm in the mood to watch some Robert Taylor westerns. I'm think of doing a double feature of "Ambush" and "Devil's Doorway" which both came out in 1950. Both westerns are favorites of mine that I haven't seen in years.
On Warner Archive DVD again:
I had another viewing of S.O.B. yesterday via Warner Archive's exemplary Blu-ray disc.
Today I'm going to watch The Rover which stars four people I like a lot, Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth, Rosanna Schiaffino and Richard Johnson. Kino Lorber's disc has just arrived!
Unless a review item comes it, I'll probably watch Melinda and Melinda.
I've been wanting to watch this movie again...ever since I watched Split a year or so ago and heard about Glass (which I haven't yet seen).
This is one of those instances where I remember not thinking much of the movie the first time I watched it (which was MANY years ago)...but rather enjoyed it this time.
I had planned on watching Melinda and Melinda tonight, but I ran out of time and could only squeeze in a brief movie, so I went to the TCM app and picked Detour. Seems like Eddie featured it on Noir Alley one weekend, but that must have been a week my DVR didn't do its job because I had never seen it before. I know Criterion had released a Blu-ray of it (which I hadn't blind bought) but I'm not sold on a purchase yet. I liked the movie, but there were things about it that bugged me including the ending. I will think some more about a purchase.
Tonight, Peg and I watched (for the first time):
We didn't find it a very interesting or especially well-told story. Beautiful to look at though.
Some of the exteriors were shot in Troy and Albany, NY (local to me) back in the early '90s. They were fun to see, too.
We had guest over tonight who had not seen Paranormal Activity 2, so......
Too bad. I found this to be one of Scorsese's most violent films, without a single drop of blood shed, as well as having one of the most erotic scenes in modern film. The acting is uniformly superb. Ryder is as much a cutthroat as any of Marty's usual gangsters; she just does it with finesse and impeccable manners. It's really The Gangs of New York in high society.
I took a little road trip to my nearest Dolby Cinema theater where I saw the following two movies, though my second feature showing was cut short by 20 minutes or so due to a power outage which means I have to watch the ending of the movie at my local AMC theater.
1956 Winter Olympic Games at Cortina d'Ampezzo (Criterion BD) Beautiful use of color for the first time in the Winter Games, but disappointing coverage in barely 100 minutes.
Watched two classics of entirely different genres this afternoon, both from the TCM app. First up was Laura which I hadn't watched in a fairly long time, and it was just as wonderful and engaging as ever.
Next I watched Rodan. This was a favorite as a kid when it was first released here (with English dubbing and cuts throughout from the original Japanese version). I think this must be the first time I ever watched it with subtitles and no narration. Funny how as a kid, you didn't notice wires and miniatures which now seem so obvious. Anyway, it was still like stepping back into my childhood.
Yesterday I watched The Rover, not one of Kino Lorber's greatest achievements. The disc comes off a new 2K transfer of seemingly very tired elements. I have several DVDs with better picture quality. The film is OK but nothing more with a mediocre screenplay and uninspired direction. The cast is good and held my attention. With a different cast, say Franco Nero instead of Anthony Quinn, Collen Dewhurst instead of Rita Hayworth, Virna Lisi in place of Rosanna Schiaffino and Michael York instead if Richard Johnson, I don't think I'd have finished the movie. As it is, with that cast, I'll watch this disappointing Blu-ray disc again some day.
Today I'll be watching Slattery's Hurricane, another film with a cast I love.
On Warner Archive DVD:
On 4K/UHD disc:
I finally got to Melinda and Melinda tonight. I hadn't seen it since it was first released theatrically, but I had the same feelings about this unusual Woody Allen movie now that I had then: an interesting concept, but I much enjoyed the "tragic" Melinda saga rather than the "comedic" Melinda tale. I liked the supporting cast of the former much more than the latter though I didn't think either one ended rather satisfactorily.
Peg and I watched a film tonight that has been on our "to watch" list for quite some time. We came thisclose to pulling the trigger a couple times, but ended up watching something else.
Quite a film. I'm going to be thinking about this one for a while. What a collection of characters (but what else would I expect from the Coens? )