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Straw Dogs, Hitchcock’s The Lodger and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in June 2017

This June, Criterion will bring three of the most beloved classics of French cinema to Blu-ray for the first time with a newly restored edition of Marcel Pagnol‘s Marseille Trilogy, a sweeping saga set in the author’s native Provence that tracks the lives and loves of its characters over the course of a generation. A […]

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Brandon’s 25 BEST Blu-rays Of The Double Dipping Year That Was 2016!

Its not like we’re winding down any time soon on films that still need to make it to the Blu-ray format.  There are ah-plenty.  Heck, there are films that still never made it to VHS or DVD.  2016 introduced us to 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays.  The new wave, the new cream of the crop.  And […]

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Death Of A Salesman (Blu-ray Review)

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is one of the most popular works of theatre of all time.  People may not know what the play or script is about completely, but many get the gyst or recognize the title when its dropped (A lot throughout film and television history).  Previously made into a feature film […]

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TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA, NIGHTHAWKS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN All Get Shout Select Treatment!

Shout! Factory is proud to present three additions to their new line of Shout Select films! This new home entertainment series features titles that are handpicked by the film buffs at Shout! Factory ranging from acknowledged classics to cult favorites, all of which deserve a spot on your shelf. Shout Select serves to celebrate the […]

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The Graduate (Criterion Collection)

An American classic, The Graduate is restored in glorious 4k resolution thanks to the folks at Criterion. Chronicling the purgatorial existence of post-graduate Benjamin Braddock(Dustin Hoffman), The Graduate dives into the heady waters of adulthood, sexuality, love, and maturity with unrestrained breadth. Timeless in its’ portrayal of early adulthood and the minefield of social interactions, The Graduate strikes […]

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Completes A Trilogy Of Awesomeness (Movie Review)

After a fairly lengthy wait, especially considering today’s handling of sequel schedules, Po and the Furious Five are back for more Kung Fu Panda fun. This third entry in DreamWorks Animation’s solid martial arts action-comedy franchise does not quite reach the great heights of the prior two installments, but that doesn’t mean this film is […]

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The Cobbler (Blu-ray Review)

The Cobbler is the latest film from writer/director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win). It stars Adam Sandler as a shoemaker who acquires magical powers. Yes, that makes it sound like something fairly dim and fitting of Sandler’s more outlandish crop of films, but this is not a Happy Madison production. As […]

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‘Chef’ Is Deliciously Entertaining (Movie Review)

It does not take a whole lot for a film to win me over if it has a lot of charm. Get the right cast and allow them to have fun that is evident in the film and I will be happy to sit back and enjoy what has been put in front of me. […]

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All The President’s Men: Two-Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Here’s a weird thing to celebrate and commemorate.  While I understand we SHOULD award and appreciate the journalism and work done to uncover the Watergate scandal, its still a very dark spot in American history.  Its something I do think is good to look back on and learn from but an All The President’s Men […]

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Naked City: 20 Star-Filled Episodes (DVD Review)

Naked City is a spin off television of the film noir classic of the same name.  The show spanned for 4 seasons and ran 138 episodes from 1958-1963.  While the film version was very noir, this show has some of that feel, but is more of a police procedural than anything.  And it’s more procedural […]

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Ishtar Gets Another Chance on Blu-ray this August!

Academy Award winners Warren Beatty (Best Director, Reds, 1981) and Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor,  Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; Rain Man, 1988) star in writer/director Elaine May’s Director’s Cut of the legendary comedy Ishtar debuting for the first time on Blu-ray August 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.   Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but […]

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Dick Tracy (Blu-ray Review)

Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy comes to life in this visually brilliant adaptation by Warren Beatty.  The comic strip detective (Beatty) finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice’s (Al Pacino) united mob.  The film offers a who’s who of actors as […]

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (Blu-ray Review)

Kung Fu Panda 2, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s popular follow up to the Academy Award-nominated original debuted on Blu-ray and DVD on December 13, 2011.  Combining non-stop action, a fantastic cast, and stunning animation, this sequel delighted viewers of all ages with its engaging story and colorful visuals.  Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent including […]

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Kung Fu Panda 2 debuts on awesome Blu-ray and DVD gift packs December 13th

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s spectacular follow up to the Academy Award®-nominated original debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on Panda 2sday, December 13, 2011.  Combining non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation, the “winning sequel” (USA Today) delighted viewers of all ages with its engaging story that is both “hilarious and full of heart” (WABC-TV).  The […]

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Straw Dogs (Blu-ray Review)

To escape the Vietnam-era chaos in the U.S., American mathematician David Sumner (Hoffman) moves with his British wife Amy (George) to an isolated English village. Their presence provokes antagonism among the village’s men.  Escalating from routine bullying to the gang rape of his wife, David finds his pacifist self being backed into a corner and responds in […]

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‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ Serves Up Another Bowl of Awesomeness

The Dragon Warrior, a panda bear named Po, is back with his team of martial arts animal warrior friends known as the Furious Five in this gorgeous sequel to Kung Fu Panda.  I emphasize gorgeous, as the animation (which includes different animation styles), use of color, and martial arts choreography are all wonderfully executed (it […]

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The Shakespeare Sessions (DVD Review)

Back in 1984 a television program came out in Britain called Playing Shakespeare and it starred some of the stars from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) including Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, David Suchet, Ben Kingsley, and more.  It also featured the co-founder of the RSC, John Barton who hosted the program and helped […]

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Little Fockers Invade Blu-ray This April

Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro reteam on Blu-ray with the hilarious cast of the beloved Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers in the #1 comedy blockbuster, Little Fockers, April 5th. The Universal Studios Blu-ray Combo Pack features an alternate opening and ending, featurettes, behind the scenes footage and so much more.  And for a […]

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