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GHOST WORLD, OTHELLO and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in May 2017

This May, Criterion will present a special edition of Orson Welles’s Othello, featuring two different versions of this visually astonishing Shakespeare adaptation as well as a host of special features chronicling its tumultuous production. Our second World Cinema Project collector’s set will feature restorations of hard-to-see classics from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law […]

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‘Silence’ Probes The Depths Of Scorsese’s Religious Thoughts (Movie Review)

Martin Scorsese has never backed away from involving religion in his films. We’ve seen overt attempts to tackle his perception of certain topics like in The Last Temptation of Christ. There have also been instances where his characters are given extra dimensions based on their religion, like with Mean Streets. Silence is a strong push […]

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Goodfellas (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

4K UHD has been impressing me along the way this year.  One thing I really want to see more of on the format are classic films.  I know new films are going to look shiny, new and vibrant.  But, what I really want to see is how the vintage stuff is going to look and […]

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Taxi Driver – 40th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

So it seems that every five years we will be getting a new edition of Taxi Driver on whatever home format is available. The classic Martin Scorsese neo-noir/psychological thriller has been given its share of acclaim so many times that delving into something new about the film almost feels unnecessary. And yet, this latest release […]

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist For 2017!

Barring some sort of super late rush surprise announcement, 2016 for the year of Blu-ray is pretty much in the books.  And as always, looking back, it was another terrific year.  Many more Wishlist films from years’ past were granted on Blu-ray and some that were being prepped for this list got announced before it […]

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AFI Fest 2016: Mifune: The Last Samurai (Movie Review)

Looking at the documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai, I am reminded of Gimme Danger, the Jim Jarmusch documentary about Iggy & The Stooges, which I didn’t get around to reviewing. That film and this one, which details the life legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, have little to offer outside of an engaging, cinematic version of Wikipedia […]

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You Talkin’ To Me? TAXI DRIVER Gets A 40th Anniversary Blu-ray This November

Following a 2-night only screening, Taxi Driver is coming to Blu-ray with a 4K restoration and all-new bonus content for its 40th anniversary on November 8. Regularly cited by critics, film directors, and audiences alike as one of the greatest films of all time, TAXI DRIVER won the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film […]

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Vinyl: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

Vinyl, created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Mick Jagger (Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), Academy Award® winner and Emmy® winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Boardwalk Empire) and acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award® nominee and multiple Emmy® winner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), is set to make its Home Entertainment debut […]

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HBO’s VINYL: The Complete First Season Comes To Blu-ray June 7th

Vinyl, created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Mick Jagger (Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), Academy Award® winner and Emmy® winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Boardwalk Empire) and acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award® nominee and multiple Emmy® winner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), is set to make its Home Entertainment debut […]

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A Quick Look At The Best Casino Movies Now on Blu-ray

Before Ocean’s trilogy, 21 and the disappointing remake of The Gambler, the casino genre consisted of great films like The Cincinnati Kid and The Sting.  Movies released in the past decade haven’t all been bad, but IMDB’s list of top casino films demonstrate that there are very few that are just as stellar as the […]

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Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray Review)

The critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire is finally available in a complete box set, and while the packaging itself isn’t very impressive, it’s definitely an example of substance over style. For those unfamiliar with the 40-time Emmy nominated Prohibition-era crime drama starring the incredible Steve Buscemi, this collection is the perfect tool to dive […]

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Life Itself (Blu-ray Review)

Roger Ebert was a force to be reckoned with when it came to film criticism, and I was very saddened by his death in April, 2013.  The documentary film Life Itself, an adaptation of the late film critic’s memoir and a look at the last few months of his life, puts his story front and […]

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Celebrate Life Itself on Blu-ray This February

The acclaimed documentary focused on the life of celebrated film critic Roger Ebert is finally coming to Blu-ray on February 17th.  I was one of many who found a lot to like about this Steve James documentary, as it not only shed some life on the man who meant a lot for many (a true […]

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Take On ‘Life Itself’ Even After The Balcony Has Closed (Movie Review)

Roger Ebert was a force to be reckoned with when it came to film criticism, and I was very saddened by his death in April, 2013.  The documentary film Life Itself, an adaptation of the late film critic’s memoir and a look at the last few months of his life, puts his story front and […]

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The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray Review)

At last, after months of waiting since last Christmas, I was able to view my favorite movie of last year, Wolf of Wall Street, in the privacy of my own home.  As expected, once again, it did not let me down.  I re-experienced 3 hours of pure enjoyment. That’s right, I said 3 hours of enjoyment […]

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Trades on Blu-ray March 25th

What even needs to be said about this film other than one of the biggest flicks of 2013 is finally coming home to our beloved HD format of choice, Blu-ray?!  Oh hell…let’s just get it over with.  The Wolf of Wall Street is coming home to Blu-ray on March 25th courtesy of Paramount Home Media Distribution. […]

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Laugh out loud when “The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary” arrives on Blu-ray This March

Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy is one of his films that people love, but does not seemed to get mention nearly as much as his other classics and more “popular” films.  I would easily put it in his top 10, if not his top 5.  It features another terrific performance by Robert De Niro, […]

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Aaron’s Top 10 Films of 2013 And Other Odds & Ends

It was a big year, but somehow I managed to put together a list of my favorite films of 2013.  I have to say that this was once again not the easiest list to put together.  Theatrically, I have seen 150+ films this year, so there were a lot of films to consider and figure […]

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