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Barry Lyndon, Twin Peaks, Personal Shopper & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in October 2017

This October, Stanley Kubrick’s breathtaking period epic Barry Lyndon will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K restoration. Our edition will feature a host of supplements that explore how Kubrick and his team brought the eighteenth century to life with unprecedented achievements in cinematography and production design. Then, it is happening again: Twin Peaks: […]

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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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Macbeth – Olive Signature Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Orson Welles is forever known for changing cinema as we know it and crafting a good handful of films that are timeless classics.  Time is a kind passage to some classic cinema as well, in that most of his works that were deemed as failures or disappointments are able to be reassessed as time goes […]

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The Immortal Story – Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Newly released on Blu-Ray by The Criterion Collection comes The Immortal Story, the first color production directed by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil). As can be expected by the curators at Criterion, this release has been cleaned up, freshly transferred and given a ton of love by way of commentary, interviews, an included […]

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The Transformers: The Movie – 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Experience the enormously popular animated feature THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, THE TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE has been meticulously restored and remastered from a spectacular brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements. Fans can now immerse themselves in this thrilling animated adventure in […]

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Criterion Collection August Releases

Get your wallets ready, because the Criterion Collection is about to have one hell of a month. Orson Welles will preside over Criterion’s incredible August lineup. First, Chimes at Midnight, Welles’s monumental Shakespeare adaptation—for decades, one of the world’s most sought-after lost films—in a gorgeous new restoration straight from Janus Films’ successful theatrical run. Meanwhile, Welles’s The Immortal […]

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Brandon’s Best Blu-rays Of 2015 Across The Globe!

The Why So Blu top Blu-rays of 2015 wheel has spun and landed on me.  Once again, I’m honored to close this out and go last.  2015 was a game-changer year for me with Blu-ray personally.  For years, my colleague Gerard has been nagging at me to get a region-free player.  I would complain about […]

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Jodorowsky’s Dune (Blu-ray Review)

What if you had the chance to see the greatest science fiction film never produced?  Unfortunately you can’t, because, as stated, it was never produced, but you can come very close!  Jodorowsky’s Dune is a fascinating documentary that details the intended plans by director Alejandro Jodorowsky to create an ambitious project, utilizing the talents of […]

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TOUCH OF EVIL & DOUBLE INDEMNITY Finally Get Blu-ray Treatment This April!

Universal Studios is finally releasing two classics from their extensive vault in April.  Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity and Orson Welles’ Touch Of Evil will both make their long overdue debuts on Blu-ray on April 15.  Its kind of a bummer it takes classics like these so long to make the jump to the format, but […]

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‘The Kremlin Letter’ is released in the UK on DVD on July 25th, 2011

In this star-studded, black-hearted spy thriller directed and co-written by the legendary John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen), a potentially catastrophic diplomatic letter from the CIA must be recovered at all costs.  Drafted in is Rone (Patrick O’Neal), a young agent with a photographic memory, to make his way through a treacherous maze of shadowy […]

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5 Black & White Classics For Blu-Ray

It is with a great sigh of relief that studios have realized the entertainment and preservation value of transferring many of the old black and white classics to Blu-ray.  The accomplishment is two-fold.  First, it keeps these movies from falling into obscurity.  They are now re-marketed, and quite often, these films gain a new following […]

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1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year

It’s the end of the year and we’re beginning to see the usual “best-of” lists.  Seeing as this is 2009, some of these may even be “best of the decade.”  Now, let’s be honest, some of these will be spot on, some will be terrible, but ultimately, they’re all subjective.  That’s the beauty of cinema; […]

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