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Bull Durham, Powell and Pressburger & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in July 2018

This July, the Criterion Collection will pay tribute to one of cinema’s most legendary collaborations with Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, a lavish box set featuring six newly restored classics starring the alluring Marlene Dietrich and directed by the visually extravagant Josef von Sternberg: Morocco, Dishonored,  Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, and The Devil Is a Woman. Steven Soderbergh’s disarmingly frank […]

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Short Cuts – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Criterion Collection has been quite kind to director Robert Altman this year. In addition to putting out The Player, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller for the first time, we now have a Blu-ray release for his LA-based, character epic Shot Cuts. Inspired by a series of short stories and poems by Raymond Carver, […]

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Zathura: A Space Adventure – 10th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

ZATHURA: 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games franchise), Kristen Stewart (Twilight franchise), Jonah Bobo (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), and Dax Sheppard (“Parenthood”) in the story of two young brothers who are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are […]

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All New Anniversary Editions Of Family Classics Come To Blu-ray September 22nd!

Three all-time family classics are marking anniversaries this year and to celebrate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing JUMANJI: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, ZATHURA: 10thANNIVERSARY EDITION and THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION on Blu-ray™ Sept. 22. Each title features all-new bonus materials, as well as an exclusive first look at the upcoming theatrical […]

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Erik The Viking (Blu-ray Review)

From one Monty Python veteran’s film to the other, Olive Films is also giving Terry Jones’ Erik The Viking a Blu-ray update.  Terry Jones’ also wrote the children’s book The Saga Of Erik The Viking several years before shooting this movie.  Aside from the titles being very much in common, the book and the movie have really […]

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The Sure Thing: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

John Cusack (Say Anything…, Grosse Pointe Blank) and Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs) take a road trip to romance in The Sure Thing, a charming and thoughtful comedy classic that only the ’80s could deliver, presented here in a special 30th Anniversary edition on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.  The release gives the film a brand new transfer […]

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Life Of Crime (Blu-ray Review)

Life Of Crime interested me because it features characters from Jackie Brown.  On any given day, Jackie Brown is either my absolute favorite Quentin Tarantino film or at the very least Top 3.  Life Of Crime takes place with Ordell, Louis, Melanie and brief appearance from Ray in the year 1978.  This was a festival […]

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LIFE OF CRIME Arriving On Blu-ray Oct 28

Based on the novel “The Switch” written by Elmore Leonard, the “truly twisted fun” (In Touch) crime comedy Life of Crime will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD October 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Written for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter (Supporting Characters), the film is currently available […]

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A ‘Life Of Crime’ Should Be Better (Movie Review)

Sometimes I find myself asking, “Why wasn’t this better?”  Life of Crime has everything going for it.  The film is a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, as both films feature three key characters.  More specifically, crime novelist Elmore Leonard wrote both Rum Punch and The Switch, the novels both films are based […]

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Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition – (Blu-ray Review)

Anchorman is one of those films I have not visited since its theatrical release way back in the calendar year of 2004.  I cannot believe it has been that long, but I digress.  What looked like a slapstick comical movie back then that I would go for practically fizzled for me when I first saw […]

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The Hudsucker Proxy – Classic From The Vault – Just Seen It

Sean and Liz offer you a classic from the vault starring Tim Robbins and Paul Newman. A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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Cinema Verite (Blu-ray Review)

Believing that the lives of an everyday family would be relatable to Americans in a way that existing TV shows were not, filmmakers set out to chronicle the life of the Louds, a seemingly “perfect family.” Once filming began though, the strain in the Loud’s marriage, the ups and downs of raising five children, as […]

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Green Lantern (Blu-ray Review)

And now it’s time to review a Blu-ray title that I know everyone out there is probably jealous and envious of me for.   Eat your hearts out because today we’re tackling a motion picture that took the box office by storm earlier this year.   No one could have ever predicted that this little superhero flick […]

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Dead Man Walking (Blu-ray Review)

The hits just keep on hitting here at Why So Blu.  Up next is a tale of crime, redemption, and punishment in Tim Robbin’s Dead Man Walking. Another popular film from the mid 90’s starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.  Dead Man Walking makes its debut on Blu-ray in the states and this is our […]

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Mystic River (Blu-ray Review)

Mystic River should be on your play list if you are a fan of Law and Order, Criminal Minds, or murder mysteries in general.  The focal point of the film is what appears to be a typical murder, but the high-powered cast delivers over two hours of drama and mystery that is far from anything […]

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The Daily Blu…October 7, 2009

Well it’s officially hump day!  Welcome to the middle of the week and now let’s get down to business.  Warner Brothers has announced a February 2nd release date for two Blu-ray catalog titles.  The first title to be given the Blu-ray treatment will be Clint Eastwood’s 2003 Mystic River which stars Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon […]

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