BAFTA tribute to Ken Adam & Kubrick Blu-ray box set

(View XXL) A few weeks ago Warner Brothers announced a May 31 release date for the Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray. The set will include all the Kubrick films previously released on Blu-ray and adds 3 more jewels in the crown, MIA until now. Lolita and Barry...
Posted On 04 Apr 2011

Lord of the Rings trilogy, Extended Editon Blu-ray

Blu-ray.com says at least one online retailer is listing the Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings trilogy for sale on June 28th. There will apparently be 15 discs in the box-set, most of the special features ported over from all the previous editions on SD discs —...
Posted On 16 Mar 2011

Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary DVD & Blu-ray

Nominated for 4 Oscars — Robert De Niro, Best Actor; Jodie Foster, Best Supporting Actress; Bernard Herrmann, Best Original Score; and Best Picture — Taxi Driver of course won nothing the year Rocky was the movie you feel. A rare disconnect when Best Director and Best...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011

The Social Network DVD & Blu-ray, 1-11-11

(thanks to Vance Jerico) Includes a feature-length documentary called “How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?” — a nice riff on the classic Lolita tag-line. Details of the 2-disc set after the cut.
Posted On 19 Dec 2010

Mindbending & harrowing Blu-rays of the day

Among today’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD are three mindbenders from masters Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro and David Cronenberg. Inception, Cronos and Videodrome are especially noteworthy additions in high-def because of the cinematography of Wally Pfister (The...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010

All About Eve gets Blu-ray makeover

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that it will bring the 1950 classic All About Eve to Blu-ray on February 1, 2011. Nominated for 14 Oscars and winner of 6, including Best Picture and Best Director for Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Next year is big on Blu for the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2010

Inception Blu-ray detailed

No solid release date yet, but hard to imagine Warner Bros won’t want to have the Inception DVD and blu-ray available in time for Christmas — and in time for Academy members who want to upgrade from their bare-bones screeners. (The Dark Knight theatrical release, July...
Posted On 06 Sep 2010

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

George Lucas cranked up the cuteness quotient at the end of Return of the Jedi in order to sell more Ewok merchandise, says producer Gary Kurtz in this LATimes interview. “I could see where things were headed,‚Äù Kurtz said. ‚ÄúThe toy business began to drive the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2010

Insomnia Incentive: Inception Movie Money

Sleepless nights lying awake waiting to experience Christopher Nolan’s dreamworld? Here’s a special offer to help some of us (US residents) see Inception at a reduced price. On July 13th Warners releases the new Blu-ray transfer of Nolan’s icy 2002 thriller...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010

Blu-ray cover art for two Bogart classics & The Exorcist

(ClassicFlix.com) The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre both due on Blu-ray October 5th from Warner Bros Home Video, whose efforts to resurrect and restore top catalog titles deserve our appreciation. Maybe even more exciting: The Exorcist goes Blu the same day....
Posted On 24 Jun 2010