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

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(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 Lyndon have been remastered and the set will include the 2001 documentary biography, Kubrick: A Life in Pictures. Held off posting…

Lord of the Rings trilogy, Extended Editon Blu-ray

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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 — including 6 discs from the extended-edition DVDs and the 3 discs from the theatrical and extended limited-edition DVD set. The feature…

Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary DVD & Blu-ray

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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 Picture nominations only matched for 3 films (Alan J. Pakula, Sidney Lumet — and winner John G. Avildsen), Ingmar Bergman and Lina Wertmuller were…

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

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

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(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.

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Mindbending & harrowing Blu-rays of the day

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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 Dark Knight), Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth), and Mark Irwin (The Fly). Other significant Blu-rays with special Oscar relevance released today are Closer (featuring Natalie Portman’s first Oscar nominated role), Lost in…

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All About Eve gets Blu-ray makeover

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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 Mankiewicz brothers since 2011 should see the release of a spruced up Citizen Kane for its 70th anniversary edition. Kane, of…

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Inception Blu-ray detailed

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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 18, ’08; DVD release Dec 9. Inception theatrical release, July 16; DVD release __?) The photo here shows the deluxe special edition fans in…

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

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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 [Lucasfilm] empire. It‚Äôs a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It‚Äôs natural to make decisions that…

Insomnia Incentive: Inception Movie Money

Insomnia Incentive: Inception Movie Money

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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 Insomnia, and just as NolanFans reported in March, it will come packaged with a $7.50 voucher for “Movie Money” that can be applied to your first, second or third…

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

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

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(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. From Blu-ray.com: The Exorcist will hit Blu-ray on October 5, in a two-disc Digibook edition, packaged with a personal letter written by director William Friedkin…