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Godzilla (Blu-ray 3D+ Blu-ray + DVD +UltraViolet Combo Pack)
Godzilla (Blu-ray 3D+ Blu-ray + DVD +UltraViolet Combo Pack)
DVD ~ Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Price: $29.99
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Film is To Godzilla What The Dark Knight Was to Batman and Skyfall was to James Bond, September 25, 2014
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Director Gareth Edwards reboots the Godzilla franchise with a vengeance. This film is to Godzilla what The Dark Knight was to Batman and Skyfall was to James Bond. It brings together a powerful visual style, dramatic story elements and human interest story very well acted by the cast (most notably Bryan Cranston). People are divided on this film, those who don't like it say that there's not enough of Godzilla and too much happens in the dark. It's true and if you want to see a summer popcorn movie with two hours of Godzilla stomping around cities this is not the movie for you. If you want to see something that incorporates elements of good dramatic filmmaking with a powerful, Hitchcockian visual style that transcends the usual sic-fi "giant monster" popcorn film then this is the film to see. I highly recommend it.


Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Julie Andrews
Price: $27.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Blu Ray package for what is arguably Disney's greatest ..., July 6, 2014
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An excellent Blu Ray package for what is arguably Disney's greatest triumph. No matter how old you are Mary Poppins holds up as a great American musical classic


Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row
Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row
Offered by cosmeticbeautyplace
Price: $8.50
53 used & new from $7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 6, 2014
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The best brush ever made; I think this is my third or fourth one since 1975!


North to Alaska [Blu-ray]
North to Alaska [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ John Wayne
Price: $9.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Film That Re-Invented John Wayne!, February 15, 2014
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After nearly 30 years of playing tough guy roles, John Wayne's star seemed to be fading. He took on a new role reinventing himself by taking his tough guy image in a comedic and romantic direction. The result was the highly successful North To Alaska and would set the standard for the rest of John Wayne's ongoing successful career. The great cast includes Stewart Granger, Capucine, Fabian and the incomparable great television star Ernie Kovacs. Sit back and enjoy, and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained!


House of Wax [Blu-ray 3D]
House of Wax [Blu-ray 3D]
DVD ~ Vincent Price
Price: $28.59
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest 3D Film Ever!, February 15, 2014
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I originally saw this in a re-release in the early 1970s and was thrilled to see it released on 3D Blu Ray. The quintessential 3D film and one of the great horror classics of all time. Vincent Price at his best; also interesting to see Charles Bronson (billed as Charles Buchinsky) in an early movie role. Great job on the transfer with meticulous 3D mastering.


Man of Steel (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
Man of Steel (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Henry Cavill
Price: $16.99
44 used & new from $12.49

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Superman Film Yet, February 15, 2014
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I saw this in the theater and was highly impressed; this is the best Superman film yet. This film is part of a trilogy and focuses on Superman as an alien finding his way in our world. Great character development; be warned if you like humor in these types of stories that there's not so much as a giggle for the first hour and hardly a laugh or giggle throughout the film. Hard, dark, serious and well developed story. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are very well cast in their roles.


Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Chris Pine
Offered by vsource
Price: $18.49
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Continuation of the Star Trek Reboot, February 15, 2014
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The continuation of the excellent Star Trek reboot prequel. Perfectly cast and introduces Kahn into the series. Well worth watching!
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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD)
DVD ~ Spencer Tracy
Price: $26.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Criterion Collection Blu Ray Set of the Great Classic Comedy, February 15, 2014
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Thank you Criterion for another great offering! One of my favorite comedies of all time, includes the general theatrical version and the 197 minute roadshow version. They don't make comedies like this anymore, G-rated comedies that are genuinely funny without the profanity and vulgarity that permeates the cinema nowadays.

Before dying in a car crash, a crook (Jimmy Durante) tells some travelers about the existence of a suitcase filled with $350,000 of cash, hidden in Santa Rosita Park under a big "W". The gloves come off and the race is on as Sid Caesar and Edie Adams; Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney; Jonathan Winters; and Milton Berle, Dorothy Provine and Ethel Merman try to get the cash. Others join in along the way for a fun joyride.

The film (both versions) are shown in the original Ultra Panavision 70 aspect ratio; the roadshow version is the original high definition negative scan with the added roadshow footage. The added footage has not been taken care of over the years so there is a noticeable difference in color and the often warped image; where sound elements are available without image stills have been inserted. Where image was available but no sound subtitles are added. Still, this is the most complete version of the film available and restored by Robert Harris.

Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyable!


The Artist (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)  [Blu-ray]
The Artist (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Jean Dujardin
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Price: $10.62
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Back to True Cinematic Storytelling, July 6, 2013
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The Artist is a film that's true to excellent cinematic storytelling. No CGI, just great directing and acting that tells the story of a silent film actor caught in the cataclysmic time when talkies left many actors unemployed, and the Great Depression robbed them of their wealth. As George is spiraling downward, he crosses paths with a young actress who is on her way up in talkies.

There are great, iconic scenes that will forever be remembered in cinema history. Don't miss this one and buy it for your collection; you will fall in love with it and watched it multiple times.


Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich [Blu-ray]
Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Captain Yvngvar Kjelstrup
Price: $39.95
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Time Capsule Into Yesteryear, July 6, 2013
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Cinema changed dramatically in the 1950s when television began taking over as the primary form of entertainment. Movie studios and exhibitors began scrambling to find ways to bring people back to the theaters; they hadn't yet understood that their ticket buying audience shifted to the 15-30 years olds and it would be the late 1960s before the big studios would figure that out. Still, the 1950s saw the standard movie frame change from Academy ratio 1:33 to 1 (original television mimicked this) to 1:85 to 1 (the current 16:9 ratio of HD television) and Cinemascope, VistaVision, Todd AO 70, Super Panavision, Ultra Panavision 65, Technirama, 3D and other wide screen aspect ratios try to make the movie experience bigger and better, and bring people back to cinemas.

The granddaddy of all was Cinerama, a three element synchronized photography and projection system that captured a 150 degree field of vision. This is Cinerama dazzled audiences with its life-like presentation. Soon other films were produced and Windjammer was produced overseas in Cinemiracle, another three panel production and exhibition technique that was Cinerama's only rival. It was spectacular in the cinema and was the star of the show, that's why I only give three stars. The Smilebox presentation adequately mimics the experience but nothing at home can match the power of seeing it in theaters. And the film itself, well, it's not all that exciting to watch for two hours at home. It's an okay documentary and a time capsule from the past. It's well worth seeing, if not necessarily buying it.

Do look for one of the most spectacular shots in film history though. The camera is mounted on a submarine and as it surfaces the Windjammer is cruising along in the background, all captured in one shot. It would make Stanley Kubrick proud.


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