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Better an Old Demon Than a New God
Better an Old Demon Than a New God

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the East Village Art Scene 1984, November 10, 2013
Another brilliant release from Giorno Poetry Systems. Features spoken word performance and music by William S. Burroughs, David Johansen, Jim Carroll, John Giorno, Lydia Lunch, Psychic TV, Richard Hell, Arto Lindsay, Meredith Monk and Anne Waldman.


Earthquake [Blu-ray]
Earthquake [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Charlton Heston
Price: $7.88
31 used & new from $2.94

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Earthquake on Blu, June 5, 2013
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While not restored, Universal's new blu-ray of Earthquake is just like seeing it in the theater in 1974, if not better! The art department really does make this movie work (as well as the effects.) The script is horrible, the effects and actors are great.


The Moment of Truth (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
The Moment of Truth (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Linda Christian
Price: $22.99
16 used & new from $8.98

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Work of Art, April 4, 2013
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Every moment in Francesco Rosi's film "The Moment of Truth" is electric with life and sometimes death; and the story of a young matador's from an impoverished area of Spain to fame as a bullfighter is intriguing at every turn. Another first class Criterion edition.


The Fury [Blu-ray]
The Fury [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Fury
15 used & new from $38.49

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Film is great fun! Price gougers not., March 28, 2013
This review is from: The Fury [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
But as of this writing the blu-ray has only been out a few weeks at a list price of $29.99. Shame on these gougers charging $60 +


2010: The Year We Make Contact [Blu-ray]
2010: The Year We Make Contact [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Roy Scheider
Offered by Mediaflix
Price: $7.49
44 used & new from $4.50

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile trip into space, December 5, 2012
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Many people hate 2010 simply because it isn't 2001. But there can be only one Stanley Kubrick and one Peter Hyams, who directed the sequel. While retaining narrative continuity with tghe original, this film boldly goes in it's own direction. I found it entertaining and thought provoking, albeit in different ways than 2001. Overall, a worthwhile cinematic experience.
I think the blu-ray is just fine, given some of the reviews I was prepared for the worst but what I have received was more than satisfactory.
Recommended.


Wings [Blu-ray]
Wings [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Clara Bow
Offered by HARVEST MOUSE, LLC
Price: $34.99
8 used & new from $10.13

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Congratulations Paramount on a beautiful restoration and blu-ray, December 3, 2012
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The folks at Paramount have done an amazing job rescuing this work, the restoration and blu-ray are everything you'd hope they'd be.

About the film itself, it's a great introduction to silent cinema to students and novices as well as a thrill for cineastes.I prefer the new recording of the original score with the Ben Burtt sound effects to the organ track which is personal preference.

Highly recomended, I'm hope to support future restorations from Paramount.


Airport (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Airport (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Burt Lancaster
22 used & new from $4.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful HD restoration of a Bona-Fide Classic, November 5, 2012
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Universal is to be congratulated for their work in preparing this film for HD archiving and a great blu-ray disc.
The film itself is one of the smarter films to come out of Hollywood in that time period, it's very much on the nexus of Old vs. New Hollywood; with a lot of veteran actors in grittier situations and roles than they had normally portrayed on screen. Direction and screenplay by George Seaton who I'm really beginning to see as an overlooked if not subversive director (he directed the original "Miracle on 34th St"- check out that out to see what I mean by adult subtext.) Seaton masterfuly weaves a variety of lives into one fateful moment that changes many lives.
Universal at it's best, let's hope for more Seaton films to be made available.


39 Steps (1935) 3D (Real 3-D Side-By-Side)[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
39 Steps (1935) 3D (Real 3-D Side-By-Side)[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
DVD ~ ROBERT DONAT

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is an unauthorized release, September 28, 2012
No Hitchcock films are in the public domain. Please do not support piracy. This film is available on Criterion DVD and blu-ray, please support studios that care about the films they release.


Mutiny on the Bounty [Blu-ray Book]
Mutiny on the Bounty [Blu-ray Book]
DVD ~ Charles Laughton
Price: $18.49
23 used & new from $13.97

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful HD transfer, August 26, 2012
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And the book is better than average as well, turns out some of "Mutiny on the Bounty" was shot here in my backyard in Santa Barbara.
I've yet to see a bad HD transfer, but I'd say this is top notch- you'll feel like like you've never seen it. The film itself is Classical Hollywood at it's best.


The Complete Jean Vigo (A propos de Nice / Taris / Zero de conduite / L'atalante) (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
The Complete Jean Vigo (A propos de Nice / Taris / Zero de conduite / L'atalante) (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Michel Simon
Price: $26.19
26 used & new from $13.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, August 24, 2012
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Amazing. For the first time I feel like I've really seen L'Atalante, and I've seen projected prints. Both the films and the technical quality of this blu-ray are superior. Stunning and sublime. Vigo's death at an early age was a loss for cinema. Thankfully we have these films at least.


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