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City of God (Blu-ray)

February 13th, 2012 No comments

Highly Recommended The Film: At the beginning of City of God , the streets of Brazil — the winding slums, not the picturesque landscapes adorning postcards — come alive through sharpening knives, drum-heavy percussion music, and a pack of children chasing a chicken. Then, the relative normalcy stops: a camera-carrying high-schooler, Rocket, freezes when he comes face-to-face with teenage thugs …

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Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray)

February 13th, 2012 No comments

DVD Talk Collector Series THE MOVIE: Please Note: The screengrabs used here are from the standard-definition DVD included in this set, not from the Blu-Ray. So the moral of the story is kids ruin everything

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Shakespeare in Love (Blu-ray)

February 12th, 2012 No comments

Recommended THE MOVIE: Please Note: The screen captures used here are taken from an earlier standard-definition DVD, not the Blu-ray edition under review. I’m starting to feel a surge of ’90s nostalgia lately, which is something I thought I’d never say. Though, to be fair, it’s really only for the cinema of the decade, and mainly due to the recent spate of Miramax films making their way to Blu …

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Baba Yaga (Blu-ray)

February 11th, 2012 No comments

Rent It “Now look — you meet an old lesbian, huh? And a friend of yours gets a headache. All of a sudden, it’s sorcery and witches!” Part of what I love so much about Blue Underground is how wildly unpredictable their release slate can be.

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Spellbound (1945) (Blu-ray)

February 7th, 2012 No comments

Highly Recommended THE FILM: Please Note: The screen captures used here are taken from the 2002 standard-definition DVD edition , not the Blu-ray edition under review. 1945’s Spellbound is the second of three full-on collaborations between cinematic-genius director Alfred Hitchcock and his star Hollywood producer, Gone With the Wind mastermind David O. Selznick (whose contractual relationship …

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (Blu-ray)

February 7th, 2012 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: By dialing back the weed humor and bringing the action home for the holidays, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas earns fresh laughs despite its string-of-high jinks story. Stoners need not worry; pot still plays a central role in the plot, as does cocaine and a waffle-making robot, but the follow up to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape from …

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Yakuza Weapon (Blu-ray)

February 7th, 2012 No comments

Recommended The Movie: Co-written and co-directed by Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi, the former probably best known to western audiences as the star of Versus and Battlefield Baseball , Nikkatsu imprint Sushi Typhoon’s latest offering is Yakuza Weapon .

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La Jetee/Sans Soleil: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

February 6th, 2012 No comments

Highly Recommended THE MOVIE: Please Note: The screengrabs used here are from the standard-definition DVD released in 2007, not from the Blu-Ray. Chris Marker is, undisputedly, a unique and gifted filmmaker. His point of view is unlike any of his contemporaries, and over the years, he has continued to work at his own pace and pursuing his own interests.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Grave Danger (Blu-ray)

February 3rd, 2012 No comments

Recommended In an unusual but not surprising move, CBS/Paramount has opted to release a single (if feature-length) episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to Blu-ray. The reason is obvious: “Grave Danger” was directed by Quentin Tarantino, who’s also credited with the story, while the teleplay is credited to Naren Shankar, Anthony E

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Malcolm X (Blu-ray)

February 1st, 2012 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: Please Note: The screen captures used here are taken from the 2005 DVD , not the Blu-ray edition under review. I can clearly recall the baseball cap-centered hype surrounding the 1992 release of Spike Lee’s Malcolm X .

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