Tag: Blu-Ray

Phase IV

Phase IV

| November 16, 2015

Even if film fans aren’t familiar with the name “Saul Bass,” chances are very good they have seen his work. Bass is best known for his work as a designer creating iconic title sequences for films, including three particularly memorable ones for Alfred Hitchcock’s films North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. This work has had […]

The Flesh and Blood Show & Frightmare on Blu-ray

The Flesh and Blood Show & Frightmare on Blu-ray

| March 24, 2014

Pete Walker had a pretty great run from the late 1960s through the 1970s in British cinema, although in the States he has been more of a cult figure. In the UK, Walker made a name for himself directing and producing exploitation films of two distinct stripes: sex films such as School for Sex, The […]

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Cavalcade

Cavalcade

| August 13, 2013

Adapted from Noel Coward’s play, Fox’s 1933 film adaptation of Cavalcade went on to win three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Frank Lloyd) and Best Art Direction (William S. Darling). Having only been made previously available on DVD in Fox’s 75th Anniversary Collection along with 74 other films, Cavalcade is now available in […]

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

| July 25, 2013

Elvis Presley stars in Love Me Tender (1956) as actor Richard Egan as Confederate soldier, Vance Reno. Wait… no, that doesn’t make any sense. Elvis and Richard Egan were separate people, right? So what the hell? Well, if we’re to believe the cover art for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray release of Love Me […]

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Blood and Sand (1941)

Blood and Sand (1941)

| July 19, 2013

One year after director Rouben Mamoulian and actor Tyrone Power teamed up to make 1940’s The Mark of Zorro, the two came together once again to make the Technicolor bullfighting extravaganza, Blood and Sand. Co-starring Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn and John Carradine, Blood ad Sand is an epic drama about one man’s rise and fall […]

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Shakugan no Shana: Season III

Shakugan no Shana: Season III

| March 29, 2013

Things are quite different for Shana and Yuji in this, the final series of Shakugan no Shana (but not in a bad way). No longer is the action set exclusively in Misaki City. And gone is the slice-of-life, high school material that supplemented the series’ broader, battle-based narrative in which Shana, Yuji, and their allies […]

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

| January 31, 2013

When FUNimation released Baka & Test: Season One in 2011, the second season of the series was only just then airing in Japan. Given the breakneck pace at which I plowed through the first season and the high praise I heaped upon those 13 episodes and FUNimation’s Blu-ray/DVD release of them, you can imagine how […]

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Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

| January 22, 2013

The fifth release in FUNimation Entertainment’s series of Shakugan no Shana Blu-ray and DVDs, available today, collects the 4-episode OVA series, Shakugan no Shana S.Although the first two episodes take place at nonspecific points during the series’ first two seasons and the closing two-parter serves as a prequel to the series, S is intended to […]

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Shakugan no Shana: The Movie

Shakugan no Shana: The Movie

| January 21, 2013

Shakugan no Shana: The Movie is interesting in that it is not a follow-up to the series in any way, nor does it fit seamlessly into the existing narrative of the series. If anything, it could be viewed as a summation of the events depicted in the first story arc in which Shana and Yuji […]

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Won’t Back Down

Won’t Back Down

| January 17, 2013

Based on actual events, Won’t Back Down, is a story of a mother and a teacher who band together a neighborhood to help save their failing school. They must convince not only the parents but the teachers that taking over the school from the union and current administration is the best course of action for […]

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