Tag: Blu-Ray

Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection

Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection

| January 29, 2012

This 4-disc, Blu-ray set collects four of the grittiest, ass-kickingest damn gangster movies ever made. These bullet-ridden Italian thrillers spawned from writer/director Fernando Di Leo, who had previously co-written the first two films in the Dollars Trilogy (albeit work for which he went uncredited). Without any reservations I can proclaim this the first must-own release […]

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Sid & Nancy: Collector’s Edition

Sid & Nancy: Collector’s Edition

| January 5, 2012

Making its way to Blu-ray for the 25th Anniversary of its release, Alex Cox’s masterpiece, Sid & Nancy, proves itself to be every bit the powerhouse drama it was 25 years ago, only now in pristine 1080p HD. This emotionally stirring drama relates the real-life romance between Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and groupie-turned-girlfriend-turned-manager Nancy […]

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

| December 14, 2011

Worthwhile prequels are rare, in film or any other medium for that matter. Typically, filmmakers’ efforts at crafting prequels result in over-explanatory, pandering, cinematic tragedies. Just look at Dumb and Dumberer, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, or Star Wars: Episode I-III. As such, the prospect of a Planet of the Apes prequel, especially after […]

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Season Four on Blu-ray

Yu Yu Hakusho: Season Four on Blu-ray

| December 6, 2011

It’s time to retire the last of those standard definition DVDs as Funimation releases the final installment of their four-volume, definitive release of the anime classic Yu Yu Hakusho. For these releases, the series has been fully restored from the original film elements, and Funimation has pulls out all the stops for Season Four, which […]

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

| November 26, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams marks perhaps the single most important film of legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog’s oeuvre, historically-speaking. This exclusive filmed record of the cave paintings in Chauvet Cave, France, not only captures some of the most inaccessible cave art in the world on film for film-going audiences to see, but does so in […]

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Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

| November 23, 2011

Tom Selleck stars as professional sharpshooter Matthew Quigley in this pseudo-revisionist western set in the Australian outback. The film opens with cowboy Quigley arriving in Australia with his custom Sharps Buffalo Rifle in hand to work for rancher Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman). Quigley’s job, or so he was led to believe before setting out from […]

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The Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter

| November 14, 2011

It’s Indiana Jones meets the Shaw Brothers when whip-wielding relic expert Qiaofei (The Green Hornet’s Jay Chou) ventures into China’s northwest desert to uncover an ancient treasure hidden beneath the dunes. And this tomb-raiding spectacle from China shames many of its American counterparts when it comes to sheer action! Stylistically reminiscent of Korean filmmaker Kim […]

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Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition

Blue Velvet: 25th Anniversary Edition

| November 8, 2011

“Why are there people like Frank? Why is there so much trouble in this world?” And why don’t you buy the Blue Velvet 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray… like right now? It’s neat. What can I, as a critic, say about Blue Velvet here that hasn’t already been said? Nothing, really, which is why I don’t […]

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Katanagatari: Volume 2

Katanagatari: Volume 2

| October 17, 2011

Read the review of Katanagatari: Volume 1 here. Katanagatari: Volume 2 opens with the seventh of this anime series’ twelve episodes. In it, government stratagemist Togame and her human katana Shichika face off against Shichika’s sister for the seventh of twelve powerful katana that, in the wrong hands, threaten the power of the Shogunate. These […]

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Bonekickers

Bonekickers

| October 15, 2011

The Matthew Graham co-created series Life on Mars (2006) starred John Simm as a police officer who finds himself inexplicably transported back to 1973, and was an absolutely brilliant and under-appreciated piece of television. His ambitious 2008 series, Bonekickers, once again takes audiences back in time. Bonekickers follows a team of Indiana Jones-style archeologist/adventurers (and […]

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