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4 items from 2008


Blu-Ray Review: Special Edition of ‘JFK’ Still Captivates

11 December 2008 9:51 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – As the 2008 awards season kicks into high gear, it’s a good time to catch up with one of the most acclaimed and nominated films of seventeen years ago, Oliver Stone’s “JFK” in a classy and well-packaged Blu-Ray edition from Warner Brothers.

In the months leading up to the 1991 release of “JFK”, the controversy surrounding the film and its conspiracy theories was deafening, but the quality of Oliver Stone’s epic film overruled the negative buzz, leading to eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.

JFK: Director’s Cut

Oliver Stone’s three-and-a-half hour film chronicles the drama around the most resonant gunshot of the twentieth century. Starring Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, and many more, this version of the film includes 17 added minutes that were not shown theatrically and truly do enrich the entire film. This is an actual “director’s cut”, not just reinserted deleted scenes, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Our Disc Picks Of The Week

24 November 2008 2:36 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Andy recommends... The Sopranos: Deluxe Boxset Yes, it’s TV, but it’s the most movieish TV this side of The Wire. Hollywood has spent decades trying to nail the mystique of the mob, but it took a TV series to skewer both the public swagger and private humanity. Smart, funny, adult, intelligent, vicious, sexy, essential. Chris recommends… Casino (Blu-Ray) ‘nuff said, other than Robert Richardson’s cinematography looks incredible on the rich HD format. Go. Buy. Now. Check out Casino film page for more... .

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Blu-ray Review: JFK

11 November 2008 12:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Whether you look at it as controversial, interesting, brilliant, eye-opening or a complete work of historical fiction there is no denying Oliver Stone did not approach JFK without knowing damn near every publicly available (and not so publicly available) detail there is to know about President John F. Kennedy and his assassination. If you aren't willing to accept that then you need to pick up this copy of JFK on Blu-ray or on 3-Disc DVD and listen to Stone's commentary over the film as well as his commentary in the 54+ minutes of deleted/alternate scenes. He is rather boring in tone and there is damn near no excitement, but it will give you a larger appreciation for what I consider his masterwork. Is there a lot of speculation and conspiracy theories presented in the film? Certainly, but they are presented as such. It isn't as if any real conclusion is »

- Brad Brevet

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Shooting the Bastards

4 September 2008 2:06 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For the past couple of months, we've been keeping track of all the conjecture and casting on Quentin Tarantino's suddenly swift-moving WWII project Inglorious Bastards. We already know who most of the participants are... but how will Qt's new movie actually look? Here's a hint: Robert Richardson is serving as director of photography. As a point of reference, Richardson has been a go-to guy for cinematography on numerous movies from Martin Scorsese (Casino, The Aviator) and Oliver Stone »

- Dave Davis

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