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Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
The last day of what I guess we're calling 2013's Black Friday deals week is upon us and yet, tomorrow is Cyber Monday and Amazon is still offering deals throughout the day and today offers several Criterion titles and more. On the Criterion side we have Carlos, Quadrophenia, Shallow Grave, 12 Angry Men, The Samurai Trilogy, Fanny and Alexander and Weekend while you can also pick up complete series sets of "Fringe", "Chuck", "Frasier" and "Millennium". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Sunday, December 1 Deals starting at 8:20 pm Pt John Wayne Film Collection ($17.99) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land ($19.69) Pixar Short Films Collection 2 ($15.89) Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: The Complete Collection ($20.49) Fanny and Alexander (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray ($24.99) Weekend (Criterion »
- Brad Brevet
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
After a week of early deals, the actual 2013 Black Friday is finally here and Amazon's deals continue and are only getting better. I have included the new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and if yesterday is any indication, you are going to want to get in on them quick as the Django Unchained Blu-ray sold out in a matter of minutes yesterday. Today's deals include several you may be interested in including Monsters University, Planes, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brave, three seasons of "The Walking Dead", Fight Club, The Croods, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 and much more. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Brand New Blu-ray Deals! »
- Brad Brevet
Happy Thanksgiving! Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Thursday, November 28, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale and it's another 20-after-midnight start and it looks like the deals are getting better as the week goes on. Today we begin with a discount on the fifth season of "True Blood" and Les Miserables on Blu-ray and later in the day Blu-rays of Warm Bodies, Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Heat, Zero Dark Thirty, Pacific Rim and Oblivion go on sale. Just check out the schedule below so you know when to start clicking. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Thursday, November 28 Deals starting at »
- Brad Brevet
Not even a week after the release of Hollywood’s English language remake of the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck, re-named Delivery Man (so as not to be confused with the ubiquitous coffee chain or the Battlestar Galactica ace fighter pilot), now comes a new take on a fairly recent Korean revenge thriller. Of course, the big studios have been doing these sort of re-interpretation or re-imaginings for decades. Sometimes the settings are completely changed, as with the case of Seven Samurai which begat the classic hit Western The Magnificent Seven which itself became the sci-fi drive-in gem Battle Beyond The Stars. Or more radically when Ingmar Bergman’s art house fave The Virgin Spring was the basis for Wes Craven’s gruesome debut film The Last House On The Left. On rare occasions the original director has helmed the remake as with that new Vince Vaughn comedy/drama and the 1988 and 1993 versions of The Vanishing. »
- Jim Batts
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Wednesday, November 27, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and they are starting early. The deals throughout the day begin just after midnight today and there are a few titles worthy of your attention. If I had to select one title from the batch of deals going live today it would certainly be the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray collection, beyond that the Schindler's List Blu-ray is worth considering and, if you're looking for a nice little quadruple feature you can't really go wrong with picking up the Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth bundle, the price isn't yet available, but I have to assume it won't break the bank. Finally, that Best of Warner Bros. Romance Collection at 12:20 Pm might be worth a look as it includes some greats such »
- Brad Brevet
Nebraska is the first film you've directed that you didn't have a hand in writing. How did it come about?
Two dudes who produced Election for me many years ago showed me the script and asked if I knew someone who would be right to direct it. I said, "How about me?" But I didn't want to do it right after Sideways because I didn't want to do a second road movie in a row, so I returned to it after The Descendants.
You grew up in Nebraska and this is your fourth film set there [after Citizen Ruth, Election and About Schmidt]. Is it a case of "film what you know"?
I like filming there. It's filming what I know but also filming what I don't know, because I don't know those rural areas very well. »
- Killian Fox
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
The still un-subtitled Star Wars sevenquel just received an official release date. If all goes as planned, J.J. Abrams will reboot his second straight Star franchise on Dec. 18, 2015. The key line being “if all goes as planned.” First announced just a little over a year ago, the new Star Wars film sits at the uneasy nexus of corporate ambitions: It’s the first step in a larger plan to revitalize one of the most popular franchise in the last half-century of fictional media, with an earnings potential of several billion dollars at stake.
There’s a lot on the line. »
- Darren Franich
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 7, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, the 1957 action drama Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.
A classic of international cinema, Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo includes the following features:
• New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
• Documentary on the making of Throne of Blood, »
On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 28 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
Plot: After a plane goes down on a mysterious island, a new Godzilla is discovered. Only this time he isn’t alone.
A year after the box-office success of Godzilla came Godzilla Raids Again. But this was an entirely different beast altogether. Literally, it was a brand new Godzilla after the death of the original G in the first film. However, it also changed the entire atmosphere and tone and actually influenced the franchise in more ways than the first effort. In some ways it was a shame, but it’s also a lot of fun. Sure, Godzilla was all seriousness and artistic beauty, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Criterion has announced its January titles, and there are some great films heading our way. The releases include a five-disc dual format Blu-ray/DVD of the 1963 comedy classic It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World complete with new commentary tracks and an extended 197-minute version of the film, director Michael Mann’s 1981 feature debut Thief with a new commentary from Mann and star James Caan, filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 Macbeth adaptation Throne of Blood, British filmmaker Terence Davies’ 1992 autobiographical feature The Long Day Closes, and many more. Hit the jump for the full list of titles, including extras details and box art. And click here for some great Criterion Blu-ray deals on Amazon. Throne Of Blood-Dual-format Blu-ray And DVD Edition A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. »
- Adam Chitwood
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Movie Collection, 1990-93
Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, David Forman, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden, Josh Pais, Robbie Rist, Corey Feldman, James Saito, Kevin Clash, Toshishiro Obata, Mark Caso, Kenn Troum, Paige Turco, David Warner, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Brian Tochi, Adam Carl, Laurie Faso, Kevin Nash, Francois Chau, David Fraser, Jim Raposa, Matt Hill, Tim Kelleher and James Murray.
The Heroes in a Half-Shell clash with a criminal gang of ninjas, seek to prevent their arch-enemy The Shredder from creating an army of mutants, and find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.
Cowabunga! Almost a quarter of a century after Turtlemania swept the globe, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are big business once again. The Heroes in a Half-Shell are the subject of a hit Nickelodeon animated series, »
- Gary Collinson
Hindi blockbuster “Sholay” is prepping a bigscreen comeback in a 3D format next year.
With leads Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan agreeing to promote it, the 1975 classic will be reissued in January, according to Sholay Media and Entertainment. Since 2011 Maya Digital has been working on the 3D conversion. But only some scenes were converted, using “Titanic” and “Jurassic Park” as examples, not the entire 162-minute film.
In it;s initial release, pic earned a whopping $25 million, according to Box Office India and played in one Mumbai theater for five years.
The story of a landowner who takes revenge on the bandits who robbed him with the help of two former convicts has elements from “The Magnificent Seven” and “Seven Samurai,” with an all-star cast of not only Dharmendra and Bachchan, but also their respective current spouses Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri, and the late Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan.
Helmer Ramesh Sippy, »
- Shalini Dore
Elitist and pretentious, or an endangered species? Whatever your feelings, there's no doubt that arthouse movies are among the finest ever made. Here the Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best
• Top 10 romantic movies
• Top 10 action movies
• Top 10 comedy movies
• Top 10 horror movies
• Top 10 sci-fi movies
• Top 10 crime movies
Peter Bradshaw on art movies
This is a red rag to a number of different bulls. Lovers of what are called arthouse movies resent the label for being derisive and philistine. And those who detest it bristle at the implication that there is no artistry or intelligence in mainstream entertainment.
For many, the stereotypical arthouse film is Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin was a classic art film from the 1920s and Luis Buñuel investigated cinema's potential for surreality like no one before or since. The Italian neorealists applied the severity of art to a representation »
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from a sweet Adam Sandler comedy and a samurai epic to a haunted house and a thief on the run. Check out our suggestions below and happy streaming!
Comedy: '50 First Dates'
Drew Barrymore's Lucy may be the perfect girl for Adam Sandler's Henry, but there's just one problem: she forgets who he is. After getting in a traumatic accident Lucy can no longer make short term memories, so she's stuck living the same day -- the day of the accident -- over and over again. Courting her isn't »
- Erin Whitney
Westerns and samurai films translate fairly well. They both feature groups who have a code, those groups are skilled with a particular weapon, and their way of life has begun to fade as the frontier closes and modernity arrives. Most famous among the films that have made successful transfers are Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai going to John Sturges’ The Magnifcent Seven and Kurosawa’s Yojimbo going to Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, although Kurosawa’s movies are superior to their remakes. Now, America has sent one back the other way with director Lee Sang-il remaking Clint Eastwood’s classic western, Unforgiven. While the markers are still in place, Sang-il attempts to reframe his remake through the lens of Japanese history. However, he doesn’t change enough and remains tethered to the themes of Eastwood’s film, and these themes don’t coalesce in Sang-il’s picture. Although »
- Matt Goldberg
Lord knows that, over the years, Hollywood has plundered its fair share of Japanese cinema. From the appropriation of "Godzilla," "Seven Samurai" turning into "The Magnificent Seven," to the long run of J-horror re-dos, to—only last week—the announcement of a DreamWorks version of Cannes film "Like Father Like Son," there aren't many major and successful Japanese movies that haven't been at least developed as a remake. So it only seems fair that the favor should be returned at some point, and what could be a better way of doing so than by remaking one of the greatest films by Clint Eastwood, whose own star was launched when "Yojimbo" was remade as "A Fistful Of Dollars." "Unforgiven" is, as the name might suggest, a remake of Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winning revisionist Western, which we'd still argue is probably his finest hour as a director and as an actor. Here, Lee Sang-il, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
There is an exhibition of the great German graphic designer Hans Hillmann currently running at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Devoted entirely to Hillmann’s film posters from 1952 to 1974, the show, called The Title is Continued in the Picture, runs through the 1st of September and I’m sorry that I didn’t know about it sooner. But for those of us who can’t make it to the Ruhr in the next three weeks, the website Kunst + Film has posted a wonderful, almost-as-good-as-being-there video of the show.
The revelation of the video for me is the size of that Seven Samurai poster. Where most of Hillmann’s film posters are 33" x 23" (slightly smaller than a Us one-sheet), and the Cassavetes above is only 16.5" x 23", that glorious Seven Samurai is 93" x 132", or 11 feet wide.
While many of Hillmann’s witty, »
- Adrian Curry
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