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Best Blu-rays (And One DVD) from 2010

30 December 2010 1:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have basically resigned myself to reviewing, watching and recommending Blu-rays whenever possible. I love the format and wish everyone could just magically adopt it so the prices would become more reasonable (a dream scenario I'm sure). I am always waiting and looking for deals when it comes to Blu-rays since most often the prices are simply too outrageous. As a matter of fact, while putting this piece together I only now bought myself copies of The African Queen and The Bridge on the River Kwai at Barnes and Noble as both were on sale and I had a 10% off coupon. The way I see it $39 isn't bad for the those two titles, especially when suggested retail is $75 before shipping.

So understand, I know when recommending this many titles at once I realize the possibility of you purchasing all of them is slim to none, but hopefully I may be »

- Brad Brevet

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

19 December 2010 5:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse December 2010

By

Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »

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[DVD Review] Scrooged

19 December 2010 12:30 AM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Like my previous Christmas movie review, (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale), Scrooged is hella dark. Weirdly obscure for a number of years despite its ready availability on home video and DVD, Richard Donner’s (Lethal Weapon) merging of A Christmas Carol and Tales from the Crypt has personally tugged on my heartstrings since I was a kid. I think I’ve seen it most every Christmas season I can remember.

Bill Murray plays Frank Cross, the youngest executive in the history of television – for a reason. When we meet him, he seems almost irredeemably jaded – he doesn’t trust people, and he only trusts himself to make the most profit-wise executive decisions. When he first hears that his horrific grindhouse-style TV spot for the network’s live Christmas Eve performance of Scrooge has scared an 80-year-old woman to death, he celebrates, and orders a super-intense warning screen be added to the front of it. »

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‘True Grit’ comes highly recommended

14 December 2010 9:35 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“The Coens once again demonstrate why they are among the very few American filmmakers worth anticipating and they hardly disappoint”.

True Grit (2010)

Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon

If in some way, No Country for Old Men was about an innocence lost that never existed to begin with, the Coen Brothers’ newest film, True Grit, champions childhood ideals that do exist and are unfortunately compromised by age and experience. The rigid faith that Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) has in justice is consistently undermined by the failures of selfish and idiotic adults. Though she is not naive enough to believe that most people act without keeping their best interest at heart, she holds a sustained belief in a higher moral and administrative power.

Like most great modern westerns, the frontier era of American history is emphasized as a fleeting moment. One decade »

- Justine

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Blu-ray Review: The Night of the Hunter (Criterion Collection)

8 December 2010 8:11 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you're a regular reader of this site you're familiar with my weekly What I Watched columns, where I detail the films outside of my regular work schedule that I've watched each week. The primary reasons I started the feature, outside of giving readers a place to discuss and recommend films they've watched, was to begin watching older films I had not seen and creating a starting point with each one. Films are never same the second, third and fourth time you watch them and one thing necessary to gain a better perspective on film's history is to have a greater understanding, and a first-hand understanding, of the film's that came before rather than always relying on what others have said.

As bad luck would have it, I didn't write up my thoughts on Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter when I watched it for the first time a couple of years ago. »

- Brad Brevet

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Retro Pick: The Night of the Hunter

6 December 2010 7:00 AM, PST | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Don't miss Charles Laughton's classic tale of children on the run from a madman. Robert Mitchum was never better. Hollywood cinema has certainly produced its fair share of terrifying moments throughout its history, and it has equally produced a fair share of poetic, lush ones; however, few moments have attained the bizarre, magnificent conjunction of both atmospheres at once. Charles Laughton's ahead-of-its-time classic The Night of the Hunter contains many such moments, but the one that stands out in this critic's mind is the hymn scene. As deservedly famous as Hollywood scenes come, the moment has Robert Mitchum's serial killer singing the hymn 'Leaning on the Everlasting Arms' as he sits on the front lawn of the home where the children he is after are residing. Lillian Gish, as the foster mother and protector, sits on the front porch, shotgun in lap, listening to the unbelievably creepy murderer's tune. »

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DVD: DVD: The Night Of The Hunter

30 November 2010 10:01 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It isn’t enough to say that Charles Laughton’s first and only feature as a director, The Night Of The Hunter, is the greatest directorial one-off in cinema history—while that apparently wasn’t clear in 1955, when it opened to ambivalent reviews and poor box office, it should be self-evident by now. In his liner-notes essay for the essential new Criterion DVD, critic Terrance Rafferty calls the film “the most irreducibly American in spirit,” and that’s much truer to its legacy. Though the film is informed by the bold shadow-play of German Expressionism and directed by a »

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Blu-Ray Feature: 2010 High-Def Holiday Gift Guide

29 November 2010 11:21 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – With hundreds of choices new and old, how can you possibly decide what to get the Blu-ray fan in your circle of gift-giving this holiday season? It’s that time of year — when we try to read the mental wish lists of our friends and family members and get them the perfect gift. If you’re thinking about buying a Blu-ray for your significant other or even just for the office party grab bag, here’s the HollywoodChicago.com handy guide to the best of the season. Everything is available now except where noted. Films and television programs included are “Back to the Future,” “The Goonies,” “Avatar,” “Inception,” “Metropolis,” “The Night of the Hunter,” “Paths of Glory,” “24,” “Lost,” “The Pacific,” “Deadwood,” “Toy Story 3,” “Fantasia,” “Aliens,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” and much more.

For ’80s Fans:

Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy”

It’s rare to see »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blu-Ray Review: Criterion Edition of ‘The Night of the Hunter’ is One of Collection’s Best

26 November 2010 7:38 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Charles Laughton directed one movie in his entire career, the terrifying and brilliant “The Night of the Hunter,” a modern Grimm’s fairy tale in which the evil witch in the forest has come to life and taken the form of one of society’s most trusted figures. Laughton’s masterpiece was a critical and commercial failure on its release but history has wisely recognized the lyrical power and sheer terror of one of the best domestic horror movies ever made.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

The Criterion Collection has had a spectacular year in the world of Blu-ray and their two-disc set for “The Night of the Hunter” stands as one of the best. With hours of fascinating special features, a perfect video transfer, and quite simply one of the best movies of its kind ever made, this is a must-own. The fact that “The Night of the Hunter” was widely-dismissed »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #295: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

21 November 2010 10:16 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

0:00 - Intro 3:58 - Headlines: Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln, Steven Soderbergh to Direct The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Guillermo del Toro Producing New Hulk TV Series, New Batman TV Series Starring Karl Urban?, Eli Roth to Produce Horror Movie Based on Fake Trailer, Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature Announced 19:50 - Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 52:40 - Trailer Trash: Green Lantern, The Green Hornet, Your Highness, Cowboys & Aliens 1:06:36 - Other Stuff We Watched: Catfish, We Live in Public, Kisses, The Losers, Conan, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, The Night of the Hunter, Toy Story 3, The Larry Sanders Show 1:34:00 - Junk Mail: Quidditch World Cup, Movies Overshadowed by Publicity Stunts, My Winnipeg, Movies Too Sad to Watch a Second Time, Spielberg and Tintin, Where is Chian? 1:49:00 - This Week's DVD Releases 1: »

- Sean

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This Week on DVD: Avatar: Extended Edition, The Last Airbender, Best Worst Movie

17 November 2010 8:45 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Avatar... it's the gift that keeps on giving! (For James Cameron and Fox, anyway.) Head back to Pandora yet again with the Extended Edition double dip re-release, because there sure as heck isn't much else out this week. Other major releases include Disney's A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey, M. Night Shyamalan's heavily despised The Last Airbender, and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Some under the radar DVDs that are worthy of your attention include Lisa Cholodenko's critically acclaimed dramedy The Kids Are All Right, the stylized Swedish sci-fi film Metropia, and, of course, Michael Paul Stephenson's Troll 2 documentary Best Worst Movie. There's also a collection of webisodes and digital shorts from The Office, and a whole slew of 3-D Blu-ray releases. Will you be buying or renting anything this week? The Last Airbender [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) Disney's A Christmas Carol [3] (+ Blu-ray [4]) Cats & Dogs: The Revenge »

- Sean

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30 Greatest Gay Actors: #22: Charles Laughton

16 November 2010 9:32 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Charles Laughton was a distinguished Yorkshire-born stage and screen actor and director. In 1955, Laughton directed The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Today the film is often cited as one of the masterpieces of American cinema and has been selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation in the Library of Congress. But at the time of its original release, it was a critical and box-office failure, and despite the fact that Robert Mitchum stated that Laughton was the best director he had ever worked for, Night of The Hunter remained his one and only film directing credit.

In his 35 year acting career, he performed in 41 plays and 55 films. Of his 55 films, he is most fondly remembered for his performances as Capt. Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty and Quasimodo in The

His most excellent role: Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hunchback of Notre Dame. »

- Staff

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“The Night Of The Hunter” Released On Criterion Blu-ray

16 November 2010 1:28 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

One of my favorite movies of all time, Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter, has been released on Blu-Ray and Sd by Criterion today. Here’s a piece I wrote back in 2001 on the film in the context of a review of Simon Callow’s BFI monograph.

François Truffaut queasily likened The Night of the Hunter, actor Charles Laughton’s 1955 directorial debut, to a “horrifying news item retold by small children.” Quoted in Simon Callow’s new British Film Institute monograph on the film, Truffaut goes on to offer a bit of middlebrow advice proving that the confluence of film criticism and box-office commentary is not solely a turn-of-the-century phenomenon: “Screenplays such as this are not the way to launch your career as a Hollywood director. The film runs counter to the rules of commercialism … it will probably be Laughton’s single experience as a director.”

Indeed, Laughton’s use of… »

- Scott Macaulay

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Best in Blu-ray: 'The Night of the Hunter,' 'Modern Times,' 'Mutiny on the Bounty'

16 November 2010 2:35 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that runs on Tuesday and examines the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'The Night of the Hunter' (The Criterion Collection)

Twitter Tag Line: Robert Mitchum is the personification of evil in Charles Laughton's allegorical classic about the glories of innocence.

New Special Features: Almost everything is new, including an audio commentary and 2 1/2 hours of outtakes, "rushes" and behind the scenes footage, as detailed at DVD Beaver. Another important note: the aspect ratio is correctly rendered.

Transfer/Audio: Our own David Ehrlich feels that the visual presentation, with a veritable "grainstorm ... really toes the line between respectful and distracting.' He reports, however, that the audio is "flawless." (See his article for more preliminary notes.)

Replay Value: The first and only film »

- Peter Martin

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Best in Blu-ray: 'The Night of the Hunter,' 'Modern Times,' 'Mutiny on the Bounty'

16 November 2010 2:35 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that runs on Tuesday and examines the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'The Night of the Hunter' (The Criterion Collection)

Twitter Tag Line: Robert Mitchum is the personification of evil in Charles Laughton's allegorical classic about the glories of innocence.

New Special Features: Almost everything is new, including an audio commentary and 2 1/2 hours of outtakes, "rushes" and behind the scenes footage, as detailed at DVD Beaver. Another important note: the aspect ratio is correctly rendered.

Transfer/Audio: Our own David Ehrlich feels that the visual presentation, with a veritable "grainstorm ... really toes the line between respectful and distracting.' He reports, however, that the audio is "flawless." (See his article for more preliminary notes.)

Replay Value: The first and only film »

- Peter Martin

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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: November 16th - Best Worst RoboGeisha in 3D Clash

16 November 2010 1:26 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Rest your wallets, folks, there are hardly any new major horror releases this week. Instead we're getting mostly re-released Blu-ray and 3D Blu-rays. Really the only thing that's piquing our curiosity is RoboGeisha!

And if you are a gamer, soundtracks to your favorite zombie killing video games are now available for playing outside of the game consoles. Excited? Not even a little?

Clash of the Titans Blu-ray 3D

Directed by Louis Leterrier

Starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes

If you hadn't had enough of this 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans (review) on Blu-ray DVD or in the theaters (review), this is your chance to get double- (triple-?) dip on the title with a Blu-ray 3D version. Or you can just relive it all on our Clash of the Titans page instead. Don't say we didn't warn you. If you don't already know, Clash of the Titans »

- kwlow

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 16, 2010

16 November 2010 12:03 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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The Complete Metropolis Correction: Only the DVD edition comes out this week. The Blu-ray will be released next week.

I have the Blu-ray edition of this, but haven't had the time to watch it yet, but will over the next couple of days and hope to have a review for you shortly. It will be interesting to return to this film considering the first time I watched it was back in 2007 when there was talk of a remake in the works and I posted my first impression of the film. And this is a film that makes one hell of an impression.

However, I haven't seen it since then so it's going to be a little more difficult for me to form an opinion on the 25 minutes of new footage, since I am not overly familiar with the film in the first place. »

- Brad Brevet

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Check Out Tma's 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time List

15 November 2010 10:56 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Moving Arts Film Journal has put together a list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.  Check it out below.  Do you agree with this list of films?  Every list is going to be spot on for some and piss others off.  I personally am a fan of the list. Take a look and let us know your thoughts!

#1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)

#2. Citizen Kane (1941, Welles)

#3. The Godfather (1972, Coppola)

#4. Andrei Rublev (1966, Tarkovsky)

#5. The Rules of the Game (1939, Renoir)

#6. Casablanca (1942, Curtiz)

#7. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)

#8. La Dolce Vita (1960, Fellini)

#9. Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)

#10. The Godfather Pt. II (1974, Coppola)

#11. The Third Man (1949, Reed)

#12. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Fleming)

#13. Dr. Strangelove (1964, Kubrick)

#14. Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese)

#15. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972, Herzog)

#16. 8½ (1963, Fellini)

#17. Singin’ In The Rain (1952, Donen, Kelly)

#18. Raging Bull (1980, Scorsese)

#19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Lean)

#20. Solaris (1972, Tarkovsky)

#21. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Laughton)

#22. On the Waterfront (1954, Kazan)

#23. Intolerance (1916, Griffith)

#24. L’Atalante (1934, Vigo)

#25. Apocalypse Now (1979, Coppola »

- Tiberius

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