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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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Interviews: Richard Anderson, John Savage at 2010 Chicago Comic Con

27 December 2010 10:41 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Two notable character actors held court at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Aug. 2010. Richard Anderson (best known for his role as Oscar Goldman on TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man”) and John Savage (unforgettable in “The Deer Hunter” and “Hair”) were there to meet admirers, sign autographs and take pictures.

HollywoodChicago.com was also there and scored interviews with both actors. Photographer Joe Arce also captured their very distinct images.

Richard Anderson of “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman

Richard Anderson took a leap into TV lore in the 1970s by portraying the iconic associate, Oscar Goldman, to both Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers, who were also known as the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. But the character actor had been around for quite some time before that, establishing himself as supporting player with the MGM studios starting in the early 1940s. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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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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The Studio Auteur: Stanley Kubrick

15 December 2010 3:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the 1960s-early 1970s, a combination of financial desperation, creative daring, and an adventurous movie-going public had produced a creative detonation in mainstream American movies not seen before or since.  Each year of the period seemed to bring at least one mightily ambitious visual experiment by a new contributor to the commercial movie scene, the “look” of that effort being as much a part of its identity as its characters and story.  One could pick no better representative of the trend than Stanley Kubrick, for no director of the time so extended the boundaries of mainstream commercial filmmaking, or what it meant to be a mainstream commercial filmmaker.

For the most part, Kubrick’s professional ascent was built on the taking of standard genres – the war story, science fiction tale, sword-and-sandal epic – and twisting them into shapes so singular that each Kubrick outing became an acknowledged one-of-a-kind classic.  Paths of Glory »

- Ricky

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Unsung Heroes: The Editing of Exit Through the Gift Shop

9 December 2010 2:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Michael C. back again from Serious Film. It's time to wrap up the first season of Unsung Heroes and I thought what better way to do that than to focus on a film that's still in the 2010 conversation while there's a chance to upgrade its status from "unsung" to "frequently honored".

The editing of Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop would be a long shot even if it didn’t come from a documentary. The fact that it does puts its chances for recognition outside of a guild award somewhere just shy of nonexistent. Too bad since I saw no more effective use of montage at theaters in 2010, communicating a variety of complicated ideas while on the surface telling a simple, compelling narrative.

If you didn’t know anything about how awards voters marked their ballots you might logically assume that documentaries would have a big advantage in the »

- Michael C.

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Unsung Heroes: Kirk Douglas for Producing Paths of Glory

1 December 2010 4:40 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hey everybody. Michael C. from Serious Film back again. This week is all about Kirk Douglas, and although his acting career has enough high points to fill this blog for a month, today we're here to honor the hand he had in launching one of the most important directorial careers of the last century. 

One fact everyone in the film business seems to agree on is that it is incredibly difficult to get anything made and borderline impossible to produce something good. When quality movies somehow miraculously find their way into theaters it is most often because a star got involved who believed in the project and had the clout to get the money men to cough up the loot. Kirk Douglas was such a star in the mid-1950’s when he came across a script named Paths of Glory being shopped by a young Stanley Kubrick. Douglas had been »

- Michael C.

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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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Film Junk Podcast Episode #296: 127 Hours

29 November 2010 12:11 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

0:00 - Intro / Black Friday / Harry Potter Backlash 18:10 - Headlines: Tron DVD Disappears from Store Shelves, Harry Potter Coming Back To Theatres Again in 3-D, Rights to Long Lost Stallone Porn Auctioned Off, Ghostbusters 3 Casting Rumours, Mark Wahlberg to Star in Uncharted, Billy Bob Thornton Says Movies Suck Due to Video Games 45:30 - Review: 127 Hours 1:20:10 - Trailer Trash: Source Code, Untitled Neill Blomkamp Video 1:31:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: I’m Still Here, Brazil, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Megamind, In The Loop, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Paths of Glory, Head, The Complete Metropolis, Winter’s Bone, Valhalla Rising, The Four Musketeers, Psychomania, Five Easy Pieces, Pandorum, The Lottery 2:18:20 - Junk Mail: Black Friday, Steelbook DVDs, Cooking with Gerry Gear, Lost Finale, Dexter, Silent Films 2:42: »

- Sean

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Michael’s feeling ‘feisty’, says father Kirk Douglas

25 November 2010 3:23 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Nov 25 – Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas has said that his son Michael, who was diagnosed with a tumor in his throat several months ago, is doing well and getting stronger following his treatment.

Spartacus’ and ‘Paths Of Glory’ star was in Los Angeles helping to prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless when he spoke about Michael.

“Michael. »

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Paths of Glory: Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

16 November 2010 7:42 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

"If the little sweethearts won't face German bullets, they'll face French ones!"

Paths of Glory (1957) includes only a single battle sequence which may seem strange for an "anti-war film." 28-year old director Stanley Kubrick (2001, Dr. Strangelove), just coming into his classic style of objectivist cinema, envisions the Wwi French attempt to take "the Ant Hill" from German opposition with expert craftsmanship. Yet, while the utter futility of the endeavor is made abundantly clear, the visual style is too antiseptic to be an effective treaty against the horrors of war. Even more telling is the enemy's presence never being directly shown but only inferred from weapon fire on the battlefield.

Rather than the devastation of combat, Paths delves into class divisions, greed for power and the entailing corruption within the French military bureaucracy. Astute critics have pointed out that these are regrettable but not uncommon human shortcomings restricted to armed combat. »

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Cole Talks ‘Videodrome’ On the Criterion Cast

10 November 2010 8:24 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Landon and Adam usually have the lock down on all things Criterion, but lately I’ve been inundated by the important films of old times and new. First it was the package I received from my good friend Travon who took advantage of the Barnes and Noble 50% off sale and his last few days before heading back to Iraq to fight for our freedoms to send The Red Shoes, Paths of Glory and House my way. And, no, there’s nothing ironic about an American soldier sending me movies from the UK and Japan. That’s what this country is all about. In addition to that bountiful harvest, I was also invited to blather on inanely for the Criterion Cast – the podcast whose title is incredibly self-descriptive. That Criterion Cast gang and I were talking Videodrome – one of the best films of all time featuring a chest vagina. Of course, the »

- Cole Abaius

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai: Collector’s Edition’

9 November 2010 2:40 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – David Lean’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is one of the most beloved epics of all time and not only has the film been restored for a massive Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release but a new print will roll at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago starting Friday, November 12th, 2010. If you’ve never seen the 1957 Best Picture winner, there’s never been a better time.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The Bridge on the River Kwai” was a massive hit when it was released in 1957, winning seven Oscars, including Director (David Lean), Actor (Alec Guiness), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Score, Cinematography, and Picture. It beat “12 Angry Men” and “Witness For the Prosecution” for the big prize and has made multiple lists of the best films of all time. When the American Film Institute did their first list of the best 100 films ever made in 1998, “The Bridge on the River Kwai »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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November DVD Playhouse

5 November 2010 7:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—November 2010

By Allen Gardner

Paths Of Glory (Criterion) Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 antiwar classic put him on the map as a major filmmaker. Kirk Douglas stars in a true story about a French officer in Ww I who locks horns with the military’s top brass after his men are court-martialed for failing to carry out an obvious suicide mission. A perfect film, across the board, with fine support from George Macready as one of the most despicable martinet’s ever captured on film, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou, all oily charm as a conniving General. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Audio commentary by critic Gary Giddins; Excerpt from 1966 audio interview with Kubrick; 1979 interview with Douglas; New interviews with Jan Harlan, Christiane Kubrick, and producer James B. Harris; French television documentary on real-life case which inspired the film; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

Winter’S Bone (Lionsgate) After her deadbeat father disappears, »

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Blu-Ray Review: Stanley Kubrick’s Timeless ‘Paths of Glory’ Joins Criterion Collection

3 November 2010 11:40 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” No film has as succinctly captured the truth of this brilliant Samuel Johnson quote as Stanley Kubrick’s masterful “Paths of Glory,” one of the best anti-war films ever made. It’s a work that often gets overlooked by the flashier projects like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” or “The Shining” that Kubrick would make later in his career, but it’s easily one the best works from one of history’s best directors and the Criterion Collection Blu-ray release of the film is another stunning beauty.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

A World War I French colonel (Kirk Douglas, giving one of his career-best performances) gets an order to send his troops on a seemingly-impossible mission. He is told from the beginning that the most-optimistic projections are that half of the already-shellshocked men will die during this mission but he has no choice. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blu-ray Review: Paths of Glory (Criterion Collection)

2 November 2010 2:17 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paths of Glory Quick Thoughts:

I have not yet seen the whole of Stanley Kubrick's readily available filmography. The one film that eludes me is 1962's Lolita after finally watching Barry Lyndon last December. It wasn't until August 1, 2008 that I finally saw Paths of Glory for the first time, and with each viewing of a Kubrick film the feeling you are watching something special never escapes your conscience. His films are unlike most anything you've seen before and you can tell when today's filmmakers are trying to accomplish something along similar lines. Even earlier this year, Christopher Nolan's Inception was referred to as Kubrickian by indieWire's Anne Thompson and whether you agree or not, it's evident Kubrick's stamp on cinema is one that will be felt throughout the ages.

Kubrick's often discussed as being one of the only directors to tackle all genres, but as noted by his »

- Brad Brevet

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What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #65

31 October 2010 8:46 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I apologize for the delay of today's edition, but I wanted to make sure I had a movie this week to add to the discussion so I waited until I finished watching one late Sunday evening before posting. On top of the one film below, over the course of the week I also watched this Tuesday's upcoming new Blu-ray releases for Goonies and Toy Story 3 as well as last week's Criterion Blu-ray release of Paths of Glory. So expect reviews on all three of those very shortly. For now, here's the one film outside of those I watched this week...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Quick Thoughts: Believe it or not, this was the first time I ever saw Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind the whole way through. I had seen bits and pieces in the past, but never the whole thing from start to finish. »

- Brad Brevet

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Seven Samurai’ Lives Up to Legendary Reputation

28 October 2010 11:20 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If one looks at the spine of a Criterion Collection release, he will see a number that indicates the order in which films have been inducted into the most important DVD/Blu-ray series in history. With over 500 films in the collection (this week’s “Paths of Glory” is #538), one might wonder where it all began. “Grand Illusion,” which Criterion no longer has rights to, is #1 but their second inductee has recently been transferred to Blu-ray and the two-disc release for “Seven Samurai” is a beauty.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

One of several films by Akira Kurosawa than can accurately be called “incredibly influential,” “Seven Samurai” inspired not just other films directly but is one of those movies that’s often cited by modern filmmakers as why they became involved in the movie industry in the first place. “Seven Samurai” is mesmerizing, a film that transports the viewer through Kurosawa’s amazing storytelling ability. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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This Week on DVD: Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Winter’s Bone

26 October 2010 9:46 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

I hope you saved up your pennies folks, because today is a real doozy. The two biggest releases of the week have got to be the Blu-ray box sets for the Back to the Future Trilogy and the Alien Anthology, but beyond that we've also got something for the ladies (Sex and the City 2), a couple of solid thrillers (The Girl Who Played with Fire and Winter's Bone) and some campy horror fun (Lake Placid 3, Cannibal Girls). Criterion has also put out new releases for Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory and Nobuhiko Obayashi's House, and we've got HBO's You Don't Know Jack starring Al Pacino plus a new season of The Venture Brothers. What will you be picking up this week? P.S. Does anyone know if The Frighteners Blu-ray got delayed? I haven't seen any listings for it anywhere. Sex and the City 2 [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) The »

- Sean

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: October 26, 2010

26 October 2010 1:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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Alien Anthology It absolutely is not fair that you have to decide between picking up this highly impressive box set featuring all four Alien films or Universal's Blu-ray release of the Back to the Future trilogy. While I reviewed both this week and gave both high marks I have to say my recommendation is to start here and pick up the Back to the Future films at a later date.

Fox has put together an amazing package for Alien fans and I went into it about as deep as I could muster in my review right here. So read that if you need additional incentive, but I will include the short video I made looking at the packaging of this set because it should become the new gold standard for Blu-ray box set packaging. It's small, sturdy, sleek and compact. »

- Brad Brevet

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