3 items from 2012
Before we get started here, I thought some of you may be interested in the fact you can buy the four film Coen Brothers' Blu-ray set from Fox for $24.99 right now, which includes Blood Simple, Fargo, Miller's Crossing and Raising Arizona. If you're interested, just click here to pick it up. There's also an interesting ten-film John Wayne DVD collection featured in the "Even More" section of today's post.
Underworld: Awakening I like this film and they sent me the Blu-ray, but I haven't yet had a chance to watch it. All the Underworld films starring Kate Beckinsale I find quite fun. It's big, loud and dumb fun as far as I'm concerned and I don't really know if I make a special exception for this franchise over others, but based on how this one ends I do hope they go forward with one more, but as Underworld: Rise of the Lycans proved, »
- Brad Brevet
DVD Playhouse – May 2012
By Allen Gardner
Shame (20th Century Fox) Director Steve McQueen’s harrowing portrait of a Manhattan sex addict (Michael Fassbender, in the year’s most riveting performance) whose psyche goes into overload when his equally-troubled sister (Carey Mulligan) visits unexpectedly. Exquisitely-made on every level, save for the screenplay, which makes its point after about thirty minutes. While it tries hard to be a modern-day Last Tango in Paris, this fatal flaw makes it fall somewhat short. The much- ballyhooed sex scenes and frontal nudity are the least-interesting things about the film, incidentally, which is still a must-see for discriminating adults who seek out challenging material. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
John Wayne needs no introduction. One of the most iconic actors of all time, he dominated westerns his list of classic films and great directors he worked with we could talk about all day. But how about watching some of those famed films instead? 20th Century Fox is releasing the John Wayne Film Collection featuring 10 movies on May 8th and we've got a copy for one lucky reader.
Spanning 39 years of John Wayne’s legendary career, the boxset contains some of his most memorable and critically-acclaimed films including: Raoul Walsh's "The Big Trail," Howard Hawks' "Red River," Henry Hathaway's "Legend Of The Lost" and "North To Alaska," John Ford's "The Horse Soldiers," "The Alamo" which Wayne directed himself, Michael Curtiz's "The Comancheros," the WWII epic "The Longest Day," the Civil War era flick "The Undefeated" and, for the time on DVD, John Huston's "The Barbarian And The Geisha. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
3 items from 2012
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