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Debuting twenty-three years ago with “Manhunter”, there have been five films chronicling the enigmatic and terrifying serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Though many of us have seen the first three (which are included in this collection), they were previously unreleased on Blu-Ray format until this past month. If you haven’t seen these films, you owe it yourself to see them at whatever cost, but the Blu-Ray versions don’t necessarily add anything spectacular to the series. Though worth watching, this collection of films doesn’t differ much from the previously released versions, and I am still waiting for some sort of “Ultimate Collection.” Keep reading after the jump to see why.
Starting with the first film in the initial trilogy, “Manhunter” (directed by Michael Mann) stars William Peterson as Will Graham and Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter. Though they were probably right at the time, in retrospect, I don’t »
- Brett Weinstock
Labyrinth may be the most heinous crime committed against the human mind at the hand of muppeteers. It’s not awful, it’s not even bad – it’s just a total mind screw from the first Bowie appearance on out. Who’s the movie really for? I still say it should be shown to children. The images in Labyrinth were and remain some of the most bizarre things a muppet has ever done. Bird-things dancing on their heads, a fox riding saddleback on a dog or a tunnel full of faces made out of hands – suspend your disbelief indefinitely, otherwise there’s no hope for you enjoying this one.
Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) wishes her parents would spend more time paying attention to her and not her infant brother Toby. Her fraternal resentment peaks when she’s left to babysit the runt as her parents go out for a night on »
- Lex Walker
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released the complete details for a pair of upcoming fantasy classics Jim Henson worked on set to debut on Blu-ray Disc September 29. Labyrinth with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, and The Dark Crystal starring Henson's cute and diabolical puppets will be presented in their original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 1080p resolution video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio. The press release is not entirely clear in relaying which bonus features are new and exclusive to Blu-ray but I think I got them close if not correct below. The Dark Crystal definitely received preferential treatment when it came to supplements. Labyrinth
The Storytellers: Picture-in-Picture (Bd exclusive) Making of Documentary: Inside The Labyrinth Commentary with Brian Froud Journey through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters Journey through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City The Dark Crystal
Commentary with Brian Froud (Bd exclusive) Picture-in-Picture Storyboard Track (Bd exclusive »
The Master of Muppets' 1982 feature The Dark Crystal, which he co-directed with Frank Oz (Yoda!) and an uncredited Gary Kurtz (Empire Strikes Back) will hit the hi-def market, along with the 1986 David Bowie-starrer Labyrinth.
Full specs below the jump!
Msrp: $27.99 - Amazon.com Pre-order (Click here), $19.99 as of this writing.
The Dark Crystal is a masterful live-action fantasy starring some of Jim Henson's most imaginative creatures ever! Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back), The Dark Crystal brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of Good and Evil! In another time, The Dark Crystal- a source of Balance and Truth in the Universe- was shattered, dividing the world into two factions: the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
4 items from 2009
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