David Lean demonstrates again why he's a peerless filmmaker of substance and scale, directing
Boris Pasternak's tumultuous tale of Russia divided by war and hearts torn by love. Epic images
abound: revolution in the streets,...
Sony Pictures | 2007 | 112 min | Rated PG | Region free
| Apr 08, 2008
The story of The Water Horse begins when a young boy named Angus MacMorrow takes home a mysterious object he finds on the beach. He soon realizes that it is a magical egg, and finds himself raising an amazing creature: a mythical...
Finally was able to pick this title up thanks to the recent Warner Bros. sale.
The movie itself is a top shelf sci fi flick.
Visually, with the exception of a few scenes, the movie is excellent. The space scenes are beautiful, the transfer has been well done. The one scene where Foster and McConohay (sp?) are sitting at night in front of the large radio dish looking at the stars is almost 3-D (on my Kuro anyway).
I cranked the sound and was not disappointed with the LFE on the space signal, the space ship launch sequences and Foster's journey through the wormholes.
This is just a well done movie that is suitable for the entire family (one scene early in the movie you can skip past).
Contact seems to be resistant to any sort of discount so keep an eye out for when it hits your price range. It is a worthy addition to nearly any quality BD collection.
Starz / Anchor Bay | 2003 | 102 min | Rated R | Region free
| Feb 26, 2008
Set at the end of the Civil War in 1645, 'To Kill a King' is a stirring period piece that follows the
relationship between Lord General Fairfax and his ambitious deputy Oliver Cromwell as they
struggle to rebuild a shattered...
This film is selling for $6-$8 in many places. It's a circa 1600 film set in England and chronicles the Cromwell revolution against the King.
Cromwell is portrayed well and a bit differently than I had seen...and I learned a bit watching the movie.
This movie is not reference quality but the BD disc is not horrible either. It's a good film and looks okay. If I paid $20 for the movie I would be severely disappointed. But at $6.99 I feel it is a good addition to my library as historical era films are a favorite of mine.
While not epic the acting is solid and the story interesting...albeit slow in places.
Starz / Anchor Bay | 1985 | 101 min | Unrated | Region free
| Oct 02, 2007
A small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where
they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final
battle for the future of the...
I am a zombie film enthusiast...any film with walking dead that eat the living must be in my library.
That being said...I've seen this film a number of times...seeing it on Blu-Ray is a special treat for me. Seeing the level of detail and so many things about the movie that I never noticed before almost made this a new viewing.
This is a fun, campy zombie flick. It's not quite as horrific as Night or Dawn of the Dead. But it does have a few scare moments...with the lights out late at night it'll definitely give you that creepy viewing if you are so inclined.
The extras on this film are good...particularly the interviews with Romero and the "making of Day of the Dead" which really got into how they used latex, animal guts and other things that helped you better understand the black magic involved in showing a human being disemboweled. The technical features where the protagonist (the military leader) meets his fate was particularly interesting.
If you find this film on sale at your favorite retailer, feel free to add it to your collection. And, of course, if you are a zombie connoisseur then you MUST own this!
Universal Studios | 2004 | 132 min | Rated PG-13 | Region free
| Sep 15, 2009
Gabriel Van Helsing is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he
cannot deny. Charged by a secret organization to seek out and defeat evil the world over,
his efforts to rid the world of its...
This movie is a good value. It is fairly long and packed with action. It is also a sumptuous feast of eye candy and the sound quality is superb.
Kate Beckinsdale is nice on the eyes and the special effects just don't stop.
Definitely will disagree with the Blu-ray.com reviewer...this is a great movie for just about anyone's collection. And it seems to be family friendly for teens with a distinct lack of swearing which was a pleasant surprise.
See individual titles for their synopses. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo, the saga of the Corleone mafia family, as told by director Francis Ford Coppola throughout the 3 movies in this box set: The Godfather (1972), The...
The battle for Earth continues in this action-packed blockbuster from director Michael
executive producer Steven Spielberg. When college-bound Sam Witwicky (Shia
learns the truth about the ancient...
This movie is a great value simply due to it's extreme re-playability. The AQ is so good...and your subwoofer is gasping for air after this movie rolls the credits.
I've seen it 3 or 4 times and it's definitely going to go into a regular viewing rotation for me. The IMAX version is, in my view, worth a bit of extra cost.
Unfortunately, the scenes aren't long...but they are drool inspiring. This movie is a sensual experience from beginning to end and can be enjoyed multiple times without being tiresome.
Sure...not every single minute of the film is edge-of-your-seat stuff...but there is so much good content, awesome special effects...great music and tons of eye candy....you want to come back for it. One of my favorite scenes is the twins fighting the insanely large robot near the pyramids.
I really like this film. It is WORTHY of your collection!
It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes,
episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking
destructiveness, erupt in major American...