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Snowden (Oliver Stone), Blu-ray (2016)

Snowden (Oliver Stone), Blu-ray (2016)

A gripping political thriller as Oliver Stone can make. Snowden (Oliver Stone), Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Zachary Quinto Director: Oliver Stone Studio: Open Road/ Universal Studios Home Ent. 55176941 (12/27/16) 2 discs Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens, HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, DD 5.1 Subtitles: English […]

Russian Adventure, Cinerama, Blu-ray (1966/2016)

Russian Adventure, Cinerama, Blu-ray (1966/2016)

A great remastering of the Russian version of Cinerama into a wonderful (though now dated) Russian travelogue. Russian Adventure, Cinerama, Blu-ray (1966/2016) Narrator: Bing Crosby Directors: Leonid Kristy, Roman Karmen, Boris Dolin, Oleg Lebedev, Solomon Kogan Reconstruction & remastering: David Strohmaier Studio: Cinerama Corp./Hal Dennis Productions/ Flicker Alley Deluxe Combo Edition FA0049 (11/22/16) Video: Smile-Box […]

Hell or High Water, Blu-ray (2016)

Hell or High Water, Blu-ray (2016)

Hell or High Water, Blu-ray (2016) A thriller of a western and bank robbery mashup film.   Cast: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Katy Mixon, Kevin Rankin Studio: Lionsgate (11/22/16) (2 discs) Director: David Mackenzie Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, DD 2.0 compressed for late-night listening, […]

George Robert, sax – Plays Michel Legrand – Claves

George Robert, sax – Plays Michel Legrand – Claves

George Robert, sax – Plays Michel Legrand – Claves 50-1607, 55:16 ***: (George Robert, alto saxophone/ Torben Oxbol; arrangements and orchestral parts) Michel Legrand at the movies, on sax. With the passing of George Robert (1960-2016), we have lost a very fine jazz musician and esteemed educator. He played with many of the top big […]

The Emigrants; The New Land, Blu-ray (1971-72/2016)

The Emigrants; The New Land, Blu-ray (1971-72/2016)

A terrific pair of Jan Troell films from 1971 & ’72, with gorgeous restoration and fascinating extras. The Emigrants; The New Land, Blu-ray (1971-72/2016) Director: Jan Troell Cast: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg Studio: Swedish Film Industry/Warner Bros./ The Criterion Collection 796/797 (2/9/16) [2 discs] Video: 1.66:1 for 16:9 wide screen, 1080p HD […]

The American Friend, Blu-ray (1977/2016)

The American Friend, Blu-ray (1977/2016)

One of the best films by German director William Wenders. The American Friend, Blu-ray (1977/2016) Director: William Wenders Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer Studio: Wm. Wenders Foundation/Janus Films/The Criterion Collection 793 [1/12/16] (Distr. by Orange Media) Video: 1.66:1 for 16×9 screen, 1080p HD color Audio: German, English & French DTS-HD MA 5.1 Subtitles: […]

Audio News for June 16, 2015

Apple Unveils 24-hour Streaming Service; Live Symphony Concerts Present Scores to Favorite Films; New Onkyo Home Theater Receivers; Special Movie Showings for Autistic Children