A revival performance of some of Cohen’s big hits plus a bio of him. Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man, Blu-ray (2005/2017) Cast: Leonard Cohen, Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Nick Cave, Kate McGarrigle Director: Lian Lunson Studio: Lions Gate Ent. (1/7/17) Video: 1.78 for 16:9 widescreen, color Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Subtitles: English SDH, […]
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 […]
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) 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 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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
More rare or lost short silent films from 16mm prints.
MIKLOS ROZSA: Spellbound – The Classic Film Score Of Miklós Rózsa – The National Philharmonic Orch. / Charles Gerhardt – HDTT
The Spellbound score is made even more gripping thru Rozsa’s use of the theremin.
New Films to Use DTS:X Audio Format; Founder of Burmester Audio Dies; Global UHD TV Shipments Up 700%; CEA & Japan Audio Society in Hi-Res Collaboration
Five films – some shorts and some features – made in California by Agnes Varda.
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
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“Music for Alfred Hitchcock” = HERRMANN, WAXMAN, TIOMKIN, ELFMAN – Danish Nat. Sym. Orch./ John Mauceri – Toccata Classics
Some of the best symphonic scores for Hitchcock movies, including some first recordings.
Dolby Supporting Atmos Rollout; Samsung Adds Giraffic Technology to Their Smart TVs; New USB Spec
Fascinating footage of Stravinsky’s later years in the U.S. and of Robert Craft at 90 and as a young man.
The latest boxed set of Pink Floyd’s re-issue catalogue is amazing.
Modern takes on the ever-changing definition of jazz and improvisation, seriously offered and well worth exploring.
NINO ROTA: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Il Gattopardo suite – Friedrich Kleinhapl, cello/ Philharmonisches Orch. Augsburg/ Dirk Kaftan – Ars Produktion
Rota was so well-known for his countless film scores that his other music has been ignored until recently.
Yes, it’s not a box but it IS a box—filled with loads of Pink Floyd material of various sorts.