An interesting restoration of a TV presentation with Rod Serling as the director, but no sci-fi. Patterns, Blu-ray (1955/2016) Cast: Van Heflin, Ed Begley, Everett Sloane Director: Rod Serling Studio: Kraft TV Theater (1955)/ United Artists/The Film Detective FDO562 (8/30/16) Video: 1.66:1 for 16:9 screens, B&W, restored Audio: English mono DD Length: 83 min. Rating: […]
15 newly-restored shorts by and starring Charlie Chaplin, on both DVD & Blu-ray.
A beautiful and quirky Czech film which creates a visual fairytale-like fantasyland.
A stunning collection of early 3D films for the format’s 100th anniversary.
A skillful use of black & white widescreen format, and a samurai film classic.
A now-dated but interesting resurrection of one of the original Cinerama films.
Criterion has done their expert thing on all six Tati films plus many extras.
An ambitious and surrealistically bizarre allegory in the guise of a Western.
GUSTAV HOLST cond. the London Sym. Orch. = The Planets – Acoustic Recording; The Planets – Electrical Recording; St. Paul’s Suite; Beni Mora; Songs Without Words – London Sym. Orch. and Women’s Chorus/ The String Orch./ Gustav Holst – Explore Multimedia (2 CDs+CD-ROM)
In a triumph of “authenticity,” this set restores the complete Gustav Holst recorded legacy in startlingly improved sound for the period, 1922-1926.
A definitive restoration of the classic 1923 Lon Chaney silent.
A successful restoration of an acclaimed 1927 silent film by Murnau.
Oskar Fried = LISZT: Les Preludes; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade – Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Oskar Fried – Pristine Audio
Oskar Fried was the Michael Powell of the conducting world, a supreme colorist whose appeal to the ear never ceases to ravish.
Five interesting silent features made by Russian emigrants to Paris.
Reliving their Youth, The Rolling Stones in 1965 in a super deluxe box set.
Surely one of the greatest films ever made, this was Cocteau’s first actual feature, and made under difficult conditions right after WWII in France.
Casals is best known for this amazing recording of the suites for unaccompanied cello.
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor; Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor – Rachmaninov, piano/ Philadelphia Orchestra/ Leopold Stowkowski (No. 2)/Eugene Ormandy (No. 3) – RCA/Dutton/Vocalion
Best remastering yet of these classic early recordings.
May be the best image and sound restoration of an animated feature on Blu-ray.