Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
The Last Laugh (Murnau 1924). One of my favorite films of the silent era.
Just watched the new blu-ray of Kino's 4K restoration, which looks good and sharp. Excellent commentary also.
This has been on my radar to get
for a long time & I'm happy that
I own it now. It has a great cast
too! They are: James Stewart,
Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Duke
Ellington, George C. Scott, Eve
Arden, Joseph Kearnes, Arthur
O'Connell & others.
Those Studio Canal sets covering a single director look like a great deal if you don't already have more than a couple of the films on each set. I've seen a Godard and a Melville set in addition to the Buñuel one.
How's the quality of the transfers?
I haven’t watched them yet, but great value as you say, if you don’t already have any of them. I had to skip the Godard box, as the only disc I didn’t have was Alphaville. I’m in two minds about the Melville box.
The Criterion release features the best-looking print I have seen of that beaten-up film.
It remains, as ever, more of a bad dream than a linear story, truly one of a kind.
Under Fire (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy)
I like Under Fire also. But it is somewhat of a rare disc whether DVD or Blu-ray and sells for +$25 usually! Good Find!
Screen Archives Entertainment -- I think -- is the one sponsored some of these older movies on blu-ray, usually limited to 3000 units. They are priced 29.95, plus shipping. I grabbed Under Fire off eBay for abougt 24.00 total. Lucky find.
Likewise - I have all of the Blu-rays released by Criterion (and DVDs, for those titles yet to receive a Blu upgrade), so if I were to get the Studio Canal set it would be for the extras. Still, I'm not inclined to double-dip to that extent unless a deal too good to resist turns up.
There is also a more comprehensive (and considerably more expensive) French Studio Canal set that touts "9 hours of extras", but from what I can determine from the few available photos of the box, it appears to contain many of the same extras that are included in the UK set:
Blade Runner: The Final Cut. I was very happy with this version. Having only seen the theatrical cut up until this point, I was a bit skeptical about the removal of the voice overs and the addition of the grey-green filter, but in the end, I was satisfied. The online screen-caps apparently exaggerate the greenish color, because it was barely noticeable on the actual Blu-Ray. I think the removal of the voice overs and studio-imposed ending were very beneficial to the film overall.
House of Cards: The Complete Fifth Season
Spider-Man: Homecoming 4K UHD
Serenity 4K UHD
Barry Lyndon: The Criterion Collection
Bram Stoker's Dracula 4K UHD
War for the Planet of the Apes 4K UHD
Dawn of the Dead (2004): Collector's Edition
The Philadelphia Story: The Criterion Collection
Rebecca: The Criterion Collection
Vampyr: The Criterion Collection
Stopped into Barnes & Noble store today to take advantage of Criterion sale.
The Breaking Point
The book of Esther
Courtesy of Black Friday's great prices (Atomic Blonde was not on sale.)
House M.D.: The Complete Series Blu-ray and
to complete the collection so far
White Of The Eye
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