Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
I've been debating myself about which to buy the reg-lar BD or UHD-BD.
Get the 4K release, definitely, and the Collection (for Grease 2 and Live!). The 4K is cheap at Target. Use your Target debit or credit card, of course. I think Walmart has a combo with the all the Blu-rays. I'll pick that up or "Collection" at some point. Supposedly, the Grease 2 blu-ray is turned out quite good.
Working my way through the Buster Keaton "The Complete BK Short Films 1917-1923" Eureka BR Box
Nothing like seeing all of them sequencially in high quality to re-appreciate the man. Exquisite stuff. Innovative, surreal, and, yes, funny. The Arbuckle films have quite amazing moments too.
"Die Brugge / The Bridge" (1959, Wicki) (Criterion BR):
In the waning days of WW2, in a small German town, the last desperate resistance is organized as the Allies approach. A group of the local teen-age boys is called up, uselessly, to defend the village bridge (which is set to be demolished anyway). It does not end well.
Bernhard Wicki's anti-war film, done on a small budget, hits home the notion of War as Waste, contrasting ordinary village life with the horrors of battle even as all is lost.
The film is a bit forgotten, as anti-war films go, but is well worthy of being on the top 10 with works like "Wooden Crosses" and "Paths of Glory."
Just in from Amazon U.K. , Mickey One.
I finally got Grease on 4K today.
Ikiru (1952, Kurosawa) Criterion Collection
I had only watched this once before and forgot how powerful and unflinching Kurosawa was in illustrating the human fear of death. Based in part on Tolstoy's novella, The Death of Ivan Illich, the film is very Japanese in its observance of customs and traditions and in its contemporary critique (post - WWII conditions) but absolutely universal with regard to age and illness and the isolation that accompanies them. What makes Ikiru's story - and the film - unusual, of course, is his late passion for life despite the death sentence he faces. Beautiful film. Most of the same group of artists would come together again a year later for K's masterpiece, Seven Samurai.
Tonight's rewatch of one of my favorite wuxia films, Shaw Bros./King Hu's 'Come Drink With Me' starring the beautiful Cheng Pei Pei.
Anyone looking forward to Die Hard UHD tomorrow!?
Saving Private Ryan was released last week. Recommended! Find a front projection home theater and let it rip.
I watched "The Last Jedi" on Blu-ray yesterday.
I did not care for this movie at all.
I liked the first of the new trilogy and also Rogue One. Wishing both would be released on 4K like TLJ. But yeah, it wasn't a good movie. So much potential squandered.
Death Wish (2018) pre ordered
Midnight Cowboy pre ordered at Deep Discount's 15% off sale, with added cc discount, cheaper than B&N's 50% off sale in July, and no waiting !!!!
Shameless Season 8
I liked it a little more than you. My expectations were very low and I got about what I expected. This series of movies will always be about like this, good versus evil in an eternal struggle.
Black Panther UHD-BD
Midnight Cowboy has been “tealed” so I cancelled my preorder. Screenshots at DVD Beaver.
Just ordered Die Hard on 4K.
Thanks, but I'm okay with it.
The Hospital ( Twilight Time Blu ray )
Coach The Complete Series (DVD)
Pity, a waste of money.
The Ballad Of Cable Hogue (upgrade from DVD to BD)
I just bought that one myself.
3 years ago, I got the DVD for $9.97. Today, I saw that the 1 year-old BD was only $10.27 on Amazon. I asked on the WAC thread if the 4/$44 upcoming Kino Lorber sale was as good as it gets, and I was told yes.
me too...it sucks when they F' with the pie...
Poltergeist 3 BD...
UHD you know you'll want it after you buy the BD! ; )
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