• The Meg

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Street Date 11/13/18; Warner; Action Thriller; Box Office $143.01 million; $28.98 DVD, $35.99 Blu-ray, $44.95 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG-13’ for action/peril, bloody images and some language. Stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Jessica McNamee, Masi Oka, Cliff Curtis. Despite its general faithfulness … Continue reading “The Meg”

  • Batman: The Complete Animated Series — Deluxe Limited Edition

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Warner; Animated; $112.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Voices of Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, Mark Hamill, Arleen Sorkin. The classic “Batman: The Animated Series” has never looked better thanks to a remastering that makes the series shine in high-definition. Although designed to be dark, the show nonetheless presents … Continue reading “Batman: The Complete Animated Series — Deluxe Limited Edition”

  • The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW: Universal; Comedy; $19.98 UHD BD, $59.98 UHD BD Gift Set; Rated ‘R’ for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence. Stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Sam Elliott, Peter Stormare, Tara Reid. Throw on a bathrobe, grab some White Russians … Continue reading “The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition”

  • Incredibles 2

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street 11/6/18; Disney; Animated; Box Office $608.14 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $44.99 UHD BD; Rated ‘PG’ for action sequences and some brief mild language. Voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks. Judging from the various anecdotes related … Continue reading “Incredibles 2”

  • The Naked Prey

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Criterion; Drama; $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Cornel Wilde, Ken Gampu, Gert van den Bergh. On balance, Cornel Wilde may have ended up being a more interesting presence behind the camera than he was facing it, though that gonzo accent he took out for a joy ride playing the injured trapeze artist in … Continue reading “The Naked Prey”

  • The Adventures of Hajji Baba

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via ScreenArchives.com Twilight Time; Drama; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Amanda Blake, Thomas Gomez. I’ve always been a looney-tunes sucker for Arabian adventures in which caliphs, emirs and peasants look like someone you might see working a Motel 6 desk at 3 a.m. Thus, it was a personal … Continue reading “The Adventures of Hajji Baba”

  • Christopher Robin

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 11/6/18; Disney; Family; Box Office $98.87 million; $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG’ for some action. Stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss. Voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Toby Jones. Disney’s live-action version of “Winnie the Pooh” takes a cue from Hook … Continue reading “Christopher Robin”

  • Art School Confidential

    BLU-RAY REVIEW:  Street Date 11/6/18; MVD; Comedy; $24.95 Blu-ray; Rated ‘R’ for language including sexual references, nudity and a scene of violence. Stars Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent. Something of a halfway follow-up to Ghost World, which thoroughly ambushed me in 2001 by becoming my favorite movie of the past 20 years … Continue reading “Art School Confidential”

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Olive; Sci-Fi; $39.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Larry Gates. Whether viewed as the sci-fi/horror classic it justifiably is, or as an example of inept studio suits sabotaging their own picture, or as an early example of a theatrical underachiever subsequently “made” by television showings, or … Continue reading “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”