The Italian Job

November 2, 2006 // 0 Comments

A remake of the 1969 film of the same name, 'The Italian Job' turns out to be much more than a simple reshoot. While using generally the same premise – a gold heist – the film throws in a number of wicked twists and story elements that were [...]

The Interpreter

November 1, 2006 // 0 Comments

Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter" is one of the few movies I always wanted to see but never had the chance to – until now that is. When the movie was in theaters, the trailer looked promising enough to get me interested but I never could [...]

Army Of Darkness

October 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

After seemingly millions of versions on DVD, Sam Raimi's "Army Of Darkness" is now also available in high definition on HD-DVD – for the first but most likely not the last time. It is very exciting to have this film on HD-DVD so early in [...]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

October 19, 2006 // 0 Comments

In our post-"auteur" era of filmmaking, there's a tendency to dismiss the work of the big-studio contract director. The old movie moguls viewed motion pictures as generic entertainment and not a platform for personal expression. Yes, there [...]

Corpse Bride

October 13, 2006 // 0 Comments

Revisiting the stop-motion puppet animation style he established with "The Nightmare Before Christmas, " Tim Burton serves up another wonderful tale filled with atmosphere and his trademark look. After successful run in theaters and a smashing [...]

Land Of The Dead

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

20 years after leaving his zombies behind in "Day Of The Dead" and countless tribulations to get another sequel financed, George A. Romero finally had the chance to revisit the sub-genre he made so successful – and that made him a living [...]


September 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

For some reason a lot of people do not like Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy." I am not sure, why that is. Never really figured it out. While it is certainly not a masterpiece or landmark film, I've always enjoyed it for what it is and [...]

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

September 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

A virtual testament to fantastic cinema of the last 70 years, "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" was a title begging for HD's increased resolution. The 2004 film recently bowed as Paramount Home Entertainment's first wave of [...]

The Dirty Dozen

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

"The Dirty Dozen" has long been one of my favorite films, one that I can view over and over again without ever tiring of it. An action-packed comedy and drama set during World War II, this film not only boasts an amazing cast but the story to go [...]

The Searchers

September 1, 2006 // 0 Comments

Right now, a good many DVD and home theater enthusiasts are conflicted over jumping to either of the new HD formats. Even if there was unity in the delivery method, many collectors have spent considerable sums to build up entire libraries on DVD, only to [...]
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