Blu-ray review: “Whore” (1991)

“Whore” (1991) Drama Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Ken Russell and Deborah Dalton based on Bondage by David Hines Direcetd by: Ken Russell  Featuring: Theresa Russell,  Antonio Fargas, Jack Nance, Danny Trejo and Ginger Lynn Allen Man in Car: “I wanna fuck you up the ass!” Liz: “You can stick it up your own, asshole!” Man in Car: “Ha ha ha ha ha, …

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Blu-ray review: “Bloody Sunday” (2002)

“Bloody Sunday” (2002) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written & directed by: Paul Greengrass based on Eyewitness Bloody Sunday by Don Mullan Featuring: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard McSorley and Kathy Kiera Clarke Ivan Cooper: “I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've …

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Blu-ray review: “Into the West” (2005)

“Into the West” (2005) Television Drama Running Time: 552 minutes Written by: William Mastrosimone, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Craig Storper and Kirk Ellis Directed by: Robert Dornhelm, Simon Wincer, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael W. Watkins, Timothy Van Patten and Jeremy Podeswa Featuring: Josh Brolin, Gary Busey, Michael Spears, Tonantzin Carmelo, Skeet Ulrich, Garrett Wang, Steve Reevis, Rachael Leigh Cook, Wes Studi, Irene Bedard, Alan Tudyk, Christian Kane, Russell Means, Jay Tavare, Keri Russell, Graham Greene, Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, Judge Reinhold, Zahn McClarnon, Tom Berenger, Gil Birmingham, David Paymer,  Raoul Trujillo, Eric Schweig, Lance Henriksen, Simon …

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4K Review: “The War of the Worlds” (1953)

“The War of the Worlds” (1953) Sci-fi Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Barré Lyndon based on The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells Directed by: Byron Haskin Featuring: Gene Barry and Ann Robinson Radio Reporter: [voiceover] “In the First World War, and for the first time in the history of man, nations combined to fight against nations using the crude weapons of …

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Blu-ray review: “Julius Caesar” (1970)

“Julius Caesar” (1970) Drama Running Time: 116 minutes Written by: Robert Furnival based on Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Directed by: Stuart Burge Featuring: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee and Jill Bennett Julius Caesar: “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and …

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Blu-ray review: “The Long Ships” (1964)

“The Long Ships” (1964) Drama Running Time: 126 minutes Written by: Beverley Cross and Berkely Mather based on The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson Directed by: Jack Cardiff Featuring: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn and Rosanna Schiaffino Aly Mansuh: “We sail tomorrow and may Allah send us a fair wind and a calm sea.” Rolfe: “And may Thor do the same, my lord.” Critical Commentary Released recently …

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Blu-ray review: “Damn the Defiant” (1962)

“Damn the Defiant” (1962) Drama Running Time: 101 minutes Written by: Nigel Kneale and Edmund H. North based on the novel Mutiny by Frank Tilsley Directed by: Lewis Gilbert Featuring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, Maurice Denham and Nigel Stock Lieut. Scott-Padget: “What is your name?” Wagstaffe: “Wagstaffe. Percival Pallister Wagstaffe.” Lieut. Scott-Padget: “Wagstaffe? Are you by any chance related to Admiral Wagstaffe?” Wagstaffe: “Remotely, yes. He's a distant cousin.” Lieut. …

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Blu-ray review: “A Night to Remember” (1958)

“A Night to Remember” (1958) Drama Running Time: 123 minutes Written by: Eric Ambler based on the book A Night to Remember by Walter Lord Directed by: Roy Ward Baker Featuring: Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech and John Cairney Steerage steward: [going through the steerage corridors, rousing the passengers] “Everybody up, get dressed, get your lifebelts on, at once. Everybody up, get …

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DVD review: “Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” (2022)

“Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” (2022) Documentary Running Time: 108 minutes Produced by: Kevin Loader Directed by: Roger Michell Featuring: Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II: "Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements." Released recently on DVD is the documentary “Elizabeth A Portrait In Parts” …

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Blu-ray review: “The Nelson Affair” (1973)

“The Nelson Affair” (1973) Drama Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Terence Rattigan Directed by: James Cellan Jones Featuring: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Michael Jayston and Anthony Quayle Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson: “Captain!” Capt. Blackwood: “Yes, my lord?” Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson: “Five hours I've watched you trying to pass me in your damned Temeraire. When we come to battle, I'll thank you to keep …

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DVD review: “Stingray” (1964-1965) 

“Stingray” (1964-1965)  Television Thirty nine Episodes Created by: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Featuring: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason and Lois Maxwell Opening Theme: “Stand by for action, we’re about to launch Stingray Stingray StingrayStingray Stingray Marineville i am calling all battle stations, Anything can happen in the next half hour Stingray Stingray” Released recently on DVD is the 1960s English …

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DVD review: “Melrose Place” (1995-1999) 

“Melrose Place” (1995-1999)  Television Two hundred and Twenty Six Episodes Developed by: Darren Star Featuring: Linden Ashby, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, David Charvet, Marcia Cross, Kristin Davis, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Laura Leighton, Amy Locane, Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, John Haymes Newton, Johnny Drama, Lisa Rinna, Kelly Rutherford, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jack Wagner, Vanessa A. Williams,Daphne Zuniga and Heather Locklear Dr. Michael Mancini: "It's this building... it makes people nuts. It must be something …

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DVD review: “Caroline in the City” (1995-1999)

“Caroline in the City” (1995-1999)  Television Ninety Seven Episodes Developed by: Fred Barron, Dottie Dartland and Marco Pennette Featuring: Lea Thompson, Eric Lutes, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz and Andy Lauer Richard: “So, Donna, do you miss Rome?” Donna: “Oh, no. All that traffic and noise and pollution, and rude people.” Richard: “Oh, I can see why you moved to New York.” Released recently on DVD is the …

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Blu-ray review: “Ginger Snaps Trilogy” (2000 – 2004)

“Ginger Snaps Trilogy” (2000 - 2004) “Ginger Snaps” (2000) Horror Running Time: 108 minutes Written by: Karen Walton Directed by: John Fawcett Featuring: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton, John Bourgeois, Peter Keleghan and Mimi Rogers Brigitte: “People don't leave their dogs out alone anymore.” Ginger: “Then you'll just have to distract her while I nab the pooch and make with the gore.” …

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4K Blu-ray review: “The Blues Brothers” (1970)

“The Blues Brothers” (1970) Comedy/Musical Running Time: 133/148 minutes Written by: Dan Aykroyd and John Landis Directed by: John Landis Featuring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin and Henry Gibson Elwood: “We're on a mission from God.” Critical Commentary  “The Blues Brothers” (1970) was recently released on to 4K blu-ray with a brand new transfer as well as an upgrade on …

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DVD review: “Wellington Paranormal” (2018 – 2022) 

“Wellington Paranormal” (2018-2022)  Television Twenty-Four Episodes Developed by: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Paul Yates Featuring: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary and Maaka Pohatu Officer Minogue: “You're always saying 'don't tase stuff'.” Released on DVD recently is the horror/comedy television series “Wellington Paranormal” (2018 - 2022) from the minds of Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Paul Yates. The series is a spin-off of the 2014 film "What We Do in …

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Blu-ray review: “The Molly Maguires” (1970)

“The Molly Maguires” (1970) Drama Running Time: 124 minutes Written by: Walter Bernstein based on Lament for the Molly Maguires by Arthur H. Lewis Directed by: Martin Ritt Featuring: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar and Frank Finlay [Davies has given McParlan a beating, as part of his cover] Davies: “They'll respect you now. It's about the only thing they do respect round here, a blow …

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Blu-ray review: “Save the Tiger” (1973)

“Save the Tiger” (1973) Drama Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Steve Shagan based on his own novel Directed by: John G. Avildsen Featuring: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Thayer David, Lara Parker and Liv Lindeland Myra: “Are you OK? Do you want something?” Harry Stoner: “Yes. I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club …

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Blu-ray review: “Whale Rider” (2002)

“Whale Rider” (2002) Drama Running Time: 101 minutes Written by: Niki Caro based on The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton and Cliff Curtis Rawiri: “Man might carve his mark on the earth, but unless he’s vigilant, Nature will take it all back.” The 20th anniversary blu-ray of the New Zealand film "Whale …

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Blu-ray Review: “Jesse Stone – TV Movie Series” (2005-2015)

Jesse Stone - TV Movie Series (2005-2015) Drama/Thriller Created by: Robert B. Parker Series created by: Robert Harmon & Tom Selleck Featuring: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Kathy Baker, Viola Davis, Vito Rezza, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, Saul Rubinek and William Sadler Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson: “Is this official?” Chief Jesse Stone: “No. It's personal.” Tom Selleck …

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