Reindeer Games isn’t too bad of a movie and although it does feel too long, it’s still passable entertainment headlined by a unique performance from Gary Sinise. However, I cannot say this Blu-ray release is any good. While it’s nice all of the features were ported over and the audio is serviceable, the video is utter crap and easily the worst I’ve encountered. Unless you don’t own this on DVD – and even then I wouldn’t pay a penny over $5 – I would just skip this release altogether.
Unforgiven is probably one of the best westerns ever made and it’s a movie that transcends audiences so if you’re like me and don’t normally watch those kinds of movies, give this one a shot: it features fine performances, fine direction and a story that is compelling from beginning to end.
Dangerous Liaisons excels on the backs of some fantastic performances, excellent technical aspects from the direction, writing, set design, costume design and cinematography. The Blu-ray offers up solid video and audio transfers and while there’s not much in the way of features, the commentary is well worth listening to.
Lady and the Tramp is yet another fantastic Blu-ray release from the folks at Disney. Unlike other studios, they seem to take pride in their top line editions offering up a nice selection of features to go along with excellent audio and video transfers. If you’re a fan of this classic, it’s a no-brainer to pick this Blu-ray up.
Metal Shifters isn’t bad by SyFy standards but those standards are pretty damn low. It’s a harmless movie that some might find value in its inane mindlessness but for me I found most of it to be just plain bad rather than fun. The Blu-ray offers up decent video and audio transfers and one minimal special feature.
Adaptation is a, well, interesting viewing experience. It’s a film propelled by a fantastic screenplay and incredible performances from Nicolas Cage (who deserved the Oscar), Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. The Blu-ray offers up good video and audio transfers and although the features are lacking, if you can pick this up for less than $10 and are a fan, then it’s worth picking up.
It’s rare to come upon a movie that’s so obnoxious and worse, void of laughs but Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star does it so damn well. The character seems to be a cast off of from “Saturday Night Live” and the entire movie is just one misstep after another. I can’t give Swardson too much crap outside the fact he did have his hand in writing, but otherwise this is a definite skip.
Ice Quake isn’t quite the disaster of a movie compared with other Syfy made-for-TV movies but it’s still not very good. It was more interesting to see Victor Garber’s lack of interest than even those whom seemed to actually try. The Blu-ray doesn’t have much to offer with average video and audio transfers.
Catch .44 is a mess of a film that would’ve been gone and forgotten on shelves if not for the name cast the filmmakers managed to gather. The writing isn’t the best and the acting, despite having some good talent, doesn’t make it any better. The Blu-ray at least has serviceable video and audio transfers but the features don’t measure up.
Tanner Hall is the type of movie that won’t be remembered for its story, screenplay or story but for the cast. Rooney Mara, Brie Larson and Amy Ferguson all give good performances however Georgia King shines above the rest. With regards to the Blu-ray, it boasts an excellent looking video and a fine audio transfer; the features, though, don’t measure up to much.
Our Idiot Brother is an OK movie but for a comedy doesn’t offer up a lot of laughs and primarily rides the backs of the cast good performances, specifically that of Paul Rudd who makes an otherwise unfunny movie a bit more tolerable. The video and audio transfers are both nice but the disc lacks any substantive features save for a simple commentary.