Sep 232014
 

The Killer Elite is an interesting little film from the 1970s, long forgotten in the midst of far better films like The Godfather, The Conversation and The French Connection and there’s a good reason: this never hit the full potential when you get the likes of James Caan and Robert Duvall together.

 

 

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Feb 252014
 

MGM once again goes the well with this now Rocky: Heavyweight Collection which only has a remaster of the first film while the other 4 (Balboa already looks great) are left with old transfers which are nice but nothing notable. Except for a throwaway game, all of the features on the 7th disc have been ported over and placed on the Rocky disc so you’re not going to be missing anything.

 

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Oct 052013
 

The Amityville Horror Trilogy set released by Shout Factory has one semi-classic movie, a serviceable sequel and a third movie that is downright silly. The set also has a good amount of features to keep you occupied and the first two movies have good audio/video transfers while the third, at least the video, was awful. If you’re a fan of the series, and can get it relatively cheap, it might be worth buying.

 

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Apr 102012
 

Chinatown is a classic film noir featuring excellent performances, an engrossing story and impressive camera work. The Blu-ray is a bit on the disappointing side if only because it appears DNR was applied on the video but even so, it’s a fine step up from its DVD counterparts while the lossless audio sounds good. The features are also well done including an interesting feature-length documentary on the aqueduct.

 

 

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