Posts Tagged ‘blu-ray’
- Get ready for tomorrow’s Fringe with these Friends-style credits. [blastr]
- Star Wars Blu-rays break global sales records. [hollywoodnews]
- Michelle Rodriguez Returning for Resident Evil: Retribution 3D. [bloody-disgusting]
- Disney eyes early 2012 start for ‘Lone Ranger’. [deadline]
- Chris Columbus to direct The Secret Lives of Road Crews. [latinoreview]
Trailer for BIG MIRACLE Starring John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore, watch it below:
Citizen Kane | Warner Bros. | 1941 | 119 min
A psychological study of Charles Foster Kane, a powerful newspaper tycoon whose idealism was corrupted as he rose to enourmous wealth and power. The story unfolds as a mystery: when Mr. Kane dies uttering cryptic last words, a magazine reporter interviews the tycoon’s friends in an effort to uncover the significance of the word “Rosebud.”
What can you say about Citizen Kane that hasn’t already been said? Not a lot, so I will keep this review short and to the point. For anyone who has never seen the movie, now more than ever is the best time to do so, because with stunning video and audio, Citizen Kane is a must-own Blu-ray release.
- Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston, Esq.) turns Napster Script into a documentary. [deadline]
- Dimension gets ‘The Comebacks’ writers to write ‘Scary Movie 5′ with hopes to bring back original cast members. [bloody-disgusting]
- Watch OK Go’s Music Video for the “Muppet Show Theme Song” Featuring Lots of Muppets. [Youtube]
- Ben Affleck in talks to direct and star in thriller ‘Line of Sight’. [THR]
- The 2011 Star Wars Saga Blu-rays – First Insights. [digitalbits]
- Warner Bros. Pictures Dates Project X and Bullet to the Head. [comingsoon]
Teaser Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘The Lady’ Starring Michelle Yeoh, watch below:
There are two trailers below for the Star Wars: The Complete Saga, one is from January and it’s pretty cool and one is from this week and it’s meh. Either way, it gets the jobs done. The new trailer also shows off some footage from the 40 hours of special features including some never before seen footage from the film and behind the scenes. [see our spec list here] [above pic via gizmodo]
The comprehensive collection also features numerous deleted, extended and alternate scenes, new documentaries and a cross-section of the countless Star Wars spoofs that have appeared in pop culture over the past three decades. Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY also features a coveted peek into the making of the Saga with vintage documentaries, audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, prop and costume turnarounds, retrospectives and more.
The nine disc set is set to be released on Blu-ray on September 12th internationally and on September 16th in North America. Get your wallets open for George Lucas once again and check out the trailers below:
The films have been restored and remastered in high definition and whatever 7.1 surround sound means. There will be news and exclusive special features including a six-part documentary entitled “Return to Jurassic Park,” with all-new interviews from cast members, filmmakers and Steven Spielberg himself.
Watch the trailer below and check out the mental list of extras that will come with it. The set hits October 25, 2011.
Citizen Kane, arguably one of the best movies ever made if not the most important movie ever made is celebrating its 70th birthday and to commemorate we are going to be getting what sounds like one of the best Blu-ray releases to date. If you’re like me and own the two-disc edition (great commentary by Roger Ebert) you have been long awaiting a version like what’s described here. (more…)
The Hero Complex Festival was in LA and after an HD screening of Dick Tracy, Warren Beatty announced that the movie would be coming to Blu-Ray, and that a sequel is also on the way. “I’m gonna make another one” he said to applause and endless questions where he followed up by saying “I think it’s dumb talking about movies before you make them. I just don’t do it. It gives you the perfect excuse to avoid making them.” So don’t hold your breath basically. Other interesting points from his appearance (thanks to AICN) are below:
- A Blu-Ray for Dick Tracy is in the works. As for any possible “making of” for Dick Tracy on Blu-Ray? Beatty doesn’t see the point. He wants to let the film speak for itself.
- Pacino wasn’t the first choice for the main bad guy. Beatty was having trouble getting this actor and just happened to be having lunch in Burbank when he sees Pacino. He goes over, tells him his casting troubles and describes the part and asks who he’d cast. Pacino says he’ll think on it and calls the next day asking, “Are you serious about wanting me to play this part?” Beatty responded, “Well, I am now!”
- The day they filmed the interrogation scene between Tracy and Mumbles Hoffman had a fever of 102 and it was the day after winning his Oscar.
- Dick Tracy was a big financial success, costing “in the upper 30s” and did well over $100 million domestically in its day. Also made over $60 million on home video. Of which Beatty got a chunk. “I was very happy with my chunk,” he said with a grin.
- Beatty has always had final cut on his directorial efforts.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg was extremely supportive during Dick Tracy and tried to get Beatty to do a sequel right afterwards. Beatty said he didn’t want to do a sequel, he was preparing Bugsy at the time.
- Recalled a story of sitting in a screening room with a Catholic church representative/censor and going over a shot of Faye Dunaway running down steps in Bonnie & Clyde. They ran it back maybe 16 times because the censor could swear he could see her breast when in fact it was just her blouse.
- When pressed, Beatty said that early Disney animated movies spurned his love of cinema. Except for one in particular. “Fantasia scared the hell out of me!” But he loved Bambi as a small child. He also liked Laurel and Hardy.