Reds Gets New Blu-ray for 40th Anniversary

Warren Beatty’s 1981 classic film, Reds, gets a new two-disc Blu-ray set in honor of the film celebrating its 40th anniversary. The new set has been restored under Beatty’s supervision and remastered from the original negative in 4K with High Dynamic Range using a vintage print from the Paramount archives as a reference. The print was approved by Reds Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Call it coincidental timing as the Blu-ray was announced back in September…

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Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

Newly restored and edited, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone marks the definitive ending of the saga. Maybe it is because I was younger but I don’t remember the third film being so bad.  Come to think of it, I’m not even sure if I did see the third film.  I would need to ask my uncle since he owned the first two films on VHS.  In reading over Wikipedia, I…

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The Godfather Part II: One of the Best Films Ever

The Oscar-winning The Godfather Part II continues the story of the Corleone family while switching between present day and earlier timelines. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo team up again to further the Corleone saga.  A lot of franchises suffer from wanting to repeat all the beats that help make the first film a success.  The Godfather Part II is able to succeed where many sequels are doomed to failure.  I give Coppola credit for…

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The Godfather Is An Epic Masterpiece

Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning film, The Godfather, remains an epic masterpiece and one of the greatest cinematic achievements. At this point, there really isn’t anything else that can be said about the film.  Francis Ford Coppola took Mario Puzo’s epic novel and turned it into a masterpiece.  More than that, one book would become the basis for three different films.  This is before Puzo decided to write a sequel to his novel. Marlon Brando stars…

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Book Club: The Avengers of Their Generation

Book Club isn’t just a romantic comedy but a film that manages to team up four of the greatest female actors of their time in the same movie. This group of friends have been a part of the same book club since 1974 when they first got together.  There’s Diane (Diane Keaton), a mother of two daughters but recently widowed when her husband died after 40 years of being together.  Next up is Vivian (Jane…

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