The Ten Commandments Hit 4K Ultra HD

Cecil B. Demille’s epic film, The Ten Commandments, makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital during Passover. Unlike previous Blu-ray releases, you’ll be able to watch the film on a single 4K UHD disc. The 6K scan in 2010 was also the basis for the 65th anniversary edition being released today on 4K. As such, you’re taking in the full beauty of the VistaVision negative. Paramount spent over 150 hours doing new…

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Double Indemnity Set Standard for Film Noir

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity set the standard for film noir when the seven-time Oscar-nominee was first released in 1944. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) is having an affair with insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray).  Murder is on the horizon because Walter wants Mr. Dietrichson (Tom Powers) to sign a double indemnity policy.  The trick will certainly come in making it look like an accident.  This is easier said than done, right?  Of course, no matter…

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The Ten Commandments: A Flawed Epic

While Cecil B. Demille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) is hailed as an epic, the lengthy film does not come without its own flaws. Starting tonight through sundown on Saturday evening, Jews living in the diaspora will be celebrating Shavuot.  The holiday celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  Inside Israel, the holiday will end on Friday.  In any event, shuls are closed and thus, The Ten Commandments may also feel like appropriate viewing…

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Confessions of a Nazi Spy: A Huge Risk

Confessions of a Nazi Spy was seen as a huge risk for Warner Bros. at the time because it dared speak out against Nazi Germany at the time. When Dr. Karl Kassel (Paul Lukas) makes his way to the United States, his main goal is to persuade German Americans to support the Nazi cause.  Kurt Schneider (Francis Lederer), unemployed at the time, ends up joining the cause and becomes a spy.  Schneider sends a letter…

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