All three cuts of Touch of Evil, a film noir directed by Orson Welles, are available on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The new Kino Lorber 4K UHD release presents every cut of the film with a new Dolby Vision HDR master. I watched the reconstructed cut on Sunday since it is considered to be the definitive cut in the film. Walter Murch edits the film according to Welles’s original…"Touch of Evil: The Reconstructed Cut in 4K Ultra HD"
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Earthquake remains a classic disaster thriller even though the visual effects don’t compare with what is possible with today’s technology. Mark Robson assembles a true ensemble cast in the 1974 disaster thriller. By this point in time, disasters had struck the air and the sea in Airport and The Poseidon Adventure, respectively. It was only a matter of time before disaster struck the land. When disaster strikes, it’s almost always Los Angeles, San Francisco, or…"Earthquake Remains A Classic Disaster Thriller"
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…"The Ten Commandments Hit 4K Ultra HD"
The Greatest Show on Earth, a two-time Oscar winner, makes its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time via the Paramount Presents line. In watching this film, I couldn’t help but notice a few things. It won Best Picture over High Noon and the not-nominated-for-Best Picture Singin’ in the Rain. The latter of which is one of the best films ever. You can consider 1952 a year in which the Academy would award another film…"The Greatest Show on Earth Hits Blu-ray"
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…"The Ten Commandments: A Flawed Epic"