Blood Simple: The First Coen Brothers Movie

Premiering in 1984 and released in theaters in 1985, Blood Simple is the neo-noir crime film that put the Coen Brothers on the map. The Coens head to Texas for their first feature film. It’s hard to believe that March 2024 will mark the 40th anniversary of Blood Simple’s world premiere. A festival run would follow, including Sundance in January 1985. The film would also launch a number of careers and collaborations. Meanwhile, the script,…

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The Best of Times Arrives on Blu-ray

The Best of Times, starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell, is now available to bring home on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The new Blu-ray release is sourced by a 2022 HD Master. While we know Ron Shelton for writing or directing some brilliant sports comedies, I’m afraid to say that The Best of Times is not one of them. That’s not to say that he doesn’t try–both Williams and Russell do their best…

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Ordinary People: A Multi-Oscar Winner In 1980

The Oscar-winning Ordinary People joined the Paramount Presents line with a new Blu-ray last March from Paramount. Robert Redford oversaw the 4K transfer as the film was remastered for Blu-ray. With the amount of films getting a 4K UHD release, one can only wonder why Paramount opted with Blu-ray over a 4K UHD disc. I have no excuse in being so late to watching the film but with Being Mary Tyler Moore airing this weekend,…

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