Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, which restores the filmmaker’s vision to the Superman sequel, makes its arrival on 4K UHD. The film makes its arrival as part of the Superman 1978-1987 5-Film Collection getting the complete upgrade to 4K as Warner Bros continues its 100th anniversary celebration. In a perfect world, Dick Donner would have been able to finish directing the film in the late 1970s. He filmed scenes for both films simultaneously but…"Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Arrives On 4K UHD"
The Big Bus, a 1976 cult classic spoof of the popular disaster movies, makes its way onto Blu-ray by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. I have to be honest. Up until a few weeks ago, I had never even heard of this film. But with watching several disaster movies in recent years, I knew I had to watch it. I cannot explain it but every now and then, my headspace will only allow for…"The Big Bus: Cult Classic Spoof Arrives On Blu-ray"
Shooter makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD one week ahead of the film’s 15th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2007. In development hell for well over a decade, the film is based on Stephen Hunter’s 1993 novel, Point of Impact. One of the things that screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin did was move the script out of the Vietnam War and into a contemporary setting. It certainly works for the film’s advantage to an extent.…"Shooter Arrives on 4K Ultra HD for 15th Anniversary"
Robert Altman’s Oscar-nominated epic musical satire, Nashville, is among the recent films to join the Paramount Presents line. The film is the 24th title to join the Blu-ray line following a new remaster from a 4K scan. Appropriately enough, this film follows some 24 different characters over 5 days in the Tennessee capital prior to a concert. With so many characters, it also means numerous storylines. To put it so simply, there is a lot…"Nashville: Robert Altman’s Epic Musical Satire"
With a powerful performance from Peter Finch, the satirical Network is relevant more so today than upon the theatrical release back in 1976. When Union Broadcasting System news president Max Schumacher (William Holden) informs Howard Beale (Peter Finch) that ratings will force Howard off the air, they talk about how things have changed within the industry. UBS Evening News‘ ratings are on the decline and just like today, if you can’t get the ratings, you’re outta…"Network: Satire Celebrates 42 Years"
Turning actor Christopher Reeve into a star overnight, Superman: The Movie manages to hold up some 40 years following the initial release. Everyone knows the story of Superman. His biological parents, Jor-El (Marlon Brando) and Lara (Susannah York), send Kal-El to Earth to avoid the destruction of their native planet. Kal-El lands in Smallville, Kansas, where he’s adopted by Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter). Adopting the name Clark Kent, he grows up…"Superman: The Movie marks 40 years with 4K UHD"
Led by some of the biggest names in comedy at the time, 1941 is Steven Spielberg’s most underrated film of all time. Following the success of National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, filmmakers were looking to capitalize on the success. Why wouldn’t they? The film brought in a lot of money! Some of the comedies that would follow in 1980 included Caddyshack, The Blues Brothers, and the joke-a-minute Airplane. One film that didn’t quite hit…"1941: Steven Spielberg’s War Spoof Full of Hysterics"