The Magnificent Seven, featuring an Oscar-nominated score and launched three film careers, is now available on 4K Ultra HD. Shout! Factory presents the film with a new restoration and color grade from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. However, only the 4K UHD disc presents the film in Dolby Vision. Charles Lang’s anamorphic cinematography is as glorious as it can be with the new restoration. Both audio commentaries are on each disc but…"The Magnificent Seven Is Now On 4K Ultra HD"
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The Towering Inferno is nearing 50 years old but the epic star-studded disaster thriller still has audiences on the edge of their seat. “You know, we were lucky tonight. Body count’s less than 200. You know, one of these days, you’re gonna kill 10,000 in one of these firetraps, and I’m gonna keep eating smoke and bringing out bodies until somebody asks us…how to build them.” – SFFD Chief Michael O’Halloran (Steve McQueen). The film…"The Towering Inferno: An Epic Disaster Thriller"
Bullitt is the definitive car chase film with speeds up to 100 m.p.h. during an 11-minute sequence in the streets of San Francisco. I have no excuse for not having watched this film until 2023. To be fair, I meant to watch when I had an opportunity to interview Jacqueline Bisset during the 2021 TCM Classic Movie Film Festival. It was inevitable especially with the recent Steven Spielberg announcement about a new film. Better late…"Bullitt Is The Definitive Car Chase Movie"
The Great Escape is an epic classic and it’s even more beautiful now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber. The film is based on Paul Brickhill’s 1950 book about the British POWs making their mass escape from a German POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Some characters are a composite of multiple people and the filmmakers compress the time down. In any event, the details of the escape…"The Great Escape Is An Epic Classic, Now On 4K UHD"