The Wild Bunch is another game-changing Western and among the most violent and gritty films for the late 1960s in cinema. “We’ve got to start thinking beyond our guns. Those days are closing fast.” – Pike Bishop (William Holden) This is what I call one of those better-late-than-never viewings. Because of its AFI honors, the film had been on my to-watch list for many years. It’s not particularly a title that’s evaded me especially with…"The Wild Bunch: A Gritty and Violent Western"
In the Heat of the Night, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1967, arrives on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law and it is one of the best movies ever made. Audio options for the 4K UHD disc include both 5.1 Surround & the original 2.0 Mono. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney…"In the Heat of the Night Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law, is one of the best movies ever made. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) tells Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) when asked what he’s called in Philadelphia. Officer Tibbs is waiting at a train depot to make his journey back to Philadelphia when he’s suddenly accused of killing industrialist Phillip Colbert. Tibbs…"In the Heat of the Night: The Best Picture of 1967"
Stripes, which marked its 40th anniversary in June, recently got an upgrade in the recent Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Vol 2. John Winger (Bill Murray) turns to enlisting in the army after losing his job, girlfriend, and apartment in the single span of one day. He’s a slacker so it’s no surprise to see Anita leave him. Best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis), who teaches English as a second language, joins him in…"Stripes Celebrated 40 Years In June"
Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2, a limited edition set, brings six films home for the first time on 4K Ultra HD. This limited edition set features Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes, Sense and Sensibility, and The Social Network. The set comes with an 80-page hardbound book in the history and impact of the films. In addition, there are over 30 new hours of new and archival special features. A…"Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2"
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"