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This is the website that supports hard copy media like Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, DVD, CD and more, all the way without fail, never lying to or selling out our audience. Proud to say we love owning our favorite releases!



Now for some new essays...


Are Superhero Films Cinematic?


This article is in two parts and only scratches the surface of what the Superhero genre is, how cinematic is it and that debates like this should be going on constantly about the arts, film, music, television and all other media. It is one of the healthiest things a free society can do. The first part of this article is the history of the rise of the genre on the big screen and the second half asks its cinematic value.


To start with, it is inarguable that comics books are now respected art and they did not need...


See the rest at...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/15606/Are+Superhero+Films+Cinematic?



And if you like to shoot home movies or (still) shoot them on actual film...


Single 8: The Rise & Fall Of Fuji's Home Movie Film Format.


Nowadays, people can shoot video any time why want between cell phones and other video recorders, all the easier with digital and HD video, but home movies have a history as long as the cinema itself. When 35mm photochemical film first arrived, the rich soon found lunchbox-type cameras would allow them to film anything and they could afford projects to show the results, starting in the silent era. 16mm became a still-pricey but viable alternative that was cheaper and you could get a few more minutes out of a spool of film. In 1932, Kodak introduced 8mm film, with the same large sprocket holes of 16mm, but at far less cost and...


You can see how Fuji got involved and more at this link...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/15609/Single+8:+The+Rise+&+Fall+Of+Fuji'



4K Ultra HD Blu-rays continue to grow...


Now out for nearly two years, 2160p Ultra HD 4K Blu-rays have picked up faster than the regular Blu-ray format (and not just because regular Blu-ray had brief competition a decade ago) and faster than DVD (the industry took a while to embrace that format, as few recall these days) and an excellent selection of players playing 4K better than any streaming service.


The High Dynamic Range/HDR feature that enhances the 2160p image has been joined by 12-color bit Dolby Vision staring with the original Despicable Me in 4K and the HDR group introduced HDR10+ this year, expanding its 10-color bit capacity for 2019. So far, regular Blu-rays have been included with the 4K versions in the following releases so far, which we were listing on this homepage until the list became too long. Now, you can consult the ever-growing listing at this link at about 250 titles and counting...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/essay/14939/4K+Ultra+HD+Blu-ray+Reviews



There is an illustrated anti-bullying book called DIFFERENT WORLDS, BEST OF FRIENDS that you should know about and we are very proud to bring to our readers, especially in light of recent political and mass killing events, so please check out more at this link....


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/essay/14255/New+Book+Against+Bullying



Thank you for visiting (and in many, many cases, returning) to our ever-expanding independent coverage of film, music & TV on Blu-ray and DVD, plus older formats like CDs, Super Audio CD, Blu-ray 3D and newer ones like 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray; a site that is 16+ years old thanks to all of you. Your input is always appreciated and we thank you for your support. For 3D fans, here is the link to our ever-expanding list of Blu-ray 3D titles in the format (well over 120 now for us & counting) and most of them so far have offered pleasant surprises:


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/11274/Blu-ray+3D+Reviews+List


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Art, Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List


'Around the World' appears on the 56th Grammy Entry List in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song.



Friday, November 15, 2013 - The Recording Academy has selected the original version of Around the World, the rap/sung collaboration by Art featuring Ike C, for inclusion on the 56th Grammy Entry List in four categories. Around the World appears in the entry categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song. Members of the Recording Academy vote from the 56th Grammy Entry List for the nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards.


Click here to listen to a clip of Around the World.


The Grammy Award for Record of the Year recognizes the artist; the tracking, mix and mastering engineers; and the producer. Chaz Peacock tracked Around the World. Charles Constantino and Chaz Peacock mixed the song. Garrett Haines mastered the Charles Constantino production of Around the World.


The awards for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song recognize the songwriters. Steven "Art" Williams wrote the rap lyrics for Around the World. Isaac "Ike C" Cummings and Charles Constantino wrote the sung lyrics. Charles Constantino wrote the music for the song. The Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration recognizes the artists.


Charles Constantino Publishing--a member of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers--is the exclusive publisher of Around the World. CoreCre8, a division of Core Media House L.L.C., released the song. Core Media House cofounder and chief creative officer Charles Constantino produced and co-wrote the Somerhill recordings of Free Your Mind (Tara Na) and Today or Tomorrow. Both of the Somerhill recordings appeared on the 52nd Grammy Entry List in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song.


The original version of Around the World is available at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and other Internet retailers. The song is available in FLAC, MP3-320 and MP3 file types at CD Baby. On March 17, 2013, Around the World reached number two on the list of the bestselling MP3 songs in neo soul at Amazon.


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Art, Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List.”

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The Best Film Magazine On The Market!



Though it is hard to argue the importance of film publications like American Cinematographer, Indie Slate, Cineaste or Moviemaker and what they deliver, but so much of film history and production is not being covered properly or of key films that deserve whole new audiences. If you love film, you'll love the new hit magazine Cinema Retro, which is getting bigger and bigger. You may want to see about subscribing now while supplies last on the latest issue. You can visit their site at:


www.CinemaRetro.com



"CINEMA RETRO" IS THE MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO CLASSIC & CULT FILMS OF THE '60S & '70S. WRITTEN ABOUT AND BY THE ACTORS & FILMMAKERS OF THE ERA. EVERY ISSUE A LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S ITEM!


Their site offers film news you cannot even find on IMDb, Variety, Deadline Hollywood, The Wrap or The Hollywood Reporter websites. Then there is their amazing magazine, one of the best of its kind on the entire market and a must for any serious film fan, so good that many issues are selling out. One of the best issues yet, Issue #45 features a World Exclusive!!!! Mark Mawston interviews John Richardson, star of Black Sunday (with original scream queen, Barbara Steele) and One Million Years B.C. (alongside the fabulous, Raquel Welch)! And as the world celebrates the 79th Anniversary of the real event, Cinema RETRO pays tribute to Harry Saltzman's 1969 epic of aerial combat, Battle of Britain, with this 50th Anniversary movie special!


Plus: The man who Raised the Titanic!, Raymond Benson's "Cinema 101" column, Darren Allison's news about the latest soundtrack releases and extensive reviews of new Blu-ray and DVD releases.


They also have an amazing one-shot limited edition issue on The Wild Bunch that is one of the best of its kind, along with amazing releases on Dr. No, new Roadshow Epics Of The '60s special issue, the underrated thriller Kelly's Heroes is available while supplies last (their amazing issue on Where Eagles Dare already sold out, but a new expanded edition is in the works) and an equally terrific second edition on the Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood "Man With No Name" Trilogy (A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, being reissued on Blu-ray again with upgrades) with all kinds of rare stills, text and other items that make them serious collector's items, so be sure to check things out over there if you love movies.



In the meantime, FulvueDrive-in.com continues to be about providing the most direct, expert, detailed (without ruining anything for first time viewers and listeners, as we are not into spoilers), informative, fun, bold, vital information we can come up with. That fun, yet College-level and all accessible way in which we cover material here benefit all our readers. Some of them are getting the hang of our technical section, but others are starting to catch on. We are doing our best to stay on top of the latest releases and what is happening or being released that you may not have heard about. If it is something you know about, we will have information and observations you will get nowhere else.



Now for some other sites worth checking out...


Our writer Dante Ciampaglia's Crazy From The Heat blog is always worth checking out for comments on film, media and the world at large. You can read him up at:


http://danteaciampaglia.com



Daniel Johnson also has a solid movie blog. He is a fine writer and implores "For amazing movie articles, crazy cinematic lists, and riveting reviews go to Film Babble Blog!" The link is:


http://filmbabble.blogspot.com/



Continuing their winning ways is DVDBeaver, a site that covers Blu-rays, DVDs and films from all over the world like no other, and is one of the only other sites besides ours to do so. Their link is:


www.DVDBeaver.com


We believe that we are one of the few sites that manage to cover both the technical parts of filmmaking, as well as the content and form of the films themselves more thoroughly than you would usually find on other sites or in print. They have reviews as well, but our favorite section is their ever-growing Blu-ray/DVD Comparisons section, which features very technical details on several versions of a given film. Often, they are even from different DVD Regions and Blu-ray regions, but they are always accompanied by still images from each DVD covered. Gary W. Tooze's site is everything the net is supposed to deliver and we will be adding anything we can to contribute to their efforts as they do ours.



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