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2015: The Year Of Ultra HD

With 2160p Ultra HDTVs on the market for a while now on the pricey side for the most part, the next generation of these near 4K machines seem poised to break through this year, but to what extent. Helping the cause will be the new Ultra HD Blu-ray capable of delivering full-length 2160p movies with 50GB and 100GB discs, which we'll see later this year and be one of the first sources anywhere in the world to review. Enough content exists to support all the hardware and software, so we'll see how this goes, but it should be fun.

As is always the case with our interviews, our latest with actor Cuyle Carvin has received plenty of visits and as an update, he now co-stars in the original Hallmark production Love By the Book. Carvin portrays Greg in the romantic comedy which debuts January 24, 2015 at 9:00pm/8:00C on the Hallmark Channel. Here again is the start of that interview...

An Interview With Actor Cuyle Carvin

By Fred Grandinetti, FulvueDrive-in.com

Cuyle Carvin is best known for his roles in the horror genre and independent films. In recent years he has surfaced on various television programs including Law and Order SVU, NCIS, The Mentalist, Ironside, Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS: Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to speak with Cuyle regarding his film & television roles and the advances in his career.

Fred Grandinetti, FulvueDrive-in.com: What films are you in which have been released on DVD?

Cuyle Carvin: Dragon Day, Alien Opponent, Assault of the Sasquatch, Mineville, Branches. The End of Something comes out end of 2014.

FG: You have played parts in the mystery, horror, science fiction, family, and the comedy genre. Has any particular role been a challenge to portray?

CC: Generally, every project has had some kind of challenge involved but the challenge doesn't always stem from 'an actor prepares' standpoint, sometimes it's the logistical challenges of filming that are the toughest to get through. For a long time, I'm talking the majority of my professional career, I didn't have a 'method'. I didn't have any kind of specific routine when preparing for a role and it always made me nervous that I wouldn't be able to perform to certain standards. So every time I landed a role, it was a mix of happiness, excitement but also terror that I just wouldn't do a good job. My very first indie film, Person of Interest, I almost turned down because of that exact reason. I was brand new to the industry, I'd never acted in anything other than...

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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 and newer ones like SA-CD and Blu-ray 3D; a site that is now over 11.5 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 (over 100 now for us & counting) and most of them so far have offered pleasant surprises:



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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Click here for a PDF version of the preceding press release,

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


Besides our constantly changing sidebar highlighting the best new discs available, we have a master list of key Blu-ray titles we originally updated often, but will now use as a guide to the best early releases so fans and collectors can catch up. Also, the prices are great on many of these titles now. The link to these highlights can be found at this link:


You can also put "Blu-ray" in our search engine for the latest coverage of software releases, at 2,700 titles alone (including many single texts with more than one Blu-ray release and the Blu-ray 3D format as noted above) and counting including import titles you will not hear about or read about anywhere else and likely would want to add to your collection. Keep checking in (and on our sidebar) for exclusive analysis of all the latest releases, including many that most other sites and magazines have not covered!

As we always say, we offer a rich, alternative website for Blu-ray, DVD, book and film coverage that extends to music and television; we are in our seventh year and invite you to search for anything you are interested in. Based in the United States, we search for the bets material anywhere in the world we can find it, so you can find it. At this point, you are likely to find something on just about anything you can think up.....


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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:



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 #31 includes:

  • A tribute to the immortal Pam Grier, the "First Lady" of kick-ass cinema.

  • Revisiting Bandolero! starring Raquel Welch, Dean Martin and James Stewart

  • Exclusive interview with film preservationist Charles Cohen of the remarkable Cohen Film Collection.

  • Our "Film in Focus" is a lengthy article dedicated to that great 1970's film noir flick Farewell My Lovely with Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe - with exclusive insights from director Dick Richards.

  • Celebrating the life and career of director Ted Post (Hang 'Em High, The Harrad Experiment, Magnum Force, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)

  • "James Bond's Portugal" - some of the key locations then and now.

  • Reliving the wonders of the giant film format VistaVision

  • The New Avengers, the 1970s sequel series to the classic 1960s spy TV hit The Avengers, at Pinewood Studios with Patrick Macnee, Joanna Lumley, the late Gareth Hunt and creator, the late Brian Clemens

  • Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as gay lovers in the forgotten gem Staircase

  • Bite The Bullet, Hammer star Olinka Berova, Mark Of The Devil, Raymond Benson's Ten Best Films of 1950, Joe Namath as The Last Rebel, the "Gamma 1" sci-fi cult movies

  • Plus the latest DVD, CD and film book reviews.

Contact the producers of this amazing publication and get any issue (still in print, that is, as they sell out quickly) to see for yourself. By the way, back issues are running out as the magazine expands and does so worldwide.

They also have an amazing one-shot limited edition issue on Dr. No, 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 likely have information and observations you will get nowhere else.

Now for some other sites worth checking out...

High Def Disc News is an Ultra HD and Blu-ray-only website with reviews and more run by Justin Sluss and loaded with a large number of reviews and a long stream of news items. They are one of the best and most uncompromising independent sources. See more at http://www.highdefdiscnews.com/

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:


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:


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:


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.

www.cinegeek.com is run by Stephen Lackey and has its own love of anything Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy or Cult. The web needs more alternative sites like this, so be sure to visit them.

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