Kind Of Man (1946/Warner
Archive DVD)/Out Of Time
(2003/*all MGM/**both MVD Blu-ray)/Succession:
The Complete First Season
B/B+/C/B/B+ Sound: B+/B+/C/B+/B+ Extras: C/B/D/B/B Main
Kind Of Man
is now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive
series and can be ordered from the link below.
next are amusing tales of crime, all of which have their humor in
different degrees, but any laughs in our first title is unintentional
Stone jumps back into her most seductive character, Catherine
Tramell, for the second installment and only sequel to Basic
Instinct, Basic Instinct 2 (2006). This time not
directed by the infamous Paul Verhoeven, this sultry sequel pits
Stone against Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey who was The Governor
in The Walking Dead). This new edition includes two cuts of
the film the original theatrical cut and the extended version that's
two minutes longer.
Tramell is a successful novelist, but also a cold blooded killer.
When Scotland Yard sends a psychiatrist named Dr. Michael Glass to
evaluate her, he falls into her web of seduction and lies as he plays
Tramell's games. Is there a way to escape this queen bee before its
victim can escape?
film also stars Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis, Stan Collymore,
and David Thewlis. The film is directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Rob
Roy, The Jackal).
in 1080p high definition with its original 1.85:1 widescreen aspect
ratio and a variety of different audio specs: English PCM 5.1 (For
the Theatrical Cut Only) and English/French DTS-Hd MA (Master Audio)
lossless 5.1 Stereo mixes for the Extended Cut. The film looks
surprisingly good here, so if you're a fan, it's a definite upgrade
from the previous 2006 release.
The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2" Featurette
Commentary by Director Michael Canton-Jones (Theatrical Version)
Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
back on the film, it's a bit silly and not as good as the original.
Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey series may want to take a
peak as it may be more up their alley. For more on the original
film, try this link...
Hackman, John Travolta, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito star in the
beloved comedy Get Shorty
(1995). While the film has been released on Blu-ray a few
times, this new collector's edition from Shout! Select has been
remastered from a new 4K transfer and loaded with extra features.
This was during Travolta's golden time in the '90s right after Pulp
Fiction and it shows as this is one of his better performances.
Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and now a hit TV series (see link
below), the film also has sharp direction by Barry Sonnenfeld, who
would later go on to direct the Men in Black trilogy.
contemporary classic film also features Bette Midler, Dennis Farina,
Delroy Lindo, and James Gandolfini.
stars as a mobster who travels to Hollywood for business and finds
out that he fits in pretty well there as a wise cracking fast talking
business man. Not afraid to threaten or use violence if needed,
Travolta ends up helping out Hackman (whose a struggling film
director) and builds a romance with an actress (Russo), while trying
to make his own film.
film has been remastered from a 4K source and is presented in 1080p
high definition on Blu-ray with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and
an English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix. Both of which
push the limits of the Blu-ray format.
with Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Shorty - Look at Me
Shortly - Wise Guys and Dolls
to Screen Featurette
Graveyard Scene and Featurette
more, you can read about its belated, unnecessary sequel, Be
the new TV version of the film here...
Kind Of Man
(1946) shows Warner Bros. in great form at they try to take genre
films they were making well and make them better. Instead of a
programmer that runs around an hour, there is a little more money,
effort, ambition and fun in this noirish gangster tale (with more
humor than expected, albeit a bit dark at times) two men (Dane Clark
and Zachary Scott) who both have the interest of a very desirable
lounge singer (Janis Paige) who could break out as a major star at
any time. However, Steve Maddux (Scott) is interested in criminal
activity and making as much money as possible, no matter how dirty.
even willing to leave town for bigger bucks, so he partners with a
phony backstabbing two-face named Marino (George Tobias, late known
for his recurring role on Bewitched)
who seems like a workable choice until things start to go even a bit
wrong, but Maddux has more important issues. From there, it gets
more interesting and though this is not a classic, it has some
moments that really hold up 72+ years later and put many current
films in the genre to shame. As it is Warner, we get a few complete
music numbers, but this is no backstage musical or a backstabbing
one. It is just a solid drama with a little more to offer and worth
going out of your way for.
a solid music score by the great Franz Waxman, it is directed by
Frederick De Cordova, later known for helming almost all episodes of
in the Johnny Carson era, but De Cordova was usually known for comedy
long before his TV days. Here, he proves he knew his way around
genres better than he is often given credit for. Fay Emerson, Harry
Lewis, future TV mega-producer Sheldon Leonard and an uncredited John
Dehner make up the solid supporting cast. As a studio, Warner was in
full swing when they made this one.
1.33 X 1 black & white image transfer is an older one that shows
the age of the materials used, but the print is in good shape and
this is really a good-looking film. The
lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is also a generation down from the
original theatrical optical monophonic sound, but the clever dialogue
and interesting music are audible enough. Unfortunately, there are
no extras, but Warner Archive should consider a Blu-ray edition down
of Denzel Washington's more discussed thrillers, Out of Time
(2003), joins the ranks of other great films in the new MVD Marquee
Collection. Featuring a new HD transfer and plenty of extras, this
is a must for Denzel fans up for an action packed classic.
what at first ends up a sexy highlight to his night shift one night,
Chief of Police Matt Whitlock (Washington) gets framed for a crime
that he didn't commit in a small Florida town. Pitted against his
fellow police staff, and accused of threats involving money and
drugs, Whitlock is on a fight for his life to prove his innocence
even though everything points back to him!
film also stars Eva Mendez, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain, and John
feature is presented in 1080p high definition with a 2.40:1
widescreen aspect ratio and a nice sounding English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) lossless mix. The film was released on Blu-ray years
ago and this edition has a transfer that's just a little bit sharper
than that release.
Commentary by Director Carl Franklin
of Time Crime Scene" Featurette
Tests: Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain
a Original Theatrical Trailer.
conclude with a new TV series. Succession (2018) is an
interesting new HBO drama that stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy the head
of the Roy Family, who happen to own a huge entertainment media
conglomerate. Now that Logan is getting older and bit more senile,
his extended and immediate family begin to sneak in, and attempt to
solidify their own places within the corporate empire before he dies
in The Complete First Season
also stars Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun,
Sarah Snook, and Matthew Macfadyen to name a few. The show is
created by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop) and executive
produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (who has directed several of
episodes make up season one and include Celebration, S.. Show at
the F.. Factory, Lifeboats, Sad Sack Wasp Trap, I Went to Market,
Which Side Are You On?, Austerlitz, Prague, Pre-Nuptial, and Nobody
is Ever Missing.
is presented in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect
ratio and a nice sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix,
both of which are of a high standard for Blu-ray. The show is nicely
shot and has a nicely saturated and realistic look to it. Digital
copy is also included.
of a Scene" takes audiences behind the scenes of the
series' heart-stopping season finale, covering the wedding in Wales,
along with intimate interviews and insights from the cast and crew.
download copies will also include character features introducing the
many players in the Roy family, including Logan, Kendall, Siobhan,
Connor and Roman.
is an interesting examination behind the scenes of a family so rich
with power and money. I'm interested in see where it goes from here.
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