2 (2018/Sony Blu-ray
(1992/MVD Blu-ray w/DVD)/The
Predator 4K (2018/Fox 4K
Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/The
True Story Of Jesse James
(1957/Fox/Twilight Time Limited Edition Blu-ray)/Willie
Ultra HD Picture: A Picture: B+ & B-/B & B-/B+/B/B+
Sound: B+ & B-/B & B-/A/B+/B+ Extras: B/B/B/C+/B
True Story Of Jesse James
Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Twilight Time, is
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genre films usually teeter on exploitation and try to put a twist on
what has come before...
start with a sequel to a feature film remake of a 1980s TV series
inspired by a 1960s British TV classic. Denzel
Washington gets down and dirty in The
(2018), Director Antoine Fuqua's follow-up to his 2014 original,
which was loosely based on a 1980s TV series of the same name. It
doesn't take a lot of brain power to watch The
films, or the Taken
trilogy for that matter, but it's a sure-fire way of seeing some
flashy and stylized action sequences where old guys beat up on the
young hoodlums and other bad guys.
film also stars Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal, and Chloe
McCall (Washington) may look like an older man on the outside, but
inside he's not the type of man you want to mess with. A vigilante
of sorts, McCall has no problem taking out the bad guys, be it
rescuing an abducted child, or helping a rape victim. When one of
his closest friends is taken out, McCall breaks out his own unique
style of justice to avenge her, no matter what it takes!
is presented in 1080p high definition with a 2.40:1 widescreen aspect
ratio and a great sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 lossless
mix, both of which capture the film nicely for the format. Also
included is an anamorphically
standard definition DVD of the film with an anamorphic widescreen
presentation and a lossy 5.1 Dolby Digital mix. A digital copy is
also included. The film is stylized as are all Fuqua films, and has
a nice contrast to the shots and often vibrant colors throughout,
possibly better ion the 4K version of this film also issued.
with Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua
Deleted & Extended Scenes
as McCall: Round Two"
Equalizer 2 Pop Up Trivia Track
Till Death: Action Breakdown"
Antoine's Lens: The Cast"
you're a Denzel Washington fan then you're likely to enjoy The
It's two hours of virtually non-stop action, and has a few very cool
moments. Honestly, though, I think Liam Neeson and Denzel need to
face off against one another... now, that would be a movie!
(1992) is a sci-fi/action flick that seems to be riding the success
of the Terminator
films with the human-cyborg premise, but doesn't have anything close
to that franchise's fair. Think of it as if Ghost
in the Shell
was made before Jurassic
breakthrough in digital effects, and you kind get a sense of where
we're at. That's not to say that some of the production design and
ideas within the film aren't terrible, but not as appetizing as the
aforementioned cult classics. Starring Olivier Gruner, Nemesis
ultimately feels like a film you would see on VHS in a discount bin,
and isn't even as good as the dreaded Johnny
also stars Marjorie Monaghan, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa,
Merle Kennedy, Yuji Okumoto, Brion James (Blade
Thomas Jane (The
Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen),
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Planet
of the Apes),
Thom Mathews (The
Return of the Living Dead),
Yuji Okumoto (Inception)
and Deborah Shelton (Body
in L.A. 2027, a cyborg humanoid cop named Alex (Gruner) has seen
better days, and has to contain his former partner and lover Jared
(Monaghan), whose accused of smuggling data to information terrorists
plotting to kill government officials. Systems cowboys, bio enhanced
gangsters, agents and cyborg outlaws cross pass with Alex all the
film is presented in 1080p on Blu-ray disc with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 1.85 X 1 and a nice sounding track in lossy Dolby Digital
5.1 and lesser Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks in English, Spanish, and
French depending on your personal taste. While it's not as
impressive as Ultra HD, the film looks and sounds fine and doesn't
have any glaring issues on Blu-ray that hinder the presentation. An
enhanced DVD with the same soundtrack mixes and poorer picture are
Cut of the film (SD, 1.33:1) with optional commentary by Albert Pyun
Extended Cut (SD, 1.33:1) (w/Japanese subtitles burnt-in)
2018 Interview with Eric Karson (HD)
2018 Interview with Olivier Gruner (HD)
by Albert Pyun (SD, 2:19)
by Olivier Gruner (SD, 3:13)
by Albert Pyun (SD, 0:48)
Making Of featurettes (SD, 5:58, 7:13)
with Olivier Gruner (SD, 2:18)
Of - Stunts & Effects'
Of - Visual Effects'
featurette (SD, 7:26)
and TV Spots (SD)
you are a fan of the film then this is a fine release with plenty of
Winston's Predator is one of the most iconic movie monsters of all
time, and yet for some reason (much like Michael Myers) filmmakers
have a struggle with making sequels and get too hung up paying homage
to the original.
(2018) is better than the failed Alien
films, and may even stand up to Predator
some moments, but overall The
is a big step backwards after the cinematic progress made in Robert
Rodriguez's previous incarnation Predators
Shane Black (yes, the man behind the lambasted Iron
and who was also an actor in the original Predator
film) steps behind the camera and writing desk this time, with a
solid overall cast including Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia
Munn (who isn't bad at all here), Alfie Allen, Keegan Michael Key,
Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Jake Busey, Thomas Jane, and Trevante
predator ship crash lands on Earth again, and it's not long until
Government officials seize some of its weapons and tech. When a
solider sees a predator in person, he's thrown into a rag-tag group
of criminal misfits, all of whom get crossed in the middle of the
path between the new Super Predator (which has been crossbred with a
new species) and the traditional Predator as they battle over Earth
and kill humans in the process.
film is presented in 2160p HEVC/H.265, HDR (10; Ultra HD
Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition image on the 4K Ultra HD disc
with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and great sounding audio
mixes in DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) and Dolby Atmos
11.1 lossless sound. The image is clean and quite clear which works
against some of the film's weaker VFX shots (including the Super
Predator - which looks way too digital). Still, it's a superior way
to become immersed in the film. The score is great and brings back
Alan Silvestri's original Predator theme, and the overall sound mix
is on point.
included is a 1080p Blu-ray version of the film with the same
widescreen and audio specs, though some compression issues evident
when placing it side by side to the 4K Ultra HD. Also included is a
standard digital copy.
Touch of Black
isn't necessarily the worst entry in the franchise, but feels like it
could have been a whole lot better. As a fan of the franchise since
the beginning, I can say that I am thankful to at least get a new
Predator movie. As comic books and novelizations have proven over
the years, there's still plenty of potential with the character and
more stories to be told.
the rest of the previous films in the series in 4K, try this link...
Wagner stars in the classic western The
True Story of Jesse James
(1957) which is directed by Nicholas Ray (Rebel
Without A Cause).
Based loosely on the last 18 or so years of the infamous outlaw's
life. The film focuses on his run-ins with Quantrill's raiders,
Jesse's relationship with his brother and their hare brained heists
together, his romance with Zee, failed bank robbery in Northfield,
Minn. and his untimely death at the hands of Robert Ford as more of a
character study than a formula film.
film also stars Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead, Alan
Hale Jr., John Carradine, and Frank Gorshin.
in 1080p high definition with a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a
new DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo mixes from
the original 4-track magnetic soundmaster, the film looks and sounds
better than ever before. Originally shot in CinemaScope by Joseph
there's a lot of detail in this print and it has clearly been cleaned
Music Track with a score by Leigh Harline in lossless DTS-MA
a Collectible Insert Booklet with linear notes by Julie Kirgo
you're a classic western fan, then this is a film that you don't want
to slip under your radar. Of course, there have been many films
based on Jesse James over the years, and this one I would consider
one more of a tame 'classic Hollywood' version.
one of the highest rated and celebrated Blaxploitation films of all
(1974) finally gets a beautiful HD presentation thanks to Arrow.
Directed by Gilbert Moses, the film stars Roscoe Orman as Willie D -
whose the flashiest and baddest pimp in all of New York City! The
film centers around his many hookers and their confrontations with
the law. While Wille D keeps doing what he does best, a pair of
detectives are determined to bust him.
film also stars Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, Roger
Robinson, and George Murdock to name a few.
in 1080p high definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and
original 1.0 mono audio uncompressed track has the film looking and
sounding brand new. Transferred from the original film elements from
MGM's AIP holdings, the picture is clean and detailed. To my
knowledge, this is the films first major release on Blu-ray. The
costumes and production design is bright and vibrant to the greens of
Willie's jacket to the lavish and very '70s style to all of the
My Baad Asss,
a guide to blaxploitation hosted by actor and musician Ice-T, and
featuring interviews with Richard Roundtree, Melvin van Peebles,
Isaac Hayes and others
sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet containing
new writing on the film by Cullen Gallagher
you like Blaxploitation, then you'll get a charge out of Willie
True Story Of Jesse James
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