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Greed (2019/Sony Blu-ray)/Silicon Valley: The Complete Sixth & Final Season (2019/DVD*)/Tin Cup (1996/Blu-ray/*both Warner Archive)

Picture: B+/B-/B+ Sound: B+/B-/B Extras: C/D/C- Main Programs: C-/B/B

PLEASE NOTE: The Silicon Valley DVD and Tin Cup Blu-ray are now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.

Now for a new mix of comedy releases...

UK-based comedian Steve Coogan stars in Greed (2019), which is a mediocre comedy/drama about a selfish British billionaire (played by Coogan), whose made his riches in the fashion world despite his at times questionable lifestyle. As a biographer attempts to write about him, he finds himself in the center of madness in this expensive world fueled by greed.

The film also stars Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, David Mitchell, and Shirley Henderson.

Greed is presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and a nice sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix. The film has nice photography in Greece and nice detail on the characters that push the Blu-ray further. The film has a great soundtrack too with plenty of recognizable newer tracks including Beck and others.

Special Features include:

Deleted Scene

and a Behind the Scenes Vignette

If nothing else, Greed shows that even if you are rich that you can still be a terrible person. This is illustrated not only by the main character, but much of the supporting cast as well. Some moments are pretty funny and over the top, while others will make you hate many of the characters onscreen. All in all, I found Greed to be a mixed bag.

From Mike Judge, the man who brought us Beavis and Butt-head, comes the sixth and final season of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley (2014 - 2019). The show is intelligently written and doesn't seem to be a far cry from what it actually would be like working in Silicon Valley, thus bringing us to Silicon Valley: The Complete Sixth & Final Season (2019).

The series stars Thomas Middleitch, Amanda Crew, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, and Jimmy O. Yang to name a few. The show (of course) takes place in the competitive world of Silicon Valley, where an ambitious company named Pied Piper struggles to survive. The bumbling crew of super nerds that work there are constantly trying to maintain quota while facing their competitor YaoNet.

Season Six has seven episodes contained on one DVD that make up the final season which includes Artificial Lack of Intelligence, Blood Money, Hooli Smokes, Maximizing Alphaness, Tethics, RussFest, and Exit Event.

Silicon Valley is presented in anamorphically enhanced, standard definition on DVD with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy 5.1 English Dolby Digital mix. Compression issues are evident with the quality here being comparable likely to streaming the show. While it would have been nice to have the show on the Blu-ray format for home video, it appears that HBO hasn't issues this or the fifth season on HD yet, but DVD only. You can get the first four seasons on Blu-ray, however, some of which are reviewed elsewhere on this site.

No extras.

This is fine and noble end for Silicon Valley, which for a comedy had a longer shelf life than most.

Finally, Kevin Costner and Rene Russo star in Tin Cup (1996), which has finally landed on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. There aren't many movies based on golf it seems, but this one definitely captures the spirit that one could have for the sport. This was the time when Costner's career was on a high note and his chemistry onscreen with Rene Russo here is on point in fun and easy to watch film, even if you don't like or know much about the sport.

Tin Cup also stars Cheech Marin, Joe Costner, Dennis Burkley, Gary McCord, and Don Johnson. The film is directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Cobb, White Men Can't Jump).

Roy McAvoy (Costner) was once known as 'Tin Cup' for his love and talent for golf. However, his bad attitude always seemed to get in the way, and cost him a promising career. Running his own business as a golf instructor in Texas, he falls for his newest student Dr. Molly Griswolf (Russo), who happens to be dating his arch rival David (Don Johnson). As David competes for the PGA, Roy decides to give it a shot too with hopes of winning Molly's heart as well as the championship.

The film is presented in 1080p high definition on Blu-ray disc with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and a fine sounding track in English DTS HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1, but it can show its age in some subtly strained playback, so this was not recorded in a way emphasizing the best sonics all the time, but is fine otherwise. The HD video master doesn't look bad as the film is nicely shot and has aged pretty well. The soundtrack is an interesting mix of laid back music including some Jimmy Buffet, Chris Isaak, a majority of Country Pop and the like. All in all the presentation is up to standards for Blu-ray.

The only extra is a Trailer.

To order the Warner Archive Silicon Valley DVD or Tin Cup Blu-ray, go to this link for them and many more great web-exclusive releases at:


- James Lockhart



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