Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4K
(2000/Steelbook/4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray/*both Sony)/Etruscan
(1955/Warner Archive Blu-ray)/Raining
In The Mountain
(1979/Blu-ray/**both Film Movement)
Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: B+/B+/B+/B-/B-/B/B+ Sound:
B/A/B+/B-/B-/B-/C+ Extras: B/B/C-/A/C-/C/A Films:
Blu-ray is now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner
Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.
next group of releases are dramas with a little bit unusual or
different about them....
(Geraldine Viswanathan) just broke up with her boyfriend when she
found out he was cheating on her and she just so happens to run into
Nick (Dacre Montgomery), who is trying to build a hotel and she is
suddenly inspired to make an art gallery for the broken hearted. The
Broken Hearts Gallery
(2020), a place where people can leave their baggage and story
behind. What started out as an Instagram idea, word soon spreads and
proves she isn't the only one, but everyone has a story or two about
heartache and romance.
discovering her boyfriend was cheating on her, Lucy got drunk and
fired from her job and was left crying in the streets of New York.
Until she got a lift home from Nick (whom she thought was a Lyft
driver at first) while drunk. Nick befriends (unwillingly) Lucy and
she learns that he is trying to create his own hotel and she decides
to help him and decorate it into an art gallery. There
people/romantic hoarders can leave behind their memorabilia of their
ex. As they struggle to build, find art, and funding a romance
blossoms between Lucy and Nick and she learns being broken hearted is
part of life and what makes her herself as well as help her find true
film was a romance, slightly funny movie about love and the things we
do (and keep) from our relationships. The main character was
struggling artist looking for the next art nouveau, turning people's
broken relationship/emotional baggage into art (proving once again,
one person's junk is another person's art).
1080p 2.00 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer reflects a
solid digital shoot that is consistent and smooth, while the
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is well recorded and clear
throughout this dialogue-based work. Extras
include gag reel, behind the scenes and trailers.
Ang Lee's Crouching
Tiger Hidden Dragon
(2000) remains an important film to this day and it's hard to believe
it is as old as it is now. A mix of fantasy and adventure, this
Oscar darling was praised at its time for good reason. Incredible
fight choreography, fantastic production design, and of course an
amazing cast, this film beautifully captures the 19th century Chinese
period and is top notch filmmaking from a Director with a complex
resume of films that are hit and miss. Crouching
Tiger Hidden Dragon 4K
is definitely one of Ang Lee's hits and looks even better now that
it's on 4K UHD in this collectible steel book edition from Sony that
fans will definitely want to grab.
film stars Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi.
a story of romance, the film centers around the Green Destiny Sword -
an eloquent and sacred weapon. When the sword gets in the wrong
hands of a young and agile female warrior (Zhang Ziyi), it's up to a
pair of legendary warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) to face
her. The warrior is not who or what she seems, however, and has her
own complex past riddled with love.
Tiger Hidden Dragon
is presented in an HEVC / H.265 codec in 2160p Ultra High Definition
with HDR10 (High Dynamic Range), a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1,
and audio tracks in lossless Mandarin Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD
7.1 (with English subtitles) as well as an English-dubbed track in
lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1. The film has an incredible
score as well with cello solos by Yo Yo Ma that come across nicely.
The swooshes and whooshes of the action scenes are on point and
overall a noticeable bump in quality from the Blu-ray to the 4K UHD.
Features (as they were on the regular 4K version):
Deleted Scenes: presented in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range
Retrospective Interviews: Director Ang Lee, producer James Schamus
and editor Tim Squyres discuss the making of the groundbreaking film
to the Film and the Deleted Scenes by Director Ang Lee
Love Before Time" Music Video: in English and Mandarin
Making of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
with Ang Lee and James Schamus
with Cinematographer Peter Pau
Conversation with Michelle Yeoh
a Theatrical Trailer
if you aren't a huge fan of foreign films, Crouching
Tiger Hidden Dragon
is pretty enjoyable to watch and has incredible action sequences that
can't be ignored. The 4K UHD version here is even better than the
previous Blu-ray release and a worthy upgrade.
Cox stars in the heartwarming feel good drama, The
(2018), the story of a native Scotsman who travels from Scotland to
San Francisco in order to seek medical treatment. Upon arriving and
meeting his son and his family in America, he decides to live life to
the fullest in this last two months of life, and attempt to repair
the wrongs he made before his demise.
film also stars Rosanna Arquette, J.J. Feild, Thora Birch, Tim
Matheson, Peter Coyote, and Treat Williams with direction by Mihal
Brezis and produced by six-time Academy Award-winner Arthur Cohn.
is presented in 1080p on Blu-ray disc with an MPEG-4 AVC (22.98 Mbps)
codec and a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and lossless English
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit) and English: LPCM 2.0
(48kHz, 16-bit). The film is beautifully photographed and translates
fine to disc.
Features: Trailers for other Lightyear releases
and other films of that native, the main attraction to this film is a
charming performance by Brian Cox. The presentation on disc is
perfectly fine for the Blu-ray format and worth checking out.
in the small town of Fatima, Portugal, 3 children, a 10-year-old girl
and her 2 cousins had multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary,
telling them the future and that through prayer and suffering will
only bring an end to WWI. Soon news of the children's visitation
spreads like wild fire drawing religious pilgrims in hopes of a
Marco Pontecorvo's Fatima
Lucia (Stephanie Gil) and her cousins Francisco (Jorge Lamelas) and
Jacinta (Alejandra Howard) one day are visited by the vision of the
Virgin Mary and tells them to visit and pray every month and telling
them of the future. In the beginning the adults, church and even the
government thought it was just a prank, 3 children with too much of
an active imagination. But in a time of war where people need
something to believe in and hope, soon Fatima is overrun with
religious pilgrims. At first no one, not even the children's parents
or priest believed in them, but as the children's visitations
continued what if they weren't lies, only the 3 could see and hear
the Virgin Mary... and what if it was all true?
was a very spiritual and emotional moving film, how 3 children who
prayed and caused a movement that others tried and couldn't stop. It
questions those who believe and those who don't, asking, "What
anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital 5,1
sound mix are as good as they can be for this format, just watchable
enough, though why no Blu-ray? Extras
Bocelli: The Making of "Gratia Plena",
Vision of the Director, Meeting
the Seers of Fatima,
Meeting the Cast, Making of the Miracle, Behind the scenes, Set
Design and Art and Costume Design.
executive producer Alfonso Cuaron (Children
comes an insightful documentary called Hands
(2020) also known as Throwing Bombs in Baghdad - which is the true
story of the Iraqi Olympic boxing team who defied ISIS and made
desperate attempts to qualify for the Olympics despite a country in
turmoil. The film shows their rigorous training, competitions, and
friendship despite the odds against them that is sure to inspire
athletes and non alike.
film is directed by Riccardo Romani and features Waheed Abdulridha
Waheed, Jafaar Abdulredha Ali, Haider Ahmed Sabry, and Saady Tariq
is presented in anamorphically enhanced standard definition on DVD
with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital
5.1 Surround mix in Arabic with English subtitles. The documentary
feature is nicely and very professionally produced and up to par with
festival qualifying titles. Compression issues are evident in the
disc and the norm for the format.
only extras are the Trailer for the film itself and other Film
Ford and Mervin LeRoy's Mister
(1955) is based on the hit Broadway play with Henry Fonda repeating
his stage success as the title character, stuck between a mixed crew
and aa bitter Captain (James Cagney in a thankless role, totally
fired up in it) during a mission to supply other ships, et al. He
also has a friend in Doc (William Powell, in sadly his last movie
role) and is a veteran himself. The interplay between the various
characters is fine and the film is somewhat realistic (no battles
occur on screen, though we hear about other issues abroad) and it may
seem stage-safe) but it is all built up well for the widescreen
Lemmon sometimes steals the show as an opportunistic Ensign who has
all kinds of ideas and other ideas instead of what might benefit all
the WWII best, which won him his first Oscar. I had not seen the
film for a very long time and was not its biggest fan, plus the War
genre tends to be pretentious at times, but I think the film is worth
a good look and the performances even outdo some of the script
points. I cannot say it is a classic to me, but it is a film trying
to say a a few things and it usually succeeds in this well. Philip
Carey and Ward Bond are among the supporting cast.
1080p 2.55 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer can show the
age of the materials used and is yet another great restoration by
Warner of a back catalog title that looks as good as it will likely
ever look. Shot on Eastman Color 35mm negative, lensed in the early,
older, wider CinemaScope format and processed by Warner in their own
WarnerColor process, you get some fine results throughout despite
flaws here and there. In some cases, there is little they could do,
but in most, the restoration is impressive. This extends to the
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix expanding on the 4-track
magnetic soundmaster that seems to have survived well and was used in
the best presentations of the film at the time. Yes, it has some
sonic limits, but it also has traveling dialogue and sound effects
retained here. Well enough.
Original Theatrical Trailer and scene-specific commentary by Jack
Lemmon are the extras.
monastery master abbot is choosing his next successor and invited the
local esquire, general governor and even a reformed criminal to help
with choosing. However, all of them are really after the sacred
scroll within and have plans and trying to manipulate, lie, cheat and
steal the election and sacred scroll. In the end is it most clever
who wins or who is most worthy to get the scroll?
In The Mountain
old abbot monk is passing away, but before he can do so he must
choose his successor and invites various people to help with his
choice ...or is he testing them? Each 'advisor' has their own
candidates (and thieves), each one plans to either manipulate the
selection or steal the scroll within the walls. However, it proves
harder to steal the scroll when the abbot leaves it open for all to
see instead of locked away. But when the elder abbot chooses the
former criminal to be the next head abbot, it surprises both the
governor, the esquire and not to mention pisses off all the monks at
the temple. The former abbot chooses the former criminal because he
was the only one who renounced all worldly materials and he doesn't
care about power or position. After a chase, the new abbot decides to
destroy the scared scroll and remove the cause of their temptations.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer can show the
age of the materials used and is a 2K restoration, so it is not
4K and the 35mm materials used needed much work, but sometimes it
looks great. Just expect some down moments visually. The Mandarin
PCM 2.0 Mono lossless mix on Ariadne
is as good as a production of this age that is somewhat of an orphan
film can be. It shows its age, but has been fixed as much as
of the Spirit,
audio commentary with a critic and booklet.
film is a classic of what Asian movies used to be, teaching Buddhist
values as well as a bit of drama and martial arts. We're lucky it
survived this well.
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