Sunday, 7 June 2015

Looks Good: BLU RAY Keepers and Sleepers - 100 Films You Probably Don't Own But Should - Volume 1 - A to G... by MARK BARRY (100 Indepth Reviews About Great Films and Their Exceptional BLU RAY Reissues)




"Cinema Paradiso"

Making movies suggestions is a precarious business - one man's Hilton Hotel is another man's Doghouse Dive. And looking at the 100 choices listed below - a body could easily holler - where's Blade Runner or Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or Gladiator (and other obvious stuff like that). But I figure any true film buff will already own these. 

Volume 1 in this series mixes familiar with off-the-beaten track and covers the letters A to G (with 2 more clusters of 100 to follow). All time frames are touched upon (1930 to 2013) - with quality restorations you may have missed highlighted too. I hope to have provided you with enough information to tempt - but not enough to spoil it. And I also make no bones about preferring a movie that lifts the spirits up - even if you have to get a bit bloodied en route. 

Living in London - each four/five star review is based on the Region B BLU RAY release – and if the film is only available elsewhere – I’ve incorporated American and European versions where their Region Coding will allow play on our UK machines. US customers reading this book simply refer to/buy the Region-A releases of the same titles. Technical info also includes – Aspect Ratio, Audio Settings, Languages, Subtitles and Extras etc. 

Hope you enjoy it…

INDEX:

1.    21 Grams ****
2.    360 *****
3.    (500) Days Of Summer *****
4.    About Time ****
5.    Across The Universe *****
6.    The Adjustment Bureau ****
7.    Adventureland ****
8.    The Adventures Of Robin Hood [1938] *****
9.    The African Queen *****
10. The Air I Breathe ****
11. All About Eve *****
12. All Quiet On The Western Front *****
13. Almost Famous - Extended ****
14. Amelie *****
15. American Violet *****
16. Angel-A ****
17. Anonymous ****
18. Anuvahood ****
19. The Apartment *****
20. As Good As It Gets *****
21. Babel *****
22. Babette’s Feast *****
23. Barney’s Version *****
24. Beautiful Girls *****
25. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead ****
26. The Big Picture ****
27. The Birdcage *****
28. Blackthorn ****
29. Blazing Saddles *****
30. The Blind Side *****
31. Blow *****
32. The Blues Brothers *****
33. Brassed Off *****
34. The Bridges Of Madison County *****
35. Brief Encounter *****
36. Bright Star *****
37. Bubba Ho-Tep *****
38. The Bucket List *****
39. Cadillac Records *****
40. Captain Phillips *****
41. Caramel *****
42. Centurion ****
43. Charlie Wilson’s War ****
44. Chocolat *****
45. The Cider House Rules ****
46. Cinema Paradiso [25th Anniversary Edition] *****
47. City Of Angels ****
48. Cloud Atlas ****
49. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs *****
50. The Company Men ****
51. Cool Hand Luke *****
52. Copland [15th Anniversary Edition] *****
53. Corman’s World *****
54. Crash *****
55. Crazy Heart *****
56. A Dangerous Method ****
57. Dante’s Peak ****
58. Dead Fish ****
59. Dean Spanley ****
60. Deception ****
61. Deep Blue Sea ****
62. Definitely, Maybe ****
63. Deja Vu ****
64. Delicacy *****
65. Die Hard 4.0 ****
66. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels *****
67. Duets ****
68. Easy A ****
69. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind *****
70. The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec ****
71. Fargo [2014 Remaster] *****
72. Fast & Furious 5 and 6 *****
73. The Fighter *****
74. Filth *****
75. Fly Away Home *****
76. Flypaper ****
77. Four Lions *****
78. Fracture ****
79. Frankie Go Boom *****
80. Frequency ****
81. Frida *****
82. The Front Page (Extrablatt on GERMAN BLU RAY) ****
83. Frost/Nixon *****
84. The Full Monty *****
85. Garden State ****
86. Get Shorty ****
87. The Ghost ****
88. The Giant Mechanical Man [aka “Love In Detroit”] *****
89. Girl Most Likely ****
90. Glory (Mastered In 4K) *****
91. Going The Distance ****
92. Goldfinger *****
93. Gone Baby Gone ****
94. Good Vibrations ****
95. Good Will Hunting [15th Anniversary Edition] *****
96. Gran Torino *****
97. The Grey ****
98. Grosse Pointe Blank *****
99. Groundhog Day *****
100. The Guard ****











MARK BARRY (June 2015)

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