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Josef Krebs Posted: May 05, 2007 0 comments

Open Season (Sony). This Blu-ray Disc's picture, shot digitally in high-def and authored with MPEG-4 compression, is incredibly three-dimensional and realistic. Boog the bear's fur looks like you could reach out and stroke it, and other objects look extremely solid.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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A self-taught independent filmmaker, Agnes

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 11, 2009 0 comments
You might think that a film about two young women who clean up the bodily fluids of dead people could be depressing - and you'd be right.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 27, 2013 0 comments

The Master

Continuing to push the boundaries of traditional narrative and character development, the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights), The Master, tells of Naval veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives back stateside from fighting in the Pacific front in World War II troubled, un

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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 29, 2011 0 comments

The first extra I jumped to after experiencing the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal brainspill Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream was the author’s commentary.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 18, 2013 0 comments

Lifeforce

With a great sci-fi/horror pedigree - directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem's Lot, Poltergeist), screenplay co-written by Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Total Recall, and Dark Star) and Don Jakoby from the 1976 novel The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson, special effects supervised by Oscar-winner John Dy

Josef Krebs Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

First skirmish in the Blu-ray Conflict: martial arts vs. illegal arms. (As with the HD DVD roundup in our previous issue, this is a fair fight, so all ratings are relative to other high-definition discs, not to standard-definition DVDs. All discs were screened using an unmodified Samsung BD-P1000 player.)

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