Josef Krebs

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 25, 2013 0 comments

Help!

The title song, Help!, kicks in beautifully - thrillingly - with snaredrums somewhere in the room up left, vocals in center, lead guitar in the surrounds - glorious. Whenever the film launches into one of its seven classic numbers (only seven?) in 5.1 channels the band leaps into the room filling the soundstage and bringing everything to life.

Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments

Stealth (Sony; Movie •••, Blu-ray Picture/Sound •••½, Extras: None). The opening aerial assault is also an audio assault: I was so overwhelmed by the dramatic orchestral score, rocket whooshings, and booming explosions all around me that I wasn't even aware of the high-def visuals.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 05, 2007 0 comments

Black Hawk Down (Sony). Finally, it all comes together on one high-def disc: incredibly detailed 1080p images and stunningly clear, uncompressed PCM 5.1-channel surround sound. A sea of fine lines in Sam Shepard's face adds authenticity to his portrayal of the commander of the mission, and his skin tones look utterly natural.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 07, 2009 0 comments
Miramax
Movie •••• Picture •••½ Sound •••• Extras •••½
I recently rewatched the Joel and Ethan
Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Warner Blu-ray Disc
Movie ••• Picture •••• Sound ••••½ Extras •••

If he isn't fighting hordes of hu

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Josef Krebs Posted: Nov 01, 2012 0 comments

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

The 15 films from 1942-1976 gathered here - Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Trouble with Harry (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), The Birds (

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 05, 2009 0 comments
Criterion's 1999 DVD edition of The Seventh Seal is a favorite partly because of its wonderfully substantial extras. Now the company has upped the ante by releasing Ingmar Bergman's 1957 black-and-white classic on a stunning Blu-ray Disc and adding to those extras, all now in high-def.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 12, 2013 0 comments

Skyfall

Bond is back - or is he? With 007 shot and plunging down to disappear into a waterfall like Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem, MI6 blown to hell both physically and digitally, and M being forced into retirement . . . could this be the end?

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 24, 2010 0 comments
Early in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there's a big special-effects scene that finds some Death Eaters causing havoc in London. Does this sixth movie in the series fully open up the story to the world of Muggles? No: We are swiftly returned to Hogwarts School.

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