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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: May 21, 2007 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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Jean-Pierre Melville&#
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Rad Bennett Posted: May 21, 2007 0 comments

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Tom Norton Posted: May 20, 2007 Published: May 21, 2007 8 comments

Stop the presses. There's a new set of reference high definition discs in town, discs that in technical quality alone very nearly blow anything you've seen so far out of the water. It's the <I>Complete Matrix Trilogy</I>, available this Tuesday (May 22) only in a boxed set of three HD DVDs.

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: May 18, 2007 0 comments
Video: 2
Audio: 2
Extras: 4
What’s amazing about watching this movie now is how trite it seems. From the car chase through San Francisco to Steve McQueen’s effortlessly cool lead as an insubordinate cop, it has all been done countless times. But what many people have forgotten is that this was the first time any of that had been done in any real way. The plot is almost inconsequential. This movie is about watching McQueen be the badass that he was—and one of the greatest car chases ever put on film.
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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: May 18, 2007 0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 4
Extras: 3
The Broken Lizard boys’ last jaunt was the semiamusing Club Dread. It yielded some laughs and the worst-looking DVD I have seen in years. So, the idea of their next movie being available on HD DVD is amusing in itself. The movie follows a group of college buddies as they train and compete in the underground German drinking contest, which goes by the same name as the title. If you haven’t found their previous movies funny, this one won’t convince you. If you’re looking for a funny, stupid movie, this one is it.
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John Higgins Posted: May 18, 2007 0 comments
Video: 3
Audio: 3
Extras: 1
Before American Beauty and X-Men, there was Kevin Spacey in Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects. Easily one of the most engaging crime thrillers of modern film, The Usual Suspects brings you through a dope deal gone wrong, and what led to it, through the eyes of Roger “Verbal” Kint (Spacey). To go into further detail would be to ruin a fun ride with one of the most notorious reveals in cinema.
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John Higgins Posted: May 18, 2007 0 comments
Video: 3
Audio: 4
Extras: 5
Since back in 1989, when the first Alien Vs. Predator comic was released, sci-fi and horror fans have been asking the same question. Who would win between the Alien and the Predator? The question was addressed for the following 15 years in comics and video games. Finally, in 2004, the movie AVP: Alien Vs. Predator promised to give us all the answers we were craving. The two species fight it out in an ancient pyramid in Antarctica, and any of us foolish humans that get in the way may never make it back to a temperate climate.
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Adrienne Maxwell Posted: May 18, 2007 0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 5
Extras: 1
The biblical Babel is the place where God, frustrated yet again by man’s hubris and sin, chooses to scatter a united people and confuse their tongues so that they can no longer understand one another. It marks our division. Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu’s Babel serves to remind us of our commonality; despite those differences of language, culture, and geography, we are inherently united in our humanity—in the love, fear, jealousy, loneliness, and hope that drive us. The story begins when two Moroccans accidentally shoot an American tourist and set off a series of events that will reach as far as Mexico and Japan.
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Mike Mettler Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
Paramount
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Twin Peaks fans have been waiting (im)patiently for this, the
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Brandon Grafius Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
Universal
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For Buddy "Aces" Isr
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Ken Korman Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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The classic film-noir era of the 1
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Brandon Grafius Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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Beasties, wise mentors, and plucky peasants pop
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Marc Horowitz Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
Miramax
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The Queen has many pleasures - not the least
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Marc Horowitz Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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Ably assisted by Judi Dench and the wondrous
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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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