Home Media Comparison: ‘A Bridge Too Far’ DVD vs. Blu-ray

A Bridge Too Far on Home Media When producer Joseph E. Levine’s $25 million adaptation of Cornelius Ryan’s non-fiction book A Bridge Too Far landed in theaters on June 15, 1977, home media as we know it today was in its infancy. Videocassette recorders existed, of course, but they were still mostly used by theContinue reading “Home Media Comparison: ‘A Bridge Too Far’ DVD vs. Blu-ray”

Thoughts & Musings: June 25, 2020

Thunderin’ Thursday Hi, there! Thank you for stopping by! As I write this, it’s mid-afternoon here in my corner of Florida on a hot, muggy, and stormy Thursday. Right now – this won’t go live till after 5 PM my time – the temperature outside is 96˚ F; with 51% humidity, almost calm winds ofContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings: June 25, 2020”

Thoughts & Musings for Mid-Week: June 24, 2020

Musings for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Well, it’s midafternoon here in my tranquil corner of Florida on this, the 24th day of June 2020. It is hot and sunny outside, with temperatures in the neighborhood of 95˚ F  but with a heat index of 100˚ or more. Now, I know what you’re going to say:Continue reading “Thoughts & Musings for Mid-Week: June 24, 2020”

4K UHD/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jaws’ (45th Anniversary Limited Edition)

The Film That Made People Afraid of the Water Turns 45 Jaws (1975) Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. Based on the novel by Peter Benchley Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton On June 2, 2020, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment unleashed Jaws – 45th Anniversary Limited Edition, aContinue reading “4K UHD/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jaws’ (45th Anniversary Limited Edition)”

4K UHD/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Superman: The Movie’ (1978 Theatrical Release Version)

“You’ll Believe a Man Can Fly” Superman (AKA Superman: The Movie) (1978 Theatrical Version) Directed by: Richard Donner Written by: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Tom Mankiewicz (uncredited) Based on: Superman character created for DC Comics by Jerry Siegel and Joel Schuster Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, GlennContinue reading “4K UHD/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Superman: The Movie’ (1978 Theatrical Release Version)”

Movie Review: ‘The Longest Day’

The Longest Day  (1962) (Also known as Darryl F. Zanuck’s The Longest Day) Directed by: Andrew Marton (American Exterior Episodes), Ken Annakin (British Exterior Episodes), Bernhard Wicki (German Episodes), Darryl F. Zanuck (Uncredited) Written by: Cornelius Ryan, based on his book; Additional Episodes Written by James Jones, Romain Gary, David Pursall, and Jack Seddon Starring:Continue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Longest Day’”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ (UK Import)

From a young Anakin Skywalker’s descent into the dark side to the rise of the Resistance and their struggle to restore peace in the galaxy, the story that electrified a generation comes to a striking conclusion. The saga will end. The story lives forever. – Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga publicity insert. On Monday, April 20, BuenaContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ (UK Import)”

Odds & Ends: My ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray collection has a new addition

My Star Wars Blu-ray collection just got a little larger yesterday. Yesterday afternoon, FedEx dropped off the latest addition to my already-substantial treasure trove of Star Wars Blu-rays: the 18-disc 1080p Blu-ray-only edition of Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Like the larger Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,Continue reading “Odds & Ends: My ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray collection has a new addition”

The Force is with…my ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray box sets

A long time ago (well, almost nine years ago) in a country not too far away, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) released the six existing films of the Star Wars saga in the high-definition (HD) Blu-ray disc (BD) format for the first time in several iterations of box sets. The centerpiece of theContinue reading “The Force is with…my ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray box sets”

Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Limited Edition Collectible Steelbook’

On March 31, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) and Lucasfilm Ltd. released the Limited Edition Collectible Steelbook three-disc set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker exclusively through Best Buy. This bundle presents director J.J. Abrams’ 2019 film – the conclusion of both the Sequel Trilogy and the nine-film Skywalker Saga – in two Blu-rayContinue reading “Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Limited Edition Collectible Steelbook’”