TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’

On November 11, 2008 – Veterans’ Day – HBO Home Entertainment released the Blu-ray edition of Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries based on the 1992 book by Stephen Ambrose. Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Band of Brothers follows Easy (“E” in the U.S. Army’ 1944 phonetic alphabet) Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,Continue reading “TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’”

Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition’

In 2018, La-La Land Records released Saving Private Ryan: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, a commemorative – and slightly updated – reissue of John Williams’ 1998 soundtrack featuring most of his score for Steven Spielberg’s widely-acclaimed World War II drama set amidst the backdrop of the June 6, 1944 Normandy landings and the first week ofContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition’”

Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

On July 21, 1998, Dreamworks Records – the now defunct label founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen in 1996 as a subsidiary to their film studio Dreamworks SKG – released Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a one-hour-long soundtrack album with music composed and conducted by John Williams.Continue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’”

4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)

If you follow this blog on a regular basis, you probably recall that I recently purchased a Samsung – 32″ Class Q50R Series LED 4K UHD[1] Smart Tizen TV to replace an older Samsung LED high-definition set that I brought from Miami when I moved here almost five years ago. I already owned a SamsungContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)”

4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition’ (2018)

On May 8, 2018, Paramount Home Media Distribution released a “Commemorative 20th Anniversary” edition of director Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war film Saving Private Ryan on 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) as part of a multi-format three-disc set that includes the feature film on a HD 1080p Blu-ray disc (BD), a Bonus Features BD with aContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition’ (2018)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 5, 2020, or: Movies, Memories, and Pie Charts

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Right now the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the north at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is also 71˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast: Partly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 5, 2020, or: Movies, Memories, and Pie Charts”

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)”