Cul-de-sac: Criterion Collection

August 16, 2011

After leaving Poland for England, Roman Polanski made three films, one of which was Cul-de-sac (1966), before moving on to Hollywood. The film contains many of his hallmarks: dark humor and suspenseful camerawork that puts one on edge. After writing the... 

Transformers: The Movie: 20th Anniversary Special Edition

November 17, 2006

For those of us who grew up watching the Transformers cartoon every day after school in the early 1980s, the movie came as quite a shock. Most of us, at that early, impressionable age, were unprepared for the much darker tone and the increased level of... 

Transformers: The Movie Reconstructed

February 20, 2006

Transformers fans rejoice! The movie has been released for the third time on region 2 dvd, but this time it’s different. It’s a new version of the movie boasting 5.1 dolby sound and more visible picture than has ever been seen before and a... 

Unfaithfully Yours

December 6, 2005

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) is based on a short story called “Symphony Story” that writer/producer/director Preston Sturges wrote in 1933. At the time, he hoped it would be his directorial debut but the studios turned him down. In 1948, after many box... 

The Martin Scorsese Film Collection

August 10, 2005

Martin Scorsese is one of the world’s greatest filmmakers living today. At first, this may seem like so much over-inflated hype, and to be sure, he would be the first to avoid this title, but think, for a moment, about a handful of the films this... 

Transformers: The Movie Collectors Edition

May 2, 2003

It seems like we’ve waited forever for this, an eternity almost, and now it’s finally here. But is it worth the wait? We were hopeful for widescreen, by some online retailers such as Blackstar and Play247 we were promised widescreen but it...