August 20, 2013
Bruce Lee Legendary Collection (Li Xiaolong)
Martial arts films featuring Bruce Lee. The rare footage of the international kung fu icon sheds light on some lesser-known aspects of Bruce Lee's life. Issued as a boxed set: 6 Blu-rays with 2 DVD.
Discs are loaned individually
Tangshan da xiong = The big boss (100 min.)
Jing wu men = Fist of fury (106 min.)
Meng long guo jiang = The way of the dragon (99 min.)
Long zheng hu dou = Enter the dragon (103 min.)
Si wang you xi = Game of death (100 min.)
Si wang ta = Tower of death (96 min.)
Li Xiaolong : sheng yu si = Bruce Lee, the legend (168 min.)
Li Xiaolong si wang you xi zhi lü = Bruce Lee: a warrior's journey (100 min.)
Unfortunately the DVDs are region 3.
Outstanding! I have not seen these films on DVD and only on television. The blu-ray version is just amazing. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 58375-B Films released between 1971-1981
November 09, 2011
King Kong (Blu-ray)
The original 1933 classic in glorious black and white, newly restored, and digitally remastered. A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A gaint simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes.
Special features: Commentary by visual effects veterans Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston ; interview excerpts with Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray ; I'm King Kong: The exploits of Merian C. Cooper ; RKO Production 601: The making of King Kong ; test footage ; The lost spider pit sequence ; trailer.
I cannot believe the difference in quality. It is like watching the movie for the first time. I was amazed. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 53004-B 100 minutes 1933 release (2010 Blu-ray release)
August 26, 2011
Charade (Blu-ray release)
A woman, about to divorce her husband, finds that he has been murdered after converting all of their fortune into cash. Numerous people are searching for the money, which he apparently stole, and everyone assumes she must know where the money is hidden. Bonus features include commentary and a booklet.
If you haven't seen the older films on blu-ray I can safely say you haven't seen them. I am amazed at the definition and sound quality introduced by blu ray technology. It is outstanding, especially with such excellent production standards. ~Mike
Released on Blu-ray 2010
Askwith Media Library 52951-B