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