Blu ray film reviews – The Phantom Menace. In a galaxy far far away, Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi discover a plot by the trade federation to invade the peaceful world of Naboo, they rescue Princess Amidala and after escape are forced to land on Tatooine where they find a young boy called Anakin Skywalker, the force is unusually strong in Skywalker.
Blu Ray Film Reviews – Rio Bravo. A powerful rancher’s brother thinks he can kill a man and get away with it but he reckoned wrong, Sheriff John T. Chance arrests him and vows to hold him until the Marshal arrives but its going to be a long wait and the rancher’s hired guns are only too willing to shoot a man in the back for a gold coin. The Sheriff must hold his prisoner and all he has for help are a crippled old man, a drunk and a young gunfighter, he also has more than just a little interest coming his way from a woman called Feathers. Can Chance hold out or will he die trying.
Blu Ray Film Reviews – Charade. There is wonderful use of lighting in this film, you can see an example in the image to the right, the director of photography was Charles Lang, he had worked with Audrey Hepburn before on the film Sabrina and would work with her again on Paris When It Sizzles, How To Steal A Million and Wait Until Dark, Lang had been in the industry many years and was an experienced DP, his work on Charade is not his best but it is very good.
Ghostbusters was originally written as a vehicle for Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, after Belushi died they brought in Bill Murray and the rest is history.
Ghostbusters was a box office smash and spawned one sequel to date with a possible third film coming out within the next few years.
Sigourney Weaver also stars in Ghostbusters and you can see a clip of her from the movie to your left of this text
Click the picture to view some blu ray screencaps and read my thoughts on the film transfer.
Blu Ray film review of Jason and the Argonauts. Jason and the Argonauts has everything you could possibly want in a fantasy movie, the plot is interesting and it has a beginning, a middle and almost an end, getting Bernard Herrmann to do the music score was also a stroke of genius, Herrmann’s score is very satisfying and really makes the film special. Ray Harryhausen considers Jason and the Argonauts his best film work.
Blu Ray Film Review of Hollow Man. Scientists working for a top military project try to uncover the secrets of invisibility. The research team manage to get it to work with animals but when tested on a human subject the experiment leads to insanity and before long murder. Scientist becomes pitted against scientist with survival the only prize.
Blu Ray Film Review of The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor. Rick and Evelyn O’Connell are now retired and very bored, their son Alex O’Connell is in China on an archaeological dig and uncovers the tomb of Emperor Han. When the British government invites the O’Connells to take a relic diamond to China little do they realise it can resurrect Emperor Han, onnly a cursed dagger can stop Han from awakening his long dead army and conquering the world. The O’Connells must stop Han, thus the battle between good and evil begins.
A Blu Ray Film Review of Iron Man. Tony Stark is a playboy genius and while in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile system which his company created his convoy is attacked and he is captured by Afghan rebel forces. He uses his knowledge and creativity to build an armoured suit to escape. On his return home he immediately halts all production of weapons of mass destruction and secretly begins working on a new armoured suit which he uses for good.