A Fistful of Dollars Blu-ray review

Although there were many films that had already been made called “spaghetti westerns,” Sergio Leone remake the genre with his great love for westerns and the humor he carefully wove into his story lines. The plot for A Fistful of Dollars was based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 classic Yojimbo, however Leone managed to create a …
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For A Few Dollars More Blu-ray review

For A Few Dollars, the second in the “Man With No Name” trilogy, stars Clint Eastwood as a keen-eyed, quick-witted bounty hunter on the bloody trail of Indio (Gian Maria Volont), the territory’s most treacherous bandit. But his ruthless rival, Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), is determined to bring Indio in first – dead …
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The Magnificent Seven Blu-ray review

Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic The Seven Samurai is westernized in John Sturges’ thrilling adventure The Magnificent Seven. Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). The Magnificent Seven also featured landmark performances from Steve McQueen, Charles …
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Return of the Magnificent Seven Blu-ray review

The first of two sequels to the 1960 classic western The Magnificent Seven, this bloody western only featured Yul Brynner from the original movie’s all-star cast. Once again, the residents of a Mexican village have been enslaved by an evil menace, this time an insane rancher named Lorca (Emilio Fernandez), who has corralled a small …
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Devil’s Grove puts Hostel and Wolf Creek to shame

The controversial horror film Devil’s Grove – also the first in the “New York City Horror Film Festival Presents” label – hit DVD on June 7th. Devil’s Grove certainly lives up to it’s pedigree as one of the most brutal low budget independent horror films in recent memory, putting a capital “S” in Shock value. …
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Platoon Blu-ray and DVD Combo Set review

On May 24th, MGM Home Entertainment released Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War classic Platoon in an incredible Blu-ray and DVD combination pack for the first time. Platoon may be the most important war film ever made, and this treatment by MGM supports that statement. The picture quality on the Blu-ray edition is phenomenal, exposing the realities …
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Teen Wolf Blu-ray review

Teen Wolf is a sweet film for those of us who grew up with it and can look back at our formative years while watching the movie. But even in the crisp Blu-ray format, the movie looks its age, particularly because of the special effects. Teen Wolf centers on a teenager named Scott (Michael J. …
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The Greatest Story Ever Told Blu-ray review

George Stevens’ five-years-in-the-making Biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told comes to Blu-ray with about the same amount of fanfare as the original film release – with a sense of apathy, as the country deals with everything from budget battles to multiple wars. However, that doesn’t take anything away from this grand-scale epic which tells …
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50 Cent’s Gun Blu-ray review

There’s no question that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) isn’t the average rapper-turned-actor. He proves time and again that he’s got the chops as a richly textured thespian. However with Gun – 50’s second attempt at writing projects for himself (the first being Before I Self Destruct) – he’s also proven …
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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark review

Being a big fan of both comicbooks and U2 it only makes sense that I make “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” my Broadway debut as far as reviews are concerned. Let me start off by saying that I was late in arriving to the theater and in doing so missed the first two numbers. Shame …
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