When Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed up for the period crime-comedy The Sting in 1973, they were Hollywood superstars in their prime. The movie won seven Oscars and Redford was even nominated for Best Actor in his performance as a 1930s Chicago hustler. Surprisingly he was beat out by some other dude in a movie about a guy who hitchhikes across the country to find a cat named Tonto. This re-mastered Blu-ray disc is bound to make the two co-stars look even more handsome than you remember.
Yes, you can store all your important files, music, and media in the cloud. But certain things, like the best stupid movies of all time are better kept in hard copy. Monty Python & The Holy Grail comes out on Blu-ray on March 6, 2012. Get it. Then put it up there on the shelf with Airplane, Kentucky Fried Movie, Blazing Saddles, Up In Smoke, well, you get the idea.
Detective Theo Kojak was the star of one the 70s most progressive TV-cop series. If you were a fan of this big, bald, Greek, lollipop sucking, New York City cop played by Telly Savalas, you also know there were a bunch of Kojak movies. If you didn’t, now you do. This new collection includes all 8 Kojak flicks including 1973’s The Marcus-Nelson Murders, the film that launched the TV show.
The original Battlestar Galactica was only on TV for a little over a year. Even still a global audience has been watching it in syndication for the past 30 years. It was conceived in the wake of Star Wars’ success but failed to create the same stellar appeal. Maybe you disagree. If so, order up this 6-disc set and host your own BG marathon anytime you feel the urge.
Before Robert DeNiro skidded into his current role as an unfunny old Focker he was in some great movies. The Deer Hunter is one of the best. Christopher Walken, whose career has fared much better over the years, is in it too – and he is, as always, his batshit crazy self. It’s a story about coming home from war but never really being home again. Watch it in Blu-ray. You’ll be moved.
Maybe you’ve wondered why rappers refer to the police as Five-O. Well, it’s a reference to the classic TV cop series Hawaii Five-O. If you want to learn more about this influential series, or just see classic footage of Honolulu in the 70s, scoop up the complete series and post-up on the couch for the long haul. The show ran for 12 years, so there are a whopping 72 discs in the set.
You can all go suffer for 158 minutes watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but those of us with a clue will be posted up on the sofa watching this new Transformers Blu-ray DVD box set. All three Transformers films are included plus Transformers 3 comes in a Blu-ray 3D version. Available 1/31/12.
You probably saw Slacker twenty years ago in your “experimental” days at the university, most likely under the influence of something. And you should watch this offbeat art-flick again, this time in its upgraded Criterion Collection version. You might remember with some fondness the misfits and losers you used to associate with. Sober or otherwise, this era-defining film will take you back to the weirdo days of the dawning 90s.
When you buy the forthcoming Bond 50 box-set with all the James Bond movies on crisp, killer Blu-ray, you’ll not only get 22 classic spy films, you also get to ogle all the Bond girls. Everyone from Pussy Galore to Honey Rider to Holly Goodhead. We’d call these the “bonus” features, but there’s also 130 hours of actual bonus content, too.
Only the best films are released through Criterion Editions. The 1954 cult classic Godzilla—the original monster-movie—will soon be out in a Hi-Def, digitally-restored version with loads of extra features including critical commentary from film critic-historian David Kalat.