Studiocanal The Driver UHD [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C] [2022]

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Studiocanal The Driver UHD [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C] [2022]

Studiocanal The Driver UHD [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C] [2022]

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – 2-Movie Collection (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider & Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life) ( US/UK) – 6/1/21 – N4K (first film only), DV Despite the fact that it was woefully underappreciated on release, by both critics and audiences alike – and remains somewhat so even to this day, despite the cult following – not everything about Hill’s film works. It’s far from perfect. Hill might state otherwise but it’s clear that there were several scenes left on the cutting-room floor – maybe not the thirty minutes that fans have been stirring rumours about for the past few decades, but there’s enough given away in the Trailer (where almost all of The Driver’s dialogue-less scenes now have him speak), and by the Alternate Opening that is available, to recognise that we’re just seeing what he wants us to see, and that this – despite the intentionally cool detachment – is not quite complete. STUDIOCANAL owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 7000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history. 20 million euros has been invested into the restoration of 700 classic films over the past 5 years. But place yourself in Weaver’s shoes, a simple everyday occurrence turns unknowably terrifying, and it’s a modern fairytale/nightmare for the ages to remind us that even within the relative mundanity of our modern lives, the threat to our comfortable existence is real and can come when we least expect it.

Daylight – TBA 2024 (a new Atmos mix is confirmed to have been done for the film, so a new 4K remaster seems not unlikely) – N4K, DA The premise of The Driver is rather simple. The Driver (Ryan O’Neal) is the man behind all the latest high-profile robberies in Los Angeles. But soon, a wiry and committed Detective (Bruce Dern) makes it his business to catch the Driver. The Driver seeks help from the Player (Isabelle Adjani) to mislead the Detective. To Catch a Thief (1955) (US/International release from Universal) – Digtal 4K available, physical 4K TBA – N4K

Interview with Walter Hill - in this exclusive new program, Walter Hill explains how the original idea for The Driver materialized and what it was like to work on the screenplay for it and its eventual production. There are some particularly interesting comments about the generic names the main characters received and how they were used by the critics to declare that The Driver was a deeply flawed film, as well as the casting of Isabelle Adjani. (Tuesday Weld was initially considered for the same part). Mr. Hill even shares a good story about his 'difficult' relationship with Charles Bronson after the completion of Hard Times. In English, not subtitled. (31 min).

Superman II* (from the Superman: 5-Film Collection) ( US) – 5/9/23 (delayed from 4/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DA Lawrence of Arabia** (only available in Columbia Classics 4K: Vol. 1) ( US/UK) – 6/16/20 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA Rebel Without a Cause (1955) (Steelbook) (US Steelbook is a Best Buy-exclusive/ UK) – 4/4/23 (previously 4/18) – N4KA cool cult classic cited by directors including Quentin Tarantino ( Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Edgar Wright ( Baby Driver) and Nicolas Winding Refn ( Drive) as a major influence on their work, THE DRIVER was written and directed by Walter Hill ( The Warriors) and first released in 1978. Deathdream (1974) (aka Dead of Night) (US/UK) – TBA 2024 (confirmed by Blue Underground) – N4K, DV, DA Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2 (Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes, Sense and Sensibility, and The Social Network) ( US/ US via Zavvi/ UK/ UK via Zavvi) – 10/12/21 (delayed from 9/14) – N4K (some titles include DV and DA)

The infrequent firearms confrontations - our (anti-) hero abhors guns - are used to great effect, ramping up the tension, and adding an extra layer of danger to the increasingly gritty proceedings; one scene barely involves a single spoken word by the gunman: the threat of a gun being enough to make his victim do all the talking. But you really come here for the car chases, as much as - if not more than - anything else. They Live: Collector's Edition** (Deluxe Edition with NECA figure & swag) (US/UK) – 1/19/21 (delayed from 12/8/20) – N4K, DV, DA Citizen Kane: 80th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Set (UK only) ( US release from Criterion on 11/23/ UK box set) – 12/13/21 – N4K, DV

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Extreme Adventure Collection* (Tornado Alley, Grand Canyon Adventure, Hidden Universe) ( US/ UK) – 9/13/16Gravity (US/UK) – TBA 2024 (originally planned for 2021, but delayed due to production issues) – DA However most will come to this for the inclusion, finally of the original TV cut in high definition. And sadly, it’s an unmitigated disaster. Billed as in HD, it looks like it’s a rough SD master horribly upscaled – texture is gone, lines are hazy and have massive haloing and images look almost artificially blurry. It’s appalling viewing, one that for most will be unwatchable even on a modestly sized TV screen, and Universal should actually be ashamed to have released this, especially given its trumpeting in the marketing as one of the releases key selling points. I refuse to believe that this is the best this cut can look (some say the original materials may have been lost) and given how artificial it looks now, even it were, an untampered with SD cut would have been preferable to this horror show.



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