Detour Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Detour Update – 4k Restoration and Bluray Way back when I had the idea of presenting reviews and analysis of all the major gold film reels of actual Noir titles featured in the game L.A. Noire. Life has a way of changing plans, so the project never got very far.

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Scarface Digitially Remastered in Theaters – One Night Only

For one night only fans and newcomers alike were able to experience Scarface on the big screen.  The film received the special treatment as an anniversary gift and celebration of it’s release into High Definition on Blu-ray.  Check out the Scarface Limited Edition Humidor Gift Set post for information on

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Where the Sidewalk Ends – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Cementing the Sidewalk Crew Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 Film Noir starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The writers for the film were headed up by Ben Hecht (making his second appearance on our list after 1946’s Hitchock masterpiece Notorious). The wonderfully simmering, desperate musical score was composed

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Body and Soul (1947) – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Body and Soul is a 1947 Film Noir that portrays a boxer struggling to deal with the complications and temptations that come with great success and moreover the money that comes with fame. The film was written by Abraham Polonsky who would later go on to begin a directing career

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Coen Brothers Collection Blu-ray

Coen Brothers – Blu-ray Summer The catalog of quality films from the Coen Brothers has always been somewhat slow to appease it’s fan-base in the non-theatrical sense. Slow to make it to DVD and in-turn slow to finally make it to HD on Blu-ray. Part of this has to do

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Scarface Humidor Gift Set – Limited Edition

Scarface Humidor Gift Set Scarface is on of the most powerful and well-acted “gangster” films of all time. Now, Universal celebrates this classic Al Pacino with the Scarface Limited Edition Humidor Gift Set. Below is the Universal Studio promo video. The Scarface Humidor Gift set not only includes a remastered

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Treasure Island 1990 Preorder – Release Date Confirmed

*Update* Treasure Island DVD review here! It’s finally 100% confirmed, Treasure Island 1990 DVD approaches! Check out this graphic released to major vendors as a tie-in for the Ben Hur Anniversary Blu-ray release. A collection of Heston films are set to come out with Treasure Island featured most prominently. Treasure

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Scarlet Street Film Review – L.A. Noire Film Project

Scarlet Street is a 1945 Film Noir from Austrian director Fritz Lang. Lang was a master of the dark genre of German Expressionism which lent itself so well to the Noir genre. The British Film Institute titled him as the Master of Darkness. Lang was best known for the still popular

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Gun Crazy Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Gun Crazy (originally called Deadly is the Female) is a 1950 Film-Noir from director Joseph H. Lewis and writer MacKinlay Kantor who wrote the screenplay based on his original work.  An interesting side-note, Millard Kaufman received a co-credit as screenwriter.  Kaufman was creator of Mr Magoo at the time and

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The Warrior’s Way Review – Anime-style action meets Spaghetti Western?

The Warrior’s Way from director and writer Sngmoo Lee receives a wide release this weekend. It stars an excellent Korean actor by the name of Jang Dong-gun, probably best known state-side for the Korean war epic film Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War. This is an English-language film and the supporting

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44 Inch Chest Blu-ray Review – Ray Winstone and Ian McShane

I queued up 44 Inch Chest for a couple of reasons. The first being the amazing cast that it had listed, not the least of which are Ray Winstone and Ian McShane. The second reason would be that I have enjoyed many of the British Gangster films from the more

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