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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the second in the Millennium trilogy. The Millennium trilogy is a series of novels from the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson. It is called a trilogy, though a 4th book is partially completed and outlines for many more
**** Update – Check out the review on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, the Girl who Played with Fire now! **** Two quick reviews for you guys of The Warlords and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Bluray. Also, I just received the God of War Collection from
So in my sleep-deprived brain I have realized that as I am mid-way through the first week of my break… and as such I should get back to watching my queue of Netflix movies, including the 3 films which have been sitting on my coffee table for nearly a month.