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A trio of BD reviews, plus word of the home video release of Jodorowsky’s Dune

March 06, 2014 - 1:04 pm   |   By 

All right, we’ve got a nice piece of release news for you guys today, as well as a trio of new Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy. Let’s have the reviews first…

The good Dr. Jahnke has checked in with his thoughts on a true classic of French New Wave cinema: Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, newly re-issued in Dual Disc (Blu-ray and DVD in the same package) by our friends at Criterion.

Also today, I’ve offered up my take on what might be my favorite film of 2013: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, now available on Blu-ray from Paramount. Having grown up in the Plains States, I can say with some authority that I’ve not seen it so perfectly captured on film since the Coen Brothers’ Fargo. The film is poignant, filled with great character performances, and it’s damn funny too. Nebraska made me laugh hard and often. I hope you enjoy it.  [Read on here…]

And our own Joe Marchese checks in this afternoon with a review of Twilight Time’s Beloved Infidel, a somewhat overlooked melodrama from 1959, starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr. You can still find a few copies of this limited edition BD title on Amazon and it’s still available at Screen Archives Entertainment too.

Finally this afternoon, we come to our release news: We’ve just confirmed with studio sources that the much-anticipated Sony Pictures Classics documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD later this year from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film begins a limited theatrical run in New York and L.A. later this month, on 3/21. We'll post all the final Blu-ray details (and the street date) as soon as they’re available. Meanwhile, here's the film’s trailer...

That’s all for now! Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

 

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