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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ragtime’ (1981) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

Ragtime (1981) (Paramount Presents) [Blu-Ray] Director: Milos Forman Cast: James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn Release Date: November 16, 2021 A Review By: Kevin Lovell Disc Rating: 9/10 Synopsis: Layering fascinating characters with the riotous events of early 1900s America, the best-seller by E.L. Doctorow became a cinematic epic under the direction of two-time Oscar winning director Milos Forman. From the emerging New York suburb … Continue reading [Blu-Ray Review] ‘Ragtime’ (1981) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Vanilla Sky’ (2001) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Kurt Russell

Release Date: November 16, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9/10

Synopsis:

Oscar winning writer/director Cameron Crowe (JERRY MAGUIRE) reunites with producer/star Tom Cruise for this mind-bending roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams. Based on 1997’s ABRE LOS OJOS, also co-starring Penelope Cruz, VANILLA SKY’s soul-searching story is set in New York City. Lensed by Oscar winning cinematographer John Toll (BRAVEHEART), it’s a visually stunning film with a Times Square sequence not to be forgotten. Paramount Pictures is proud to present this limited-edition remaster, from a new 4K film transfer supervised by Cameron Crowe. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Vanilla Sky’ (2001) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Sheik’ (1921) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: George Melford

Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres

Release Date: November 2, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

THE SHEIK opened at the height of a nation’s appetite for motion pictures and sealed Rudolph Valentino’s status as a heart-throb Hollywood legend. While his untimely death would break the hearts of his adoring fans, the movie broke box-office records for Paramount Pictures in 1921. One hundred years later, this essential Romance of a charming Arabian sheik’s infatuation with an Englishwoman endures. This limited-edition Blu-ray includes a new look at the classic with Professor Leslie Midkiff DeBauche, and an original music score composed by Roger Bellon. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Sheik’ (1921) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Bugsy Malone’ (1976) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

Bugsy Malone (1976) (Paramount Presents) [Blu-Ray] Director: Alan Parker Cast: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florence Garland Release Date: August 31, 2021 A Review By: Kevin Lovell Disc Rating: 7/10 Synopsis: Before FAME, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, THE COMMITMENTS, and EVITA, acclaimed director Alan Parker redefined the movie musical with his first feature length film. Set in 1929 New York City, BUGSY MALONE captures a flashy … Continue reading [Blu-Ray Review] ‘Bugsy Malone’ (1976) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Nashville’ (1975) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Robert Altman

Cast: Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine

Release Date: August 10, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Following 24 unique characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman’s Oscar winning epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of America’s obsession with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon and his fragile star protégée, a self-absorbed rock star who woos a lonely married gospel singer, a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig, a runaway wife with dreams of stardom, and a campaign guru who is trying to organize a concert rally for an unseen presidential candidate. An essential of 70s cinema, this newly remastered Blu-ray, from a 4K film scan of the original elements, looks better than ever. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Nashville’ (1975) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘A Place In The Sun’ (1951) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: George Stevens

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

Release Date: August 10, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema, Paramount Presents is proud to bring Producer/Director George Steven’s masterwork to Blu-ray—remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th Anniversary. Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects. This second Paramount Pictures adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, which was itself based on a notorious true crime tale, was the first film to win the Golden Globe in the category of Best Picture—Drama, before winning six Academy Awards, including Best Director. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘A Place In The Sun’ (1951) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Mommie Dearest’ (1981) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Frank Perry

Cast: Faye Dunaway, Steve Forrest, Diana Scarwid

Release Date: June 1, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis:

The endlessly quotable cult-classic celebrates 40 years with this debut on Blu-ray, restored from a new 4K film transfer and packed with all-new special features. Based on Christina Crawford’s controversial best-selling tell-all novel, MOMMMIE DEAREST features a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, struggling for her career while battling the inner demons of her private life. While the public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, behind-the-scenes is a private Crawford—the woman desperate to be a single-mother and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Mommie Dearest’ (1981) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Almost Famous’ (2000) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit

Release Date: July 13, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 9.5/10

Synopsis:

ALMOST FAMOUS is the semi-autobiographical odyssey of 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), whose writing talent and earnest passion for rock music earns him an assignment for Rolling Stone, interviewing and touring with Stillwater (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee). Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is the young groupie who guides him through the wild world of rock heroes, all-night parties, and the most dangerous experience of all—love.  The film won the Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical and the AFI Award for Movie of the Year and received dozens of additional nominations and awards. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Almost Famous’ (2000) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Another 48 HRS’ (1990) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Walter Hill

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James

Release Date: July 6, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Eight years after the first 48 hours of mayhem, Reggie (Murphy) is about to be released from the pen.  But, after the bus transporting him flips over (17 times), Inspector Jack Cates (Nolte) enlists the ex-con for another seemingly impossible two-day task to nail an elusive drug lord with a price on Reggie’s head. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Another 48 HRS’ (1990) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ’48 HRS’ (1982) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Walter Hill

Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole

Release Date: July 6, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Nick Nolte is unforgettable as Jack Cates, a rough-edged Inspector on the hunt for two vicious cop-killers. Unlikely ride-along con Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy), is given 48-hour leave from prison to help Cates on the case. The laughs fly almost as much as the punches, as both men pursue two very different goals in a short amount of time. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ’48 HRS’ (1982) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Last Train From Gun Hill’ (1959) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: John Sturges

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Release Date: June 15, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn headline this suspenseful classic, making its Blu-ray debut—remastered by Paramount Pictures from a 6K film transfer of the original VistaVision negative. Directed by John Sturges (GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORAL), one of the greatest filmmakers of the Western genre, the film follows U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan (Douglas) on the trail of his wife’s killer. Adding a dark twist to the tale—the suspect’s father is Morgan’s longtime friend, cattle baron Craig Beldon (Quinn). Morgan is determined to capture the killer and take him away by the 9:00 train, against all odds. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Last Train From Gun Hill’ (1959) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ (1952) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Cast: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston

Release Date: March 30, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

Newly restored from a 4K film transfer of the original negative, Cecil B. DeMille’s grand spectacle THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH makes its Blu-ray debut. This two-time Academy Award winner, including BEST PICTURE, captures the thrills, chills and exhilaration of the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus with an all-star cast that includes Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, James Stewart and Lyle Bettger. This essential movie of the Golden Age of Hollywood packs action, romance, laughs and treachery into an epic only DeMille could create, resulting in one of 1952’s biggest hits. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ (1952) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Love Story’ (1970) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Arthur Hiller

Cast: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley

Release Date: February 9, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Newly restored from a 4K film transfer for its 50th Anniversary, LOVE STORY, one of the most romantic movies of all time is, still as impactful as ever. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and based on Erich Segal’s bestselling novel that defined a generation, it’s a timeless, unmatched tale from the heart. Harvard students Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) and Jennifer (Ali MacGraw) come from opposite backgrounds, but they share a chemistry they cannot deny—and a love they can’t ignore. Despite Oliver’s wealthy father threatening to disown him, the young couple marries and begins to build their new life together. But fate has other plans, and soon Oliver and Jennifer face a crisis only the strongest of loves can endure. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Love Story’ (1970) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Elizabethtown’ (2005) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon 

Release Date: February 9, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) has been fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, and just when things couldn’t seem to get worse, he receives word that his father has passed away. After being asked to travel to Elizabethtown, Kentucky to make sure his father’s dying wishes are fulfilled, a life-changing romantic-odyssey awaits, after meeting an optimistic flight attendant named Claire (Kirsten Dunst). ELIZABETHTOWN comes to Blu-ray for the first time in this limited-edition release, restored from a new 4K film transfer, supervised by writer/director Cameron Crowe, and packed with special features. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Elizabethtown’ (2005) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] The Court Jester (1956) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone

Release Date: January 26, 2021

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis:

Celebrating its 65th Anniversary, Paramount’s beloved madcap musical debuts on Blu-ray, beautifully remastered from a 6K film transfer of the original VistaVision negative. In this swashbuckling comic farce, star Danny Kaye is kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins who disguises himself as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. Hawkins infiltrates the court of an evil villain (Basil Rathbone), but when a sorceress hypnotizes him, royal chaos ensues. Alternating identities at the snap of a finger, between swordplay and wordplay, Kaye’s comic genius shines through. The stellar supporting cast includes Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, Mildred Natwick, Cecil Parker, and John Carradine. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] The Court Jester (1956) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Trading Places’ (1983) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount

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Director: John Landis

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

Release Date: December 1, 2020

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 8/10

Synopsis:

The very rich and extremely greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet over whether “born-loser” Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) could become as successful as the priggish Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Akroyd) if circumstances were reversed. So begins one of the funniest, most outrageous comedies of the 80s, cementing Eddie Murphy’s superstar status. Alongside the street-smarts of Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis), Winthorpe and Valentine are a trio ready for a riotous revenge that culminates on the commodities trading floor in New York City. Trading Places is presented here newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, under the supervision of director John Landis. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Trading Places’ (1983) (Paramount Presents); Now Available From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Golden Child’ (1986) (Paramount Presents); Available December 1, 2020 From Paramount

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Director: Michael Ritchie

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, Charles Dance

Release Date: December 1, 2020

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7/10

Synopsis:

Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, director Michael Ritchie’s hit action-comedy comes to Blu-ray for the first time. Eddie Murphy is “the Chosen One,” a social worker on a madcap mission to find “the Golden Child,” a young boy possessing mystical powers. Joined by Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis), they’ll battle the countless henchmen of Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance), the mysterious and evil cult leader holding the boy captive. It’s a dangerous quest, complete with obstacle courses and a mythical amulet, sharply combining Murphy’s wit with eye-popping special effects for an unforgettable adventure. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Golden Child’ (1986) (Paramount Presents); Available December 1, 2020 From Paramount”

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Haunting’ (1999) (Paramount Presents); Available October 20, 2020 From Paramount

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Director: Jan de Bont

Cast: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson

Release Date: October 20, 2020

A Review By: Kevin Lovell

Disc Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis:

Widely regarded as one of the finest, and most terrifying ghost stories ever written, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House serves up sinister source material in this an edge-of-your-seat thriller, available for the first time on Blu-ray. For over a century, the foreboding Hill House mansion has sat abandoned… or so it seemed. Intrigued by its past, Dr. Marrow lures three subjects to the site for an experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, as night descends, the study goes horrifyingly away, and Hill House unleashes its supernatural wrath on the unsuspecting subjects. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, supervised by director Jan de Bont (SPEED), the blockbuster adaptation features Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Lili Taylor and Owen Wilson. Continue reading “[Blu-Ray Review] ‘The Haunting’ (1999) (Paramount Presents); Available October 20, 2020 From Paramount”