Frank Sinatra added "director' to his astonishing resume of wonder with this taut anti-war drama that looked back at World War II with a prescient message for a nation currently wading into the morass of Vietnam. A Japanese-American co-production (the first such venture) and adapted from a Japanese story, None But The Brave plays out a parallel tale of two sides enjoying a fragile truce told from the perspective of its narrator (Tatsuya Mihashi, High and Low), a reluctant soldier in command of a group of stranded Japanese soldiers. When a crippled C-47 carrying a complement of Marines crash lands on their island, the War in the Pacific plays out in miniature. Director Sinatra wisely lays back in his role as Pharmacist Mate turned medic Maloney, giving the heavy lifting to Mihashi and Clint Walker (The Dirty Dozen) as the commander of the American forces - eliciting powerful performances from
Contest: Win A Patch of Blue on Blu-ray!
Sidney Poitier cemented his ascent to the Tinseltown firmament with this Guy Green (Light in the Piazza) directed drama about a friendship between a black office worker (Poitier) and an uneducated blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman in her screen debut). Selina d'Arcy lives with her racist, prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters, in an Academy Award® winning performance) and her alcoholic grandfather Ole Pa (character great Wallace Ford in his final film performance) and has scant knowledge of the outside world. But a chance encounter with the kindly Gordon Ralfe alters the trajectory of her life. This groundbreaking drama's glorious black and white photography from Robert Burks (Vertigo) shines as never before in this crisp 1080p HD presentation, while Jerry Goldsmith's soaring score has all the room it needs to deliver its
Contest: Win Shaft in Africa on Blu-ray!
Journeyman genre master John Guillermin (Tarzan's Greatest Adventure) steps in to direct the Shaft franchise's next entry with a big budget boost out of the exploitation zone and into Bond-style action-adventure. Subject to a most unorthodox recruitment, John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is shanghaied from the Big Apple for a voyage to Mother Africa in order to tackle the evil of the returning slave trade. With an undercover assist in Ethiopia by the lovely Aleme (Vonetta McGee), Shaft goes native just in time to get captured by the slavers. Too bad for them! Shaft in Africa arrives ready for action-adventure reassessment thanks to this eye-popping, pristine 1080p HD presentation that serves up Shaft's intercontinental sensation as never
Contest: Win Shaft’s Big Score on Blu-ray!
Following the astonishing breakout and genre defining success of 1971's Shaft, star Richard Roundtree, director Gordon Parks and screenwriter Ernest Tidyman reunited for this follow up that plunges Shaft into the middle of a gang war. John Shaft (Roundtree) gets a pre-dawn phone call from a panicked friend, Cal Asby, but he arrives at Asby's funeral home just before the building blows up. Searching for Asby's killer, Shaft discovers that Asby ran a gambling racket, doing business with Harlem gang lord Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn). Now the racket's cash is missing; rival gangs are battling for Asby's turf - and it's up to John Shaft to find the killer and the missing stash of cash in time to prevent a war on the streets. Upping the action in every way, Gordon Park's astonishing extended climactic chase (car/boat/foot/helicopter/high caliber) roars off the screen thanks to this like new 1080p HD
Contest: Win Leprechaun Returns on Blu-ray and Digital!
The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop
Contest: Win A Star Is Born Encore on Blu-ray and DVD!
This special edition of A Star Is Born contains extended performances of such songs as opener “Black Eyes,” “Alibi,” and Lady Gaga’s Ally in her impromptu a cappella performance of “Shallow,” which received the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, following Bradley Cooper and Gaga’s moving performance during the ceremony. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen footage of Ally singing to Jack “Is That Alright?” in the wedding sequence, Jack in his studio singing “Too Far Gone,” Jack and Ally writing a new song together, entitled “Clover,” and much more, totaling nearly 12 additional
Contest: Win a Batman 4K Prize Pack!
Four classic Batman films are coming to 4K for the first time on June 4! Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are getting the Ultra HD treatment with these brand new releases from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including
Contest: Win The Haunting of Sharon Tate on Blu-ray and Digital!
Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this thriller follows pregnant 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly
Harmonix announced next week’s new downloadable content for Rock Band today, and it turns out that it’s not so new after all. The three songs coming to the XBox Live Marketplace next Tuesday are the same songs that were on the Official XBox Magazine disc released in Read More
From SciFi Wire: “Heroes will return to the schedule on Sept. 15 with an hourlong clip show premiering at 8 p.m. ET/PT and a two-hour season premiere airing at 9 p.m., its regular timeslot.” There’s no mention of the previously announced Heroes Origins spinoff Read More
The Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack drops onto XBox Live on April 15. If you want to get an advance look at what you’ll be dealing with, take a gander at Bungie’s brand new trailer that shows off the new levels. Read More
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army is coming to theaters this summer, and Yahoo has the full trailer online now. The preview is about two and a half minutes long and looks pretty amazing. There’s a brief introduction by Guillermo Del Toro, and the trailer features quite a few Read More
The first collector featured here is Matt from Portland, Oregon. A big movie fan, Matt has built an amazing home theater around his collection. Take a look at the photos and his interview after the jump. Read More
Blair Butler interview Brian Michael Bendis on G4’s Attack of the Show yesterday about Marvel’s Secret Invasion event. He had some interesting things to say about planning the invasion and its aftermath, and the interview ends with some words of warning about the status quo of Read More
Issue #1 of Secret Invasion hit the stands today, and once again, the Marvel Universe is shaken to its core. So much happens in this issue, and so much of it is as yet unexplainable, so I’m not even going to attempt an analysis just yet. What follows after the jump is a Read More
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