Movies

Kilgore on February 26th, 2012

UPDATE: This was Sunday only. The price is back to $75. Still not terrible, though.

Today only: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended Editions on Blu-Ray with Digital Copy for $49.49 and free shipping.

Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray Set

15 discs.

New film transfers, which is good news as I’ve read the previous ones (at least for Fellowship of the Ring) weren’t as good as they should have been. (Note: The special features are all DVDs, not Blu-Rays.)

At this price we’ll be upgrading to Blu-Rays. My daughter has a LOTR movie party coming up, and these will be perfect.

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Kilgore on February 3rd, 2010

Don’t know anything about this project, but the poster looks promising:

Ironclad (click for bigger version)

Ironclad (click for bigger version)

Found at FirstShowing.net, which describes the movie as

a “medieval Seven Samurai” about a determined group of Knights Templar who defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John in the 13th century.

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Kilgore on November 25th, 2009

The Evolution of the Superhero Movie Graph

I must say that I was once a big comic book fan and am still intrigued by the concept of superheroes. I must also say that none of the comic book adaptations to film have really re-charged my power ring, if you know what I mean. There are a few that I don’t mind, of course. I’ve been horribly disappointed by the new Batman films, though it looks like they tried to bottle what it is I’m looking for.

The Watchmen movie was pretty good, though I’m not a big enough fan of the original to comment on whether or not it was a good adaptation.

FWIW, I think the film that best captures the comic book vibe is “The Matrix.” I’ve said since I first saw it that it is “a comic book on film.” And, taken as such, it’s immensely enjoyable.

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Kilgore on May 31st, 2009

Thanks to bat for the heads up on this masterpiece. I’ve added it to my Netflix queue.

Surprisingly, there seems to be no wait for it.

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