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The Magic Sword

The Magic Sword

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Kino Lorber

1962/ 1:85 / 80 min.

Starring Gary Lockwood, Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood

Directed by Bert I. Gordon

Fresh off producing and directing Tormented, a mildly lurid psychological shocker released in 1960, Bert I. Gordon pointed his next film in the direction of the Saturday matinee crowd, a select audience of thrill crazy adolescents who made box office bonanzas out of phantasmagorical entertainments like 7th Voyage of Sinbad. As with most (all?) of Gordon’s work, his eyes were too big for his stomach – the 1962 fairy tale called for Sinbad-sized thrills but Gordon was working with a fraction of Ray Harryhausen’s budget and a two week shooting schedule. If nothing else the director was determined to put up on the screen what was promised on the poster, “The Most Unbelievable Sights Ever Seen” but once again, Mr. Big came up short.

In the run-up to its
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Wild in the Country

Elvis fans laud this high-end drama, an attempt by the superstar to lock into a mainstream acting career. Presley has fine dramatic support, especially from his three leading ladies, but the requirement that an Elvis movie be all things to all people — especially marketers — really takes its toll. It’s a soap where almost nothing is believable, except to true believers for whom Presley can do no wrong.

Wild in the Country

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Twilight Time

1961 / Color / 2:35 widescreen 1:37 academy / 114 min. / Street Date August 20, 2019 / Available from Twilight Time Movies / 29.95

Starring: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, William Mims, Raymond Greenleaf, Christina Crawford, Pat Buttram, Doreen Lang, Alan Napier, Jason Robards Sr..

Cinematography: William C. Mellor

Editor : Dorothy Spencer

Original Music: Kenyon Hopkins

Written by Clifford Odets from a novel by J. R. Salamanca

Produced by Jerry Wald

Directed by Philip Dunne
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Watch These 10 Films to Fully Appreciate ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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Watch These 10 Films to Fully Appreciate ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
To fully appreciate some of the allusions and inspirations that propel Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” you should consider doing some homework — or streaming some other movies.

Of course, you don’t have to be familiar with any of the following titles to enjoy Tarantino’s 1969-set fact-and-fiction mashup about Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), an actor flailing in professional limbo after the cancellation of his TV Western “Bounty Law”; Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), Dalton’s long-time stunt double and close confidant; and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), a rising star and Dalton’s next-door neighbor. But you can enhance your enjoyment by having some knowledge of the stories behind the story.

The Bandit” (2016)

Jesse Moss’ entertaining and insightful documentary is putatively about the making of 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit,” but more interestingly concerned with the personal and professional bonds between superstar Burt Reynolds and stuntman-turned-filmmaker Hal Needham.
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Quentin Tarantino to curate a series of films for the Sony Movie Channel

To get everyone in the mood for his ninth film, director and cult film guru Quentin Tarantino has something special in mind for the Sony Movie Channel. From the 5th of August Tarantino’s ‘Swinging Sixties-a-Movie Marathon’ will showcase nine films which perfectly set the tone for Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood, which comes out in cinemas on the 14th of August.

Each of these films has been specially curated, having influenced the director’s new film, and will play individually or as double features. As always with the director, there are some surprises here. In amongst ’60s classics Easy Rider and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice are secret agent specials, violent Westerns and a little bit of love in all its complicated forms. In short – it’s a masterclass in movie mood – just the thing to dive into before you take a trip back to the
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Echo In The Canyon – Review

As the classic song goes, “Rock and roll is here to stay…”. That’s true at the clubs, the arenas, the stadiums, and, for the last year or so, the movie theatres. We’ve seen a love story, a couple of biographies, and now a feature documentary. Now those bios told the story of music superstars of the ’70s, so many younger fans may wonder about the artists that inspired them in the decade before. And not those from the home turfs of Elton and Freddie, but rather some home-grown American icons. Those influencers are remembered and celebrated by their works that still reverberate all through the years from a never silenced Echo In The Canyon.

This nostalgic rock odyssey is mainly helmed by two men: the film’s director, and head of Capitol Records Andrew Slater and musician Jakob Dylan. Oh, the canyon in the title refers to Laurel Canyon,
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Echo in the Canyon and the Birth of the California Sound

Tony Sokol May 28, 2019

Andrew Slater's documentary Echo in the Canyon twiddles the knobs in the Laurel Canyon studios that gave birth to the California Sound.

Before forming the Byrds, Roger McGuinn backed up Bobby Darin, the "Dream Lover" who let "Mack the Knife" swing. The Bronx-born rock and roll legend was adding folk and protest music into his live shows and saw McGuinn playing guitar and making faces behind the Chad Mitchell Trio when they were opening for Lenny Bruce at the Crescendo night club on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. By the time The Beatles hit, McGuinn played, sang harmonies and trained as a professional songwriter under the rock and roll innovator. After the British Invasion, McGuinn consolidated the folk rock sound, first by playing Beatles' songs on solo guitar in folk clubs and then by plugging a 12-string guitar onto a Bob Dylan song. Andrew Slater's loving documentary
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Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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I was ten when I was taken to see 2001: A Space Odyssey for a friend’s birthday. I was coming to love all things science fiction by this point, but the film both dazzled and baffled me. I got most of it up until the final twenty minutes or so and was left utterly confused. I next encountered it at college and appreciate it, as a filmmaking milestone but still didn’t love it, largely because I realize how cold and sterile the future was when I wanted something to look forward to. The star child ending was, thankfully, less a conundrum.

I haven’t seen it all the way through since then, but Warner Home Entertainment changed that with the gorgeous new release, lovingly restored and available in a deluxe 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital HD boxset. There are two Blu-ray discs, one for the film and one for
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’2001: A Space Odyssey’ 4K Uhd 3-Disc Edition Review

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Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in 1968, to this day we still have the sounds of swooshing of ships and zapping lasers in the vacuum of outer space. Then there is the small matter of awe. It’s hard to think of another example of a science fiction movie with such an unflinching commitment to wonder.

Now 2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released in honour of its 50th anniversary, with a pristine 4K remaster in its original, super-stretched 70mm aspect ratio.

After endless Star Wars instalments and Star Trek variations, there’s been nothing in mainstream sci-fi cinema that looks or sounds
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Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey receiving a 4K restoration release in October

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming 4K Ultra HD release of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey which is set to arrive on October 29th in the UK and October 30th in North America.

For the first time since the original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process.

Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K Uhd with Hdr presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. The 4K Uhd also includes both a remixed and restored 5.1 DTS-hd master audio track, as well as the original 1968 6-track theatrical audio mix (formatted for 5.1 DTS-hd master audio).

“2001 to me is the most cinematic film
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Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is Being Re-Released in IMAX!

I have never seen Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen. I tried to go once to a special screening but it ended up selling out and I wasn't able to get in. This is one film that I've always wanted to see on the big screen and it looks like I'm finally going to get my chance! Not only that, but I'll get to see it the best way possible... in IMAX!

In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. is going to re-release the film in IMAX in select theaters. These theaters will be located in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto starting on August 24th.

Christopher Nolan recently oversaw 2001: A Space Odyssey’s restoration in 70mm print, but this is the first time the film will be offered in IMAX. The film is also getting a 4K home entertainment release.
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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Gets First Imax Release

  • Variety
Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Gets First Imax Release
Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic “2001: A Space Odyssey” is heading back to the big screen.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. is releasing the film in Imax in 350 theaters for a one-week limited engagement, starting on Aug. 24. An unrestored 70mm version will be shown in Imax in four venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Christopher Nolan recently oversaw “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” restoration in 70mm print, but this is the first time it will be offered in Imax.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” follows Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood as astronauts on a journey to Jupiter with the computer Hal 9000 after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith with a profound effect on human evolution. Since it debuted on April 4, 1968, it is widely considered to be one of the most influential films ever made — a landmark both in
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Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Coming to 4K This Fall (Video)

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Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey is coming to 4K Ultra HD this fall! Here are the details!

Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the renowned director’s groundbreaking science fiction epic will be released on 4K Ultra High Definition (Uhd) Blu-ray™ in premium collectible packaging and 4K Uhd Digital on October 30.

Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey returned to U.S. theatres in May following the debut of an “unrestored” 70mm print at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. The film is playing throughout the summer at select theatres.

For the first time since the original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked
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Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Coming to 4K This Fall (Video)

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Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey is coming to 4K Ultra HD this fall! Here are the details!

Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the renowned director’s groundbreaking science fiction epic will be released on 4K Ultra High Definition (Uhd) Blu-ray™ in premium collectible packaging and 4K Uhd Digital on October 30.

Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey returned to U.S. theatres in May following the debut of an “unrestored” 70mm print at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. The film is playing throughout the summer at select theatres.

For the first time since the original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked
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Stanley Kubrick's Visually Stunning Film 2001: A Space Odyssey is Finally Getting a 4K Release

Thanks to Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick's iconic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey recently had a theatrical run of the "unrestored" 70mm film print. If you've never seen this film on the big screen, it's quite an epic experience.

If you're a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, you'll be thrilled to know that it's finally going to get a 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray release. So, if you have a TV with the capability to watch movies in full 4K glory, this is going to be a must own!

Seeing the visuals of this movie in 4K is sure to be absolutely stunning. I don't have a 4K TV, but I might actually have to consider buying one now.

The 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Blu-ray will be released on October 30, 2018 and will be a part on the ongoing 50th anniversary of the film.

Now, let's get technical,
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2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Artwork and Details Arrive

Warner Bros. has announced a new 50th Anniversary Edition of the iconic 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, following the movie's limited return to theaters last month. This brand new 4K restoration of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was overseen by filmmaker and devout 2001 fan Christopher Nolan, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival before it arrived in select theaters across the country last month, with the 4K Blu-ray and standard Blu-ray arriving October 30. Here's what Christopher Nolan had to say in a statement about this new 4K release of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

"2001 to me is the most cinematic film that has ever been made and it has been an honour and a privilege to be able to share the film with a new generation. 4K Uhd allows the closest recreation of viewing the original film print in your own home. Kubrick's masterpiece was originally presented on large format film and
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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Announced

Warner Home Video has finally dated Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release for October 30th in conjunction with the film's 50th anniversary after teasing it late last year.

A separate remastered Blu-ray will also be packaged with the 4K edition as well as sold separately. Also sold separately on October 30th is a 4K Uhd Digital version.

The new 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD transfer with Hdr is based on the unrestored 70mm print that is being brought back to theaters this summer for limited engagements. The 4K remaster is based directly off the 65mm original camera negative with mastering work overseen by Christopher Nolan.

Audio on the 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Uhd Blu-ray includes both a remixed and restored 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio track, and the original 1968 6-track theatrical mix formatted for DTS-hd Master Audio.

Premium packaging includes a collectible 2001:
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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Announced

Warner Home Video has finally dated Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release for October 30th in conjunction with the film's 50th anniversary after teasing it late last year.

A separate remastered Blu-ray will also be packaged with the 4K edition as well as sold separately. Also sold separately on October 30th is a 4K Uhd Digital version.

The new 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD transfer with Hdr is based on the unrestored 70mm print that is being brought back to theaters this summer for limited engagements. The 4K remaster is based directly off the 65mm original camera negative with mastering work overseen by Christopher Nolan.

Audio on the 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Uhd Blu-ray includes both a remixed and restored 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio track, and the original 1968 6-track theatrical mix formatted for DTS-hd Master Audio.

Premium packaging includes a collectible 2001:
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’2001: A Space Odyssey’ Review (50th Anniversary)

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Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in 1968, to this day we still have the sounds of swooshing of ships and zapping lasers in the vacuum of outer space. Then there is the small matter of awe. It’s hard to think of another example of a science fiction movie with such an unflinching commitment to wonder.

Now 2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released in honour of its 50th anniversary, with a pristine 4K remaster in its original, super-stretched 70mm aspect ratio.

After endless Star Wars instalments and Star Trek variations, there’s been nothing in mainstream sci-fi cinema that looks or sounds
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Film Review: Full Glory of Cinema Art Resides in 70mm ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Chicago – It is the 50th Anniversary of director Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the film has lost none of its power, freshness and thought process, in a journey of truth that ponders existence. The film has been recently restored in 70mm (overseen by director Christopher Nolan) and now is on a roadshow tour, including Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

The scope of the project, which used the cutting-edge special effects of 1968, is like a fine art painting in the 70mm film format, filling the edges of the widescreen with pure and rich cinema. In that undertaking, Stanley Kubrick not only evolved his reputation as a filmmaker, but advanced the filmmaking in a way equivalent of the transition from silent film to sound. The influence of “2001” can be seen in all science fiction films afterward, including and especially “Star Wars,” and has generally inspired a generation of movie creators.
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