DVD and Blu-Ray Packaging: The Good, The Bad, and the Collectible!
DVDs and Blu-Rays have come in a variety of packaging over the years, sometimes intended to grab the consumer's eye, and other times simply to keep costs low. In this video, we take a look at all the different kinds of packaging varieties and gimmicks that DVD and Blu-ray companies have used to house our favorite shiny discs! Thanks to Patreon-supporter Will for the video suggestion!
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In this video, we unbox the latest release in the Ultraman Blu-ray collection from Mill Creek Entertainment! We discuss the disc count, series length, and go page by page through the booklet, putting Ultraseven in the context of the entire Ultraman franchise! Be sure to order your copy of Ultraseven, releasing on December 2019, and stay tuned for our full, in-depth review of Ultraseven! Order the Ultraseven Standard edition as seen in this video HERE Order the Ultraseven SteelBook edition HERE
Robert Altman's 1973 Neo Noir film The Long Goodbye is hard to pin down. It's a detective movie that takes place 15 years after the classic film noir cycle had ended, depicting a character out of time, sleepwalking through a world that is not his own. The plot is opaque, and there are details to the story that aren't made known to the audience, even when the final credits have rolled. It's both a commentary on the Golden Age of Hollywood and a criticism of artifice. Is anything real? Elliott Gould (2001's Ocean's Eleven ) stars as Philip Marlowe, a private detective first created on the page by hardboiled author Raymond Chandler and embodied in film and television by Humphrey Bogart ( The Big Sleep ), Dick Powell ( Murder, My Sweet ), Robert Montgomery ( Lady in the Lake ), Robert Mitchum ( Farewell My Lovely ), James Garner, and Powers Booth (TV's Marlowe and Philip Marlowe: Private Eye , respectively). In the capable hands of Gould, Marlowe goes from con
1988's My Stepmother is an Alien is a very strange movie that could only have been made in the 1980s. Part lusty sex comedy, part sincere family tale, it never really figures out what it wants to be. Its greatest success, and the reason to view the movie all these years later, is for the powerhouse performance from Kim Basinger. Coming just two years after her steamy, career-making turn in 9 1/2 Weeks , this movie takes a pretty big risk on Basinger, who must not only look stunning, but also be funny. Her comedic skills were not a known quantity in 1988, but lucky for us, she's hilarious. Playing up the fish-out-of-water (or alien-out-of-space) theme perfectly, Basinger soars as an intergalactic being who must convince a physicist to share his research with her so she can save her cosmic home. As she mingles at parties and tries to fit in with customs that are totally new to her, she's discovering everything for the first time with wonder and confusion. The 1990s sitcom 3