Tag: 4k

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK 4K Review: Wow. Wow. Wow.

Peter Weir's magical mystery tour from 1975 looks like it was released today in the incredible-looking Criterion Collection 4K edition. This is why Australia is called "Oz."

THE HEROIC TRIO / EXECUTIONERS 4K Review: Hong Kong Action Symphony in Two Movements

Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh star; Johnnie To and Ching Siu-tung direct. Now in 4K from the Criterion Collection.

LONE STAR 4K Review: John Sayles' Texas Tale Shines Bright with Criterion

Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Kris Kristofferson and Matthew McConaughey star in John Sayles' layered tale of injustice and reconciliation.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO 4K Review: An Honest to Goodness Great Film

Ewan McGregor, Gregory Mann, Tilda Swinton, David Bradley, and Christoph Waltz star in the award-winning stop-motion take on the dark fairy tale.

Criterion in April 2024: LA HAINE, I AM CUBA, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK in 4K

The Criterion Collection reaches out to encompass more radical works of cinema in April 2024, led by Mathieu Kassovitz's completely unsettling La Haine (1995); the seminal Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), described by Criterion as "a hypnotic parable of societal collapse from...

MEAN STREETS 4K Review: Martin Scorsese Takes On His Home Turf

Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel ignite Scorsese's breakthrough movie, now on 4K from Criterion.

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 4K Review: Peter Bogdanovich's American Elegy

The film feels startlingly timeless. The Criterion Collection pulls every conceivable supplement and special feature for this 3-disc set, including 'Texasville.'


Randolph Scott Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn, Henry Silva, and Claude Akins star in these five outstanding films.

DREAMS 4K Review: Criterion Honours Akira Kurosawa with Inaugural UHD

Earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, 80-year-old Martin Scorsese told Deadline that he finally understood the words of Akira Kurosawa who, upon accepting his honorary Academy award in 1990, said: “I’m only now beginning to see the possibility...


July 2023 will sizzle no matter where you live, judging by what the Criterion Collection plans to release that month. Martin Scorsese's After Hours, Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, and Carl Franklin's One False Move are all significant films that are getting...

TIME BANDITS and Pasolini: Catching Up on Criterion in June 2023

Yes, I know I'm late, I'm late to a very important date, but yet, there is still plenty of time for all physical-media devotees to smash piggybanks, turn over mattresses, and otherwise plan June 2023 orders from The Criterion Collection,...

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN 4K Review: Deliriously, Exhaustingly Exhausting

Available from The Criterion Collection, director Terry Gilliam's ambitious and pricey yarn stars Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, and John Neville.

Kino Lorber End of Year: Best of 2022

Looking back on the physical releases sent to me for review over the past year is a good personal reminder about the importance of physical media. True, I stream a great deal. Still, it seems far more cost effective to...

Criterion in September 2022: EXOTICA, SOUND OF METAL, TAKE OUT Lead the Pack

Brian De Palma's 'Blow Out' should blow everyone away in 4K, as should new editions of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project.

Blu-ray Review: The 4K INDIANA JONES Box Set will Melt Your Face

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), the adventurous archeologist and my favorite Nazi puncher of all time, is back in a gorgeous 4K Blu-ray set with a ridiculous amount of extras fit for a legend.   As they're filming the fifth version...

Blu-ray Review: EVENT HORIZON 4K

"Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see." Uttered in devious delight, this iconic line from Sam Neill's futuristic mad scientist Dr. Weir, has stuck in my head since Event Horizon's original 1997 theatrical release. Originally, the film had...

HIGHLANDER Returns To The Big Screen In A New 4K Restoration!

When it comes to Highlander films there should have been only one but, man, what a one. Russell Mulcahy's original Highlander is a true cult classic, the tale of immortal swordsmen battling it out through time not just withstanding the...

Now on Blu-ray: THE MASTER Remains A Compelling Mystery

I've thought, argued and written more about The Master in the last year than almost any film in my life, yet it remains a hard work to love. Paul Thomas Anderson's paean to Hustonian excess, along with loads of...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: 70mm, 4K, and THE MASTER's Split Personality

Ever since Paul Thomas Anderson announced that he'd be shooting The Master for large format celluloid presentation, many of us have been drooling at the prospect of a modern, epic 70mm masterpiece slipping out of Hollywood. It's been 16 years...