Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD

All right, we’ve got a bunch release news for you today...

First though, we’ve got a new Blu-ray review from Dr. Jahnke for you this afternoon. It’s a newly-released Warner Archive title from 1970 directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, and starring Mick Jagger and James Fox – Performance. Do check it out.

My Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four Blu-ray review will be up very soon. Sorry for the delay getting it posted, but there’s good reason. We have a special guest staying with us here this week: Sue Maxwell, the wife of our longtime (and dearly departed) Bits staff writer Barrie Maxwell. She’s been in town for the TCM Film Festival and now she’s visiting with us this week before returning home to Canada. So anyway, I appreciate your patience. And Sue sends her best to all of you! [Read on here...]

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Friday, 14 March 2014 12:05

The Sundance Kid Rides into Town

I can probably state as fact that many of you reading this are not familiar at all with the general manager of your local cable company – I guess most are bean counters, flesh pressers and empty suits. Oklahoma City, from whence I hail, has been very fortunate with Cox Communications – their company is very community driven and its management staff very public and outgoing.  [Read on here…]

All right, we’re kicking things off today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews from our own Tim Salmons, including Scream Factory’s Die, Monster, Die! and Saturn 3. Enjoy!

Also today, Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column this afternoon, running down the latest from from Warner Archive and the Sony Archive Collection.  [Read on here…]

Published in My Two Cents

What follows is a completely thought through and double checked top ten list for the year 2013 and, and, like those who write for Film Comment magazine, I usually don’t create this puppy until I have seen just about every movie which might, in fact, be good.  

Here are the top ten, in no particular order:  [Read on here…] 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 09:48

Burnt Offerings For February 25, 2014

MOD is all about the classics this week, with the long-awaited DVD debut of an early musical favorite, three new James Cagney favorites and more. Click on the Warner Archive banner (below) when you’re ready to spend your money. [Read on here...]

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:03

Burnt Offerings For February 18, 2014

Sort of a slowish week on the MOD front but there are a few items worth checking out. As usual, Warner Archive’s offerings are available from the dubya dubya dubya Warner Archive dot com, easily accessed via the handsome banner you see before you. Fox’s Cinema Archives discs are available on Amazon.  [Read on here…]

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:11

Burnt Offerings For February 12, 2014

Some cool stuff is ready to be manufactured upon your demand this week, including a very rare curio from Hollywood’s Golden Age and a few long out of print titles finally making a comeback. Warner Archive titles are available by clicking on the little blue-and-white WB shield below and going to the Warner Archive shop. 20th Century Fox titles are available on Amazon.  [Read on here...]

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:01

Burnt Offerings For February 5, 2014

The various MOD services haven’t exactly hit the ground running in 2014, with only a handful of new releases trickling out each week.

That might be starting to change this week.

Warner Archive has a number of interesting titles and the Sony Choice Collection has five new ones for your consideration.  [Read on here...]

All right, we’ve got a couple things for you today...

First up, our own Todd Doogan has just turned in a review of Fox’s recent The Wolverine: Unleashed Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D Combo. He details some of the differences between the theatrical cut and extended edition, and also talks 2D/3D image quality, etc. Do check it out, and watch for more reviews over the next week or so.  [Read on here...]

Published in My Two Cents
Monday, 30 December 2013 13:48

The Burnt Offerings 2013 Studio Report Card

As one year fades away and a new year begins, it seems like a good idea to take a look at where the MOD initiative stands. And what better way to do that than by handing out some good old fashioned letter grades?

Yes, it’s time for the official Burnt Offerings 2013 Studio Report Card! Single file, children, and make sure you have your CEOs sign your report card and return them to me when the new term begins.  [Read on here...]

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