Karl Mauk

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Shakespeare in Love [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
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This is not a review of the film which harvested 7 Academy Awards but of this blu-ray release. It is the worst I have so far. No extra features at all, not even a trailer, and, yes, not even a chapter menu!! The film itself is presented in 1080i at 29.97 fps and not in 1080p/24 which is standard for feature film releases on blu! How low can you go? Only one more step is possible: Remove the lossless audio. Congratulations Alliance, never ever will I buy one of your products again!
Mephisto Waltz <b>VHS</b> ~ Alan Alda
Mephisto Waltz VHS ~ Alan Alda
This is one of the best occult thrillers ever made. Direction, acting, cinematography and the music score are superb as is the script based on the Fred Mustard Stewart novel with the same title. Curd Juergens plays a famous concert pianst and Barbara Parkins his adoring incestuous daughter. Wanting to make their illicit love eternal they feel compelled to make ritualistic human sacrifices to Satan. The film aided by an excellent Jerry Goldsmith score manages to create an unsettling and more and more threatening atmosphere as the true nature of these two becomes clearer and a journalist played by Alan Alda gets drawn into their web. His wife, played by Jacqueline Bisset, sees the… Read more
Night of the Living Dead 30th <b>DVD</b> ~ DVD
This is probably one of the best horror movies ever made and an undoubted classic. I just don't understand how anybody could ever come up with the idea to add some 15 minutes of new scenes shot in 1999 to this 1969 masterpiece. What would you think if they did that to say Casablanca? These new scenes do not add anything original or new insights. On the contrary, they distract, ridicule the movie (probably unintentionally) and thus make a perfect movie lesser so. Since the original version is also on this disc I strongly recommend to watch the original, specifically to those seeing it for the first time. You will then see the movie as it was intended by its creators visually. You… Read more