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Optimum Home Entertainment

Our Day Will Come [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 1st, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Our Day Will Come [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Music video director Romain Gavras makes his feature film debut with this complex, bleak, and sometimes violent road rage film about two outcasts brought together by the coincidence of their hair color. The 1080i/50 transfer doesn’t do the film justice, but its worth watching nonetheless.

The Silent House [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 28th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Silent House [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

The Silent House is an interesting horror concept poorly executed, which results in a dull movie and a bad HD experience.

Julia’s Eyes [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 21st, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Julia’s Eyes [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

This Guillermo Del Toro produced horror/thriller offers up a good scare for the first two acts and a bit of disappointing finale, but the Blu-ray release from Optimum is pure home theatre heaven.

Kind Hearts and Coronets [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 16th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Kind Hearts and Coronets [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

After returning to UK cinemas in this brand-new restoration on 19th August 2011, this classic dark comedy of manners featuring superb performances from Dennis Price and Alec Guinness from Ealing Studios hits Blu-ray (and DVD) in this sparkling rendition.

Whisky Galore! [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Whisky Galore! [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

This classic Ealing Studios post-war comedy is given a nice spruce up on Blu-ray and ready to grace the shelves of cinephiles.

The Lavender Hill Mob: 60th Anniversary Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 29th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Lavender Hill Mob: 60th Anniversary Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

A classic British madcap crime caper, directed by Charles Crichton, who would go on to direct another such film, A Fish Called Wanda, The Lavender Hill Mob arrives in a wonderfully spruced up and feature rich 60th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition from Optimum Home Entertainment.

Went the Day Well? [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 18th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Went the Day Well? [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

A classic bit of British wartime propaganda, the war thriller Went the Day Well? is given a nice 1080p VC-1 restoration to Blu-ray on Optimum’s Vintage Classics imprint.

Don’t Look Now [UK Release] Bluy-ray Review

Posted July 6th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Don’t Look Now [UK Release] Bluy-ray Review

Nic Roeg’s visionary horror film, Don’t Look Now, arrives on Blu-ray with a director-approved transfer and a good amount of new extras from the folks at Optimum.

Apocalypse Now: 3-Disc Full Disclosure Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 14th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Apocalypse Now: 3-Disc Full Disclosure Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Coppola’s classic Vietnam war film finally hits UK store shelves in its ultimate reference, Full Disclosure, 3-disc edition featuring both theatrical and Redux cuts plus the Hearts of Darkness documentary.

The Cruel Sea [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 9th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Cruel Sea [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

This 1953 classic about the battle in the North Atlantic arrives on Blu-ray with a competent AVC transfer from Optimum’s Classic label and is a worthy addition to any library of war film fans.