"Donnie Yen in Akira Kurosawa remake" →
Donnie Yen recently confirmed rumours of a new Akira Kurosawa remake in planning, but denied having any knowledge if it is “Seven Samurai”.
"Bergman auction scrapped over theft claim" →
An auction of items belonging to late Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman has been cancelled, the auction house says, after police said the objects were likely stolen from the family. Photos, letters - most of them addressed to his fourth wife, pianist Kaebi Laretei, now 90 - and a sketch from a 1944 draft manuscript were to have gone under the hammer at Bukowskis auction house in Stockholm...
From Blu-ray.com's Review Of My Neighbor Totoro →
Miyazaki has denied Disney’s requests to tinker with the original look of his oldest animated films, insisting instead that each presentation retain its quaint watercolor palette and film-like contrast. No color tweaking, contrast boosting or drastic renovation a la Cinderella and its ilk; just the film, as it was, as it should be, carefully remastered, lovingly transfered, and simply and...
Dave Kehr on the Fox Cinema Archive release of... →
At the same time, Fox’s version of Preston Sturges’s 1948 “Unfaithfully Yours” — the last fully realized film by one of Hollywood’s greatest comedy directors — is arguably superior in both sound and image quality to the edition issued by the Criterion Collection in 2005 (and which remains in print). And with Fox’s pricing of $19.98 for each film, it’s also $10 cheaper than the Criterion disc,...