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June 2011


Articles From Adam Jahnke in June
Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 05:00 PM ET
The British Film Institute's DVD and Blu-ray work offers a tantalizing selection of UK films unavailable on disc in the US.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 30:00 PM ET
A look at this week's new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, including the Extended Versions of The Lord Of The Rings.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 20:00 PM ET
There's no business like show business. Just ask the people who work in the motion picture industry.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Some strong new movies are hitting DVD and Blu-ray today but I've got to go vintage for my Pick of the Week.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 05:00 AM ET
Did the members of the Academy see the word Godfather on their ballots and just vote for it out of habit? Or is the film worthy of its accolades and deserving of a reevaluation?
Sunday Jun 19, 2011 30:00 AM ET
If you're a classic movie fan, you've had to be extremely patient for some of your favorites to reach Blu-ray. Fortunately, the studios are finally beginning to catch up.
Thursday Jun 16, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Five years may not seem like a long time but in the volatile home entertainment industry, it's enough to qualify you as a survivor, especially if you're an upstart independent. Severin Films, one of the leading distributors of cult cinema on DVD and Blu-ray, celebrates its fifth anniversary this week and heartfelt congratulations are in order.
Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 45:00 PM ET
The Criterion Collection announced their September release slate today. The lineup doesn't have any big surprises but it's still a solid list of great films.
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 40:00 PM ET
While this isn't the most exciting week of new video releases, any New Release Tuesday that includes two new additions to The Criterion Collection can't be all bad.
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Pop quiz, hotshot. Which movie was the biggest loser in Oscar history, winning none of the multiple awards it was nominated for? If you answered The Color Purple, you're only half right.
Friday Jun 10, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Let's close out the week with a look at some of the biggest and best DVD and Blu-ray announcements from the past seven days. For me, the most exciting news is that 20th Century Fox and MGM will be releasing...
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 20:00 PM ET
I was talking with my friend Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits the other day and the subject of Blu-ray 3D came up. We're occasionally asked what we think about this upstart new format. The honest answer is we don't...
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The titles, never before available on DVD, have a decidedly macho bent this time out, tying in with a Father's Day promotion.
Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 24:32 PM ET
There are a whole lot of goodies hitting home video this week. So much, in fact, that I've got two Picks of the Week: one new release and one cult classic.
Monday Jun 6, 2011 45:00 PM ET
If it can be difficult to remember who won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it's downright mindbending trying to remember everything else it was up against. In An Honor To Be Nominated, I'll be taking a look back at some of the movies the Oscar didn't go to and trying to determine if they were robbed, if the Academy got it right, or if they should ever have been nominated in the first place.
Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 00:00 PM ET
When you think film preservation, your first thought is most likely classic feature films like Lawrence Of Arabia. While it's certainly important to preserve great works of art for future generations, that's really only part of the goal of film...

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