Media Meltdown Podcast

Top Two Blu-Ray Releases For The Week Of 5/14/13

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cloud Atlas

This is a rare mainstream movie that takes a chance with its story and actors, but doesn't always succeed. This is a movie that tries so hard to be more instead of letting the story unfold naturally and at points really lets the movie speak. I remember watching the movie and thinking I need to see this again just to see if I really liked it or not. Overall I do like, especially toward the end when the pacing kicks into gear. I think it is at least worth the old Redbox rental. This blu-ray itself is a gorgeous transfer and the sound mix is at its peak. I wish i could write some good things about the extras but I just can't. There are a few behind the scenes type shorts but nothing great. This is a movie that could have easily used a commentary track from actors and directors, would have been an easy buy for me if those were included. Worth a watch before you buy though.

3:10 To Yuma

So I have not seen this movie only the remake and if its better than the remake I am in. Based on a story by Elmore Leonard, its a story about a rancher and his young sons who see a stagecoach robbery. After seeing the robber get caught in town he volunteers to help bring the criminal to 3:10 to Yuma train for the reward money. Lets talk about the transfer, as always the Criterion guys do a beautiful job with the picture and sound. It looks like it could have been filmed last year. I am a little disappointed in the extras, really not that much on this disk. An interviews with author Elmore Leonard and Glenn Ford's son and biographer and an essay by Kent Jones. Its is worth the buy just for the quality of he movie itself.

Posted at 12:53 PM by Media Meltdown Podcast

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