Media Meltdown Podcast

Blu-Ray Review For 7/23/2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

First let me apologize about the column not being up for the past month, as some of you know I have been on a cross country move. We are back on track however with one caveat. I will try to pick two movies a week that are released, on those rare cases I do not think there are two good ones there will only be one. We want you to spend your money wisely. As always please click on the picture and it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase the item, and help us out in the long run! Here we go...

The Ice Storm
Review by: Stephen Operach

The Ice Storm was my first introduction, like most of us, to Ang Lee as a director. After seeing this film I knew I would see anything he directed. His style really come through with this movie as he really taps into the desperation in suburbia in the 1970's. It is a tale about this middle class family falling apart as the family dives into sex, drugs, and other trappings of  a life they deem to boring and try to put some spark back into their lives. This tale of parents slowly going out of control while the children go on watched is fascinating to see. For a first time director Ang Lee handles big stars like Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, and Sigourney Weaver with ease and skill. All the while handling up and comers with the direction needed with Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, and Elijah Wood. As a movie alone, this would be worth the purchase.

The extras on the disc are the same as on the previous Criterion disk. We have a commentary tracks one with Ang Lee and producer and screenwriter James Schamus. An interview with the books author Rick Moody disccusing the differences between the film and novel. Some deleted scenes, a documentary on making the film, and more. The transfer looks great on Blu-Ray and the audio is crisp. This is definitely worth a buy add would be a great addition to any Blu-Ray library.

Posted at 11:01 AM by Media Meltdown Podcast

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