Dead Reckoning is a brutal, bitter, 1947, post-war film-noir thriller starring Humphrey Bogart. The story is very much in the Mickey Spillane mold, and was crafted by no less than five writers, which results in the narrative arc being ‘like Morse code’. Given the resumes of some of those involved the picture is somehow less than the sum of it’s parts, still, it’s unavailable on Blu-ray so I thought I’d have look at the iTunes HD version.
I Heart Huckabees in a 2004, philosophical ensemble comedy directed by David O.Russell with a cast including Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg and Naomi Watts. The film is fun, and I caught it at a film-festival when it was originally released, but it struggled to find an audience, and met mixed reviews. Since it is not available on Blu-ray, I thought I’d take a look at the iTunes HD version.
Third Man On The Mountain is a 1959 Disney family-adventure film directed by Ken Annakin and written by Eleanore Griffin based on a book (‘Banner in the Sky’) by James Ramsey Ullman and stars Michael Rennie, James MacArthur and Janet Munro. Since the house-of-the-mouse hasn’t released it on Blu-ray, I thought I’d take a look at the 1080p iTunes HD version.