Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The Love Bug – Herbie – iTunes HD Review

The Love Bug is the first of the five Herbie films. A typical 1960s Disney live-action movie written by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, and directed by DIsney regular Robert Stevenson. The car really is the star in this movie and the skills of acting talent are confined to doing double-takes. Since the film isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, I thought I’d have a closer look at the iTunes HD version.

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When Worlds Collide iTunes HD Review

When Worlds Collide is a 1951 apocalyptic drama produced by George Pal (War of the Worlds), directed by Rudolph Maté and written by Sydney Boehm based on the novel by Philip Gordon Wylie and Edwin Balmer. A classic Sunday afternoon TV matinee film of my childhood, that isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, I thought I’d take a look at the iTunes 1080p download.

In When Worlds Collide, the Earth is threatened with impending destruction by the appearance in the solar system of two rogue planetoids, Bellus and Zyra. Pilot David Randall (Richard Derr) finds himself involved in a race against time to build a ‘space-Ark’ to carry a handful or survivors to Zyra, where they can rebuild the human race.

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Dragonslayer iTunes HD Review

Dragonslayer is a 1981 ‘fantasy’ film, it tells a heroes journey tale of a young Sorcerer’s apprentice who sets out to save a kingdom from an evil Dragon. Peter MacNicol and Kaitlin Clarke star with support from Ralph Richardson and John Hallam. The film was co-written and directed by Matthew Robbins (Batteries Not Included) with Oscar nominated special effects by Phil Tippet and Dennis Murren. Perfect cinematography is provided by Alien cinematographer Derek Vanlint. Since no Blu-ray is available – I thought I’d take a look at the iTunes version, and compare it with the existing DVD releases.

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