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More Pick Ups Videos

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A few recent videos on my YouTube channel Vague Ramblings featuring some very cool additions to the collection (the always growing movie collection) plus an amazing Jason statue.

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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari Gets 4K Restoration

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Kino Lorber home video is releasing on Blu-ray November 18th a newly restored version of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. The classic silent film gets a full 4K restoration and from the looks of the trailer it looks amazing. One thing about this release is that it has an alternate music track. Silent films had music scores though not always ones that were written to go exactly with the film. Sometimes depending on where you saw it the organist did their own music. But watching a silent film without some sort of traditional score does sometimes seem odd. As is the case with this, a score included by DJ Spooky is very techno and while I’m open to experimentation for me this doesn’t work. Luckily Kino has a more traditional music track as an option. I’m excited to get this classic to add to my collection.

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Universal Monsters Blu-ray Box Set

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Universal released on Blu-ray a collection featuring some of their famous classic horror films including ‘Dracula‘, ‘Frankenstein‘, The Wolf Man‘, The Creature From The Black Lagoon‘, and more. I recently picked this up and am looking forward to diving into it. Below is a video on some of the restoration done on the original ‘Dracula’. I’m a sucker for restoration videos. I find it fascinating.

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Indiana Jones And The Search For IMAX And Blu-ray

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Last week I was lucky enough to catch one of my favorite films on the big screen. And I mean really big screen as in IMAX. On the heels of the blu-ray release there was a limited run in IMAX theatres of ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark‘. In the last couple of years I have seen it in theatres three times. The first was as a midnight show of an old print which brought out fans and was a full audience cheering it on. The other was last year as part of its 30th anniversary screening in 2K digital. And now in full IMAX. Definitely one of those titles I think I have owned on every format including VHS, laserdisc, DVD, and come tomorrow, blu-ray. Here is the trailer for the IMAX release. Here is the trailer for the blu-ray collection.

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Jaws Restored And Coming To Blu-ray

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I’m sure everyone knows by now that ‘Jaws‘ is being restored and finally getting released on Blu-ray on August 14th. One of my favorite films and one I have been waiting to come out on Blu-ray for a long time. The restoration they’re doing looks to be very intensive (video below) and I am really happy Steven Spielberg is as involved in it as he is. I can’t wait to finally have this on Blu-ray. Here is the Blu-ray trailer. Here is a really great video on the restoration.