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  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    The first film squandered its fascinating premise. This much better sequel does it justice. An interesting comment on the underlying issues of the American class system and sense of social superiority. The horror feels more real this time around, with the highlight being a devastating final act which chillingly interrogates the concept of rich, privileged America exploiting the weak and vulnerable for personal gain.

    A note on the viewing: Digital Cinema. 4K projection of 2K mastered content.

  • The Jungle Book 2 2003

    Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014

    Lazy, forgettable, annoying and stupid, this sequel was intended to be a straight-to-DVD feature but found its way to cinemas. Depressingly poor compared to the first one.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD at 1080i via Sky Movies.

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  • Niagara 1953

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    An enjoyable and gorgeously shot thriller, beautifully framed (one of the last to be) in Academy Ratio. Marilyn Monroe is excellent.

    A note on the viewing: The new 4K restoration of the film looks incredibly impressive on Blu-ray. One of the best transfers of an 'old film' (if one can use such a term) I have seen.

  • South Pacific 1958

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014

    Oh so gloriously colourful.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD from the UK Blu-ray featuring the new 4K scan and restoration of the film. Looks beyond amazing.