Monday, 30 March 2015

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, 
John Cazale and Meryl Streep.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2013


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with film critic F.X. Feeney and director Michael Cimino
Presentation by Mickey Rourke
Vietnam War: Unknown Images (48mins)
Realising 'The Deer Hunter (24mins)
Playing The Deer Hunter (16mins)
Shooting 'The Deer Hunter (16 mins)
Theatrical Trailer

Force 10 From Navarone (1978)

Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford, Edward Fox, Barbara Bach, Franco Nero, Carl Weathers and Richard Kiel.

DVD bought in 2006

No extras

The Wild Geese (1978)

Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, 
Hardy Kruger and Stewart Granger.

Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2013
134m 39s

Audio commentary by producer Euan Lloyd, actor Roger Moore and editor John Glen, moderated by journalist Jonathan Sothcott
World Premiere- footage
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Cover
24-page booklet featuring essays

Bonus Movie - Code Name: Wild Geese (1984) Directed by Antonio Margheriti. 101mins.

The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Directed by Ralph Bakshi and starring the voices of Christopher Guard, William Squire, John Hurt, Anthony Daniels and Peter Woodthorpe.

DVD bought in 2009

Blu-ray bought in 2012
133m 20s


Blu-ray extra -

Forging through the Darkness - in-depth interview with Ralph Bakshi (30mins)

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason.

Blu-ray bought in 2013

Theatrical Trailer

Capricorn One (1978)

Directed by Peter Hyams and starring Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, 
Hal Holbrook, Brenda Vaccaro and Karen Black.

DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2013
123m 10s


No extras

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Directed by Richard A. Colla and starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, 
Jane Seymour, Lew Ayres, Ray Milland and John Colicos.

Blu-ray bought in 2013
124m 18s

No extras

The Superman Anthology (1978-2006)

Superman the Movie (1978) Directed by Richard Donner. 143mins (151mins)

Superman II (1981) Directed by Richard Lester / Richard Donner. 127mins (116mins)

Superman III (1983) Directed by Richard Lester. 125mins.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Directed by Sidney J. Furie. 90mins.

Superman Returns (2006) Directed by Bryan Singer. 154mins

8-disc Superman Anthology Blu-ray bought in 2011

Bonus Disc extras -

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (110mins)
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (90mins):
The Science of Superman- National Geographic Channel special (51mins)
The Mythology of Superman (20mins)
The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (18mins)
The Adventures Of Superpup- 1958 TV pilot (22mins)

The Superman Collection (1978-1987)

Superman the Movie (1978) Directed by Richard Donner and starring Marlon Brando, 
Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine, 
Jackie Cooper, Susannah York and Trevor Howard. 143mins (151mins)

Superman II (1981) Directed by Richard Lester / Richard Donner and starring Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Susannah York, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas, 
Jack O'Halloran and Terence Stamp. 127mins (116mins)

Superman III (1983) Directed by Richard Lester and starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson and Jackie Cooper. 125mins

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Christopher Reeve ,Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, 
Mariel Hemingway, Sam Wanamaker and Mark Pillow. 90mins

9-disc Superman DVD Box Set bought in 2006

Superman the Movie extras include -

Audio Commentary with executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
Audio Commentary with director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
John Williams Music-Only Track
Taking Flight: The Development Of Superman (30mins)
Making Superman: Filming The Legend (31mins)
The Magic Behind The Cape (24mins)
Screen Tests (22mins)
Restored Scenes (15mins)
The Making Of Superman: The Movie" vintage TV special (58mins)
Superman And The Mole-Men" TV episode (52mins)
9 Fleischer Studios’ Superman cartoons (79mins)