The Postman 1997, films that shouldn't be forgotten

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Hardly a FORGOTTEN FILM but for its 50th Anniversary edition, SONY has released what is, IMO, a SPECTACULAR UPGRADE even over the previous Criterion Films BD~V remaster.


 
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Yes, The Swimmer is an interesting movie. I won’t give anything away, but the movie fools you in a good way into thinking it’s about one thing, but you get important bits of the story as it goes along until the climax at the end. Definitely a movie that over time should gain more respect and awareness.
 

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Yes, The Swimmer is an interesting movie. I won’t give anything away, but the movie fools you into thinking it’s about one thing, but you get important bits of the story as it goes along until the climax at the end. Definitely a movie that over time should gain more respect and awareness.
And it was filmed in Jon Urban's Nutmeg State of Connecticut. Perry was an interesting drector: David and Lisa, Last Summer, Diary of a Mad Housewife and of course the trenchant Mommie Dearest.
 

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And it was filmed in Jon Urban's Nutmeg State of Connecticut. Perry was an interesting drector: David and Lisa, Last Summer, Diary of a Mad Housewife and of course the trenchant Mommie Dearest.
I wasn’t aware that he made all those movies. You certainly don’t forget them. I saw “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” which was popular at the time in a movie theater.
 

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I wasn’t aware that he made all those movies. You certainly don’t forget them. I saw “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” which was popular at the time in a movie theater.
Diary was just released by Kino Lorber on BD~V. Still a fascinating film. One of Perry's earliest films co~scripted with his then wife, Eleanor Perry, was 1963's Ladybug, Ladybug which dealt with nuclear paranoia after 1962's Cuban Missile crisis. Also recently released by Kino Lorber on BD~V


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Tim Burton's highly relatable BIG FISH has just been released by SONY Pictures in Native UHD4K. Sporting a remarkable cast and another splendid Danny Elfman score [now in Dolby Atmos] this FISH TALE comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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To bring it back around to audio, the upcoming Criterion BR of Human Condition contains the following: High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural (Parts 1–4) and 4.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio (Parts 5 and 6) soundtracks
 

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I was able to find The Postman on DVD but not BluRay. I think I will settle for the DVD.

I liked Big Fish pretty well too.
 

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A Cult Classic if ever there was one. A most intriguing premise made even more intriguing by a sparkling new Native UHD4K transfer with a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack!

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I remember it being shown in my 9th grade English class by Mr. Adams, at the end most of us were wondering what that was all about. I've since gained more respect for the film.😉
 
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