"Unleashed" is quite the action spectacle, despite the generic title. First off, the cast is great. Morgan Freeman & Bob Hoskins hold down the slower parts of the movie, while Jet Li handles the break neck speed (literally) of the fight scenes. The cinematography is dull & gritty, overall adding to the aesthetic of the story. Unfortunately, the acting from Jet Li is bad.When's he's fighting, it's undeniably impressive. But when he opens his mouth, it's terribly awkward. Definitely recommend it for the action & the story, ignore some wonky acting & subplots and you'll enjoy it👍 #dank#movie#sunday#morning#family#horrorfan#action#martialarts#bedroom#cinema#movies#film#throwback#review#classic#horror#geek#bluray#new
THE HONEYMOON KILLERS from @arrowvideo – 5/10
This is opera composer Leonard Kastle’s only ever venture into cinema as writer / director of THE HONEYMOON KILLERS, a story of nurse Martha (Shirley Stoler) who finds companionship and romance through lonely hearts pen-pal Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco). They end up working together to lure in lonely singles, kill them and take their money. It’s an intriguing premise, based loosely on the real-life case of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, but I have to admit the film never sucked me in; I can’t put my finger on what it was but something turned me off very early and the movie never got me back. It may me the low-budget, DIY aesthetic or the ‘slightly wooden’ acting but I know this is a big favourite for many, including Francois Truffaut, so I’ll have to give it another chance in the future.
This is the same 4k restoration used by Criterion in their 2015 release of the movie and it’s an overall excellent transfer. Both picture and audio are as good as they are probably ever going to be and represent the intended cinematography well. ArrowVideo have included a really interesting and informative bunch of extras on this disc too with several retrospective docs & mini featurettes as well as a booklet featuring two nice essays.
OK, here is the cover art I did for a new upcoming Blu-ray release of the complete Avatar: The Last Airbender series (swipe for the slipcase cover). They figured out a way to uprez the footage from the original masters. The Blu-ray will be available exclusively from Best Buy starting May 1st, then available nationally starting June 5th. IGN has some more info — you can click on my Tumblr link in my bio for a post with that link. Thanks for your interest in the art as I posted process pics along the way! ✨💙✨