David Lean

The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

2017-10-10T10:24:56-04:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: 4K, Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Bridge on the River Kwai opens in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Burma in 1943, where a battle of wills rages between camp commander Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) and newly arrived British colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness).

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Brief Encounter: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2016-05-18T09:35:25-04:00March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Based on Noël Coward's play "Still Life," Brief Encounter is a romantic, bittersweet drama about two married people who meet by chance in a London railway station and carry on an intense love affair. Sentimental yet down-to-earth and set in pre-World War II England, the film follows British housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson), who is on her way home, but catches a cinder in her eye. By chance, she meets Dr. Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard), who removes it for her. The two talk for a few minutes and strike immediate sparks, but they end up catching different trains