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London/Paris/Liverpool Concert Photojournal: Rihanna at the O2 Arena / London, England / 12/20/2011

December 21, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

This is the seventh and last in a series of photojournals covering concerts during my trip to England and France. Tonight I attended a Rihanna concert at the O2 Arena in London, England on December 20th, 2011. Read more

“Auction Hunters” Stars To Go “Deep Inside the Lucasfilm Archives” as Part of Spike TV’s Labor Day Star Wars Marathon

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a press release published today, Spike TV will be broadcasting a Labor Day Marathon special that will include a tour of the Lucasfilm Archives, with a look at many of the original props and costumes from Star Wars on display at Skywalker Ranch.  The Marathon will be hosted by Allen Haff and Ton Jones of “Auction Hunters” and will be part of their programming that will feature all six Star Wars films and a special preview of the upcoming “Complete Saga” on Blu-Ray.  The release promises a “hands on” look at an original R2-D2, Leia’s slave costume from Return of the Jedi, a Darth Maul costume, and AT-AT model, and more. Read more

Salt Lake Tribune Details Role of BYU in Cecil B. DeMille ‘Ten Commandments’ Film Archive, Contribution to Blu-Ray Release

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An article published in today’s Salt Lake Tribune provides a history of Bringham Young University’s role in preserving an incredible archive of production material from Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956), as well as the role of Utahns who were involved with the film and the famed director’s respect for their reception of his classic film.  Read more

“Die Hard” Movie Prop Beretta, NYPD Badge Set, Zippo Lighter, Radio

April 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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This is the next in a series of more comprehensive profiles of the original props in my own collection, and the next pieces to be showcased are the Zippo lighter, Kenwood radio, and NYPD badge set from the John McTiernan  film “Die Hard” staring Bruce Willis as John McClane and the hero Beretta from “Die Hard With A Vengeance“. Read more

Standard Resolution Still Image Reference Archive: Superman IV (1987)

September 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This article provides an archive of stills from the film, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.  This film is not available in any high definition (HD DVD or Blu-Ray) disc format, so these captures are in standard definition (1079×607), as was the case with Superman III (see Reference Archive: Superman III). Read more

Standard Resolution Still Image Reference Archive: Superman III (1983)

September 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This article provides an archive of stills from the film, Superman III.  This film is not available in any high definition (HD DVD or Blu-Ray) disc format, so these captures are in standard definition (1153×649). Read more

High Resolution Still Image Reference Archive: Superman (1978)

August 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I have archived an assortment of screencaptures/screencaps/stills from the film Superman II in high resolution format (see Reference Archive: Superman II) to serve as a reference in the ongoing series of articles about costumes in the marketplace attributed to use by Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 70s and 80s.  This companion article provides an archive of stills from the original film, Superman: The Movie. Read more

High Resolution Still Image Reference Archive: Superman II (1980)

August 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I have archived an assortment of screencaptures/screencaps/stills from the film Superman II in high resolution format to serve as a reference in the ongoing series of articles about costumes in the marketplace attributed to use by Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 70s and 80s.  Read more

Terminator Endo Skull on eBay, Part 2 (Blu-Ray Stills, The Winson Effect)

June 26, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

This is a continuation of the first article looking at the “SCREEN-USED ENDOSKELETON HEAD FROM THE 1984 FILM “TERMINATOR” STARRING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER”.  I have compiled high resolution screen captures from The Terminator Blu-Ray Disc.  I have also researched the great detail about the development and filming of the Terminator endoskeleton and skull by Stan Winston Studios in the book, “The Winston Effect” (see Book Review: The Winston Effect).  These images and information are compared and contrasted with the endo skull offered at auction that is “MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF METAL”. Read more

Official Toshiba Press Release: “Discontinuation of HD DVD Business”

February 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

As reported Saturday, Toshiba has decided to abandon it’s HD DVD in the format war with competitor Sony and it’s Blu-Ray Disc. Read more

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