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10 Best Movies Of The 70's Now Available On Blu-ray

Many people have
called the 1970's the second Golden Age of Cinema, on par with movies produced
during the late 1920s up to the late 1950s. With new directors such as Steven
Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese coming onto
the scene, it's very hard to argue this fact. The 70's were without a doubt a
time of great storytelling, producing high quality movies driven by characters
more so than by plot. Great movies that still hold up today.

Below are
some of these 70's movies now available on Blu-ray. Each one is a great
achievement in cinema and would be essential to anyone's movie collection. One
of the greatest advantages of owning a Blu-ray DVD Player is the fact that you
get to relive watching all these wonderful movies you enjoyed in the past, as if
you were watching them for the very first time. Check out these top movies of
the 70's and enjoy them once again.

M*A*S*H (Director: Robert Altman,
1970)

While being one of the most acclaimed comedies ever made, M*A*S*H
is also one of the most iconic antiwar movies ever produced. Directed by Robert
Altman, it is based on the novel "MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors" by
Richard Hooker. Adapted for the screen by Ring Larder Jr., it tells the story of
a group of medical doctors and nurses stationed in Korea during the Korean War.
With no real plot, the film is about the arrival of two surgeons, Captains
"Hawkeye" Pierce and "Duke" Forrest and their interaction with the surgical
staff. They use a series of humorous hi-jinks to keep their sanity during all
the horror that war brings.

Video Quality: M*A*S*H was never a film that
looked crisp and sharp; or particularly bright. This was the intentional purpose
of the original cinematographers. They used filters and brownish tones to give
the film its unique look. While this look is preserved in its 1080p with
AVC-encoded transfer, it still gives us the best image quality the film has ever
had.

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio:
2:35.1
Original aspect ratio: 2.40:1

Audio Quality: The film has been
given a newly lossless sound in the form of a DTS-HD Master 5.1
soundtrack.

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5 http://www.iceblackhawkshop.com/Blackhawks_Duncan_Keith_Jerseys.1
Spanish:
Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital
5.1
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: DTS 5.1
English: Dolby Digital
Mono

Special Features:
- "The Complete Interactive Guide to
M*A*S*H"
- "AMC Backstory: M*A*S*H"
- "Enlisted: The Story of
M*A*S*H"
- "M*A*S*H: History Through the Lens"
- "Remembering M*A*S*H:
30th Annual Cast & Crew Reunion"
- Two trailers
- Stills
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A Clockwork Orange (Director: Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

A
controversial film even to this day. Its depiction of sex and violence is some
of the most graphic ever put on screen. But simply stated, Stanley Kubrick's A
Clockwork Orange is a cinematic masterpiece. Adapted from the Anthony Burgress
novel of the same name, the film is about a man, Alex DeLarge, who is a
psychopathic delinquent. Among his many delights is Beethoven, rape, and
ultra-violence. He is the leader of a group of young criminals who spend their
nights stealing cars, breaking into peoples homes and vicious attacks on their
follow human beings. Alex is taken by the government and is used as a test
subject in an experiment to force criminals to become well behaving citizen.
With this film, Kubrick asked us to consider the greater evil. The monstrous
acts committed by Alex throughout the film or our willingness to destroy a
person's own moral choices to maintain social order.

Video Quality: The
film is presented on Blu-ray in 1080p with VC-1 encoding and a 1.66:1 aspect
ratio. Its many brilliant and crude colors are given a tremendous
upgrade.
Video codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1 http://www.iceblackhawkshop.com/Blackhawks_Bobby_Hull_Jerseys.66:1

Audio
Quality: The audio for the movie has been remixed into a PCM 5.1 uncompressed
track and a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. You can now enjoy synthesized Beethoven
symphonies in all their glory.
English: PCM 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English:
Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital
5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features:
- Commentary by
Malcolm McDowell and Film Historian Nick Redman
- "Still Tickin': The Return
of A Clockwork Orange"
- Great Bolshy Yarblockos: The Making of A Clockwork
Orange"
- "O Lucky Malcolm"
- Theatrical Trailer

The Godfather I
and II (Director: Francis Ford Coppola, 1972/1974)

Generally considered
two of the best American Movies ever made and landmarks in world cinema. Francis
Ford Coppola's The Godfather and Godfather II is a multi-generational crime
family saga. Staring Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as his son
Michael; the story takes place in New York in the late 1940's. The Corlones are
a Mafia family, and Vito is the Godfather or Don. Michael is initially an
outsider in the family. Making the decision to stay out of the family business.
Through a series of unfortunate events, Michael is soon drawn into a life of
crime and eventually rises to the position of ultimate power. Through both films
we are shown every aspect of their lives; from births, marriages, dealings with
friends and allies, to deaths. What we are left with, in essence, is a great
family drama.

Video Quality: Noticeable better than their DVD
counterparts, The Godfather Films on blu-ray are delivered in 1080p with AVC
MPEG-4 encoding at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. It offers great fullness and sharp
images.
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio:
1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Quality: Presented in Dolby
TruHD 5.1 Surround for all films, it offers great clarity and the best sound
ever for The Godfather films.
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
(48kHz/24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital
5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Young Frankenstein (Director: Mel
Brooks, 1974)

They don't come any funnier than Mel Brook's Young
Frankenstein http://www.iceblackhawkshop.com/Blackhawks_Marian_Hossa_Jerseys.
A spoof of the classic horror movies Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
Using the same sets as the original, the story centers around Frederick
Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his on going effects to re-animate the dead. With
the help of a bumbling assistant Igor (Marty Feldman), and the beautiful Inga
(Teri Garr) he is able to create life, The Monster (Peter Boyle). With scene
after scene of comedy highlights, Mel Brooks brings out the very best in his
cast which includes: Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, and Gene
Hackman in a classic cameo. Unlike many comedy films, this one does not age and
its jokes are still as funny as they were 30 years ago.

Video Quality: It
gets the absolute most out of its 1080p with AVC-encoding. The remastering of
the black and white imagery looks fantastic.
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video
resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Quality: The film has a
DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 sound track and a remix of the film's original
mono.
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Mono
French:
Mono
Spanish: Mono

Special Features:
- Inside the Lab: Secret
Formulas in the Making of 'Young Frankenstein'
- Alive! Creating a Monster
Classic
- Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein
- Transylvanian
Lullaby: The Music of John Morris
- The Franken~Track: A Monstrous
Conglomeration of Trivia
- Mexican Interviews

One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest (Director: Milos Forman, 1975)

Milso Forman directed this
1975 film depicting the lives of patients in a mental institution. This film is
regarded as one of the greatest films in American Cinema. The main character in
the story is Randle Patrick McMurphy, played to perfection by Jack Nicholson.
Who is sentenced to 18 months in prison for statuary rape, but he soon convinces
the prison guards he is crazy and in need of psychiatric care. His rebel nature
soon attracts a following with the other patients. He soon gathers them up to
take on Nurse Ratched, who runs the institution more like a dictator that a
dedicated health care giver. The resulting conflicts and battles will give
viewers some of the most powerful emotions ever experienced while watching a
film. A solid masterpiece of cinema, well worth experiencing once again on
Blu-ray.

Video Quality: This film comes to Blu-ray in a 1080p with VC-1
encode. Certainly the best remastered version produced. With it high quality
1080p images, the resolution is a giant lead forward over any other version
released previously.
Video codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect
ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Quality: The sound resolution is in Dolby Digital
5.1.
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish:
Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital Mono
Italian: Dolby Digital
Mono

Special Features:
- Audio Commentary
- The Making of One Flew
Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
-
Collectible Booklet

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director: Steven
Spielberg, 1977)

This, Steven Spielberg 1977 film, has become one of the
most revered Science Fiction movies of all time. It stars Richard Dreyfuss,
Francois Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, and Teri Garr. It is the story of an
electrical lineman whose life takes an unexpected turn one evening when he
encounters some unidentified flying lights in the sky. He soon becomes obsessive
and can not help himself from being drawn to a rural site in Wyoming. Government
agents are also at this site keeping away the general public. More of a
character driven movie, this science fiction tale is no less riveting and
visually spectacular.

Video Quality: This is a visual stunning film
transferred to 1080p with AVC MPEG-4 encoding. The film remains to keep its
grainy tone but you will never see this film look as vibrant as it does on
Blu-ray.
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio:
2.35:1

Audio Quality: You get two audio options, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
and Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Both giving you high resolution sound making the
soundtrack absolutely brilliant as well.
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
5.1
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
French: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Spanish: Dolby
TrueHD 5.1

Special Features:
- Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close
Encounters
- Storyboard to Screen Comparisons
- Photo Gallery
- Making
of Documentary
- "Watch the Skies"
- Deleted Scenes
- A View From
Above

Saturday Night Fever (Director: John Badham, 1977)

Most
movies come and go without much notice or impact on our daily lives. While
others, all be it rare, can come along and in an instance have an impact and
even change our culture. Saturday Night Fever is one of those movies. After its
1977 release, disco rules the music airwaves and the dance floors. It tells the
story of a 19 year old Italian American living in Brooklyn by the name of Tony
Manero (John Travolta). He works at the local paint shop and still lives with
his family. At night he frequents a nightclub and becomes a disco dance god.
Director John Badham does a great job showing the spiritual connection between
music and dance, and how Tony sees this as a means of escaping his limited life
to something bigger.

Video Quality: Great quality with the Blu-ray format
in a 1080p with AVC MPEG-4 encoding. This version of Saturday Night Fever is the
best the movie has ever looked including theatrical revivals.
Video codec:
MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Quality: Remixed in Dolby TrueHA 5.1 Surround, the sound track is very
impressive. You be able to enjoy all those classic songs like never
before.
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish:
Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features:
- Commentary by Director John
Badham
- Pop-up trivia
- Documentary: Catching the Fever
- Back to Bay
Ridge (9 minutes) hosted by Joe Cali
- Dance like Travolta and John Cassese
(9 minutes)
- Fever challenge - Interactive feature
- Deleted
scenes

Midnight Express (Director: Alan Parker, 1978)

Midnight
Express is about Billy Hayes and what happens to him when he is caught trying to
smuggle out two kilograms of hashish from Istanbul, Turkey. Sentence to 4 years
in prison, the sentence was soon extended, with Mr. Hayes experiencing
terrifying and unbearable acts of physical and mental torture. While being
committed to the prison's insane asylum where he manages to escape in 1975. Told
with fine skill and detail, director Alan Parker and Screenwriter Oliver Stone,
have created a powerful film.

Video Quality: This films is delivered on
Blu-ray with a 1080p with AVC MPEG-4 encoding at an aspect ratio of 1.85:1.The
image quality is good and faithful to its source.
Video codec: MPEG-4
AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Quality:
Audio is also, faithful to the original source. Remixed into Dolby TrueHD 5.1
you get very good results.
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
English: Dolby
Digital Mono
French: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital
2.0
Portuguese: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Special Features:
- The
Producers
- The Production
- The Finished Film
- The Making of
'Midnight Express'

Being There (Director: Hal Ashby, 1979)

Peter
Sellers gives an award winning performance as Chance the Gardener (Chauncey
Gardiner) in the truly classic comedy film. He plays a simple man who has been
isolated his entire life in a townhouse in Washington, DC. And the only things
he knows anything about is what he has seen and heard on TV. Once he is thrown
out into the world, he comes across an array of characters from the inner
circles of political power makers and the resulting fall-out makes this one of
the best comedies of the 70's.

Video Quality: Remastered with a 1080p
with VC-1 transfer the image is the best this movie has ever been.
Video
codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Quality: The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 or lossless Dolby True
2.0 mono.
English: Dolby TrueHD 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 1.0
Spanish:
Dolby Digital 1.0
French: Dolby Digital 1.0

Special Features:
-
Memories from Being There
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending
- Gag
Reel
- Theatrical Trailer

Enjoy Once Again!

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