The Wind and the Lion (ViaVision) (1975)
Set in Morocco in 1904, The Wind and the Lion by writer / director John Milius and starring Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith and John Huston is a colourful, old fashioned, rollicking, derring-do adventure with echoes of David Lean. What’s not to like about a feisty heroine, charismatic leading man, desert landscapes and massed horsemen charging into the face of cannons?
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Top Secret! (Special Edition) (Blu-ray) (1984)
It's not as consistent or as well-remembered as Flying High! or The Naked Gun!, but Top Secret! is well worth your time and attention. It's frequently side-splitting and entertaining, even if it does end rather abruptly. For its Blu-ray debut, the technical presentation is...underwhelming. It's a perfunctory HD upgrade, and there's no getting around the fact that this film needs a fresh remaster. It's also nice that Via Vision ported over all the existing extras, but I wish there were more. I don't regret owning this disc, but hopefully we eventually get better.
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