My first recommendation is Disney’s Blu-ray release of the original Tron. I single out the Blu-ray release because it’s a stunning transformation from DVD to BR. The very nature of the film, with its groundbreaking special effects and unique use of color, was at the top of my list for Blu-ray treatment. Timed perfectly to coincide with the release of the sequel, Tron: Legacy. It was fantastic to see Tron in near theater-like resolution.
Although not a traditional romantic comedy, Broadcast News brings us a dysfunctional triangle of a writer, producer, and anchor at a Washington, DC, national television news service. Starring original SNL alumni Albert Brooks at his best, with outstanding performances by Holly Hunter and William Hurt. Written, produced, and directed by perennial TV master James L. Brooks, Broadcast News is like a big-screen version of the Mary Tyler Moore Show for the ’80s.
- Tron: The Original Classic (USA) 1982, Walt Disney. List price: $26.50 (Blu-Ray, two discs)
- Broadcast News (USA) 1987, Criterion. List price: $39.95