Friday, April 1, 2011


Hey one and all ... and you too!

The long Cine-a-tech hiatus is over! You may now start the celebratory festivities.

Me and a few of my like-minded friends decided to start our own website:

Kind of clever isn't it? Well, we thought so. will have all of the Cine-a-tech goodness plus so much more! Film reviews, commentary, knowledgeable insight and even some entertaining inebriated ramblings plus all of the general gadgetry and tech news you have come to expect here!

Please feel free to head on over and peruse Cinebriated and leave some comments (we live to read them, seriously!), it is still an infant and who knows what it could grow into but we are having fun doing what we love.

Here's hoping some of that rubs off on you.

Your's in Cinebriation,


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just mostly dead ...

Hey dudes and dudettes!

There is something lurking over the horizon ... I am not saying Cine-a-Tech is back, but it may be resurfacing as something new in the near future.

You see, me and my pal Ed (Check out his slick blog The Talking Ed if you are so inclined) and another associate are planning something. "What?" You may ask ... frankly we don't really know yet either.

But whatever it is it will be going down soon, of that I am sure. I'll be sure to keep everyone of you posted as something more solid comes to fruition. Expect something soon!

As per usual when it comes to movies, watch responsibly. Don't Uwe Boll and drive!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Blog is dead, long live the site!

I am sorry.

That is all can really be said about my absence on the Blog-o-sphere. I really loved the Frankenstein-ian experience of creating something but I am sad to say that for the foreseeable future this blog is on hiatus.

Do not feel said though, friend, because my writing on all kinds of movie techno-gadgetry lives on over at For several months now I have been getting paid to do what I gladly did here on Cine-a-tech for free (total sell-out, I know!) , but as school starts back up and a myriad of obligations take up my precious little free time some things had to be neglected.

So as of now Cine-a-tech will go dormant, but I would like to thank all of you who read, followed and the few that commented on my humble blog. It was a valuable learning experience that re-affirmed my love for movies and landed me a part-time gig. If you can find it in your heart to forgive me feel free to stop by The Digital Dorm section of where I post at least a couple of news articles every weekday as well as handle some feature columns.

Thank you all again., maybe someday in the future Cine-a-tech will rise again.

Until then just keep enjoying the films that make you happy and maybe discover some new ones on the way. Happy travels, it is time for me to hit that dusty old trail ...

Yours in cinephilia,

Jake Riley

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Deal: Battlestar Galactica 56% Off!


Frak yeah!

For those of you waiting to pick up the SciFi Channel's bold re-imagining of the 1970's TV series Battlestar Galactica on Blu-ray now me be the time to open up your wallets. is running an amazing deal on Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series through August 7th. For $133 (Over half off!) you will get the BSG 3-hour mini-series, all 4 seasons of the show (75 episodes full of frying toasters!) plus Battlestar Galactica: The Plan which recaps the story from the Cylon's point of view.

This is the cheapest Battlestar Galactica has ever been, and it is definitely worth checking out the political/SciFi thriller. I loved this series (can you tell?) and man I am seriously considering picking this bad boy up!

"So say we all!"

Get Him to the Greek in September

Source: HighDef Disc News

The hilarious follow-up to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall is rocking its way into your living rooms September 28th.

Let me set the scene for those of you who didn't catch one of the funniest movies of the year, or just think you are a rock star and due to your binge drinking/drug habit your memory isn't what it used to be ...

Get Him to the Greek revolves around the life and times of Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) a burnt out dying breed of rock star, but his biggest fan who is also an aspiring music producer (Jonah Hill) makes it his mission to get Snow back to The Greek Theatre in L.A. from London in under 3 days for possibly the greatest anniversary show to happen to Rock'n'Roll ... ever.

If they make it there that is.

Get Him to the Greek has three ways to rock: 1-Disc DVD, 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray release. The extras you get depend on which option you go with and the 1-Disc DVD seems to be just a bare bones release with no extras, but the collector's edition DVD and Blu-ray are jam-packed with goodness!

Extras for 2-Disc DVD and Blu-ray Include:

  • Gag Reel
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Blind Medicine: A promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
  • Feature Commentary with director Nicholas Stoller, cast members Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss and producer Rodney Rothman
  • Getting To Get Him to The Greek Documentary
  • Getting In Tune With The Greek Documentary
  • The Making Of “African Child” Documentary
  • Five Complete Music Videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow and Jackie Q
  • Musical Performances from Infant Sorrow’s triumphant 1999 Greek Theater Concert and 2009 Comeback Concert, plus a peek at their infamous World Tour and the 2002 London Concert.
  • Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes including an Alternate Intro and Ending
  • Digital Copy

Blu-ray Exclusive Extras:

  • More Additional and Extended Scenes
  • Musical performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
  • Karaoke - Sing along to 15 Outrageous Songs
  • The Actual Auditions that landed Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari and T.J. Miller their roles
  • Instant access to stream a bonus movie by choosing one of three hilarious comedies: Uncle Buck, Dazed and Confused or Life

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary

Source: HighDef Disc News

"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey."

Fox Studios may be celebrating its 75th year in the movie biz, but it just so happens on of their films is also celebrating an anniversary!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 35 years old, and to celebrate this comedy/rock opera cult classic Fox is releasing a fully restored Blu-ray overflowing with bonus materials.

And the kicker? The Rocky Horror hits shelves October 19th, just in time for your Halloween party! So dig that old Dr. Fank-N-Furter costume and the lady friends make-up!

I refuse to apologize for the following pic ... it is obligatory:

Rocky Horror Extras Include:
  • The Midnight Experience: The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture-in-Picture Show, Vintage Callback Track (Unrated), Prop Box, All New Trivia Track
  • Audio Commentary by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn
  • Rocky-oke: Like the song? Now sing It!
  • Don't Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
  • An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
  • Mick Rock (A Photographer)
  • Mick Rock's Picture Show Gallery
  • Pressbook and Poster Gallery
  • Deleted Musical Scenes and Outtakes
  • Alternate Credit Ending and Misprint Ending
  • Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show Beacon Theater, New York City
  • "Time Warp" Music Video

Fine I
do apologize if I offended your eyesight with a transsexual Tim Curry.