Now is your chance to experience Disney’s beloved masterpiece Aladdin, a timeless adventure for the whole family that will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Enjoy this magic carpet ride of non-stop comedy on Digital HD and DMA September 29th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 13th. You won’t want to miss out hearing Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie”. There will also be exclusive editions (Both being somewhat different in packaging and particular extra stuff) of this release for Best Buy and Target stores. Continue reading ‘Aladdin – Diamond Edition (Blu-ray Review)’
Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com) embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29thBlu-ray release will include two versions of the film – Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut. The DVD will feature the Theatrical version. Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th. The global ensemble cast features Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne who deliver hysterical performances in this summer blockbuster hit that totaled over $100 million in the domestic box office. The movie was adored by critics who gave it an astounding 95% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Continue reading ‘Spy (Blu-ray Review)’
I can’t tell you how much growing up in my late teens and early twenties that I looked forward to Friday nights. It wasn’t because it was the weekend or date night, but because The X-Files would be on television. I use to record them on VHS and try my best to blank out all the commercial breaks. The truth is out there…and now it can be found in its entirety when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment exposes the complete world of “The X-Files” on Blu-ray for the first time – just ahead of the event series premiere Sunday, January 24, 2016. The X-Files – The Collector’s Set– featuring a slot for the upcoming six-episode event series – releases on December 8, giving fans the chance to own a piece of television history and one of the year’s must-have giftset collections. Fans can also purchase each season individually on Blu-ray on December 8. Check out the full press release below. Continue reading ‘The Truth Is Still Out There with The X-Files – The Collector’s Set on Blu-ray’
TROLL & TROLL 2 Double Feature Coming From Scream Factory! First 5,000 Copies To Include BEST WORST MOVIE!
On November 17th, 2015, Scream Factory will release two fan favorite cult films, Troll and Troll 2, on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. This double feature comes loaded with bonus features, including a brand newThe Making of ‘Troll’ featurette, with interviews with director John Carl Buechler, producer Charles Band, writer Ed Naha, composer Richard Band, special effects artists John Vulich and Gino Crognale, visual effects artists Jim Aupperle, James Belhovek, Linda Drake and Kevin Kutchaver; new audio commentary with actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed; a behind the scenes gallery and theatrical trailers. As an added bonus, the first 5,000 copies sold will also include a DVD copy of Best Worst Movie. Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘TROLL & TROLL 2 Double Feature Coming From Scream Factory! First 5,000 Copies To Include BEST WORST MOVIE!’
Legendary Hong Kong Writer/Director Ringo LAM returns to filmmaking after seven years with the neo-noir action thriller WILD CITY,debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD November 10 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The acclaimed filmmaker sets his sights once again on Hong Kong’s seedy underbelly. In the spirit of City on Fire and Full Alert, Lam’s latest Canto-noir finds unsuspecting bystanders caught in a tangled web of greed and betrayal, their growing anxieties punctuated with sudden bursts of violence. WILD CITY stars Louis KOO (Drug War, Z Storm), Shawn YUE (The Guillotines), TONG Liya (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), CHANG Hsiao-Chuan (The Laundryman) and Michael TSE (Millennium Mambo). Bonus materials include a three-part Making-of featurette and behind-the-scenes footage.
One of the biggest perks of this gig here at Why So Blu is the access it gives me to chat with choice talent that I highly admire in the world of filmmaking. Couple that with a 15-minute conversation about one of the most passionate subjects in my life, Ford Mustangs, and you have my heart and complete undivided attention. Yep, that’s right. My fifteen paragraphs of text wasn’t enough in my A Faster Horse film review a few days back over here. Oh no! I needed to have more! It’s like having two beautiful Ford Mustangs parked in your garage. What’s one more? Hell, why not go for a Shelby, right? Exactly! However, I digress. We’re here today to talk with David Gelb, the director of my new favorite documentary, A Faster Horse. I think you can already tell where this conversation is going to go. Oh yeah! Pure muscle car nirvana. Come on! Let’s get started. Continue reading ‘Interview With A Faster Horse’s David Gelb’
Travis, an underground comic book artist with a penchant for obscene caricatures, upsets a Chinatown crime lord who responds by cutting off the young man’s hand. As a despondent, drunken Travis wallows in post-severed hand depression, his decomposing limb returns to life and is determined to exact revenge. Soon, Travis and his mischievous appendage join forces with a masked S&M superhero to rid the city of evil. Filmmaker Matt O.’s debut feature strips Canada of its “land of nice” image with this deliriously offensive, gory, and happily un-PC horror-comedy! Continue reading ‘‘Bloody Knuckles’ on Blu-ray & DVD October 29′
In the nearly 100 years since the uncovering of the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, the young king’s popularity has really never subsided. Though his tomb was small and hidden, it was anything but humble—adorned with gorgeous jewelry and golden trinkets as well as the immediately recognizable sarcophagus. What the creators of Tut, brought to us by Spike Cable Network, have done is try to replicate that feeling of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb all over again through a dramatic portrayal of the events of his short life. This 3-part miniseries is somewhat small, but it is adorned with lavish costumes, sprawling outdoor locations, and vibrant sets. Though, in a parallel to the life of King Tut himself, will we find that for all its décor this drama is really just a footnote in history? Continue reading ‘Tut (Blu-Ray Review)’
Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing fans of the latest ingenious and pulse-pounding AMC original series, Fear The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season to Blu-ray and DVD on December 1st. Created by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy), the series hailed as “effortlessly creepy” (People), premiered in August as the #1 show in cable history. The 2-disc sets include character bios as well as “A Look at the Series.” Both fans of the show, as well as those who have yet to encounter the engrossing drama, will have the opportunity to own all six episodes. Check out the full press release down below courtesy of Anchor Bay. Continue reading ‘Fear The Walking Dead This December on Blu-ray’
The irresistibly irreverent and delightfully outrageous Gallagher clan is back. The fifth season of Shameless, Showtime’s top-rated comedy series, is set for release on both DVD and Blu-ray™ from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) December 29, 2015. Titled Shameless: The Complete Fifth Season, this must-own release will feature all 12 episodes plus bonus content, including two featurettes and deleted scenes. From Emmy®-winning executive producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing) and Warner Bros. Television, Shameless stars Oscar®-nominated/Emmy®-winning actor William H. Macy (Fargo,Door to Door) and Emmy Rossum (Mystic River, Beautiful Creatures) in a fiercely engaging and fearlessly twisted comedy about an irreverent, unconventional, working-class Chicago South Side family trying to scrape by. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, the genial alcoholic father of six close-knit, street-smart and rambunctious kids who will do whatever it takes to survive and stay together. The Blu-ray™ includes both the Blu-ray™ and an UltraViolet™ digital copy.
Synapse Films will be releasing Thundercrack!, a kinky adult horror film that has a pretty significant cult following and they are touting quite an impressive restoration for the Blu-ray on it. On top of that, they are also releasing the Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will and the documentary Stalingrad. So, needless to say they have one of the most varied and interesting December slates to coming out here. And what better time than the holidays to bring all these back into the public conscience? Click on or scroll down to get all the details.
The breakout stars the world fell in love with in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me global film franchise headline their own movie for the first time in Minions, available on Digital HD November 24, 2015, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A much anticipated prequel to the unprecedented worldwide blockbusters Despicable Me and the beloved sequel Despicable Me 2, Minions is an immensely entertaining film for all audiences called “inventive and hilarious” by Julian Roman, Movieweb.com. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season.
From Aardman, the producers of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromitcomes Shaun the Sheep Movie, a farm-tastic adventure for the whole family, arriving just in time for the holidays on Digital HD November 10 and Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on November 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, this “world-class winner” (Rolling Stone) is rated 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was the #1 movie on their Summer Movie Score Card for 2015.
If A Faster Horse proves nothing else than the fact that we all have our own “Mustang” story, then the documentary film is already a winner in my book. For me, I suppose my father had a little something to do with my infatuation and affectionate love for the legendary pony car. You see, my dad had a little makeshift shrine in our basement devoted to his 1964 1/2 red convertible that included pictures of it, the original window sticker and whatnot. One of his most famed tales is how he almost walked away from that new vehicle deal over a hundred dollar disagreement with the salesman. Now between you and me, one-hundred dollars seems like chump change today, but back then that would be like saying you owe me seven-hundred and fifty-two dollars. Come to think of it that is still chump change. Alright, my dad’s just cheap. There I said it! However, he taught me the value of money and how to manage it so there’s always a silver lining. I suppose that since my room was decorated with posters like the Cobra branded logo on my bedroom door and the models I crafted were all Ford Mustangs had a little something to do with my obsession over the muscle car too. I remember this one model fondly. It was a black 1980 Cobra Mustang that had that infamous, large Cobra logo on the hood. I loved that car! Continue reading ‘Everyone Wants ‘A Faster Horse’ (Movie Review)’
It wouldn’t be another calendar year at the movies without the obligatory disaster film, would it? No way! This time out we have the heavyweight Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leading the pack. And while the film’s initial trailers, with the exception of the slow, melodic take on “California Dreamin,” didn’t do much to whet my appetite for this one I was just hoping for at least some senseless fun. Is that too much to ask? I thought to myself before my first go around with this Blu-ray title theatrically that if I could leave with a few giggles had, then it would all be worth it. Plus, I owe my girlfriend big time for dragging her out of the house against her will assuring her both Tomorrowland and Jupiter Ascending this year wouldn’t be that bad. Both were pure dog duty. And here we are. San Andreas is coming out on Blu-ray October 13th! Let’s chat about that and also all the chaos, mayhem, destruction and FX down below. Continue reading ‘San Andreas (Blu-ray Review)’
So this album is something of a rarity these days. It’s a musician from one genre actually acknowledging the artistic merit of someone with a completely different style. Most often when a cover album is made the tendency is to alter the original concept to such an extent that the core message and feeling that the lyrics are trying to convey, is almost completely lost. What Ryan has done is not only recreate the songs in a his own image, but he’s also maintained the core values that Taylor Swift initially set forth to express. Continue reading ‘Ryan Adams – 1989 (Album Review)’
While part two in the new franchise here didn’t really do it for me, I gotta say I was stoked to see where this newest entry, I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine, takes things, especially with Sarah Butler back in the mix. Hell yeah! So before we dive deep into the nitty gritty of things, here’s the 411 on this Blu-ray release. Anchor Bay Entertainment is obviously the distributor of this revenge horror flick. If you do the math, it’s the third installment of the controversial cult series and will be released in select theaters October 9th before heading to DVD, Blu-ray and Video On Demand October 20, 2015. So now that we got all that housekeeping out of the way are you ready to start talking about I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine in more detail? I am! I want to get this over with. Haha. Continue reading ‘I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine (Blu-ray Review)’