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Coco (4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Review)

Disney Pixar’s Coco may have kinda faded from conversation with a lot of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji and The Greatest Showman box office triumphs. But, just before those three films dominated, Coco was quite a phenomenon and powerhouse itself.  Coco opened to fantastic reviews and almost made three quarters of a billion dollars in its worldwide run. Quite an achievement. This fresh, emotion and charming family drama is making its way to Disney’s slowly growing 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray collection. I’ll have to admit, when I saw it in theaters, throughout the thing I was getting giddy at the prospect of how the HDR was gonna look on the 4K UHD disc. Well, now we can see when it releases on February 27th. Continue reading ‘Coco (4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Review)’

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Midnight Cowboy, Mishima, Moonrise & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in May 2018

This May, John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy, the era-defining classic of New American Cinema whose sexual frankness helped earn it both an X rating and an Oscar for best picture, will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K digital restoration. But first, a major rediscovery: Moonrise, the long-unavailable final triumph by neglected Hollywood master Frank Borzage, will appear in a new, restored 4K digital transfer. Then, fresh from its celebrated theatrical run, Aki Kaurismäki’s award-winning The Other Side of Hope, the dryly comic tale of a Syrian refugee and the restaurateur who helps him find a foothold in Finland, arrives on home video. Cristian Mungiu, leading light of the New Romanian Cinema, examines the fine line between faith and fanaticism in Beyond the Hills, and shows how a father’s concern for his daughter draws him into a network of corruption in Graduation, both new to home video. And that’s not all: Robert Bresson’s profoundly compassionate masterpiece Au hasard Balthazar and Paul Schrader’s wildly unconventional biopic Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters will make their first appearances on Blu-ray, in new restorations.

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The Florida Project (Blu-ray Review)

Director Sean Baker had himself a nice little breakout with the acclaimed film Tangerine a few years ago. Here he returns with his follow up, The Florida Project. I thin this one expected a little more love at the Academy Awards this year, but has wound up touting a Willem DaFoe Best Supporting Actor nomination as its big mark. Regardless, another thing that struck me about this film’s Blu-ray release was how quickly it went from being announced to release. It was literally “Here it is and its coming in 2 weeks”. I know some of the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray catalog titles have been quick to the snap, but a brand new movie on standard Blu-ray is pretty rare when it has that fast of a turnaround, especially on a quality project. Alas, you’ll be able to grab it for yourself on February 20th. Continue reading ‘The Florida Project (Blu-ray Review)’

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Lady And The Tramp: The Signature Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Disney Signature Collection has set its sites on the perfect release for the month that houses Valentine’s Day; Lady and the Tramp. Including new bonus materials as well as the classic features, this new release also allows you to watch the film in three different ways. One thing notable here (And maybe its just the first time I’ve noticed), but Disney has changed from calling this a “combo pack” to naming it “multi-screen edition”. A little, but very interesting change in terms of verbiage for the packaging. We’ll see if any other studios begin to follow suit. This second release of the film on Blu-ray will be seeing your store shelves, physical and virtual, on February 27th. Pre-order links through Amazon have been off and on, so check back if one doesn’t appear here when you’re reading. Continue reading ‘Lady And The Tramp: The Signature Collection (Blu-ray Review)’

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Stoner Classic UP IN SMOKE Celebrates 40 Years With New Blu-ray April 10th!

Fire up the home entertainment system and call your buds because the ultimate stoner comedy is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  The high-larious cannabis cultural epic  breakthrough UP IN SMOKE will “… grab you by the poo poo” all over again when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  A special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, pairing the Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP in deluxe packaging, will arrive the following week on 4/20 from Rhino, featuring a newly recorded “2018 version” of the title song “Up In Smoke.”

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BATMAN NINJA Comes To Blu-ray & Blu-ray Steelbook May 8th!

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018. The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.  Batman Ninja is PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

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Ready Player Rock – JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 20

The monster hit is coming home. Experience this year’s biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood’s most popular actors when JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE debuts on digital March 6 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas (“Scream Queens”) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man).

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Hellraiser: Judgement (Blu-ray Review)

When last we saw old Pinhead and the Hellraiser gang, it was in Revelations. It was the first non-Doug Bradley in the series and heaping pile of flaming turds. The film was made with the sole purpose of hanging onto the rights and it absolutely felt like it. Now, we are here again with Hellraiser: Judgement, a film likely made to hold onto the rights to the cenobites. However, this one appears to have been given more time to get a decent straight to video production done (The last one got whipped together after their plans to remake the original fell apart last minute). As a horror junkie and fan of the series, I can help but not give into my mortal sins of curiosity and check this out. Lowest of the low in expectations, just give me some of the essentials and we can dance. You’ll be able to see for yourself on February 13th, making for a nice bloody Valentine’s Day. Continue reading ‘Hellraiser: Judgement (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Strangers – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Like Drag Me To Hell before it, here comes another more “modern” Collector’s Edition version from Scream Factory.  Its The Strangers which, doesn’t seem like it, is now ten years old this coming summer. And its taken that long for the film to get a sequel which is arriving very soon. They are updating it with a new HD master of both cuts of the film as well as some new interviews with a few folks (Not Liv Tyler, Scott Speeman or …man it would be awesome…Glenn Howerton). This is one of the spookiest films of the previous decade and I’m glad to see it getting some genuine double dip love here.  If you want to pre-order yourself to have it when it arrives next month, click the Amazon link below. It arrives on March 6th, which is just 3 days before the new one comes out! Continue reading ‘The Strangers – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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‘Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray April 16, 2018!

One of world cinema s most dynamic and highly regarded auteurs, Hou Hsiao-hsien has influenced entire generations of filmmakers and was once dubbed one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema . The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three films from early in his career, Cute Girl, The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boys from Fengkuei, all making their worldwide debut on Blu-ray. Eureka Entertainment to release Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983 (Cute Girl / The Green, Green Grass of Home / The Boys From Fengkuei), a two disc set of formative films by one of world cinema’s greatest directors, on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world from 16 April 2018, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series featuring a Limited Edition O-card [First 2000 copies only].  Continue reading ‘‘Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray April 16, 2018!’

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‘Marty’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD April 9, 2018!

A beloved classic of American cinema, Delbert Mann’s Marty was the first ever recipient of the Palme d Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, one of only two films to ever win both organisations grand prizes (the second being Billy Wilder s The Lost Weekend). I ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life, says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine, The Vikings, Violent Saturday). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair, Il Grido), a lonely schoolteacher who s just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty s on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares his joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love… until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.  Continue reading ‘‘Marty’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD April 9, 2018!’

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Play Ball! The Sandlot – 25th Anniversary Collector Edition Arrives on Blu-ray 3/27

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating a quarter century of laughter and friendship with THE SANDLOT – 25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition, arriving on Blu-ray™ March 27. In this beloved family-favorite, it’s the early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork — he can’t even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy.

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Prepare Breakfast And Put On Your Nicest Dress, PHANTOM THREAD Comes To Blu-ray April 10

Here’s a film that only gets better the more I think about it – Three-time Oscar® winner Daniel Day-Lewis earns his sixth Academy Award® nomination as Reynolds Woodcock, the fastidious and controlling fashion designer  whose glamorous and carefully tailored life is disrupted by love in Phantom Thread, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 27, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on April 10, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Daniel Day-Lewis reunites with multi-Oscar®nominated director, writer and producer Paul Thomas Anderson in this spectacular film praised as a “pure delicious pleasure” (Guardian). The Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital versions include special bonus features to give viewers a more in-depth look into the behind the scenes of the film. Phantom Thread received six Academy Awards® nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.

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Things Get Gross In TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, On Blu-ray May 1st!

Gear up for the next chapter of the beloved Tremors franchise when Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy return in Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, arriving on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on May 1 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Explore the fully loaded bonus features the delve further to unearth the secrets of the cult horror franchise. Additionally, Tremors: The Complete Collection will also be available on DVD on May 1, 2018, which will include Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors: The Legend Begins, Tremors 5: Bloodlines and the newest film Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell. Continue reading ‘Things Get Gross In TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, On Blu-ray May 1st!’

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Gate II (Blu-ray Review)

The Gate was a nice little cult classic in the way of those like an Amblin film, The Goonies or Monster Squad was. Kids against some supernatural evils. Its fun and still holds up pretty decently. The original was release from the Vestron Video Collector’s Series line last year. Now, complimenting that, from Scream Factory we get the supercharged sequel to that horror classic that comes alive with unearthly creatures, heart-stopping action and incredible special effects.  While not a part of the Collector’s Edition line, its coming complete with a 2K transfer that also has new interviews and such, giving the essentials of one of those. You’ll be able to pick this one up (You can already pre-order it, do so below) when it released on February 20th.  Continue reading ‘Gate II (Blu-ray Review)’

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Fall Into The “TOMB RAIDER Trap” When Both Angelina Jolie Films Come To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 27th!

This March, we are getting another crack taken at the Tomb Raider game franchise being adapted to the big screen with Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft. Let us not forget the early 2000s when much excitement came and the perfect bit of dream casting in that of Angela Jolie in the title role. While the film did solid box office, most found it to be a bit of a disappointment, though still led to a sequel The Cradle of Life. Many will tell you that was a much better and actually good film. However, people didn’t trust their dollars on it after the first and its box office failure effectively shut down the franchise. But, with a reboot comes the great think in that the home video editions of the originals usually see a nice upgrade. And here we are with both Tomb Raider films seeing a 4K Ultra-HD format jump. You can pre-order these and have them ready to go on February 27th. Continue reading ‘Fall Into The “TOMB RAIDER Trap” When Both Angelina Jolie Films Come To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 27th!’

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Sleep With The Fishes in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water On Blu-ray This March

Hey, a new PR for my favorite film of 2017! From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Up for 13 Oscars and featuring special features to bring you closer to del Toro’s world, add THE SHAPE OF WATER to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning February 27 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 13.

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Victor Crowley (Blu-ray Review)

As we are in the wake and “awe” of the surprise Super Bowl-Netflix-The Cloverfield Paradox-Watch It After The Game event, there are probably a lot of people that don’t realize something even sneakier and more surprising occurred last year. Adam Green was hosting a would be 10th anniversary screening of his popular gory slasher love letter Hatchet, only to start it and shock everyone with the fourth film in the series, Victor Crowley. Nobody even knew this movie was being made. It was a completely shock and surprise. See, we all knew this third Cloverfield movie was coming, we just had the rug pulled out from under us in terms of how and when it was being released. Victor Crowley pulled a Phantasm: RaVager and managed to be one hell of a good kept secret. The film had itself a roadshow tour to screen it, but now you’ll be able to own it and check it out on various mediums February 6th. Continue reading ‘Victor Crowley (Blu-ray Review)’

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