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‘Darkest Hour’ Prize Package Giveaway Contest!

Currently in theaters, Darkest Hour is one of the best films of the year. It features an Oscar-worthy performance from Gary Oldman and details the early days of Winston Churchill’s tenure as Prime Minister of England, which was right at the same time the real struggles of World War II were emerging. Director Joe Wright has assembled a great film about an important figure and you should try to catch it if you can. Additionally, why not do your duty and enter this contest to win a Darkest Hour-themed prize package! Continue on to learn more details about the fun items that come from taking a little time to learn a bit more about a great movie and doing a couple things for us fine folks here at Why So Blu.
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Own GEOSTORM On Blu-ray January 23rd!

Uncover the world’s biggest conspiracy when “Geostorm” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” The film stars Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”). Continue reading ‘Own GEOSTORM On Blu-ray January 23rd!’

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 Comes To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray 2018 January 16th!

See what critics are calling “the best movie of the year” when “Blade Runner 2049” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) comes Alcon Entertainment’s science fiction thriller “Blade Runner 2049.” Sure as it is to delight ‘Blade Runner’ fans, this stunningly elegant follow-up doesn’t depend on having seen the original. The film stars Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) as K, and Harrison Ford (the “Star Wars” films, “Witness”), reprising the role of Rick Deckard.  The main international cast also includes Ana de Armas (“War Dogs”), Sylvia Hoeks (“Renegades”), Robin Wright (“Wonder Woman”), Mackenzie Davis (“The Martian”), Carla Juri (“Brimstone”), and Lennie James (“The Walking Dead”), with Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films) and Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”). “Blade Runner 2049” was produced by Oscar nominees Andrew A. Kosove & Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”) and three time Emmy winner Bud Yorkin & Cynthia Sikes Yorkin.  Multiple Oscar nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”), who directed the first “Blade Runner,” is an executive producer.  Bill Carraro served as executive producer and unit production manager. Continue reading ‘BLADE RUNNER 2049 Comes To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray 2018 January 16th!’

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Get Your Hatchet Handy When VICTOR CROWLEY Slashes Onto Blu-ray February 6th!

Dark Sky Films today announced the official release date of VICTOR CROWLEY, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. The film will be released on VOD, Digital and Blu-ray and DVD on February 6, 2018. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher reboot unexpectedly debuted this past August. The highly anticipated release was shown in theaters across the country in October  as part of the “Victor Crowley Road Show.”

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Vestron’s CLASS OF 1999 Coming To Blu-ray January 30th!

The ultimate teaching machine spirals out of control when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the sci-fi thriller Class of 1999, arriving for the first time on limited edition Blu-ray™ on January 30 from Lionsgate. A high school principal employs robotic teachers to keep order in an inner-city school, but when the androids become deadly, opposing teenage gangs must unite to save their own lives. Starring Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, and Malcolm McDowell, Class of 1999 is packed with all-new special features, including audio commentaries with director Mark L. Lester, interviews with the crew and more! Restored and remastered, the Class of 1999 Blu-ray will be available January 30th. Continue reading ‘Vestron’s CLASS OF 1999 Coming To Blu-ray January 30th!’

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BAD DAY FOR THE CUT Arrives on Blu-ray January 9, A Good Day Indeed

I’m looking forward to this one, after hearing so much praise from Why So Blu’s Jason Coleman. Check this out: A mild-mannered farmer becomes a gun-totin’ vigilante on a bloody quest to avenge his beloved mother’s brutal murder in the witty and ultra-violent neo-noir BAD DAY FOR THE CUT, blasting its way onto Blu-rayJanuary 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Chris Baugh makes his explosive directorial debut with this action-packed tale of revenge starring Nigel O’Neill (The Old Irish Washer Woman), Susan Lynch (From Hell), Józef Pawlowsku (Warsaw ’44), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), David Pearse (“Vikings”), Brian Milligan (Leap Year), Anna Prochniak (The Innocents), with Stella McCusker (Five Minutes of Heaven) and Ian McElhinney (Rogue One, “Game of Thrones”). BAD DAY FOR THE CUT made its world debut in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

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BETTER CALL SAUL Season Three On Blu-ray January 16!

Pull out your space blankets and grab a bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos chicken because the stand-out prequel to the Emmy®-winning pop culture phenomenon Breaking BadBETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON THREE, lands on Blu-ray and DVD January 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  In the critically acclaimed third season, Jimmy McGill’s faltering moral compass is strained when he learns of the vengeful campaign Chuck has mounted against him — threatening to damage the brothers’ relationship irrevocably.  Meanwhile, Mike’s search for answers brings him deep into the underworld of criminal mastermind Gus Fring.

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A Bad Moms Christmas Arrives on Blu-ray After Christmas

A Bad Moms ChristmasThree overwhelmed and overworked mothers are ambushed during the holidays by their own moms in the hilarious and heartfelt comedy, A Bad Moms Christmas, arriving on Digital on January 23, 2018 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 6, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  The original trio of suburban Chicago pals, Mila Kunis (Ted), Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”), are joined by newcomers Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and Susan Sarandon (“Feud”) as the leading ladies’ respective mothers in this sequel to 2016’s breakout hit Bad Moms. Raunchy, witty, and fun, A Bad Moms Christmas, from STXfilms, also stars Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”) and Peter Gallagher (“Law & Order: SVU”) and offers a hysterical look into the lives of moms dealing with familial pressures and expectations during the holidays. The bonus gag reel, deleted scenes and extended music video on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital deliver tons of laughs from the all-star comedic cast. Continue reading ‘A Bad Moms Christmas Arrives on Blu-ray After Christmas’
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Operation Petticoat (Blu-ray Review)

Olive Films has done a terrific job with the high definition transfer of Operation Petticoat. Cary Grant is the commander of a wheezy old submarine which he gets underway and operational through his conniving junior officer, Tony Curtis.  In a series of improbable but acceptable situations, the sub takes on as passengers five army nurses, a few Filipino families including expectant mothers, and a goat.  Some of the situations are predictable, such as those arising when chesty nurses meet seamen in a sub’s narrow corridors. At first, this odd group of characters seems poised to eternal conflict, but as it happens in these comedies, they soon learn to complement each other and become indispensable as a team.

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Learn All About Professor Marston and the Wonder Women on Blu-ray This January

Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenI’m all over this one!  Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast, Fast & Furious 6), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Vicky Christina Barcelona), and Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Dark Shadows) star in the biographic drama PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, debuting on Blu-ray,  DVD, and Digital on January 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN is based on the bold and illuminating true superhero origin story depicting the creation of the beloved comic book character ‘Wonder Woman’ in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), the Harvard psychologist who helped invent the modern lie detector test. Marston’s polyamorous relationship with wife Elizabeth Holloway (Rebecca Hall) and their lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) was key to the creation of Wonder Woman as their feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Written and Directed by Angela Robinson (“True Blood”), PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN also stars JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) with Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon) and Connie Britton (“Nashville”).

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Father Goose (Blu-ray Review)

Olive Films is proud to present this unusual Cary Grant film. Set in 1941 as the Japanese advance and the Australians withdraw from the South Pacific islands. Cary Grant plays Walter Eckland, an American ex-professor who fled to the islands before the war to escape civilization. He is not well mannered in the least and would much rather have a crate of whiskey than anything else. Eckland is persuaded to volunteer, although that term seems to be used quite loosely as he doesn’t seem to have any choice, as a lookout, and is posted on a South Pacific island alone. He attempts to rescue a watcher from another island, but turns up too late and finds him dead. Instead, he discovers Catherine Freneau, Leslie Caron, the daughter of the French Consul in possession of seven little girls who were students at the consulate. He takes them back to his lookout in a boat more suitable for one where they take over his home and attempt to improve his habits. Because it’s too dangerous to arrange to airlift them off the island, they’re stuck living with alcoholic slob that is Eckland for many weeks. The comedy between this battle of the sexes is quite fun as Freneau tries to make a proper home for the girls and Eckland refuses to cooperate.

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Spend Your Day After X-Mas With The 4K UHD Release Of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99!

RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action/thriller film BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo packs on Dec. 26, 2017.  Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Udo Kier (Blade), Marc Blucas (“Underground”) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”). RLJE Films will release BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on Dec. 26, 2017 on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray combo and on Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo.

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Arrives On Blu-ray January 23rd!

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) reunites with Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, In Bruges, 2009) in one of this year’s most frightening thrillers, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD January 23 from Lionsgate. Co-starring Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2003), the 2017 Cannes Film Festival® Best Screenplay winner is an unforgettable thriller about the sacrifices one man has to make in order to protect his family. Continue reading ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Arrives On Blu-ray January 23rd!’

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Vestron Video’s GOTHIC Arrives On Blu-ray Collector’s Series January 30th!

From the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, the horror classic Gothic will arrive for the first time on limited edition Blu-ray™ on January 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Gabriel Byrne (2009, Best Actor, “In Treatment”), Julian Sands, and Natasha Richardson, and from legendary director Ken Russell (Lair of the White Worm), Gothic is the fictional retelling of the night Mary Shelley developed the story of Frankenstein. While under the influence of experimental substances, she and a group of friends experience terrifying visions that bend reality into her horrific tale. The Gothic limited edition Blu-ray is packed with all-new special features, including audio commentaries, isolated score selections, interviews with the cast and crew, and more, and will be available January 30th. Continue reading ‘Vestron Video’s GOTHIC Arrives On Blu-ray Collector’s Series January 30th!’

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INTERSTELLAR And The TRANSFORMERS Films To Be Released On 4K UHD In December

And now, here come the 4K UHD releases of INTERSTELLAR, which will be released on December 19th, and the first four Transformers films- TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which will be released on December 5th (TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is available now on 4K UHD).  All releases come in a 3-disc 4K UHD/Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital copy. Filled with eye-popping action and stunning visuals, these films deliver the kind of entertainment experience that absolutely engulfs you.  Watching them on 4K UHD quite literally transforms home viewing into something more immersive and more visceral than ever before. Continue reading ‘INTERSTELLAR And The TRANSFORMERS Films To Be Released On 4K UHD In December’

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Own the Christopher Nolan Collection on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack On December 19!

Own the Christopher Nolan Collection on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack On December 19!Seven acclaimed films from director Christopher Nolan will be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on December 19, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Inception,” and “Dunkirk” will be available from Warner Bros., featuring the films on 4K Ultra HD. “The Prestige” and “Interstellar” will be available on 4K Ultra HD from Disney and Paramount respectively. Continue reading ‘Own the Christopher Nolan Collection on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack On December 19!’

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Night of the Living Dead, Silence of the Lambs & More Coming to The Criterion Collection February 2018

Next February, George Romero’s revolutionary horror classic Night of the Living Dead comes lurching from the grave, in a major new edition featuring an astonishing new 4K restoration of the film, never-before-seen footage from the production, and hordes of interviews and programs exploring the incredible story of the making of this trailblazing independent film. No less chilling is Jonathan Demme’s eerily intimate The Silence of the Lambs, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in a serial-killer scenario like no other. This celebrated thriller will return to the Criterion Collection in a stunning new 4K restoration along with extensive supplements, including our long-out-of-print commentary featuring Demme, Hopkins, and Foster. There’s also Satyajit Ray’s richly observed character study The Hero, starring Bengali screen icon Uttam Kumar as a matinee idol reckoning with the pitfalls of fame, in a new 2K transfer. Another thespian takes the stage in An Actor’s Revenge, Kon Ichikawa’s kabuki-inspired spectacle about a female impersonator’s quest for vengeance, appearing in a new 4K restoration. And there’s more: Tony Richardson’s uproarious multi-Oscar-winning literary adaptation Tom Jones, starring Albert Finney, will make its Blu-ray debut in an edition featuring new 4K restorations of both the original theatrical version of the film and Richardson’s 1989 director’s cut, as well as extensive interviews on the film’s production and influence. And Louis Malle’s mesmerizing debut Elevator to the Gallows, a clockwork thriller with a legendary Miles Davis score, will arrive on Blu-ray in a new 2K restoration.

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Linda Blair’s HELL NIGHT Arrives On Blu-ray January 2nd!

One dark night 12 years ago, madman Raymond Garth butchered his wife and children in their mansion before killing himself. Legend has it that one child survived the slaughter and remains hidden in the house as a deformed monster. Years later on pledge night, a group of new fraternity and sorority pledges must spend an evening in this creepy mansion on the anniversary of the killings. But what starts off as a night of innocent pranks and rowdiness soon turns deadly…

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