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Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND On 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!

Following its exclusive one week engagement in theaters across the country starting September 1, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE vTHIRD KIND on September 19 with the new 4K restoration available on 3-disc 4K Ultra HD, a Limited Edition 3-disc 4K Ultra HD “Light and Sound” Gift Set, and in high-def on 2-disc remastered Blu-ray. A must-own for all true fans, the highly collectible Limited Edition Gift Set features illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif. Also included is an expanded booklet with rare archival photos. Both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include all three restored versions of the film, including the 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director’s Cut. Continue reading ‘Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND On 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!’

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The Philadelphia Story, Le Samouraï & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in November 2017

This November, golden-age Hollywood’s wittiest romantic comedy will join the Criterion Collection: The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart, all at the height of their dazzling charms. Our edition will feature a new 4K restoration, along with new supplements exploring the film’s production, which launched Hepburn back to stardom thanks largely to her own shrewd orchestrations. Next up, Donna Deitch’s swooning love story Desert Hearts – a landmark in queer cinema and a triumph of independent filmmaking – will appear in a special edition featuring a new, restored 4K digital transfer and interviews in which the cast and crew revisit the film’s production and discuss its impact three decades later. Terry Gilliam stepped out from the ranks of Monty Python for his solo-directing debut, Jabberwocky, which stars Michael Palin as a clueless bumpkin traipsing through a medieval kingdom terrorized by a fearsome dragon. Our edition marks the film’s first appearance on Blu-ray, in a new 4K restoration with special features including new interviews with the cast and crew. And that’s not all: Jean-Pierre Melville’s ice-cold gangster classic Le samouraï, starring Alain Delon, will now be on Blu-ray in a new high-definition digital restoration.

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Warrior Gets a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release October 24th!

Warrior 4kDirected by Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant, Miracle) (Story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman), relive the epic Oscar®-nominated* fight that pins brothers against each other when Warrior arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time on October 24 from Lionsgate (*Best Actor in a Supporting Role). See Oscar®-nominee Tom Hardy (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Revenant, 2015) square off against Golden Globe®-nominee Joel Edgerton (Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Loving, 2016) as brothers Tommy and Brendan in this edge-of-your-seat action drama. Experience every hard-hitting punch in Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR) and enjoy the thrills of the ring in four times the resolution of Full HD. Also starring Nick Nolte, who earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his breathtaking performance, the Warrior 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available October 24th. Continue reading ‘Warrior Gets a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release October 24th!’

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Open THE HOUSE On Blu-ray This October

Get lit, win big. Then go home to the kids when “The House” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 10. The comedy stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in their first big-screen pairing. Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with “The House.” When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas)—also in need of a major payday—they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off.

 

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The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12

The HatredExperience the bone-chilling tale of supernatural evil when The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Starring fan favorites Andrew Divoff and David Naughton, the film centers on a group of young women who are tormented by a sinister force as they discover their house has a dark history. From a producer of Halloween, The Hatred Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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Dream Casting Pits Shatner Vs West in BATMAN VS TWO-FACE On Blu-ray October 17th!

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.

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Rough Night Gets a 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Release September 5th!

Rough Night 4KExperience one hilariously wild night out without leaving home when ROUGH NIGHT gets the party started on digital Friday, August 25, and on “The Rougher Morning” Edition Blu-ray September 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Scarlett Johansson (Marvel’s Avengers series), Kate McKinnon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Jillian Bell (Office Christmas Party), Ilana Glazer (TV’s “Broad City”) and Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies”) give laugh-out-loud performances as college friends who reunite for a girls weekend getaway in Miami in this shockingly funny comedy directed by Lucia Aniello (TV’s “Broad City”) and co-starring Paul W. Downs (TV’s “Broad City”), Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”) and Demi Moore (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle). Continue reading ‘Rough Night Gets a 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Release September 5th!’

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Transformers: The Last Knight Crash Lands on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray September 26th

Called “incredibly entertaining” (Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International) and filled with “non-stop action from start to finish” (Emily Engberg, ABC-TV, KSTP), director Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the Transformers’ 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving September 26.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD September 12.  The cover art for the 4K UHD does look pretty cool below. Continue reading ‘Transformers: The Last Knight Crash Lands on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray September 26th’

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Wonder Woman Whips Her Lasso on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray September 19th

Wonder Woman 4K I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I have anxiously been waiting like a dog for their master to return home from work for the past several months in anticipation of Warner Bros. at least dropping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release date for Wonder Woman.  Praise the gods!  That day has finally arrived!  This is the day that Zeus had made possible!  Celebrate the wonder when “Wonder Woman” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”).  Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman Whips Her Lasso on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray September 19th’

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Dan O’Bannon’s THE RESURRECTED Debuts On Blu-ray September 12th!

Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic THE RESURRECTED, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (ZodiacFull Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  OnSeptember 12, 2017SCREAM FACTORY™ Home Entertainment is proud to present THE RESURRECTED on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras.  A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE RESURRECTED Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Dan O’Bannon’s THE RESURRECTED Debuts On Blu-ray September 12th!’

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD September 12th!

Hold onto your capes! Based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks Animation presents CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. “…One of the funniest, most heartwarming films of the year” (William Bibbiani, Crave Online). Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com, this outrageous family comedy tells the story of two overly imaginative best friends, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s the hero from their comic books: Captain Underpants. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE also features the voice talent of Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants. Continue reading ‘CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD September 12th!’

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Batter Up! The Walking Dead: Season 7 Runs Home This August

The dead aren’t the only things to fear when “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Rick Grimes and his hardened band of survivors face their greatest challenge yet in Negan, the volatile leader of an opposing group. “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints franchise), Lauren Cohan (The Boy), Danai Gurira (All Eyez On Me), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “Magic City”). The five-disc home entertainment release of “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season features hours of never-before-seen bonus features including audio commentaries, deleted and alternate scenes, and nine featurettes looking behind the scenes of the show, delving deeper into the characters and checking in with “The Walking Dead” writers.

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IT COMES AT NIGHT Comes At Blu-ray September 12th!

Fear knows no limits when the suspenseful horror-thriller It Comes at Night creeps its way onto Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed writer/director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), It Comes at Night tells the story of a man who will do anything to protect his family, no matter who or what the threat might be. Theatrically released by A24 and starring Joel Edgerton (Loving), Chris Abbot (A Most Violent Year), Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), and Riley Keough (American Honey), the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh It Comes at Night is an “all-consuming and deeply disturbing chiller” (Collider) that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Pre-order below to have your copy ready and waiting September 12th! Continue reading ‘IT COMES AT NIGHT Comes At Blu-ray September 12th!’

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Kino Lorber Opens Mohamed Diab’s CLASH


Kino Lorber is proud to announce the New York theatrical release of Mohamed Diab’s CLASH, a “breathtaking” and “ferociously well-made film” (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian) set entirely within the confines of a police van in Cairo, Egypt, two years after the Arab Spring. An official selection at Cannes, London, Cairo, and Palm Springs film festivals, among others, CLASH will open at New York’s Village East Cinema on Friday, August 25, 2017, before a national rollout during the fall.

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Baywatch Gets An Extended Version on Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD!

Here’s an early birthday present for me!  The “bawdy, sexy” (Neil Pond, Parade) and “ridiculously fun” (Rachel Smith, FOX-TV) comedy BAYWATCH makes waves with a new extended version, featuring outrageous footage not seen in theaters, on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack August 29, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Fans can dive in two weeks early on Digital HD August 15.  Check out the full press release from Paramount down below! Continue reading ‘Baywatch Gets An Extended Version on Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD!’

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Why So Blu Crew Recaps Comic-Con with Out Now with Aaron and Abe Podcast

I don’t often post episodes of Out Now with Aaron and Abe, the podcast I co-host weekly, but this was a special event. Given that a few members of the Why So Blu crew were at Comic-Con this year, it seemed right to record an episode where we could gather everyone’s thoughts about this year’s convention. So I was joined by Brian White, Jordan Grout, and Bron Anderson, along with my lovely girlfriend, Ana Bosch, as we dove into a discussion concerning the various panels, footage and more seen in sunny San Diego this year. In this episode, you’ll find us all talking about Marvel, Warner Brothers, Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Kingsman, The Walking Dead, Westworld, Gifted, Laika and so much more. Despite recording late at night, after a long day, we all had a lot of fun going over our experiences, despite being tired. So please listen in and enjoy.

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Comic-Con 2017: Marvel’s Hall H Panel

Marvel Comic-Con 2017 Hall HI’m a tad biased since I’m completely smitten by the DCEU movie universe as evident over here, but that doesn’t mean I have blinders on either.  Marvel’s Hall H Comic-Con panel may not have been as energetic, technology embracing or even as fun as the presentation put on by Warner Bros. that same day, but it’s ultimately the quality of the trailers on display that count.  That much I cannot dispute as Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War all look incredible.  So rather than splitting this panel out into three separate posts, which it easily could be, I want to cover them in order below as they happened on the Hall H stage in front of the captive 6,000 plus patrons in attendance.  We waited all day to see this footage and I don’t think anyone left that Hall H with the slightest look of disappointment on their faces.  Come on!  I’ll show you around! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Marvel’s Hall H Panel’

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The Acclaimed Comedy-Drama The Big Sick Comes To Blu-ray This September

Based on the real-life love story between star and cowriter Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley,” Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and his wife, The Big Sick arrives on Digital HD September 5 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand September 19 from Lionsgate. Produced by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids), the winner of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh with a 97% critic score. A New York Critics’ Pick, the hilarious film takes a comical look at the clash of two cultures in a moment of crisis. Filled with laugh-out-loud moments, the unconventional and authentic comedy also stars Oscar® winner Holly Hunter (Best Actress, The Piano, 1993), Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Zoe Kazan (What If, Ruby Sparks).  Co-written by Nanjiani’s wife Emily V. Gordon (“The Carmichael Show,” “Explored”), the film is directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer).

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