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Own THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER On Blu-ray March 5th!

A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy’s world upside-down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface in the chilling thriller The Clovehitch Killer. Making its Blu-ray debut March 5th, 2019 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, this unsettling tale also includes a making-of featurette as a bonus feature. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

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THE VENGEANCE OF SHE Brings More Hammer On Blu-ray February 26th!

She used her beauty to bring kingdoms to their downfall and men to their knees! On February 26, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY is excited present the highly sought-after Hammer Film cult classic THE VENGEANCE OF SHE on Blu-ray. Directed by Cliff Owen and based on characters created by H. Rider Haggard, this high camp fantasy film classic stars John Richardson (Battle of the Stars, War of the Planets), Olinka Berova (Lucrezia) and Edward Judd (Island of Terror). Noel Willman (Doctor Zhivago) and Colin Blakely (Murder on the Orient Express) also co-star in the movie. A must-have for movie collectors, this definitive Blu-ray release contains special bonus content including new 2K scan of the original film elements, new interviews and much more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘THE VENGEANCE OF SHE Brings More Hammer On Blu-ray February 26th!’

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‘Wheels on Meals’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 18, 2019!

From a brand new 2K restoration comes perhaps the greatest martial-arts comedy of all time, Sammo Hung’s Wheels on Meals, starring Hung, Jackie Chan, and Yuen Biao as the most exciting triple act in action movie history!  Fast food chefs Thomas (Chan) and David (Biao) find themselves cooking up trouble when detective Moby (Hung) involves them in the case of a missing heiress. The three friends need all of their daring and physical dexterity when they find themselves facing a triple helping of danger.  Also starring Lola Forner ( Armour of God) and Benny The Jet Urquidez (Dragons Forever), who faces off against Chan in an incredible fight sequence that is legendary amongst martial-arts film fans, Wheels on Meals has to be seen to be believed. Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present this iconic piece of action cinema on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK! Continue reading ‘‘Wheels on Meals’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 18, 2019!’

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Hammer Films’ THE WITCHES Debuts On Blu-ray March 19th!

The classic 1960s Hammer Film thrillerThe Witches makes its Blu-ray debut March 19th, 2019 from Scream Factory. The release includes a new audio commentary with filmmaker and historian Ted Newsom, as well as the featurette on the women of Hammer Film and theatrical trailers. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

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‘Irma La Douce’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 18, 2019!

One of director Billy Wilder’s biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, the spectacular Irma La Douce — adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre — reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar®-nominated) early roles. MacLaine is Irma, a popular Parisian prostitute whose new pimp is an unlikely procurer: Nestor (Lemmon) is a former honest cop who was just fired and framed by his boss after Nestor inadvertently had him arrested in a raid. However, Nestor’s love for Irma is making his newfound vocation impossible, so he poses as a phoney British lord who insists on being Irma’s one and only “client.” But when “Lord X” appears to have become the victim of foul play…further comedic complications ensue! Continue reading ‘‘Irma La Douce’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 18, 2019!’

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‘Sink the Bismarck!’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 11, 2019

One of the finest British war films ever made, Sink the Bismarck! tells the true story of one of World War II s most notorious sea battles. In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany s greatest battleship the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy, led by the Admiralty s Chief of Operations, Captain Jonathan Shepard (Kenneth More), and WRNS Second Officer Anne Davis (Dana Wynter). Directed by the late Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, The Spy Who Loved Me), Sink the Bismarck! received acclaim for its authenticity and nail-biting combat sequences. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray. Continue reading ‘‘Sink the Bismarck!’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 11, 2019′

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MAN’S BEST FRIEND Wants To Be March’s Best Blu-ray!

It’s Cujo meets The Terminator! The 90s cult favorite Man’s Best Friend debuts on Blu-ray on March 12, 2019 from Scream Factory, featuring a new 2k scan of the original film elements and with a new audio commentary with writer/director John Lafia. Pulse-pounding action and spine-chilling thrills put the bite into this sci-fi shocker starring Ally Sheedy (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Breakfast Club) and Lance Henriksen (Pumpkinhead, Aliens).
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Scream Factory Debuts WILLARD Starring Crispin Glover On Blu-ray February 26th!

Crispin Glover leads the pack inWillard, a skin-crawling thriller that takes an unforgettable journey into the mind of a madman! Making its Blu-ray debut February 26th, 2019 from Scream Factory, the 2003 version of the classic 70s film comes loaded with new bonus features, including a new 2K scan of the original film elements, new interviews with writer/director Glen Morgan and director of photography Robert McLachlan, a new audio commentary with writer/director Glen Morgan and director of photography Robert McLachlan, a new audio commentary with animal trainers Mark Harden and David Allsberry of Animals for Hollywood, and a new featurette with behind-the-scenes footage from Animals for Hollywood. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Scream Factory Debuts WILLARD Starring Crispin Glover On Blu-ray February 26th!’

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Creed II Punches It Out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray This March!

Creed II 4KFight for legacy, destiny and family when Creed II arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”) and Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, the “Rambo” movies), reprising their roles as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. Also returning are Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”), Phylicia Rashad (“Steel Magnolias”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans”), Andre Ward, Florian Munteanu (“Bogat”), Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”) and Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” movies), returning to the franchise as Ivan Drago. Continue reading ‘Creed II Punches It Out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray This March!’

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THE MOLE PEOPLE Debuts On Scream Factory Blu-ray February 26th!

From a lost age…horror crawls from the depths of the earth! Scream Factory proudly presents The Mole People on Blu-ray for the first time in North America on February 26th, 2019. Scream Factory’s release presents the film in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 2.00:1) and comes complete with special features including new featurette, new audio commentary with Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of “The Mole People.”

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET And Breaks Out Onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 26th!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the animated adventure featuring video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), raced to No. 1 opening weekend (the second biggest Thanksgiving opening of all time), winning the top spot at the domestic box office for three consistent weeks and grossing more than $435.1 million to date. In the hilarious, highspeed sequel to 2012’s Oscar®-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph,” the besties risk it all by traveling to the expansive, fast-paced world of the internet in an action-packed attempt to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is available instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD/SD and Movies Anywhere Feb. 12 and physically on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 26. Continue reading ‘RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET And Breaks Out Onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 26th!’

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Jackie Chan, Jim Jarmusch & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in April 2019

This April, Jackie Chan smashes into the Criterion Collection through a plate-glass window with a double-bill edition of his action-comedy classics Police Story and Police Story 2, newly restored in 4K. Andy Griffith plays a boisterous folk hero turned TV demagogue in Elia Kazan’s eerily prescient satire A Face in the Crowd, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time. Jan Němec’s haunting and hallucinatory feature debut Diamonds of the Night, one of the most visionary films of the Czechoslovak New Wave, will make its first appearance on home video in a new 4K restoration. Australian auteur Gillian Armstrong will join the Collection with her coming-of-age classic My Brilliant Career, a breakthrough film for the director and for its magnetic star, Judy Davis. And there’s more: two beloved Jim Jarmusch films-the minimalist masterpiece Stranger Than Paradise and the taxicab odyssey Night on Earth will make their Blu-ray debuts.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD March 12th!

Welcome back to Hogwarts when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding WorldTM created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. The 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack include an extended cut of the film with more than seven minutes of deleted scenes added, available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.

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Cult Horror Classic THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE Starring Bela Lugosi Comes To Blu-ray February 19th!

In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla’s reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane and Sir John Ainsley, drive a railroad spike through his heart. The “un-dead” Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry, the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting. On February 19, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present Bela Lugosi’s cult classic THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE on Blu-ray. Directed by Lew Landers (The Raven), this blood-curdling horror classic stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Frieda Inescort (A Place in the Sun), Nina Foch (Spartacus), and Miles Manders (The Man in the Iron Mask). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans of Bela Lugosi, this definitive Blu-ray release contains new audio commentaries by film historians, special features and more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Cult Horror Classic THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE Starring Bela Lugosi Comes To Blu-ray February 19th!’

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OVERLORD Invades on Blu-ray/4K UHD February 19th

OverlordCan’t wait for this one!  Produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), the “wild and fantastically fun thrill fest” (Molly Freeman, Screenrant) OVERLORD lands on Digital February 5, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 19 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Embraced by critics, OVERLORD is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was hailed as “wonderfully tense and truly exhilarating” (Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central).  The wildly entertaining genre mash-up boasts a stellar ensemble cast, non-stop action and plenty of wild twists you have to see to believe. Continue reading ‘OVERLORD Invades on Blu-ray/4K UHD February 19th’

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GIVEAWAY: HALLOWEEN (2018) 4K Ultra-HD!

The Halloween franchise saw one of their most popular and prosperous entries ever when Blumhouse brought back Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter to team up with Blumhouse, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride to make a fresh sequel to the original film. Now, Michael Myers is coming to your home when it comes to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray on Januaray 15th. We at Why So Blu want to give you to take a stab at landing a copy for free with our giveaway! Keep on reading to find out how YOU can win our Halloween (2008) on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray contest and watch Michael Myers with be finest of sound and picture quality!

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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray January 29th!

Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019. Relieve the magic of this classic tale instantly through bonus features and never-before-seen extras such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the four realms were created to such dazzling effect. Experience the Disney magic and adventure in what is destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages. Continue reading ‘THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray January 29th!’

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Jason Coleman’s Top Ten Films Of 2018 (w/Bonus #1 Destroyer Director Karyn Kusama Interview + Jason’s Final Farewell!)

This is it folks – all good things must eventually come to an end.  As such it’s with this final column that I Jason Coleman bid a fond farewell to both WhySoBlu.com and a career as a critic that has lasted over thirty glorious years.  So to make sure I go out with a bang below is jam-packed with goodies guaranteed to make your movie day.  First up is my Top Ten Films of 2018 and let me tell you film fans it was not easy to nail down.  A year with so many memorable and groundbreaking films made it hard to narrow the choices, but in the end my selections were made with both care and hopes of enlightening those who may have missed some great five-star films.  (Plus I’ve added three honorable mentions that on any other year would have made the top ten easy!)  After that a rare treat for fans – my exclusive one-on-one chat with the helmer of my #1 pick Destroyer Director Karyn Kusama (nothing but the best for this last hurrah!) for some added insight and finally my Final Farewell, a grand goodbye to readers highlighting the best of the best and shout outs to fantastic folks from all my years of cinema service.  So let’s get started – first up….Jason Coleman’s Top Ten Films Of 2018!

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