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FORREST GUMP 25th Anniversary- National Mall Screening, Newly Remastered Blu-ray & Film In Select Theaters

In 1994 moviegoers met a man named Forrest Gump whose story was both a deeply personal and affecting odyssey and a universal meditation on our times.  Hailed as “magical” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and filled with “startling grace” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), FORREST GUMP became not only a global blockbuster, but a true cultural touchstone.  25 years later, FORREST GUMP remains […]

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Hello. My Name Is Brandon Peters. This Is My Top Blu-rays List. Prepare To Read!

One of my favorite and most frustrating times of the movie writing season is the end of the year “TOP X” lists. They are a lot of fun, but also hurt the brain when trying to weed through all the releases and then put them in a specific order. When it came to 2018, the […]

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Brian’s Top 10 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases of 2018!

For me the highlight of 2018 on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format were the great catalog releases we received.  We expect our 2018 theatrical releases to look pristine and sound great on 4K UHD Blu-ray (with some Disney ones being the exception to that rule).  However, it’s the catalog releases that always manage to […]

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Dragnet – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

See, popular old television shows getting modern make-overs through a rebooted feature film and is nothing new. Its been going on for a long time, yet people make a complaint like they’re being fresh (“No original ideas any more, but I don’t go see or care for the zillions of original ideas that DO come […]

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DRAGNET – Collector’s Edition Starring Tom Hanks & Dan Aykroyd Comes To Blu-ray October 30th!

This is the city … and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in DRAGNET, a hilarious box-office blockbuster paying homage to the famed original police dramas of the ’50s and ’60s. A contemporary and uproarious update of one of the best-known police procedurals of all time, DRAGNET: COLLECTOR’S EDITION from Shout! Factory delivers a […]

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Forrest Gump (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

And randomly, Paramount has decided to flip over to us the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray upgrade of Best Picture winner Forrest Gump. There’s no milestone the film is hitting this year, but they seem to be mixing in their Best Picture winning films (Previously Gladiator and Braveheart) in with the genre/franchise films they tend to lean […]

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Celebrate 25 Years Of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE With A Brand New Blu-ray Release June 26th!

This summer, a beloved romantic comedy that’s remained fresh and charming for 25 years celebrates its silver anniversary. Written and directed by the iconic Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally…, Julie & Julia), SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE stars the incomparable romantic duo of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (Joe Vs. the Volcano, You’ve Got Mail) in the captivating tale of […]

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Saving Private Ryan – Commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Not only has telling stories of World War II brought director Steven Spielberg Academy Award attention in the form of Best Director nominations and his two Oscar wins, the historical subject has brought forth some of his best and most passionate work. His second Oscar win for director is actually his sixth exploration of the […]

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The Post (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

They may have different years of released attached to them, but Steven Spielberg had two big releases in three months. He’s no stranger to multiple films in a calendar year, as a quick peruse of his filmography will show many double features. Three months before Ready Player One, Spielberg had an Oscar caliber film in […]

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4K Is As 4K Does; FORREST GUMP Comes To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray June 12th!

Experience FORREST GUMP in stunning high definition, accompanied by over two hours of dynamic bonus features. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat […]

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Oscar Nominated Best Motion Picture THE POST Available on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray This April

OSCAR ® winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks team up for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washinton Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two […]

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

Next year, Joe Dante’s classic comedy, The ‘Burbs will be turning thirty. And with that, Shout! Factory, under the Shout Select label, will be giving this cult classic its rightful due on on a US Blu-ray. The film wasn’t a box office smash, the critics didn’t care much for it, but its had the last […]

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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Debuts On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray May 8th!

Director Steven Spielberg’s critically lauded WWII epic Saving Private Ryan celebrates its 20thanniversary this year with a new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo release on May 8, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. A DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures co-production, Saving Private Ryan won five Academy Awards®, including Best Director, and two Golden Globes®, including Best Director and Best Motion […]

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Gregg’s Fantastic Film Round-Up of 2017

Without question, this is my favorite article to write for Why So Blu. All of us WSB staffers start keeping track of the films we see from the moment January arrives. As the year progresses, we delete, we add and we rearrange our lists until late December arrives when it’s time to finally see what’s […]

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‘The Post’ Is Spielberg’s Ace In The Hole (Movie Review)

Leave it to director Steven Spielberg to once again turn a history lesson into an invigorating character study with potent relevance. The Post is another excellent movie from one of the most revered filmmakers of all time. A cast led by two of the world’s most well-liked actors is just one of the highlights in […]

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist For 2018!

Once again, the time of year has come upon us; the end of the Blu-ray release year. I’m a little later than prior years on this and its because the announcement to release window is becoming incredible short. Just last week I posted about four Transformers movies coming to 4K Ultra-HD within the next couple […]

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Forgotten Friday Flick – “Bachelor Party”

Keeping in tune with the current 80’s theme, but adding a little humor to the mix (I think we all need it today!) it felt like time to celebrate cinema with a little raunchy in the reels – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick!  For today’s selection we’re getting rid of political correctness, throwing caution to […]

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Inferno (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

The Da Vinci Code book was one of those that come around every so often that make non-readers take note of and spend time doing something they normally wouldn’t…they READ.  Yes, I’m one of those suckers too.  While I love to read I often have this problem in life called no time.  By the time I […]

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