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Brandon’s 25 BEST Blu-rays Of The Double Dipping Year That Was 2016!

Its not like we’re winding down any time soon on films that still need to make it to the Blu-ray format.  There are ah-plenty.  Heck, there are films that still never made it to VHS or DVD.  2016 introduced us to 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays.  The new wave, the new cream of the crop.  And […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Finest Blu-ray Picks For 2016

Time to kick off some lists! First up we have the Blu-ray list. Like previous years (2013, 2014, 2015), I have decided to tackle every aspect of what I enjoyed about this year in Blu-ray. This list consists of what I consider to be the best 2016 had to offer for the Blu-ray format based […]

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Gerard’s Top Blu-ray List of 2016!

Another year-end Top Blu-ray list is upon us. Again, like last year’s Top Blu-ray list, I have removed the order of titles in terms of numbering system, with the exception of the #1 spot. We have a clear winner in that department and it is a doozy. All of the other titles are placed in […]

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To Live And Die In LA – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

William Friedkin suffered the same kind of fate many of his 1970s breakout director contemporaries did, they started to sort of fall off their super high pedestal in the 1980s.  Now, with Friedkin, I think a lot of his work during this time was actually good quality, it just wasn’t catching on or becoming a hit […]

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TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA, NIGHTHAWKS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN All Get Shout Select Treatment!

Shout! Factory is proud to present three additions to their new line of Shout Select films! This new home entertainment series features titles that are handpicked by the film buffs at Shout! Factory ranging from acknowledged classics to cult favorites, all of which deserve a spot on your shelf. Shout Select serves to celebrate the […]

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The Guardian (Blu-ray Review)

William Friedkin, the Academy Award® winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare. On January 19, 2016, […]

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William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN Scares Its Way To Blu-ray January 19th!

William Friedkin, the Academy Award® winning director of The Exorcist, delivers a new kind of fairy tale for adults. A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, supernatural forces turn the couples dream into a nightmare. On January 19, 2016, […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Astonishing Blu-ray Picks For 2014

This year I decided to go big with my list for the best Blu-rays.  Kicking off my Top 10 year-end lists for 2014 is an article devoted to what I consider to be the best the Blu-ray format has had to offer for this year.  These are films that I have been able to really […]

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Sorcerer Makes Its Long Awaited Debut On Blu-ray April 22nd!

Get the Top 10 Blu-rays of 2014 lists ready, we’ve got a potential suitor.  William Friedkin’s kind of “lost” film Sorcerer is making the leap to Blu-ray.  The film is one that wasn’t very well received upon released, but in the previous year has been gaining steam and has been reevaluated as an unappreciated gem. […]

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Gerard’s Top 10 Badass Blu-rays of 2013!

It’s that time again where we come up with our Top-10 Blu-rays of the year. 2013 has come and almost gone and left a path of high definition destruction in its wake. Coincidentally, my Top-10 list features the work of some epic directors, who had a stellar year on the Blu-ray format as most of […]

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Brandon’s Wishlist: 14 Blu-ray Hopefuls For 2014

Happy new release Tuesday!  It’s also the first Tuesday in November.  Meaning, all the dates for Blu-ray releases through the end of the year are pretty much set and locked in by now.  There could be a wild card for late December thrown in somewhere, but it’s highly unlikely it would be an older catalogue […]

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The Exorcist – 40th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

I’ve been spoiled here lately at Why So Blu?  I’ve gotten to cover and write about all the Friday the 13th movies, Norman Bates, Halloween, Romero Zombies and John Carpenter films.  Now, oh…nothing real big, just THE FREAKIN’ EXORCIST!  Warner Bros is putting out another edition of one of horror’s greatest achievements and a masterpiece […]

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‘Killer Joe’ Enjoys KFC And I Enjoyed This Dark And Twisted Movie

The Killer Joe poster describes the film as a “Totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck, trailer park murder story.”  That is entirely correct.  Director William Friedkin reteams with playwright Tracy Letts (they previously made Bug together) for a wild and darkly comedic thriller that resembles something akin to a Coen Brothers film, except Killer Joe is […]

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To Live and Die in LA (Blu-ray Review)

Fresh out on the Blu-ray format this month is William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in LA.  The 1985 cop thriller contains a pretty impressive cast, but how does this movie withstand the test of time?  More importantly, how does the film look and sound in its Blu-ray debut?  We’ll answer those questions and more in today’s […]

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