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Shivers – Collector’s Series (Blu-ray Review)

Well, well, well. Look who’s back in the time of the pandemic. Its Vestron Video! A sub-label from Lionsgate many thought had been put six feet under. There was word that new titles were being worked on but its been over a year a the least since one has come out. Now, its back with two pretty fun ones to resurrect the series. First, the American debut of David Cronenberg’s Shivers. Arrow previously released the film in the UK, but from what I gathered it was one that the fans were hoping would get a make-over. Vestron Video brings it here with a nice load of new features and pretty cool new cover art. The film was released back on September 5th and is available at an insanely low price to start with considering what these used to be.

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SAVE YOURSELVES! On Blu-ray this October!

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, “Glow” and John Reynolds, “Stranger Things”) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

 

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‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 on Blu-ray/DVD December 8!

Yellowstone Season 3 Blu-ray HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Kevin Costner leads a sensational cast as the Dutton family returns in “YELLOWSTONE” Season 3, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD December 8, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  A limited-edition DVD gift set of the first three seasons will also be available December 8, featuring 12 discs, collectible packaging, and a set of four themed drink coasters. The “YELLOWSTONE Season 3 three-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets offer all 10 hour-long episodes from the third season, plus over four hours of special features including a never-before-seen featurette detailing the making of the season with inside looks from Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan; an exploration of the series with director Stephen Kay; and an interview with special effects supervisor Garry Elmendorf about his team’s work on the show. Continue reading ‘‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 on Blu-ray/DVD December 8!’

‘Spree’ on Blu-ray October 20, 2020!

Spree Blu-rayRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the thriller SPREE on October 20, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. SPREE is directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko (Wobble Place, 0s & 1s) from a script co-written by Kotlyarenko and Gene McHugh.  The film features an all-star cast led by Joe Keery (“Stranger Things”), Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”), David Arquette (Scream franchise), Kyle Mooney (Brigsby Bear, “Saturday Night Live”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Frankie Grande (“Style Code Live”), and John DeLuca (Teen Beach Movie franchise). RLJE Films will release SPREE  on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96. Continue reading ‘‘Spree’ on Blu-ray October 20, 2020!’

Meet THE FLINTSTONES In The Complete Series Blu-ray October 27th!

Yabba-dabba-doo! America’s favorite modern stone-age family, The Flintstones, is coming to Blu-ray™! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all six seasons of the classic, animated Hanna-Barbera television series in one set on October 27, 2020. Enjoy prehistoric fun in high-definition with 166 episodes featuring the lovable caveman Fred Flintstone and his wife Wilma, and their neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble as they embark on entertaining adventures in their home town of Bedrock. Titled The Flintstones: The Complete Series, this collection also features two bonus movies, including The Man Called Flintstone and The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown! The Flintstones: The Complete Series will be available October 27th.

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‘NOS4A2’ Season 2 on Blu-ray October 20, 2020!

NOS4A2 Blu-rayRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release Season 2 of the AMC series NOS4A2 on October 20, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray.  Based on the highly acclaimed best-selling novel by Joe Hill (Horns), the horror thriller television series premiered the first season on AMC on June 6, 2019 as the second-best cable debut of the year.  The second season returned to AMC on June 1, 2020 and was also simulcast on BBC America. The show stars Ashleigh Cummings (“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”), Zachary Quinto (“American Horror Story”), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“True Detective”), Jahkara J. Smith (Into The Dark), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”) and Virginia Kull (“Big Little Lies”). RLJE Films will release NOS4A2 SEASON 2 on DVD for an SRP of $39.98 and on Blu-ray for an SPR of $44.98. Continue reading ‘‘NOS4A2’ Season 2 on Blu-ray October 20, 2020!’

Introducing THE BRANDON PETERS SHOW!

Greetings! Tis your favorite Blu-ray reviewer here on the site not named Gerard Iribe. I wanted to share with you the launch of my brand new podcast, THE BRANDON PETERS SHOW! Yesterday, the first episode was released to the world, but I felt today might be the more apt day to introduce it to the Why So Blu-0-sphere.  Having amassed over 1,300 Blu-ray reviews here on this site, my passion for the media is one I’m always wanting to find new was to explore and promote. And with this podcast, I’m going to sink my teeth into that side of me a bit more. After the first episode and an interview I just did last night to promote the show on Flappers Comedy Club’s “Talkin’ Talkies”, its been readily apparent that my old days of DVD & Quality Control are hitting a nostalgic reflection with The Brandon Peters Show. Now, quite yapping and tell me why it is that you think I’m over here on the Blu-ray spec review site and interesting this podcast? Continue reading ‘Introducing THE BRANDON PETERS SHOW!’

“That Boy Good!!” 4 Eddie Murphy Classics headed to 4K and Paramount Presents, 12/1!!

Just in time for the holidays, 4K and Blu-ray fans rejoice! Relive some of Eddie Murphy’s most hilarious films at home before Coming 2 America debuts! Just as if a prayer has been answered we are being graced with some new definitive editions of some Eddie Murphy classics! Check below for more on the 4 films coming to 4K Blu-ray and Paramount Presents Blu-ray!

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Perry Mason is On The Blu-ray Case, December 1st!

Prepare to step back in time and experience 1930s Los Angeles noir in HBO’s critically acclaimed period drama Perry Mason: The Complete First Season, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 1, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Praised by critics and viewers, consumers will be able to own all eight episodes of the series’ exciting debut season along with bonus content. Perry Mason: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada) for the DVD and $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada) for the Blu-ray™ which includes a Digital Code (US Only). Perry Mason: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

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‘The Bride with White Hair’ on Blu-ray November 9, 2020!

Bride White Hair Ronny Yu (The Phantom Lover; Warriors Of Virtue; The Bride of Chucky) directs The Bride with White Hair; a highly operatic fable based on a well-known martial arts novel with Leslie Cheung (A Better Tomorrow; Farewell, My Concubine) and Brigitte Lin (Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Police Story) as doomed lovers caught in the crossfire of warring clans. Cheung plays Zhuo Yihang, a rebellious but extremely talented swordsman of the Wudang Sect (aka the Wu-Tang Clan, a fictional martial arts sect that appears in many wuxia novels and films). One day he meets and falls in love with Lian Nichang (Lin), the adopted daughter of a rival cult led by the villainous Ji Wushuang. Zhuo convinces Lian to leave the cult to be with him, a decision which will ultimately lead to death and betrayal. With beautiful cinematography by Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and over-the-top action sequences, The Bride with White Hair is one of the best swordplay fantasy films ever made, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film from a brand new 4K restoration in its UK debut on Blu-ray. Continue reading ‘‘The Bride with White Hair’ on Blu-ray November 9, 2020!’

First Cow (Blu-ray Review)

After an initial release and a re-release on VOD to contend with Covid-19, A24’s cows have come home on Blu-ray. First Cow has a moment about a third of the way into the film where the cow finally arrives, and I felt like it was time for an applause break. It’s not quite Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia, but the arrival of bovine in the distance signaled something in me that had already been clear – I was not only really into the unique and quiet frontier world being developed in this Kelly Reichardt film, I was happy to feel it a strong enough companion to this director’s previous work to the point of celebrating the introduction of this domesticated creature. Now the film has a home release, for all to enjoy, as it means a lot more cow!

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‘The Owners’ on Blu-ray October 20, 2020!

Owners Blu-ray RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the thriller THE OWNERS on October 20, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray.  THE OWNERSstars  Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones,” The New Mutants),  Sylvester McCoy  (The Hobbit franchise, “Doctor Who”),  Jake Curran  (Spotless”, Stardust),  Ian Kenny  (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Sing Street),  Andrew Ellis  (Teen Spirit, “This Is England”),and Rita Tushingham  (“The Pale Horse,” Vera). The film is directed by Julius Berg (“The Forest,” “Mata  Hari”) who co-wrote the film with  Matthieu Gompel (The Dream Kids). RLJE Films will release THE OWNERS on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.
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Full Metal Jacket (4K Blu-ray Review)

Stanley Kubrick is no stranger to classic film fans.  Arguably, his body of work is one that many would find without flaw.  There are a variety of genres covered – horror, sci-fi, satire, drama, and war… The whole gamut was run by Kubrick.  Full Metal Jacket is a true masterpiece in his catalog and also in war related cinema period. The film finally hits the format on 9/22, and here we have it, all the info you need on the release.  At the end, you’ll find a helpful little paid link to grab your copy and without giving anything away in the opening… You’ll definitely want to get this if you’re a fan of the film!

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POPEYE Celebrates 40 Years With A Blu-ray Release!

The beloved anvil-armed sailor of the seven seas comes magically to life in POPEYE, arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever December 1, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Starring the incomparable Robin Williams in his first big-screen role and Shelley Duvall as his devoted sweetie, Olive Oyl, the delightful musical celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, having debuted in theaters back on December 12, 1980.

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Legends Of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Review)

Always waiting as the last Arrowverse show to premiere in the television season, Legends of Tomorrow has been my personal favorite of the bunch since its second season. While a rather eclectic and large group of heroes, only two of them really had some time out from under the sun during the big Infinite Crisis crossover, to which Sarah Lance made a funny remark to write it off.  Their previous season left things in a rather interesting mostly happy cliffhanger, having had one of their members wiped from existence following a grand victory. As per clockwork, its their turn on the Blu-ray release conveyor belt. And like those hour hands prior, it contains a bonus disc with the entire Infinite Crisis run and all those bells and whistles of bonus features with it. You’ll be able to grab this season when it arrives in stores and on virtual shelves September 22nd. Pre-ordering form the paid Amazon Associates link below is always appreciated.
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Edgy, Suspense Series B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Arrives From Shout! Factory October 6th!

From the renowned animation powerhouse Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell, Attack on Titan) and director Kazuto Nakazawa (Parasite Dolls, animation director of Kill Bill: Vol. 1) comes the popular action suspense anime series, B: THE BEGINNING. Directed by Nakazawa and Yoshinobu Yamakawa (Little Busters!), this gripping, character-driven crime procedural uniquely blends the visual marvel of anime, dystopian sci-fi supernatural fantasy, and gritty mystery narrative in equal measures. The series music is composed by Yoshihiro Ike (Blood: The Last Empire, Tiger & Bunny), with the theme song provided by former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. Hailed by anime enthusiasts and worldwide fans for its distinctive genre-bending storytelling, B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE arrives on national home entertainment shelves and digital download to own on October 6, 2020 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Anime Limited. Debuting for the first time on North American home entertainment shelves, B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) collects all twelve thrilling episodes (both versions – the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub), a mini-poster, two art cards, and insightful bonus content featuring the pilot film that inspired the series, a special video interview with director Kazuto Nakazawa, and more. The English dub boasts a popular voice cast of Johnny Yong Bosch, Allegra Clark, Ray Chase, Brianna Knickerbocker, among other notables! Continue reading ‘Edgy, Suspense Series B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Arrives From Shout! Factory October 6th!’

The Naked City – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

On September 8th (Yeah, I’m behind), The Criterion Collection released two films from director Jules Dassin. In addition to the subject of this review, 1948’s The Naked City, they also put forth the film Dassin had done the year prior; Brute Force (1947). Aaron Neuwirth wonderfully covered that one for Why So Blu, so if you’re seeking a review on that title as well, you can find that by clicking HERE. While on the topic of previous reviews, I once reviewed a DVD set (“20 Star-Filled Episodes”) of the televisions series that spun off of The Naked City which shared the same time and you may find my words on that HERE. I first took in The Naked City as a part of a college course and found myself quite wow’d about everything this film had opened the door for and that we found quite par for the course by that time. You can find the film (And Brute Force) already available now, and as always, using the Amazon Associates link below is a kind way to help the site.
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Stephen King 5-Film Collection: Pet Sematary (1989) (Blu-ray Review)

Pet Sematary is a Stephen King gem.  The book itself is as creepy as can be and this 1989 adaptation really does a lot to catch the atmosphere of the macabre.  The version included in the Stephen King 5-Film Collection is the same disc bundled with the excellent 4K Blu-ray 30th Anniversary Edition of Pet Sematary. Read more on the film and the disc stats below and be sure to click the paid link at the end to get your copy of the 5-Film collection!

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