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Harriet (Blu-ray Review)

Harriet Tubman seems to never be noticed for the sacrifices and struggles she sustained through.  Harriet was a woman of great strength and perseverance; whose resilience saw her become one of the greatest civil rights heroes of all time.  Her story is told here through Kasi Lemmons’ ever solid direction. The story takes us on a wild and occasionally tense ride through the story of The Underground Railroad and as mere passengers, we too are just as drawn into the story. Check out more in-depth below on Harriet which arrives in stores this Tuesday!

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Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Despite not being all too popular, Disney’s Maleficent still wrangled up three quartets of a billion dollars back in 2014 and Angelina Jolie’s look and take on the character became visually iconic instantly. A sequel was pretty much just playing with (Mouse) house money and it was a go. Seen as a disappointment at the box office, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was liked by (Online accounted for) audiences more and wound up still crossing half a billion dollars worldwide. Forbes’ Scott Mendelson would refer to this as Angelina Jolie’s second “Tomb Raider trap”, or may she was clearly taking it back or telling others to simply get off of her palace lawn. Doubtful it is that we will see Maleficent: Season of the Witch any time soon, as I’m sure Disney will take the money and run with this one. Thankfully Disney still sees the correct path of bringing Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to home video with a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray release, available now (Link below is from a paid Amazon Associates account).
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Bombshell Blows Up Blu-ray This March!

BombshellThe Oscar-nominated provocative real story of three ambitious and strong women who risked everything to stand up to the man who made them, Bombshell arrives on Digital February 25 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 10. This empowering drama commended by critics and audiences alike is nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Actress (Charlize Theron), Best Supporting Actress (Margot Robbie), and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker).

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Zombieland: Double Tap (Blu-ray Review)

One of my favorite films of 2009, doubling as one of my favorite undead films as well, was Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland. Back then, I was hoping and hoping for a sequel, but so many years passed that when it was announced they were finally doing it ten years later, my excitement was pretty middling (Though, I enjoyed the trailer). Oddly enough, people were actually pretty excited to return to the comedic land of zombies as the film almost even with the original and improving international numbers for a bigger global take. You’d think this had been bigger, more heard about a success story, but it came and went pretty quietly. Perhaps we will get a Zombieland: Triple Tap in 2029. But, for now, we can relive Zombieland: Double Tap on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD (released January 21, 2020) as it is available now. Ordering from the link below should be noted that it is from a paid Amazon Associates account.

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Body Parts (Blu-ray Review)

I was a bit too young when Body Parts, the latest Scream Factory vintage horror release, came out in theaters to be fully aware of it. I mostly remember the VHS box art and it being a rental house staple. Kind of rightfully so, as the movie didn’t really make a squeak at the box office in 1991. However, I was aware of Jeffrey Dahmer, like everyone else, in 1991. Eric Red’s Body Parts slightly tied into that apparently as it was required to remove billboards in Wisconsin after the Dahmer’s dismembered bodies were found under his home. The film is seeing its first Blu-ray release, thanks again to Scream Factory’s recent ability to dive into the Paramount catalog. And this one is loaded with some new interviews to go with the new presentation as well. It’ll arrive on January 28, and you can purchase it from Shout Factory’s website or by using the Amazon link following the review (Which is a paid Amazon Associates account link).
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‘Syncopation’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 16, 2020!

Syncopation Blu-ray Eureka ClassicsA jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American “syncopated” music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie boogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the 20th century through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the outbreak of WWII. Featuring jazz greats Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Gene Krupa, Harry James, and more.  Presented from a stunning 2K restoration and available for the first time in the UK on home video, Eureka Classics presents William Dieterle s Syncopation in a special Dual-Format edition. Continue reading ‘‘Syncopation’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD March 16, 2020!’

My House, My Rules, My 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray! KNIVES OUT Arrives February 25th!

Rian Johnson’s Academy Award®-nominated (Best Original Screenplay) and Golden Globe®-nominated (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy [Ana de Armas], Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy [Daniel Craig]) whodunnit with an all-star ensemble cast exposes its secrets when Knives Out arrives on Digital February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 25 from Lionsgate and MRC Film.

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Venture Into The Unknown With FROZEN II On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 25th!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature of all time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  the follow-up to 2013’s hit Oscar®-winning Best Animated Feature,“Frozen,” comes home, with a sing-along version and all-new extras, on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 11, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 25.

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Charlie’s Angels Heads Home Full Throttle on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD March 10th

The intrepid Angels of the Townsend Agency enter a new era with stars Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Naomi Scott (Aladdin), newcomer Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) spreading their wings in CHARLIE’S ANGELS, debuting on Digital February 18 and coming to 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-rayTM, and DVD March 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Own One of 2019’s Finest When UNCUT GEMS Arrives On Blu-ray March 10th!

Adam Sandler gives “a mythologically great performance” (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph) in a critically-acclaimed thriller when Uncut Gems arrives on Digital February 25 from A24 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and DVD March 10 from Lionsgate. Co-written and directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie (writers and directors of Good Time), the film played at both the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and is Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes. Uncut Gems stars Golden Globe® nominee Adam Sandler (2003, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Punch-Drunk Love), LaKeith Stanfield, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (1981, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Ordinary People). Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the Uncut Gems Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available March 10. Continue reading ‘Own One of 2019’s Finest When UNCUT GEMS Arrives On Blu-ray March 10th!’

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) on Blu-ray March 30, 2020!

Buster Keatom Volume 2 Blu-ray Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS (Volume 2), a further collection of essential films from the true genius of silent comedy available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK from 4K restorations. Presented as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 30 March 2020, with a Limited Edition 60-page Perfect Bound Collector’s Book and Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies ONLY]. Between 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as “arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. Collected here are three further films from that era; The Navigator, Seven Chances and Battling Butler. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning 4K restorations in their UK debuts on Blu-ray.  Continue reading ‘Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) on Blu-ray March 30, 2020!’

Dolittle Takes Us Up and Down, But Is Just Meh All Around (Movie Review)

Dolittle ReviewCorrect me if I’m wrong, but I believe that the last time we saw the character of  Dr. Dolittle was in Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), played by the one and only Eddie Murphy. I remember the Dr. Dolittle movies being fun, hilarious, and an overall good time. My friend from out of town, who had the privilege of joining me at the screening, felt those same positive feelings about the Dr. Dolittle franchise as well. My friend reflected so heavily on the Dr. Dolittle franchise with Eddie Murphy that when we saw a preview for Dolittle (2020), a day before the screening, he was surprised to see Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic doctor. Needless to say my friend was painfully unaware of this film’s existence. As for myself, I knew we had a new rendition of the doc, but I have to admit I was unsure of what they were going to do with the film this time around. Well after taking a glimpse at the preview and viewing the film itself, it seems as if the franchise has taken quite the interesting turn, but not for the better. Continue reading ‘Dolittle Takes Us Up and Down, But Is Just Meh All Around (Movie Review)’

The Addams Family (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

2019 saw the return of one of the first American families of horror; The Addams Family (The other being The Munsters). It marked their return after a 21 years absence (Canadian TV Show The New Addams Family and direct-to-video sequel Addams Family Reunion both in 1998), and the first feature film in theaters since 1993’s Addams Family Values (The BEST one!). This new take with old flavor on the Addams’ found itself to be somewhat of a decent hit at the box office and almost cleared $100 million domestically alone. Unfortunately, Universal has forgone releasing a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray of the film, settling on just your standard Blu-ray. They are also restricting the digital copy code to being an iTunes-only exclusive (Blech). The film releases on Tuesday, January 21s, which you can pre-order using our paid Amazon link following the review if you so desire.
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Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (Blu-ray Review)

Scream Factory is wasting no time with the Paramount catalog being open and delivering the goods right off the bat. Obvious choices like April Fool’s Day and Escape From LA headline the new territory, but 1971’s Let’s Scare Jessica To Death is another obvious no-brainer choice. Perhaps you’ve not heard of it, but the film has had a healthy life as a cult classic, always under the scope of re-analyzing and constant discovery. Now, that discovery can be found on the glorious Blu-ray format. Reverend Entertainment provides some brand new extras to pad out the release, including an interview with the composer, historian Kim Newman and a commentary with the film’s director, John Hancock. There is even a featurette that toggles back and forth between the visual locations of the film and what they look like now. The cult classic psychological vampire movie is now up for pre-order (You can use our paid link at the bottom if you choose), arriving January 28th.
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Wes Anderson, Miranda July & More Coming to The Criterion Collection April 2020

This April, check in to The Grand Budapest Hotel: Wes Anderson’s extravagantly nostalgic caper, widely hailed as one of the greatest films of the 2010s, will join the Criterion Collection. Miranda July’s playful and transgressive Me and You and Everyone We Know, one of the most original debut features in recent memory, will make its Blu-ray debut. A marvel of studio craftsmanship, Destry Rides Again pairs Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart for a boisterous comic western, presented here in a new 4K restoration. Juraj Herz plumbs the horrors of fascism in the black-as-ashes comedy The Cremator, a macabre marvel of the Czechoslovak New Wave, long unavailable on home video. And that’s not all: Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows, widely hailed as the summit of the director’s career and the greatest film ever made about the French Resistance, returns to the Collection.

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You Can Own PET SEMATARY TWO, Too, On February 25th!

On February 25, 2020, SCREAM FACTORY is thrilled to present PET SEMATARY TWO Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Mary Lambert, the film stars Edward Furlong (American History X), Anthony Edwards (Zodiac), Clancy Brown (Billions), and Jared Rushton (Big). A must-have for movie collectors and horror fantasy enthusiasts, this definitive collector’s edition contains insightful bonus content, including new audio commentary, interviews, and a new 4K scan of the original camera negative. Pre-order for PET SEMATARY TWO Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available now. Avid fans, please take note on special offer: order from ShoutFactory.com, and  get an exclusive 18″ X 24″ rolled poster featuring our brand new artwork, while supplies last! Continue reading ‘You Can Own PET SEMATARY TWO, Too, On February 25th!’

Terminator: Dark Fate (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Terminator: Dark Fate 4K ReviewTerminator: Dark Fate is both a movie that never needed to be made nor one that I wanted made.  I never even bothered to see it theatrically.  Surprise, surprise, right?  There was absolutely nothing about the trailer that appealed to me.  NOTHING.  I say that because I embarrassingly judged a book by its cover so to speak.  The trailers for Terminator: Dark Fate looked atrocious to me.  Not one of them sold me on the feature I sat down with today.  Worst of all the previous entry, Terminator Genisys, pretty much  destroyed my childhood by tampering with both the timelines and characters from the first two epic Terminator films.  So where would this one take us?  Oh yeah it erases that last entry too.  I suppose I should be thankful here then, huh?  Absolutely!  As Brandon Peters said to me offline in a group text it’s those 3-star films you have to worry about eating crow over.  I hate to admit it, but he was so right.  Let’s chat about that down below. Continue reading ‘Terminator: Dark Fate (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

A QUIET PLACE- Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo Arrives March 10th

A QUIET PLACE- Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD ComboDirector John Krasinski’s sensationally gripping smash hit A QUIET PLACE arrives in a brand new, collectible Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo on March 10, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Relive the incredible tension and suspense of the original thriller before its highly anticipated sequel debuts in theaters on March 20th. Continue reading ‘A QUIET PLACE- Mondo X Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Combo Arrives March 10th’