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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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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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Stephen King 5-Film Collection: Silver Bullet (Blu-ray Review)

Continuing my deep dive into the Stephen King 5-Film Collection, I took a look at Silver Bullet. The Gary Busey/Corey Haim led adaptation has its share of fans and also detractors.  I hadn’t seen the film before, so it was the obvious next step for me. What I ended up with was one of the most quintessentially 80’s horror flicks I’ve seen in a while.  Check out the review below and be sure to click the paid link at the end to order your copy of the collection!

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Stephen King 5-Film Collection: The Dead Zone (Blu-ray Review)

Starting my coverage of the Stephen King 5-Film Collection, I knew immediately I wanted to begin with The Dead Zone. There were a few reasons for my choices – 1983, because it’s a great era for thrillers; Christopher Walken in a starring role, because I’ve rarely seen it; David Cronenberg, because people always talk about him and admittedly, I’ve never seen a film of his.  As I delve in-depth to the collection, you’ll see updates from each film. Be sure to click the paid Amazon link at the end to grab yourself a copy of this 5-Film set!

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (4K Blu-ray Review)

Sherlock Holmes was not the film I thought it’d be.  So much so that I was strongly apprehensive about the sequel.  So much so that until I received my copy of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on 4K disc that I did not make a point to view the film. Where I was totally disappointed in the first film, the second in what is now the Sherlock Holmes trilogy is a horse of a different color. Check out more about A Game of Shadows below and be sure to click the paid Amazon link at the end if you’d like to snag a copy!

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Sherlock Holmes (4K Blu-ray Review)

Sherlock Holmes made its way to the premier 4K Blu-ray format last week! Has time been kind to the big budget Guy Ritchie revamp? Let’s relive 2009 with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams in a dingy dirty London and see how it holds up, shall we?

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Chernobyl Finally Makes The Jump To 4K UHD Blu-ray, December 1st!

The multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries from HBO, Chernobyl, will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM Combo Pack by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Available on December 1, 2020, Chernobyl features an ensemble cast that includes Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Hillary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves).

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The Goonies (4K Blu-ray Review)

2020 has been a very interesting time for the movie world.  Home entertainment sales have gone up a bit, thanks to digital (unfortunately) and also DVD (even more unfortunately…). The most wonderful thing though is that 4K catalog titles are on the rise.  We keep seeing a steady stream of announcements and box sets, making us 4K collectors salivate with all the new editions we can get lost in as the months go slowly on.  The Goonies is no exception, and is in fact one of my favorite films, and one I’ve been anticipating on the format ever since we were blessed with it!

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“Jolly Green Giants… Walking the Earth With Guns” In 4K! Full Metal Jacket on UHD Blu-ray 9/22/20

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1987 Vietnam War masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on September 22.  Based on Gustav Hasford’s 1979 novel “The Short-Timers,” Full Metal Jacket was produced and directed by Kubrick from a screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Hasford.

The film stars Matthew Modine (Birdy, Vision Quest, television’s “Stranger Things”), Adam Baldwin (Independence Day, Serenity), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black, Jurassic World), Lee Ermey (Seven, Toy Story franchise), Dorian Harewood (Gothika, Assault on Precinct 13), Arliss Howard (Amistad, Moneyball), Kevyn Major Howard (Alien Nation), and Ed O’Ross (Dick Tracy).  Jan Harlan served as Executive Producer and Philip Hobbs served as Co-Producer.

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Requeim For A Dream — A Nightmare coming home on 4K Blu-ray this October!

One of the most powerful psychological films ever made, Requiem for a Dream Director’s Cut arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 13 from Lionsgate. From Academy Award®-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (2010, Best Director, Black Swan), the critically acclaimed film features cinematography by two-time Academy Award® nominee Matthew Libatique (2010, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Black Swan; 2018, Best Achievement in Cinematography, A Star is Born), music by Golden Globe nominee Clint Mansell (2006, Best Original Score, The Fountain), and stars Academy Award® winners Ellen Burstyn (1974, Best Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Jared Leto (2013, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas Buyers Club), and Jennifer Connelly (2001, Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind), as well as Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie franchise, White Chicks). Remastered for the first time in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos — and packed with brand-new bonus material — this 20th Anniversary Requiem for a Dream Director’s Cut package is the ultimate way to experience the film.

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The High Note (Blu-ray Review)

The High Note came out in the middle of the pandemic with little to no fanfare.  The ads touting the film as a feel-good hit made it seem like it would be another film passed over for bigger louder summer fare. Interestingly enough, the following on demand wasn’t too bad, and the film is a small but mighty one that beckons to be revisited once you’ve finished your first viewing. Read more about The High Note below and be sure to click the paid link at the end to get your copy, which will be released August 11th!

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Twice The HOLMES Coming Home on 4K Blu-ray, 9/1/20!

Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will be available on September 1 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 (expected retail price) each, and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD* version of the feature film. Fans can also own the 2 films in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers. Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will contain the same special features that were included on each of the film’s previous Blu-ray releases.

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Finally! Get ready to find One-Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff with THE GOONIES on 4K UHD Blu-ray September 1st!

Arriving on 4K UHD Blu-ray September 1st: From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams!  Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

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Hit THE HIGH NOTE on Blu-ray and DVD 8/11/20!

Experience the “unexpected and utterly enchanting” (Oliver Jones, Observer) stylish and contemporary female lead comedy THE HIGH NOTE, available on digital now, On Demand July 21, 2020, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 11, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe®  winner Tracee Ellis Ross (“Blackish”) stars as Grace Davis, a music icon who elevates her career to the next level with the help of Maggie, her ambitious assistant (Dakota Johnson; Fifty Shades of Grey franchise), in the delightful and glamorous film that brings a lighthearted humor to the illustrious and trendy LA music scene. Directed by Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) and written by Flora Greeson, a former personal assistant in the music industry, THE HIGH NOTE features a showstopping cast alongside Ross and Johnson including Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Luce), Bill Pullman (“The Sinner”), Zoë Chao (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), and June Diane Raphael (The Disaster Artist) with Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) and Ice Cube (Ride Along).

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Pretty in Pink: Paramount Presents Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Paramount has been rolling right through releases for their new Paramount Presents line.  I have been looking forward to each release, finding interesting choices (Ahem…some of these were already available…) in each wave of releases.  My colleague Brandon Peters has been ripping through the releases, giving amazing commentary on the films and the tech specs.  I hope to live up to his astute reviews as I delve into the Paramount Presents edition of Pretty In Pink.  I am a John Hughes fanatic, and love even his lesser efforts so I was super excited to see this one added to the Paramount Presents line and finally getting a blu-ray release. Dive in below and If you’ve been wanting to own Pretty In Pink on Blu-ray, as always, feel free to use the paid Amazon link following the review. It both helps our site and helps you to get the product for which you’ve been seeking.

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“Everything’s Ducky” as PRETTY IN PINK debuts on Paramount Presents Blu-ray!

Produced and written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, the beloved teen classic PRETTY IN PINK is the latest addition to the Paramount Presents line. Newly remastered from a 4K transfer supervised by Deutch, the film arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever June 16, 2020.

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Jaws (45th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Review)

This spring has been representative of two things for me. One is that, for better or worse, being stuck in shelter-in-place has been helpful in some ways and hurtful in others. On a lighter note, two is that we have been blessed with so many fantastic catalog titles coming out to keep us happy at home.  Jaws is one such release, coming out on 4K Blu-ray (finally) in celebration of its 45th anniversary. The movie is just as you remember it being – tense, well crafted, slyly funny, and iconic. The new edition will certainly make the film’s fans very happy! Without further ado, here’s all you need to know about the Jaws 45th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray!

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Top Gun (4K Blu-ray Review)

Well, it finally happened… We finally have Top Gun in 4K.  The iconic action classic finally hits home in the best way to watch films at home.  The sights, the sounds, the sweat, the soundtrack.  The film is a cultural standpoint for blockbuster filmmaking.  There is something special that radiates through this movie that is almost unexplainable. At one point, this was a film I avoided like the plague. Does the film still hold up? How about the transfer? Let’s go in depth below, and don’t forget to click the paid link at the bottom to preorder your copy of Top Gun, available May 19th!

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