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‘Adopt A Highway’ on Blu-ray & DVD December 24, 2019!

In ADOPT A HIGHWAY, Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn’t recognize – including trying to learn how to use the internet – he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption. Continue reading ‘‘Adopt A Highway’ on Blu-ray & DVD December 24, 2019!’

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Roma, Teorema, Paris Is Burning & More Coming to The Criterion Collection February 2020

Next February, the Criterion Collection is proud to present Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning masterpiece Roma, making its home-video debut in a director-approved edition packed with special features. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman collects a trio of the renowned special-effects fabulist’s most enchanting films- Journey to the Beginning of TimeInvention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen– newly restored and in a limited-edition deluxe Blu-ray set featuring gorgeous pop-up art. Jennie Livingston’s wildly influential Paris Is Burning, an extraordinary celebration of 1980s Harlem’s vibrant drag-ball culture, will make its Blu-ray debut in an edition featuring more than an hour of never-before-seen outtakes. Teorema, a provocative and poetic treatise on sexuality, faith, and the bourgeois family from enfant terrible Pier Paolo Pasolini, will appear in a new, restored 4K digital transfer. And that’s not all: Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Antonio Gaudí, a hypnotic tribute to the visionary Catalan architect, will make its first appearance on Blu-ray.

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‘Cloak and Dagger’ [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD January 27, 2020!

Nuclear physicist Alvah Jesper (Cooper) is recruited by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services to become a reluctant undercover agent, traveling to Switzerland to meet with a fellow scientist regarding information on Germany’s plans to construct an atomic bomb. After this colleague is assassinated, Jesper must sneak into Italy via the underground resistance, to contact another scientist. While there, Jesper falls in love with resistance fighter Gina (Lilli Palmer, in her first Hollywood role), and the two must battle shootouts, double crosses, and narrow escapes to smuggle the scientist out of Italy.  A more perfectly titled film would be difficult to imagine, as Cloak and Dagger is a consummate wartime espionage suspense picture, and an intriguing mixture of genres for Lang: part spy thriller, part romantic melodrama, and part patriotic war movie, Cloak and Dagger is another triumph among Lang’s U.S. features, and an expert exercise in genre fusion that’s ripe for rediscovery. Continue reading ‘‘Cloak and Dagger’ [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD January 27, 2020!’

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‘What’s New Pussycat?’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray December 2, 2019!

It’s tough being the cat’s meow! A zany blend of slapstick gags and madcap comedy, What s New Pussycat?, starring Peter Sellers, Peter O’Toole and Woody Allen in his acting and screenwriting debut, is the wildest, wackiest film to emerge from the swinging ’60s. Michael (O’Toole) is a mademoiselle magnet. His demented psychiatrist (Sellers) and sex-starved friend (Allen) would kill for this problem, but his would-be fiancé (Romy Schneider) might just kill him. Undergoing therapy, Michael tries to reform, but it won’t be easy with sex kittens like Ursula Andress, Paula Prentiss and Capucine on his tail! Wonderfully directed by Clive Donner (The Caretaker) and featuring the hit title song written by Burt Bacharach and performed by Tom Jones, Eureka Classics presents What s New Pussycat? on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Continue reading ‘‘What’s New Pussycat?’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray December 2, 2019!’

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Road Games – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Quite possibly the most underseen film during Jamie Lee Curtis’ legendary horror run in the late 1970s/early 1980s that gave her the moniker of being THE scream queen, is 1981’s Road Games. Richard Franklin’s Australian film is a cult classic and has yet to see United States representation on the Blu-ray format. Umbrella Entertainment in Australia saw a very nice release a few years back, but now, Scream Factory is trouting out a brand new Collector’s Edition of the film to put up alongside the other Jamie Lee Curtis classics in their vault; The Fog, Halloween II, Virus and the out of print Terror Train (Though now available from Scorpion Releasing as a Ronin Flix exclusive). Road Games is loaded with some new interviews and bonus features as well as some old ones. Sadly no new Jamie Lee stuff on the disc, but Stacy Keach lent himself for a new interview. You’ll be able to grab this one very soon as it releases on Tuesday, November 12th. You can grab one ordering from Shout! Factory’s site or the Amazon link in the review (Which Why So Blu receives a minuscule percentage of off of the purchase). Continue reading ‘Road Games – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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Dracula (1979) – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

1979 was the year of Count Dracula in cinemas. And now, 40 years later, all 3 films featuring the dark prince can be found on Scream Factory Blu-rays. Joining the previously released Love at First Bite and Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu comes John Badham’s follow up to his cultural phenomenon that was Saturday Night Fever. The film debuted on Blu-ray a few years back but has remained controversial on home video ever since the days of VHS. But, no longer, as Scream Factory will be including the theatrical version of the film featuring the original color timing (We’ll get to that in the review). It also features an impressive lineup of all new interviews (Unfortunately none of them Frank Langella). This release is under the Collector’s Edition banner and encompasses its content over 2-discs (Each color timing is presented on its own disc). You’ll be able to own this one just before your Thanksgiving feast (If you’re an American) when it arrives on Scream Factory Blu-ray November 26th. Continue reading ‘Dracula (1979) – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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‘Mary’ on Blu-ray & DVD November 26, 2019!

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will releaseMARY on November 26, 2019 on DVD and Blu-ray.  MARY stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman (Darkest HourThe Dark Knight), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, Lars and the Real Girl), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express, The Magnificent Seven), Stefanie Scott (Beautiful Boy, Insidious: Chapter 3), Chloe Perrin (“Single Parents,” The Diabolical), Douglas Urbanski (RoboCop,The Social Network), with Jennifer Esposito (“The Boys,” “NCIS) and Owen Teague (It, It Chapter 2). The film was directed by Michael Goi (“American Horror Story,” “Scream Queens”) and was written by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows, “Kristy”). Continue reading ‘‘Mary’ on Blu-ray & DVD November 26, 2019!’

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The Angry Birds Move 2 (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

A few summers ago, I thought the first Angry Birds Movie would fare a lot better at the box office than it did. Maybe the big craze had really passed by before the film could strike that proverbial iron that had been plugged in and heated up. The film didn’t do horrible worldwide at all really, but nothing to set the world on fire and command a sequel quickly turning around. But hey, the once insanely popular mobile game that became plushies, collectibles, licensing themed and animated shorts was up for another round. And here we are with its sequel just a couple years later and it did not do too hot, but I’m also sure it wasn’t that expensive of a venture. If we see a Angry Birds 3, perhaps a streaming service can utilize it as an exclusive. For those who didn’t get to take your kids to 2, it arrives November 12, 2019 on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray.
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The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review

Friendship can come in times when you don’t realize you need it most. Friendships that come in tough times, are some of the most unlikely and the most necessary of all.  The Peanut Butter Falcon tells a Huck Finn-esque coming of age tale that is sure to delight fans of what I like to call “nice movies.” “Nice movies” are the types that make you laugh, challenge your feelings about fictional characters, and make you hopeful for those people you’ve followed for the length of the film. To be short, The Peanut Butter Falcon is pure delight. Read more in-depth below and click the link at the end of the post to purchase a copy too! Just a reminder, as Amazon Associates, we take a small percentage of those link sales to keep this amazing site going for you all!

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The Fan (Blu-ray Review)

In the cult horror or cult horror Blu-ray collector circles to be more specific, many have hope that the 1981 Lauren Bacall led slasher(?) The Fan would be called out by some distributor some day. Acquiring it overall was Scream Factory and the most exciting thing about that meant that the doors to the Paramount vault appear to be quite open. As a matter of fact, an even more demanded slasher film, April Fool’s Day will be finally making it to Blu-ray in time for April Fool’s Day next year. The Fan also starred James Garner and is notable as one of the big (Breakout?) films for a young Michael Biehn. Its also pretty damn crazy. Scream Factory has landed Biehn for an interview for this new release, as well as the director and editor of the film. Scream Factory’s own Jeff Nelson sits down for a commentary on it too, making this a pretty special release overall. It arrives on the format November 19th, in time for some Turkey and you can pre-order at any time.
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Massive THE FLY COLLECTION 5-Film Blu-ray Set from Scream Factory December 10!

Get ready for hours of skin-crawling terror as you witness a transformation like no other – from man to fly. On December 10, 2019, Scream Factory proudly presents the insect-morphing horror set The Fly Collection in a definitive Blu-ray™ release. This massive 5-disc set consists of the chilling original trilogy, the eye-popping 80s remake and its terrifying sequel, and is packed with hours of fascinating special features.

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Scream Factory Unveils The UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 3! Available December 17th!

Get ready for more thrills and chills as Universal Horror Collection Volume 3 is coming to Blu-ray on December 17 from Scream Factory. The collection comes packed with a wealth of special features, including new audio commentary by film historians Steve Haberman, Tom Weaver, Constantine Nasr, Gary D. Rhodes, and Ted Newsom, and a new 2K scan of a fine grain print.

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Universal Soldier (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

Studio Canal seems to be helping nudge and build up Lionsgate’s 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray catalog titles in the United States. Coming off the heels of the Rambo trilogy and Red Heat is the Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren team up in the the Roland Emmerich film Universal Soldier. These are getting first announced and released by Studio Canal in the UK and most have US rights with Lionsgate, so its a simple port over for them. People can complain about what they are picking to upgrade (Guilty), like when the Lincoln Lawyer or Snitch is chosen to make the jump over any of the Saw, Scream or wealth of catalog horror they aren’t paying attention to. But, with a title like Universal Soldier, its not really on them and honestly…I think this one and the Rambos have been pretty popular home video sellers in the past. So, it makes sense. You’ll be able to grab this one on November 5th, and if you utilize the Amazon link below, I probably make about 15 pennies.
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‘Ironweed’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD December 2, 2019!

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy and directed by the late Argentinian director Héctor Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ironweed features Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (both Academy Award nominated for their roles) as two lost souls who come together during the Great Depression. In Depression-era Albany, N.Y., Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) has become an alcoholic vagabond after guilt over accidentally killing his infant son led him to desert his family. Over the course of several days, he ambles from gritty job to dirty bar to makeshift sleeping quarters. By chance, he encounters fellow itinerant drinker and his sometime lover, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). Together, they wax nostalgic about their haunted pasts.  Eureka Classics is proud to present one of the most acclaimed dramas of the 1980s in its UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD.  Continue reading ‘‘Ironweed’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD December 2, 2019!’

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‘The Miracle Worker’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray January 27, 2020!

Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke are remarkable in The Miracle Worker, the Academy Award-winning story of Helen Keller. Ennobling and uplifting, this inspirational story of courage and hope is one of the finest works of art in the history of motion pictures. Locked in a frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness since infancy, 7-year old Helen Keller (Duke) has never seen the sky, heard her mother s voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Anne Sullivan (Bancroft), a 20-year old teacher from Boston arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Anne reaches out to Helen through the power of touch the only tool they have in common and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.  Eureka Classics is proud to present Arthur Penn s The Miracle Worker in its UK debut on Blu-ray.  Continue reading ‘‘The Miracle Worker’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray January 27, 2020!’

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Good Boys (Blu-ray Review)

Good Boys Blu-ray ReviewGood Boys for me is just one of those moments in life when you watch a trailer, it reminds you of a blast from the past (in this case Superbad) and you say why not.  Why not refers to the fact that it appears like you could have a fun time with this one.  It may be hard to relate to the age of the main characters, but make no mistake we’re all coming to see this one for the profane humor and raunchiness of it all.  Can you blame us?  After all, Seth Rogen is kind of responsible for this.  So follow me down below and will take a look at Good Boys, which you can warmly call a more innocent reboot of Superbad…with of course a much younger cast. Continue reading ‘Good Boys (Blu-ray Review)’

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Brad Pitt’s Action-Packed Sci-Fi Thriller AD ASTRA on 4K and Blu-ray 12/17

Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this “absolutely enthralling” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, critics have hailed AD ASTRA as “a thrilling interstellar epic” (Rodrigo Perez, Playlist). Add AD ASTRA to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere December 3 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 17.

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Steelbook Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Shout Factory has been putting out some exclusive steelbook releases of films the last couple years to sort of add to their collection. A surprising one to many once it was announced/unveiled last year, was that they would be putting out 2016’s Lonely Island film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. One, it was a a super recent movie for Shout! Factory to be getting their hands on and two, the original release from Universal was already stacked to the max with bonus features and had a terrific transfer. What more could be done? Well, Shout! Factory agrees with you as the exclusivity of this is squarely on the steelbook packaging. Aside from a Shout! Factory logo seen at the disc’s startup, everything is the exact same. But, you gotta admit that steelbook artwork IS pretty killer. You can pre-order it from the Shout! Factory website or by using the Amazon link below (Which goes to benefit Why So Blu’s Associate’s account).
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