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The Colour And THE SHAPE: The Music Of HALLOWEEN

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends is now playing in theaters and streaming on Peacock. And I’m sure EVERYONE on social media has their very strong opinions on it for better or for worse. Either way, I love seeing that big dork in the white mask return again and again on the big screen. Also returning in Halloween Ends is Blue Oyster Cult’s 1976 rock staple “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” the first song ever featured in a Halloween movie. While Halloween has been more known for scores than they have soundtracks, there are some notable songs featured in the films and even attempts to nab a hit single and sell records while counting box office receipts. I wanted to look at each film in the series and select one song that significantly ties into the movie in some way, SHAPE or form that feels memorable. Some are less memorable than others, some are a bit of a stretch, and some you may not even remember. Continue reading ‘The Colour And THE SHAPE: The Music Of HALLOWEEN’

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GIVEAWAY! – HALLOWEN KILLS On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray!

Halloween Kills arrives to everyone on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray tomorrow – January 11th! We are offering you a chance to win a free copy of the film with this brand new giveaway! All you need to do is watch the video below and follow the instructions. Have your entry in by Friday, January 14th (1/14/2022). I’ll be announcing the winner later that very same day. Make sure you either subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Twitter or Instagram @brandon4KUHD. New Michael Myers movie, not hard to enter, and a chance to take home a free copy of this wonderful 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray. Why not give it a shot?

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Brandon’s Sensational Top 10 List of His Favorite 2021 Films

Last week was the favorite physical media I had to weed down to a short list, this week its the actual films of 2021 to which I must choose a mere 10. As is true in any year, its hard as hell to crack this thing down to 20-30, let alone 10. But, that’s the sort of “fun stress” we film writers/reviewers tend to enjoy putting ourselves through. This year seemed super loaded with filmmakers I admire and adore and it pained me to cut some of them from this list. At the end of the day, there were films I just found I want to watch more and others that surprised me or took me for a wild and unique journey, while some just kind of did their thing (very) well. My final cut that didn’t make the list might end up being one I revisit or think about more than some of these on here. I’m pretty certain there’s a few here I like more than most and are probably on the other end of the spectrum and despised by people. But here, on this day, this 29th day of December at the end of the year, this is how I have felt in this moment, in this capsule. Continue reading ‘Brandon’s Sensational Top 10 List of His Favorite 2021 Films’

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BRANDON’S Top 10 Blu-ray And Top 10 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray For 2021!

The year comes to a close in a matter of days, so that means its time break out the obligatory end of year/best of/top 10 of things from 2021. This year saw a nice surge in titles coming to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray, ending the year with Criterion FINALLY getting on board and getting involved in a big way to launch. Up front, time has not been something I’ve had much of in the past few weeks, so I’ll be delivering both my Top 10 standard Blu-ray list and my Top 10 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray lists via my 4K BLUsday method – on video! For those who like to read, As much as I appreciate your love of the typed word, my digits didn’t have it in them this year for that. I’ll provide you a cheat sheet below the video, but if you watch the video you’ll receive my reasoning for each choice. Thanks, as always, for indulging me!

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist ALL-STARS!

It’s been 8 years since I published my first Blu-ray Wishlist article during my first year writing here at Why So Blu.  In 2013, I decided to take something always on my brain and put it to text. From DVD to Blu-ray, late in their life, I have always been curious on just what films haven’t made the jump to the format. Not every theatrical film made it to VHS, BetaMax or CED. Even less made it to Laserdisc. And not every film on VHS made it to DVD. And it only continues to shrink from there. As many a cool release or double dip upgrade comes out on a title we love, so many are still missing. So many fans of those films continually waiting for a picture improvement from whatever format they currently cling to. The purpose for it was to have fun and see what other people would be wanting or bring to my attention that I hadn’t realized was missing. I even had too big of eyes and attempted it as a weekly series in 2014, but quickly realized I’m probably better suited for it as an annual piece. At the end of the day, it created an awareness and sometimes the distributors did indeed take note. Shout! Factory once responded to one of Twitter that they had attempted one of the titles I listed but were not successful. Continue reading ‘Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist ALL-STARS!’

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GIVEAWAY! – F9: THE FAST SAGA On Blu-ray!

F9: The Fast Saga shifts gears from the theater to Blu-ray on September 21st! We are offering you a chance to win a free copy of the film with this brand new giveaway! All you need to do is watch the video below and follow the instructions. Have your entry in by Monday, September 20th (9/20/2021). I’ll be announcing the winner on my 4K BLUsday segment on YouTube the very next day, Tuesday September 21st (9/21/2021). Make sure you either subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Twitter or Instagram @brandon4KUHD. Fun film, not hard to enter, and a chance to take home a free copy of this wonderful Blu-ray. Why not give it a shot?

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Win A Copy Of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN On Blu-ray With This GIVEAWAY!

Hi everybody! I have a really quick giveaway going on for Promising Young Woman on Blu-ray. All you need to do is watch the video below and follow the instructions. Have your entry in by Monday, March 15 (3/15/2021). I’ll be announcing the winner on my 4K BLUsday segment on YouTube the very next day, Tuesday March 16 (3/16/2021). Make sure you either subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Twitter or Instagram @brandon4KUHD. Great film, not hard to enter, and a chance to take home a free copy of this wonderful Blu-ray. Why not give it a shot?

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Brandon’s 10 Favorite Films Of 2020!

I’ll spare you the “What a crazy year this was!” jargon as you already know. You lived through it, too. Like every cinephile, I sure do miss going to theaters and oddly not having that option made me feel like I saw a lot less “important stuff” or “contenders” this year. Yet, at the same time, I kind of did? There were many films at the time of this writing I wasn’t able to get to, didn’t have access too, or hadn’t ponied up $20 for VOD rental or whatnot. Plus, at the start of 2020 I was making a concentrated effort to not cram down films/television so much as I have in years past. Take my time, relax, not hurry. Let the ones I do watch soak up and think about them more. For better or for worse, I’d like what I take in to keep some staying power in my brain. I’m older, I have small children and my short term memory isn’t always what it used to be. However, when crafting my list I was very happy with it in the end, and I do have strong feelings toward every single one of the films on it (plus many of the ones cut) quite a bit. Despite many big films getting moved, the year was still littered with great material. A lot of which, I wish the opportunity to see it in the theater would’ve been an option. Then again, I have some rather against the grain picks this year and I’m pretty satisfied with that. Continue reading ‘Brandon’s 10 Favorite Films Of 2020!’

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BRANDON’S TOP BEST FAVORITE BLU-RAYs & 4Ks OF 2020!

I’m not the first person to tell you 2020 has felt like forever and a day and then forever again. We were fortunate to have still been given a constant flux of new 4K Ultra-HD and standard Blu-ray releases despite the global pandemic. Heck, When charting back for this list, I was stunned at some of my contenders, having them feel like they came out last year because it felt so long ago. In a positive perspective for 2020, in regards to home video collecting, the year has relieved and renewed my faith in studios to keep delivering and finding new ways to build excitement with collecting. Disney aside, every studio has shown new strategies and refreshed dedication in backing physical media. Warner Bros has continued sub licensing, but also seems to be putting a little more effort into the bonus materials for Warner Archive. Paramount has released the Presents line as well as just shooting out some bare bones releases of stuff never on the format before with new regularity. And that’s not even to begin discussing the continued excitement from the likes of Shout! Factory, Blue Underground, Vinegar Syndrome, Severin Films, Arrow Video and more as they all have invested in 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray. In other words, it was a pretty damn good outing for physical media in 2020, even if it wasn’t for the health of the global population. Continue reading ‘BRANDON’S TOP BEST FAVORITE BLU-RAYs & 4Ks OF 2020!’

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist For 2021!

That time of year is upon us again, as we take a look at films that have still yet to arrive on Blu-ray in the year 2020. Looking ahead to next year, there are STILL so many terrific and worthy films of the format upgrade. Things seem to be shifting too, and we are in a spot where the home video landscape is pushing more toward the collector than ever before. Aside from Disney, the studios seems to be recalibrating their efforts in bringing more titles and better versions of those titles to our players. Paramount especially has been active this year with both its Paramount Presents label and just getting some stuff the hell out regardless (IE: The Two Jakes, Private Parts). The independent studios are getting the reigns on bigger titles and the studios themselves are putting in a bit better effort. Sony is killing it with polling collectors for the Columbia Classics line which hopefully becomes an annual set. I ask those who cry out to proclaim the death of physical media regularly, then why am I increasingly happier and happier year in and year out? Continue reading ‘Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist For 2021!’

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4K BLUsday for 11/3/2020 – THE ADDAMS FAMILY 4K Digital Code GIVEAWAY!

4K BLUsday returns on election day in the United States (Please get out and VOTE). A rather ho-hum release day in terms of both announcements from the past week as well as movie coming out today. Still there is plenty to be excited about. We are about to enter that weird late December through February period where the studios aren’t going overboard after their big holiday releases hangover. On the YouTube Channel I have our Full Metal Jacket contest winner as well as a new contest for a digital code of 2019’s The Addams Family animated film. Please note, that code is an iTunes exclusive and not redeemable through other digital services. Listen to the podcast, watch the video, more details below!

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4K BLUsday for 10/27/2020 – FULL METAL JACKET 4K Digital Code GIVEAWAY!

4K BLUsday is back yet again! You’ll find out who won the Whiplash 4K digital code contest on the YouTube Video Companion to find out!  This week I’m continuing my GIVEAWAY streak with a 4K digital code for FULL METAL JACKET! On the podcasts, we have a slew of January slates to go over as well as a few more nifty 4K UHD Blu-ray announcements. This week’s new release slate includes the debut of The Flintstones: The Complete Series and The Ipcress File on Blu-ray. My vintage pick of the week is a favorite Italian horror film of mine that I watch every Halloween night. In addition I showcase a couple other goodies from the director. So much fun to be had. Listen to the podcast, then head over to YouTube to check out the video companion and enter to the WIN the 4K Digital FULL METAL JACKET! Continue reading ‘4K BLUsday for 10/27/2020 – FULL METAL JACKET 4K Digital Code GIVEAWAY!’

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4K BLUsday for 10/20/2020 – WHIPLASH 4K Digital Code GIVEAWAY!

4K BLUsday returns for more! Who won the BACK TO THE FUTURE: ULTIMATE TRILOGY contest? Check out the YouTube Video Companion to find out!  I’m also giving away a digital code for WHIPLASH! The past week’s news has a whole Criterion slate to go over as well as some more cool 4K UHD Blu-ray announcements. This week’s new release slate includes the debut of Back To The Future on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray. My vintage pick of the week is actually quite vintage this time too. There is a lot of fun, as always. Listen to the podcast, then head over to YouTube to check out the video companion and enter to the WIN the 4K Digital Whiplash!

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4K BLUsday for 10/13/2020! BACK TO THE FUTURE GIVEAWAY!

4K BLUsday reigns supreme again! Who has their Friday the 13th boxed set from Scream Factory already? Not me, I have mine coming from Amazon hopefully Thursday as scheduled. Announcements this week include the huge announcement of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies coming in time for the holidays on 4K. Oh annnnnd…I’m giving away a copy of the new Back To The Future trilogy (On standard Blu-ray…but hey, its a GIVEAWAY!) On the latest episode of 4K BLUsday on The Brandon Peters Show, I go over all of this and more. Listen to the podcast version then watch here or head over to YouTube to see the video companion where I showcase some of today’s new releases as well as new review arrivals for me and more. Remember to subscribe to whatever avenue you choose and not miss out on making this stuff fun to share! Continue reading ‘4K BLUsday for 10/13/2020! BACK TO THE FUTURE GIVEAWAY!’

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4K BLUsday for 10/6/2020!

4K BLUsday is yet again upon us! Did all your new releases arrive on unscathed? One of mine didn’t! Last week was as packed as the previous, but there were some quality announcements nonetheless. I’m looking VERY forward to the new version of The Godfather III! On the latest episode of 4K BLUsday on The Brandon Peters Show, I go over all of this and more. Listen to the podcast version then watch here or head over to YouTube to see the video companion where I showcase some of today’s new releases as well as new review arrivals for me and more. Remember to subscribe to whatever avenue you choose and not miss out on making this stuff fun to share!

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4K BLUsday for 9/29/2020!

4K BLUsday is yet again upon us! Did all your new releases arrive on time? What did you think about all of them damn quality 4K Ultra-HD announcements last week? I sure as hell preordered The Beastmaster right away! On the latest episode of 4K BLUsday on The Brandon Peters Show, I go over all of this and more. Listen to the podcast version then watch here or head over to YouTube to see the video companion where I showcase some of today’s new releases as well as new review arrivals for me and more. Remember to subscribe to whatever avenue you choose and not miss out on making this stuff fun to share!

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Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers At 25 And Other Films With Alternate Versions

Following a seven-year absence, September 29th, 1995, saw the long-awaited return of cinema’s most haunting shape, Michael Myers. For myself, as I’m sure for many other fans, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was the first time I had the opportunity to see my favorite bogeyman on the big screen. As strange as the Thorn cult was, seeing Michael and Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Loomis square off for the final time wouldn’t be the biggest impact this film would have on me. As a more common history tells it, the film was ripped to shreds by critics, disappointed greatly at the box office, and didn’t launch Brother Cane into alt-rock stardom. Halloween fans, horror movie lovers, and other knowledgeable film crowds know its greatest legacy lies not on the screen debut of Paul “Steven” Rudd (Okay, Clueless beat it to release, but he shot this first), but from a highly sought after, copied and traded VHS tape featuring an alternative version of the sixth Halloween film known as “The Producer’s Cut.”
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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!’

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