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John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS Makes Its 4K UHD Debut In The US January 19th!

Get ready for the ultimate presentation of the heart-pounding supernatural thriller by heralded master of horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, They Live), as the Prince of Darkness Collector’s Edition (4k UHD/Blu-Ray™) will be released from Scream Factory™ on January 19th.  Starring Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon), Lisa Blount (Needful Things), rock icon Alice Cooper, Victor Wong and Dennis Dun (both from Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China), Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness is about a terrifying battle between mankind and the ultimate evil.
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Experience The 4K UHD Glory Of Middle Earth As THE LORD OF THE RINGS & THE HOBBIT Trilogies Arrive December 1st!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, will be available for the first time on 4K UHD on December 1. From New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the two epic trilogies include the theatrical and extended versions of the six films in 4K UHD with HDR.  The Hobbit Trilogy includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy includes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which won Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.  Both trilogies will also include Digital copies of both versions of each film. 4K Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.   The 4K remastering process was overseen by Peter Jackson. Continue reading ‘Experience The 4K UHD Glory Of Middle Earth As THE LORD OF THE RINGS & THE HOBBIT Trilogies Arrive December 1st!’

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‘The New Mutants,’ The Biggest Marvel Movie Of 2020, Arrives On 4K Blu-ray Nov. 17

After years of waiting, all of the superhero movie fans were finally treated to the latest installment in the X-Men film franchise, a spin-off taking on more of a horror sensibility. Yes, The New Mutants was a real movie that actually did come out in theaters, and it turned into the biggest Marvel movie of the Summer. In this action-filled film, five young people who demonstrate special powers are forced to undergo treatment at a secret institution – allegedly to cure them of the dangers of their powers. But it’s soon clear that their containment is part of a much bigger battle between the forces of good and evil! The film arrives on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Nov. 17.

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ANTEBELLUM Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray November 3rd!

A horrifying, suspenseful thriller comes home when Antebellum arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand November 3 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available on Premium Video On Demand and was the top grossing title over the first two weeks of its debut. Featuring an all-star cast including Janelle Monáe (Hidden FiguresMoonlightHarriet), Eric Lange (TV’s “Escape at Dannemora,” “Narcos,” “Lost”), Jena Malone (ContactThe Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Neon Demon), Jack Huston (Kill Your DarlingsAmerican HustleBen-Hur), Kiersey Clemons (DopeSweetheartNeighbors 2: Sorority Rising), and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, TV’s “Empire,” Tower Heist), and the film aims to spark a “new and innovative way of talking about modern issues” (Janelle Monáe). Continue reading ‘ANTEBELLUM Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray November 3rd!’

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Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE Arrives on Blu-ray December 8th!

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola has re-edited the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy.  This new version, entitled Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, achieves Coppola and screenwriter Puzo’s original vision for the finale, which has been meticulously restored for the finest presentation of the Corleone saga’s last chapter.  Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone will debut on Blu-ray and Digital December 8, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Stationed For Blu-ray November 10th!

The future awaits when “Bill & Ted Face the Music” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is the third film in the Bill & Ted franchise and a sequel to “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” From Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s Orion Pictures, Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix” films, “John Wick” films) and Alex Winter (the “Bill & Ted” films) reprise their roles as the respective title characters and William Sadler (“The Highwaymen,” “The Shawshank Redemption”) reprises his role as the Grim Reaper in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” The film was produced by Scott Kroopf, Solomon, David Haring, Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce. Steven Soderbergh, Ray Bouderau, Courtney Chenn, Patrick W. Dugan, Scott Fischer, Grant Guthrie, Christian Mercuri, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli served as executive producers. Continue reading ‘BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Stationed For Blu-ray November 10th!’

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Top Gun Takes Off For the 4K Steelbook Realm December 1st!

The Action-Packed Thrill-Ride TOP GUN Takes Off in a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook!

A pop culture touchstone that helped define a generation, TOP GUN will be released in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Steelbook on December 1, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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Collateral Thrills on 4K Blu-ray December 8th!

Director Michael Mann’s intense thriller COLLATERAL arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever when the new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo debuts December 8, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Remastered under the supervision of the director, this new 4K Ultra HD presentation features HDR (High Dynamic Range) for more detail, brightness, vivid color, and greater contrast.  The Blu-ray in the Combo Pack is also remastered, offering an exceptional viewing experience.

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THE BRIDES OF DRACULA – Collector’s Edition Stakes November 10th As A Release Date!

This fall, brace yourself for the long-awaited Hammer cult film classic arrives on Blu-ray. On November 10, 2020, SCREAM FACTORY is excited to present the highly sought-after classic THE BRIDES OF DRACULA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein) and produced by Anthony Hinds (The Phantom of the Opera), this chilling horror classic stars Peter Cushing (Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope), Freda Jackson (Clash of the Titans), Martita Hunt (Great Expectations), and Yvonne Monlaur (License to Kill). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans of Hammer Films, this definitive release contains special bonus content, including new 2K scan of the interpositive, new audio commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr, new featurettes, and much more! Continue reading ‘THE BRIDES OF DRACULA – Collector’s Edition Stakes November 10th As A Release Date!’

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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!’

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‘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!’

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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!’

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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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“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 and be sure to click the paid Amazon links for each title to get your copies!

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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!’

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