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The Bad Batch: Season 1 in Review

With episode 16 and thus season one of Disney’s The Bad Batch in the books, now seemed like an appropriate time to review where Dave Filoni’s latest creation took us over the past few months. Initially making their debut in the final season of The Clone Wars, the Bad Batch refers to five reject clone troopers and one somewhat mysterious clone that only bear slight physical resemblances to their mass-produced brethren. Each one of the specialized platoon featuring a unique attribute. Fives, originally a normal clone, is now cybernetic. Wrecker possesses abnormally great strength. Crosshairs is the sniper that cannot miss. Tech knows his way around any gadget or computer system. Hunter is the John Rambo of the group, both in leadership and appearance. And last but not least, Omega, who we are still getting to know.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Review)

After much ado the past few years about a Netflix-exclusive He-Man project, the moment finally arrived last week when the five-episode animated series debuted on the ever popular streaming service. With a cast that features the likes of Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Justin Long, Jason Mewes, Chris Wood and Henry Rollins, viewers certainly cannot cite a weak roster for any problems with the production. So big names aside, just how strong is this show?

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Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

In the midst of everything going on in 2020, HBO dropped Lovecraft Country during the summer, and it was a wild trip of a series. Not being aware of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel at the time, the idea of seeing a story inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and flipping them on their head by placing black protagonists at the center of all the action was wild. On top of that, producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams working with fellow producer and showrunner Misha Green, meant HBO was ready to a series that could have what was needed to deliver on this ambitious series visually and without the restraint. Now the complete first season is available on Blu-ray, and it continues to look and sound great and features several extras to help round out this package.

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‘Wayne’ Successfully Balances the Heartfelt and the Visceral (TV Review)

How does one describe this series currently found on Amazon Prime? It is certainly a menagerie of emotions that effectively collide and mingle in the ten-episode run of season one. Originating from YouTube and then being picked up by Prime, the show was created by Shawn Simmons, known for his writing credits on smaller productions such as the School of Rock series and the 2018 film Now We’re Talking. As 2019 rolled around, Simmons got the chance he was looking for in this series he passionately pitched to YouTube not all that long ago.

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HBO’s Chilling Supernatural Drama ‘Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season’ Coming To Blu-ray Feb 16

From producers Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, and Jordan Peele, Lovecraftian horror meets historical fiction in Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season, HBO’s suspenseful drama, which will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 16, 2021, featuring all 10 episodes from the series’ premiere season. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his childhood friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father, Montrose Freeman (Michael K. Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

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NOS4A2: Season 2 (Blu-ray Review)

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.Eight years after they finally faced off for the first time, Vic McQueen remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx. Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future. 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 (Blu-ray Review)’


Eli Roth’s ‘History of Horror’ Season 1 (Blu-ray Review)

History Horror Blu-rayRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the documentary/horror series ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR SEASON 1 on October 6, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Linda Blair and many others. Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 1 will be released on Blu-ray October 6, 2020! Read our Blu-ray review now! Continue reading ‘Eli Roth’s ‘History of Horror’ Season 1 (Blu-ray Review)’


Disney Announces ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Series

Earlier this year the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted on Disney+ to a great degree of fanfare and excitement. It was an appropriate closure to the show with some new characters introduced along the way. While the story of sisters Rafa and Trace seemed to just kind of evaporate, there were others that sparked curiosity as viewers approached the arrival of Order 66, most especially the quartet known as the Bad Batch. Now there’s news that Disney+ plans to release a full on spin-off series revolving around this ragtag group of specialized clones.



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Watchmen: Season 1 (Blu-ray Review)

The initial announcement of a Watchmen television series was intriguing to hear. Arriving ten years after Zack Snyder’s (pretty good) attempt to bring the groundbreaking graphic novel series from creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons to life, would HBO be able to deliver the deluxe treatment in a manner similar to what Game of Thrones was able to accomplish? Would it be the novel again, but stretched out into a weekly series? Was the plan to take the name ‘Watchmen’ and do something else entirely? As it turns out, creator Damon Lindelof had some bold plans up his sleeves – a tangential sequel series designed to carry on many of the ideas presented in the original graphic novel, but continue going down that rabbit hole in a manner fit for today’s society. The result was one of the best self-contained seasons of television I can recall seeing in recent years. Now you can enjoy the whole season and more in this complete package. Continue reading ‘Watchmen: Season 1 (Blu-ray Review)’


Watch The Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series Out On Blu-Ray 6/2

Tick tock. Fans can dive even further into the alternate world that has captivated audiences since its debut when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series on Blu-ray and DVD, June 2, 2020. Featuring all nine riveting one-hour episodes – plus over 90 minutes of bonus content, including two never-before-seen special features exclusive to the Blu-ray and DVD. Created for television and executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers)Watchmen drew 1.5 million viewers in its series premiere, becoming the second-highest rated HBO original series debut of the past three years, only behind Big Little Lies. The show is also currently “certified fresh” with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Continue reading ‘Watch The Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series Out On Blu-Ray 6/2’


Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Review)

Last year finally saw the release of Batman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series on Blu-ray. Completely remastered and featuring a few extra features to go along with some collectible Funko Pop! Toys in its deluxe packaging, this was a real treat for fans. It also meant Batman Beyond would inevitably receive similar treatment as well. Well, it’s been a year, and here we are. The acclaimed animated series from BTAS creators Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, representing a cyberpunk take on the Dark Knight has now arrived in full-on Blu-ray, complete with deluxe packaging, some next special features, and almost all 52 episodes remastered, along with the uncut version of Batman Beyond: Return of Joker. So, it’s now time to step back into Neo-Gotham.

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‘Last Hurrah For Chivalry & Hand Of Death: Two Films By John Woo’ (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray & DVD June 24, 2019!

A decade before he would change action filmmaking forever with A Better Tomorrow and The Killer, director John Woo was directing martial-arts films for the two biggest studios in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest. Under the mentorship of the great Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms), Woo began to develop his signature style, films that featured slick, stylish and often violent choreography, with dramatic plots that revolved around brotherhood, honour and redemption. Presented here are two of his early works from this period.  In Last Hurrah for Chivalry, two killers (Pai Wei and Damian Lau) agree to help a man exact vengeance upon a kung fu master. Woo’s first cinematic masterpiece, Last Hurrah for Chivalry is a dark and violent revenge film, featuring lightning fast swordplay and stylish cinematography.  In Hand of Death, a young Shaolin monk must train to defeat a dangerous Manchu warlord (James Tien) who is intent on wiping out the Shaolin once and for all. Featuring early performances from Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung (both also handled the film s stunts, along with third brother Yuen Biao), Hand of Death is an exquisitely stylish example of old school kung fu filmmaking.  Obscure and largely unseen for many years, Eureka Classics is proud to present these two early films from one of action cinema s all-time greats for the first time ever on Blu-ray, from brand new 2K restorations. Continue reading ‘‘Last Hurrah For Chivalry & Hand Of Death: Two Films By John Woo’ (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray & DVD June 24, 2019!’


The X-Files: The Complete Season 11 (Blu-ray Review)

The next chapter of The X-files is a thrilling 10-episode installment if the classic,mind-bending series. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigating unsolved cases rife with government conspiracies, unexplainable mysteries, and alien cover-ups. Mulder and Scully’s pursuit of the truth continues with a search for their long-lost son, William. But they aren’t the only ones looking fr him: dark forces gather, and the very fate of the world  could be at stake. One thing is certain: secrets will be revealed… and the truth may finally be within reach. Continue reading ‘The X-Files: The Complete Season 11 (Blu-ray Review)’


Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray Review)

As everyone gears up for the final season of Gotham, it’s time to go over the fourth and surprisingly best season of the series. I’ve been clear in my thoughts about the Batman show not featuring Batman in the past. The first season was a disappointment, the second season improved upon things, and the third season found the series embracing its craziness. The fourth season continues that trend, working more as a supervillain ensemble series, that happens to be in favor of the good guys somewhat succeeding, in the long run, to keep things going. Regardless of how compelling the storytelling is, this show works best as a wild and colorful series, happy to throw viewers through a loop by way of costume and production design, and the over-the-top acting that comes with it. Now fans can take in this fourth season, boasting some extras, and more.

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South Park Season 21 (Blu-ray Review)

It is still somewhat difficult to imagine that a cartoon series that was ostensibly about vulgar young boys making fart jokes made it to 21 seasons. However, people familiar with the series will know that it hates to rest on its laurels. The sheer nature of the 6-day episode creation schedule of South Park has made for all-time great episodes with a finger directly on the pulse of whatever was going on that week. This pinpoint satire has aided in South Park becoming the phenomenon that gets to go 21 seasons and more. This season, the 21st, unfortunately, either started with a plan that frankly didn’t quite work out, or flipped back and forth too frequently between serialized season and episode-of-the-week formats. It is still funny and often biting, but it was missing an element of what makes South Park the thing to talk about with your friends. Continue reading ‘South Park Season 21 (Blu-ray Review)’


Legion: The Complete Season One (Blu-ray Review)

With superheroes dominating the box office many months of the year, it’s only natural that TV attempt to follow suit in its own way. We have the Arrow-verse, Gotham, and multiple Marvel Studios Netflix series, among other examples. FX got in the game too last year with Legion. Inspired by the Marvel Comics character, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley took on the property and made an interesting, exciting, and very stylish series about a mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia, resulting in an uneven perspective on his own life, to say the least. Dan Stevens leads a strong ensemble cast in this eight-episode first season that happens to be my favorite of the different superhero shows currently on air. Now, with the second season fast approaching, the complete season one is now available to own.

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Going Down to South Park Season 21 on Blu-ray and DVD This June

As a middle school student enjoying what I figured was just a raunchy cartoon on Comedy Central, I would have never expected South Park to be on the air for 21 years. I also would never have expected the level of growth and, I hesitate to say “maturity,” but let’s use relevance the show has maintained over its run. On June 5, 2018, Season 21 comes to Blu-ray and DVD and I am stoked to continue watching what will, strangely, end up being one of the longest running and persistently entertaining shows in the history of television. Read on for the details. Continue reading ‘Going Down to South Park Season 21 on Blu-ray and DVD This June’


Homeland Season Six Heads To New York And Arrives on Blu-ray This February

Another year and another season of Showtime’s hit drama. Emmy® Award winner Claire Danes gives another riveting performance in Season Six of the Emmy®Award Winning Drama Series, HOMELAND. Now living in New York City, Carrie (Danes) gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). When the president-elect battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire in the acclaimed series that continues to deliver stunning twists and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Get ready to own the latest season of the Homeland on Blu-ray February 6 and continue on to learn more about this Blu-ray set and the extra features that come with it.

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