Hercules 3D to be Released on Blu-ray 3D November 4th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Amazon Pre-orders, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Paramount, US Releases on September 26th, 2014 by Dave

Hercules 3D

Hercules 3D has been announced by Paramount Home Entertainment, scheduled for a Blu-ray 3D release on November 4th, 2014.

This action adventure film is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and is also one of two Hollywood-studio films involving the Hercules character released in 2014.

The lead role was played by Dwayne Johnson, who reportedly took on a grueling training routine and lived alone in Budapest for 6 months while filming.

Additionally the cast includes Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt.

Hercules 3D was directed by Brett Ratner, who also helmed Red Dragon, Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand, Rush Hour 3, The Family Man, and Tower Heist.

The film was mostly well received by critics with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60% and an IMDb score of 6.4/10.

Hercules 3D did ok in the cinema, earning $99.1M at the US box office, which was roughly the same as the budget for the film.

Planned features for the disc include an MVC 1080p stereo video encode, and it is one of the few new releases to feature Dolby Atmos, which will downmix to 7.1 Dolby TrueHD on regular systems.

An audio commentary, an extended cut, deleted scenes and a collection of featurettes are also planned.

The retail price is $54.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $24.99, saving 55%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Extras:

  • Theatrical Cut with Commentary by director Brett Ratner and producer Beau Flynn
  • Extended cut in high definition
  • Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction
  • Hercules and his Mercenaries—Delve into the story behind the team assembled by Hercules for his perilous missions and the skills required of them.
  • Weapons!—Exploration of the weapons created for the spectacular action scenes, including training with the actors.
  • The Bessi Battle—Discover how one of the major action sequences of the film was created with the filmmakers, actors, stunt team, make-up effects and more.
  • The Effects of Hercules—A behind-the-scenes look at the film’s spectacular visual effects.
  • 15 Deleted/Extended Scenes

Synopsis:

Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as THE MIGHTY HERCULES! When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. It will take the strength of a god for Hercules to overcome his past and conquer his foes in the epic adventure that critics are calling “fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action!” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News)

Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of September 15th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on September 16th, 2014 by Dave

Godzilla3DGiant monsters lead the way in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the September 15th, 2014.

Top title is the latest edition of Godzilla from Warner Home Video, which comes in many forms including a Blu-ray 3D Godzilla 3D and retailer exclusives like the Limited Edition MetalPak Godzilla at Amazon.

Warner also has television titles again this week with The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season and Arrow: The Complete Second Season.

Fox Home Entertainment has The Fault in Our Stars this week, along with a television title Sleepy Hollow: Season One.

New editions of Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters II are available from from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment this week, along with separate releases for Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters.

Sony also has the sequel Think Like a Man Too this week.

For the classic and art house titles, watch for yet another new edition of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from MPI Home Video, David Lynch’s Eraserhead from Criterion Collection, Blake Edwards’ The Party and Paul Verhoeven’s Flesh+Blood from Kino Lorber Incorporated, and The Battery from Shout! Factory.

There are lots of television titles too, including Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History from PBS Home Video, Hannibal: Season Two from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Grimm: Season Three from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season from Comedy Central, Spartacus: The Complete Series from Anchor Bay Entertainment, From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One from E1 Entertainment, and Alpha House: Season One from Anderson Merchandisers.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of September 8th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, Magnolia, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on September 10th, 2014 by Dave

CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldierMarvel Comics is all ov er the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the September 8th, 2014.

Not only can you now get Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-ray 3D and the regular Blu-ray Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you can also get Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season this week from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Fox has Homeland: The Complete Third Season this week, along with a new Anniversary Edition of Young Frankenstein and the action thriller Brick Mansions.

Warner Home Video continues its television releases this week with Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season.

Warner also has Paramount Catatlog titles Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Addams Family this week, as well as Doctor Who: Deep Breath from BBC Home Entertainment.

Indie and art house releases include the documentary Fed Up from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Korengal from Virgil Films and Entertainment, Hangmen Also Die from E1 Entertainment and Borgman from Cinedigm.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of September 1st, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Comedy, Drama, Lionsgate, Sony, Thriller, Universal, Warner on September 2nd, 2014 by Dave

DraftDayA bit of a quiet week for the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the first week of the September.

The top title for the week is the sport drama Draft Day from Summit Entertainment, distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, who also have the comedy They Came Together this week.

Warner Home Video have the popular television releases Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season and Vampire Diaries spin off The Originals: The Complete First Season from Warner Home Video.

Warner also has separate editions for The Untold History of the United States Part 1: World War IIThe Untold History of the United States Part 2: The Cold War and The Untold History of the United States Part 3: Reagan / Bush / Clinton / Bush / Obama this week.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has a comedy release this week with Moms’ Night Out, and Anchor Bay Entertainment has Donnie Yen in 14 Blades.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has a large collection of catalog titles, including CasperFirestarter and the 1979 version of Dracula.

Universal also has fresh releases of the classic horror films, including Creature from the Black Lagoon (with 3D), Dracula (1931), The Wolf Man, FrankensteinThe Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy.

Indie titles include the documentary Swedish House Mafia: Leave The World Behind from 10 Spot, Night Moves from Cinedigm and the PBS television release Nature: Fabulous Frogs.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray 3D Released August 19th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Sony, US Releases on August 24th, 2014 by Dave

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The top Blu-ray title for the week had to be the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – on Blu-ray 3D August 19th, 2014.

The movie was released with the subtitle Rise of Electro in some markets, was written by James Vanderbilt, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and is based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man.

It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and will be followed by a third movie.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of August 18th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Disney, Lionsgate, Magnolia, Sony, Universal, Warner on August 20th, 2014 by Dave

AmazingSpiderMan23DSome great new releases in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the August 18th, 2014.

Top title this week is of course The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Blu-ray 3D from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which also comes in a regular Blu-ray The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and an Amazon exclusive Electro Collector’s Edition of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Sony also has the Jim Jarmusch movie Only Lovers Left Alive this week.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has the Pixar television special Toy Story of Terror this week, along with another television release for Once Upon a Time: The Complete Third Season.

Warner Home Video also has television titles this week, with Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season and Revolution: The Complete Second and Final Season.

The Criterion Collection has a Spanish language week with Pedro Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! and Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien this week.

Other catalog releases include The Flintstones from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Like Water for Chocolate from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of July 28th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Magnolia, Paramount, Studios, US Releases, Warner on July 29th, 2014 by Dave

NoahA big week for Paramount in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the July 28th, 2014

The top title is the epic movie Noah this week, but Paramount also has the television release Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery this week.

Meanwhile Fox Home Entertainment has the comedy The Other Woman on Blu-ray this week.

Sports fans have a big week too with Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup 2014 Champions from Gaiam and 2014 NBA Championship: Highlights from Team Marketing.

Warner is releasing another special edition for the Woodstock documentary, and The Criterion Collection is releasing The Big Chill on Blu-ray this week.

Other indie titles this week include Ernest Borgnine’s movie Marty from Kino Lorber Incorporated and the French movie On My Way from E1 Entertainment.

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Godzilla 3D to be Released on Blu-ray 3D September 16th, 2014

Posted in Amazon Pre-orders, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, US Releases, Warner on July 22nd, 2014 by Dave

Godzilla 3D

Monster movie fans will be excited to hear that September 16th, 2014 will mark the arrival of the new Warner Home Video Blu-ray 3D release for Godzilla 3D.

The film is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise and retells the origins of Godzilla in modern times.

The film originally began production in 2004 as an IMAX short film, but after several years in development it was transferred to Legendary Pictures for development as a feature.

The cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

Godzilla 3D was directed by Gareth Edwards, who previously directed Monsters.

The film has a strong critical reception, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 74% and an IMDb score of 7.1/10.

Godzilla 3D did well in the cinema, reaching $136.3M at the US box office.

Planned features for the disc include a stereo MVC 1080p video encode presented with a lossless 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound track.

A number of behind the scenes featurettes are also planned for this release.

The retail price is $44.95, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $29.99, saving 33%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Extras:

  • MONARCH: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
  • Operation: Lucky Dragon
  • MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
  • The Godzilla Revelation
  • The Legendary Godzilla – Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
  • Godzilla: Force of Nature
  • A Whole New Level Of Destruction
  • Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
  • Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s

Synopsis:

In this gritty, realistic sci-fi action epic, Godzilla returns to its roots as one of the world’s most recognized monsters. Directed by Gareth Edwards and featuring an all-star international cast, this spectacular adventure pits Godzilla against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of July 14th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, US Releases, Warner on July 16th, 2014 by Dave

Rio23DThe Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the July 14th, 2014 is dominated by yet another computer animated 3D release.

Blue Sky’s sequel Rio 2 hits Blu-ray 3D this week from Fox Home Entertainment, who also have a regular Blu-ray edition of Rio 2 and a Blu-ray only edition of Rio this week.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has Scarlett Johansson in the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin this week.

Science fiction also extends to television this week, with the excellent Orphan Black: Season Two from BBC Home Entertainment.

Warner Home Video also has the animated series Black Dynamite: Season One this week, and also watch for Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season from E1 Entertainment.

The Criterion Collection has the Cronenberg classic Scanners this week, along with the French movie Pickpocket.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of June 23rd, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Magnolia, Paramount, Sony, US Releases, Warner on June 24th, 2014 by Dave

300RiseofanEmpire3DA somewhat quiet week in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the June 23rd still features some key titles.

The clash between the ancient Greeks and Persians is featured in 300: Rise of an Empire from Warner Home Video, with an accompanying 300: Rise of an Empire 3D in the Blu-ray 3D format.

Warner also has Colin Farrell in Winter’s Tale on Blu-ray this week.

Paramount Home Entertainment has key television releases Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six and Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command this week, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has the Showtime series Masters of Sex: Season One.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has Denis Villeneuve’s new movie Enemy this week, and Millennium Entertainment has the crime movie Rob the Mob.

Other indie releases include the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night from Criterion Collection, Peter Gabriel’s concert film Back to Front: Live in London from Eagle Rock Entertainment, and classic Anime series Ranma 1/2: Set 2 from Viz Entertainment.

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