Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of December 9th, 2013

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, Magnolia, Paramount, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on December 11th, 2013 by Dave

DespicableMe2_3DThings are heating up for the Holiday Season in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery with a couple of big titles from Universal this week.

Top title Despicable Me 2 edged out Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s other big entry Fast & Furious 6.

There is also a Blu-ray 3D release for Despicable Me 2 and a Steelbook  Fast & Furious 6 edition available.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is digging into the classic catalog titles with Mary Poppins and Muppet Treasure Island / The Great Muppet Caper this week.

Popular Sci-Fi title Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor saw release on Blu-ray from BBC Home Entertainment, pretty soon after the world-wide theatrical simulcast event.

Fox Home Entertainment has the television title Futurama: Volume 8 this week along with a 25th anniversary release for Tom Hanks in Big.

Documentary title Grey Gardens from Criterion Collection accompanies the Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project collection this week.

Other indie titles include Keanu Reeves’ Man of Tai Chi from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Danish film The Hunt from Magnolia Home Entertainment.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of December 2nd, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on December 4th, 2013 by Dave

WolverineA big week for releases in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of December 2nd 2013.

It is a huge week for Fox Home Entertainment with the release of The Wolverine on Blu-ray Disc, as well as the Blu-ray 3D version of The Wolverine.

Fox also has the X-Men and the Wolverine Collection this week with all 6 movies, and the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection with exclusive packaging.

On the television side, Fox continues with The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season.

There are also some classic movies this week from Fox, including The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Desk Set.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has The Smurfs 2 in 3D this week, as well as a Blu-ray release for Matilda.

Warner is digging into the Paramount vault with catalog releases for Al Pacino’s Serpico and Academy Award winning Terms of Endearment from Paramount Home Entertainment.

They also have the Jack Ryan Collection and The Hangover Trilogy this week, along with a collector’s edition for Ben Affleck’s Argo.

On the Art House side, look for Robert Altman’s Nashville and Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion from the Criterion Collection.

Magnolia Home Entertainment has Drinking Buddies and the documentary Good Ol’ Freda on Blu-ray this week.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D to be Released on Blu-ray 3D January 28th, 2014

Posted in Amazon Pre-orders, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Sony on November 29th, 2013 by Dave

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D has just been announced by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for release on Blu-ray 3D January 28th, 2014.

This computer-animated comic science fiction film is the sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett’s book.

In this sequel the food machine awakens and produces sentient food monsters that threaten the world.

The voice cast includes Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews and Will Forte.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D was directed by Cody Cameron. who made Open Season 3, along with Kris Pearn.

The movie was mostly well received by critics with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 70% and an IMDb score of 6.5/10.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 3D was popular in the cinema, taking in $114.5M at the US box office.

Planned features for the disc include a stereo MVC 1080p encode presented at 2.40:1 with lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on a disc coded for All Regions.

A collection of mini movies, audio commentary, featurettes and a music video are also planned.

The retail price is $45.99, or pre-order it from Amazon for $41.39, saving 10%!

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

Extras:

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear Mini Movie – Flint’s mischievous gummi bear grows to 50-feet by using his new food-modifying invention while Steve is in charge. Steve must frantically chase the gummi bear and transform him back to normal size before Flint returns to the lab.
  • Steve’s First Bath Mini Movie – Flint’s failed date with Sam is because of Steve’s mischievous ways.
  • Super Manny Mini Movie – Manny, the Jack of all trades, saves an adorable kitty with his many skills.
  • Earl Scouts Mini Movie – The Foodimals join Earl’s scouting program but are very competitive.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Filmmaker Commentary with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
  • Anatomy of a Foodimal – Flamangos, Cheesespiders, Hippotatomuses! Oh my! Sit down with filmmakers to discuss the inspiration behind these wacky food-animal hybrids that have taken over Swallow Falls, and chat with the gang to find out how they came up with the Food-imal’s creative and amusing names.
  • Production Design: Back in the Kitchen – Where do you go after it rains cheeseburgers all over Swallow Falls? Back to the kitchen of course! Hear from filmmakers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn on how they came up with stories and jokes for the film.
  • Awesome End Credits – Dive into the end credit sequence with the filmmakers and discover how they used a mix of 3D, 2D, stop motion and live action.
  • Cloudy Café: Who’s On the Menu? – Hear from newcomers Will Forte and Kristen Schaal about what drew them (pun intended) to this animated feature and how they ‘discovered’ the voices of Chester V and Barb. Then, sit down with Terry Crews, as he steps into the pair of size 12 shoes left by Mr. T to portray Officer Earl Devereaux. Plus, hear from all your returning favorites including Anna Ferris and Bill Hader.
  • Building the Foodimals – Animators discuss creating and animating the foodimals.
  • The Sasquash – Exploring all the places in the film that the sneaky Sasquash is hiding.
  • Delicious Production Design – Animators discuss the design of the film
  • Cody Simpson ‘La Da Dee’ Music Video & Making of the video featurette

Synopsis:

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he had saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention – a machine that turned water into food, resulting in cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and it is now combining food and animals to create “foodimals!” Flint and his friends embark on an adventurously mouth-watering mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!

Planes on Blu-ray 3D Released November 19th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Disney on November 25th, 2013 by Dave

Planes

November 19th, 2013 saw the arrival of the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray 3D release for Planes.

The movie is a computer-animated family comedy film that is a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise

While not an actual Pixar film, it was co-written by Pixar’s John Lasseter, who directed the Cars films.

It is the first film in a planned Planes trilogy with a sequel to follow in 2014.

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Man of Steel 3D on Blu-ray 3D Released November 12th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Warner on November 21st, 2013 by Dave

Man of Steel 3D

The latest edition from the DC Comics universe hit Blu-ray 3D this month with Man of Steel 3D released by Warner Home Video November 12th, 2013.

The movie was produced by Christopher Nolan and written by David S. Goyer.

Yet another reboot, the film tells the story of Superman’s origin story.

Man of Steel kicks off a shared DC Comics universe movie series, with the sequel to feature Batman.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of November 18th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Disney, Paramount, Universal, US Releases, Warner on November 19th, 2013 by Dave

PlanesIt is a pretty busy Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of November 18th, headed by the animated movie Planes from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Disney also has a Blu-ray 3D edition for Planes this week, along with the The Little Mermaid II / The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning sequels as a double feature release.

Watch for comedy We’re the Millers featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis from Warner Home Video.

Popular Simon Pegg comedy The World’s End hits Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, who also have the action movie 2 Guns this week.

Paramount Home Entertainment has Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Five and the double episode Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification on Blu-ray this week.

Independent releases this week include Night of the Comet, John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and Tank Girl from Shout! Factory.

Classics include The Bells of St. Mary’s from Olive Films and the Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection from E1 Entertainment.

Art house releases this week include Tokyo Story from the Criterion Collection and Hannah Arendt from Zeitgeist Films.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Extended Edition) on Blu-ray 3D Released November 5th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, MGM, New Line, Warner on November 16th, 2013 by Dave

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Extended Edition)

With the second film just a month away, Warner Home Video has released The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D November 5th, 2013.

The movie based on the Tolkien story was written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro.

This first Hobbit film has grossed over $1 billion at the international box office, surpassing both The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of November 11th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Paramount, Universal, Warner on November 12th, 2013 by Dave

ManofSteel3dThere is a lot going on in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery this week, led by Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel from Warner Home Video.

Blu-ray 3D editions include the regular Man of Steel 3D combo and a special collectors edition of Man of Steel that includes all the formats.

There is also a regular Man of Steel Blu-ray combo special edition with a pair of figurines exclusive to Amazon.

Warner has a set of politically charged catalog releases this week also, with Thirteen Days from New Line Home Entertainment, and reissues of JFK in an Ultimate Collector’s Edition and All the President’s Men in a new 2 disc version this week.

Fox has the new movie Turbo from DreamWorks Home Entertainment this week, which is also available in a Turbo Blu-ray 3D edition and a regular Blu-ray Turbo with a racer toy.

Fans of the show will want Dexter: The Final Season from Showtime Entertainment, and Showtime also has a Dexter: The Complete Series in special packaging and again an Amazon special edition for Dexter: The Complete Series.

For independents, look for a 25th anniversary release for the animated Japanese movie Akira from FUNimation Productions.

Kino Lorber Incorporated has the classic silent vampire movie Nosferatu along with the critically acclaimed movie Barbara this week.

Watch for Frances Ha and the Charlie Chaplin movie City Lights from Criterion Collection.

Magnolia Home Entertainment has the Orca documentary Blackfish and Prince Avalanche this week.

Lastly catalog titles Lion of the Desert and The Message hit Blu-ray this week from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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Cars on Blu-ray 3D Released October 29th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Disney, Pixar on November 10th, 2013 by Dave

Cars

Pixar continues its drive to offer stereo 3D versions of its movies with Cars, released on Blu-ray 3D by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on October 29th, 2013.

The film was Pixar’s last independently produced movie before they were purchased by Disney.

The film takes place in a world where cars are the living characters.

For me the movie was a questionable concept from Pixar that turned out great!

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of November 4th, 2013

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner on November 5th, 2013 by Dave

HobitEE3DWarner dominates the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of November 4th with a number of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) releases.

This includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Extended Edition) on Blu-ray 3D, as well as an exclusive The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Extended Edition) that features a statuette.

Warner is also digging into the archives with a Digibook release for The Right Stuff and The Best Years of Our Lives on Blu-ray Disc this week.

James Dean fans can rejoice at the James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition from Warner Home Video, or alternatively individual releases for Rebel Without a CauseEast of Eden and Giant .

Christmas themed releases include new anniversary editions of Elf from New Line Home Entertainment and A Christmas Story from Warner Home Video.

On the television side, there are a couple of special collections - Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1 – 7 from BBC Home Entertainment and Game of Thrones Seasons 1 & 2 from HBO Home Video – each with special packaging and extra toys thrown in.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has the action title White House Down and popular Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups 2 on Blu-ray this week.

Other classic releases this week include the silent D.W. Griffith movie Intolerance from E1 Entertainment and Joanne Woodward in The Three Faces of Eve from Fox Home Entertainment.

Television titles include Mad Men: Season Six from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Farscape: The Complete Series from New Video DVD.

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