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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The Lego Movie Everything is Awesome Edition Released June 17th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Warner on June 18th, 2014 by Dave

The Lego Movie

This year’s top box office film to date, The Lego Movie, saw Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D release this week by Warner Home Video on June 17th, 2014.

The film is a 3D computer animated adventure comedy film based in a world made from LEGO toys.

The story follows an ordinary LEGO mini-figure named Emmet, who is prophesied to save the LEGO universe from the tyrannical Lord Business, who has plans to use the Kragle weapon to end LEGO life as they know it.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of June 16th, 2014

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner on June 17th, 2014 by Dave

LegoMovieThe Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the June 16th features this year’s top grossing movie to date!

Warner Home Video’s The Lego Movie topped movie sales this week, with an ‘Everything is Awesome Edition’ of The Lego Movie, including Blu-ray 3D, special packaging and a Lego figure, also available.

Warner also released the 1994 version of Black Beauty on Blu-ray this week.

Another title of great interest this week is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel from Fox Home Entertainment.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has the Netflix production House of Cards: The Complete Second Season this week while Lionsgate Home Entertainment has the Nicolas Cage movie Joe.

For indies and documentary fans, watch for Judex, Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Hearts and Minds from the Criterion Collection, as well as documentary BB King: The Life of Riley from MVD Visual, Beneath Hill 60 from E1 Entertainment, the animated movie Ernest & Celestine from Cinedigm Entertainment and documentary The Final Member from New Video DVD.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of May 19th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Magnolia, Paramount, Sony, Warner on May 21st, 2014 by Dave

MonumentsMenA couple of big Sony titles lead the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the May 19th, 2014 in a fairly quiet week.

George Clooney’s latest film The Monuments Men is the top title for the week, though Sony also has the action adventure Pompeii in Blu-ray 3D this week, along with the Kevin Hart comedy About Last Night.

Other day and date titles this week include 3 Days to Kill from Fox Home Entertainment and Vampire Academy from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Anime fans will be excited to see classic titles Fairy Tail: Part 10 and Serial Experiments Lain: The Complete Series from FUNimation Productions and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Demon Capital Set Two from Viz Entertainment.

Indie titles include Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu: The Vampyre from Shout! Factory, Grand Piano from Magnolia Home Entertainment and Like Someone in Love from Criterion Collection.

Television titles this week include Nikita: The Complete Fourth and Final Season from Warner Home Video and Call the Midwife: Season Three from BBC Home Video.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of May 12th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Lionsgate, New Line, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner on May 14th, 2014 by Dave

IFrankensteinThe Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the May 12th, 2014 includes a new Blu-ray 3D release, along with new releases from Warner and Sony.

The top title is the Blu-ray 3D release for I, Frankenstein 3D from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, who also have the Netflix streaming series Orange Is the New Black this week.

Warner Home Video has the latest Spike Jonze movie Her this week, along with the HBO release for Eastbound & Down: The Complete Fourth & Final Season.

Warner also has a number of catalog releases with UltraViolet now included for the likes of V for VendettaThe Last SamuraiTerminator 3: Rise of the MachinesBatman Begins and the first Scooby-Doo movie.

Sony has new releases for Stalingrad and That Awkward Moment this week.

Catalog titles from Paramount include the classic Paul Hogan Aussie double feature Crocodile Dundee / Crocodile Dundee II and the DreamWorks Animation title Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

Indie releases include Stranger by the Lake from Strand Releasing, the music documentary Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond from PBS Home Video and war film Overlord from The Criterion Collection.

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

Posted in Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner on May 1st, 2014 by Dave

LegendofHerculesA bit of a quiet week in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the April 28th, though there are a number of notable titles.

Summit Entertainment’s recent mythological title The Legend of Hercules 3D is the leading Blu-ray for the week.

Sean Connery in The Wind and the Lion hits Blu-ray this week from Warner Archive Collection, and Warner also has the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection this week.

Jason Reitman’s Labor Day is fresh out from Paramount Home Entertainment, who also have Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four and Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Series this week.

Fox Home Entertainment has a couple of Amazon exclusives with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection and Notes on a Scandal.

Kaiju fans will want to check out Gamera: Ultimate Collection Volume 1 and Gamera: Ultimate Collection Volume 2 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Indie and documentary releases include Il Sorpasso from Criterion Collection, the animated documentary Approved for Adoption from New Video DVD, Sophie’s Choice from Shout! Factory and Super Skyscrapers from PBS Home Video.

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