Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of November 3rd, 2014

Posted in 3D, Atmos, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, New Line, Paramount, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on November 5th, 2014 by Dave

MaleficentIt is a big Blu-ray release week, as evidenced in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the November 3rd, 2014.

Top title this week is Maleficent from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, who also have the animated titles Planes: Fire & Rescue and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas / Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas this week.

It is also a big week for Hobbit fans with the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D from New Line Home Entertainment.

Other Warner distributed titles include HBO releases The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season and The Sopranos: The Complete Series as well as BBC releases Sherlock Limited Edition Gift Set and Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Years.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s big release is of course Hercules, with a Blu-ray 3D Hercules 3D edition to boot.

Watch for A Most Wanted Man and Step Up All In from Lionsgate Home Entertainment – the latter being Lionsgate’s first Dolby Atmos title.

Universal has a new collection of steel-book releases, including An American Werewolf in LondonPsychoThe Big LebowskiScarfaceShaun of the DeadThe Blues Brothers, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

The studio also has special editions of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 that feature ‘Minion’ Christmas ornaments.

Sony Pictures has Land Ho! on Blu-ray this week.

Indie titles include the documentary The Dog from Cinedigm, Style Wars from Public Art Films, and Man of the West from Kino Lorber Incorporated.

Christmas title Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from Anderson Merchandisers features a 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic television movie.

Acorn Media has the final Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 13, along with compilation releases Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Complete Cases Collection and Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Final Cases Collection on Blu-ray this week.

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

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Paramount, US Releases on November 4th, 2014 by Dave

Hercules 3D

Hercules 3D is the latest key Blu-ray 3D title released today by Paramount Home Entertainment on November 4th, 2014.

This action adventure film was based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars and was jointly by Paramount Pictures and MGM.

The film was actually one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules films released this year – the other being Summit Entertainment’s The Legend of Hercules, which screened theatrically in January but was panned by critics.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of October 13th, 2014

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, DreamWorks Animation, Fox, Magnolia, Paramount, Universal, Warner on October 14th, 2014 by Dave

XMenDaysofFuturePastIt is a big X-Men week in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the October 13th, 2014.

Top title is of course X-Men: Days of Future Past from Fox Home Entertainment, along with the X-Men: Days of Future Past Deluxe Edition with Blu-ray 3D and an exlcusive X-Men: Days of Future Past with Magneto helmet which is an Amazon Exclusive.

Fox also has the DreamWorks release Mr. Peabody & Sherman this week, which is also available as a Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray 3D release.

There are some Television releases too this week, including Fargo: Season One from Fox Home Entertainment, Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season from Paramount Home Entertainment, and Murdoch Mysteries: Season 7 from Acorn Media.

Speaking of Paramount, also watch for a new edition of White Christmas this week.

Indie titles this week include My Darling Clementine from Criterion Collection, The China Syndrome from Image Entertainment, Desperately Seeking Susan and Married to the Mob from Kino LorberIncorporated, and Himizu from Olive Films.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has a number of repackages this week, including Abbott and Costello Meet FrankensteinThe Deer HunterJaws , and End of Watch.

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Edge of Tomorrow 3D on Blu-ray 3D Released October 7th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Action, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, US Releases, Warner on October 10th, 2014 by Dave

Edge of Tomorrow 3D

One of my favourite films this year, Edge of Tomorrow 3D, is a new key Blu-ray 3D title released by Warner Home Video on October 7th, 2014.

Freshly marketed with the tagline Live Die Repeat, the film was based the Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

The story takes place near future, where an alien race has invaded the Earth and has so far been largely unstoppable, just as the world armies are about to embark on one final push!

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of October 6th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Comedy Central, Criterion, Disney, Fox, Lionsgate, Magnolia, MGM, Paramount, Universal, US Releases, Warner on October 7th, 2014 by Dave

SleepingBeautyIt is a huge week for releases in the first Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the month of the October.

The new Diamond Edition for the classic animated Sleeping Beauty is the top title this week from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

One of my favourites is the sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow from Warner Home Video, which is also available as an Edge of Tomorrow 3D on the Blu-ray 3D format.

Warner’s other releases this week include the Comedy Central animated titles Rick and Morty: Season 1 and Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season, as well as a 30th Anniversary release for The NeverEnding Story, and the Michael Moore documentary Roger & Me from Warner Home Video.

Another popular title is the latest Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods from FUNimation Productions.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has the comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, television release Bates Motel: Season Two, the television movie It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and the classic Holiday Inn this week.

Paramount Home Entertainment has the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season.

MGM has a wide range of titles this week including Vikings: The Complete Second Season, and the Sergio Leone films Duck, You Sucker and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly this week.

Fox Home Entertainment has television title American Horror Story: Coven, new re-releases for AlienAliens and the Alien: Quadrilogy, as well as releases and/or re-releases for The King and IOklahoma!Sideways, and South Pacific this week.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray 3D Released September 30th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, US Releases on October 6th, 2014 by Dave

Transformers: Age of Extinction

September 30th, 2014 marked the arrival of the Paramount Home Entertainment Blu-ray 3D release for the action sci-fi movie Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The film is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series, this time with Mark Wahlberg in the lead ‘human’ role.

The film takes place five years after the Decepticon invasion of Chicago, features an entirely new cast of human characters, and is the first in the series to feature the Dinobots.

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Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the Week of September 29th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Criterion, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, US Releases, Warner on September 30th, 2014 by Dave

TransformersAgeofExtinctionTransforming robots lead the way in the Blu-ray Cover Art Gallery for the week of the September 29th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction from Paramount Home Entertainment has multiple editions, including a Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray 3D and a Transformers: Age of Extinction Limited Edition Gift Set with Collectible Statue.

Another key title is the Jon Favreau film Chef from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Fox Home Entertainment has the latest Jack Bauer Blu-ray release with 24: Live Another Day.

Warner Home Video has classic re-issues and such with the 75th Anniversary Gone with the Wind Blu-ray release, Once Upon a Time in America in a director’s cut and a new edition of Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.

Warner is also distributing the Audrey Hepburn Collection from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Indie and art house titles include Cold in July from MPI Home Video, and Sundays and Cybele and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul from The Criterion Collection

MPI also has a number of releases from the Granada Sherlock Holmes television series. including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesThe Casebook of Sherlock HolmesThe Return of Sherlock Holmes, and Sherlock Holmes: The Feature Film Collection.

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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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