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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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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