Justice League Blu-ray Disc March 13th, 2018

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Super Hero, Warner on March 22nd, 2018 by Dave

Justice League Blu-ray

Justice League is the new key Blu-ray title this month for Warner Home Video, released on March 13th, 2018.

Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon wrote the screenplay for this superhero film.

This fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe features Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg saving the earth from Steppenwolf.

With an estimated production budget of $300 million, Justice League is one of the most expensive films ever made.

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Geostorm Blu-ray Disc January 23rd, 2018

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller, Warner on January 31st, 2018 by Dave

Geostorm Blu-ray

Geostorm is the latest thriller unleashed by Warner Home Video with a January 23rd, 2018 Blu-ray release.

Dean Devlin co-wrote, produced, and directed this near future science fiction disaster thriller.

The story follows a satellite designer who tries to save the world from storms of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.

The film somewhat flopped in the USA but had a stronger following overseas.
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Dunkirk Blu-ray Disc December 19th, 2017

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, History, Thriller, War, Warner on December 31st, 2017 by Dave

Dunkirk Blu-ray

Warner Home Video’s big release this month is Dunkirk – on Blu-ray Disc December 19th, 2017.

Christopher Nolan wrote, directed, and co-produced this war movie that is about the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II.

The movie features a cast of largely unknown actors, along with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy.

Dunkirk has very little dialogue – instead it creates suspense from cinematography and music.

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Blu-ray Disc August 8th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Fantasy, Warner on August 19th, 2017 by Dave

King Arthur Legend of the Sword Blu-ray

August 8th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Guy Ritchie, Joby Harold and Lionel Wigram wrote the screenplay for this epic fantasy inspired by Arthurian legends.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam in the lead role, along with Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana.

The film grossed $146 million worldwide against its $175 million production budget after critics panned the movie.

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Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray Disc July 25th, 2017

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller on July 31st, 2017 by Dave

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray

Ghost in the Shell is a key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on July 25th, 2017.

This science fiction action film was written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger.

The film is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow.

The story is set in a near future, when the line between humans and robots is blurred, and a cyborg supersoldier seeks out her past.

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Kong Skull Island Blu-ray Disc July 18th, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary on July 24th, 2017 by Dave

Kong Skull Island Blu-ray

Kong: Skull Island is a new key Blu-ray title released by Warner Home Video on July 18th, 2017.

Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly wrote the screenplay from a story by John Gatins.

The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and is the second film in Legendary’s ‘MonsterVerse’.

The story follows a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who encounter terrifying creatures on an uncharted island.

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CHIPS Blu-ray Disc June 27th, 2017

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Warner on July 3rd, 2017 by Dave

CHIPS Blu-ray

June 27th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the buddy cop film CHIPS.

Dax Shepard wrote the screenplay for this action comedy, based on the 1977–1983 television series of the same name.

The movie imagines an origin story for the main characters and takes CHIPS into the R Rated comedy realm.

It received largely negative reviews from the critics and went on to earn $25 million worldwide.

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The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray Disc June 13th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animation, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Warner on June 18th, 2017 by Dave

The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray

June 13th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for The Lego Batman Movie.

Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington again teamed up for this computer-animated superhero comedy.

The film is of course a spin-off installment of The Lego Movie.

It is the third feature film to be produced by Warner Animation Group, and the second to be based on Lego properties.

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xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray Disc May 16th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, Thriller on May 21st, 2017 by Dave

xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a new key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on May 16th, 2017.

F. Scott Frazier wrote the screenplay for this action thriller.

It is the third installment in the xXx franchise, following xXx and xXx: State of the Union, with the Xander Cage character returning from ‘the dead’.

The film was very successful at the box office, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017.

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Monster Trucks Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on April 14th, 2017 by Dave

Monster Trucks Blu-ray

This week I am taking a closer look at the Paramount Home Entertainment family movie Monster Trucks, released on Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017.

This action-comedy film was written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson.

The story follows a high-schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.

The film received mixed reviews, and grossed just $84 million worldwide against its $125 million budget.

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