Home Blu-ray 3D to be Released on July 28th, 2015

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DreamWorks Animation, Family, Fantasy, Fox, Pre-orders, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on June 12th, 2015 by Dave

Home Blu-ray 3D

July 28th, 2015 will mark the arrival of the new DreamWorks Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for Home.

This computer-animated buddy comedy is based on Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday.

The screenplay was written by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember.

In the story an alien race called the Boov invades planet Earth, however a girl named Tip evades capture and goes on the run with a Boov named Oh.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 to be Released on Blu-ray 3D November 11th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Comedy, DreamWorks Animation, Family, Fox, Pre-orders on September 14th, 2014 by Dave

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been announced by DreanWorks Animation and Fox Home Entertainment, scheduled for a Blu-ray 3D release November 11th, 2014.

This computer-animated action fantasy film is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell.

It is the sequel to the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon and is the second in the trilogy.

The story takes place five years later, with Hiccup and his friends as young adults.

The third film in the series is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017.

The cast includes Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T.J. Miller.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 was written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the man behind How to Train Your Dragon and Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch.

The film was loved by critics with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% and an IMDb score of 8.2/10.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 was a big success in the cinema, taking in $175.2M at the US box office, for a total over $600M internationally.

The retail price is $48.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $29.96, saving 39%!

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

Synopsis:

From the Academy Award nominated film How to Train Your Dragon comes the next chapter in the epic trilogy. When Hiccup and Toothless discover a secret ice cave filled with hundreds of wild dragons and a mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of an epic battle to save the future of men and dragons! Also includes the all new adventure How to Train Your Dragon: Dawn of the Dragon Racers!

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron to be Released on Blu-ray Disc May 13th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Paramount, Pre-orders on March 15th, 2014 by Dave

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron has just been announced by DreamWorks for release on Blu-ray Disc May 13th, 2014.

This animated film follows a young mustang stallion living in the 19th century wild west.

The film, written by John Fusco, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Unlike other animated features, Spirit and the other horses communicate through sounds and body language.

The voice cast for the movie includes Matt Damon and James Cromwell.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was directed by Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook.

The movie was mostly well received by critics with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69% and an IMDb score of 6.9/10.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron earned $73.3M at the US box office.

Planned features include a commentary and a number of behind the scenes featurettes.

The retail price is $19.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $14.99, saving 25%.

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

Extras:

  • Filmmaker’s Commentary
  • Learn to Draw Spirit with James Baxter
  • Animating Spirit
  • The Songs of Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron
  • Storyboards (with optional Commentary)
  • International Star Talent

Synopsis:

Join Spirit, a wild young mustang, as he sets out on an action-packed quest against impossible odds to regain his freedom and save his homeland. In his courageous and thrilling journey across the majestic wilderness of the American frontier, Spirit forms a remarkable friendship with a young Lakota brave, outwits a relentless squadron of soldiers, and falls for a beautiful paint mare named Rain.

Brave Leads Upcoming Blu-ray 3D Titles for 2012

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Pre-orders, Studios on August 29th, 2012 by Dave

Brave

There are a nice collection go Blu-ray 3D titles coming up for the Holiday season, led by Brave from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, scheduled for a November 13th, 2012 release.

No doubt other top picks from Disney include Finding Nemo on December 4th and Marvel’s The Avengers on September 25th, 2012.

Another key title is the upcoming Fox Home Entertainment release Prometheus 3D on October 11th, 2012.

Concert movies in 3D include Paramount’s Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me on September 18th and DreamWorks has the latest Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted on Blu-ray 3D October 16th, 2012.

On the 3D conversion side, October 23rd will mark the arrival of the Fox Home Entertainment release I, Robot, while Titanic from Paramount Home Entertainment is scheduled for a September 14th release.

Of course Disney also has the Titanic related Ghosts of the Abyss 3D out on September 11th, 2012.

Meanwhile Warner is bringing us classic films shot in 3D with the release of Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder on October 9th, 2012.

War Horse on Blu-ray Disc Released April 3rd, 2012

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary on April 12th, 2012 by Dave

War Horse

Steven Spielberg’s second film this year, War Horse, was released on Blu-ray Disc from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment April 3rd, 2012.

The movie was completely produced while his film The Adventures of Tintin was in post-production.

War Horse is somewhat of an unusual movie in that, like the book it was based on, the story is told effectively from the perspective of the horse, rather than from that of the human characters.
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Puss in Boots Blu-ray 3D Giveaway!

Posted in Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Contests on March 22nd, 2012 by Dave

I know that it has been a long time coming, but I finally have the time to arrange the Puss in Boots Blu-ray 3D Giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Dolby.

Up for grabs is the Puss in Boots Blu-ray 3D combo from DreamWorks Animation that includes the Blu-ray 3D, regular Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy!

Entering is easy – just do as follows:

Required – Send an email to pussinboots@blu-raystats.com, containing this paragraph…

I am entering for the chance to win a copy of the Puss in Boots Blu-ray 3D combo from DreamWorks Animation that includes the Blu-ray 3D, regular Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy, courtesy of www.Blu-rayStats.com and Dolby. I have copied this email to five of my friends who I think will be interested in this site and this contest. Details for this contest can be found at this link: http://www.blu-raystats.com/NewsLog/2012/03/22/puss-in-boots-blu-ray-3d-giveaway

Required – Copy the email to five friends who you think like movies, Blu-rays, etc., and might be interested in the site and the contest.

Optional – Feel free to add your thoughts on the site – features you like, features you don’t like and features you wish it had or did better.

Optional – Like the Blu-rayStats.com page on Facebook. Like the contest announcement on Facebook.

Rules – Must be a resident of the United States to enter. One entry per person. Prizewinner must claim prize within 48 hours of notification. Contest closes March 31st at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time.

Thanks and best of luck!

Anna Belhmer Discusses the Dolby 7.1 Audio Mix for Puss in Boots Release

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, News on February 27th, 2012 by Dave

Puss in Boots, which hit stores last week in a Friday release, is one of the increasing number of theatrical releases with a native 7.1 mix.

Check out this video which features re-recording mixer Anna Belhmer discussing the audio for Puss in Boots.

I should have Puss in Boots to give away courtesy of Dolby, so stay tuned!

Puss in Boots on Blu-ray 3D February 24th 2012

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Pre-orders on December 30th, 2011 by Dave

DreamWorks Animation has scheduled the Blu-ray 3D release of the animated Shrek spin off Puss in Boots Add to Wishlist       for February 24th, 2012.

Retail is set at $49.99, pre-order at Amazon        for only $34.99.

DreamWorks has also announced a regular Blu-ray release for Puss in Boots Add to Wishlist for the same day.

Retail is set at $39.99, pre-order at Amazon for only $28.99.

Both releases include a DVD and Digital Copy.

The Help on Blu-ray Disc Released December 6th, 2011

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary on December 10th, 2011 by Dave

The Help

The Help is a new key DreamWorks Blu-ray title released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment this week on December 6th.

The movie is a comedic drama adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s novel.

The Help features an ensemble cast and tells the story of a young white woman and two black maids in the early 1960s.

Skeeter opts to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they face working for white families.

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Popular Recent Blu-ray Titles $14.99 at Amazon

Posted in News on June 16th, 2011 by Dave

Amazon has a number of recent releases listed for only $14.99  this week.

Titles include the Coen brothers True Grit, the animated feature Despicable Me and the latest Potter film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

Also watch for classic titles like Saving Private Ryan and Oscar contender The Fighter at $14.99.

Two disc sets for both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are also included.

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