The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on Blu-ray Disc Released March 6th, 2015

Posted in Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Lionsgate, Sci-Fi, US Releases on March 12th, 2015 by Dave

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is the hottest new Lionsgate Home Entertainment Blu-ray title – released on Friday March 6th, 2015.

The sci-fi war film was adapted by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, based on The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

It is the third installment in The Hunger Games film series, and the first of two films based on the third book of the trilogy.

The story continues to follow Katniss Everdeen, who finds herself in District 13.

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Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife on Blu-ray Disc Released March 3rd, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, US Releases, Well Go USA on March 7th, 2015 by Dave

Let's Kill Ward's Wife

March 3rd, 2015 marked the Blu-ray Disc release for the Well Go USA title Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife.

The film is a black comedy film written and directed by Scott Foley, marking Foley’s feature-film directorial debut.

Along with Foley, the film was produced by stars Patrick Wilson, James Carpinello and Joe Hardesty.

The story follows three good friends who half jokingly plan to kill their friend Ward’s abusive wife Stacy.

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast on Blu-ray Disc Released March 3rd, 2015

Posted in Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney, Family, Fantasy, US Releases on March 4th, 2015 by Dave

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast was unleashed on Blu-ray Disc by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment this week on March 3rd, 2015.

This computer-animated film is the sixth full length film in the DisneyToon Studios’ Tinker Bell film series, and will apparently be the final installment.

The films in the series are all about Tinker Bell and her fairy friends in Pixie Hollow, and are based on the character from J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy.

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Horrible Bosses 2 on Blu-ray Disc Released February 24th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, New Line, US Releases, Warner on February 28th, 2015 by Dave

Horrible Bosses 2

The comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 saw Blu-ray release this week from Warner Home Video on February 24th, 2015.

This black comedy film is of course a sequel to 2011’s Horrible Bosses.

The film was produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner, and featured the original cast returning to reprise their roles.

The film earned mixed reviews and was a moderate box office success, grossing over $106 million worldwide.

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Maison Close: Season One on Blu-ray Disc Released January 27th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Music Box Films Home Entertainment, US Releases on February 23rd, 2015 by Dave

Maison Close: Season One

French television series Maison Close: Season One is the latest foreign Blu-ray Disc release from Music Box Films Home Entertainment, with a January 27th, 2015 release date.

The television show was produced by Canal+ and originally aired in France on the Canal+ channel, a pay channel much like HBO or Showtime, in late 2010.

Maison Close is a French term for brothel, and the show follows the ins and outs of a Parisian brothel called Paradise, which is exclusively available to wealthy men.

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The Homesman on Blu-ray Disc Released February 17th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama on February 19th, 2015 by Dave

The Homesman

Be sure to watch for the next Lionsgate Home Entertainment Roadside Attractions title The Homesman, released on Blu-ray Disc on February 17th, 2015.

This period drama is set in the 1850s American midwest, and was produced and directed by the well known actor Tommy Lee Jones, who also played a lead role in the film.

The screenplay was co-written with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, and adapted from the novel of same name by Glendon Swarthout.

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On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter on Blu-ray Disc Released February 10th, 2015

Posted in Action, Adventure, Anchor Bay, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Documentary, Sport, US Releases on February 15th, 2015 by Dave

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is the latest extreme sports documentary to be released by Red Bull Media, with a Blu-ray released February 10th, 2015 release.

The film is a followup to the original 1971 film On Any Sunday, which was made by Bruce Brown of The Endless Summer fame.

The documentary delves into many aspects of motorcycling, from amateur to pro, from dirt and motocross, to high speed racing on tarmac, with riders young and old from all corners of the globe.

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Laggies on Blu-ray Disc Released February 10th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Drama, Lionsgate, Romance, US Releases on February 12th, 2015 by Dave

Laggies

February 10th, 2015 marked the arrival of the Lionsgate Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for the Lynn Shelton film Laggies.

The movie is a romantic comedy drama written by Andrea Seigel.

The story follows Megan, a woman in her late twenties who has become somewhat lost on her life’s journey and takes some time out to figure it all out.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.

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Force Majeure on Blu-ray Disc Released February 10th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Magnolia, US Releases on February 9th, 2015 by Dave

Force Majeure

Force Majeure is a new key foreign Blu-ray title releasing tomorrow by Magnolia Home Entertainment on February 10th, 2015.

Originally titled Turist, the film is a Swedish drama film that the Best Film award at the 50th Guldbagge Awards.

It also won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Force Majeure was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

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Pom Poko on Blu-ray Disc Released February 3rd, 2015

Posted in Animation, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Disney, Drama, Fantasy, Studio Ghilbi, US Releases on February 7th, 2015 by Dave

Pom Poko

The last of three Studio Ghibli Anime Blu-ray releases this week from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is Pom Poko, released on February 3rd, 2015.

Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, and is the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli.

The story is consistent with Japanese folklore, where the Japanese raccoon dogs, or tanuki, are portrayed as a highly sociable, mischievous species, which are able to transform into almost anything.

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