White God Blu-ray Disc Released on July 28th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Foreign, Magnolia on July 31st, 2015 by Dave

White God Blu-ray

White God is latest foreign title unleashed by Magnolia Home Entertainment – on Blu-ray Disc July 28th, 2015.

The movie’s title is the literal translation of the original Hungarian title Fehér isten.

The film won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and the dogs in the film were awarded with the Palm Dog Award.

White God was also the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards.

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The Water Diviner Blu-ray Disc Released on July 28th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, War, Warner on July 29th, 2015 by Dave

The Water Diviner Blu-ray

July 28th, 2015 marks the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the Russel Crowe film The Water Diviner.

This historical war drama was written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, based on the book of the same name.

The film opened in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on 26 December 2014, and had a limited release in the United States.

It was the last film from Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie.

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What We Do in the Shadows Blu-ray Disc Released on July 21st, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Horror, Paramount on July 23rd, 2015 by Dave

What We Do in the Shadows Blu-ray

July 21st, 2015 marked the Blu-ray release of the Paramount Home Entertainment title What We Do in the Shadows.

This horror comedy film is a fake documentary about a group of vampires who live together in New Zealand.

The film was written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, who also star in the film.

The premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

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It Follows Blu-ray Disc Released on July 14th, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Commentary, Horror, Mystery on July 18th, 2015 by Dave

It Follows Blu-ray

It Follows is the latest Blu-ray title to be unleashed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, with a July 14th, 2015 street date.

This supernatural horror film was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

The story follows a girl who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.

The movie was shot in Detroit, Michigan, and debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 to critical acclaim.

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Ex Machina Blu-ray Disc Released on July 14th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, DTS:X, Lionsgate, Sci-Fi on July 16th, 2015 by Dave

Ex Machina Blu-ray

July 14th, 2015 marked the arrival of the first Blu-ray title featuring DTS:X – the Lionsgate Home Entertainment title Ex Machina.

This British science fiction thriller was written and directed by Alex Garland in his directorial debut.

The story follows a programmer who is invited to spend a week on his employer’s vast estate.

He is then asked to apply the Turing test to an android with artificial intelligence.

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Virtuosity Blu-ray Disc Released on July 7th, 2015

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller, Warner on July 12th, 2015 by Dave

Virtuosity Blu-ray

July 7th, 2015 marked the arrival of the Paramount Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for Virtuosity, distributed by Warner Home Video.

This sci-fi action film was written by Eric Bernt, and produced by Gary Lucchesi.

The film was an early Hollywood film for Russell Crowe and the feature film debut for Kaley Cuoco.

The story follows former cop Parker Barnes as he tries to track down an artificially intelligent serial killing android.

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Slow West Blu-ray Disc Released on July 7th, 2015

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Lionsgate, Thriller, Western on July 10th, 2015 by Dave

Slow West Blu-ray

Today I am taking a closer look at the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release for Slow West – on Blu-ray Disc July 7th, 2015.

This western was written and directed by John Maclean in his directorial debut.

The story follows Jay Cavendish and Silas Selleck as they journey across the west in search of Jay’s lost love Rose.

The film premiered at Sundance, where it was awarded the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner.

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The Cell Blu-ray Disc Released on July 7th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Fantasy, New Line, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller, Warner on July 6th, 2015 by Dave

The Cell Blu-ray

Catalog title The Cell is being unleashed on Blu-ray Disc by New Line Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video this week on July 7th, 2015.

This fantasy sci-fi thriller imagines the possibilities of entering the subconscious of another human being.

With an effectively unlimited canvas and palette, the movie is visually remarkable and features homages to many works of art, including music videos shot by the director and the art of Damien Hirst, Odd Nerdrum and H. R. Giger.

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While We’re Young Blu-ray Disc Released on June 30th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate on July 2nd, 2015 by Dave

While We're Young Blu-ray

Fans of light drama might want to check out While We’re Young, unleashed on Blu-ray this week by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on June 30th, 2015.

This comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Noah Baumbach.

The film revolves around a New York-based documentary filmmaker and his wife, who start hanging out with a couple in their mid 20s.

The movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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Get Hard Blu-ray Disc Released on June 30th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Warner on June 29th, 2015 by Dave

Get Hard Blu-ray

Today I am taking a closer look at the Warner Home Video release Get Hard – out on Blu-ray Disc June 30th, 2015.

This buddy comedy was written by Etan Cohen, Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, and features Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

The story follows James King, a clever but naive financial whiz who is sentenced to prison for fraud and wants to ‘get hard’ before he goes in.

The film was a big financial success, earning over $105 million worldwide.

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