The Night Before Blu-ray Disc March 1st, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Sony on February 29th, 2016 by Dave

The Night Before Blu-ray

March 1st, 2016 marks the arrival of the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release for The Night Before Blu-ray.

This R rated Christmas comedy was written by Jonathan Levine, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir – Evan Goldberg being one of Seth Rogen’s key collaborators.

The story features three childhood friends who annually reunite on Christmas Eve, and are planning to follow their Christmas tradition of pubs, parties and Chinese food for one last time.


The Graduate Blu-ray Disc February 23rd, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Romance on February 26th, 2016 by Dave

The Graduate Blu-ray

February 23rd, 2016 saw the arrival of the Criterion Collection The Graduate Blu-ray release.

This comedy-drama is based on the novel by Charles Webb, which was written soon after he graduated from Williams College.

The screenplay was by Buck Henry, who also appears in the film as a hotel clerk.

The film tells the story of recent college graduate that is seduced by an older woman, but falls in love with her daughter.


The 33 Blu-ray Disc February 16th, 2016

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Documentary, History, Warner on February 21st, 2016 by Dave

The 33 Blu-ray

Warner Home Video released The 33 Blu-ray this week on February 16th, 2016.

This English-language Chilean disaster-survival drama was written by Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, and Jose Rivera.

The film is based on the true life events of the 2010 mining disaster in Chile, when a group of miners were trapped for two months inside the San Jose Mine.

The movie features Antonio Banderas as Mario Sepulveda, who was a leader of sorts among the 33.


Black Mass Blu-ray Disc February 16th, 2016

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Warner on February 18th, 2016 by Dave

Black Mass Blu-ray

Warner Home Video’s Black Mass Blu-ray release is Johnny Depp’s latest film, which hit stores February 16th, 2016.

This crime drama was written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

The movie follows the criminal career of infamous Irish-American mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, and had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.


The Leftovers Second Season Blu-ray Disc February 9th

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Fantasy, HBO, Mystery, Warner on February 14th, 2016 by Dave

The Leftovers Second Season Blu-ray

The Leftovers Second Season Blu-ray is the latest HBO series released by Warner Home Video on February 9th, 2016.

This HBO television drama series was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta’s novel of the same name.

The second season which premiered on October 4th 2015, and concluded in December.

HBO has renewed the show for a third and final season.


MI-5 Blu-ray Disc February 9th, 2016

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Thriller on February 11th, 2016 by Dave

MI-5 Blu-ray

MI-5 is a new key Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on February 9th, 2016.

Originally known as Spooks: The Greater Good, this British spy thriller continues from the television series Spooks, which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011.

The screenplay was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with many characters return from the television series.

The film also adds Kit Harington from Game of Thrones in a lead role.


Our Brand is Crisis Blu-ray February 2nd, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Warner on February 6th, 2016 by Dave

Our Brand is Crisis Blu-ray

February 2nd saw the arrival of the Warner Home Video Our Brand is Crisis Blu-ray Disc release.

This comedic drama was written by Peter Straughan, based on the documentary film of the same name by Rachel Boynton.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced the film.

The movie is a fictional story following the involvement of American political campaign strategists in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.


Man Up Blu-ray Disc February 2nd, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Romance on February 3rd, 2016 by Dave

Man Up Blu-ray

Man Up is a fun new Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on February 2nd, 2016.

This British romantic comedy was written by Tess Morris and features Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

The film follows a single 34-year-old woman who is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date and runs with it.

But what will happen if he finds out she is not the woman he was supposed to meet up with?


Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray January 19th

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Music, Universal on January 29th, 2016 by Dave

Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray

The Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray release was unleashed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment this month on January 19th, 2016.

This biographical drama film follows the rise of the hip hop group N.W.A., who came out of Compton, California.

The film takes its title from the name of N.W.A.’s debut studio album.

The film’s producers include Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.


Everest Blu-ray 3D January 19th, 2016

Posted in 3D, Adventure, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Drama, History, Thriller, Universal on January 25th, 2016 by Dave

Everest Blu-ray 3D

Everest is a new high altitude survival movie unleashed on Blu-ray 3D by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 19th, 2016.

This biographical thriller was written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy, and the film opened the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September 2015.

The story is based on the true events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the expeditions led by New Zealander Rob Hall and American climber Scott Fischer.