Noah on Blu-ray Disc Released July 29th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, US Releases on July 30th, 2014 by Dave

Noah

This week sees the Blu-ray release of the Paramount Home Entertainment biblical epic Noah, which hit stores on July 29th, 2014.

This biblically inspired film was written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and was loosely based on the story of Noah’s Ark from the book of Genesis.

While the film was released in North American theaters in 2D and IMAX, a 3D converted version saw release in some countries.

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Sabotage on Blu-ray Disc Released July 22nd, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Universal, US Releases on July 24th, 2014 by Dave

Sabotage

This week Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie Sabotage on Blu-ray Disc with a July 22nd, 2014 street date.

Sabotage is a crime thriller film, written by Skip Woods and David Ayer.

The story follows a DEA Special Operations Team who attempt to steal part of a drug money pile during a bust, only to have the money stolen again before they can recover it themselves.

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Transcendence on Blu-ray Disc Released July 22nd, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, US Releases, Warner on July 21st, 2014 by Dave

Transcendence

Science fiction fans will want to take a look at the Warner Home Video title Transcendence, which hits Blu-ray Disc this week on July 22nd, 2014.

The film was written by Jack Paglen, and the screenplay was once part of the ‘Black List’, a list of popular but unproduced Hollywood screenplays.

Transcendence was no doubt a disappointment at the box office, mainly due to negative reviews and poor performance in the US box office.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Volume II on Blu-ray Disc Released July 8th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Magnolia on July 17th, 2014 by Dave

Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Volume II

Fans of edgy foreign cinema will want to check out the Magnolia Home Entertainment release for Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Volume II, which was released on Blu-ray Disc July 8th, 2014.

Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

While the original cut of the film ran five and a half hours, the wide theatrical release was broken into two Volumes of roughly two hours each.

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The Unknown Known on Blu-ray Disc Released July 1st, 2014

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Commentary on July 3rd, 2014 by Dave

The Unknown Known

The Unknown Known is the new Errol Morris documentary film and a key Blu-ray title for Anchor Bay Entertainment, released on July 1st, 2014.

The film is about the life of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and is based largely on the memos that he recorded throughout his political career.

The movie also features extensive interview footage of Rumsfeld regarding his memos and his time in the various administrations he served.

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Winter’s Tale on Blu-ray Disc Released June 24th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on June 30th, 2014 by Dave

Winter's Tale

June is a good month for fans of supernatural romance drama, with the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the movie Winter’s Tale on Blu-ray Disc June 24th, 2014.

The film is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Mark Helprin.

The story is an epic tale of good and evil, love and miracles, and time and light.

The film was largely based and shot in New York City.

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300: Rise of an Empire on Blu-ray Disc Released June 24th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on June 27th, 2014 by Dave

300: Rise of an Empire

The top title this week was the Blu-ray release for the sequel 300: Rise of an Empire – released by Warner Home Video on June 24th, 2014.

This new movie takes place before, during, and after the events of the original 300 movie.

The film is based on the unreleased Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes.

300 director Zack Snyder returned as writer and producer on Rise of an Empire.

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Ernest & Celestine on Blu-ray Disc Released June 17th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary on June 23rd, 2014 by Dave

Ernest & Celestine

The charming French-Belgian animated movie Ernest & Celestine saw Blu-ray release this month from Cinedigm Entertainment on June 17th, 2014.

The film is based on a series of children’s books published by the Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent.

The movie was released in the USA in 2013 and received an English dub in 2014.

The film became the first animated film to win the Magritte Award for Best Film.

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The Lego Movie Everything is Awesome Edition Released June 17th, 2014

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Warner on June 18th, 2014 by Dave

The Lego Movie

This year’s top box office film to date, The Lego Movie, saw Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D release this week by Warner Home Video on June 17th, 2014.

The film is a 3D computer animated adventure comedy film based in a world made from LEGO toys.

The story follows an ordinary LEGO mini-figure named Emmet, who is prophesied to save the LEGO universe from the tyrannical Lord Business, who has plans to use the Kragle weapon to end LEGO life as they know it.

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The Nutty Professor on Blu-ray Disc Released June 3rd, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, Warner on June 8th, 2014 by Dave

The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis fans will be excited to see The Nutty Professor released by Paramount Home Entertainment through Warner on June 3rd, 2014 in an Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for the 50th Anniversary.

This science fiction comedy was produced, directed, and co-written by star Jerry Lewis.

The movie is a spoof of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

In 2004 The Nutty Professor was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.

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