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

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount on May 22nd, 2014 by Dave

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Paramount is digging into their DreamWorks catalog with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, released on Blu-ray Disc by DreamWorks Home Entertainment on May 13th, 2014.

This 2002 American animated western film follows the adventures of a young Kiger mustang stallion in the wild west.

In this movie, Spirit and the other horses communicate with each other through natural sounds and body language, as opposed to simply speaking English, as they do in other animated films.

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Veronica Mars on Blu-ray Disc Released May 6th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on May 16th, 2014 by Dave

Veronica Mars

May is a great month for Veronica Mars fans with the Blu-ray release for the Veronica Mars movie released by Warner Home Video on May 6th, 2014.

This neo-noir mystery comedy-drama film is a film that continues the television series of the same name, that aired for three seasons between 2004 and 2007.

The film was largely fan funded through Kickstarter, and  opened in the United States both theatrically and on video-on-demand in March 2014.

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Philomena on Blu-ray Disc Released April 15th, 2014

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Commentary, US Releases on April 20th, 2014 by Dave

Philomena

April 15th, 2014 marked the arrival of the Blu-ray release for the Anchor Bay Entertainment and Weinstein Company title Philomena.

This light drama was based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith.

The movie recounts the true story of Philomena’s 50 year search for her son.

Philomena was nominated in four categories at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Grudge Match on Blu-ray Disc Released April 8th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, US Releases, Warner on April 15th, 2014 by Dave

Grudge Match

Warner Home Video released the Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro movie Grudge Match on Blu-ray this month with an April 8th, 2014 street date.

This sports comedy film features aging boxers stepping into the ring for one last bout.

Stallone and De Niro are both veterans of successful boxing films many years ago (Rocky and Raging Bull respectively), and also worked together in the movie Cop Land.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Blu-ray Disc Released April 8th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary on April 13th, 2014 by Dave

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

It is Hobbit week again with the Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by New Line Home Entertainment, which hit shelves April 8th, 2014.

This epic fantasy adventure film is the second installment in a three-part film adaptation based on the J. R. R. Tolkien novels.

The story follows Bilbo Baggins as he travels with Thorin Oakenshield and his company of Dwarves on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the Dragon Smaug.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on Blu-ray Disc Released April 1st, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, US Releases on April 8th, 2014 by Dave

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

April Fools Day was perhaps a very appropriate release day for the Paramount Home Entertainment release Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on Blu-ray Disc April 1st, 2014.

This sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was written by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell and features the main cast all reprising their roles from the first film.

Anchorman 2 was the last Paramount movie to include a film version for distribution.

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Fargo Remastered, on Blu-ray Disc Released April 1st, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Fox, MGM on April 7th, 2014 by Dave

Fargo

It is a good month for Coen Brother’s fans with the MGM Home Entertainment remastered version of Fargo on Blu-ray Disc April 1st, 2014.

This crime drama film was written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The story is about a pregnant Minnesota police chief who investigates a series of local homicides, after a struggling car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in order to collect the ransom money.

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The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Disc Released April 1st, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney on April 3rd, 2014 by Dave

The Pirate Fairy

The latest installment from the Tinker Bell series The Pirate Fairy is a new key Blu-ray title released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on April 1st, 2014.

This computer-animated fantasy film is the fifth film in the DisneyToon Studios’ Tinker Bell film series, based on the character from J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy.

The film features a new fairy named Zarina who is a pixie-dust fairly who can’t help experimenting with the pixie-dust, against the wishes of Fairy Gary.

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Scooby-Doo!: Wrestlemania Mystery on Blu-ray Disc Released March 25th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on April 1st, 2014 by Dave

Scooby-Doo!: Wrestlemania Mystery

Scooby-Doo and the WWE team up in the Warner Home Video release Scooby-Doo!: Wrestlemania Mystery, which was released on Blu-ray Disc March 25th, 2014.

This animated movie is the 21st film in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo! films.

It features Scooby and the gang heading to WWE City where they end up solving a mystery at WrestleMania.

The actual WWE Superstars portray themselves and lend their voices to the film.

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The Wolf of Wall Street on Blu-ray Disc Released March 25th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, US Releases on March 31st, 2014 by Dave

The Wolf of Wall Street

March was a good month for Martin Scorsese fans, with new Blu-ray releases including The Wolf of Wall Street, released by Paramount Home Entertainment on March 25th, 2014.

This black comedy film was the story of Jordan Belfort and was based on his memoir of the same name.

Belfort was a New York stockbroker who engaged in securities fraud and corruption on Wall Street in the 1990s, and was the first major film to be distributed entirely digitally.

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