In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D March 8th

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Drama, History, Thriller, Warner on March 9th, 2016 by Dave

In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D

March 8th, 2016 marked the release of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray 3D for In the Heart of the Sea.

This biographical adventure is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name.

The movie tells the story of the sinking of an American whaling ship called the Essex in 1820 – an event that inspired the novel Moby-Dick.

The film was produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt.


Don Verdean Blu-ray Disc March 1st, 2016

Posted in Adventure, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate on March 7th, 2016 by Dave

Don Verdean Blu-ray

March 1st, 2016 marked the arrival of the Lionsgate Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for Don Verdean.

This comedy film was written by Jared and Jerusha Hess.

The story follows the titular character Don Verdean, a biblical archeologist who cuts some corners when delivering religious artifacts.

The film saw a limited release in the cinema, with a simultaneous release via video on demand in December 2015.


Creed Blu-ray Disc March 1st, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, MGM, New Line, Sport, Warner on March 5th, 2016 by Dave

Creed Blu-ray

The Creed Blu-ray from Warner Home Video on March 1st, 2016 was the top Blu-ray release of the week this week.

This sports drama was written by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington as a spin-off and sequel to the Rocky film series.

The story follows Apollo Creed’s illegitimate son Adonis Johnson, who connects with Rocky Balboa.

Creed was released on the fortieth anniversary of the date of the opening scene in Rocky.


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.