Toy Story of Terror! on Blu-ray Disc Released August 19th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney, Pixar on August 21st, 2014 by Dave

Toy Story of Terror

This week Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released a new Pixar title with Toy Story of Terror!, in stores on Blu-ray Disc August 19th, 2014.

The short film is a 21-minute Halloween television special that is set shortly after the events of Toy Story 3.

The special premiered on the ABC television network in October 2013.

The short was written and directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman.

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Muppets Most Wanted on Blu-ray Disc Released August 12th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney, US Releases on August 19th, 2014 by Dave

Muppets Most Wanted

It is a great month for family friendly titles with the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release for Muppets Most Wanted – on Blu-ray Disc August 12th, 2014.

The film is a musical comedy caper film and is the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets and a direct sequel to The Muppets.

This time around the Muppets are unwittingly involved in an international crime caper while on tour in Europe.

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Locke on Blu-ray Disc Released August 12th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Lionsgate, US Releases on August 17th, 2014 by Dave

Locke

If you a looking for something out of the ordinary, check out the movie Locke, which was released on Blu-ray Disc by Lionsgate Home Entertainment this week on August 12th, 2014.

This British drama film was written and directed by Steven Knight.

The most unusual aspect of this movie is that it features just the one actor on screen, engaged in phone conversations with the other cast, and in many ways plays out like a theater piece that just happens to be on film.

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Bears on Blu-ray Disc Released August 12th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney, US Releases on August 13th, 2014 by Dave

Bears

The latest DisneyNature title Bears saw Blu-ray release this week from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, with an August 12th, 2014 street date.

This nature documentary film is about a family of grizzly bears living in the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska, and production took place over a two year period in the Katmai National Park.

Bears was released theatrically by DisneyNature on April 18, 2014, just in time for Earth Day.

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Need for Speed on Blu-ray Disc Released August 5th, 2014

Posted in Amazon Pre-orders, Blu-ray, Commentary, Disney on August 6th, 2014 by Dave

Need for Speed

The top Blu-ray title this week is Need for Speed, which was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on August 5th, 2014.

The car racing action film was written by George Gatins and John Gatins, and produced by DreamWorks Pictures.

In the story Tobey Marshall sets off to race cross-country as a way of avenging his friend’s death at the hands of a rival racer.

The film is loosely based on the Need for Speed video games.

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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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