Lost River Blu-ray Disc Released on May 5th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Warner on May 11th, 2015 by Dave

Lost River Blu-ray

Warner Home Video had a release for the indie crowd last week with Lost River on Blu-ray Disc May 5th, 2015.

This fantasy thriller was written, produced and directed by Ryan Gosling, in his directorial debut.

The movie had its premiere in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

The film saw limited theatrical release in the United States on April 10, 2015, and also through Video On Demand outlets.

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Goodfellas 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc Released on May 5th, 2015

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Warner on May 9th, 2015 by Dave

Goodfellas 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

Marty Scorcese fans will be thrilled with the new Goodfellas 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc released by Warner Home Video on May 5th, 2015.

This crime drama is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese.

The 25th anniversary Blu-ray release updates both video and audio quality with a new 4K transfer of the film and a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and also adds a 36-page book and a new documentary.

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Selma Blu-ray Disc Released on May 5th, 2015

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, History, Paramount on May 7th, 2015 by Dave

Selma

This week saw in important historical film, with the Paramount Home Entertainment release for Selma – on Blu-ray Disc May 5th, 2015.

This historical drama was written by Paul Webb, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis.

Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, with wide theatrical release two months before the 50th anniversary of the march.

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Inherent Vice Blu-ray Disc Released on April 28th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Warner on May 2nd, 2015 by Dave

Inherent Vice Blu-ray

This week I am taking a look at the Warner Home Video release for Inherent Vice – released on Blu-ray Disc April 28th, 2015.

This crime comedy drama was adapted for screen by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon.

The movie received critical acclaim, mostly for the cast’s performances, with Oscar nominations for Adapted Screenplay and Costume Design, and a Golden Globe nomination for Joaquin Phoenix for his portrayal of Doc Sportello.

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Batman vs Robin Blu-ray Disc Released on April 14th, 2015

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on April 19th, 2015 by Dave

Batman vs Robin Blu-ray

Today I am taking a closer look at the latest DC Universe animated title Batman vs. Robin – on Blu-ray Disc from Warner Home Video April 14th, 2015.

This direct-to-video animated superhero film is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies and is partially based on the Batman: The Court of Owls story arc written by Scott Snyder.

The film is a sequel to the 2014 release Son of Batman, with the principal voice cast returning for this latest installment.

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Big Eyes Blu-ray Disc Released on April 14th, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama on April 14th, 2015 by Dave

Big Eyes

My favourite title releasing this week is the Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-ray release for Big Eyes – on Blu-ray Disc April 14th, 2015.

This biographical drama tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, whose husband Walter Keane fraudulently took credit for her art in the 1960s.

The film was met with positive reviews and was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, with Amy Adams winning Best Actress for her portrayal of the artist Margaret Keane.

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar on Blu-ray 3D Released March 31st, 2015

Posted in 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Documentary, Warner on April 9th, 2015 by Dave

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Blu-ray 3D

Today I am taking a closer look at the Warner Home Video release for the IMAX movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar – on Blu-ray 3D March 31st, 2015.

This nature documentary film was directed by IMAX veteran David Douglas and is about the lemurs that inhabit the island of Madagascar.

The film also covers the conservation efforts by Patricia Wright and her fellow scientists who are trying to preserve lemur habitat and study the lemurs, spreading the word of their endangerment.

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The Imitation Game on Blu-ray Disc Released March 31st, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Thriller, War on April 5th, 2015 by Dave

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is the latest key title unleashed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, released on Blu-ray Disc March 31st, 2015.

This historical thriller was loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges and topped the annual Black List for best unproduced Hollywood scripts in 2011.

The story is about the cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who was key in breaking the Enigma code during the World War Two, but was later convicted for homosexuality.

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Interstellar on Blu-ray Disc Released March 31st, 2015

Posted in Adventure, Blu-ray, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Warner on April 3rd, 2015 by Dave

Interstellar

Chris Nolan’s space travel adventure Interstellar is the new key Blu-ray title released for Paramount Home Entertainment on March 31st, 2015.

This science fiction epic features astronauts who travel through a wormhole to another galaxy in search of a new home for the human race.

The screenplay was written by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, based a script Jonathan developed and inspired by the work of Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

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Unbroken on Blu-ray Disc Released March 24th, 2015

Posted in Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Sport, Universal, War on March 30th, 2015 by Dave

Unbroken

March 24th, 2015 saw the arrival of the Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for the war survival film Unbroken.

This biographical war drama was based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand titled Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

The film tells the story of USA Olympian Louis ‘Louie’ Zamperini, who survived in a raft on the ocean for 47 days, and was then sent to a series of POW camps.

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