Her on Blu-ray Disc Released May 13th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Warner on May 29th, 2014 by Dave

Her

Fans of the extraordinary will want to check out Spike Jonze’s latest movie Her, which was released on Blu-ray Disc  from Warner Home Video on May 13th, 2014.

This romantic comedy-drama film revolves around a man who develops a relationship with an artificial intelligence computer OS with a female personality.

The film received three Golden Globe Award nominations and was also nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Original Screenplay for both.

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Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II on Blu-ray Disc Released May 13th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, US Releases on May 25th, 2014 by Dave

Crocodile Dundee / Crocodile Dundee II

Paramount Home Entertainment has a classic catalog release with Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II on Blu-ray Disc on May 13th, 2014.

These Australian comedy films are set in the Australian Outback and in New York City.

They follow the story of Mick Dundee, whose character was inspired by the true life exploits of Rodney Ansell.

The first film was made for less than $10M but placed second in box office for 1986.

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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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