Entries for the ‘Action’ Category

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray Disc July 25th, 2017

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller on July 31st, 2017 by Dave

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray

Ghost in the Shell is a key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on July 25th, 2017.

This science fiction action film was written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger.

The film is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow.

The story is set in a near future, when the line between humans and robots is blurred, and a cyborg supersoldier seeks out her past.

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CHIPS Blu-ray Disc June 27th, 2017

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Warner on July 3rd, 2017 by Dave

CHIPS Blu-ray

June 27th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the buddy cop film CHIPS.

Dax Shepard wrote the screenplay for this action comedy, based on the 1977–1983 television series of the same name.

The movie imagines an origin story for the main characters and takes CHIPS into the R Rated comedy realm.

It received largely negative reviews from the critics and went on to earn $25 million worldwide.

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The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray Disc June 13th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animation, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Warner on June 18th, 2017 by Dave

The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray

June 13th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for The Lego Batman Movie.

Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington again teamed up for this computer-animated superhero comedy.

The film is of course a spin-off installment of The Lego Movie.

It is the third feature film to be produced by Warner Animation Group, and the second to be based on Lego properties.

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xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray Disc May 16th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, Thriller on May 21st, 2017 by Dave

xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a new key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on May 16th, 2017.

F. Scott Frazier wrote the screenplay for this action thriller.

It is the third installment in the xXx franchise, following xXx and xXx: State of the Union, with the Xander Cage character returning from ‘the dead’.

The film was very successful at the box office, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017.

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Monster Trucks Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on April 14th, 2017 by Dave

Monster Trucks Blu-ray

This week I am taking a closer look at the Paramount Home Entertainment family movie Monster Trucks, released on Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017.

This action-comedy film was written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson.

The story follows a high-schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.

The film received mixed reviews, and grossed just $84 million worldwide against its $125 million budget.

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Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray Disc January 10th, 2017

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Thriller on January 27th, 2017 by Dave

Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray

Lionsgate Home Entertainment kicked off the year with the Blu-ray release for Deepwater Horizon on January 10th, 2017.

Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan penned the screenplay for this action disaster film.

The story is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The film focuses on the dangers faced by those on board during the tragedy.

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The Accountant Blu-ray Disc January 10th, 2017

Posted in 4K, Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, HDR, Thriller, Ultra HD, Warner on January 13th, 2017 by Dave

The Accountant Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has started the year with the Blu-ray release for The Accountant on January 10th, 2017.

Bill Dubuque penned the screenplay for this crime thriller featuring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons.

The film follows a high-functioning autistic public accountant who specializes in finding accounting discrepancies for the rich and dangerous.

The movie had mixed reviews but was a box-office success.

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Ben-Hur Blu-ray Disc December 13th, 2016

Posted in Action, Adventure, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Paramount on December 19th, 2016 by Dave

Ben-Hur Blu-ray

The recent Ben-Hur is the latest Blu-ray unleashed by Paramount Home Entertainment, with a December 13th, 2016 release.

Keith Clarke and John Ridley penned the screenplay for this historical epic.

The movie is the fifth film adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace.

The film was a box office failure in the United States, though it was more successful in international markets.

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Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D December 13th, 2016

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Warner on December 16th, 2016 by Dave

Suicide Squad Blu-ray 3D

The latest entry in the DC Comic Universe is out with the Warner Home Video Blu-ray 3D release for Suicide Squad 3D on December 13th, 2016.

David Ayer wrote the screenplay for this action super hero film, based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name.

It is the third film in the DC Extended Universe following Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The story follows a team of misfit criminals coerced into being superheroes.

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Jason Bourne Blu-ray and Ultra HD December 6th, 2016

Posted in 4K, Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, DTS:X, Thriller, Ultra HD, Universal on December 9th, 2016 by Dave

Jason Bourne Blu-ray

The latest Bourne movie hit shelves December 6th with Jason Bourne on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse wrote the screenplay for this fifth film in the action thriller franchise.

It is 10 years later and Bourne remains on the run from CIA hit squads as he delves into his father’s past.

The film saw mixed reviews but was a box office success.

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