Entries for the ‘Documentary’ Category

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.


Citizenfour Blu-ray Disc Released on August 25th, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Blu-ray, Commentary, Documentary on August 28th, 2015 by Dave

Citizenfour Blu-ray

Today I am taking a closer look at the Anchor Bay Entertainment documentary title Citizenfour – released on Blu-ray Disc August 25th, 2015.

The film features Edward Snowden and covers the NSA spying scandal.

The film had its U.S. premiere on October 10, 2014 at the New York Film Festival and its UK premiere on October 17, 2014 at the BFI London Film Festival.

Citizenfour won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2015.


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.


On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter on Blu-ray Disc Released February 10th, 2015

Posted in Action, Adventure, Anchor Bay, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Documentary, Sport on February 15th, 2015 by Dave

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is the latest extreme sports documentary to be released by Red Bull Media, with a Blu-ray released February 10th, 2015 release.

The film is a followup to the original 1971 film On Any Sunday, which was made by Bruce Brown of The Endless Summer fame.

The documentary delves into many aspects of motorcycling, from amateur to pro, from dirt and motocross, to high speed racing on tarmac, with riders young and old from all corners of the globe.


The Dog on Blu-ray Disc Released November 4th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Cinedigm, Commentary, Documentary, Universal on November 9th, 2014 by Dave

The Dog

An interesting independent documentary of Blu-ray this week is The Dog, released by Cinedigm on November 4th, 2014.

The film covers the life of John Wojtowicz, a bisexual man who became infamous for robbing a bank in Brooklyn in order to finance a sex-change operation for his gay lover.

The story caught media attention at the time and led to the release of the Hollywood movie Dog Day Afternoon, with Al Pacino playing the role of John in the movie.


On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter in Dolby Atmos

Posted in Commentary, Documentary, News, Sport on November 2nd, 2014 by Dave


Recently I was given the opportunity to attend a screening of On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter at the Dolby theatre in San Francisco.

The Dolby theatre is easily one of the best places in the world to see a movie projected.

The room is equipped with a state of the art projector that is capable of High Frame Rate 3D projection.

The best part though is the sound – the theatre doubles as a lab for development and a Dolby Atmos mixing room.

As such the equipment is state of the art, right down to the comfy chairs that are designed to be acoustically neutral.

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is the first sports documentary to feature a Dolby Atmos sound mix, and as such, the best place to see it was at Dobly Labs. (more…)