Entries for the ‘History’ Category

The New World Blu-ray Coming July 26th, 2016

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Criterion, Drama, History, Pre-orders, Romance on April 20th, 2016 by Dave

The New World Blu-ray

Criterion Collection is planning The New World Blu-ray release for July 26th, 2016.

This romantic historical drama film was written and directed by auteur Terrence Malick.

The story depicts the founding of the Jamestown settlement and features historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe.

The production crew included renown director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki.

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The Finest Hours Blu-ray Coming May 24th

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Disney, Drama, History, Pre-orders, Thriller on April 11th, 2016 by Dave

The Finest Hours Blu-ray

The Finest Hours Blu-ray has been announced by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, scheduled for a May 24th, 2016 release.

This disaster film was written by Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy, and is based on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

The story is a the true account of the 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton.

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Ip Man 3 Blu-ray Disc Coming April 19th, 2016

Posted in Action, Biography, Blu-ray, Drama, History, Pre-orders, Well Go USA on March 17th, 2016 by Dave

Ip Man 3 Blu-ray

Ip Man 3 has been announced by Well Go USA for release on Blu-ray Disc April 19th, 2016.

This Hong Kong biographical martial arts film features action choreography by Yuen Woo-ping.

It is the third in the Ip Man film series, based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Yip Man.

The film received eight Hong Kong Film Award nominations, including Best Film and Best Director.

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In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D March 8th

Posted in 3D, Action, Adventure, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Commentary, Drama, History, Thriller, Warner on March 9th, 2016 by Dave

In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D

March 8th, 2016 marked the release of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray 3D for In the Heart of the Sea.

This biographical adventure is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name.

The movie tells the story of the sinking of an American whaling ship called the Essex in 1820 – an event that inspired the novel Moby-Dick.

The film was produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt.

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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.

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In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D Coming March 8th

Posted in 3D, 4K, Action, Adventure, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Drama, History, Pre-orders, Thriller, Warner on February 8th, 2016 by Dave

In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D

Warner has scheduled its In the Heart of the Sea Blu-ray 3D, Ron Howard’s latest film, for release on March 8th, 2016.

This biographical adventure is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name.

The movie tells the story of the sinking of an American whaling ship called the Essex in 1820 – an event that inspired the novel Moby-Dick.

The film was produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt.

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Everest Blu-ray 3D January 19th, 2016

Posted in 3D, Adventure, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Drama, History, Thriller, Universal on January 25th, 2016 by Dave

Everest Blu-ray 3D

Everest is a new high altitude survival movie unleashed on Blu-ray 3D by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 19th, 2016.

This biographical thriller was written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy, and the film opened the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September 2015.

The story is based on the true events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the expeditions led by New Zealander Rob Hall and American climber Scott Fischer.

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Everest Blu-ray 3D Coming January 19th, 2016

Posted in 3D, Adventure, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Drama, History, Pre-orders, Thriller, Universal on November 19th, 2015 by Dave

Everest Blu-ray 3D Be sure to watch for the upcoming Universal Studios Home Entertainment Everest Blu-ray 3D release, scheduled for January 19th, 2016.

This survival film was written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy and opened the 72nd Venice International Film Festival in September 2015.

The film is based on the real life events of 1996, when ill fated expeditions led by Rob Hall and Scott Fischer face a blizzard that strikes the Southwest Face of Mount Everest.

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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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Apollo 13 20th Anniversary Edition to be Released on Blu-ray Disc June 2nd, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Universal on March 27th, 2015 by Dave

Apollo 13

June 2nd, 2015 will mark the arrival of a new Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for Apollo 13.

This historical docudrama was written by William Broyles, Jr. and Al Reinert from the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.

The film follows astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for a Moon landing mission that turns into a struggle for survival.

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