Entries for the ‘Music’ Category

La La Land Blu-ray Disc April 25th, 2017

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Music, Musical on April 29th, 2017 by Dave

La La Land Blu-ray

La La Land is a new key Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on April 25th, 2017.

Damien Chazelle both wrote the screenplay and directed this romantic musical comedy-drama.

The story follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

The movie has grossed $440 million worldwide on a production budget of $30 million.

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Prince Movie Collection Blu-ray October 4th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Warner on October 9th, 2016 by Dave

Prince Movie Collection Blu-ray

October is a great month for Prince fans with the Blu-ray release of the Prince Movie Collection from Warner Home Video on October 4th, 2016.

The collection brings together the iconic movie Purple Rain, along with the followups Under the Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge.

Purple Rain was somewhat of a biographical film about Prince and was quite a collaborative process, while the latter feel more like vanity projects for the famed musician.

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Xanadu Blu-ray Disc Coming March 8th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Pre-orders, Romance, Universal on February 15th, 2016 by Dave

Xanadu Blu-ray

March 8th, 2016 will mark the arrival of the new Universal Studios Home Entertainment Xanadu Blu-ray release.

This musical fantasy film was written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel.

The title refers to the nightclub in the film, and comes from the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The film features music by Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra, Cliff Richard, and The Tubes.

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Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray January 19th

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Music, Universal on January 29th, 2016 by Dave

Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray

The Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray release was unleashed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment this month on January 19th, 2016.

This biographical drama film follows the rise of the hip hop group N.W.A., who came out of Compton, California.

The film takes its title from the name of N.W.A.’s debut studio album.

The film’s producers include Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.

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Roger Waters the Wall Blu-ray December 1st

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Music, Universal on December 2nd, 2015 by Dave

Roger Waters the Wall Blu-ray

Pink Floyd and rock music fans will want to check out the new Roger Waters the Wall Blu-ray Disc release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on December 1st, 2015.

This concert film was written by Waters and Sean Evans, capturing performances from the tour.

The film premiered in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and also screened as a special Fathom Events presentation in September.

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Roger Waters The Wall Blu-ray Coming December 1st

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Music, Pre-orders, Universal on November 1st, 2015 by Dave

Roger Waters the Wall Blu-ray

December 1st, 2015 will mark the arrival of the Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for the concert film Roger Waters The Wall.

The movie covers Waters’ live tour that lavishly updated the live show from the the early eighties.

It premiered in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Fathom Events also picked up the movie with a number of special event screenings.

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Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Disc October 6th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Drama, Music, Warner on October 8th, 2015 by Dave

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray

Magic Mike XXL is the top title this week, released on Blu-ray Disc by Warner Home Video on October 6th, 2015.

This comedy-drama is a sequel to the 2012 film Magic Mike, and the movie was theatrically released on July 1, 2015.

The story takes place three years later, where Mike and the Kings of Tampa hit the road to a stripper convention after they lose Dallas as their leader.

The movie was generally well received by critics and saw success at the box office.

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Love & Mercy Blu-ray Disc Released on September 15th, 2015

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Music on September 25th, 2015 by Dave

Love & Mercy Blu-ray

Music fans will want to check out Love & Mercy, a new key Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on September 15th, 2015.

This biographical drama film focuses on musician-songwriter Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys.

The film title comes from the 1988 song by Wilson, and the covers Wilson’s life in the 1960s and the 1980s.

Paul Dano and John Cusack depict the young and middle-aged Wilson.

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Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Disc to be Released on October 6th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Drama, Music, Pre-orders, Warner on August 20th, 2015 by Dave

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray

Magic Mike XXL has been announced by Warner Home Video, scheduled for a October 6th, 2015 Blu-ray release.

This comedy-drama is a sequel to the 2012 film Magic Mike that opened July 1st, 2015.

The story picks up some three years later, where the retired dancer Mike may be back for one final blowout performance.

The cast includes Channing Tatum returning as Mike, along with Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias and Adam Rodriguez.

Magic Mike XXL was directed by Gregory Jacobs, who has worked as Steven Soderbergh’s first assistant director on many of his projects.

The movie received predominantly positive reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 65% and an IMDb score of 6.3/10.

Magic Mike XXL was very successful in the cinema, taking in $65.6M at the US box office against a budget under $15M.

Planned features for the disc include a 1080p video encode presented at 2.40:1, with lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

A small collection of supplemental features is also planned.

The retail price is $35.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $24.99, saving 31%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Disc Extras:

  • The Moves of Magic Mike XXL
  • Extended Malik Dance Scene
  • Georgia

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Disc Synopsis:

Picking up the story three years after Mike (played by Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.

Love and Mercy Blu-ray Disc to be Released on September 15th, 2015

Posted in Biography, Blu-ray, Drama, Lionsgate, Music on August 10th, 2015 by Dave

Love and Mercy Blu-ray

Love & Mercy has been announced by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, scheduled for a September 15th, 2015 Blu-ray release.

The film is a biography about musician and songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, taking its title from the song by Wilson.

The story covers two specific time periods in Wilson’s life – the 1960s and the 1980s.

The real life Wilson was not very involved with the film’s development, but referred to it as called it “very factual.”

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