Entries for the ‘War’ Category

War Dogs Blu-ray Disc November 22nd, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Drama, War, Warner on November 23rd, 2016 by Dave

War Dogs Blu-ray

November 22nd, 2016 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for War Dogs.

Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic and Stephen Chin wrote the screenplay for this dark comedy based an article by Guy Lawson.

The story follows arms dealers Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, who win a $300 million US Army contract to supply munitions for the Afghan National Army.

The film uses artistic license and events have been quite heavily fictionalized

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13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Blu-ray Coming June 7th

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Drama, Paramount, Pre-orders, Thriller, War on April 6th, 2016 by Dave

13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Blu-ray

June 7th, 2016 will mark the arrival of the Paramount Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

This biographical war film was written by Chuck Hogan, based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2014 book 13 Hours.

The movie follows a security team who fight to defend the American Benghazi diplomatic compound in Libya.

The film was shot in Malta and released to cinemas in January 2016.

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The Water Diviner Blu-ray Disc Released on July 28th, 2015

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, War, Warner on July 29th, 2015 by Dave

The Water Diviner Blu-ray

July 28th, 2015 marks the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the Russel Crowe film The Water Diviner.

This historical war drama was written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, based on the book of the same name.

The film opened in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on 26 December 2014, and had a limited release in the United States.

It was the last film from Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie.

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American Sniper Blu-ray Disc Released on May 19th, 2015

Posted in Action, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Thriller, War, Warner on May 21st, 2015 by Dave

American Sniper Blu-ray

The top Blu-ray title this week is the Warner Home Video release for the Chris Kyle biopic American Sniper – on Blu-ray Disc May 19th, 2015.

This biographical war drama was written by Jason Hall, based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.

The film tells the story of Kyle, who became the deadliest sniper with some 255 kills during four tours in the Iraq War.

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American Sniper to be Released on Blu-ray Disc June 30th, 2015

Posted in Action, Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Pre-orders, Thriller, War on April 8th, 2015 by Dave

American Sniper

June 30th, 2015 will mark the arrival of the new Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for Clint Eastwood’s latest film American Sniper.

This biographical war drama was written by Jason Hall, based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle.

The film became a major commercial success and was both the highest-grossing film of 2014 in the United States and in Eastwood’s career.

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The Imitation Game on Blu-ray Disc Released March 31st, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Thriller, War on April 5th, 2015 by Dave

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is the latest key title unleashed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, released on Blu-ray Disc March 31st, 2015.

This historical thriller was loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges and topped the annual Black List for best unproduced Hollywood scripts in 2011.

The story is about the cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who was key in breaking the Enigma code during the World War Two, but was later convicted for homosexuality.

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Unbroken on Blu-ray Disc Released March 24th, 2015

Posted in Atmos, Biography, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Sport, Universal, War on March 30th, 2015 by Dave

Unbroken

March 24th, 2015 saw the arrival of the Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for the war survival film Unbroken.

This biographical war drama was based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand titled Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

The film tells the story of USA Olympian Louis ‘Louie’ Zamperini, who survived in a raft on the ocean for 47 days, and was then sent to a series of POW camps.

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Unbroken to be Released on Blu-ray Disc March 24th, 2015

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Drama, Pre-orders, Sport, Universal, War on March 2nd, 2015 by Dave

Unbroken

March 24th, 2015 will mark the arrival of the new Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray release for Unbroken.

This biographical war drama was based on the 2010 non-fiction book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

The film recounts the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, who survived in a raft after his bomber was shot down in World War II, and was then captured and sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.

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The Imitation Game to be Released on Blu-ray Disc March 31st, 2015

Posted in Anchor Bay, Biography, Blu-ray, Drama, Pre-orders, Thriller, War on February 26th, 2015 by Dave

The Imitation Game

March 31st, 2015 will mark the arrival of the Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-ray release for the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game.

This historical thriller film was written by Graham Moore, loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

The film is about British crypto-analyst Alan Turing, who helped break the Enigma code during the Second World War, but was later prosecuted for the crime of homosexuality.

The Weinstein Company acquired the film for $7 million, which was the highest amount ever paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market.

While honored for bringing Turing’s legacy to a wider audience, the film was also criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of historical events.

It was nominated in eight categories at the 87th Academy Awards, and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, along with Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong.

The Imitation Game was directed by Morten Tyldum, who also directed Headhunters.

The film received great reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89% and an IMDb score of 8.2/10.

The Imitation Game was also successful in the cinema, reaching $84.1M at the US box office for a total $178.3 million worldwide.

With a production budget of only $14 million, The Imitation Game was the highest grossing independent film of 2014.

Planned features for the disc include a 1080p video encode presented at 2.39:1, with lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Deleted scenes, a commentary and a behind the scenes featurette are also planned.

The retail price is $34.99, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $19.96, saving 43%!

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

Extras:

  • The Making of THE IMITATION GAME
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary
  • Q&A Highlights

Synopsis:

In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

Fury on Blu-ray Disc Released January 27th, 2015

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Sony, War on January 28th, 2015 by Dave

Fury

The stark war drama Fury is the top Blu-ray title for the week, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on January 27th, 2015.

The film was written and directed by David Ayer and portrays tank crews during the final days of World War II in Europe.

Ayer aimed for more realism in the film compared to other World War II dramas.

The film received positive reviews and proved to be very successful at the box office, grossing over $208 million.

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