Category Archives: DVD / Blu-ray

The Foreigner Arrives On Digital December 26 & On Blu-ray January 9

Global superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour trilogy) returns to the big screen like you’ve never seen him before in the action-packed film, The Foreigner, arriving on Digital on December 26, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 9, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), the film also stars Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies), Katie Leung (Harry Potter franchise), Orla Brady (Wuthering Heights), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), and Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”). With impressive action sequences and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, The Foreigner, from STXfilms (Bad Moms franchise), tells a compelling and emotional story of justice, redemption, and retribution. Filled with gripping and explosive scenes, the film also comes with special bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film and interviews with the cast.

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in The Foreigner, a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale and Goldeneye.  Chan stars as humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

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IT Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD On January 9th, Own It Early On Digital HD On December 19

You’ll float too when “IT” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. New Line Cinema’s blockbuster horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”), Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”) and Jackson Robert Scott, making his film debut.

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Richard Brener, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison, Jon Silk and Niija Kuykendall serving as executive producers.

“IT” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack also include a digital version of the movie in HD. Fans can also own “IT” via purchase from digital retailers beginning December 19, 2017.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD December 12

Rejoin the world’s most elite secret service when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases Kingsman: The Golden Circle on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 12. Director Matthew Vaughn returns to helm the sequel in his signature kick-ass style, with stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong reprising the roles that helped make Kingsman a global phenomenon.

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, and in a new adventure, these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Elton John and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.

The home entertainment release will give fans over two hours of brand new bonus content that will take them inside of the exclusive worlds of the Kingsman and Statesman!

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Stranger Things Season 1 Exclusive Blu-ray/DVD Set Available At Target On October 17

Remember VHS? Target does—and they’re going back to the 80’s to help you relive the drama and suspense of the first season of Stranger Things. The VHS style packaging is cool and retro, but no need to dust off the VCR—there’s a Blu Ray/DVD set inside. Available starting October 17.

Stranger Things season 2 is coming to Netflix October 27.

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Cars 3 Arrives Digitally On October 24 & Blu-ray On November 7

Disney Pixar is proud to announce the in-home arrival of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3! Cars 3 surged to the front of the pack opening weekend with audiences racing to see the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers. Now, this summer’s high-octane hit cruises home—loaded with bonus features like the all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter— Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD on October 24, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on November 7.

Race fans of all ages are invited to ride along with the Cars 3 crew for hilarious and heartfelt extras, including an exclusive new mini-movie, “Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool,” taught by the queen of the Crazy 8; a feature detailing how real-world race training influenced filmmakers; the journey taken by voice actor Cristela Alonzo and team while shaping tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez; behind-the-scenes access to the story team who crafted Lightning McQueen’s third chapter; deleted scenes; and much more.

Cars 3 is Disney Pixar’s first in-home title released in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the next-generation viewing format with four times the resolution of HD and exceptional high dynamic range (HDR), resulting in brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays than ever before. With 4K Ultra HD, viewers will feel like they’re at the center of the action—holding their breath during the dramatic crash that launches Lightning’s journey, feeling the pulse-pounding action at the Florida International Super Speedway, and getting down and dirty at the Crazy 8 demolition derby.

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Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray Collection Coming In 2018

Batman: The Animated Series will be released as a remastered Blu-ray collection in 2018 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, as announced Sunday afternoon at New York Comic Con.

The collection was announced during the “Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary” panel, with long-time animation publicist Gary Miereanu informing the crowd. No details such as release date or price point were confirmed, but Miereanu said it’ll be “later” in 2018.

This news comes after 1993’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, the theatrically released animated feature birthed from the success of Batman: The Animated Series, was released as a remastered Blu-ray this past July.

Batman: The Animated Series debuted in 1992, and stands as one of the most acclaimed adaptations of comic books to another medium, including winning four Emmy Awards. The original series ran from 1992 to 1995, with follow-up series The New Batman Adventures airing from 1997 to 1999, for a total of 109 episodes. The panel celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary was attended by Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, The New Batman Adventures Batgirl voice actor Tara Strong, and Batman: The Animated Series producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett.

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Batman Ninja Coming In 2018

Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team for an eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy with Batman Ninja. Directed by Jumpei Mizusaki with character designs from Takashi Okazaki, and written by Kazuki Nakashimathe, the all-new anime film will be released in 2018.

Batman Ninja will see the heroes and villains of Gotham time-traveling from 21st-century Gotham to the Middle Ages of Japan where they have an epic battle.  Expect to see Batman, Robin, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Red Hood, Joker and more in the animated feature.

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The Dark Tower To Be Released On Blu-ray & DVD October 31, 2017

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey sci-fi western film which is based on the famous book series from Stephen King. Idris Elba plays Roland, the last Gunslinger who is “locked in an eternal battle” with the Man in Black (played by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) in The Dark Tower.

The movie also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, Little Children, 2006).

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Fans can expect a lot of enjoyable extra content in the Blu-ray release including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” featuring three vignettes narrated by Roland as well as The Man in Black. There are also a total of five behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The ‘Last Time Around’ feature shows the filmmakers and Stephen King reveling “the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about the novels while making it a whole new experience for fans. In ‘The World Has Moved On…’ fans will be able to “step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World.

Matthew McConaughey will take “the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black” in ‘The Man in Black’ Feature.

Furthermore, fans will get a look behind-the-scenes and inside the stunt team’s process “for creating the action-packed battles” in ‘The Gunslinger in Action’ feature.

And Stephen King “discusses the journey from his book series to screen” in the ‘Stephen King Inspirations’ feature.

The Dark Tower is from Columbia Pictures and MRC. It was directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. The film was produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins and executive produced by G. Mac Brown and Jeff Pinkner.

The Dark Tower will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 31, 2017.

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Father Daughter Dance Short Film Co-Written By Owen King & Mark Jude Poirier Playing At The San Pedro International Film Festival

“Father-Daughter Dance,” a short film co-written be Mark Jude Poirier and Owen King, will be playing at the San Pedro International Film Festival at 3PM on October 8th. It stars Robert Anthony Peters (The Pursuit of Happyness), Jennifer Lafleur (Big Little Lies), and Jerry Rocha (The Gentleman Jerry Rocha).

A short description of the film is as follows:

Because of his wife’s newfound religion and his daughter’s recent ascent into teen-dom, Lee feels like an interloper in his own life.

More information about the festival and tickets can be found HERE. If you love film and want to support this local San Pedro event, please make an effort to come. I’ll see you there!

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IT Director’s Cut Coming With 15 Minutes of Additional Footage

As IT continues to break box office records in theaters, with a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, the film’s director Andy Muschietti tells Yahoo that a director’s cut of the film is in the works for the home media release. Muschietti detailed what some of the extra footage in the IT Director’s Cut would entail, saying:

“There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry (for the town’s history), and it has a great resolution.”

“After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.”

The long-awaited Stephen King adaptation is set to dominate the box office once again this weekend and managed to bring in $7.2 million on Thursday, the largest Thursday ever for a horror movie and also the largest Thursday ever in September. The film’s domestic total is now $158.7 million.

IT stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).

A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.

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