Tag: Blu-Ray

Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disney and Pixar have announced the release of their latest animated feature, Brave, available on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 13, 2012. The film is a legendary first for Pixar – its first featuring a female protagonist – and premiered in U.S. theaters this past June to the usual warm reception (is there ever a Pixar […]

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Cinemark Fall Classic Film Series

Cinemark Fall Classic Film Series

| August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

Fall’s coming, which as a Chicagoan only reminds me that Winter is, too. But it’s not all bad if you can find your local Cinemark and catch a classic flick on the big screen. August 23rd, marked the start of the theater chain’s Fall Classic Film Series. A digitally remastered Jaws played yesterday to audiences […]

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Halloween 4 and 5 on Blu-ray

Halloween 4 and 5 on Blu-ray

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The original Halloween franchise continues its slow progress to Blu-ray with Anchor Bay’s latest set of reissues. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers were previously released on DVD by Anchor Bay and eventually released in a 2-pack together, although the new Blu-rays are sold separately. Are […]

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Spaceballs: The 25th Anniversary Edition

Spaceballs: The 25th Anniversary Edition

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Mel Brooks’ 1987 film, Spaceballs, stands as one of the filmmaker’s most beloved and timeless comedies. In my mind, only The Producers (1968), Young Frankenstein (1974), and Blazing Saddles (1978) precede this star-studded send-up of the science fiction genre. And while that only places it fourth among Brooks’ eleven theatrical releases, I assure you […]

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La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seemed that Lionsgate had forgotten about their North American arm of the StudioCanal Collection since they released the first wave of Region A StudioCanal Blu-rays in 2010 with such classic titles as The Third Man (1949) and Ran (1985). After nearly two years, Lionsgate returns to the StudioCanal Collection in full force with the […]

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The Most Dangerous Game / Gow, The Headhunter

The Most Dangerous Game / Gow, The Headhunter

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The latest must-own Blu-ray release from Flicker Alley, distributors of home video dedicated to furthering public interest in cinema heritage, collects two pre-King Kong works of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Flicker Alley rightly positions The Most Dangerous Game (1932), starring Joel McCrea and Fay Wray, as the centerpiece of this release, which […]

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just like the sushi of which Jiro dreams, the beauty of this documentary from producer/director/cinematographer David Gelb owes in large part to its simplicity. As is the case with many great documentaries, it seems that all Gelb had to do to stir up a great film was to sit down with his wholly fascinating subjects, […]

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Fractale

Fractale

| July 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

The world of the future relies on the Fractale System, a network of satellites that allow mankind to live a worry-free existence. In the thousand years following Fractale’s inception, man relinquished all responsibilities for the operation of the world, and society effectively crumbled. Indeed, no longer would people be required to labor for wages, as […]

Chesty Morgan’s Bosom Buddies

Chesty Morgan’s Bosom Buddies

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chesty Morgan’s Bosom Buddies, the fourth Blu-ray release from exploitation distributor Something Weird Video, collects three features from director Doris Wishman, including her two collaborations with the overly well-endowed burlesque star Chesty Morgan. The collection includes the Chesty Morgan vehicles Deadly Weapons (1974) and Double Agent 73 (1974), as well as The Immoral Three (1975), […]

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Missing in Action/Missing in Action 2

Missing in Action/Missing in Action 2

| June 28, 2012 | 1 Comments

With the cult of Chuck Norris still flourishing, MGM is setting out to debut on Blu-ray some of the action icon’s most beloved films, and in the first batch released earlier this month, his blockbuster Vietnam films Missing in Action and Missing in Action 2: The Beginning are expectedly the main attractions.  Filmed back-to-back (but […]

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