Tag: Shout! Factory

The Guardians

The Guardians

| December 4, 2017

Russia’s first blockbuster superhero film, The Guardians (Zashchitniki, 2017), made waves on social media earlier this year when a trailer featuring a minigun-wielding werebear began circulating on Facebook and Twitter. It declared to the world that those in Hollywood weren’t the only filmmakers capable of producing over-the-top, CGI-packed popcorn superhero movies, and the advertising worked, […]

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Silent Night, Deadly Night: Collector’s Edition

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Collector’s Edition

| December 2, 2017

Horror fans know the history of Silent Night, Deadly Night all-too-well. It’s the stuff of legend, signifying how spectacularly detached our horror hound interests often can be from dominant social values. This is because, in 1984, this low budget Christmas-themed slasher became the center of controversy, stirring critics and parent groups into an uproar over […]

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Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

| September 4, 2017

Who ever heard of a man looking after the kids while his wife brings home the bacon? What is this, some kind of Bizzaro world? The Soviet Union maybe?! People of a certain age (say, my age) and older remember a time when looking after the kids and taking care of the house was “Mom’s […]

Species: Collector’s Edition

Species: Collector’s Edition

| July 9, 2017

For Shout! Factory/Scream Factory, June and July of 2017 are months packed with Blu-ray releases of films in desperate need of reappraisal or revisitation, beginning with June’s release of the too-oft unseen Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), which stars Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson! They followed that up with Blu-rays of The Lawnmower Man […]

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Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

| July 31, 2014

Shout! Factory’s critically acclaimed 3-disc DVD set I Got The Feelin’ – James Brown In The ‘60s will be available for viewing in its entirety, for free, on the James Brown YouTube channel, and on Pluto.TV’s James Brown channel (Ch. 117), from August 1-10. With the new James Brown biopic Get On Up in theaters August 1, Shout! Factory will be […]

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Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story/Police Story 2

Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story/Police Story 2

| April 14, 2013

On April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory will release the second of their Jackie Chan Double Features, following January’s double feature of Crime Story (1993) and The Protector (1985). In this sophomore release, Shout! brings the first two installments of Jackie Chan’s Police Story series together on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Whereas, as I […]

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Jef’s Top 25 Home Video Releases of 2012

Jef’s Top 25 Home Video Releases of 2012

| January 9, 2013

I’ll admit that I didn’t see a number of the films that I had intended to in 2012. For instance, I just couldn’t seem to squeeze Skyfall, Argo, or The Master in to my busy schedule this fall. Aside from those notable three, however, I actually caught all the major titles I had hoped to. […]

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Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy

Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy

| November 20, 2012

Do I really need to explain what Power Rangers is? Is there anyone out there who has yet to experience this media phenomenon even least in passing? It seems impossible to me that anyone born before 1993 when Saban’s Power Rangers premiered could have been bypassed by the nearly 20-year-old series’ iconic imagery of spandex-clad […]

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The Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection

The Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection

| November 18, 2012

Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory have teamed up to offer all four standalone volumes of the Astonishing X-Men motion comics (Gifted, Dangerous, Torn, and Unstoppable) in a single collection, and, for the first time, on Blu-ray no less. This represents Marvel Knights’ motion comics adaptation of the entirety of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s […]

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Astonishing X-Men: Torn

Astonishing X-Men: Torn

| August 10, 2012

I just can’t get enough of Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men. When his 25-issue run on the series with artist John Cassaday came to an end, I swear a part of me went with it. And so I greeted the prospect of the series’ revitalization as a motion comic by Marvel Knights Animation with open arms. […]

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