Friday, September 23, 2016

The BFG comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere Dec. 6

This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and Dahl’s personal favorite, “The BFG,” as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The BFG,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hee-Haw Salute! is Coming to DVD on October 18th

Conceived as a rural alternative to Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In," HEE HAW landed on television in 1969 as a summer replacement series for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." With a cast of characters including Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Archie Campbell, knee-slapping comedic zingers, and jaw-dropping musical performances, the comedy-variety show, co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, captivated the country. In 1971, after two successful years, CBS dropped the show in an effort to "de-countrify" the network's programming; however, it was quickly picked up and aired for the next 21 years, making HEE HAW the longest-running weekly syndicated original series in television history.

Unwrap Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas on October 4th

It’s Christmastime in turn-of-the-century Toronto, and Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and his team have a murder to solve. At a charity gala for sick children, Murdoch and Dr. Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County) find the host, dressed as Santa Claus, dead from a broken neck. To make matters worse, all the presents that were collected for the children have been stolen. When witnesses report hearing a wild animal near the scene, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Coronation Street) suspects the legendary creature Krampus. Meanwhile, Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing) worries he’ll have nowhere to spend the holidays. Can Murdoch and the rest of Station House No. 4 catch the murderer in time to save Christmas?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings Arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 22nd

From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar). Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of "Game of Thrones") mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Criterion Collection: The In-Laws Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Sean Ferguson
Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman, The In-Laws may at first seem like a generic meet-the-parents comedy, as Arkin’s mild-mannered dentist suspiciously eyes Falk’s volatile mystery man, whose son is engaged to his daughter. But soon, through a series of events too serpentine and surprising to spoil, the two men are brought together by a dangerous mission that takes them from suburban New Jersey to Honduras. Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic -and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.

Star Trek Beyond Is Headed to 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, and Blu-ray on November 1st!

The intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise returns in “the best action movie of the year” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”). The “highly entertaining” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter) new installment in the iconic franchise, STAR TREK BEYOND sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the STAR TREK TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection. The film warp speeds to Digital HD four weeks early on October 4, 2016.

'BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2: Children of Arkham' Now Available

BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2: Children of Arkham is now available for download on PC/Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We'll be announcing release dates for additional platforms later this month. In today's all-new behind the scenes video, hear from Troy Baker (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Laura Bailey (Selina Kyle/Catwoman) and Travis Willingham(Harvey Dent) on their creative process in bringing these iconic characters to life with a fresh spin, as well as the exciting and challenging experience of performing in an interactive narrative. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
The Heroes in a half-shell are back as their latest adventure releases on September 20, 2016. The film is available in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack or Blu-ray 3D combo pack. Two weeks earlier, the film debuted on Digital HD. Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo are back and can be seen in 4K Ultra with a high dynamic range, meaning brighter, deeper and more lifelike colors.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Captain America: Civil War 3D / 2D Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by Sean Ferguson
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Money Monster Blu-ray Review

Academy Award winners George Clooney (Best Supporting Actor, Syriana, 2005) and Julia Roberts (Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000) reteam for Money Monster, the intense and exciting conspiracy thriller set against a ticking clock. Clooney plays a financial TV host put into an extreme situation when he and his producer (Roberts) are taken hostage by an irate investor. Also starring are Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Dominic West (“The Wire”), Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”). Directed by two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Jodie Foster (The Accused, 1988; The Silence of the Lambs, 1991), 
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