After a quickie Blu-ray dropped in the fall sans-extras, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is getting a full fledged release January 31st complete with 3D and four hours of bonus features. There's actually two versions coming, first up is the $39.
Thor: The Dark World is one of the best movies Marvel has yet produced, hands down. And that’s saying something with superhero greats like The Avengers and Iron Man under their belt. Disney has announced the February 25 release of both a 2-disc version of the film – complete with both 3D and 2D versions as well as a digital copy – and a single disc Blu-ray.
Whew. Now that the new game consoles are here, we can finally relax a bit. This week the only gaming releases of note for the systems are flOw and Escape Plan making the jump from PS3 / PS Vita to the PS4.
(1953, Blu-ray released November 19, 2013 – MSRP $39.95) THE FILM: This is one of the most important Blu-ray releases of 2013. Ozu is one of the finest filmmakers of the last century and Tokyo Story is commonly accepted to be his best work so it pleases me to say that this disc does the master and his film proud.
Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise that have a PS4 have a new game in the franchise to look forward to in the next couple of months. Square Enix has announced that the next game in the franchise will be coming to the PS4 game console on April 14. The game is called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
According to a thread on Reddit , Netflix is getting ready to refresh its library for the beginning of 2014. Earlier this year, Netflix removed the ability to find out what is expiring from its extensive archives , which means avid binge-watchers only have a few more days to catch up on some essential shows and movies.
(1976, Blu-ray released December 10, 2013 – MSRP $39.95) THE FILM: REVIEW: Grey Gardens isn’t the kind of documentary that’ll play well to a wide audience these days but nearly four decades since its initial release it provides a glimpse into a couple of lives so outside of societal norms that it might have well been filmed yesterday. It’s a fascinating look into anther world.
House of Cardsmay be most famous for leading the charge of Netflix's original streaming content, but the show's producer Media Rights Capital is ready forallavenues. Just like thefirst season, season two will get a release on physical discs this summer from Sony Pictures. Frank Underwood's Washington D.C.
Today is Day 5 of Apple's 12 days of gifts promotion and the company has made two popular movies free to download, one in the U.S. and the other in the U.K. U.S. customers can obtain a copy of Martin Scorsese's Hugo for free. The 2011 Oscar winning movie follows the adventures of Hugo Cabret but quickly morphs into a tribute of cinema and its pioneer, George Melies .
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the Walmart video streaming service Vudu have announced a tie up that will bring an enhanced viewing experience to movie watching fans. The new service is Vudu Extras+ and it allows streaming viewers to enjoy the same sort of extras typically available on DVD and Blu-ray titles.
This week's Blu-ray movie release list has several highlights, but fans of the Fast & Furious movies should look out for the sixth movie as it arrives just days after the sudden death of star Paul Walker. On TV we're looking at a slew of midseason finales, mixed in with a few season finales including Sons of Anarchy and Homeland. On disc we also have the 50th Anniversary release of Mary Poppinsand Despicable Me 2, and streaming viewers can check out the second season of one of Netflix's first original series, Lilyhammer.
This box set is going to be on every “Best Of 2013″ home video list this year, mark my words. While not technically “complete” (there’s apparently one cut of Stromboli and two of Europe ’51 not included) this is more than film fans could ever hope for when it comes to this trio of rarely seen cinematic gems.Rossellini and Bergman make a perfect pair.
LG is focusing its 2014 product efforts on sound, hoping to position itself as the home entertainment manufacturer for audiophiles seeking flexibility in in-home streaming. Tonight it announced a wide array of updates to its existing lines of home sound equipment. The company will reveal these officially at CES 2014 in January.
Mel Brooks ‘ cowboy genre send-up Blazing Saddles has been available on Blu since 2006. Warner is finally re-issuing the title in a deluxe 40th Anniversary edition, complete with new special features and added googahs. The VC-1 transfer on the original release was decent but was saddled with a weak, lossy Dolby Digital audio track.
This week's highlight release is Call of Duty: Ghosts, bringing the fast-paced shooter back for another go-round just before it's released on next-gen consoles (check out Joystiq's impressions across the Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 here).
This might just be the first big home video horror-nerd announcement of 2014! And one that I’ve been waiting for for years. Flicker Alley let loose an email blast last week letting the world know that they intend to release the 1923 version of Hunchback of Notre Dame – yes, the iconic silent one starring Lon Chaney – on Blu-ray sometime this coming year. But details were slim.
THE FIRST THREE FILMS IN THE LEGENDARY SAGA ARRIVE INDIVIDUALLY IN HIGH DEFINITION FOR THE FIRST TIME THE ADVENTURE BEGINS ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 19, 2013 AND ON BLU-RAY™ WITH A DIGITAL COPY DECEMBER 17, 2013 S