Oct/2018

Hi Bryan Here….

Getting caught up for October.  I will actually have tomorrow’s releases out a day early.  Oh Joy. I have been far behind but I will get caught up to this week in the next few hours.   So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Green Lantern’, ‘Red State’, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

GREEN LANTERN (BLURAY 3D+BLURAY 2D+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)

Now when I watched the first couple of trailer fort his film, I couldn’t believe what my eyes saw.  It looked horrible and was not what I read in the script at all.  Whoever cut that trailer should not be allowed to work anymore.  But then that big theatrical trailer came out, and all seemed right with the world.  I was excited for Green Lantern and couldn’t wait to see it.  The film works.  Yes it has a bit of fat around the edges, but it is a solid film and most of all, it is entertaining and fun.  In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before.

EXTRAS


  • Deleted scenes
  • Maximum Movie Mode with PIP
  • The Universe According to Green Lantern
  • Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern
  • “Justice League #1” Digital Comic
  • Preview of Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • Access code for Sinestro Corp Batman Skin on the Warner Bros. Interactive video game Batman: Arkham City
  • BD-Live

BAD TEACHER (BLURAY+DVD)

Jason Segel was the only thing great about this movie.  Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

EXTRAS

– Featurettes

BATMAN: YEAR ONE (BLURAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)

Hell yes.   A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

EXTRAS


  • Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
  • DC Showcase Animated Original Short – “Catwoman”
  • Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots
  • Conversations with DC Comics
  • Audio Commentary with Alan Burnett, Sam Liu, Mike Carlin and Andrea Romano
  • “Batman: Year One, Chapter 1” Digital Comic Book
  • Two bonus episodes from Batman: The Animated Series, handpicked by Bruce W. Timm
  • THE CROW (BLURAY+DIGITAL COPY)

    Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée, Shelly (Sofia Shinas), by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. One year to the day after his death (which happens to be Devil’s Night), a mystical crow appears at Eric’s grave; Eric rises from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, goes on a mission to avenge himself against Top Dollar (Michael Wincott), the leader of the gang who killed him. Star Brandon Lee was killed while filming a scene in which he was shot with a shell from an improperly cleaned gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. Like his father, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, Brandon was fated to enjoy his greatest popular success after his premature death.

    EXTRAS


  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Extended/deleted scenes
  • Storyboards and photo galleries
  • Audio commentary with Alex Proyas
  • Digital copy
  • THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (BLURAY)

    The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task force to put the guns out of commission. When Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the relatively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There’s little love lost between Peck, explosives expert David Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, especially when it becomes known that there’s a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds out the traitor, but there’s still those guns to take care of. Filmed on location in Rhodes and distinguished by Oscar-winning special effects, Guns of Navarone (based on Alistair MacLean’s best-seller was a major box-office hit of 1961; less successful was the pared-down 1977 sequel, Force Ten From Navarone.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary with Director J. Lee Thompson
  • Honey Moon on Rhodes
  • Two Girls on the Town
  • Narration-Free Prologue
  • Message from Carl Foreman
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin
  • Forging the Guns of Navarone
  • Ironic Epic of Heroism
  • Memories of Navarone
  • Epic Restoration
  • A Heroic Score
  • Great Guns
  • No Visitors
  • The Resistance Dossier of Navarone
  • BD-Live
  • IN A GLASS CAGE (BLURAY)

    Stylistically compelling, morally ambiguous, and profoundly unsettling, this Spanish psychodrama from writer-director Agustin Villaronga stands beside Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo as one of cinema’s most unflinching depictions of human depravity. The story opens in post-WWII Catalonia as former Nazi death camp “doctor” Klaus (Gunter Meisner) consummates his torture-murder of a young man by hurling himself from the roof of his house; this act, motivated either by a sudden attack of conscience or by some form of sexual mania, leaves him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe on his own. We soon find Klaus lying prone in an archaic iron lung, attended by his stern wife Griselda (Marisa Paredes) and young daughter Rena (Gisela Echevarria). When they become unable (or, in his wife’s case, unwilling) to look after him, Griselda hires handsome young nurse Angelo (David Sust), unaware that the young man is one of Klaus’ former victims, who has maintained a detailed dossier on the “doctor” and his countless unspeakable atrocities. Thus begins a perverse and surreal manipulation of master/servant roles between the immobile Klaus and his equally demented attendant, as the young man attempts to recreate the nightmare world of the camps, even procuring more young victims for his former tormentor’s amusement. Though it could be asserted that the stylistically accomplished Villaronga has made a passionate artistic statement about mankind’s capacity for unspeakable atrocities, his film may be construed as being one of those horrors in itself. At any rate, Tras el Cristal is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

    KURONEKO (CRITERION COLLECTION BLURAY)

    In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.

    EXTRAS


  • Video interview with director Kaneto Shindo from the Directors Guild of Japan
  • New video interview with critic Tadao Sato
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and an excerpt from film scholar Joan Mellen’s 1972 interview with Shindo
  • PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (BLURAY)

    Page One: Inside The New York Times deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers’ expectations that news online should be free. But rigorous journalism is thriving. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization.

    EXTRAS


  • Additional Scenes
  • Extended Interviews
  • Journalists React to ‘Page One’
  • Q&A Highlights with the Cast and Filmmakers
  • Tim Arango with Joao Silva in Iraq
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (BLURAY 3D+BLURAY 2D+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)

    Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love-or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

    EXTRAS


    ·      Disney Second Screen

    ·      Bloopers of the Caribbean

    ·       Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall

    ·       LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

    ·       Legends of On Stranger Tides

    ·      In Search of the Fountain

    ·      Last Sail/First Voyage

    ·      Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life

    ·      Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall

    RED STATE (BLURAY)

    AWESOME film.  Kevin Smith knocked it out of the park with this one.   Three teenaged boys are lured to the town of Cooper’s Dell with the promise of a party. But instead of enjoying the night of their dreams, the teens are plunged into the nightmarish world of Pastor Abin Cooper and the Five Points Trinity, a fundamentalist group with a stockpile of weaponry and a deadly moral agenda. When word of the teens’ disappearance reaches the authorities, a military task force is mobilized. With Cooper’s Dell teetering between salvation and damnation, the ATF braces for a furious gun battle with Cooper and his heavily armed followers in this fever-pitched action thriller from writer-director Kevin Smith.

    EXTRAS


  • “The Making of Red State” documentary
  • Audio commentary with Kevin Smith
  • Sundance speech with introduction by Kevin Smith
  • Sundance ending
  • Deleted scenes and Poster Gallery with introduction by Kevin Smith
  • WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: 40TH ANNVERSARY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S GIFTSET (BLURAY+DVD)

    Promoted as a family musical by Paramount Pictures, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is more of a black comedy, perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl’s original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather (Jack Albertson). In the course of the tour, Willy Wonka punishes the four nastier children in various diabolical methods — one kid is inflated and covered with blueberry dye, another ends up as a principal ingredient of the chocolate, and so on — because these kids have violated the ethics of Wonka’s factory. In the end, only Charlie and his grandfather are left. Ostensibly set in England, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was lensed in Germany (as revealed by the film’s final overhead shot).

    EXTRAS


  • Audio commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Sing-Along
  • Trailer
  • Mel Stuart’s Wonkavision (New)
  • A World of Pure Imagination (New)
  • That’s it for this week.  Hope you enjoyed.

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