Nov/2018

Hi Bryan Here….

All caught up.  Finally. And the column is up a day early. October really is amazing for bluray releases.  So many excellent movies.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Captain America’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Dazed and Confused Criterion’, 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!!

ATTACK THE BLOCK (BLURAY)

This film deserves to be seen by everyone who is a fan of cinema.  This is one of the best alien films to come out in recent years and is the most fun you will have the cinema possibly in the next decade.  I can see kids playing this film in their neighborhoods.  Kind of like how we used to play and act out ‘Star Wars’.  Kids who get the opportunity to see this movie will no doubt be trying to act out dealing with an alien invasion in their neighborhood by protecting their neighbors.  Go see this movie.  Campaign online and get a petition going to get this film played in your city.  It deserves to be seen.  One hell of a film.  Loved every second of it and I still want more.  I’ll be seeing this movie a dozen more times in the next month or so.  From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.

EXTRAS


  • Three commentaries
  • Behind the Block
  • Creature Feature
  • Meet the Gang
  • Unfilmed Action
  • That’s A Rap
  • Trailers
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER (BLURAY 3D+BLURAY 2D+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)

    Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)

    EXTRAS


  • Audio commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Avengers Animated Series Preview
  • THE CONVERSATION (BLURAY)

    In an underground world of conspiracy, surveillance and mystery, the film follows expert wire-tapper and spy Harry Caul (Hackman) during a routine investigation. With a haunting past tormenting his every move, Caul makes it a golden rule to stay far outside of each project. However, his latest job turns out to be more than Caul bargained for when he’s caught inside a web of murder and secrecy that threatens his safety – and his sanity.

    EXTRAS


  • 2 Audio Commentaries
  • Making-of Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Screen Tests
  • Interviews
  • Script Dictations
  • DAZED AND CONFUSED (CRITERION COLLECTION BLURAY)

    Like George Lucas’ American Graffiti, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950’s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary with Richard Linklater
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making Dazed
  • Auditions
  • Beer Bust at the Moon Tower
  • Trailer
  • A booklet featuring essays by Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; memories of the film from the cast and crew; character profiles; and the original film poster by Frank Kozik
  • DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (BLURAY)

    The year is 1999, and all of Earth s monsters have been captured and detained at Ogasawara Island. All is well in the solar system until one day, a race of alien women brainwashes the monsters and releases them, causing havoc around the world. Godzilla attacks New York City, Rodan invades Moscow, Mothra lays waste to Beijing, Gorosaurus destroys Paris, and Manda attacks London!

    EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS (BLURAY)

    While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly extinct tribe of cannibals is still very much alive, and Emanuelle and her party are not welcome visitors.

    THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (BLURAY)

    This cult horror film from director Lucio Fulci lurches along with a certain amount of disjunction due to cutting, perhaps, if not to an innate Fulci disposition. When the Boyle family temporarily moves into a mansion near Boston so the father can do some research, the son Bob (Giovanni Frezza) starts seeing the ghost of a young girl motioning to him, and eventually he discovers the basement’s terrible secret. A certain Dr. Freudstein (Giovanni de Nari) has been hanging out there since 1879 when he was banned from the medical profession, and he has kept himself alive although in miserable physical shape, by murdering the various inhabitants of the house and using their cells to keep his body going. An oversize bat attacks the father, floors come apart and crush unsuspecting victims, and at one point little Bob’s blond head is held to the basement door by the evil doctor while the father is wildly swinging his axe through the door to save his son. Scenes like these and others are the real objective of the movie — the strange and irresolute ending, and leaps and gaps in the plot, are indications that all else is dispensible pretext – gore is the goal and it is delivered in sickening doses.

    EXTRAS


  • Meet the Boyles – Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
  • Children of the Night – Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
  • Tales of Laura Gittleson – Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
  • My Time With Terror – Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
  • A Haunted House Story – Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
  • To Build a Better Death Trap – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artists Giannetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers & TV Spot
  • Poster &Still Gallery
  • IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN (CRITERION COLLECTION BLURAY)

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s Identification of a Woman is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness. After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women, while at the same time searching for the right subject (and actress) for his next film. This spellbinding anti-romance was a late-career coup for the legendary Italian filmmaker, and is renowned for its sexual explicitness and an extended scene on a fog- enshrouded highway that stands with the director’s greatest set pieces.

    EXTRAS


  • Theatrical Trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers and a reprinted 1982 interview with Michelangelo Antonioni by critic Gideon Bachmann
  • ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (CRITERION COLLECTION BLURAY)

    A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. Erle C. Kenton’s touchstone of movie terror is elegantly shot by Karl Struss, features groundbreaking makeup effects that inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and costars Bela Lugosi in one his most gruesome roles.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Interviews
  • Short Film
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Booklet
  • JURASSIC PARK TRILOGY (BLURAY+DIGITAL COPY)

    Experience one of the biggest movie trilogies of all time like never before with the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy! “You won’t believe your eyes” (Rolling Stone) when dinosaurs once again roam the Earth in an amazing theme park on a remote island. From Academy Award®-winning directors Steven Spielberg (Jurassic ParkThe Lost World: Jurassic Park) and Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III), the action-packed adventures find man up against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking that has been hailed as “a triumph of special effects artistry” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), this epic trilogy is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. “Welcome to Jurassic Park.”

    EXTRAS



    All 3 Films Digitally Remastered for Enhanced Picture and Sound. Plus Hours of All-New Bonus Features!

    Digital Copy of all three films (offer expires 12/31/12)

    Return to Jurassic Park: Six-part documentary featuring all-new interviews with directors Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston plus cast and crew

    Archival Featurettes

    The Making of all 3 Jurassic Park Films

    Original Featurettes on the Making of the Films

    Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park

    Hurricane in Kauai Featurette

    The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton

    The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg From ILM

    The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III

    The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III

    The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel

    The Sounds of Jurassic Park III

    The Art of Jurassic Park III

    Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs

    Behind the Scenes

    Early Pre-Production Meetings

    Location Scouting

    Animatics

    Before and After the Visual Effects

    Foley Artists

    Storyboards

    Tour of Stan Winston Studio

    A Visit to ILM

    Spinosaurus Attacks The Plane

    Raptors Attack Udesky

    The Lake

    Production Archives: Production Photographs, Design Sketches, Illustrations, Conceptual Paintings, Models, The World of Jurassic Park, The Magic of ILM, Posters and Toys

    Deleted Scenes

    Jurassic Park: Making the Game

    Jurassic Park III Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team

    Theatrical Trailers

    PETER GABRRIEL: LIVE IN LONDON (BLURAY 3D+BLURAY 3D+DVD)

    Recorded live with 3D high-definition cameras in March 2011, Peter Gabriel performs alongside the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra in London, England.

    Intruder
    Wallflower
    The Boy In The Bubble
    Apres Moi
    The Drop
    Washing Of The Water (2D disc only)
    The Book Of Love
    Darkness
    The Power Of The Heart
    Biko
    San Jacinto
    Digging In The Dirt
    Signal To Noise
    Downside Up
    Mercy Street
    The Rhythm Of The Heat
    Blood Of Eden
    Red Rain
    Solsbury Hill
    In Your Eyes
    Don’t Give Up
    The Nest That Sailed The Sky

    EXTRAS
    Blood Donors – Making-of Documentary (2D disc only)

    RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (BLURAY+DVD)

    Young Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari’s curiosity. When Rauno’s reindeer herd is mysteriously slain and the children in town go missing. Pietari realizes that the dig has unearthed the evil Santa Claus of local lore – who no one wants coming to town.  Pietari’s father rounds up a posse and captures the nightmarish creature in an attempt to sell him to the misguided leader sponsoring the dig. But Santa’s freakish elves will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader, and what ensues is a fantastically bizarre holiday adventure testing the bond of father and son and pitting man against mythology.

    EXTRAS


  • The two original short films that inspired the film: Rare Exports Inc. (2003) and Rare Exports – The Official Safety Instructions (2005)
  • The Making of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale featurette
  • Blood in The Snow featurette on the preliminary concept art
  • Animatics & computer effects video comparison
  • Behind the scenes production stills photo gallery
  • Original Finnish theatrical trailer

  • Feature-length film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, the 1964 cult classic starring Pia Zadora (1988’s Hairspray)

    A SERBIAN FILM (BLURAY)

    Milosh, a retired porn star, now leads a normal family life with his beautiful wife Maria and six year-old son Petar, in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Laylah will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Laylah introduces Milosh to Vukmir – mysterious, menacing and politically powerful figure. A leading role in Vukmir’s new production will provide financial support to Milosh and his family for the rest of their lives. Milosh is hesitant at first because the contract insists that he know nothing about the script before they shoot. But finally, he agrees. From then on, Milosh is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem devised by his employer, ”the director” of his destiny – Vukmir, relentless in his attempt to make an ultimate artistic porn film. Vukmir and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he’s put into and save his family life, Milosh will have to sacrifice everything – his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life.

    SHAOLIN (BLURAY)

    In the early years of the Republic, China has been plunged into chaos as feuding warlords battle to expand their power and their lands. Young army leader Hou Chieh (Andy Lau) and his sworn brother Tsao Man (Nicholas Tse) find themselves on opposing sides as the war escalates. The ultimate battle ensues when the army is set to besiege the peaceful Shaolin Temple and the peace-loving monks are forced to take up arms to protect their people and beloved temple.

    EXTRAS


  • Interviews (including interview with Shaolin Abbot)
  • Making-of
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailers
  • TOM AND JERRY: GOLDEN COLLECTION VOLUME 1 (BLURAY)

    Celebrate the most enduring team in animation history with a collection fans will want to chase and catch! This highly anticipated release includes 37 remastered shorts! Enjoy these highly collectible set with Improved Picture and Audio for the first time ever!

    EXTRAS


  • Nine commentaries by animation experts
  • Vaudeville Slapstick and Tom and Jerry All-New Retrospective Featurette
  • WINNIE THE POOH: THE FILM (BLURAY+DVD+DIGITAL COPY)

    Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh. Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style.

    EXTRAS


  • Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon
  • The Ballad of Nessie
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by directors Stephen Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) and Don Hall (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too behind-the-scenes featurette – hosted by John Cleese
  • Sing-Along with the Movie feature for seven song lyrics featured in the film
  • Disney Song Selection
  • Two more deleted scenes with introductions by directors Stephen Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) and Don Hall (The Princess and the Frog)
  • ZOMBIE (BLURAY)

    In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!” Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!  Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. Each flesh-eating frame has been lovingly restored to skull-rotting perfection under the supervision of Cinematographer Sergio Salvati (THE BEYOND). Now fully-loaded with hours of brand new Extras, this is the Ultimate Edition of ZOMBIE!

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • Guillermo del Toro Intro
  • Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, and Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • What a great week for releases huh?  Hope you enjoyed.  And on time for once.

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