Posts Tagged ‘blu-ray’

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION On Blu-ray

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy has been one of the biggest, if not the biggest, superhero trilogy to date.  So it’s surprising that it’s taken them this long to put together a collection like this.

This release compiles all the existing special features and includes a whole disc full of new features.  The length of these features isn’t specified but judging by the descriptions, they look to be somewhat substantial.  The quality of these new features will probably be the deciding factor for many fans wondering if they should double dip.  The suggested retail price for this set is $99.97 but it will appear cheaper than that once it becomes available for pre-order.  The set will be available for purchase on September 24th.

At the moment the previous Dark Knight Trilogy set is $43.99 on Amazon.ca and $34.46 on Amazon.com.

This new Ultimate Collector’s Edition also comes with some collectables such as art cards by Mondo, a short behind the scenes book, and three Hot Wheels vehicles of the Tumbler, The Batpod, and The Bat.

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Check out the full press release which lists all the new special features after the jump!

 

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Five Things About Being a Movie Collector That Make Me Mad

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Five Things About Being a Movie Collector That Make Me Mad

I love movies, so naturally I love buying movies on DVD or Blu-ray and watching them at home.  I  also love re-organizing all the movies on my shelves.  Every so often I’ll take them all down and organize them chronologically, or alphabetically, or by genre. I consider that to be a fun activity.  Sad, I know.

In the past, I used to buy quite a lot of DVD’s.  It actually got to be a bit of a habit so in order to save money I went cold turkey.  Nowadays I refrain all year long and then splurge a bit on Boxing Day sales.  There are a few exceptions though.  Wink.

So even though I’m not out there every Tuesday, I still consider myself a collector and in the years I’ve been collecting…these are the things that make me mad!

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Finally, All Twelve FRIDAY THE 13th Films On Blu-ray

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Friday the 13th Blu-ray Box Set

Last week I told you about Paramount Pictures finally gaining the rights from Warner Bros to make a Friday The 13th film by themselves.  Warner Bros retained the home video rights to the franchise and, in a move that had been rumoured for the past month, have announced this awesome new Blu-ray box set of EVERY Friday The 13th film.

This is very exciting news for fans of the franchise as SEVEN of these films have NEVER been released on Blu-ray.  The only nitpick I have is that the image of Jason they’ve used for the box art comes from “Jason Goes to Hell”, which isn’t my favourite Jason look.  Oh well.

You can check out the artwork, special features, and press release from Warner Bros below!

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Trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Blu-ray

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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Here is what they call a 90-second sizzle trailer for The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray, highlighting scenes from the film and special features that you will find in the collection.  Features will include the documentary on the history of the Batmobile and a 17-featurette in-depth look at the making of the film called Ending the Knight.

Christopher Nolan’s final Batman story completed the trilogy this past summer and for what it’s worth now if you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a great one and shouldn’t be missed.

The Dark Knight Rises will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on December 4th.

FYI: TDKR reunites Inception stars Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, and Cillian Murphy.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Comes to Blu-ray on December 3rd

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Warner Bros. has released a trailer for the Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rises, it’s the same trailer as the theatrical release but the end says to look for the movie on Blu-ray and download.  They put a lot of effort into it as you can see.  Thank Batman-News for the information.

December 3rd is the date, and as you might have heard on the Internet (typical), there actually WON’T be a director’s cut; people were saying there would be an extra 30 minutes of Bane backstory.  We don’t know what special features will be included on the Blu-ray so stay tuned.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY 2 Is Coming To Blu-ray. Wait, What?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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The Christmas Story sequel no one asked for is coming this October 30, what a scary coincidence, just in time for Halloween.  Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way) directed the sequel that looks at Ralphie as a teenager who wants a Red Ryder 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible for Christmas, see what they did there?  Daniel Stern plays Ralphie’s “Old Man,” Stacey Travis his mother, and Valin Shinyei is brother Randy.

Interestingly enough, this has been attempted before with a 1988 with Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss (Jerry O’Connell played a young Ralphie), and then again in 1994 with It Runs in the Family (or My Summer Story) with Kieran Culkin as Ralphie.

Movies.com reported this and has the box art (see below), hey remember Leg lamp?  They thought you might!

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Go to hell.

For Those Wondering What To Get Me For My Birthday, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Comes to Blu-ray This October

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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We learned a digitally remastered version of Jaws will be released on Blu-ray this August, and now Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be joining movie collections all over the world on Blu-ray for the first time this October.

The great news is that it is a digitally remastered version of the 1982 theatrical movie and not the odd looking digitally touched version (example: they replaced guns with walkie-talkies).  We don’t have an exact date of release, but my birthday is October 9th so plan accordingly.

The Blu-ray will be presented in 7.1 surround sound, and will include a DVD copy too.  The bonus features are great, including an all-new interview with Spielberg.  All the specs and announcement trailer are below:

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GAME OF THRONES Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

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War is Coming – April 1st, that’s two weeks from today for those of you keeping score. Game of Thrones returns to television for a second season in the world of Westeros. In celebration, and of course anticipation, of this fact I have decided to do a quick review of the complete first season now out on Blu Ray. Let me preface this by stating, I am generally not a huge special features fan. I rarely buy a boxset because of the awesome cast interviews, and I never buy a boxset for interactive menus.

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Nerdgasm: JAMES BOND and STAR TREK Blu-Ray News & Trailers

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

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In celebration of James Bond’s 50th anniversary, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray.  The collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.

The box is very cool and sleek showcasing all six iconic James Bond actors, a very solid collection.  Fans of Bond will be pretty busy this year as Skyfall, the newest entry into the franchise, will be released this fall.  Fans can pre-order the set now with participating online retailers – the trailer is below:

If Bond wasn’t enough, we have a pretty interesting look at a Blu-ray release for Star Trek: TNG.  The Gene Roddenberry series will be getting a Blu-ray debut later this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, all 178 episodes will be released.  In the meantime there is a three-episode special called, Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level.

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It will include the feature-length version of the pilot, as well as the season three episode “Sins of the Father” and the season five episode “The Inner Light.” The Next Level will hit shelves on January 31, 2012.  Watch the video below to compare the old and new look after hi-def re-mastering.

‘Finding Nemo’ Blu-Ray Teaser Trailer

Friday, October 7th, 2011

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It was only a matter of time right?  Finding Nemo is coming to Blu-ray and Disney has released an official teaser trailer for the high-definition home release for the Oscar-winner.  There is no release date yet, and this trailer might be very premature as Disney is theatrically re-releasing several of their classic films in 3D, and Nemo is scheduled for September 14, 2012 so the Blu-ray should be out after.  Check out the trailer below:

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