TAXI DRIVER… Bickle Hits 4K Steelbook 6/25/24!

The iconic classic from Martin Scorsese returns to 4K Ultra HD as a limited edition Steelbook on June 25th! Winner of the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival (1976) and nominated for 4 Academy Awards® including Best Picture (1976), TAXI DRIVER stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s classic film of a psychotic New York cabbie driven to violence by loneliness and desperation. Co-starring Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.

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Peckinpah, Wenders, Melville 4K & More Coming to The Criterion Collection July 2024

Coming to The Criterion Collection in July: Black God, White Devil, Glauber Rocha’s blistering existential western from Brazil; Perfect Daysa serene ode to everyday life in Tokyo directed by Wim Wenders; Pat Garrett and Billy the KidSam Peckinpah’s blood- and dust-caked elegy for the American West; Farewell My Concubine, a breathtakingly intimate saga in twentieth-century China, directed by Chen Kaige; and Risky BusinessPaul Brickman’s sly satire about a suburban Chicago prepster. Plus: Le samouraïJean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece of cool about a contract killer with samurai instincts, now on 4K UHD.

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DUNE: PART 2 Comes Home Digitally April 16th and on 4K UHD Blu-ray May 14th!

Coming off the heels of the critical and box office success of its continued theatrical run, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two debuts for purchase and rental Digitally at home on April 16. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the critically acclaimed Dune: Part Two continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller “DUNE.” On April 16, Dune: Part Two will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for 29.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $24.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase or rent movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home, and more. On May 14, Dune: Part Two will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD from online and physical retailers. Dune: Part Two will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

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‘Madame Web’ on 4K UHD Blu-ray April 30!

Madame Web 4K UHD Blu-ray“Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present. Madame Web is released on 4K UHD Blu-ray April 30, 2024! Continue reading ‘‘Madame Web’ on 4K UHD Blu-ray April 30!’

Francis Ford Coppola’s ONE FOR THE HEART: REPRISE Arrives on Digital 4/9 and 4K UHD Blu-ray 5/7!

One from the Heart: Reprise is a spectacular 4K restoration and reimagining of the 1982 cult classic from Francis Ford Coppola. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new Reprise version, approved by Coppola himself. Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse NowThe Last Emperor) – and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar®-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits – this neon explosion of color, sound, and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers.

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All That Money Can Buy – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Originally known as The Devil and Daniel Webster, based on the original 1936 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét, All That Money Can Buy was previously released by the Criterion Collection in 2003 on DVD. This Blu-ray release, featuring a brand-new 4K restoration, looks to bring new life to the Oscar-winning 1941 supernatural feature. Its presentation of a Faustian-like bargain through the lens of 19th-century America has an interesting place in history, and I was pretty fascinated with how this whole thing played out. On top of that, this new home release has plenty of worthwhile extras to accompany the feature. It’s quite the deal (fortunately not with the Devil).

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Keep Your Best Friend Forever… IMAGINARY on Blu-ray May 14th

Keep your new best friend forever when IMAGINARY arrives on Electronic Sell-Through May 7 and Blu-ray™ (+ DVD and Digital), and DVD from Lionsgate. IMAGINARY stars Chauncey the Bear, Blumhouse’s latest horror icon, now ready to play in your imagination at home! But remember, Chauncey is not imaginary, and not your friend. Alongside Chauncey are his human castmates DeWanda Wise (Jurassic World Dominion), Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”), Taegen Burns (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Pyper Braun (Desperation Road), Betty Buckley (Carrie), Matthew Sato (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”), and Veronica Falcón (“Ozark”).

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DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS on Digital 4/12 and Blu-ray 4/23!

Bring home Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen’s (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Big Lebowski) solo directorial debut with DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS. The film will be making its streaming premiere exclusively on Peacock beginning April 12th. It will also be available to own with exclusive bonus features, including a sit down with the cast and filmmakers, on Digital April 12, 2024 and on Blu-ray April 23, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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CHINATOWN Celebrates 50 Years on 4K UHD Blu-ray June 18th!

“Forget it Jake, It’s Chinatown…” So ends a film that is widely recognized as one of the greatest in cinema history.  The haunting noir classic CHINATOWN celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Paramount is marking the occasion with a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD release on June 18, 2024. Produced by the legendary Robert Evans, CHINATOWN was originally released on June 26, 1974 and received widespread critical acclaim along with 11 Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture.  In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

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AMERICAN SNIPER Comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray May 14th!

American Sniper, the 2014 biographical war drama directed by Academy Award Winning Director Clint Eastwood and starring Academy Award nominee Bradley Coopers as will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on May 14. American Sniper will be available to purchase on May 14 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.

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The Book of Clarence (Blu-ray Review)

Biblical stories were once all the rage in cinema. Grand scale, huge scope and sweeping storytelling kept people coming to the theaters in droves once upon a time. Then, suddenly, there was a very serious drought in the genre.  All the stories had been done, and the ones people came up with, especially in recent times have been few and far between and often very disappointing.  The announcement of The Book of Clarencefollowed by an equally intriguing trailer led me to think it was the right time for a new spin on a once beloved genre. Read more about the vivid and fresh The Book of Clarence below and feel free to click the cover art at the end to get your copy on Blu-ray today!

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Amelie (Blu-ray Steelbook Review)

Amelie Blu-ray SteelbookBursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amélie is not like the other girls. When she grows up, she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amélie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people’s lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. But Amélie’s most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix, a lonely sex shop employee who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photo-booths. Amelie is now available on Blu-ray + Steelbook! Continue reading ‘Amelie (Blu-ray Steelbook Review)’

THE KARATE KID Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary In 4K UHD and Special Packaging on 6/19!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, Rocky) — that will leave you cheering! There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance, Best Supporting Actor, 1984), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. His training and these vital lessons will be called into play when an outmatched Daniel faces Johnny (William Zabka), the skilled leader of the Cobra Kai — a vicious gang of karate school bullies — in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley.

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From director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) comes the must-see thriller about a vicious street punk turned sexy, sophisticated and lethally dangerous assassin. Starring Anne Parillaud, Jeanne Moreau and Jean Reno, La Femme Nikita is “slick, stylish and tremendously entertaining” (The New York Times)! Rescued from death row by a top-secret agency, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is slowly transformed from a cop-killing junkie into a cold-blooded bombshell with a license to kill. But when she begins the deadliest mission of her career, only to fall for a man who knows nothing of her true identity, Nikita discovers that in the dark and ruthless world of espionage, the greatest casualty of all…is true love.


‘Lisa Frankenstein’ on Blu-ray April 9!

Lisa Frankenstein Blu-rayKathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse star in Focus Features’ 80’s inspired dark comedy, LISA FRANKENSTEIN, available to own as a Collector’s Edition with never-before-seen bonus content on Digital March 29, 2024, and on Blu-ray and DVD April 9, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The electrifying bonus material includes a hilarious gag reel, deleted scenes, and featurettes that give a behind-the-scenes look at Diablo Cody’s inspiration behind the film, Lisa’s relationship with Creature, plus a feature commentary by director Zelda Williams. Continue reading ‘‘Lisa Frankenstein’ on Blu-ray April 9!’

Wednesday: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

The Addams Family has always been a great source of creepy fun for TV and Film fans. The creepy, kooky, altogether ooky family has been able to transcend both media formats providing fun, somewhat scary, yet still family friendly thrills and laughs.  Wednesday certainly took the streaming crowd by storm when it debuted on Netflix in 2022. With Jenny Ortega in a star making embodiment of the titular character, how could you go wrong?! Icing on the cake, we now have a physical release of the show. Downside, it’s only a Blu-ray, but collectors can’t always be choosers. See more about Wednesday below and click the cover art at the end for a paid Amazon link to buy your own copy.

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‘Monolith’ on Blu-ray April 23!

Monolith Blu-ray

Directed by Matt Vesely (Overheater) and starring Lily Sullivan (Evil Dead Rise, I Met a Girl), the acclaimed sci-fi thriller MONOLITH debuts on Blu-ray April 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment. While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist (Sullivan) begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story. Bonus materials include a Behind-the-Scenes featurette and Writer, Producer and Director Audio Commentary. Continue reading ‘‘Monolith’ on Blu-ray April 23!’

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE Debuts on Digital 3/19/24 and 4K UHD Blu-Ray and Blu-ray May 28th!

Discover the story behind the icon whose music and message inspired millions when BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE arrives to buy or rent on Digital March 19,2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on May 28.

“A triumphant, electrifying masterpiece” (Dave Morales, Fox TV) that “will make you stand up and cheer” (Shawn Edwards, Fox TV), BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE explores the music you know and the legend you don’t through the inspiring and powerful story of how Bob Marley went from humble beginnings to spread his message of love and unity throughout the world.

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