Category Archives: Blu-ray & DVD

December 12

Win Game of Thrones Season 7 on Blu-ray

The seventh season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today. The fine folks at HBO Home Entertainment have provided us with a Blu-ray copy of the acclaimed season to give to one lucky reader! In Season 7, Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, […]

November 28

New on Blu-ray: Misery

“I’m your number one fan!” To this day that line still gives me chills. I guess that is one of the enduring charms of Misery, it is a thriller that manages to make you uneasy despite its lack of gore. The premise is grounded in just enough reality to be identifiable. Frankly the film feels […]

November 15

New on Blu-ray: In this Corner of the World

It is common for films recounting the turbulent nature of World War II, especially the bombing of Hiroshima, to focus on the devastation. The horrors of war is something that audiences still find disturbing and fascinating with equal measure. This is why Sunao Katabuchi’s In this Corner of the World is such an intriguing work. […]

October 17

New on DVD: Lady Macbeth

In the Behind the Scenes of Lady Macbeth feature on the Lady Macbeth DVD, which arrives today courtesy of D Films, director William Oldroyd remarks that he was taken by the idea of a woman defending herself via whatever length that might entail. It is this mixture of perseverance and ruthlessness that makes Oldroyd’s film […]

October 17

New on Blu-ray: The Films of Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli has been responsible for some of the most iconic animated films in cinema history. Their films have captured the imagination of fans of all ages, while tackling themes on the environment, isolation, and issues related to coming of age just to name a few. Today, and throughout the fall, Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, […]

October 03

New on Blu-ray: The Wizard of Lies

Bernard “Bernie” Madoff defrauded thousands of people out of an estimated 65 billion dollars in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. Instead of simply focusing on the rise and fall of Madoff, director Barry Levinson’s The Wizard of Lies takes a Shakespearian tragedy approach to the impact that Madoff’s actions had on […]

October 01

Win The Wizard of Lies on Blu-ray!

The HBO Original Film The Wizard of Lies arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday October 3, 2017. The fine folks at HBO Home Entertainment have provided us with two Blu-ray copies to giveaway to two lucky readers! Starring two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff and three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer as […]

August 29

New on Blu-ray: Baywatch

Debuting in 1989, Baywatch defied expectations and went on to become one of the most watched television shows in the world. The idea of lifeguards routinely solving crimes and dealing with the forces of nature seemed far-fetched at the time, and still does today, but there was a perfect blend of interpersonal relationships and spectacle […]

July 28

Win Big Little Lies on DVD!

The HBO hit limited series Big Little Lies arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1, 2017. The fine folks at HBO Home Entertainment have provided us with a DVD copy of the acclaimed series to give to one lucky reader! Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club; Wild; Demolition), Big Little Lies is based […]

July 25

New on Blu-Ray: Ghost in the Shell

In the works for nearly a decade, it has been a turbulent journey to the big screen for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Based on the popular Japanese manga book, which has spawned several animated movies, video games and a television series, Rupert Sanders’ film received major backlash when it was first […]

April 04

New on Blu-ray: Office Christmas Party

Observing the extended edition of Office Christmas Party feels much like attending a raucous drunken frat party. There are moments of fun, things get ridiculously out of hand, and you most likely will not remember most of it in the morning. Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack today courtesy of Paramount Home […]

March 28

New on Blu-ray: Silence

For close to thirty years Martin Scorsese has wanted to bring his passion project, Silence, to the big screen. After years of working on the script, and getting comfortable enough with his own spiritually, he has as succeeded in crafting a gorgeous meditation on the complexities of faith. Arriving on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo […]

March 14

New on Blu-ray: Fences

Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Viola Davis’s win for Best Supporting Actress, Denzel Washington’s directorial effort Fence arrives on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo today courtesy of Paramount Home Media Distribution. Adapted from August Wilson’s renowned play of the same name, the film is an intimate look at a family unraveling at the hands […]

February 28

New on Blu-ray: Allied

By all accounts, Allied had all the makings of a great film. A grand wartime romance, featuring two luminous stars in the lead roles, it is easy to get swept up in the old Hollywood feel that the film evokes. Therein lies the problem. The film tries so hard to mimic the glamorous look and […]

February 14

New on Blu-ray: Arrival

Just in time for your Academy Awards catch up, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival arrives on 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo packs today courtesy of Paramount Home Media Distribution. A science fiction tale that explores language and time, Villenueve’s Academy Award nominated film questions whether one would make the same choices in life if the outcome […]

January 17

New on Blu-ray: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher does not go looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. If you have ever read one of Lee Child’s novels starring his iconic Jack Reacher character, then it is easy to understand why Tom Cruise would want to portray the character onscreen. A former military officer turned drifter, Reacher leads […]

November 01

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Star Trek Beyond

Three years into their five-year mandate, the crew of the USS Enterprise has found themselves in a comfortable rhythm. One where the daily job no longer offers the thrills and sense of discovery that it once did. The routine and uneventful nature of the work has taken a toll on members of the crew, but […]

October 26

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Independence Day: Resurgence

The tag line for Independence Day: Resurgence boasts that “we had twenty years to prepare…so did they,” though one cannot help but wonder what exactly that preparation time was spent on? If you are like myself, and missed the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster when it stormed its way into theatres this past summer, then […]

October 06

New on Blu-ray & DVD: Swiss Army Man

Hundreds of films get released each year, but few are as original, daring or joyous as Swiss Army Man. Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, better known as Daniels, have constructed a debut film with such a singular and astonishing vision that they could care less what the masses think. Arriving on glorious Blu-ray and […]

September 28

New on Blu-ray & DVD: The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn’s visually hypnotic The Neon Demon is easily one of the year’s most polarizing films. A dark psychological horror that oozes style in every frame, the film’s observation of our societal obsession with female beauty left some viewers cold. Make no mistake though, The Neon Demon is a gem of a film that […]