February 26, 2017

Fuller House: The Complete First Season DVD Review

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On Fuller House, eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, A Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own. She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full House, Walt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full House, The Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids.


Back in the early 90's I was a TGIF kid who religiously was plopped in front of the tv set to watch the infamous block of ABC comedies at that time. The most beloved and still watched all over the world in reruns was Full House. Skip to present day and we have Fuller House, a revival of the sitcom that was debuted on Netflix last year. While some of the original magic is gone from the original I did find the show does have quite a bit of heart and it's nice to see everyone back over the run of episodes, please note the Olsen twins do not appear though. I would recommend picking this one up to catch up with old friends from one of your favorite Friday night comedies. 8/10


Fuller House: The Complete First Season is presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. - Color reproduction was pretty much excellent. Vivid girly colors to comforting earth tones help colors pop. Fine details were good and the overall image was crisp and clear. Black levels exhibited solid depth . 9/10


Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. - Dialogue was crisp and clearly presented. Surrounds usage was used mostly for opening up music and the sitcom laugh track. I wasn't expecting much bass in these episodes but when engaged the LFE channel performs with precise and detailed bumps. No signs of hissing or pops. 8.5/10


While it would have been nice to have a nostalgic look back at the series or a behind-the-scenes in creating the new show, sadly no bonus features have been added.

The Bye Bye Man Unrated Blu-ray April 25th

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release The Bye Bye Man to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 25, 2017. The Blu-ray specs are set to be 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:

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People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what…but who? STX Entertainment (Bad Moms, The Boy) redefines horror with an-all new iconic villain in The Bye Bye Man, arriving on Digital HD on April 11, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 25, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Doug Smith (Ouija), Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens”), Cressida Bonas (“Doctor Thorne”), Jenna Kanell (“The Vampire Diaries”), Carrie Anne Moss (The Matrix), Faye Dunaway (The Thomas Crown Affair), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Glactica”), The Bye Bye Man introduces a psychological force of evil who grows in power every time you think of his name or say it out loud. Be the first to own the all-new unrated version with shocking never-before-seen footage, available on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD!

From the producer of Oculus and The Strangers comes The Bye Bye Man. When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control, making you see and do the most unspeakable acts committed by man. Is there a way to survive his possession? Starring Douglas Smith (Ouija) and Carrie Anne-Moss (The Matrix), see the chilling thriller that critics are calling “a paranormal thrill ride that will echo in your nightmares” (Elizabeth Rayne, Den Of Geek).

February 22, 2017

3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 2nd

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release 3:10 to Yuma to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 2, 2017. The 4K Blu-ray specs are set to be 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-X track for audio. Below are the official details:

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Saddle up for one of the most thrilling Westerns of the last decade when 3:10 to Yuma arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) May 2 from Lionsgate. From the directing and producing team behind Walk the Line, revisit the Oscar®-nominated feature in stunning Full HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to experience the Old West in a more vibrant presentation than ever before. With a star-studded cast, including Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, the 3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.


In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the “3:10 to Yuma,” a train that will take the killer to prison. During the grueling expedition, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. However, with Wade’s posse on their trail, the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man’s destiny.


* “Destination 3:10 to Yuma” Making-Of Documentary
* “Outlaws, Gangs, and Posses” Featurette
* “An Epic Explored” Featurette
* “3:10 to Score” Featurette
* “Sea to Shining Sea” Documentary
* “A Conversation with Elmore Leonard” Featurette
* “The Guns of Yuma” Featurette
* Deleted Scenes
* Audio Commentary with Director James Mangold
* Historical Timeline of the West (Blu-ray™ Only)
* Inside Yuma: An Exclusive Blu-ray Disc™ Interactive Experience

Ben Affleck's Live by Night on Blu-ray March 21st

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release Live by Night to Blu-ray and DVD on March 21, 2017. The Blu-ray specs are set to be 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a Dolby Atmos track. Below are the official details:

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Burbank, CA, February 16, 2017 – What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Witness the price of the American Dream when “Live By Night” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in “Live By Night.”

“Live By Night” features an all-star cast, including Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson (“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina (“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in the action-packed crime thriller. Affleck also wrote the screenplay, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane. The film is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, under the Appian Way banner; and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films. Serving as executive producers are Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane and Chay Carter.

“Live By Night” will be available on Blu-ray for $29.98 on March 21, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. Fans can also own “Live By Night” via purchase from digital retailers beginning March 7.

The Blu-ray disc of “Live By Night” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

In addition, the Ben Affleck Collection will also be available digitally on March 7 and on Blu-ray on March 21. The collection includes “Live By Night” along with 2010’s “The Town,” directed by Affleck and starring Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Blake Lively; 2012’s “Argo,” which won three Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing) and was directed by Affleck and starred Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman; and 2016’s “The Accountant” starring Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, and Jon Bernthal. The “Ben Affleck Collection” will be available on Blu-ray for $ 59.99. Fans can also own the “Ben Affleck Collection” via purchase from digital retailers beginning March 7.


What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.


* Angels with Dirty Faces: The Women of Live By Night
* The Men of Live By Night
* Live By Night’s Prolific Author
* In Close Up: Creating a Classic Car Chase
* Deleted Scenes
* Deleted Scenes Commentary
* Director’s Commentary