April 17, 2014

The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD June 17th






Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just officially announced they will be bringing the blockbuster CG animated film The LEGO Movie to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-Disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17, 2014. The films includes the voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie and Nick Offerman. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video. Audio will be provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:





Burbank, CA, April 17, 2014 – Everything will be awesome when “The LEGO® Movie” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”), “The LEGO Movie” is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.

“The LEGO Movie” stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (“Oblivion”) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (“The Millers”) as the mysterious BatmanÔ, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) as the craggy, swaggering pirate Metal Beard, obsessed with revenge on Lord Business; Alison Brie (“Community”) as the sweet and loveable Unikitty and Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman.

From a story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, “The LEGO Movie” was produced by Dan Lin (“Justice League,” “Gangster Squad,”) and Roy Lee (“The Grudge”), with Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers, and John Powers Middleton as co-producer.

“The LEGO Movie” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*.

“The LEGO Movie” “Everything is Awesome Edition” Blu-ray Combo Pack is available for $59.98 and includes an exclusive LEGO Vitruvius minifigure, a bonus 3D movie, collectible 3D Emmet photo, exclusive bonus content, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet*.

Fans can also own “The LEGO Movie” in Digital HD same day via purchase from digital retailers.


***SYNOPSIS***



The original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* Dream Job: Meet The LEGO® Builders Exclusive to Everything is Awesome Edition
* Feature commentary
* Batman: A True Artist
* Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops
* Enter the Ninjago
* Bringing LEGO® to Life
* “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
* See it! Build it!
* Stories from the Story Team
* Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions
* Outtakes
* Additional Promotional Content
* Alleyway Test
* Deleted Scenes

April 16, 2014

3 Days To Kill on Digital HD May 13 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 20






20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be bringing the thrilling action film 3 Days To Kill to Blu-ray and DVD on May 20, 2014. You can also catch the action one week earlier on May 13, 2014 via Digital HD. The McG directed film stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Hailee Steinfeld. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by a DTS-HD Master 5.1 track. Below are the official details:





***SYNOPSIS***



“A stellar cast” (Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio), including Oscar® winner Kevin Costner*, Oscar® nominee Hailee Steinfeld** and Amber Heard, lead this “undeniably entertaining” (Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter) action-thriller. Costner plays a daring International spy with lethal skills and a hard-earned reputation for tackling the most dangerous missions imaginable. But when a seductive CIA operative (Heard) makes him an offer he can’t refuse, he’s forced to juggle his two toughest assignments yet: looking after his rebellious teenage daughter (Steinfeld), while hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist.

*Best Director - Dances With Wolves - 1990
**Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role - True Grit - 2010


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* Extended Cut (Blu-ray Exclusive)
* The Making of 3 Days To Kill (Blu-ray Exclusive)
* McG's Method (Blu-ray Exclusive)
* Covert Operation
* Theatrical Trailer

April 15, 2014

Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 2 on DVD June 17






20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be bringing the hit show Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 2 to DVD on June 17, 2014. The DVD will feature video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Below are the official details:





***SYNOPSIS***



While Scott struggles to find his place as an Alpha, he, Allison and Stiles begin to experience strange side effects as a result of re-igniting the power within Beacon Hills. They soon discover that the answer to their problems may be found in a new student named Kira, a girl with remarkable powers of her own.


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* Following the Pack: The Fans of Teen Wolf – Over 8 minutes of special footage for the diehard, Teen Wolf Fan directly from the Supernatural Fan Expo with cast interviews, exclusive party coverage and more.

As an added incentive, consumers who purchase the Season 3 Part 2 DVD will enjoy a gift with purchase Fan Art Collection booklet, which includes 19 illustrious, fan-produced art pieces inspired by Teen Wolf characters and Season 3 Part 2 events. This booklet is available for a limited time only and includes a Forward by Creator and Executer, Producer, Jeff Davis.

April 8, 2014

Fargo (Remastered) Blu-ray Review






**SYNOPSIS**



The “middle of nowhere” has never looked better in this new edition, now remastered for the best high-definition picture yet! In this film Nominated for seven OSCARS®, * things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge (Frances McDormand) takes the case. Will she stop at nothing until she gets her man? You betcha.





**MOVIE REVIEW**



The Coen Brothers 1996 film is just as fun as it was the first time I saw it. The characters are so quirky and the tone so perfectly tuned that you can't help but have a smile on your face for most of film's 98 minutes. Frances McDormand's Marge is one of the best heroines to ever grace the screen. She has a charming way to question her suspects but is tough at the same time and never gives up. There is a new tv series coming to FX based on the film and if it is even half as good as this classic then viewers will be in for a treat. So if you're wondering if you should pick up this Blu-ray I say "Yeah". 9.5/10


**VIDEO QUALITY**



Fargo arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p transfer in the aspect ratio of 1.85:1 - I will start by saying I don't have the previous Blu-ray to compare this transfer to but will say this is a marked improvement over the DVD. Colors range from crisp whites to warm earthy tones. There's also some deep red sprays of blood thrown in. Skin tones have a natural appearance. Black levels were solid with good shadow delineation. The overall image is sharp and fine details such as the odd sweater patterns and textures as well as close ups looked great. There is fine layer of grain. No signs of digital noise or edge enhancement was noticed. 9/10


**AUDIO QUALITY**



Audio is provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. - A pleasing if not overly dynamic track. Surrounds are used sparingly so most of the presentation stays up front. Dialogue was crystal clear and the fun accents were easily understood. The LFE channel is a solid performer for the few more intense moments while adding some nice depth to the score by Carter Burwell. No audio anomalies were heard. 8.5/10


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* Feature Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins
* Minnesota Nice
* Trivia Track
* American Cinematographer Article
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailer
* TV Spot