July 1, 2015

Get Hard Blu-ray Review


When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison.

Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.


Get Hard arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p transfer in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 - The color palette is bright and well saturated. Skintones appear natural. Black levels were consistently deep and inky with excellent shadow delineation. The overall image is razor sharp and fine details in close-ups, clothing and and furniture textures, and on location scenes look fantastic. Outdoor scenes especially pop. I saw no signs of compression artifacts. 9/10


Audio is provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. - The funny dialogue is crisp and well defined. Surrounds were surprisingly active with some outlandish action scenes and also good environmental effects. Music cues from the mostly hip hop soundtrack provided plenty of deep bass. No cracks or pops to worry about. 9/10


* Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow (HD, 3:41)

* GET HARD Line-O-Ramas
- Swear-O-Rama (HD, 1:44
- Pickup-O-Rama (HD, 4:14
- Shiv-O-Rama (HD, 2:01)
- Cry A River-O-Rama (HD, 1:31)

* The Kevin Hart Workout (HD, 3:18)

* Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart (HD, 5:28)

* Ferrell Fighting (HD, 3:06)

* A Date with John Mayer (HD, 2:00

* Twerking 101 (HD, 1:15)

* Will Ferrell, Gangsta (HD, 1:45)

* Inmates: Out of Control (HD, 6:18)

* Bikers, Babes and Big Bangs (HD, 3:15)

* Gag Reel (HD, 3:05)

* Deleted Scenes (HD, 24:47)

June 26, 2015

Star Wars: Rebels Season One Blu-ray September 1st

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Walt Disney Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Star Wars: Rebels Season One to Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track at the very least. Below are the official details:


In the first groundbreaking season of Star Wars Rebels, young hero Ezra Bridger joins the clever but motley crew of the starship Ghost in their resistance against the Empire. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. Ezra and his new rebel friends - Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper - embark on daring adventures in their fight against oppression across the galaxy, receiving help from familiar heroes such as Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, and Jedi Master Yoda. Pursued relentlessly by the Imperials and a Jedi hunter called the Inquisitor, this tenacious ragtag band of rebels will find itself in the crosshairs of none other than Darth Vader when Season One closes in a shocking two-part finale.

Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), and the series features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. (I Know What You Did Last Summer) as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall (TV’s Young Justice) as Hera, Steve Blum (The Boxtrolls) as Zeb, Tiya Sircar (The Internship) as Sabine, Taylor Gray (TV’s Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures) as Ezra, David Oyelowo (Selma) as Agent Kallus, and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) as the Inquisitor.


* Rebels Infiltrates Star Wars Celebration (Exclusive to Blu-ray)
* Season One shorts: “The Machine in the Ghost,” “Art Attack,” “Entanglement,” “Property of Ezra Bridger”
* Rebels Recon: 14 behind-the-scenes featurettes
* Star Wars Rebels – The Ultimate Guide
* Star Wars Rebels Season Two – A Look Ahead

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Blu-ray October 20th

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 20, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:


Based on the Broadway musical based on the hit Christmas movie, Elf tells the story of Buddy the elf and his quest to reunite with the human father he never knew existed. While Buddy's sincerity and idealism are commonplace at the North Pole, these attributes are rejected in cynical New York City. But through song, dance, and relentless good cheer, Buddy rekindles the spirit of Christmas for the entire city.


* Bonus Episode - Elf-in' All The Way: Inside Buddy's Recording Sessions

The Water Diviner Blu-ray July 28th

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing The Water Diviner to Blu-ray and DVD on July 28, 2015. The film stars Russell Crowe. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:


Russell Crowe stars in “The Water Diviner” as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919 goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier and single mother; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdo─čan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth…and his own peace.


* The Making of The Water Diviner
* The Battle of Gallipoli