May 4, 2016

The Martian Extended Cut Blu-ray June 7th

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Director Ridley Scott's blockbuster The Martian Extended Edition to Blu-ray 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 7, 2016. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track. Below are the official details:


The film that blew audiences away is back and bigger than ever with more than two hours special feature material that will give viewers even more reasons to “Bring Him Home.” Audience everywhere can journey back to Mars with the all-new extended cut of the 7-time Academy Award nominated space film The Martian coming to Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on June 7, 2016.

The extended edition includes an extended cut featuring 10 minutes of brand new footage not shown in theaters as well as more than two hours of behind-the-scenes content. Included in the new material is audio commentary by renowned director Ridley Scott, writer/executive producer Drew Goddard and author of the novel Andy Weir. There is also a documentary of the science behind recreating Mars for the film; interviews with NASA specialists and engineers; and a Q&A panel discussion about the planned journey to mars featuring commentary from NASA experts.

The Martian is one of the most talked about films of the year and has been named one of the best movies of the year by groups such as National Board of Review, which also awarded top honors to Ridley Scott for Best Direct


* Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Director), Drew Goddard (Writer, Exec Producer) and Andy Weir (Author of The Martian)
* Deleted Scenes
* The Long Way Home: Making the Martian
* Dare Mighty Things: NASA’s Journey to Mars
* Journey to Mars 101 Q&A

April 30, 2016

Sesame Street: Sing It, Elmo! DVD Review


There is something in the air on Sesame Street. Everyone is singing! Elmo and Rosita have planned a play date but keep missing each other. Will this story end on a sour note? Then, Elmo, Zoe, Grover and Rosita are members of a singing group called "The Cute and Furry Four." But what will happen when everyone but Elmo needs to leave? With over 2 full hours of Sesame Street, this video will be music to your little monster's ears.


The latest in the Sesame Street DVD collection is an educational and fun watching experience for the little ones while adults will find themselves enjoying the adorable character too. With Summer coming soon this is a great DVD to pop in on a rainy afternoon or for your child to watch on a hot afternoon, staying cool in the air conditioning.9/10


Bright, cheerful and well saturated colors will keep eyes fixed on the screen. Contrast was good. The overall image quality was sharp and detailed. Some minor noise in a few shots. 8/10


Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 2.0 track. - Elmo and the other characters voices were crisp and clear. Stereo separation was decent as was fidelity for the music. 8/10


* The Elmo Slide - Music Video

* Elmo's World: Singing - Bonus episode.

April 29, 2016

Eye In The Sky Blu-ray June 28th

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced they will release Eye in the Sky to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016. The Blu-ray specs are set to be 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track for audio. Below are the official details:


Directed by Academy Award® Winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender’s Game) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Complicit,” Five Minutes of Heaven), Eye in the Sky follows Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Using remote surveillance and on-the-ground intelligence, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture" to "kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of American and British government, over the moral, political and personal implications of modern military operations.


* “Perspective” Featurette - Actress Helen Mirren, Director Gavin Hood, and Producer Colin Firth explain how the film serves as a mechanism for discussion on the moral conflict surrounding drone warfare.

* “Morals” Featurette - There’s more at stake than meets the eye. Actress Helen Mirren, director Gavin Hood, and producer Colin Firth discuss the moral and ethical questions raised in the film.

April 28, 2016

Eddie The Eagle Blu-ray June 14th

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Eddie The Eagle to Blu-ray and DVD on June 14, 2016. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track. Below are the official details:


Taron Egerton co-stars alongside Academy Award Nominee Hugh Jackman in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.


* Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle Documentary
- All or Nothing: The Hero’s Heart
- An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary
- Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps

* Still Gallery