July 27, 2015

The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review






**SYNOPSIS**



Based on the best selling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride will make you believe in true love. When Luke (Scott Eastwood) a former champion bull rider attempting a comeback, meets Sophia (Britt Robertson), a college student preparing for her dream job in New York, they embark on an extraordinary - yet uncertain - romantic journey. As conflicting paths test their budding relationship, Luke and Sophia make a fateful connection with Ira (Allen Alda), whose heartwarming memories of his own marriage inspire the young couple and change their lives forever.





**VIDEO QUALITY**



The Longest Ride arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p transfer in the aspect ratio of 2.40:1 - Colors and fleshtones have a natural appearance throughout, saturation was perfect balanced. Black levels were deep but not overly inky. There is a stylistic choice for flashback scenes to have a vintage look to them, while the modern part of the story exhibits excellent clarity and revealing fine details in pores, individual hairs and clothing textures. Thankfully this solid presentation has zero problems with artifacts to speak of. 8.5/10


**AUDIO QUALITY**



Audio is provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track. - While 7.1 channels is a bit overkill for a film in this genre the results are welcome. Dialogue was clearly presented front and center. Surrounds were quite immersive when Luke is in the competitive and dangerous world of bull riding. LFE performance was solid with added heft to the movements of the bulls and the lush score. 8.5/10


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr. and Oona Chaplin

* Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD, 19:13) - This collection of scenes includes an optional commentary track.

* A Writer’s Journey: A Day in the Life of Nicholas Sparks (HD, 4:44) - An all too brief look at the acclained writer's day.

* Beyond the Ride (HD, 4:14) - Cast and crew are interviewed to promote the film.

* Bringing it to Life (HD, 4:33) - Nicholas Sparks and Alan Alda join one another to discuss the film.

* Meet The Real Bull Riders (HD, 6:08) - An enjoyable look at the real men who risk their lives to entertain the crowds.

* Luke’s Bull Riding School (HD, 4:59) - Scott Eastwood is shown training so he can be as authentic a cowboy as he can be for the film.

* Theatrical Trailer (HD, 2:26)

* Gallery

July 24, 2015

Entourage The Movie Blu-ray September 29th






Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Entourage The Movie to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 29, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and at least a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track or better. Below are the official details:





Burbank, CA, July 23, 2015 – The boys are back! “Entourage The Movie” will arrive onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 29 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Entourage The Movie,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning HBO series, reunites the hit show’s original cast led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. The film will be available early on Digital HD starting on August 25.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Home Box Office, “Entourage The Movie” also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son Larsen and Travis McCredle. The returning cast from the series includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife, “Mrs. Ari;” Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Eric’s on-again/off-again love interest; Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as the ever-faithful Lloyd; and Constance Zimmer as Ari’s colleague Dana Gordon. Emily Ratajkowski and champion UFC fighter Ronda Rousey appear as themselves in the film.

“Entourage The Movie” creator Doug Ellin directed the feature film from his own screenplay. The film’s story is by Ellin & Rob Weiss based on characters created by Ellin. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Ellin produced the film alongside executive producer Wayne Carmona.


**SYNOPSIS**




Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood with hilarious antics.


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* The Gang - Still Rockin’ It
* Hollywood, Baby!
* The Making of Hyde
* Deleted Scenes
* Gag Reel
* Meet the Newest Member of Entourage
* Lucas Ellin is Jonah Gold


Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray September 15th






20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season to Blu-ray and DVD on September 15, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:





***SYNOPSIS***



Nothing is as it seems as the second exhilarating season of the witty, addictive series begins! After Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum. With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to permanently vanquish Moloch – and stop the apocalypse. Help arrives from a completely unexpected source, and the season ends with a shocking climax in this well-crafted show with plot twists, hair-raising chills and a truly unique take on American history!


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* A Salute to Sleepyheads
* Commentary on “Mama” by Nicole Beharie and Mark Goffman
* Commentary on “The Akeda” by Tom Mison and Mark Goffman
* Commentary on “Tempus Fugit” by Tom Mison and Mark Goffman
* Mysteries & Mythology: The Secrets of Season Two
* Monsters & Mayhem: The Creatures of Season Two
* Hollow History
* Deleted Scenes
* Gag reel

American Horror Story: Freak Show Blu-ray October 6th






20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing American Horror Story: Freak Show to Blu-ray and DVD on October 6, 2015. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Audio will be provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Below are the official details:





***SYNOPSIS***



Step inside “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the terrifyingly twisted reincarnation of TV’s most shockingly original series. Jessica Lange leads an extraordinary, award-winning cast that includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Michael Chiklis. Lange plays Elsa Mars, the proprietor of a troupe of human “curiosities” on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin (Paulson), a take-charge bearded lady (Bates), a vulnerable strongman (Chiklis) and his sultry, three-breasted wife (Bassett). But the strange emergence of a dark entity will savagely threaten the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.


**SPECIAL FEATURES**



* “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Extra-Ordinary Artists
* Two Heads Are Better Than One
* The Camp
* Freaklore: The Spectre of Edward Mordrake
* The Premiere