The new Avengers Blu-Ray limited edition, 10-disc Marvel-Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection has quite a lot of goodies for fans, especially tons of deleted scenes that did not make it into the theatrical cut.
With the competition between the next Xbox (codenamed Durango) and the Playstation 4 heating up, it makes sense that we're all looking for just about any information we can get about the upcoming consoles. When VGLeaks uploaded some photos of the "Durango" XDK, IGN was quick to notice, and point out, some interesting information.
If you're wondering to get that special cinephile in your life for Valentine's Day, Amazon's got you covered. Their deal of the week is the "Bond 50" 22 film collection, on Blu-ray no less! It's 57% off the the msrp, clocking in at a very reasonable $129.99. The sale on this box set only lasts until Saturday, so grab it while you can!
If you're doing some last minute shopping for that animation fan in your life, Amazon has just the collection for you. Practically every single Ghibli movie is on sale through the 22nd. I'm talking everything from Porco Rosso to last year's Secret World of Arrietty; all around 50% off, Blu-rays as well as DVDs to boot. Check them out here, there's just one week left until Christmas, and even fewer days to pick up this bargain!
Prometheus sure left us with a lot of questions. The Blu-ray/DVD release promised to answer a few of those, but if this recently discovered easter egg is any indication, it's going to be raising a whole lot more. Aside from Alien, which Promtheus is a prequel to, Ridley Scott is probably best known for his genre defining Blade Runner. How much would it blow your mind to learn that Scott apparently imagines both of those films existing in the same universe? Does it feel a little hokey and forced? Sure. Does it also open the door to some awesome crossover opportunities? Absolutely.
When Prometheus came out, I know we weren't alone in being a little bit confused with some of the vaguer elements of the plot, especially in the last third or so. As we guessed, it turns out quite a bit was cut from the version that was ultimately sent to theaters, for reasons only Mr. Scott knows. Luckily though, a number of deleted scenes will be present on the Blu-ray release later this year, and at least one hints to an ending we never saw.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, Warner Home Video has gone the extra mile in making sure you never forget why you fell in love with the film in the first place. We all know Gone with the Wind is a classic of cinematic storytelling, so let's skip straight to the hard stuff. Were Warner's efforts to restore the picture and sound enough to warrant picking up the film in HD?
The Wizard of Oz is plain and simple, one of the greatest films ever made. It's a timeless story made even richer by the incredible artistry put into the visuals and music. If any film is deserving an HD restoration, The Wizard of Oz would be near the top of the list. But with so much riding on the HD transfer, can the Blu-ray ever hold up to the timeless image of the film we hold in our memories?
There isn't much to say about this legendary film that hasn't already been said before. If you had any desire to see, you've probably already had the chance. So instead of going into an extended synopsis and review of the film itself (in brief: Charles Foster Kane gets rich, gets sad, gets dead), I'd rather take this time to review what makes this release special, the fact that it's finally on Blu-ray!
Malcom X is a landmark film, perhaps Spike Lee's best. It's no wonder than that several versions of the film have been released to DVD, including a two-disc special edition back in 2005. Now however, the film is getting its due in HD, with a brand new "book" release, featuring a small companion art book. Is it worth the upgrade though? I'll outline the new features, and you can make the call.