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Eiichi Yamamoto’s lost animated masterpiece, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, on Blu-Ray & VOD July 12

One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, newly restored in 4k for this first-ever U.S. release.  BELLADONNA OF SADNESS follows the mad and sensual tale of Jeanne, an innocent young woman who makes a pact with the devil (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa’s RAN). Filled with explicit Egon Schiele-inspired eroticism, the […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (05/31/16) – Ending May on a low note

This week, it might sound like I’m repeating myself, but we have yet another one of the weaker collections of titles coming to Blu-Ray/DVD. It’s one more thoroughly unimpressive slate, and while it’s still not among the worst I’ve ever covered, or even especially coming close to it, it’s still incredibly mediocre and incapable of […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (05/24/16) – It may not be the ‘Finest’ Week

This week, we have another one of the weaker assortments of titles coming to Blu-Ray/DVD. It’s thoroughly unimpressive, and while it’s not actually the weakest I’ve ever covered, or even particularly close to it, it’s still uninspiring as all hell and that’s just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Today might be another crummy slate […]

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’10 CLOVERFIELD LANE’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack June 14th and Digital HD May 31st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Acclaimed producer J.J. Abrams and up-and-coming director Dan Trachtenberg deliver a new masterpiece that critics are calling “riveting, gripping and loaded with tension” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) when 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 14, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (05/03/16)

This week, we don’t exactly have a high quality slate of titles hitting Blu-Ray and DVD. In fact, it’s kind of a rough slate today, all things considered. Oddly enough though, the two main films of note are ones with top notch lead performances from Academy Award winners and come from directors sporting multiple nominations […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (04/19/16)

This week, one of last year’s awards season juggernauts comes to Blu-Ray/DVD, along with only a handful of other titles. I don’t really feel enthusiastic about any of the films hitting shelves today, but one does stand out above the rest, without question. There could be another movie or two worth giving a shot to, […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (04/26/16)

This week, we have one of the most highly regarded foreign films of last year leading the way for things coming to Blu-Ray/DVD. This particular title also happens to more or less be the only thing of real note coming out today, so it stands even taller by comparison. There’s a few curiosities hitting, as […]

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CONTEST: Win Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winner ‘The Revenant’ from 20th Century Fox

The internet waited (impatiently?) for Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win his long overdue Academy Award.  Their chance came in the form of Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” winner of three Oscars.  To celebrate its release on April 19, you have a chance to own the Oscar-winner on Blu-Ray or DVD.  It’s pretty simple. All you have […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (04/12/16)

This week, we have one of the sorrier assortments of titles coming to Blu-Ray/DVD. It could very well be the weakest I’ve ever covered, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. Today might be a crummy slate, but there’s still a column to be written, so we must press on. As such, I’m doing […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (04/05/16) – ‘Star Wars’ Awakens for the Home

This week, perhaps the biggest film, at least financially speaking, of all time hits Blu-Ray/DVD. Along with that behemoth, there’s a small assortment of other titles vying for your attention, though they really pale in comparison. That doesn’t mean that the other movies aren’t worthwhile in their own way, they’re just decidedly lesser all around. […]

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Own The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray and as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition on September 6th

Burbank, CA – The classic beloved animated tale “The Iron Giant” returns to home screens when “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” is released for the first time on Blu-ray on September 6.  Also available on September 6 will be an “Ultimate Collectors Edition.”  The 1999 film directed by Brad Bird (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Mission: Impossible – […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (03/29/16)

This week, one of the most interesting and singular films of 2015 comes to Blu-Ray/DVD, along with at least one other thing of note. Quantity wise, this is a smaller slate, though quality wise, it’s definitely saved by my top pick today. There’s a runner up title that I’ll be honoring as well, but it’s […]

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New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (03/22/16)

This week, a pair of highly successful franchises come to an end as part of the Blu-Ray/DVD slate. One has kept its run of quality going throughout, while one decidedly has not. Throw in an acclaimed independent film, along with a few other movies, and that’s the lineup hitting shelves today. It’s a relatively small […]