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Rosemary’s Baby is due in August
John Badham’s Dracula makes it to Blu-Ray
Rosemary’s Baby arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD
The Amazing Spiderman 2 swings to Blu-Ray in August
The People Under the Stairs makes its Blu-Ray debut
Join the Ghostbusters celebration in August and September
Once Upon A Time In America gets Extended Director’s Cut
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is slated for September release
Arnold smacks down bad guys in Sabotage
Disney readies Sleeping Beauty for high definition release
How To Train Your Dragon gets a Special Edition
Sony brings all of the The Boondocks to DVD
August brings Elvis to Blu-Ray
The LEGO Movie arrives in June
The Walking Dead: Season 4 will arrive in August already!
Paramount slings Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit your way
Entertainment One brings us Broadchurch
Warner Bros is bringing Her to your screen
Godzilla Double-Features are coming to Blu-Ray
Sleepaway Camp comes to high definition

8/15/2014 12:45:21 PM, by Guido Henkel

Warner announces Edge of Tomorrow

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just announced the upcoming release of Edge of Tomorrow, the science fiction thriller starring Tom Cruise.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.  Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The DVD version will feature the movie along with the Featurettes “Weapons Of The Future” and ”Creatures Not Of This World”.
The Blu-Ray version, arriving as a Blu-Ray 3D combo pack and a Blu-Ray combo pack, will feature a high definition version of the movie along with a selection of Deleted Scenes and the Featurettes “Operation Downfall - Adrenaline Cut,” “Storming The Beach,” “Weapons Of The Future,” “Creatures Not Of This World” and ”On The Edge With Doug Liman”.
“Edge of Tomorrow” will be in stores on October 7. You can own the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95 and the Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, while the DVD version can be yours for $28.98.

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8/15/2014 12:34:40 PM, by Guido Henkel

Scream Factory unveils The Vincent Price Collection II

This morning, Scream Factory has unveiled details about the upcoming 4-disc Blu-Ray version of The Vincent Price Collection Volume II, scheduled for release just in time for Halloween.
This collector’s set will include seven Vincent Price movies, presenting them on Blu-Ray for the first time ever, each included with exciting bonus materials, many of which are brand new.
The House on Haunted Hill will include a new Audio Commentary with author/historian Steve Haberman, the movie’s Theatrical Trailer, a Still Gallery, the Featurettes ”Vincent Price: Renaissance Man,” “The Art of Fear” and “Working with Vincent Price”.
The Return of the Fly will feature a new Commentary Track with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle, the movie’s Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot as well as a Still Gallery.
The Comedy of Terrors comes complete with an Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price, as well as the Featurette “Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Comedy of Terrors”, along with the Theatrical Trailer and a Still Gallery.
The Raven also features an Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price and comes with a new Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman, the Featurettes “Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Raven” and ”Corman’s Comedy of Poe”. Also included is a Promotional Record, the movie’s Theatrical Trailer and a Still Gallery.
The Last Man on Earth features a new Commentary Track with film historian David Del Valle and author Derek Botelho, the Featurette “Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Last Man on Earth” and a Still Gallery.
The Tomb of Ligeia includes an Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price as well as a Commentary Track by producer/director Roger Corman. Further, the release will include a new Audio Commentary with Elizabeth Shepherd, moderated by Roy Frumkes, and another newly recorded Audio Commentary with film historian Constantine Nasr. The film is further complemented by the Theatrical Trailer and a Still Gallery.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again will come complete with the film’s Theatrical Trailer and a Still Gallery.
The Vincent Price Collection Volume II also includes a also includes a 32-page Collector’s Book, featuring an essay by author and film historian David Del Valle. It has been scheduled for release on October 21 for $79.97.

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7/29/2014 11:24:53 AM, by Guido Henkel

Firestorm blazes to Blu-Ray and DVD in September

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the Hong Kong action film Firestorm, scheduling it for Blu-Ray and DVD release in September.
A storm is heading toward the city of Hong Kong, threatening the lives of everyone in its path. As citizens scramble for cover, a crew of seasoned criminals stage a series of armored car heists in broad daylight, showing no mercy to anyone who gets in their way.  Hardboiled police inspector Cao Nam (Andy Lau) has had enough.  He vows to take back his city, but quickly learns that regular police tactics are no match for the thieves’ unmerciful brutality. The more Nam pursues them, the more unhinged he becomes - and the savage confrontation brewing in the streets may leave an aftermath even more horrifying than the devastating effects of nature itself.
As a supplement, the release will contain an extensive multi-part “The Making of Firestorm” Featurette, which includes segments on Andy Lau, Yao Chen, Lam Ka Tung, The Criminals, Action Choreography, Action Scenes, Visual and Special Effects and the Crossfire Scene.
The release will also contain the movie’s Trailer.
“Firestorm” is scheduled for release on September 23 and can be yours to own for $29.98 on Blu-Ray Disc or $24.98 on DVD.

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7/28/2014 11:38:22 AM, by Guido Henkel

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. report for duty this fall

Marvel and ABC Home Entertainment have scheduled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in September.
In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. An extraordinary landscape of wonders has been revealed! In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye. Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe: Who is "The Clairvoyant”? What is Hydra’s sinister master plan; what dark secret lies behind Skye’s puzzling origins, and most importantly of all, who can be trusted?
Aside from all 22 episodes that make up the show’s first season, the release will also include a solid number of bonus features, spearheaded by Journey Into S.D.C.C., which allows you to hop on the bus and share the thrill of a lifetime as the series makes its first ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast is welcomed with open arms by a sea of enthusiastic fans.
The release also contains the TV Special “Marvel Studios:  Assembling A Universe”, as well as 5 Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports, giving you exclusive access to the show’s classified sets for the making of some of your favorite episodes, “The Malibu Jump,” “The Bridge,” “Asgardian Bar Fight,” “Classified” and “Cello Duet”.
Next up on the release are VFX Breakdowns, allowing you to explore the layers of effects in sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version. The release is rounded out by Audio Commentaries with Filmmakers & Cast, a Gag Reel and a selection of Deleted Scenes.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete first Season” will arrive on September 9. To make the wait a little shorter and, perhaps, more tolerable, here we have an entertaining Gag Reel Clip for you from the bonus materials.

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7/25/2014 11:39:37 AM, by Guido Henkel

Penny Dreadful will shock home video in October

Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have just announced the first season of the gothic TV series Penny Dreadful to hit Blu-Ray Disc and DVD this fall, as announced during the “Penny Dreadful” panel at Comic-Con yesterday.
“Penny Dreadful” is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping television series that completely reinvents literature's most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul - even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
The release will feature the first eight episodes of the series as a three-disc collection, complete with a number of bonus materials, such as the Featurettes “What is a Penny Dreadful?,” “Literary Roots,” “Coming Together,” “The Artisans Pt. 1,” “The Artisans Pt. 2,” “The Grand Guignol,” “Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times,” “British Exploration & The Search for the Nile” and ”The Science of Medicine”.
  The release will also give you a look at the TV show Ray Donovan, offering up the first two episodes from the show’s first season.
“Penny Dreadful” will be available in stores on October 7 for $48.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $42.99 on DVD.

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7/22/2014 12:09:20 PM, by Guido Henkel

Here are full details for the upcoming Halloween Complete Collection

In a collaboration that gives them access to all films in the franchise, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory have announced a 15-disc Blu-Ray Collection that will contain all Halloween films in a single box set.
Aside from the films, Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II the release will be packed with bonus materials, much of it completely new.
The set boasts 7 brand new Featurettes, 3 brand new Commentaries, 4 brand new Interviews and new Transfers and Audio Specs on selected titles.
John Carpenter’s Halloween, for example, will contains a transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey, as well as a New Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle. But there’s more, you will also find a Commentary Track with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis on the release, as well as the Featurettes “The Night She Came Home,” “On Location: 25 Years Later” as well as TV Version Footage, Television Spots, Theatrical Trailer and TV and Radio Spots.
In addition, one disc, featuring the Deluxe Edition of “Halloween” will also contain an Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill, along with the Featurette ”Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest” and Theatrical Trailer and TV and Radio Spots.
Halloween II will also be included in two versions in the set, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, as well as the TV Cut. The film will be accompanied by a Commentary Track with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi, an Audio Commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock, Deleted Scenes and an Alternate Ending, as well as the Featurettes “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II”, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and others.
In “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II”, host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film. Also included to support the movie are Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots and a Still Gallery.
Halloween III: Season of The Witch will come with an Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace, the Featurette ”Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, and Dean Cundey, “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds”, which is revisiting the original shooting locations. Also included are a Still Gallery, Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers will feature an Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris, and a Commentary Track with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm, along with the Theatrical Trailer.
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers offers up an Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman, and a Commentary Track with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman, as well as the Featurettes”Halloween 5: On The Set” and ”Halloween 5: Original Promo”, along with the Theatrical Trailer.
Things get interesting again with Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which will be presented in its Theatrical Cut, complete with Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots and a Still Gallery. In addition, the film will be presented in the Producer’s Cut with countless new bonus features. As such, look for a new Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth, the new Featurette “Jamie’s Story”, featuring an Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris, as well as “The Cursed ‘Curse’”, a new Interview with Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman.
“Acting Scared“ is a new Featurette taking a look at the film’s cast with actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy. “The Shape Of Things” is a new Featurette to examine the Michael Myers murders and mayhem with Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers).
But there’s more. The new featurette “Haddonfield’s Horrors” introduces you to the sights of “Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers” with Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway.
A new Interview with Composer Alan Howarth, called “Full Circle” is also included, as well as a new Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance, Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Alternate And Deleted Scenes and the Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later comes in its original 2.35:! widescreen aspect ratio for the first itme, and will also feature a new Commentary Track with Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark.
“The Making of Halloween H20” is a new Featurette featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada. also included on the disc are Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage and the movie’s Theatrical Trailer.
The 2002 Halloween: Resurrection will be complemented by an Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti, and will also include Alternate Endings, Deleted Scenes, the “Head Cam” Featurette, Storyboard Analysis, Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen, Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis, Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Theatrical Trailer and Home Video TV Spots.
Rob Zombie’s Halloween will feature the Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie as well as Deleted Scenes, Alternate Ending, Bloopers and the Featurettes ”The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”, “Re-Imagining Halloween,” “Meet The Cast,” “Casting Sessions” as well as the Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test and the Theatrical Trailer.
The 4.5 hour Documentary “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween” will also be included in the Deluxe Edition of the set.
Finally, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 will arrive with a Commentary Track With Writer/Director Rob Zombie, along with Deleted And Alternate Scenes, Audition Footage, Make-Up Test Footage, a Blooper Reel, Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos and Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines.
The Deluxe Edition will also contain another disc with bonus materials, such as John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version, in high definition, in which the TV Inserts are in Standard Definition, as well as an Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of “Halloween.”
It also includes a number of Featurettes, such as ”Halloween Unmasked 2000,” and the new Featurette ”The Making Of Halloween 4”, featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn.
Further you will find the new Featurette ”Inside Halloween 5” on the disc, featuring interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
Also look for an Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman about his work on “Halloween III”, along with Halloween III: Season Of The Witch Radio Spots and TV Spots for Halloween 4, Halloween5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2.
the disc will be rounded out by Photo Galleries for Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5.
That just about sums up this massive release. Look for it on September 23 for $169.99.

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7/21/2014 11:28:02 AM, by Guido Henkel

Godzilla stomps to your living room this fall

Warner Home Entertainment has just unveiled details about the upcoming release of their blockbuster Godzilla, hitting DVD and Blu-Ray Disc with full force in September.
In this gritty, realistic sci-fi action epic, Godzilla returns to its roots as one of the world's most recognized monsters. Directed by Gareth Edwards and featuring an all-star international cast, this spectacular adventure pits Godzilla against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The release will arrive in a variety of packages, such as a Blu-Ray 3D Combo version that also contains the Blu-Ray and DVD versions, a Blu-Ray Combo Pack with the DVD as an accompaniment, and as a 2-disc DVD version.
All versions will include the Multi-Part Documentary ”MONARCH: Declassified”, which will allow you to discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film. the information unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret. The documentary will consist of the parts ”Operation: Lucky Dragon,” “MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File” and ”The Godzilla Revelation”.
There will also be the Multi-Part Documentary ”The Legendary Godzilla” that will take you behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film. This documentary will cover ”Godzilla: Force of Nature,” “A Whole New Level Of Destruction,” “Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump” and ”Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s”.
In addition, all version will also include a Digital HD version of the film.
“Godzilla” will rise on home video on September 16 and you can own the Limited Edition MetalPak Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95 and the Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99. The DVD version will carry a $28.98 sticker price! Preorder your copy on Amazon now for a major discount!

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7/17/2014 11:57:49 AM, by Guido Henkel

Bates Motel is open for business in October

Universal Home Entertainment has just announced the upcoming release of Bates Motel: Season Two, scheduling DVD and Blu-Ray versions for October.
Bates Motel has vacancies and welcomes you for a second season, where in the aftermath of Miss Watson's murder, Norman's (Freddie Highmore) innocence is buried under blackouts, suspicious characters, and his strange behavior. Meanwhile, Norma (Vera Farmiga) faces dark truths of her own when family secrets begin to unravel and looming threats from local villains jeopardize Norma's stab at happiness. No matter where you turn – there's no escaping what bubbles beneath the surface in White Pine Bay.Experience every thrilling twist and turn with all 10 episodes, back-to-back and uninterrupted, from “Bates Motel Season Two.”
Aside from the show’s episodes, the 2-disc release will also include the Featurettes Bates Motel: After Hours – Season Two Premiere and Bates Motel: After Hours – Season Two Finale, as well as Origins of a Psycho: Inside Bates Motel.
Scheduled for release on October 7, you can own the show on DVD for $44.98 and on Blu-Ray Disc for $49.99.

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