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We’re closing out the week with a very quick post.  Just two things in fact…

First, I’ve finally completed my in-depth review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition on Blu-ray.  It includes 182 minutes of film (12 of which are new), 182 minutes of audio commentary, and 9 hours and 16 minutes of Appendices material.  That’s one spicy meatball.  And it’s worth digging into if you’re a fan of the film.  As I said yesterday, the footage added into the film doesn’t add up to much, but the documentaries are every bit as good as you’d expect.  If you’re a fan of these films and you enjoyed the previous Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions, don’t hesitate to make the purchase.  [Read on here…]

Afternoon, everyone.  We should have that review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition for you tomorrow.  However, the Cliff’s Notes version (for those of you wanting to know if you should buy it or not) is that the A/V quality is excellent, the extended footage doesn’t really add up to much (though there are a couple of nice character-enhancing moments), but the 9-hours worth of documentary material is terrific and well worth buying the disc for all by itself if you’re a Rings or Hobbit fan.  [Read on here…]

Okay, we’ve got a very quick release news update for you to today.  I’m only about halfway through The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended BD documentary features and I’ve about another 5 hours to go, so I need to get back to it if I’m ever going to get a review posted.

Meanwhile, here’s the latest title announcements…

The Cohen Film Collection is releasing The Vivien Leigh Collection on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/19, including 4 restored classic films – Fire Over England (1937), Dark Journey (1937), Storm in a Teacup (1937) and St. Martin’s Lane (1938).  SRP is $59.98 for Blu-ray and $49.98 for DVD.  [Read on here…]

All right, couple things today…

First, I’ve got that Blu-ray review I promised yesterday: My thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, coming in HD from Warner on 11/12.  I know this film divided movie geeks over the summer, but I have no uncertainty in my feelings for it.  I think it’s a great take on the mythos and a rare superhero film that I’m actually excited about.  And the Blu-ray’s not half bad either.  Do check it out.  [Read on here…]

All right, we’ve got a quick rundown of new release news for you this morning, and then I’ll be back tomorrow morning with a major new Blu-ray review for you.  First though, the news…

Sony has announced that Insidious: Chapter 2 will arrive on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/24 (SRP $40.99 and $30.99).  Extras will include 6 featurettes (Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes, Ghostly Transformation, Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Journal, The Haunting of Insidious 2, Work in Progress: On Set Q&A and Insidious: Spectral Sightings).  [Read on here…]

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