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…]
All right, our Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review for the day is Dr. Jahnke’s take on Anchor Bay’s new Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray! That’s also the Blu-ray title we’re giving away today over on the Jahnke’s Electric Theater page on Facebook, so be sure to head on over there for your chance to win (the giveaway is open from Noon to 3 PM Pacific)!
Also today, our own Joe Marchese has turned in a review of Kino Lorber’s new The Blue Angel on Blu-ray – a 1930 German classic from director Josef von Sternberg starring Marlene Dietrich. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
- Hell Plaza Oktoberfest
- Bluray Disc
- The Digital Bits
- Bill Hunt
- Adam Jahnke
- The Wolverine: Unleashed Extended Edition
- Zulu Dawn
- Joe Marchese
- Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition
- The Blue Angel
- Marlene Dietrich
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
- Tornado Chasers
- Reed Timmer
- Storm Chasers
- Dear Mr Watterson
- Calvin & Hobbes
- Mary Pickford
- Their First Misunderstanding
- New York ComicCon
- Second Screen Experience
- Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas
The big release news today is that Disney has just officially set The Lone Ranger for Blu-ray Combo and Digital release on 12/17. Extras will include a blooper reel, a deleted scene and 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes (totaling about 32 minutes – Riding the Rails of The Lone Ranger, Armies’ Western Road Trip and Becoming a Cowboy). You’ll find the final official cover artwork below.
PBS Distribution has announced an American Experience: War of the Worlds DVD release on 11/29, honoring the 75th anniversary of the original Orson Welles / Mercury Theater radio broadcast on 10/30. [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks! Let’s run down some today’s announcement news...
Lionsgate has officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Mad Men: Season Six on 11/5 (SRP $49.97 and $49.98). Extras will include 6 featurettes (Design of a Decade, Recreating an Era, Gay Power!, Gay Pride!, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out and Summer of Love Archives) and more TBA. Love the cover artwork – you can see it below.
Also CBS has announced that they’ll release Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Five on Blu-ray Disc on 11/19 (SRP $129.99). It will include all 26 episodes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, episode promos and all the previous DVD features, another multi-part documentary (Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and the In Conversation: The Klingons and What He Left Behind: The Roddenberry Legacy featurettes.
Also coming from CBS on 11/19 is Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification (SRP $28.28), which (as was the case with The Best of Both Worlds and Redemption) will feature the 2-part episode edited into a movie version along with a new exclusive documentary called From One Generation to the Next. You’ll find the cover art for both of these titles below as well. [...]
- Mad Man: Season Six
- Bluray Disc
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Five
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Unification
- Notting Hill
- Fright Night 2: New Blood Unrated
- New Girl: Season Two
- Clear History
- White Collar: Season Four
- Bones: Season Eight
- Cars 3D
- Nightbreed: Extended Director's Cut
- Clive Barker
- Shout! Factory
- Scream Factory
- Star Trek
It’s more than a grand redesign: Disney’s D23.com website now offers more content, archival and new, than ever before.
It’s 98% brand new, filled with countless articles and over three million images from the Disney library. D23 is user friendly, combining unearthed treasures and new materials. Jeffrey Epstein, Disney’s Manager of Marketing, said the idea for the change to D23 was to take what fans loved about the website and add much more to the experience.