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ET’s Blu-ray Gets a Date!

ET Blu-ray

A few months ago I told you one of the most beloved movies of all time, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is coming finally coming to Blu-ray. Today, we got a lot more detail on this release. It’s going to feature a shiny new restoration where Spielberg is putting the Guns back in! A truckload of extras and it’s all coming to you October 9th! The fall is shaping up to be a very expensive few months of Blu-rays – Jaws, Marvel Movie Collection, Bond 50th Anniversary Collection, Indiana Jones and now E.T. Blu-ray lovers have a great few months to look forward to. As much as I love streaming services like Netflix and OnDemand, there is no substitute for Blu-ray. Check out the full press release after the break.

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Jaws Blu-ray Gets Detailed and Some Clips!

Jaws Blu-ray Review

JAWS  comes to Blu-ray  for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012 and  features an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound.  The film is one of 13 classic Universal films selected to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal’s ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration.  The extensive Blu-ray extras and a clip from the new transfer are after the jump

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John Carter comes to 3D Blu-ray and Michelle Likes It

John Carter 3D Blu-ray Review

I’m not sure why John Carter failed at the Box Office, I enjoyed the movie for what it was and thought it had the makings to be a pretty decent franchise. It is now available in a nice Blu-ray 3D Combo pack that includes the 3D, 2D and Digital Copy version of the film.

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War Horse Blu-ray – Michelle’s Take

War Horse Blu-ray Review

My War Horse journey is now complete. It started at the world premiere, then award season and now Joey the horse comes to Blu-ray in a 4 disc combo set.  This movie holds up remarkably well and gets better with each successive viewing. I can’t say that about most movies.

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The Darkest Hour is not a Bad on Blu-ray, Michelle’s Review!

Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review

How do you create an alien invasion movie on a minimal budget? Easy, make them invisible. That’s the basic premise behind Director Chris Gorak the Darkest Hour.  Is it me or is using camouflage shields cheating? I mean come on, if you are going to invade us, do it straight up.
The movie works well as a low budget, sci-fi survival story. There are some interesting ideas here that are executed fairly well. Emile Hirsch is one of those actors that I would like to see more of.  He was fantastic in the unfairly maligned, Speed Racer. He received great review for Into The Wild and Milk, he seemed hot,
then he just disappeared for awhile. He does a fine job in this as the optimistic go to guy for a ragtag group of survivors. Where this movie made its mistake is releasing it on the big screen first. It sets a different expectation level for what a sci-fi movie should be.

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DVD Review: The Muppets Wocka Wocka Value Pack Lives Up to its Name

The Muppets Wocka Wocka Blu-ray Review

Life’s a happy song whenever the Muppets are around. Studio executives should take note; this is the kind of product you get when you put a film in the hands of someone who has obvious passion for what they are doing. Jason Segel championed this movie for years and it’s clear that everyone involved has a love of all things muppets.

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IMMORTALS on Blu-ray and DVD

Epic battles come to life as the visually-striking film is released on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD this week.  IMMORTALS is the story of one brave warrior, touched by the gods, who must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant.  As usual, the Blu-Ray has more special features than the DVD, including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel.  In case you missed it, you can revisit the Eclipse review of  Immortals  here  before picking up your choice of disk, which hit the shelf March 6.

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Texas Killing Fields, A Nice Little Thriller, Michelle’s Review!

Texas Killing Fields Review

I know many people don’t like Sam Worthington and I’m one of them. Worthington is trying to prove that he’s not the one-dimensional actor that we all think he is. Lately he’s been doing some interesting off the radar projects like Man on A Ledge and now the serial killer mystery Texas Killing Fields.

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Santana: Live at Montreux 2011 coming Feb. 21st to DVD/Blu-Ray

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 marks the release date of Santana: Live at Montreux 2011 from Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD/Blu-Ray will be very entertaining to any Carlos Santana fan. More details from the press release after the jump:
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