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Maurice: Merchant Ivory’s Landmark Film Gets Classy Blu-ray Package!

Maurice (pronounced Morris) is a landmark film. Based on E.M. Forster’s novel, it is the first (or one of the first) film to depict a gay love story with a happy ending. It also clearly depicted the attitude toward homosexuals in the Edwardian era – and how courageous it would have been to be oneself in those days. If that was all Maurice did, that would be enough, but it’s also a very, very good film.

As part of the Chen Film Collection, Maurice gets a classy package with some excellent bonus material.

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First Eleven Seasons of South Coming to Blu-ray!

At long last you can see Kenny’s multiple deaths in high definition – Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing the first eleven seasons of South Park on Blu-ray.

As an added bonus, the Season 1 Blu-ray set will include uncensored episode commentary by series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, which was not available on the previously released DVD.

Seasons 1-5 arrive on November 21st – with Seasons 6-11 hitting shelves on December 19th.

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Cars 3 Races Into Home Video in October!

Lightning McQueen learns to move on in Disney*Pixar’s Cars 3.

In Cars 3, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers.

Cars 3 will be available on Digital HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on October 24th – and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7.

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Doctor Who: The Complete Tenth Series Materializes on Home Video in November!

Series/season ten of the rebooted Doctor Who found Peter Capaldi’s grumpy Scottish Doctor with the angry eyebrows ending his three-year run on Doctor Who – capping a series that mixed whimsy with horror with Doctor Twelve regenerating.

Doctor Who: The Complete Tenth Series will materialize on Blu-ray and DVD on November 7th – with over six hours hours of bonus content including the 2016 Christmas special The Return of Dr. Mysterio (and my personal favorite bonus category – audio commentaries!).

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Blu-ray Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Saving the Galaxy From Boredom, Again!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not as fresh and unexpected as Vol. 1 – how could it be?

Instead, Vol. 2 follows the Star Wars plan of taking the characters who came together in Vol. 1 and separating them into unexpected combinations to dig into who they are – while engaging in explosive hijinx and, yes, saving the galaxy (and probably the universe), again.

It’s a fun ride that almost equals the original for brashness, humor and wit – but with a bit more real drama. And yes, we do learn more about the characters – Star Lord in particular.

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Blu-ray Review: Baywatch Extended Cut – Still Swimming!

Maybe it was just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed it.

The question is, would I feel the same way about the movie without an audience, in my living room? The answer is yes.

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Rough Night – Rougher Morning Edition Coming To Home Video!

Rough Night – an R-rated comedy that fuses elements of Bridesmaids and A Weekend at Bernie’s – follows five best friends from college who reunite for a bachelorette party that goes horribly wrong.

Rough Night is available on Digital on Friday, August 25th – with the Rougher Morning Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on September 5th.

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars/Starship Troopers 20th Anniversary Edition On Digitial August 22nd!

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars and Starship Troopers 20th Anniversary Edition will be released on Digital on August 22nd – and on 4K UHD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19th.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars reunites Casper Van Dien’s Johnny Rico and Dina Meyer’s Dizzy Flores for the first time in twenty years in the all-new CG sequel.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Sails Onto Home Video On 4K Ultra HD™ In September!

Pirates of the Caribbean, the fifth film in the series, is coming to home video  on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3.

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The Godfather: Omerta Edition To Be Released for The Godfather’s 45th Anniversary!

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is considered to be one of the most influential films ever made.

To celebrate the film’s 45th Anniversary, Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing the entire trilogy on Blu-ray as The Godfather: Omerta Edition.

The four-disc set includes commentary by Coppola on all three films, a full disc of previously released in-depth special features, as well as exclusive new collectible Trivia Cards, Magnetic Poetry, an Anatomy of a Scene fold out and Quote Cards.

The Godfather: Omerta Edition will be in stores on November 7th.

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