Taking inspiration from the late Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson – who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963 – HEAT was the culmination of years of research by Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, Heat is as incendiary as it was 20 years ago.
Now Heat is coming to Blu-ray and HD in the director’s definitive edition on May 9th.
Continue reading 20 Years On Heat Explodes Onto Blu-ray!
Ridley Scott’s Alien and Kingdom of Heaven are coming to Blu-Ray on October 7th.
Alien will get a special 35th Anniversary package with new extras – including a reprint of the original ALIEN comic book and
collectible art cards in memory of the late H.R. Giger – while Kingdom of Heaven Ultimate Edition will collect all three cuts of the film for the first time.
Follow the jump for further details.
Continue reading Alien 35th Anniversary and Kingdom of Heaven Blu-Rays Coming October 7th!
AMC’s The Killing debuted to rave reviews and hit us with four or five amazing episodes of television before seeming to wander off and devolve into self-indulgence for four episodes before roaring back with three amazing episodes to finish its first season. The season finale puzzled some, infuriated others and intriguing just as many. The extras on the first season DVD set go a long way toward explaining the series plan in a way that should win back the most frustrated and infuriated viewers – they’ve certainly got me anticipating season two.
Continue reading The Killing: The Complete First Season – Two Weeks In A Frustrating Murder Investigation!
Although I’m not a huge fan of live action TV shows in which the characters are all reprehensible beyond redemption [*cough* It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia *cough*], the morally repugnant characters of the FX cult hit Archer are funny beyond all reason. The Season Two DVD set is a real killer in that regard.
Continue reading DVD Review: Archer: The Complete Season Two Rocks! Plus Contest Winners Revealed!
Sterling Archer, the world’s most self-involved spy, has survived despite incredible odds – and his own many failings – to become television’s best-loved idiot [well, next to Homer Simpson]. The second season of his animated series, Archer, is coming to stores on DVD/Blu-ray on December 27th – but you have a chance to win a copy and avoid the post-Christmas shopping madness!
Following the jump, there is a list of five of the second season’s more memorable guest stars. After you check them out, email me [address after the jump as well] with the name of the hush-hush spy agency Archer works for – or pick out the guest star whose character is not the one pictured [we’re giving you a choice!] – for a shot a winning one of two copies of the Season Two DVD set we have to give away.
Continue reading Win A Copy Of Archer: The Complete Season Two!
X-Men: First Class is, for the most part, smart, focused and well thought out. While it deals primarily with the friendship between future enemies Charles Xavier [James McAvoy] and Erik Lensherr [Michael Fassbender] – better known as Professor X and Magneto – it also serves up an unnerving villain and a group of intriguing young mutants in a story that pays as much attention to character as effects.
The only real problem for the DVD release is that it is very light on bonus material
Continue reading X-Men First Class – First Class Movie; Third Class Features!
Rio, from director Carlos Saldanha [the Ice Age Trilogy], is a fun romp in Rio de Janeiro at Carnivale time. The DVD comes with a surprising bounty of extras [thanks for remembering the majority of us who haven’t gone high-def, Fox Home Entertainment!].
Continue reading Rio 2-Disc DVD Is Just Packed With Laughs; Extras!
Imagine, if you will, a version of the classic The Rockford Files where Jim Rockford is a cop instead of a private investigator – and he’s been transplanted from sunny California to equally the sunny but muggier Florida Everglades [the resort town of Palm Glade], in particular. The result might be a lot like A&E’s surprise hit, The Glades.
Continue reading DVD: The Glades: The Complete First Season – Charmingly Annoying Homicide Cop Meets Quirky, Humid Homicide!
USA Network’s White Collar has a fun premise: Jailed white collar supercrook helps FBI Agent catch other white collar crooks. Thus con man/forger Neal Caffrey is released from prison into the custody of the FBI [more accurately, Peter Burke, the FBI agent who caught him – twice] as long as he works with Burke to take down others of his ilk.
Continue reading DVD: White Collar: The Complete Season Two – White Collar Crime Equals Entertainment Gold!
And when I say unleashed, I mean unleashed! The nine-disc blu-ray Star Wars release will include so many extras that it’s hard to know where to begin, but as a fan of the audio commentary, I say let’s start with two commentaries for each film – one by George Lucas and a handful of select cast and crew; the other put together from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Then, in addition to previously seen features, each trilogy gets a disc of never before seen deleted scenes, extended scenes and much, much more – and the final disc includes three brand new documentaries.
For complete details, check out the full press release following the jump.
Continue reading Star Wars: The Complete Saga To Be Unleashed On Blu-ray On September 16!
Long after its theatrical run has ended, James Cameron’s Avatar is having an impact on world. The Earth Day Network and 17 Partner Organizations have exceeded global reforestation goals for the Avatar Home Tree Initiative – planting more a million trees, on six continents.
Details on this achievement – reached through the efforts of Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Avatar – and what it means, globally, follow the jump.
Continue reading Movie Has Lasting Impact On The Environment – Avatar Home Tree Initiative Plants One Million -Plus Trees Around The World!