For those who don’t think of Die Hard as a Christmas movie, here’s a little reminder from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment – who have just released The Die Hard – Christmas Edition on Blu-ray™ and Digital- it includes four exclusive Holiday cards. All five DIE HARD films are also newly available on 4K Digital.
If the new trailer doesn’t convince you, you’re a Grinch!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!].
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.