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Complete Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Series Comes To Home Video!

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Can a young prince be saved from demonic possession by a spear-wielding bodyguard from a distant land? Young Prince Chagum faces death for suspected demonic possession until Balsa, a spear-wielding bodyguard from Kanbal appears. She has taken a vow to save eight worthy souls and that vow has led her to Chagum – and the possibility of saving millions of people from a devastating drought, as well.

Confused? You won’t be after watching Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit – the fantasy-action-adventure anime series coming to DVD and Blu-Ray courtesy of VIZ Media on August 26th. Follow the jump for further details.

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Extended Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods Headed To Home Video!

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When the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes out on October 7th, it will contain both the theatrical release and an uncut version that is twenty minutes longer, plus over thirty minutes of extra features (Behind the Scenes: Battle of Voice Actors; The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: Unveiled; Textless Closing Song and the U.S. Trailer).

Follow the jump for more details and a link to pre-order.

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Is 40! Anniversary Blu-Ray September 9th!

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Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-Ray on September 9th. With its cast of comedy icons and Brooksian riffing on Mary Shelley’s classic tale come a host of bonus content and (dramatic pause!) a chance for forty fans to win a set photo autographed by (wait for it…) Mel Brooks!

For details on both the Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray and the Young Frankenstein Sweeps, follow the jump (it may be al-i-i-i-ve!).

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Batman Assault on Arkham. Yahtzee! One of the Best Films of 2014.

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While I’m a big fan of the DCU Animated films and even put last year’s amazing Dark Knight Returns film on my top 5 movie list for 2013, I have to say, I’m a little tired of DC Animation focusing on Batman and Superman. So I wasn’t particularly excited about their latest effort Batman Assault on Arkham. Boy was I wrong.

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Star Trek: The Compendium Collects J.J. Abrams’ Blockbusters In Ultimate Blu-Ray Set!

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J.J. Abrams’ hit Star Trek movies are getting a spiffy new Blu-Ray set, Star Trek: The Compendium, which collects both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness and the IMAX Star Trek Into Darkness along with Digital HD copies of both films and all their original bonus features (including the audio commentary for Star Trek Into Darkness) along with new bonus material unique to this collection: Star Trek Into Darkness Gag Reel; Fitting the future (a look at the film’s out-of-this-world costumes), and Property of Starfleet (sourcing and tracking the film’s myriad props).

Star Trek: The Compendium Four-Disc Blu-ray Set will be in stores on September 9th. For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

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James Clavell’s Shogun: Epic Mini-Series Gets First Blu-Ray Release!

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One of the best mini-series of all time is (finally) coming to Blu-Ray. James Clavell’s Shogun, directed by Jerry London, may have been the best thing Richard Chamberlain ever – and it introduced Japanese star Toshiro Mifune to his biggest American audience. The plot had Chamberlain’s John Blackthorne, and English navigator going from being shipwrecked off the coast of Japan to becoming part of warlord Toranaga’s efforts to become Shogun. The mini-series was notable for not employing subtitles, so viewers had to not only follow the complex plotlines, but figure out what was being said. Even with that couldn’t keep Shogun from becoming a ratings giant. The Blu-Ray set, due July 22nd, includes a series of featurettes under the heading The Making of Shogun, a series of Historical Perspective Featurettes and Select Scene Commentary by Jerry London. For more details, check out the press release following the jump. Continue reading

Blu-Ray Review: Serial Experiments: Lain–Influential Classic Holds Up Beautifully!

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Serial Experiments: Lain is an almost bewilderingly strange and wonderful 13-episode anime series that explored the possibilities of the web, and the interconnectedness of people, before that was a big thing (1998) – and clearly a forerunner to blockbuster films like The Matrix.

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Orphan Black: Season Two Video Release

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There are few TV shows that warrant an almost unanimous love both critically and from its audience. Orphan Black is one of those rare few. Anchored by terrific writing, a superb cast and a one-of-a-kind (or is it seven-of-a-kind) performance from its star, Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black has built up a fanatic following for its once-in-a-lifetime quality.

The series, just wrapping up its second season on BBC America (Saturdays, 9/8C), will be coming to home video, DVD and Blu-Ray, on July 15th – so, not a very long wait at all. One of the most anticipated (by me, at least) featurettes will be Making of the 4-Clone Scene and Extended Version. This one sequence encapsulates everything that is brilliant about Orphan Black, from concept to VFX. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Captain America Winter Soldier going Blu-ray

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Captain America Winter Solder is coming to Blu-ray, September 9th in several different variations including 3D, of course these days it’s all about streaming, so it’ll be available on your streaming service of choice – August 19th. Extras seem a bit slim – a couple of featurettes, director’s commentary track and a blooper reel. Sadly no announcements regarding a Marvel One Shot. Here’s the official press release.

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David Lynch & Mark Frost’s Complete Twin Peaks Comes To Blu-Ray!

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David Lynch and Mark Frost created a landmark in television history when they produced Twin Peaks. Moments of staggeringly real emotion in a world that the word surreal is inadequate to describe. The search for Laura Palmer’s murder opened us viewers up to the possibility that television could be a unique experience and laid the groundwork for the great serialized and/or surreal shows that followed – without Twin Peaks there is no X-Files, for example.

Now the entire Twin Peaks story – including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – is coming to Blu-ray. The set will feature upgraded picture and newly produced and archival special features – including nearly ninety minutes of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – all under the personal supervision of David Lynch. Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery will be in stores on July 29th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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