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Transformers: Age of Extinction Hits Home Video Like a Dinobot!

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As befits a movie that has done over a billion dollars at the global box office, Paramount Home Media Distribution is giving Transformers: Age of Extinction an impressive home video release – at least on Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray.

The Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack is a three-disc set with over three hours of extras. Extras like: Bay On Action – an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s high-octane action sequences; the eight-part making of documentary, Evolution Within, Extinction and an Angry Birds Transformers trailer ‘where birds and pigs turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, creating havoc on Piggy Island’ – and that’s just for starters. (The 3D Blu-Ray contains all the same extras plus the film as seen in IMAX).

Transformers: Age of Extinction will be available in all physical formats on September 30th – and on Digital HD two weeks earlier, on September 16th. Follow the jump for a complete list of extras.

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Vampire Nerd Falls For Pretty Ghost Girl: Complete Blood Lad Anime Series Comes To Home Video!

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Vampire Nerd? Pretty girl ghost? Why not?

VIZ Media announces the home video release of Blood Lad – the story of Staz, an otaku vampire who falls for Fuyumi – a pretty girl who becomes a ghost. Even I, a jaded, not-quite-cynical critic find the premise unique and filled with potential.

Blood Lad will be in stores on Tuesday, September 2nd, in both a Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and a standard DVD set. For more, follow the jump.

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Revolution: The Complete Second and Final Season – Machiavellian Mayhem & Nanotechnology!

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While many (including me) were reveling in the bat$#! craziness of Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist, at least as many (again including me) missed out on the degree over directed insanity on the second season of Revolution, which bled a lot of viewers between seasons.

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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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