When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, most of the city’s vibrant music scene was relocated. Even Voodoo Fest, long a New Orleans tradition, was held in Memphis Tennessee the next year.
Filmmaker Robert Mugge (Last of the Mississippi Jukes) set out to track down the transplanted New Orleans musicians and,through fortuitous circumstances was able to film performances of artists like Dr. John, Cyril Neville, and more – at Voodo Fest and, eventually, back in New orleans.
The result is New Orleans Music In Exile – a film that ‘examines what Hurricane Katrina and breached levees did to the city’s music community.’
New Orleans Music In Exile comes to Blu-ray on November 18th. Pre-orders are being taken now. For details, read on.
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Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing a unique Twin Peaks Blu-ray set on September 20th. Twin Peaks: The Original Series; Fire Walk With Me, and The Missing Pieces includes the complete run of the original ABC television series; the prequel movie, Fire Walk With Me and almost ninety minutes of deleted scenes – The Missing Pieces – from the film.
Paramount Home Entertainment Canada has given Eclipse a copy of the 9-disc Blu-ray set for a contest/promo giveaway. Follow the jump for the rules.
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Season Four of Longmire found Sheriff Walt Longmire dealing with problems presented by the new casino on the Reservation and a missing deputy.
Walt Longmire: The Complete Fourth Season will be avaible on DVD on September 13th. Warner Archive will offer the fourth season set on Blu-ray and digital HD via online retailers – also beginning September 13th.
Follow the jump for details.
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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 re-introduces us to Usagi Tsukino, the awkward schoolgirl who is destined for greatness as Sailor Moon – guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal.
Her arrival comes as Tokyo is under threat by the forces of Queen Metalia – though Usagi won’t have to face them alone: other Sailor guardians are awakening, too.
Sailor Moon Crystal contains the first 14 episodes of the popular anime series and comes in three formats: Limited Edition Dlu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Standard DVD, and Standard Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Follow the jump for details.
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Can a zombie apocalypse facilitate romance – or is t a big buzz kill?
Deb, nerdy and endearingly awkward, wakes up in the apartment of Ryan, the hottest guy in Portland, Maine. Neither can remember how that happened, but when he attempts to get her home, they face a zombie apocalypse. Timing…
Night of the Living Deb is a ‘zomromcom’ that looks to fit in cozily next to Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies as one of those oddball B-movie bursts of inspiration that pop up from time to time and combine classic horror tropes with weird romance. Plus, Ray Wise.
Night of the Living Deb also comes from Dark Sky Films, so chances are it’s as gloriously goofy fun as the trailer suggests. MPI is releasing Night of the Living Dead on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on September 6th. Check out the aforementioned trailer after the break.
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Before he was H.P. Lovecraft, he was Howard Lovecraft – a kid with a great imagination and an even greater sense of curiosity.
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom – based on the Arcana graphic novel – is a mix of fantasy and actual events from Lovecraft’s life, featuring some of his best known creations (think Cthulu and Shoggoth, for example).
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom stars Jane Curtin, Ron Perlman and Ron Perlman and will be available on all home video formats (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, VOD and Redbox) on September 27th. Follow the jump for further details – and a thoroughly charming trailer.
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Bleach – the classic anime saga of Ichigo Kurosaki, the boy who can see ghosts and becomes a Substitute Soul Reaper – is now available on Blu-ray.
Bleach: Set 1 – featuring the first 27 episodes of the series – contains both subtitled original Japanese and English dubbed dialogue tracks. Follow the jump for details.
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The third season of The Blacklist is coming to home video (Blu-ray, DVD) on August 2nd.
Besides the death of Elizabeth Keen arc, the home video releases are notable for the uneven distribution of bonus material – only the Blu-ray gets episode commentaries, deleted and extended scenes and a pair of featurettes on the season’s stunts and villains.
Those of us still stuck in home video’s Bronze Age will have to settle for Outside the Box: Making The Blacklist Comic Book; All About Aram, and Red’s Gems: Favorite Lines from Season 3.
For more, follow the jump.
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Funimation has announced the acquisition of rights to Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s anime series Drifters for broadcast, VOD and home video.
Drifters will premiere in October on the company’s streaming service, FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada,U.K. and Ireland. For more, follow the jump.
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Carrie, the classic Brian DePalma horror film celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a brand new Blu-ray package from the fine folks at Shout factory. The new package is going to feature an upgraded 4K scan so the picture should look amazing. I can say this because I just picked up a new 4K TV today and a movie like Carrie should really shine with the deep black levels that 4K produces.
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Well, now we know. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice missed the mark because its heart was edited out before it hit the theaters.
Check out the short but informative trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition after the break. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition – on Digital HD on June 28th and Blu-Ray on July 19th.
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