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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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TCM Originals Coming To Home Video!

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If, like me, you love movies and have always enjoyed Robert Osborne’s interviews with movie legends on TCM, this news is for you: Conversations with Robert Osborne will be the first home video release from TCM Originals. Conversations with Robert Osborne will include Osborne’s Private Screenings interviews with Liza Minelli and Alex Baldwin, as well as three installments from Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival: interviews with Luise Rainer (first woman to win back-to-back winner Best Actress Oscars), Kim Novakl and Eva Marie Saint. Also included is a speical essay for the set by journalist/TCM contributor Roger Fristoe.

Conversations with Robert Osborne will be released on April 7th. Pre-orders are being taken now. Check out the press release after the jump for more details.

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Blu:Ray: An Adventure in Space and Time–The Birth of Doctor Who!

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One of the best parts of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations was the the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time which chronicled the creation of the series. Now, An Adventure in Space and Time is getting a very special Blu-Ray release in a 3-disc combo-pack (2 DVD/1 Blu-Ray) with the very first Doctor Who adventure, An Unearthly Child.

An Adventure in Space in Time special features include: The Making of the Adventure; Deleted Scenes; Reconstructions; and the William Hartnell: The Original featurette. Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child special features include: The Pitch of Fear by Mark Gatiss & Little Britain’s David Walliams and more from An Uneartly Child’s original release. For more details, follow the jump. An Adventure in Space and Time will materialize in stores on May 27th.

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