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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The surprise box office hit of the summer, The Fault In Our Stars will be released in a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack on September 16th. The Fault in Our Stars: The Infinities Edition includes two versions of the film – the theatrical cut and an extended edition, with commentary tracks for both.
The Blu-Ray also includes six deleted scenes (with optional commentary); The Stars Align (Book to Screen); Promotional Featurettes: The Cast, The Making of The Fault in Our Stars, The Transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars, and a Photo Gallery.
The DVD release includes an Audio Commentary for the Theatrical Cut, the six Promotional Featurettes and the Photo Gallery. For more, check out the press release following the jump.
The Wonder Years has never been available on DVD before now. Star Vista Entertainment and Time Life have teamed up to produce The Wonder Years Complete Series – packaged in a Kennedy Junior High Locker and including bonus material galore: a Specially-Designed Yearbook, Two Notebooks containing detailed episode information; Custom Wonder Years Magnets; Over 15 Hours of Bonus Content – Including the First Cast Reunion in 16 Years; Outtakes; Extensive Interviews with Key Cast & Crew; Ten Newly-Produced Featurettes and More.
Plus, for the true Wonder Years addict, there are two more iterations of the set: The Wonder Years Experience which includes all of the above plus: a selection of limited-edition memorabilia created exclusively for this set: a Kennedy Junior High School tee shirt, tube socks, and a vintage gym bag; a Kennedy Junior High School pennant and commemorative patch, The Wonder Years collectible pins, and a newly-produced Wonder Years CD, featuring the theme song plus classics by Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and many others; and The Wonder Years Signature Edition which includes every item from the first two sets in a limited edition of 500 sets hand-signed by Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and other cast members, housed in a numbered locker and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
For more details, follow the jump.
Can an otaku vampire who is obsessed with the human world find love with a pretty girl who becomes a ghost? That’s one of the questions behind the anime Blood Lad – which can be seen on Neon Alley and Hulu for a limited time only.
VIZ Media has planned a Special Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack – and a standard DVD set – of the 10-episode supernatural comedy series for release on September 2nd. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
Season one of NBC’s newest drama hit, The Blacklist, will arrive on home video on August 12th. The series, in which Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington aids the FBI in tracking criminals so good they’ve remained completely undetected – but only if deals directly with Agent Elizabeth Keen, was a surprising hit, maintaining top ratings even when accompanied by lead-in The Voice.
The Blu-Ray release, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, will include ten new featurettes; 22 episodes of Beyond the Blacklist, and commentaries on three episodes – the Pilot, Anslo Garrick Pt. 1 and Berlin: Conclusion – with Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and Joe Carnahan. For details, follow the jump.
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
Thirty years ago, ‘Who you gonna call?’ became something of a buzzword thanks to Ivan Reitman’s horror-comedy, Ghostbusters. To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, Ghostbusters is getting a theatrical re-release in over 700 locations in Canada and the U.S for a limited engagement starting on August 29th – the beginning of the Labor Day Weekend.
Following its theatrical run, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II (25th Anniversary) will get Special Edition Blue-Ray sets – and there will be a special, Limited Edition (pictured above) that will include both Special Edition sets plus a Slimer figure. Both films have been remastered in 4K and the Blu-Ray sets will be made from those 4K sources. For details, check out the press release following the jump.