Man, talk about a fast turnaround. NBC’s recent production of Peter Pan Live! is coming to DVD/Home Video December 16th in a regular DVD version or collector’s set that includes the soundtrack. Both versions will include a the The Making of Peter Pan Live! documentary. Where the heck is the Blu-ray version? Click here for more information.
Ryan Ochoa was born on May 17, 1996 in San Diego, California, USA. The young star is best known for his hit Disney Show Pair of Kings (2010) and appearances on Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Now he’s staring in RL Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend. I recently did an email interview where we talked about his latest flick, social media and his favorite TV show. Good thing this was an email interview I could have talked his ear off over my new obsession – ABC Family’s The Fosters, which he said was his favorite show. I can totally see him as a love interest for Sophia or Marianna – get on that Ryan!
Steven Spielberg Oscar winning Schindler’s List celebrates its 20th anniversary with a brand new, spit polished restored print on Blu-ray and DVD. Is this the definitive edition to get.
This review going to be relatively quick. Last year seemed to be the year of the Fairytale. In the last 12 to 14 months we’ve had several major motion pictures based on Fairy tales, a bunch of new popular comics based on modernizing Grimm’s Fairy Tales and on TV we have Once Upon A Time on ABC and NBC’s entry – Grimm.
Season One hit Blu-ray last week in a really nice package but it loses a couple of grade points because of its incredibly stupid use of Ultraviolet digital copy – a service that is garbage in it’s own right. This is why people pirate, because studios constantly find ways to screw customers and make things harder than necessary.
A few months ago I told you one of the most beloved movies of all time, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is coming finally coming to Blu-ray. Today, we got a lot more detail on this release. It’s going to feature a shiny new restoration where Spielberg is putting the Guns back in! A truckload of extras and it’s all coming to you October 9th! The fall is shaping up to be a very expensive few months of Blu-rays – Jaws, Marvel Movie Collection, Bond 50th Anniversary Collection, Indiana Jones and now E.T. Blu-ray lovers have a great few months to look forward to. As much as I love streaming services like Netflix and OnDemand, there is no substitute for Blu-ray. Check out the full press release after the break.
To celebrate today’s release of Little Fockers on DVD and Blu-ray, the folks at Universal Home Video has given us a copy of the DVD to give away. If you want it, sign up for the EclipseMagazine Twitter Feed at twitter.com/eclipsemagazine. Send your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 7th. One winner will be selected at random. Official press release and trailer are after the break.
I’m not a big fan of the year end list or doing Holiday Guides, they are a lot of trouble to write and it’s always tough to come up with that “definitive” list. I say this every year, but do it anyway. Like this year’s movies, there wasn’t much on the Blu-ray front that tickled my fancy this year, so my list doesn’t have as much variety to it as it usually does. This list also doubles as my Top Blu-ray/DVD Picks of 2010.
I thought I’d start the show with my favorite movie of 2010, Kick-Ass is a movie that deserves some Oscar buzz, but won’t get any. I don’t know why this movie didn’t get much box office loving, it’s truly a masterpiece of carnage, destruction, and it’s genuinely funny. It’s worth getting for Chloe Moretz amazing performance as Hit Girl – if she doesn’t get some award consideration for best actress this year, there’s something wrong. Amazing movie. While the Blu-ray isn’t ground breaking, it includes enough features and a beautiful transfer that makes it worthy as my Best Blu-ray of 2010 pick. Buy Now.
I tell you, the folks at UHV kind of screwed me on this Blu-ray release. I hate it when you work with studios all year on the smaller stuff, but the minute they have a guaranteed hit, they decide to face palm you. Next year I may ban all coverage of big releases until we’re treated with a bit more respect. I went out and bought it today, how could I not? It’s Back To The Future! Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Huey Lewis, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Neil Canton reunited to celebrate at the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray & DVD party at on October 25, 2010 at Guastavino’s in New York. The evening included a Q&A with the cast and filmmakers, as well as an eight-foot DeLorean cake with red-hot flaming tracks by Chef Duff from “Ace of Cakes.” Check out the clips after the break.