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Category Archives: Sci-Fi DVD/Blu-ray News
The web series premieres tomorrow. The Unrated DVD arrives February 19, 2013.
Just in time for its 30th anniversary, check out a new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”, generally considered the #1 sci-fi movie of all time. Or if it isn’t, it’s pretty damn close. Finding good copies of old movie trailers is a real bitch, even in today’s age of YouTube and whatnot, but fortunately for us, we won’t have that trouble with “Blade Runner” from now on. Warner Bros. is re-releasing the film on October 23, 2012 to commemorate it’s 30th Anniversary in a Collector’s Edition that will come with four discs. Take a gander at cover art and interior discs below. Special features will include: – Over 10 hours of bonus content – “Final Cut” feature on Blu-ray and DVD – Three additional feature versions on one disc, seamlessly branched – All new bonus content disc featuring the existing EC from the UCE plus – Photo Gallery with 1,000+ new images – “Dangerous Days” documentary – The Work… Continue Reading »
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” on TV looks like what it is — a sci-fi show from the ’80s. Mind you, there’s nothing wrong with that. I personally dig that about it. But from the looks of this Blu-ray release, due this July 24th, the geeks have really spruce up the joint, with a new remastered Blu-ray transfer and all manner of bells and whistles. Check out the trailer to get a taste. Welcome to the enterprise! Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to life with the brilliantly re-mastered first season in high-definition, available on Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 24. The new HD transfer with pristine before/after results boasts exclusive special features including never-before-seen archival footage, brand new interviews with key players, gag reel and more! Buy it on Blu-ray. But enough talk! Trailer ahoy:
I’m not the biggest fan of Alex Proyas’ “I, Robot”, and I’m pretty much a fan of most things Proyas does, from “The Crow” to “Dark City” to even a little known indie film called “Garage Days” that he did back in his native Australia. “Garage Days” isn’t sci-fi, but it’s pretty rad, I recommend you check it out anyway. But if you happen to be a fan of Proyas’ “I, Robot”, starring Will “Big Willy” Smith and Bridget “The Former Mrs. Tom Brady” Moynahan, then you’re in luck, because Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has plans to re-release the film on Blu-ray (a 2008 version is already floating out there). I’m guessing the new Blu-ray release will be, you know, new and such. But perhaps the big news is that geeks attending Comic Con this week will be able to order a groovy Special Limited Edition Collectibles version of the Blu-ray featuring an “I, Robot” head that, we’re told,… Continue Reading »
Well, it’s free. Why not dress up, grab a bike, and go out for a screening? Plus, it’s L.A. People are just naturally weirder in L.A. Last night (June 15, 2012), fans of Steven Spielberg’s iconic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial celebrated the film’s 30th Anniversary and upcoming release on Blu-ray at a free outdoor screening in conjunction with the LA Film Fest presented by Film Independent at FIGat7th in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition gathered dozens of bicyclists to pay homage to the famous film scene where Henry Thomas’ character Elliot rides his bike with E.T. by recreating that moment near the entrance of the event. 13-year-old Daniel Oakes led the charge with an E.T. plush in tow. Hundreds of fans also paid tribute to the film by donning commemorative red sweatshirts as they watched the screening. “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” lands on Blu-ray for the first time in October, 2012.
I guess you can expect to see every film eventually make their way to Blu-ray sooner or later. Unless, of course, another format shows up and makes Blu-ray obsolete, the way Blu-ray did to DVD. (DVDs are obsolete now, right?) Anyways, check out the box art and full specs for Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”, getting the Blu-ray treatment 30 years later In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends… Continue Reading »
Good God, has it been almost 25 years since “Star Trek: The Next Generation” debuted? Yup. And since then, we’ve head three — count’em, three — new “Star Trek” shows since. So you may be asking yourself — when will they finally release “Next Generation” on Blu-ray already? As it turns out, soon. Very soon. July 24, 2012, to be precise. Check out some details and a clip from the remastered pilot episode below. You’re only getting the first season for now, but that’s only because the task of remastering the original episodes are so monumental. (Remember, the show is over 25 years old.) To get the show converted for high def Blu-ray, every frame of the original camera negatives had to be rescanned, and each episode has been reconstructed using archived script and editors notes from 25 years ago. Wow. Now that’s work. Check out a clip from one of the episodes:
The apes rise and enslave our asses on DVD, Blu-ray, and for Download this December 13th, though curiously the International folks will get it first on December 7th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Cover art and specs for the flick below. James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”). What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the RISE OF THE… Continue Reading »
Love them or hate them (but apparently it’s more of the former), George Lucas has added a few more million to his bank account. And of course by “a few” we mean $84 million in just one week of Blu-ray sales for his just-released “Star Wars” saga on Blu-ray Here’s George crowing about it: Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that STAR WARS is the bestselling catalog Blu-ray Disc of all time with worldwide sales totaling one million units, including 515,000 units sold in North America in its first week alone. This represents $84 million in worldwide consumer spend including $38 million in North America – unprecedented for a nine-disc Blu-ray collection at a premium price. The thirteen-month campaign to launch the SAGA Blu-ray and engage consumers around the globe began in August 2010. From Darth Vader at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a first look at San Diego Comic Con, a first-of-its-kind partnership with… Continue Reading »
Them’s lots of “Star Wars”! Check out the full specs and cover art for the complete “Star Wars” saga on Blu-ray below. Man, them’s lots of “Star Wars”! Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars™ with your whole family – when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 12 internationally and on September 16 in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives. The comprehensive collection also features numerous deleted, extended and alternate scenes, new documentaries and a cross-section of the countless Star Wars spoofs that have… Continue Reading »
The kids love their “Smallville”, currently chugging along toward its series finale (who knew it would last ten seasons when it first started?) so they’ll probably be saving up some money to by this: Warner Home Video has put out the cover art and specs for their upcoming “Smallville: The Complete Season” DVD box set. (I guess they’re saving the Blu-ray release for a future date.) Check them out below. After 10 incredible seasons, Smallville: The Complete Series will arrive on DVD this fall. This ultimate collector’s set for the ultimate fan features over 192 hours of content – including all 218 episodes, over five hours of newly added special features such as an unaired, never-before-seen Superboy pilot from 1961, a 90-minute series retrospective with all new interviews, the 2010 final Comic-Con panel and more! In addition, exclusive printed materials include a Daily Planet newspaper, written by DC Comics, that highlights the important storylines developed during the 10-year run of… Continue Reading »
Check out the DVD and Blu-ray cover art and complete specs for Dreamworks’ sci-fi hit “I am Number Four”. Just in time for summer break comes the ultimate action-packed, thriller I AM NUMBER FOUR, on Blu-ray, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand May 24th. Starring sensation Dianna Agron (TV’s “Glee”) and heartthrobs Alex Pettyfer (Beastly) and Timothy Olyphant (TV’s “Justified”), I AM NUMBER FOUR will be available to own as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a 1-Disc Blu-ray, and/or 1-Disc DVD that comes packaged complete with never-before-seen bonus features, including deleted scenes, a special featurette, bloopers and more. From mega-producer Michael Bay (Transformers franchise) and the director of Disturbia, D.J. Caruso, I AM NUMBER FOUR takes viewers on a suspense-filled ride that keeps them on the edge of their seat as they follow the extraordinary story of a young man who is hiding his true identity to evade a deadly enemy that seeks to… Continue Reading »
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed with the Brothers Strause’s “Skyline”. It had its moments, but overall, I really expected more out of it. Oh well, maybe the sequel will be better? So what are the chances of a sequel? Not bad, actually. Made for $10 million (“low budget” in Hollywood terms), the film has grossed over $65 million worldwide, with $43 million of that coming from overseas. In my book, when your movie grosses six-times what you put into making it, that’s a hit. Or at least, a pretty good excuse to make a sequel. Until then, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the film on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on March 22, 2011. Cover art and specs below. It was supposed to be a simple birthday weekend in Southern California. But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source, a group of friends watch in terror… Continue Reading »
Regardless of how you feel about the “Star Wars” prequels, you gotta admit, getting your hands on all the “Star Wars” movies on Blu-ray is a must for any self-respecting sci-fi fan. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing the saga in three distinct sets sometime in September later this year. Until then, here are the three different sets you can get. Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films) Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III) Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI) STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more. Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be… Continue Reading »