If you're a fan of outer space-themed entertainment, then you'll find plenty to love in this week's rundown of new releases in home video. First and foremost, we've got the J.J. Abrams reboot of the beloved Star Trek franchise, which came out in May of this year. Then, we've also got the complete series of the Sci-Fi (now SyFy) Channel's original show, Farscape, and hitting Blu-Ray for the first time is the somewhat "spoofy" comedy Galaxy Quest. If aliens and laser guns aren't your thing, however, there's also an ultimate edition of one of cinema's greats (Gone with the Wind), several other first-time releases, and a cheaper version of one of television's most influential shows in recent memory (The Sopranos). Check the full list to see what's worth picking up this week.
Last week, we announced the release of the big screen version of one of the Hasbro toy company's most beloved franchises, G.I. Joe; it's only fitting that this week we announce the release of the animated series' complete collection. And it's impressive. On top of that, we've got a couple of hot new releases as well, including Pixar's Up and the indie hit Ballast. Sci-fi fans will enjoy the high definition re-release of Logan's Run, while baseball fans will find literally hours upon hours of entertainment in the Official World Series Film Collection. To round out the rest of the list, we've got another animated series collection, a highly rated Michael Mann thriller, the "ultimate" cut of Watchmen, and a new edition of another Pixar classic, Monsters, Inc. Check the article for details on these new releases!
This week, the little movie that could: celebrated arthouse auteur Michael Bay overcomes funding difficulties and triumphs over the studio system with his moving, personal vision in 'Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen'. Plus, Harrison Ford gets back to playing old grouches in earnest political dramas, Jennifer Aniston gets stalked (go figure) and Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo play brothers of the non-'Bloom' variety.
This week, another Hasbro toy franchise's debut hits DVD, as well as a modern remake of a suspenseful thriller, a couple of classics, a doc on the food industry, a couple of perennial Christmas favorites, and a box set of arguably the greatest sports film franchise. Check out our list of recommendations and see if a few of them don't make it onto your shelves!
This week on home video, we've rounded up the usual new releases, but we've also got a lot of independent films that were critically acclaimed but sadly underseen. Then, we've got a reissue of a French classic, a collection of films from a legendary American director, and a couple of sci-fi crowd pleasers. If you're looking for good drama, you don't need huge budgets and larger-than-life stars, and if you need further proof, simply have a look at the highly rated indies on today's list, including Il Divo and Medicine for Melancholy. If that's not your bag, then you might be interested in either Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, or the 15th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition of Stargate. For the kids, we've got Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and for the horror fans, there's Fear(s) of the Dark and Night of the Creeps, both fun in their own ways. Check out the full list!
To celebrate the release of 'Star Trek' on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, we're giving you the chance to win one of five Star Trek prize packs -- which include the new film, all 10 previous films, a Scene It game and USB port.
This week, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride's bizarro comedy Land of the Lost arrives on DVD (surely bound for a possible cult following among stoners), as does Miley Cyrus' first big screen adventure as Disney songstress Hannah Montana. Plus, John Malkovich heads to South Africa for Disgrace and an Oscar-winning stop-motion animator cranks up the quirk for his feature debut Mary and Max -- starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in puppet form.
This week on home video, you'll be seeing a lot of shapeshifting robots engaged in epic battles with each other, as not only does Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hit store shelves, but also the all-encompassing Transformers 25th Anniversary "Matrix of Leadership" Edition. While the former was a poorly reviewed box-office smash hit, the latter is the source material (as in, every single episode of the Generation One series), often equally incomprehensible in plot, but somehow much more endearing. In addition, we've got a handful of indie dramas in Cheri, Beauty in Trouble, and the Criterion re-release of director Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, which comes packed with special features. Then we've got something for the kids, something for fans of mindless action films, and an American classic getting the hi-def treatment. Check out our picks and decide what you'll be snatching up this week.
This week sees Tom Hanks return to the role of author Dan Brown's most famous son, Robert Langdon, as the box-office hit Angels & Demons arrives on Blu-ray and DVD. While Langdon does battle with scheming Illuminati, ponderous popes and parachuting pontiffs, we celebrate with our list of the most angelic and devilish heroes of cinema...
This week on home video, we've got a couple of big winners (at least, in our book), a couple of overlooked films, some so-so new releases, and a couple of classic favorites getting the high definition treatment. For those of you who were hotly anticipating Sam Raimi's return to the horror genre, you'll be pleased to know that Drag Me to Hell is finally available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and fans of the sleeper hit animated series Futurama will positively geek out at the latest collection to hit shelves. Marvel loyalists will get a second chance to check out a few of their new animated films, and we'll put you onto a couple of good indie flicks that failed to get much exposure.
This week in home video, we had to wade through some slim pickings to give you a handful of rentals and video purchases worth your time. Having said that, we still managed to select a few gems here and there that many of you will be able to appreciate. There are several new releases coming out tomorrow, though most of them did not fare too well with critics (Year One, My Life in Ruins, Imagine That), and then we've got a couple of reissued classics (Snow White from the Disney vault and Miracle on 34th Street). There are a couple of docs, and a straight-to-DVD horror flick that might actually be worth a gander. In any case, take a look and see for yourself.
This week on home video, we've got a bunch of '09 films hitting DVD shelves (Monsters vs. Aliens, Away We Go, The Brothers Bloom, and more), as well as a couple of fantasy classics for those who grew up in the 80s (Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal) that are getting the high definition treatment for the first time. Then we've got one iconic film receiving a brand new anniversary edition (The Wizard of Oz) and a first-time complete collection of a movie-based cartoon series (The Real Ghostbusters). As usual, we've tried to bring a good variety to the list while still highlighting the brand new releases, so have a look and see if anything tickles your fancy.
Coming out on home video this week are a few new releases from earlier this year (such as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Observe and Report), as well as a couple of collections of older, more classic films (a collection dedicated to Paul Newman and two compilations of the Star Trek movies). We've got some animation for the kids (Battle for Terra, a Wallace and Gromit collection), and we've got some animation for the adults (Rob Zombie's animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto). Plus, there's a few other little goodies thrown in for good measure, so click on through and read up on what we think are the most interesting DVDs hitting store shelves this week!
The new releases in home video this week are definitely a sign that we're approaching the Fall season rather quickly. Most of the notable selections sit squarely within the horror or thriller genre, and the picks we highlight this week reflect that. Aside from the two brand new DVDs dropping this week (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Next Day Air), we've also got a couple of compilations featuring selections from two horror masters (John Carpenter: Master of Fear Collection and Wes Craven Collection), a couple of quirky genre-benders (Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition and King Kong vs. Godzilla), and an anthology dedicated to one legendary movie villain (The Hannibal Lecter Collection). But we've also thrown in a couple of alternate choices for everyone else, so have a look!
This week in home video, we've gone out of our way to provide you with a nice variety of selections, as we always try to do. Of course, there are the newest of the new releases (Crank 2 and Dance Flick, both of which opened earlier this year), as well as a couple of classics getting the hi-def treatment (Friday and Creepshow). We've got one of the hottest comedies on television (The Office), and we've got a strange little half animated, half live-action gem from the Disney archives (Bedknobs and Broomsticks). If arthouse is your thing, we've got an entry on the week's Criterion Collection releases and a visually sumptuous Terrence Malick film (The New World). And to top it off, there's a documentary on a fashion legend (Valentino: The Last Emperor) and a film starring some familiar names before they made it big (Set It Off). So grab your popcorn and fire up them video machines, because it's time for some DVD action.
This week in home releases, we have a Bret Easton Ellis adaptation (The Informers, which we present with an exclusive clip), a classy Criterion release (The Last Days of Disco), a complete set of a classic 1980s cartoon (Dungeons & Dragons: The Animated Series), some Stephen King horror that's hitting high-def (Children of the Corn), and shirtless guys beating the stuffing out of each other (Fighting). In other words, there's something for everyone this week. keep reading for a guide your best DVD and Blu-Ray options this week. Movies based on Bret Easton Ellis books are always tough sells in theaters. The author of American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction is adept at creating slick stories of debutantes and libertines behaving very, very badly. The Informers, a seamy, cynical peek into sex and glamor during the 1980s, is no exception.