Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray

Following the release of Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and the sequel Batman Returns in 1992, Warner Bros. Pictures tried their hand at bringing the animated version of The Dark Knight to theaters with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Christmas Day in 1993.

As a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year like Batman Returns, the animated film didn’t spark much interest at the box office, pulling in only $5.6 million in its entire domestic run. Still, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm has become a favorite among Batman fans, especially with all the love that they have for the animated series that inspired it.

For years, fans have wanted to get their hands on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in high definition, but it hadn’t been made available. That will change later this year though as Warner Archive has just announced the animated movie will be releases on Blu-ray this summer. Find out more about the Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray after the jump. Read More »

Stranger Things Soundtrack Cassette

You may not have realized it, but the music format of cassette tapes is making a comeback in a big way, much in the same way that vinyl records have become popular again. Nielsen reported that last year, cassette sales rose 74 percent, to 129,000 units, which isn’t anywhere near the 13.1 million units that vinyl is selling, or the 105 million units that CDs are still inexplicably selling. But cassettes are back in a surprising way, and one of the most nostalgic shows in recent memory is going to take advantage of that.

Stranger Things has an amazing, pulsating, 1980s synth soundtrack. The opening theme itself makes people not want to fast forward through the opening credits of the show, something that is rare in this day an age. The soundtrack has been available to download, on CD and on vinyl, but it’s never been on cassette…until now.

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Steven Spielberg and John Williams score collection

You’d be hard pressed to find such an iconic pairing of director and composer as Steven Spielberg and John Williams. The two enormous talents have been working together for 42 years now, starting all the way back with The Sugarland Express in 1974 and stretching up through The BFG last year. The only two Spielberg movies that don’t have a score by John Williams are The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies. And now a new collection will assemble some of the greatest music from their long history of collaboration.

Find out about this new ultimate Steven Spielberg and John Williams score collection below. Read More »

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Over the last decade of /Film, we’ve tried to feature the latest geek collectibles, prints, books and toys alongside our regular coverage of movie and television news.  Sometimes it has taken the form of a standalone “Cool Stuff” post, other times it was in a round up like Superhero Bits or the now defunct Page 2 and Toy Box. As it turns out, it’s very hard to commit to a daily or weekly round-up of this kind of things, especially when we don’t know when products worth writing about will be announced or released.

So the solution I came up with was to produce “Cool Stuff” round-ups on an organic semi-regular basis, determined solely by when enough cool products present themselves. After the jump, enjoy the first installment of the Cool Stuff round-up which includes Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, John Williams, Pulp Fiction, Pixar, Jurassic Park, Rogue One and more. Think of it as a Christmas buying guide for geeks, but published all year round.

And if you don’t like this, please know this is all Adam Goldberg’s fault (apologies in advance to Adam’s wife for any purchases that are made because of this).

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rey closeup lightsaber battle force awakens reshoots

Now that Star Wars: the Force Awakens is getting released on 3D Blu-ray, director JJ Abrams is being more open about the making of the film. Here we get two new clips from The Force Awakens audio commentary, both of which seem to suggest that reshooting Star Wars scenes might result in a better film (you hear that Rogue One cynics?).

In one of the clips, the writer/director reveals the two shots in the Rey/Kylo Ren lightsaber battle that were added after the fact — one of which was a suggestion of filmmaker Ava Duvernay (Selma) and the other is one of my favorite shots in the film. The second audio commentary clip features Abrams talking about how Rey and Finn’s relationship was dramatically changed after Harrison Ford’s on-set injury allowed him to go back and do Force Awakens reshoots.

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Star Trek beyond retail exclusives

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Star Trek Beyond will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st 2016. To promote the blu-ray they have released a deleted scene featuring Captain James T Kirk (Chris Pine) and Scotty (Simon Pegg). Hit the jump to watch this Star Trek Beyond deleted scene.
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Mad Max High Octane Collection

Warner Bros Home Entertainment have announced that the Mad Max High Octane Collection will be released on December 6th, 2016, just in time for the Holiday season. The collection will include all four Mad Max films, as well as the fabled black and chrome edition of Mad Max: Fury Road. Hit the jump for details.
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Criterion Collection November 2016

The Criterion Collection is full of a variety of prestigious and respected films. You’ll find classic movies from decades ago, sparsely seen foreign films and some of the most acclaimed contemporary films from recent years. There are new additions to the Criterion Collection every month, and November is bringing some outstanding titles to the line-up.

The five new films coming to the Criterion Collection in November include director approved releases of The Squid and the Whale and Punch-Drunk Love as well as fully restored releases of Lone Wolf and the Cub, Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort One-Eyed Jacks and Akira Kurosawa‘s Dreams. We’ve got details on what will make these Criterion Collection November 2016 releases so special after the jump. Read More »

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, and while Paramount Pictures is already celebrating by releasing Star Trek Beyond in theaters later this summer, there’s is much more good stuff in store for all you Trekkies out there who have loved the series for five decades and all the little Starfleet nerds you’ve created during those years as well.

Today, Paramount Pictures announced a Star Trek 50th anniversary Blu-ray set that is packed full of everything that a longtime Trekkie would want, including the original TV series, all the films featuring the original cast, and more. Get the full details on the set after the jump. Read More »

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Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Blu-Ray

There have been a couple different official Blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars trilogy. First it arrived in a box set that featured all six movies, and then they were re-released in individual steelbooks last year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. However, we’re still waiting for the rumored official Blu-ray release of the theatrical cuts without the special edition “enhancements” that have not pleased most Star Wars fans.

However, if you already have the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in some form, but you’re looking to make the trio of movies look a little more aesthetically pleasing on your shelf, we have something cool for you. One fan has created custom Blu-ray covers with art from Ralph McQuarrie that you can print out for your own collection. See the artwork below. Read More »