Say what you want about Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as an overall film, but John Williams‘ score is fantastic. Duel of the Fates is one of the most exhilarating pieces of music in the entire Star Wars series; Anakin’s Theme is beautifully weaved through the film; and The Flag Parade is an amazing build up to a huge action setpiece. The unfortunate side is that listening to the score could be a reminder that the film doesn’t live up to the music.

If you can separate the two (which shouldn’t be too difficult now, going on 15 years later) Williams’ score is now being released as a limited edition vinyl on March 4. Check out the specs and a few images below. Read More »

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After getting sued over the packaging of Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set, Marvel has regrouped and reloaded. The official set goes back up for presale Tuesday and will now be on sale April 2, 2013.

With the added time, the company has gone ahead and upgraded the set. In addition to full Blu-rays of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, they’ve added brand new, never before seen deleted scenes from those films as well as an exclusive tease to all of the Phase Two movies – Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2 and maybe even Ant-Man. After the jump, read what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had to say about the set. Read More »

All week, sites like ours have been debuting artist Ken Taylor‘s gorgeous art for the upcoming Tarantino XX Blu-ray box set, which will be released on November 20. It’ll feature Blu-rays of Tarantino’s debut, Reservoir Dogs, as well as Pulp FictionJackie BrownTrue Romance (scripted by Tarantino, but directed by Tony Scott), the two Kill Bill films, Death ProofInglourious Basterds, and new supplemental material.

That’s the cover above and now you can see the full art from the inside. It’s beautiful. Check it out below. Read More »

2013 is the 90th anniversary of Warner Bros., and besides a strong slate of theatrical films, the company has some very surprising – and not so surprising – plans for the home market. The biggest news is they’re planning 3D conversion of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz for Blu-ray, coupled with a likely, limited theatrical run. There will also be an Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, both of which will upgrades from Blu-ray releases with less features. Read more about all of this after the jump.  Read More »

For the small minority of people who haven’t bought Blade Runner in some format over the past several decades, next month might be your time. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, Warner Bros. is releasing a brand new 3-disc collectors edition that’ll include the Ridley Scott‘s Final Cut, which has been unavailable on Blu-ray for several months, as well as a few cool little trinkets and a 72 page booklet with brand new sketches, posters and set photos. After the jump, check out the full box art and trailer for the release. Read More »

Universal Home Video just announced one of the coolest blu-ray box sets I’ve seen this year, the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection. The limited edition set includes 25 feature films, 72-Page collector’s book chronicling the history of Universal over the last 100 years including rare photos and memorabilia from the studio’s archives, tons of vintage short and animated films, a bonus disc featuring a look at the studio’s history and legacy, and a 15-Track Music CD Featuring Scores from movies spanning The Bride of Frankenstein to The Bourne Identity. You can preorder now on Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. Read the full press release after the jump.

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Steven Spielberg‘s classic family film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the movie is finally making its way to Blu-ray, in October. Besides the regular version of the Blu-ray release (which you can check out here), Amazon has a $140 pre-order available for a “limited edition E.T. spaceship edition.” What the heck could that mean? Turns out, it means exactly what you probably think it means.

After the jump, check out a video of the limited edition packaging which looks just like E.T’s ship, and opens up to mechanically present the disc, to the tune of John Williams’ score and all.

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Audiences might not know where we go from here but there’s one undeniable truth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase One is complete. Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger lead to The Avengers. And with that billion dollar hit coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 25, Amazon has revealed that a six movie, ten-disc collection called Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled. The set will close the door on this chapter, open the door to a new one and  include all of the above movies and more in an awesome collectible case. Read the full specs and see a teaser image below. Read More »

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