the iron giant blu-ray

Forget about the disappointing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicea proper Superman movie is finally ready to make its Blu-ray debut later this year. Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant is officially getting a proper home video release and it looks like it may have been worth the wait. Fans of Blu-ray box sets with ostentatious packaging and tons of bonus features, rejoice! There is no 2016 release as exciting as this.

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Daisy Ridley Screen Test

This week brings Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Digital HD on April 1st before the movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5th. We’ve gotten plenty of teases of the special features that will come with the movie, from a feature length documentary about the making of the sequel, to the first table read with the cast, and several deleted scenes.

Previously, one behind the scenes clip showed off John Boyega’s screen test while he was auditioning for the role of Finn. Now another clip shows off some cool behind the scenes footage featuring the Daisy Ridley screen test that landed her the part of Rey, one of our new heroes. Read More »

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition Release Date

Taking in a domestic haul of just over $166 million this past weekend, it’s no secret that a lot of people went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even though there were plenty of bad reviews, there was no way they were ever going to squash audience curiosity to see a movie that brought Superman and Batman to the big screen in the same movie for the first time ever.

Now fans who enjoyed the DC Comics face-off can look forward to getting more of Batman v Superman this summer, as that’s when the R-rated Ultimate Edition will be released. In addition, there’s a collector’s edition of the theatrical cut that will come with an extra piece of memorabilia that hardcore fans will want to get their hands on. Get the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition release date and collector’s edition details after the cut. Read More »

the force awakens deleted scenes

It took decades for the deleted scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy to eventually emerge from the Lucasfilm vaults and watching them was a surreal experience. Here was new Star Wars footage, original trilogy footage, that we hadn’t seen a hundred times before. We can sit around all day and complain about the failings of that big Blu-ray box set, but those excised scenes made it all worthwhile. Deleted scenes are usually deleted for a reason, but watching them is often key to understanding how a film is shaped in the editing room. Here’s what simply had to go, for one reason or another.

Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait thirty-something years to watch deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as they will be included on the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release. In fact, a new trailer has arrived teasing these scenes, because those monsters at Disney know just how interested we are in watching any and all additional footage.

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batman v superman r-rated cut

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is only six days away. After all the trailers and TV spots, we’ll finally get to see whether Zack Snyder‘s superhero picture delivers the goods. The film screened for an army of junket press this past week, but all reactions and reviews are embargoed until Tuesday.

The film we’re seeing next weekend isn’t the only version Warner Bros. is releasing, as an extended, R-rated edition of the movie will later hit DVD and Blu-Ray, which may or may not feature a sequence shot on 16mm.

Learn more about what to expect from the Batman v Superman R-rated cut below (minor spoilers ahead).

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sxsw star wars

SXSW 2016 kicked off like it always does – with a rainstorm that no one was prepared to deal with. But neither rain nor shine can stop the reach of the evil First Order, whose steely grip has officially reached the planet Earth. Namely, Austin, Texas.

Okay, so the life-size TIE Fighter parked in the empty lot near a bunch of delicious food trucks was just a replica and the two Stormtroopers guarding it were just performers hired to help drill the release date of the Blu-ray and DVD for Star Wars: The Force Awakens into everyone’s heads. But as far as advertising gimmicks go, letting you get up and close with this stuff as pretty top notch. You can check out photos from this event, as well as a teaser for one of the the home release’s most interesting special features, below.

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game of thrones season 5 deleted scene

When you’re adapting a series as large in scope and detail as George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire, you have to be very picky about choosing what makes it to the screen and what gets cut. And then you have to find a way to contort the most vital information into hour-long chunks suitable for a television time slot. In other words, stuff gets left on the floor with every step, with only the absolute necessary pieces making it across the finishing line.

But hey, that’s why they invented deleted scenes, right? Game of Thrones season 5 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD later this month and, as usual, the package will be loaded with special features. One of those features, a deleted scene from the season’s fifth episode, “Kill the Boy,” has made its way online for your viewing enjoyment.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens home video header

“Chewie, we’re home.” That’s the line you’ll be muttering to yourself in early April, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits home video. Because even though you’ve already seen the film two or three or three dozen times in theaters, you know you’re going to want to take it back to your living room for still more repeat viewings. Besides, no matter how much you’ve already spent on movie tickets, there’s sure to be something in the Force Awakens home video release that’s new to you. Like in-depth behind-the-scenes features, interviews with the cast and crew, and yes, some deleted scenes.

Get all the details on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home video rollout, including where you can get special retailer-exclusive content, below. Read More »

the force awakens blu-ray

Over two months into its theatrical release, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens can still be found playing in theaters. However, within the next month or two, fans will be able to enjoy the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga from the comforts of their own home.

Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, reports have pegged an April 5th release date for The Force Awakens to hit Blu-Ray and DVD with a digital platform release planned for March 15th. And those dates seem to be accurate since we’re starting to get information about what we can expect on The Force Awakens Blu-Ray in terms of special features and deleted scenes. Find out what we know so far below. Read More »