the poughkeepsie tapes

You may remember seeing a trailer for The Poughkeepsie Tapes back in 2007, when it was still set to hit theaters in early 2008. And then…nothing. The film was yanked off the schedule and vanished without a trace. And like any horror movie that proves difficult or impossible to see, the film became something of a cult object. Would director John Erick Dowdle‘s found footage serial killer movie ever see the light of day? Would it get a proper release?

It only took 10 years, but the answer is now yes. Scream Factory will release The Poughkeepsie Tapes on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

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Westworld Season 1 DVD

Normally, we don’t feel the need to highlight the home video release of a particular season of television. But in the case of Westworld, a series where we recapped every single episode and have entire podcast dedicated to it, we’ll make an exception.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and HBO have announced that the first season of Westworld will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download in November. The release will include a bunch of special features that will allow fans to dive even deeper into the science fiction world that Delos Incorporated has created for the super wealthy.

Get details on the Westworld season 1 DVD, Blu-ray and digital download release below. Read More »

T2 Trainspotting Featurette

Earlier this year, Danny Boyle brought back the drug-addled characters of his cult favorite Trainspotting for a sequel that took 20 years to get off the ground. T2 Trainspotting caught up with Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle as Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie at a drastically different time in their lives.

T2 Trainspotting is coming to Blu-ray and DVD next week, and in honor of the film’s home video release by Sony Pictures, we have an exclusive clip from one of the special features with director Danny Boyle sitting with his cast to talk about returning to these characters two decades later. It looks like a fascinating, casual chat.

Watch the T2 Trainspotting featurette after the jump. Read More »

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 »

Beauty and the Beast Deleted Scene

Even for people who love Beauty and the Beast, one of the most disturbing parts of the movie is the fact that everyone in the Beast’s castle is subject to the curse placed upon the residence by the enchantress who was so rudely refused shelter by the arrogant prince. Aside from that, the curse itself raised the question as to whether every household item in the castle was indeed inhabited by a person. One scene in particular would have provided just a little more information to that question, but it ended up getting deleted.

The Beauty and the Beast deleted scene in question finds LeFou (Josh Gad) attempting to run from the fight between the angry villagers led by Gaston and the castle’s living furniture by hiding in the bathroom. But that room turns out not to be so safe as it’s inhabited by one of the castle’s inhabitants, one who is stuck in that room due to what he’s been unfortunately transformed into: a toilet. Read More »

beauty and the beast

Film sets are ridiculous places. You have dozens (and depending on the day, possibly hundreds) of crew members gathered around a set while actors put on costumes and play pretend. Green screens must be ignored – they will look like an actual background when all is said and done. That CGI monster will be added in post – for now, just pretend to to run away from it. The set only extends as far as the frame – tilt the camera a half inch and you’ll see craft services.

Making any movie is a weird and arduous process, but making a big-budget fantasy movie is even weirder and more arduous. And in the case of Beauty and the Beast, it meant Dan Stevens having to wear the most ridiculous motion capture suit imaginable…and Emma Watson having to look him in the face and not giggle. A new featurette from the upcoming home video release of the film offers a peek at this process and it’s an amusing reminder that all movies look completely ludicrous until they’re done.

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Beauty and the Beast Deleted Scene

Though the remake of Beauty and the Beast was pretty loyal to the animated adaptation that Disney brought to the big screen in 1991, it also added some details to the story, including a few original songs. You’ll be able to see even more of the movie when Beauty and the Beast arrives on home video, and director Bill Condon has revealed one of those extras today.

One of the new musical sequences in Beauty and the Beast is a flashback that reveals more of the Beast’s past as a young prince. It unfurls with the new song “Days in the Sun”, but the original version went a little differently before it had to be changed in the final cut. Watch the Beauty and the Beast deleted scene below. Read More »

Logan Noir Trailer

Tonight brings Logan back to the big screen, but not in the same way that we saw back in March. As we learned before the movie was even released, director James Mangold was working on a black and white cut of the film, inspired by the first look photos that were revealed in the months leading up to the movie’s release. That version of the film is coming to the big screen, but only at Alamo Drafthouse locations around the country, leaving most of the country unable to what is being called Logan Noir in theaters.

The good news is that when Logan arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 23, fans will be able to watch the black and white version of the movie at home. In the meantime, for those of us who don’t have a nearby Alamo Drafthouse, James Mangold has released a Logan Noir trailer so we can see how gorgeous this movie looks in black and white. Watch it below! Read More »

Beauty and the Beast Home Video

Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast has already taken the world by storm with a global box office total that currently sits at over $1.2 billion (its domestic total alone is getting close to $500 million). The movie is still in theaters right now, but soon it will be available to bring home for fans to watch over and over again.

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Beauty and the Beast will arrive on home video in June, and it will be coming with a slew of special features, including deleted scenes, a video of the table read with the cast, and a close look behind the scenes at how they turned the animated classic into a new, live-action favorite.

Find out the Beauty and the Beast home video release date and get a list of all the special features after the jump. Read More »

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Vudu Disc to Digital

If you’re a hardcore cinephile, you probably have a huge library of movies on Blu-ray and DVD. Even as the market has shifted to push consumers to partake in digital downloads, I’ve continued to buy movies on disc because I like the physical representation of my library. Plus, most movies you buy on disc come with a digital copy anyway.

However, digital downloads have only risen in popularity since 2010, leaving plenty who had built large physical libraries of movies without an easy or inexpensive way to take their movies with them on mobile devices. But the video download service Vudu has just introduced a new disc-to-digital program allowing consumers to cheaply and easily convert their movie library to digital. Let’s take a look at what the new Vudu disc to digital program has to offer. Read More »