Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master is a dense, intense film that gets better with every viewing. That’s even more obvious now that the Blu-ray has been released. Now, if you so choose, you can replay some of the intense scenes between Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. You can pause to consider what’s being said. And, in an awesome set of extras, there’s a chance to watch 20 minutes of deleted scenes that give a certain amount of context to some of the film’s less clear narrative points.
Anderson screened this 20-minute reel back in November and we wrote all about it then. Now you can watch the footage online. Read More »
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Steven Spielberg had been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times before winning in 1994. The film that did the trick, Schindler’s List, won 7 Oscars total, including Best Picture, and was the ultimate redemption for the director who went out on a limb to tell this story. He shot it in black and white and released it in a three-hour cut. In doing so he moved away from the fantastic films that had made him famous. Ultimately, Spielberg’s passion for this incredible and uplifting story offset the risk. Schindler’s List cemented him as one of our most important filmmakers, and in doing so became one of the most revered films of the twenty years since its release.
Yes, 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List. To celebrate, on March 5 Universal will finally release the masterpiece on Blu-ray. Read the press release and see the box art below. Read More »
The danger zone will be located right in your local IMAX theater. Looks like Paramount has come up with a plan for the 3D version of Tony Scott‘s classic 1986 action film, Top Gun after reportedly being uncertain about how and when to release it. Top Gun is getting an IMAX 3D re-release on February 8, 2013, in advance of its 2D and 3D Blu-ray debut on February 19. Scott oversaw the 3D conversion before his passing earlier this year. Read more about the release after the jump. Read More »
The Blu-ray for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises is mere days away and, with its imminent arrival, the lid has been blown off the once-secretive production. Tons of behind the scenes photos and videos have been pouring online, showing stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and more making the final Batman film. There are even interviews with crew members and more, all to help promote the disc which hits shelves December 4.
After the jump, we’ve pulled together some of the better material currently available including images from the Bane vs. Batman fight, videos focusing on the football explosion, Catwoman, Tom Hardy’s transformation and more. Read More »
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 »
UPDATE – Warner Bros. has asked us to remove all of the media attached to this story. No more video or photos. Sorry.
Release of The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray is mere weeks away and while it won’t have deleted scenes or a mythic director’s cut, there seems to be some cool stuff to satisfy your Bat-craving. One of the many behind the scenes featurettes has made it online, showcasing the construction of several of the major sets as well as the destruction of some others. Check it out after the jump along with some early computer generated concept art of the battle between Batman and Bane, Catwoman’s goggles and more.
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Briefly: Though it underperformed at the box office, most critics agree that Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie was the director’s best film in years. Combining his love of the macabre with childlike wonder, heart and humor, it’ll surely be a home video discovery for fresh audiences for years to come. That process will start on January 15 when the DVD and Blu-ray hit shelves and one of the highlights of the disc is a brand new short film called Captain Sparky vs the Flying Saucers.
The short was written by Frankenweenie co-producer Derek Frey and will run two minutes and 20 seconds. That’s all the information that’s available at the moment but it sounds promising. (Hopefully this will be one of the short films the character Victor makes using his dog, Sparky.) Thanks to Stitch Kingdom.
Men jumping off a boat. Freddie with a gun. Even at a healthy two hours plus, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master was noticeably missing some distinctive shots from its earlier trailers. We can now confirm they’ll be on the DVD, edited together in about a 20 minute pastiche of the entire film, echoing its themes through deleted and extended takes.
The filmmaker was on hand to present a pair of films that heavily influenced his latest work as part of An Evening With Paul Thomas Anderson, presented by Film Independent at LACMA. The evening began with screenings of two John Huston documentaries filmed during World War II, San Pietro and Let There Be Light, the latter of which is a direct influence of the beginning of The Master (and a must see for fans). Anderson then talked about Huston’s work and those two films, followed by the footage.
After the jump, we have a detailed rundown of the footage including how it relates to the movie in theaters. Read More »
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