For the past few years, there’s always been some kind of rumor about the original Star Wars theatrical cuts being made available on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. The most recent rumor pointing to such a release came over a year ago, and since then we’ve even seen some cool fake mock-ups for Blu-Ray covers for the hopeful releases.
However, nearly three years ago, we laid out why it wasn’t likely that Disney would be releasing a box set of the theatrical cuts of the original trilogy anytime soon, mainly because 20th Century Fox still owns the release rights to both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy until 2020.
Making matters even more complicated is that Fox actually owns the rights to A New Hope “in perpetuity in all media worldwide.” That means they’ll never lose the rights to Episode IV, so unless they come to some kind of deal with Disney, a box set release of all the movies, including the original theatrical cuts, isn’t in the cards.
Well, this rumor has cropped up yet again, though it’s somewhat more credible this time than previously. Find out more about the Star Wars theatrical cut Blu-Ray below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
What DC role did Gal Gadot turn down before Wonder Woman? Could Thor: The Dark World‘s Zachary Levi return as a different Marvel character? Does Elizabeth Olsen want a Scarlet Witch standalone? Who’s the rumored villain of Man of Steel 2? How long has Spider-Man been around in Captain America: Civil War? Is Justice League Unlimited finally coming to Blu-ray? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been making us laugh, and prompting us to quote its absurd dialogue, for forty years. The 1975 release will enjoy a new anniversary blu-ray edition in October. One bit of packaging for the disc is meant to evoke one of the most ridiculous concepts in the movie — and that’s saying a lot when discussing this film.
The new Monty Python and the Holy Grail blu-ray will feature a working catapult — a tiny one, these people aren’t monsters, and the shipping for an actual war machine would be outrageous — that will fling appropriately-sized animal toys about your room.
Even better, there’s a video featuring the Monty Python crew (Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam, who is thankfully very much alive) playing with the modestly-sized weapon. The glee with which Michael Palin puts the catapult to work might be the best thing I’ve seen today.
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For anyone who would like to argue against the idea that the Fast & Furious films are successful because they graft action movie setpieces to soap opera story concepts, I point to the Michelle Rodriguez character Letty Ortiz as Exhibit A.
So many classic soap opera plot ideas have been applied to Letty over the past four films that she’s basically a Cliffs Notes for any daytime TV series with the gumption to be on the air in 2015. Why watch Days of Our Lives now? Just check out Letty’s character arc, which has a bunch of car chases and punching as a bonus.
In the seventh film, Letty tries to deal with her amnesia (amnesia!) by running off to find her memories. She disappears from the movie for a while, but at least one scene was shot to show where Letty went. You can watch that Furious 7 deleted scene below, complete with a bonus appearance from Gal Gadot! Spoilers ahead for half of the films series, by the way. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
While Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t completely devoid of humor, there’s not a whole lot of time for jokes when everyone’s too busy trying to save the world. The making of Avengers: Age of Ultron, on the other hand, looks like a much more lighthearted affair, full of jokes, screw-ups, and general silliness. Watch the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel after the jump. Read More »
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As of now, Jurassic World is the biggest movie of the year. That might change this winter once Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but for now Universal Pictures is having a huge year at the box office, so we’ll let the studio bask in that glory for awhile.
This fall, fans will be able to bring home the Indominus Rex when the movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD on October 20. (Or you can get it on Digital HD a bit earlier on October 1st.) Universal is teasing all the special features that will be available on the home video release, showing the making of Jurassic World. There’s a collection of eight short featurettes you can watch below! Read More »
Okay, so I think we’ve probably all owned the Star Wars movies (or at very least, the original Star Wars trilogy) a handful of times on different platforms and formats. George Lucas was always good about adding something new that we had to have, “forcing” us to rebut the series again. And now that the films are out of Lucas’ hands, the cycle is still happening. In April, Disney released the Star Wars films on digital platforms in HD with new special features (and yes, I bought the collection yet again on Apple TV).
Today, Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox announced that they will release the six films as commemorative Blu-ray steelbooks on November 10th 2015. Previously the series was only available on Blu-ray in trilogy or series collections, and not individually. Also they will also be rereleasing Star Wars: The Complete Saga in newly repackaged artwork on October 13th. Hit the jump to check out all of the new Star Wars steelbooks covers and learn more.
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Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
You’ve already caught Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, or so we assume based on its massive box office haul. But soon you’ll get the chance to comb through it for Easter eggs in the privacy of your own living room.
Avengers Age of Ultron will come to home video this fall, as announced by Marvel Studios this fall, and it’ll bring a whole bunch of new goodies along with it. After the jump, get all the details and check out a promo. Read More »
In case you didn’t know, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic time traveling adventure Back to the Future. And it also just so happens to mark the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to when they go to the future in Back to the Future Part II. So this year has been an exciting one to be a Back to the Future fan.
And now it’s about to get a little sweeter as Universal Pictures has just announced a new 30th anniversary Blu-Ray set of the entire Back to the Future trilogy. But that’s not all, because the Back to the Future animated series will also be made available on DVD for the first time ever. Find out more about the Back to the Future 30th anniversary Blu Ray releases after the jump! Read More »