It’s flying a bit under the radar, but there’s a new Jackass movie coming out this weekend. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa comes from the same twisted minds who brought us the violent, hilarious TV show and three feature films. This time though, they’re coming at the idea from a different point of view. In Bad Grandpa, instead of building a film around stunts, director Jeff Tremaine and star Johnny Knoxville tell a narrative story featuring unassuming real people shot reality style, like Sacha Baron Cohen did in Borat and Bruno. That story follows Jackass character Irving Zisman (Knoxville) who travels across country with his 8-year-old grandson (Jackson Nicoll) in tow.
On the last few Jackass films so much footage hit the cutting room floor, they were able to release unofficial sequels (dubbed “.5″) on DVD. Knoxville confirmed the same will happen on Bad Grandpa. The difference this time is the new film will feature two Oscar-nominees cut out of the theatrical cut: Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
As convenient as Netflix is, it does have its downsides. One is the lack of “extras” for any of its titles. If you want deleted scenes, directors’ commentaries, blooper reels, or behind-the-scenes videos, you’re better off grabbing the actual Blu-ray or DVD.
But if a new experiment by Netflix goes well, we may have one less reason to cling to physical media. Todd Yellin, Netflix’s VP of product innovation, has revealed that the company may test bonus features for its original content like House of Cards or Orange Is the New Black. More about Netflix’s plans after the jump.
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Paramount Home Video and Lucasfilm have officially announced the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade individually for the first time ever in High Definition. As you may recall, the original Indiana Jones trilogy films were previously only released as part of the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures box set, forcing fans to own the much despised fourth installment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
(A side rant: the box set didn’t feature the television series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, yet still claimed to be the “Complete Adventures.”)
Now the first three films will be released on bare-bones Blu-ray discs (with a digital copies available through iTunes) on December 17th, 2013. Digital HD versions via streaming and download services will be available earlier on November 19th, 2013. Read the full press release with full special feature details after the jump, and see all the new cover art.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
The completed Monsters University hit theaters this summer, but now director Dan Scanlon is back to earn some extra credit with two new deleted scenes. The clips were released as promotion for the film’s home video release, which will hit in time for Halloween.
The first offers a better look at the Monsters University campus and curriculum, including a lesson on gathering information about kid targets. The second shows Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) butting heads yet again, this time in the context of a drama course. Hit the jump to check them out.
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Doctor Who fans can have a great weekend, thanks to the release of nine old episodes thought lost forever.
Most people probably know that huge chunks of film history have disappeared forever, but even more television has been lost. There wasn’t always the thought that TV should be preserved, and some shows were lost when tapes were reused in budget-saving measures.
Among the lost treasures are almost 100 episodes of the BBC series Doctor Who. Chunks of the show’s early seasons were taped over by the Beeb in the ’70s, or allowed to deteriorate in storage. Some episodes survived, and others have been pieced together from various sources: audio recorded by fans, 8mm footage of TV broadcasts, stage notes, and set photos. But there have been big parts of the Doctor’s history that no one has seen since the original broadcasts.
About a week ago the BBC started to confirm that some lost episodes had been found in Nigeria. (The best, if most unpredictable method for fully recovering lost episodes has been to trace tape or film transfers created to send the show to foreign territories.) Now we have confirmation that nine episodes are available for the first time in decades. Better yet, they can all be seen right now. Read More »
Todd Phillips‘ The Hangover Part III hits theaters soon and… wait… it came out already? And I saw it? I literally have no memory of that. Are you sure? The Blu-ray is already out? Wow.
Yes, The Hangover Part III did come out this summer and the Blu-ray is now in stores. It’s an odd, flat finale to the hugely popular comedy franchise, which may be part of the reason audiences didn’t embrace it like the first two. However, just because the film wasn’t particularly memorable doesn’t make its stars any less awesome. Case in point, a short clip of outtakes just came online featuring Zach Galifianakis being flat-out hilarious in two moments that would have fit in the first two films, but didn’t make it into the third one. Check it out below. Read More »
There are lots of big movie releases this week in theaters and at home, but one a lot of people haven’t been talking about is The Little Mermaid on 3D Blu-ray. Sure it’s just another release of a film that’s almost 25 years old, but it’s packed full of extras and one of the most surprising has now come online.
The Blu-ray features video of the live-action actors who were used as reference for the main characters of Ariel and Prince Eric, Sherri Lynn Stoner and Joshua Finkel. Check out the clips below. Read More »
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The practice of releasing unrated extended versions of comedies and action film goes back years. But Fox has never taken that step with an X-Men film, until now.
The Wolverine, from director James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, hits disc formats on December 3, and Fox is giving fans an incentive to buy the tricked-out 4-disc blu-ray by featuring an extended, unrated cut of the film, only on that release. There are a bunch of good extras on that four-disc set beyond the new cut (including a commentary from Mangold) and you can read about those below. Read More »