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New ‘Willow’ blu-ray, due in stores in March 2013, has a trailer hit the web

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Blu-Ray transfer of Lucasfilm and Ron Howard‘s fantasy epic “Willow“earlier this week, Fox Home Entertainment today released a new trailer online for the project. The fully restored and remastered version (more…)


Add ‘Silent Night’ to your holiday non-festivities this year…(Blu-Ray Review)

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Back in 1984 a small budget slasher film caused a major backlash in theaters across North America. People picketed, officials banned it and film critics panned it, calling for the heads of both the director and producers. But through it all the film became a success and spawned 4 sequels. The film, considered a camp horror classic by genre fans, has now served as the basis for a ‘inspired by’ remake released on Blu-Ray and DVD this week from Anchor Bay Entertainment called simply Silent Night.

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Starring: Malcolm McDowellJamie King, Donal LogueEllen Wong, Brendan Fehr and Lisa Marie

Written by Jayson Rothwell

Directed by Steven C. Miller

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In a small sleepy suburban town, Sherriff Cooper (McDowell) and Deputy Bradimore (King) (more…)


‘The Watch’ comes home to protect your neighborhood (Blu-Ray Review)

 

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Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte and Billy Crudup

Written by Jared Stern, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen

Directed by Akiva Schaffer

Hitting Blu-Ray and DVD this week from Fox Home Entertainment is the action comedy that disappointed at the box office this summer, The Watch. Hurt due to a truncated advertising campaign and name change to avoid all possible ties with the real life Trayvon Martin incident, The Watch finally gets its chance to be seen on home video. But can the combined comedic chops of Stiller, Vaughn, Hill, Ayoade (director of last year’s brilliant Submarine) and Forte along with director, and one-third of the comedy troop of The Lonely Island, Akiva Schaffer, deliver the comedy of the year?

Evan (Stiller) seems to have it all together. He has a lovely wife (more…)


Vampires get ‘Clueless’ as Amy Heckerling & Alicia Silverstone bring us ‘Vamps’

Amy Heckerling teams up with her Cluelessstar Alicia Silverstone for the first time since Clueless to give us the horror comedy Vamps. Bringing along a stellar supporting cast and co-starring Krysten Ritter (Don`t Trust the B—– in Apartment 23), Heckerling and Silverstone are trying once again to bring us the charm and fun that permeated their previous now classic comedy, but does Vamps have enough bite to deliver? Now thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment we can find out the answer on Blu-Ray.

Vamps – Blu-Ray Review

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Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver and Wallace Shawn.


A Tale of 2 Steve`s: Austin and Seagal show `Maximum Conviction` (Blu-Ray Review)

 

Are two Steve`s really better than one? This week we get one answer to this question in the form of the newest release from Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD and Blu-Ray,Maximum Conviction starring Steve Austin andSteven Seagal. The direct to video actioner set in a maximum security prison was produced by both Steve’s, but does the film benefit or fail from the Steve’s working together?

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Starring Steve Austin, Steven Seagal, Bren Foster and Michael Pare.

Written by Richard Beattie

Directed by Keoni Waxman

When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, Steele decides to oversee the (more…)


Wrong Turn 5 plods along in familiar territory (Blu-Ray Review)

 

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Starring Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson and Simon Ginty

Written and Directed by Declan O’Brien

New on Blu-Ray from our friends at Fox Home Entertainment is the newest entry in the mostly direct-to-video series Wrong Turn, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines. The original Wrong Turn was a passable genre romp that has somehow managed to spawn four sequels, the last three being directed by O’Brien. But should the series have ended before it started?

In Wrong Turn 5 we begin in a small West Virginia town that is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween. The concert is where throngs of costumed party (more…)


Excision Blu-Ray Review

 

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Starring AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell, John Waters, Marlee Matlin and Matthew Gray Gubler and Ray Wise

Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr.

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New on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment comes the bizarre medical based thriller, Excision. On the surface the film shares a lot of similarities with the body modification horror film from the Soska Sisters, ‘American Mary’, but upon closer examination the two are very different. The Soska’s Mary is an overachieving and talented student while McCord’s Pauline is the ultimate slacker. So how does Excision stack up?

Pauline (McCord) is an 18 year old failing student with aspirations of a career in (more…)