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Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War
Arriving just in time to help everyone forget how unfortunate Ant-Man and the Wasp was (yeah…not sure if I’m going to write a review…I may have reached saturation point with reviewing movies that bitterly disappoint me…it WAS that bad, yes) here comes Marvel’s second of two 2018 triumphs: Infinity War on 4K and Blu Ray.  Earlier this month, it was rumored that we’d be getting 30 extra minutes of Thanos on the blu ray.  The actual blu ray falls short of that by 26 minutes.  There are a number of featurettes, deleted scenes, and a 2.5 hour commentary from the Russo Brothers to satisfy fans.  I imagine, after next year’s Avengers 4, that we’ll get some kind of double-dip release with extras beyond this for completionists, but since Marvel has never really excelled at doing more than the minimum for home video I wouldn’t wait.  Details below from Disney’s press release.  You can have Thanos at home in three weeks.  SNAP!

Marvel Studios and Disney Home Entertainment have officially announced the details for the digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K release of Avengers: Infinity War. The cinematic event ten-years in the making comes home digitally on July 31 and blu-ray on August 14 with over two hours of bonus.  Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Dunkirk Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Christopher Nolan Filming Dunkirk

There are a group of great films this year at the very top of what has been, otherwise, a mediocre year in film.  Nearly 11 months into the year, Dunkirk is still my pick for Best Film of 2017.  Part of me wonders how much of the immersive experience of Dunkirk will be lost when you’re viewing it at home and not in an IMAX theater.  Gravity is a comparison you could draw.  That film is still good at home, but it’s nothing compared to what it was in IMAX 3D.  I suspect it will still be one of the best war films I’ve ever seen and at the top of Christopher Nolan’s very elite resume alongside The Dark Knight, Inception, and Memento.  The official press release from WB as to the film’s blu ray and 4K special features is below (man, I wish Nolan would do director’s commentaries).  Dunkirk will hit stores just in time for Christmas: December 19, 2017.

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Han Solo Movie Wraps; Official Title Announced

It’s not brain surgery, but it’s an elegant title.  The second anthology film will be called Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Director Ron Howard announced the title today as principal photography has wrapped.  While I’m enormously excited and positive regarding The Last Jedi (which opens in only 59 days), I have a lot of trepidation regarding Solo.  A lot of them stem from the weird firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (click here to read more on that).  To some degree, I-like a lot of Star Wars fans-can’t imagine anyone but Harrison Ford as the smuggler, and I don’t have enough confidence in Alden Ehrenreich to overcome that prejudice.  I DO think Donald Glover will destroy a young Lando Clarissian.  What makes me most nervous about the film is how Disney has refused to budge on the May 23, 2018, release date.  That’s not a lot of time to smooth out the wrinkles on a film with a troubled production history PLUS do all the massive amount of post-production work that is required in any Star Wars film.  But say all that goes GREAT and the film is fantastic…..I still think Disney is setting it up to fail. Continue reading Han Solo Movie Wraps; Official Title Announced

JJ Abrams Will Return for Star Wars Episode IX; Film’s Release Pushed to December 2019!!!

JJ Abrams

After parting ways with Colin Trevorrow last week (click here for more details), Lucasfilm moved with their typical lightning speed to replace directors and the new boss is same as the old boss.  The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson was first offered the film, but declined stating he’d not be averse to doing a future Star Wars film though.  Lucasfilm then went back to the man who kicked off the Star Wars renaissance and JJ Abrams will return to direct and write a new script (with Chris Terrerio) for Star Wars Episode IX.  Since they’re now starting from scratch, the film has been delayed for a Christmas 2019 release.

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War for the Planet of the Apes Blu Ray Special Features and Release Date

 

War for the Planet of the Apes

Sadly, with July as packed as it was, War for the Planet of the Apes seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle, doing much worse than Dawn for the Planet of the Apes or its July blockbuster brethren: Dunkirk and Spider-Man.  This was an exceptional film (read my review here), and if you missed it in the theaters, it looks like the blu ray has been packed with goodies.  Check out one of the best films of 2017, and the cap one one of the best science fiction trilogies of all-time.  For full details on specs, read Fox’s press release below.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray3D Blu-ray, and Blu-ray director Matt Reeves’ blockbuster War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, and Karin Konoval. The three releases will be available for purchase on October 24. 

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