You know what would be a great double feature? Gone with the Wind followed by Django Unchained ($25 at Amazon). Quentin Tarantino’s in-your-face tale of a slave’s revenge is everything that that bloated bastard from 1939 is not—including a 180 degree turn on the Old South. Jamie Foxx takes the lead role, with Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson rounding out the all-star cast. This 2-disc package gives you the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, and Ultraviolet copy of the film.
Media By on Mar 15, 2013
Still recovering from that Pi Day celebration? Why not call in sick and start your 3-day weekend with a 4-time Oscar winner in Blu-ray 3D? The newly released Life of Pi ($28) was a big hit at the Academy Awards, taking home trophies for Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score. The story centers on a shipwrecked teenager and a tiger–sadly, no pie, though. We’re assuming you have some leftovers from yesterday?
Media By on Feb 13, 2013
Many of us had relegated Ben Affleck to the celebrity recycle bin; forgetting all about the talents he showed in 1997 with Good Will Hunting, and associating his name with Gigli and Jennifer Lopez (he’s married with kids to Jennifer Garner). But he’s back in a big way with Argo ($25), which is based on the true story of a joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Affleck stars and directs the film, and though he’s not up for a Best Director at the Oscars next week, Argo is up for Best Picture. It’s also been winning plenty of awards already.
Media By on Feb 5, 2013
If you missed Skyfall (about $25 on Amazon) in theaters a few months back, most people would say you missed a pretty good installment in the 007 franchise. Heck, Roger Ebert slapped four stars on it. So maybe you should rethink that box of chocolates for your lady and instead pick up this action-packed Blu-ray when it hits stores this Tuesday. Daniel Craig’s third crack at Bond features a classic opening chase scene and – what the? – the use of a Komodo dragon as a stepping stool.
Media By on Jan 6, 2013
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready for the next Die Hard movie by working “Yippee ki yay!” into every other sentence I say for the next month. If that’s too much for you, perhaps scooping up the Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection ($41) is more your thing. This 5-disc set contains the first four films – Yippee ki yay! (sorry, gotta keep working it in) – and an all-new bonus disc, “Decoding Die Hard.” A Good Day to Die Hard opens February 14. Yipee ki yay!
Media By on Dec 20, 2012
While Joseph Gordon-Levitt was getting all the pub for his role in the The Dark Knight Rises, he was also starring in the well-reviewed Looper, which is now arriving on Blu-ray ($25). Bruce Willis co-stars in this futuristic action-thriller which deals with the mob and time travel. Fortunately, Willis utters nary a “Yipee Ki Yay” throughout the whole film. Does a young Marlon Brando as Don Corleone appear nude at the 47-minute mark of this movie? We’re not saying he does, we’re not saying he doesn’t.
Media By on Dec 10, 2012
When VHS tapes were all the rage, no one cared that their illegal $3 copy of Goodfellas was recorded on a camcorder in the 4th row of the theater. But with the HD craze, the bootlegger was beat back. And now, with PRIMA Cinema ($35,000), he may just go the way of the Dodo. PRIMA brings you current-release Hollywood films delivered automatically over broadband. The video features built-in 3D support and it reportedly has better clarity and deeper colors than current Blu-ray players. On the audio side there’s lossless PCM and Dolby TrueHD audio. Maybe bootleggers can start selling knockoff Hostess products out of their trunks?
Media By on Dec 4, 2012
Have you signed the Thank You card yet? Ya know, the one going to Christopher Nolan from every Batman fan in the world?! In case you weren’t around when it came by your desk, what you can do instead is buy the The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray ($30). This set gives you Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises in one cool box, letting you easily wipe away memories of Arnold, Uma Thurman, and Chris O’Donnell anytime you the need arises. Thanks, Chris!