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For the week of March 11th, Sony Home Entertainment is bringing the Coen Brothers' underrated Inside Llewyn Davis to Blu-ray. Other Tuesday titles include the gritty thriller Out of the Furnace, Howard Hawks and John Wayne's Hatari, and Criterion's re-release of David Gordon Green's brilliant debut feature George Washington.
Blu-ray.com and Lionsgate Films are offering four members a chance to win a
copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In addition to the Blu-ray,
one grand prize winner will also receive a Catching Fire action figure
and a Catching Fire board game. The Hunger Games: Catching
Fire streets on March 7.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony featured films and nominees from a wide array of passion projects, innovative productions and powerful performances, all deserving of recognition. The big winners of the evening were Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, which walked away with Best Picture; Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, which took home seven Oscars, among them Best Director; and Jean-Marc Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club, which earned Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
Twilight Time has announced its releases for April, May and June, which include a total of 15
Blu-rays culled from a variety of studios. The releases span several decades, and include
such cult items as the two Thunderbird marionette films, as well as the Blu-ray
release of one of Twilight Time's first DVD releases, Fate is the Hunter.
Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse: Season One and Firefly: The Complete Series. Through March 15th, Amazon is offering the packages at a 79% discount from their respective MSRPs.
Sony Pictures has revealed that it plans to release on Blu-ray director Fedor Bondarchuk's (son of legendary director Sergei Bondarchuk, War and Peace, Waterloo) epic war film Stalingrad (2013). The release will be available for purchase on May 13th.
This weekend, Amazon.ca has new deals on select recent releases, HBO complete series, education tiles, popular titles for March Break, and TV shows. The discounted titles are grouped by categories and include such hits as The Bourne Legacy, Ted, and Entourage: The Complete Series.
Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have revealed the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 6 via a new trailer, as well as the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Chain of Command. Like previous seasons, the Blu-ray edition of Season 6 boasts a newly remastered 1080p video presentation, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track and a variety of extras. Both releases street on June 17th.
Acclaimed director Patrice Chereau's lavish period fillm Queen Margot will be screened at the COLCOA Festival, which runs from April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. Pathé restored Queen Margot in 4K in 2013 and entrusted the work, under the direction of Chéreau, to Eclair Group for the image and L.E Diapason for the sound.
Arrow Films have sent us the official UK and Ireland trailer for acclaimed Norwegian director Erik Poppe's A Thousand Times Goodnight (2013), starring Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Chloë Annett. The film is set to open in cinemas across the the UK and Ireland on May 2.
StudioCanal will release on Blu-ray director Frank Launder's The Belles of St Trinian's (1954), starring Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, and Hermione Baddeley. Recently restored, The Belles of St Trinian's will be available for purchase on April 21.
MPI/Dark Sky Films are planning to release in theaters across the United States a brand new 4K restoration of director Tobe Hooper's classic horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, and Allen Danziger. The new 4K restoration will be introduced at the The South by Southwest Film Festival this coming Monday.
StudioCanal have sent us a brand new clip from Jonathan Glazer's (Sexy Beast) latest film, Under the Skin (2013), starring Scarlett Johansson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and Paul Brannigan. The film is set to open in cinemas across the United Kingdom on March 14th.
Arrow Video has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Donald Cammell's White of the Eye (1987), starring David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, and Art Evans. The release will be available for purchase on March 31.
Blu-ray.com and Well Go USA are offering six members a chance to win a copy
of Commitment. This Korean film stars music superstar T.O.P. as a
North Korean high school student on a spying mission in South Korea.
Commitment streets March 11.
FUNimation Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Aquarion Evol: Part 2, the latest 13-episode installment of Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Aquarion robot anime franchise. Part 1 was released in December 2013. Part 2 arrives via a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on May 27th.
Houston-based anime distributor Section23 Films and Sentai Filmworks have detailed the Complete Collection Blu-ray release of Samurai Bride (Hyakka Ryôran Samurai Buraido), the sequel season to Samurai Girls. The 12-episode series streets on June 24th.
Synapse Films has dated its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Peter Sasdy's Countess Dracula (1971), starring Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Lesley-Anne Down, and Maurice Denham. The release will be available for purchase on May 6th.
British distributors New Wave Films have released a brand new trailer for acclaimed director Danis Tanovic's latest film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013), starring Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, and Semsa Mujic. The film will open in cinemas across the United Kingdom on April 25th.
British distributors 88 Films have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman's cult film The Toxic Avenger (1984), starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, and Jennifer Babtist. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is August 18th.
The Cohen Media Group has revealed that it plans to add to its Blu-ray catalog two films directed by acclaimed filmmaker Costa-Gavras: Amen. (2002), starring Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, and Sebastian Koch, and Capital (2012), starring Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Hippolyte Girardot, and Natacha Régnier. The two releases are expected to arrive on the U.S. market on June 10th.
The British Film Institute has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Duel Format Edition of Bill Forsyth's That Sinking Feeling (1979), starring Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, and Richard Demarco. The release will be available for purchase on April 21.
The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films have released the first trailer for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which stars Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Stacy Keach, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta and Julia Garner. The sequel to Rodriguez and Miller's Sin City is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on August 22nd.