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DVD/Blu-ray Review: FOYLE’S WAR – Set 7 – “The Eternity Ring,” “The Cage,” “Sunflower”

FOYLES WAR SET 7 | (c) 2013 Acorn Media

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Daniel Weyman, Ellie Haddington, Nicholas Jones Writers: Anthony Horowitz and David Kane, created by Anthony Horowitz Directors: Stuart Orme and Andy Hay Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Acorn Media Release Date: September 24, 2013 It’s relatively rare for a series to actually change genres, but with Season 7 (or Series 7, as the British call it), FOYLE’S WAR goes from a WWII police drama to a post-WWII espionage thriller without losing any of its tone, clarity, twists or, crucially, its hero Christopher Foyle, impeccably played by Michael Kitchen. There may be some confusion as to the contents of …Read On »

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THIS IS THE END Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THIS IS THE END | (c) 2013 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies THIS IS THE END – If you ever wanted to see a whole bunch of celebrities meet their end in horrible ways this is definitely the movie for you. THIS IS THE END stars numerous celebrities all playing over-the-top versions of themselves (or at least hopefully they …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $79.99 With the showrunner turnover at THE WALKING DEAD occurring practically every season, you would think the series would suffer creatively and tonally, but as Season 3 of the AMC series proved, the story is compelling and strong enough to withstand occasional creative disruptions. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON compiles all 16 episodes from the shocking arc that pitted Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: PSYCHO II and PSYCHO III

PSYCHO II Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2013 Shout! Factory

PSYCHO II Stars: Anthony Perkins, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia Writer: Tom Holland Director: Richard Franklin Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 PSYCHO III Stars: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid Writer: Charles Edward Pogue Director: Anthony Perkins Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 PSYCHO II: Grade: B+  / PSYCHO III: Grade: C Twenty-three years after Alfred Hitchcock made history with his black and white 1960 thriller PSYCHO, Universal Pictures decided to make a non-Hitchcock sequel in 1983. What could have been an absolute train wreck, turned out to be PSYCHO II, a surprisingly effective thriller directed in a very Hitchcockian …Read On »

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IRON MAN 3 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

IRON MAN 3 | (c) 2013 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. IRON MAN 3 – It’s great that Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star in AVENGERS 2 and AVENGERS 3 because maybe in-between filming those sure-to-be-blockbusters he’ll have time and desire to crank out an IRON MAN 4. Downey is by far the perfect actor for Tony …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DAY OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition

GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DAY OF THE DEAD Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2013 Shout! Factory

Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joe Plasco, Richard Liberty Writer: George A. Romero Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 While none of George A. Romero’s zombie films were respected in the respective years of their release (1968 for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, 1978 for DAWN OF THE DEAD and 1985 for DAY OF THE DEAD), they have since become the cornerstones of classic zombie cinema. We wouldn’t have the zombie onslaught today without Romero’s thoughtful and terrifying visions of hell literally visiting earth and there would be no THE WALKING DEAD (the comic or …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: PRINCE OF DARKNESS Collector’s Edition

PRINCE OF DARKNESS Blu-ray | ©2013 Shout! Factory

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker Writer: Martin Quatermass Director: John Carpenter Release Date: September 24, 2013 Distributor: Scream Factory Suggested Retail Price: $29.93 While John Carpenter’s directorial output over the last decade has been minimal, his earlier films including the new reissue PRINCE OF DARKNESS, continue to age quite gracefully and are continually revered and graced with lavish special editions. He’s also just about the most remade film director in history with everything from HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THE THING and soon ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK all getting bigger budget re-imaginings, but often …Read On »

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DVD Review: BLOOD

BLOOD movie poster | ©2013 RLJ Entertainment

Rating: Unrated Stars: Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox Writer: Bill Gallagher Director: Nick Murphy Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: home video/digital download, September 10, 2013 A British crime drama – hell, any kind of production whatever – starring Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham is going to be worth seeing. As it happens, BLOOD has merits above and beyond its cast, with director Nick Murphy and writer Bill Gallagher maintaining a near-claustrophobic tension as Bettany’s English police detective Joe Fairburn grapples with guilt, fear and rage. Joe works in a precinct with his brother …Read On »

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ARROW: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ARROW THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON | (c) 2013 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: DISCONNECT – The first of two Alexander Skarsgard (of TRUE BLOOD fame) films this week on Blu-ray and DVD. Skarsgard is part of an impressive ensemble in DISCONNECT that tries to capture the world in which we live in today where cyber bulling is rampant, people turn …Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

SUPERNATURAL THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON | (c) 2013 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION – How epically cool is this? Finally fans of the FRIDAY THE 13TH get a chance to check out some of the classic films featuring one of the greatest horror icons of all time, Jason Voorhees, in all his incarnations and …Read On »

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