The eagerly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, the third installment in the “Avengers” franchise and 19thMarvel Studios film to date,  delivers exciting viewing,  marking the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. .

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Emmy Award-winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from an original screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Based on the Marvel comic franchise first published in 1963, Avengers: Infinity War, continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in  Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy,  Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther.

Avengers: Infinity War picks up as the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, but a dangerous menace has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, Thanos will stop at nothing to collect all six Infinity Stones in his quest to wield unimaginable power and his twisted will on all of humanity.

Assembling a team that includes members from every Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, the Avengers and their Super Hero allies must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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Avengers: Infinity War DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Features

Here’s the full list of special features…

  • Strange Alchemy Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time—and discover why some were teamed up together.
  • The Mad Titan – Explore the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain, his trail of influence through the stories, and the existential threat he represents.
  • Beyond the Battle – Dive into the climactic struggle on Thanos’ ruined world, including the epic stunts and VFX, to uncover the source of its power.
  • Beyond the Battle: Wakanda – Go behind the scenes to find out how the filmmakers pulled off the most massive and challenging battle Marvel had ever attempted.

Deleted and Extended Scenes 

  • Happy Knows Best – Tony and Pepper spar over the details of their upcoming wedding—until a hassled Happy Hogan pulls up with an urgent request.
  • Hunt for the Mind Stone – On a darkened street, Wanda Maximoff and the wounded Vision attempt to hide from Thanos’ brutal allies.
  • The Guardians Get Their Groove Back  – As Peter Quill and Drax quarrel over their failed mission to Knowhere, Mantis interrupts with news.
  • A Father’s Choice  – Thanos confronts Gamora with a vision from her past—and with lying to him about the Soul Stone.

Gag Reel – Watch your favorite Super Heroes make super gaffes in this lighthearted collection of on-set antics.

Audio Commentary by Anthony and Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

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Long known for its revolutionary creative vision, Marvel Comics has introduced its audiences to a diverse roster of Super Heroes since 1939, most notably with the groundbreaking Black Panther character that made its first appearance in “Fantastic Four Vol. 1” Issue 52, published in 1966, and introduced him to its massive fan base on the Big Screen in Captain America: Civil War, and now  explores his story in Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) directs from a screenplay he wrote with Joe Robert Cole (The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story), with Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War,  Get on Up) returning at Black Panther.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.  Go behind the scenes

Black Panther Bonus Features

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary

The Last Jedi feels like a Star Wars movie made by a fan unafraid to take risks.

Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

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Fantastic Bonus Features on 2-Disc Blu Ray

Even better, this is quite possible the most extras stacked disc ever awarded to a Star Wars film on it’s initial release. That’s damn exciting for those of us who loved the movie. Everyone else will only find more reasons to whine about The Last Jedi on this disc, if only because it essentially stars Rian Johnson. The biggest and most substantial feature is a 95-minute documentary about the making of the movie from Johnson’s point of view. It’s a fascinating presentation of what it’s like to be at the center of such a massive production, coming from a guy who loved the experience so much that he’s visually emotional as the project nears completion. The doc is filled with incredible footage, from the massive nippily milk puppet being helicoptered over to Luke’s isolated Irish island, to Carrie Fisher cracking wise with her castmates on her last day ever playing Princess Leia. It’s an extraordinary doc for those who care, featuring moments guaranteed for internet infamy (get ready for more jokes from Hamill about Johnson’s take on Luke and a Solo spoiler that’ll piss off anyone who didn’t consider the origin of a certain prop for ten consecutive seconds) as well as very quiet human moments that grounds a massive production in ways rarely seen on a DVD promo doc. It’s a special thing. It’s also very telling that the Rogue One DVD doc focused on Kathleen Kennedy and her team of producers, while Johnson is the focus here. But that’s a different discussion for a different day.

Since the main Last Jedi doc is such a specific director’s journey dealing with the day-to-day realities of film production, Johnson also gets a second 10 minute documentary about his theories on the nature of the force as well as a delightfully detailed audio commentary track over the feature. Both boast quite in depth discussions about the motivations behind his storytelling decisions and prove what a thoughtful and measured filmmaker he truly is (despite what you may have heard from WampaLover69 on Twitter). There are also three technical breakdowns of particularly challenging scenes that’ll be catnip for special effects nerds (running just over 30 minutes total), a wonderful peak at Andy Serkis’ pre-mo-cap performance and a half hour of deleted scenes with optional director’s commentary. In a pleasant surprise, there are actually some damn delightful dropped scenes here. For the sake of pacing and The Last Jedi not stretching to 3 hours, Johnson and co. made the right call cutting all the excess material. However, the hysterical deleted scenes with the frog force nuns are almost worth the price of the disc alone. It was actually worth cramming all of this material on the supplements disc for once. Thank god.

So what we have here is easily the best stand alone Star Wars Blu-ray release to date for easily the best Star Warsmovie since the 80s. 

If there’s one Blu-Ray you can definitely add to your collection, it’s The Greatest Showman.

Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America’s original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes The Greatest Showman, an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.

Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey makes his feature film directorial debut with The Greatest Showman, a story that, in the larger-than-life spirit of Barnum, bursts into a boldly imagined fictional realm, one full of infectious pop tunes, glam dances and a celebration of the transformative power of showmanship, love and self-belief.

Michael Gracey directs and braids together original songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) with a multi-talented cast headed by Hugh Jackman to immerse audiences in the very origins of mass entertainment and mega-celebrities in the 70s … the 1870s that is. The result is a chance to enter the newly electrified world of America’s post-Civil War Gilded Age — through the viscerally contemporary lens of the pop culture just igniting then.  Read more about the film

Bonus Features:

  • The Family Behind The Greatest Showman
  • The Songs
  • The Spectacle
  • Music Machine
  • Sing-Along
  • Galleries
  • Audio Commentary by Michael Gracey

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In 1962, the now-legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced “The Mighty Thor” to readers of Marvel Comics, unleashing a new era of action-adventure with their conception of the hammer-wielding Norse god, who debuted in the sci-fi anthology “Journey Into Mystery,” #83 in August of that year.

Despite the Nordic-sounding names, the story was rooted in familiar, universal conflicts that have driven human drama since the beginning of time. To this day, 55 years later, Marvel Comics continues publishing new adventures depicting the God of Thunder, the most recent being 2016’s “The Unworthy Thor” from writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel.

The newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Thor” franchise, Thor Ragnarok, continues the lineage of epic adventures chronicled in the franchise’s two prior big screen successes: 2011’s “Thor” and 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World,” which, collectively, earned over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.  Read more about the film

When an ancient evil, lurking for eons, is released from its shackles, Thor finds himself in a serious situation. The Asgardian prince is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer just as Asgard needs him now more than ever.

With his kingdom shattered, Thor’s only hope is to summon the warrior within, and fight his way back against impossible odds to save his people from Ragnarok.

He finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!  

Chris Hemsworth returns to the title role of the hammer-wielding hero of Asgard. He is joined by Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s duplicitous adopted brother, Loki; Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela; Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric dictator, Grandmaster, ruler of Sakaar; Tessa Thompson as the fierce warrior, Valkyrie; Karl Urban as Skurge, one of Asgard’s  strongest warriors; Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk from “The Avengers” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”; and Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, King of Asgard.

The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost.

BONUS FEATURES:

    • Director Intro Director Taika Waititi humorously discusses why he got into moviemaking and the film’s cinematic “influences.” It’s easy to see where the film got its sense of humor. Available under the “Play” menu option.
    • Gag Reel
    • Team Darryl
    • Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – The Evolution of Heroes  A quick discussion of several key MCU characters — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America — as well as their work together in the Avengers films, other recent MCU entries, and the upcoming Infinity War.
    • Deleted Scenes  Extended Scene: Thor Meets The GrandmasterExtended Scene: Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny AvengerExtended Scene: Grandmaster and TopazSkurge Finds Heimdall, and Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar.
    • 8-Bit Sequences  Crude computer animated storyboards for a pair of scenes but certainly more crisp, clean, and detailed than classic 8-bit graphics. Included are Sakaar Spaceship Battle (0:58) and Final Bridge Battle (2:17).
    • Audio Commentary: Director Taika Waititi, true to the form seen throughout the extras, delivers one of the most humorously inclined commentary tracks ever recorded that blends general commentary insight with witty play-by-play.

 

Alien Covenant – An Ultimate Experience

In space, no one can hear you scream. After nearly four decades, those words remain synonymous with the sheer, relentless intensity of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of futuristic horror, Alien. Now, the father of the iconic franchise returns once more to the world he created to explore its darkest corners with Alien: Covenant, a pulse-pounding new adventure, set ten years after the events depicted in Scott’s 2012 hit Prometheus, relentlessly returning to the roots of the director’s groundbreaking saga with a uniquely terrifying tale filled with white-knuckle adventure and monstrous new creatures. With this, the sixth installment in the blockbuster series  (screenplay is by John Logan and Dante Harper, from a story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green) , the visionary director edges ever closer toward revealing the mysterious origins of the mother of all aliens, the lethal Xenomorph from the original film. Read more

All is quiet aboard the spaceship Covenant. The crew and the rest of the 2,000 souls aboard the pioneering vessel are deep in hyper-sleep, leaving the synthetic Walter to walk the corridors alone. The ship is en route to the remote planet Origae-6, where, on the far side of the galaxy, the settlers hope to establish a new outpost for humanity. The tranquility is shattered when a nearby stellar ignition shreds Covenant’s energy-collection sails, resulting in dozens of casualties and throwing the mission off course. Soon, the surviving crew members discover what appears to be an uncharted paradise, an undisturbed Eden of cloud-capped mountains and immense, soaring trees far closer than Origae-6 and potentially just as viable as a home. What they’ve found, however, is actually a dark and deadly world full of unexpected twists and turns. Facing a terrible threat beyond their imagination, the embattled explorers must attempt a harrowing escape.

Bonus Features

  • 12 Deleted and extended scenes (17:37 total – Prologue: Extended, Walter in Greenhouse, Oram and Daniels: Extended, Walter Visits Daniels, Daniels Bedroom Flashback, Jacob’s Funeral: Extended, Ledward’s Fall, Crossing the Plaza: Extended, Daniels Thanks Walter, Rosenthal Prayer, Walter Reports Back, Stairs to Eggroom: Extended)
  • 3 USCSS Covenant promos- “Meet Walter”, “Phobos’, and “The Last Supper”
  • David’s Illustrations Galleries- a collection and more in depth look at the sketches and artwork Michael Fassbender‘s character android David creates during his time alone on the planet.
  • Production Gallery, including some of Ridley’s famous hand drawn story boards which he does for pretty much all his projects.  “Ridley doodles”. Conceptual Art, Creatures, and Logos and Patches
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers
  • Master Class: Ridley Scott- which goes into the detail with which he approached this film.  It contains interviews with Ridley and the crew, as well as behind the scenes production footage with Ridley directing the “back burster” scene. It actually contains 4 parts (which clock in at 55:30) and talk about story, characters, setting, and creatures.  This was actually my favorite part of the film and blu ray.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Writer-director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the action-packed, irreverent, epic space adventures of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and his gang of eccentric characters as they patrol and protect the universe, doing mercenary work in the wake of the popularity and fame they garnered from saving Xandar. Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the story follows the team as they fight to keep their newfound family together while traversing the outer reaches of the cosmos to unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand. Read more

Bonus Features

  • Audio commentaries in movies are for the hardcore fans. While they’re fun to turn on, the average fan prefers other features. In the Blu-Ray copy of GotG Vol. 2, film director James Gunn guides fans through an inside look at the making of the movie.
  • Visionary Intro: How did director James Gunn decide the storylines for each of the Guardians? The bonus feature Visionary Intro spills it all.
  • Not everything makes it to the final copy of the film, and if we’re lucky, we get to see just what didn’t make the cut. GotG Vol. 2 features four deleted scenes — 2 extended scenes and two deleted scenes.
  • The making of featurette is broken down into four parts:
    • In the director’s chair with James Gunn
    • Reunion tour: The music of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
    • Living planets and talking trees: The visual effects of Vol. 2
    • Showtime: The cast of Vol. 2

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2 Disc)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is  the first in a new series of Star Wars standalone films set in the universe fans know and love, an all-new epic adventure where a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Read more

Rogue One tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes, who in a time of conflict band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Bonus Features: 

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.

The art and craft of filmmaking and storytelling at its ultimate best!

The story and characters audiences know and love come home to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told that is available on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and iTunes Store South Africa.

Beauty and The Beast on Blu-Ray is an absolute must for any collector!  You will fall in love with Disney’s magic and musicals all over again as the insightful featurettes take you on a captivating journey into the art and craft of filmmaking and storytelling at its ultimate best!   Read more about the live-action film

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Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.

Bonus Features on Blu Ray 

  • Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
  • A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
  • The Women Behind Beauty and the Beast – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
  • From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from Beauty and the Beast
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
  • “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
  • Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video. “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.

 

 

 

Add Disney’s classic animated feature Beauty and The Beast to your collection

Beauty Blu RayBeauty and the Beast was the first animated feature to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture and won two Oscars® (best original score and best song), three Golden Globes® and four GRAMMY® Awards, among a multitude of other awards. The film was the first animated feature to gross more than $100 million at the box office in its initial release and the first Disney animated feature to become a stage musical production, one which subsequently ran on Broadway for 13 years and was translated into eight languages, playing in over 20 countries.

The Blu-Ray of the animated classic includes three versions of the film, the special extended edition, the original theatrical release, and the original theatrical release with storyreel picture-in-picture; as well as a backstage peek at Composing a Classic: A Musical conversation with Alan Menken, Don Hahn and Richard Kraft’as well as deleted scenes.

BEAUTY POSTERThe live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast is a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most enduring and beloved tales ever told, and one that has touched readers for centuries. Now, thanks to the artistry and imagination of director Bill Condon and a brilliant creative team, audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the story’s adventure, passion and romance once again.

If you want to win a Blu-Ray copy of the sensational animated Beauty and the Beast, tell us who wrote the screenplay for the live-action adaptation, and send us your name and contact details, with Beauty and The Beast in the subject line before April 30, 2017.

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Tarzan rules in this thrilling and super-spectacular adventure

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The legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs is back in The Legend of Tarzan, directed by David Yates (the final four Harry Potter films) from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.

In this all new adventure, Tarzan is confronted with a formidable enemy who threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—he loves.  But after spending years among the British gentry, he also faces grave danger from old adversaries who have been awaiting his return to Africa.

Tarzan 3The gentleman summoned to #10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister of England is John Clayton III, fifth Earl of Greystoke, and a member of the House of Lords.  But half a world away, and what seems like a lifetime ago, he had gone by another name…a name that has since become legend.  Tarzan. It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård from Diary of a Teenage Girl and HBO’s True Blood) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie from The Wolf Of Wall Street)), at his side.  Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the King of Belgium’s envoy, (Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).    But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

As for special features, there are a few featurettes totaling around 50 minutes of additional content; six exciting behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes focuses on the re imagining of the Tarzan legend, the film’s staged battles and brawls, the relationship between Tarzan and Jane, creating a computer-generated jungle, and there’s a PSA from Skarsgard and Robbie about the elephants in Africa and poaching for Ivory. Read more about the film

Warcraft Offers First-Rate Escapism

Since its inception, more than 100 million players have experienced the dazzling and compelling mythology that is the global phenomenon known as World of Warcraft.

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Now, Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon hits the big screen under direction of Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) and Jones.

warcraft-movie-trailer-orcIn the film, the peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.   As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction.   From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

The Blu-ray version comes with a slew of exclusives, including a motion comic, a multi-part documentary on bringing World of Warcraft to film, a featurette on wax Warcraft figures, and the teaser which was shown at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.

The motion comic features a story that revolves around Prince Llane, Captain Lothar, and Guardian Medivh. The documentary, on the other hand, covers everything from the cast and stunts to the visual effects and mocap.

On top of that, both the Blu-ray and DVD versions feature deleted scenes, a gag reel, an origin story, a feature on Warcraft’s fandom, and a look at the visual effects and facial capture technology.

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Time For A Little Madness in Alice Through the Looking Glass

Disney’s enchanting Alice Through the Looking Glass is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories in which Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

After slipping through a mirror, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself back in Underland with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Her friends tell her that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is in a funk over the loss of his family. Hoping to save his loved ones, Alice steals the Chronosphere from Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) to travel into the past. While there, she encounters the younger Hatter and the evil Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).

Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the visually-stunning world Tim Burton created on screen with Alice in Wonderland, the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll. The producers are Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, p.g.a. and Jennifer Todd, p.g.a. and Tim Burton. John G. Scotti serves as executive producer.

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” enchanted readers around the world when it was first published in 1865. Set in a curious world full of unusual characters, the book changed the landscape of children’s literature. The release of “Alice Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” six years later further cemented Carroll’s reputation as one of the world’s most creative and prolific authors.

Disney’s animated version of “Alice in Wonderland” in 1951 introduced a whole new generation to the genius and eccentricity of Carroll’s classic tale, and in 2010, the visually-stunning “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Tim Burton (“Edward Scissorhands,” “Beetlejuice”) which combined live-action, CGI and motion-capture technology, all in 3D, hit theaters. Burton’s visionary reinterpretation went on to become a global blockbuster and cultural sensation. The story and characters are now indelible fixtures in the landscape of pop culture, and have inspired countless stage, television and film adaptations, making an indelible mark on fashion, music, art and literature.

Bonus Features: Behind The Looking Glass — Explore the making of the movie with the filmmakers and cast|A Stitch In Time: Costuming Wonderland — Learn what goes into creating the film’s spectacular costumes|Time On… — In a whimsical interview, Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) reflects on his close friendship with author Lewis Carroll|Characters Of Underland — A look at the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Absolem and other supporting characters who bring Underland to life|Scene Peelers — Watch scenes transform from raw production footage to final form in these amazing side-by-side comparisons|Music Video: “Just Like Fire” By P!nk & Behind The Music Video — Join P!nk on her adventure in Wonderland|Audio Commentary|Deleted Scenes.   Read more about the film

From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War, the third film in the Captain America franchise and the first film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War L to R: Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016

Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is directed by Emmy Award-winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

With each of the first two films in the franchise having different styles and tones, the Russo brothers explain how they approached “Civil War.” “The concept of Civil War is very important,” says Joe Russo. “Our goal was to tell the story in such a way that both sides have really compelling cases. Both Tony Stark and Steve Rogers individually as characters have very compelling points of view.  We wanted people to be conflicted and torn, which creates a sense of tension about what’s going to happen going forward after this film.”

While the Russo brothers wanted to continue the visceral tone established in “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” they also wanted that dynamic to permeate throughout the entire cast of characters.  “Every character in this film has a distinct voice,” says Anthony Russo. “After working together on ‘Winter Soldier,’ they deeply understand the tone that we like to bring to these films. It’s more grounded; it’s based in realism. There are also political undertones that reflect real world issues in the story, which gives it an immediacy for the audience.”

Bonus Features

  • Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight in their audio commentary and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the film.
  • The United We Stand, Divided We Fall feature takes us behind the scenes with two exciting doccies. This insightful behind-the-scenes journey reveals more about the characters, from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. It also looks at a landmark in the Marvel saga, examining their stories through exclusive footage and interviews. You will discover what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, and how the epic action sequences were filmed.
  • You can explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority in ”Captain America: The Road To Civil War”.
  • From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe with ”Iron Man: The Road to Civil War”.
  • Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange is an exclusive sneak peek behind and beyond the scenes of Doctor Strange.

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The Jungle Book is a must-have for anyone with a heart

The Jungle Book is now available on Blu-Ray in a super-fantastic double-disc edition that includes the 3D and 2D discs, as well as a load of fun features, including an entertaining and insightful audio commentary by multi-talented director Jon Favreau, who delivers a candid and humourous scene-by-scene perspective on this magical, larger-than-live, live-action epic adventure that showcases the art of animation, storytelling and filmmaking, blending live-action performances with stunning CG environments and extraordinary photo-real animal characters.

This is a film the world has been waiting for and it exceeds expectations, giving fervent fans more than they could ever have wished for, and newcomers an introduction that will lead to explorations of its rich history and the animated classics on DVD and Blu-Ray, earning fans across generations and rooting Mowgli and his animal friends and foes in hearts around the world.

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With iconic songs like Terry Gilkyson’s “The Bare Necessities” and the Sherman Brothers’ “I Wanna Be Like You,” the film’s soundtrack still inspires instantaneous humming and toe tapping today, and has been reworked for the new version.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Chef) directed The Jungle Book from a screenplay by Justin Marks (Top Gun 2, TV’s Rewind) that was based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and was inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, with an approach all its own. It was the last film that Walt Disney oversaw. He passed away in 1966, the year before the film’s release.

jungle-book-800The Jungle Book is an unforgettable epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

Bonus features: 

  • The delightful Jungle Book Reimagined features director Jon Favreau, producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato talking about the years they devoted to reimagining this timeless tale, it looks at how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, how the technical wizardry enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie experience, and how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovative playbook to make it all happen. It also looks at the all-star voice cast who helped to bring the colourful character’s to life, as well as the musicians who underscored the emotional journey with a magical score.
  • I Am Mowgli follows 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousand of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli; it looks at Neel’s life before Hollywood came calling, his audition that sealed the deal, and his working relationship with Favreau. Neel also shares how filming Jungle Book was one wild ride, working alongside imaginary animals and performing some super stunts.
  • King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer reveals how the musical number was created featuring one man-cub, a gigantic and legendary ape, and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle.  It’s fun watching Christopher Walken having fun during the recording session bringing the big ape to life in the I Wann’a Be Like You sequence.

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An epic Super Hero journey like no other.

Fans of Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice are treated to 2 hours of features on the Blu-Ray release with 10 smashing bonus featurettes.

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BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before. Nearly two years have passed since Metropolis suffered a battle unlike anything Earth has ever seen.  Many lives were saved, but one man can’t forget those lost in the annihilation, and now Bruce Wayne lives with a simmering rage that has begun to boil over into a feeling of powerlessness, the kind that turns good men into vengeful warriors.  Indeed, it’s the very stuff of nightmares that drives the Batman to leave his mark on the criminals of Gotham, even as he turns an eye toward the greater prize.

BatmanPit the two greatest heroes in the world against each other and the unthinkable becomes inevitable in the form of a truly seismic clash: Batman, the underground vigilante, a knight in the darkness, and Superman, the unbeatable alien in the sky—who can possibly win such a war?

 

 

 

The bonus features are:

  • Uniting The World’s Finest: A fascinating sneak peek at the future films of DCs bold new cinematic superheroes Wonder Woman, (releases in 2017 with Gal Gadot, who also stars in Batman vs Superman and will also star in Justice League), Aquaman (the character is set to appear in Justice League, followed by his solo film in 2018, starring Jason Momoa), Flash (set for release in 2018, starring Ezra Miller, who appeared as the crime-fighting hero in brief sequences in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will also be making a cameo in Suicide Squad, before teaming up with the other DC heroes inJustice League next year), and  Cyborg (set for release in 2020, starring Ray Fisher, the actor who plays Cyborg in Batman vs Superman.) There’s also a preview of Suicide Squad (releasing on August 5 this year),
  • Gods And Men: A Meeting Of Giants: Become a witness to history and discover how everything in Batman vs Superman’s pasts have beeb leading up to this ultimate, epic showdown.
  • The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder: Explore the origin, evolution and powerful impact on popular culture by the legendary Amazonnian Wonder Woman.
  • Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile: Batman’s newest ride is sleek, tough, loud and fast as hell. Host Sai Masekele goes under the hood of the celebrated vehicle, then puts rubber to the road.
  • Analysing A New Legacy Of Design: Superman: Experience the transformation as Henry Cavill goes from the earnest journalist in glasses and tweed to a powerful godlike being in a streamlined caped costume.
  • Analysing A New Legacy Of Design: Batman: From cape to cowl and from rugged body armour to carefully tailored suits, Batman’s outer gear perfectly camouflages and expresses the fury that simmers within.
  • Analysing A New Legacy Of Design: Wonder Woman: From her gladiator-influenced costume to her shield and sword, she is the mortal incarnation of a warrior goddess.
  • Analysing A New Legacy Of Design: The Batcave: Nature and technology exist side by side in Batman’s breathtaking and modernistic subterranean digs.
  • The Might And The Power Of A Punch: A dynamic and illustrative look at the power, physics and fascinating details that make the battle between Batman and Superman formidable.
  • The Empire Of Luthor: Explore the inception of an entirely new interpretation of Lex Luthor, including an examination of his storied history in the comics and what makes him tick.
  • Save The Bats: It delves into the cast and crew’s campaign to spread awareness for a worthy cause. In 2014, director Zack Snyder joined stars Ben Affleck and Amy Adams in a video to promote Save the Bats Week. The production even contributed materials recycled from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to build new bat habitats to help these dying creatures. North American bats have been dying off lately due to the spread of a fungus called White Noise Syndrome, which has killed more than 6 million bats to date, as the species is on the brink of extinction.

 

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other.

If there’s one animated film that results in endless delight and total fun, it’s this charming exploration of humanity through animals characters living in Zootropolis.

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Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootropolis,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016. Officer Hopps jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery. Bonus features: There are several fun features, including the exploration of how the film was created, a fantastic round table session with team that created the film, the music video by Shakira and deleted scene.  Read more about the making of film. 

Creed explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story

Creed reunites award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role.

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Ryan Coogler directed from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on a story by Coogler.

It takes strength and determination to be a world-class fighter.  But for Adonis Johnson, even with boxing in his blood, it will take something more: Rocky Balboa.  To step out from the shadow of Apollo Creed, the father he never knew, Adonis must get Rocky back in the ring.

Although the former champ has been out of the fight game for some time, Adonis reminds him of the tough, young upstart he himself once was.  After some prodding, Rocky agrees to train him, his way.

The challenge of re-envisioning the ultimate underdog story that began with “Rocky” was one that writer/director Ryan Coogler considered even before he was out of film school.

“I grew up watching ‘Rocky’ movies with my dad; it was our thing,” he states.  “Rocky is a character that people just connect with—action fans, drama fans, hopeless romantics, even just movie fans—everyone likes ‘Rocky’ movies because they have something for everyone.”

The Bonus features include ‘Know the Past, Own the Future”, with the cast and crew talking about the challenges of building on the Rocky series; in ‘Becoming Adonis’ you can see how Michael B. Jordan prepared for the hardcore training sequences and fights; and there’s some interesting deleted scenes.

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An extraordinary adventure with a lot of heart, a lot of soul.

Moby-Dick is fiction; however In the Heart of the Sea brings to life the powerful saga that would fuel Melville’s defining and enduring novel.

HEART OF THE SEA

It is one of the greatest seafaring tales of all time: the Nantucket whaling ship Essex was attacked by a leviathan—a white whale of singular size and intent—leaving only a few of its crew to overcome near-impossible odds and live to recount their experience.

But in the almost 200 years since that harrowing voyage, the truth faded into history, eclipsed by the celebrated novel it inspired, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.

Now, with acclaimed director Ron Howard at the helm, the legend of the Essex, her courageous crew, and that mythic white whale comes to Blu-Ray for the first time in the epic adventure In the Heart of the Sea.

Moby-Dick is fiction; however “In the Heart of the Sea” brings to life the powerful saga that would fuel Melville’s defining and enduring novel.

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.  The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade.

It stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) as the vessel’s veteran first mate, Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (Spectre, The Danish Girl) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event three decades later helped bring the story to light.  Tom Holland (The Impossible) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow, Suffragette) as the elder Nickerson, 30 years older.

Bonus Features

  • Director Ron Howard’s Captain’s Log, following the director’s film making voyage via exclusive production photos and his personal Twitter feed
  • Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker dive into their character’s combative rivalry.
  • You can uncover the true stories of courage and obsession that inspired the classic novel Moby Dick.
  • There are also deleted and extended scenes.

 

 

Experience The Sensation Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens At Home

You don’t have to be a fan to enjoy the magnificent 2-disc Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars 2Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records when it exploded on the big screen and became the cinematic event of a generation with over $2.05 billion worldwide.

Now, this epic experience from Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams takes us back again to a galaxy far, far away on a magnificent 2-disc Blu-Ray edition that’s a definite must for any collector. It is also available on DVD. Win a Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Cap!

Fans can now discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with insightful and entertaining in-depth documentary and bonus material that turns a spectacular cinematic experience into an intimate and rewarding journey at home.

Secrets are revealed at last through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.  The features include:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey –  For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers that takes you into the heart and soul of the film and its journey to film.
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the screenplay.  This is really a fantastic nostalgic trip.
  • Building BB-8 – Find out how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favourite in the Star Wars universe.
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, cinematic light saber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the film’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Stars Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.

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Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan, Abrams and Michael Arndt,  Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.

Interviews with: Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan     Producer Kathleen Kennedy    Harrison Ford     J.J. Abrams

The Good Dinosaur Is A Must For Animation Buffs!

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Pixar Animation Studio’s absolutely delightful The Good Dinosaur is now available on Blu-Ray, taking you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend named Spot.

If ever there was a Blu-Ray made for wannabe animators or anyone interested in animation, this is most definitely it.

The insightful and entertaining bonus features take you on an incredible journey into the world of animation, what it takes to be an animator, and how a film like The Good Dinosaur was created.

The features include a fantastic ‘Filmmaker’s Journey’, a hilarious ‘Every Part of the Dinosaur’, ‘Following the T-Rex trail’ and ‘True Lies About Dinosaurs’.

If this is not enough, there’s an excellent audio commentary with director Peter Sohn and his creative team, who intelligently deconstruct each scene and talk about how the film was made.

And, as an extra bonus, there’s the award-winning and Oscar-nominated animated short film Sanjay’s Super Team, a superb father and son story that compliments The Good Dinosaur.

In Sanjay’s Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace.

Go behind the scenes of The Good Dinosaur and meet the creative team.

A Magical Adventure About The Origins Of  J.M. Barrie’s Beloved Characters

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Pan is now available on Blu-Ray and what a treat!

It’s a magical live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie, with Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund as James Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; newcomer Levi Miller as Peter; and Amanda Seyfried as Mary.

The awesome bonus features offers:

  • An in-depth look at the expanded world of J.M. Barrie’s  Peter Pan
  • How the filmmakers found the perfect Peter
  • Explores the backstory of Blackbeard’s fearsome reputation and how Hugh Jackman brought him to life
  • An immersive adventure through Neverland
  • An insightful audio commentary by director Joe Wright

The Story: Peter is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland.

There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily and a new friend named James Hook, Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.

Wright directed Pan from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs.

From Page To Screen:  Bringing Pan To The Big Screen

Writing The Screenplay For Pan

New Blu-Ray releases to add to your collection

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ANT-MAN Your imagination will explode with Ant-Man, an imaginative trip with a miniscule superhero and his army of ants as they save the world. It’s all about the magical Ant-Man suit, which allows master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to shrink in scale but increase in strength. He must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a robbery that will save the world. The film succeeds on all levels, fully suspending disbelief as it plunges the audience relentlessly into an awe-inspiring experience that will blow your mind and take your breath away. Ant-Man took me back to two of my greatest films of all time: Fantastic Voyage, a 1966 medical science fiction film about a scientist who is nearly killed in an assassination attempt, and the medical team who shrink to microscopic size and venture into his body to repair damage to his brain; and The Fly (1958), which tells the story of a scientist who mutates into a human fly after one accidentally flew into his transportation machine and switches their DNA. It was followed by two sequels, Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly. It was remade in 1986 as a film of the same name by director David Cronenberg. One of the things that was most important to director Peyton Reed was realising that, at its core, Ant-Man is a shrinking movie. “There’s a long history of cinematic movies from The Incredible Shrinking Man, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and just on up,” says Reed, “but this had to be 2015’s version of a shrinking movie and, by that, it means the bar is very, very high in terms of technology. It’s got to look photo-realistic. We have to believe that he’s shrinking and part of that is what are the methodologies? How are we going to do this? It used to be that you’d bring in the giant pencil or the giant baseball but we didn’t use any of that in the movie.” The fantastic bonus features include some great behind the scenes featurettes, a delightful audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and actor Paul Rudd, deleted and extended scenes, and a gag reel.

CINDERELLA  bursts into glorious life on Blu-Ray with excellent features that take you into the creative process from page to screen, as well as behind the scenes clips and interviews. It’s an enchanting masterwork from legendary filmmaker Kenneth inspired by the classic fairy tale, bringing to life the beloved characters and timeless images from the studio’s 1950 animated masterpiece in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. It’s a spectacular cinematic experience for anyone who needs an invigorating injection of magic, romance and storytelling at its best. Read review

Inside OUtINSIDE OUT Disney•Pixar’s super-sensational Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out and is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by light-hearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else. The 2D Blu-Ray has some great features:  Riley’s First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) – Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad’s emotions handle “Riley’s First Date?” LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) – Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.  Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out – Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Mixed Emotions – Inside Out’s filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one’s distinct personality and visual identity. And  Audio Commentary from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera. Feature:   Go behind the scenes of Inside Out

AVENGERS AOU BDMARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON  Continuing the epic, big-screen action adventure of a lifetime started in Marvel’s “The Avengers,” the Super Hero dream team is back to protect the world from the greatest threat mankind has ever. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) , Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner ), are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the mysterious Ultron (James Spader) emerges, the team must reassemble in order to stop the terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. The Blu-Ray 1-disc edition has some great features that include a making of featurette and a look at where it was filmed (including Johannesburg), and an insightful audio commentary by writer-director Josh Whedon. Read more

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Absolutely awesome and totally sensational, Mad Max: Fury Road is an ultimate hard core apocalyptic epic with heart! This is what filmmaking is all about – a visceral experience that relentlessly grabs hold of you from the first frame until the climatic ending. It is masterfully directed by George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, who plunges us into the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.  With Mad Max: Fury Road, director/writer/producer George Miller unleashes a world gone mad with the concussive force of a high-octane road war as only he can deliver it. The mastermind behind the seminal Mad Max trilogy has pushed the limits of contemporary cinema to reimagine the beauty and chaos of the post-apocalyptic world he created and the mythical road warrior adrift within it. The Blu-Ray includes dome super features that take you behind the scenes, with exciting interviews and quips. Read review

Tomorrowland A World Beyond COVERTOMORROWLAND Dreamers Wanted…Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible. Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride. Join former boy genius Frank (George Clooney), optimistic, science-minded teen Casey (Britt Robertson), mysterious Athena (Raffey Cassidy) and the brilliant David Nix (Hugh Laurie) in a world of pure Disney imagination. Tomorrowland, A World Beyond transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it. A screenplay by Lost writer & co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland, A World Beyond  definitely takes you on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. Read more   Feature: An Idea Becomes Tomorrowland