Sci-Fi on DVD

Three decades after Ridley Scott’s cult sensation Blade Runner changed the face of cinema, the much-anticipated follow-up Blade Runner 2049 challenges our notions of who we are…and where we are headed. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.  Bonus Features:  Director Denis Villeneuve introduces pre-shot anime stories that dramatises some events that occurred after the first Blade Runner, and before Blade Runner 2049 begins: Los Angeles, 2022 – when angry masses  identify and kill Replicants, the Blackout of 2022, 2030 – Nexus Down, and 2048 – Nowhere to Run. The doccie Blade Runner 101 explores The Replicant Evolution, Blade Runners, The Rise of Wallace Corp, Welcome to 2049, the fantasy app Jois, and Withing the Skies looks at the Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas.  Trailer

The super-exciting Ready Player One is set in the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place.  The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days.  In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination.  The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir.  When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. The bonus feature offers a journey into the 80′.  Read more about the film / Watch the trailer

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. Bonus features: A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept; Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor; Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character; K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid; Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters; Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect; The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary; Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie; The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope”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. TRAILER

Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible. 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.  Read more about the BLu-Ray release

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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.

If you are looking for some breathtaking action that will keep you on the edge of your seat (or hiding under your duvet), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  is a must. It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.  Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  The DVD has first rate features that takes you behind the scenes of how the film was made, as well as Chris Pratt’s hilarious video diary. Read more about the film / Watch the Trailer

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

Star Wars: 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. Fantastic Bonus Features on 2-Disc Blu Ray

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. Bonus features: 12 Deleted and extended scenes; 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. TRAILER