In celebration of the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama debuting on Blu-ray and DVD today, we were invited along to take a tour of the darker side of Hollywood. Sure, it’s all fame and fortune for the relative few who make it in this town, but the ones who came close – and the stars who think themselves invincible – sometimes meet a grisly end. In this city of glitz and glamour there’s plenty of gruesome gore to be found, and the folks at Starline Tours know just where to look. Hit the jump to come along on our recap of the tour that took us through some of Hollywood’s most famous haunts and be sure to check out writer-director Andres Muschietti’s Mama, now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is a big one. The site is offering the massive, super-duper special edition Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection for $249.99, which is 50% off its normal price. If you ever considered picking up this bad boy, today’s the day to do it. It contains all 8 movies on Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet plus all previously released materials, more than 10 hours of new-to-disc bonus content, and 5 hours of never-before-seen material. There are also other fun goodies such as a fabric map of Hogwart’s, a blueprint of the school’s interior, a set of concept art prints, a set of sketch prints, a replica of Voldemort’s Horcrux locket, and two books containing images of key props and labels from the production. You’re going to get your money’s worth. Remember, Gold Box Deals are only good until midnight, or until supplies run out.
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We have a new trailer today for Sexy Evil Genius, the feature debut from TV series director Shawn Piller (Haven). Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) stars as Nikki, the ex-girlfriend with severe abandonment issues who invites all of her former lovers out to a bar and lures them into a sadistic game of revenge. If nothing else, this trailer is worth a watch for Sackhoff’s fantastic evil laugh.
Also starring Seth Green, William Baldwin, Michelle Trachtenberg and Harold Perrineau, Sexy Evil Genius will be available on DVD and Digital Download on April 9th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out some stills from the movie.
by Rob Vaux Posted: February 11th, 2013 at 5:26 pm
Double-dipping is a dirty word among movie fans, who have grown increasingly weary of shelling out more money for a multiple versions of a given film. There can be a benefit to the practice, however, especially for consumers eager to pick up multiple movies quickly and efficiently without a lot of fuss. Warner Bros – one of the most notorious practitioners of double-dipping – has recently dived into its archives for a series of “Best of” DVD Collections. Their Best Picture compilation – consisting of 20 films that snagged the top trophy their respective years – ranks as one of the most reliable, marred by a few embarrassing hiccups. Hit the jump for my full review.
Mid-March has been claimed by The Hobbit. Warner Bros. has announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be arriving on Digital Download on March 12th. For those who want to wait a week, the film will arrive on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 2-Disc DVD Special Edition on March 19th. Furthermore, Peter Jackson will host a live first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 PM EST. If you want in, you’ll have to have the UltraViolet code that comes when you buy the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD. An edited version will be archived on the official website (and I’m sure it will be bootlegged to hell during the live-stream).
Hit the jump for a full list of special features. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be available on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on 5-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, and on 2-Disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98 (All prices MSRP). The press release doesn’t say if the 3D Blu-ray will run at 48fps (I don’t know if that’s even possible).
Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s perplexing drama The Master was certainly one of the most thought-provoking films of 2012, and now you can continue to (attempt to) unravel the puzzle at home with the Blu-ray and DVD release. The Weinstein Company announced today that The Master will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 26th. The combo pack’s special features include “Back Beyond,” which is a collection of outtakes and additional scenes edited to music by composer Johnny Greenwood, “Unguided Message,” which is an 8-minute short/behind-the-scenes look at the film, and a group of teasers and trailers which as we all know included footage not shown in the film.
As a bonus, an additional special feature will be added to the combo pack by way of John Huston’s fantastic 1946 documentary about WWII veterans Let There Be Light. Hit the jump to check out the full press release and cover art.
Though we previously saw a leak of some possible special features and specs, the official details regarding the Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus have finally been unveiled. Two versions of the film will be available: a basic, 2-disc Blu-ray, and a special features-packed 4-disc collector’s edition. The collector’s edition includes both the 2D and 3D versions of the film as well as a DVD and digital copy, but the real treasure is in the extras. A whopping seven hours of special features are included on the collector’s edition including two sets of commentaries (yes, Damon Lindelof did one), 15 minutes of deleted scenes, and five featurettes.
A Blu-ray trailer has landed online that teases the multitude of extras, and it promises that “questions will be answered.” In the video we see Scott tease that we’ll “find out who this race was” in the sequel to Prometheus, and some hotly discussed issues (such as whether this is the same planet as in Alien) are addressed. Moreover, another video has surfaced in which Scott explains that seeing The Social Network convinced him to shoot Prometheus using the RED camera. Hit the jump for much more.
Next month, Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus will hit Blu-ray, and it will contain a slew of special features including 15 minutes of deleted scenes. One of those scenes will let us listen to the Engineer’s voice. You may recall [spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie yet] that the Engineer stays silent when David speaks to him (click here for what David (Michael Fassbender) said). In the deleted scene, we hear that the Engineer speaks in a guttural voice, which fits the character’s size and build, but doesn’t feel too original. Prometheus has a lot of problems, but letting the Engineer stay silent and mysterious isn’t one of them.
An unused track from the film has also leaked online, and it was reportedly supposed to be used during the scene where Shaw (Noomi Rapace) ventures out into a storm to retrieve the decapitated head of an Engineer. I’m not sure if the music would have fit the scene (I only saw the movie once), but it would certainly fit a bevy of trailers for sci-fi action movies. Hit the jump to check out the deleted scene and the unused track. Prometheus hits Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on October 11th.
Warner Bros. has released a trailer for the upcoming Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rises. The trailer is the same as the theatrical release except the bumper on the end says to look for the movie on Blu-ray and download. However, the sharp-eyed folks over at Batman-News noticed the details on the trailer’s YouTube page, and saw that the Blu-ray Combo Pack is due out on December 3rd. Not too much of a surprise that it will be ready in time for the holidays, although it will miss Black Friday by a couple weeks.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. As we previously reported, the Blu-ray will not be a director’s cut. We don’t know what special features will be included on the Blu-ray.
The Shield is one of my all-time favorite TV series. It’s constantly shocking, emotional, darkly comic, intense, and there isn’t a weak link in the cast. If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, you should definitely see The Shield. Both feature protagonists who do horrible things, lie to everyone, and then tell the biggest lie to themselves by believing that the evil they do is all in service to their families.
Today, Amazon’s Gold Box Deal is seasons 1-7 on sale for $11.49 Each (57% Off). I would recommend buying them all since if you only test the waters of buying the first two seasons, you’re immediately going to want to buy the rest of the series (which you can do by purchasing the Complete Series Box Set, which would save you about $5 if you were to buy all the seasons separately). [Note: Collider earns a small referral fee when our readers purchase something on Amazon through one of our links. The money generated helps pay our staff and keep the site running. Thank you for reading and supporting Collider.]
The upcoming Blu-ray of The Avengers will include a 90-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, and we’ve previously shown you parts of the doc focusing on Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and the Helicarrier. Today, a new clip showcases Robert Downey Jr. aka “The leader of the band,” according to Joss Whedon. It’s light and fun, but it’s also one of those clips that makes me wonder how much of the documentary is just going to be the cast and crew complimenting each other.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The Avengers hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on September 25th.
Yesterday, we showed you a deleted scene that will be on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers. Today, the gag reel and a behind-the-scenes clip have gone online. Cobie Smulders absolutely steals the gag reel, and it makes me wonder when we’ll get to see her in some comedic roles other than Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother. As for the behind-the-scenes clip, if you’ve ever wanted to hear famous people say nice things about Samuel L. Jackson, this is the clip for you.
Hit the jump to check out the special features. The Avengers hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digitial Download on September 25th.
Universal Pictures has announced a 25-film Blu-ray collection to commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, and it’s a genuinely great box set. The “Universal 100th Anniversary Collection” includes 25 of the studio’s finest films, a 15-track music CD chock full of iconic film scores, a “100 Years of Universal” 72-page collector’s book and more. Though the inclusion of HD versions of films like Dracula, Jurassic Park, The Sting, Back to the Future, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, and To Kill a Mockingbird alone would have been worth the purchase, the box set includes a number of vintage cartoons and shorts as well as a collection of featurettes covering the studio’s entire history.
The 25-disc Blu-ray set and 26-disc DVD collection (Schindler’s List is included in the DVD set only) will be available for a limited time starting November 6th. A price has yet to be announced, but I don’t expect it’ll be cheap. Hit the jump to read the full rundown of films and special features.
If you missed out on The Raid: Redemption when it was released in theaters earlier this year, then that’s too bad because the movie is really entertaining. Usually, films that don’t dominate the box office get a pretty bare-bones DVD/Blu-ray release, but Sony Home Entertainment is doing right by Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts flick. The Raid will be released unrated on DVD and Blu-ray, and while I’m not sure what violent craziness was removed for an R-rated cut (if any; you can stick a few seconds of footage on a movie, not show it to the MPAA, and qualify it as “unrated”), but I’m hoping for at least 33% more machetes.
Hit the jump to check out the press release and a full list of special features. The Raid: Redemption hits DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download on August 14th.
Last month, we reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman was offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Today, Lionsgate has sent out a press announcing that he has accepted the role. In the book, Heavensbee plays a small-but-crucial role. However, the part might be expanded in the film much like Seneca Crane became a much larger figure in Gary Ross‘ The Hunger Games. Filming on The Hunger Games is set to begin the fall for November 22, 2013 release date. Hoffman will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master.
In other Hunger Games news, Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the special features on the Blu-ray/DVD. There will be three hours of behind-the-scenes footage on the disc, which includes a look at the casting, special effects, action choreography, and more. It doesn’t look like any of these features will get into the nitty-gritty of the production, but it will still be a nice treat for the fans. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Hunger Games hits DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download on August 18th.