Blu-ray Deals: PACIFIC RIM Collector’s Edition and PREDATOR Bundle Over 50% Off

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Today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is quite a catch for creature fans.  The collector’s edition of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which includes the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet as well as a collector’s edition Gipsy Danger figure, is currently only $28.99 at a discount of 55% off.  Additionally, the Predator Blu-ray bundle, which includes Predator, Predator 2, Predators, Alien vs. Predator, and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, is only $19.99 at a solid 50% off.  That’s a small price to pay for five Blu-rays and a prep course for Shane Black’s upcoming sequel.  Click the links below to buy:

 

New to Blu-ray: DOM HEMINGWAY, SABOTAGE, BLUE RUIN, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include an expletive-filled turn from Jude Law, a buzzy revenge thriller, one of the bigger sci-fi disappointments of the year, and more.  Briefly:

New to Blu-ray: UNDER THE SKIN, RIO 2, SCANNERS Criterion, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a very different kind of Scarlett Johansson sci-fi film, a David Cronenberg addition to the Criterion Collection, an animated sequel, the second season of a beloved BBC America sci-fi series, and more.  Briefly:

New to Blu-ray: THE RAID 2, BAD WORDS, NYMPHOMANIAC and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a rather epic martial arts/action sequel (featuring a cover quote by Collider’s own Matt Goldberg), director Lars von Trier’s epic of a different sort, a documentary about a film that doesn’t exist, Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, and more.  Briefly:

New to Blu-ray: LEGEND OF KORRA BOOK TWO, KINDERGARTEN COP, THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, and More

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New Blu-ray releases are light this holiday week, but they include a couple of notable home video debuts.  Briefly:

BLAZING SADDLES 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

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Warner Brothers must have both wanted to capitalize and mock the release of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, as they’ve just created a slightly new special edition of Blazing Saddles for the film’s 40th anniversary.  There was no way (and no offense to MacFarlane) that he could match or top Mel Brooks’ film, which is hard to call his masterpiece or even the best film he directed that year.  But that’s only because in 1974 both it and Young Frankenstein were released.  Which is the better movie boils down to preference.  That said, I prefer Saddles.  The film stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn in this Western send up, and my Blazing Saddles Blu-ray review follows after the jump.

Universal Announces STEVEN SPIELBERG DIRECTOR’S COLLECTION Blu-ray; Will Include DUEL, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, and More

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Even though I don’t love every single one of his movies, Steven Spielberg will always be one of my favorite directors.  He was one of the key figures in making me a die-hard movie fan.  His worldwide influence is undeniable, he shaped Hollywood in the modern era, and he’s been going strong for decades (there are going to be so many Jaws retrospective pieces next year for the film’s 40th anniversary).  This fall, Universal will release a new 8-film Blu-ray collection of his work.  The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection will include digitally remastered versions of Duel and The Sugarland Express (both their first time on Blu-ray, and the first-ever widescreen presentation for Duel in the U.S. and Canada) as well as the Blu-ray debuts for 1941 (theatrical and extended versions) and Always.  The set also includes Jaws, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Hit the jump for a list of special features.  Click here to pre-order.  The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14th.

New to Blu-ray: THE LEGO MOVIE, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include an impossibly great movie based on a line of building blocks, the latest delightful film from Wes Anderson, a critically praised dramatic turn from Nicolas Cage, a documentary about male genitalia, and more.  Briefly:

Emmet Tours the LEGO Factory in Exclusive Clip from THE LEGO MOVIE Blu-ray

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It’s going to be incredibly hard for any animated film to top The LEGO Movie this year, let alone any other comedy period (though for some reason, I feel 22 Jump Street has a strong shot).  Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller crafted a hilarious, inventive, and soulful film based on a toy with zero mythology or backstory, and I personally can’t wait to revisit the film on Blu-ray in a few weeks.  In anticipation of the home video release of The LEGO Movie on June 17th, we here at Collider are happy to debut an exclusive clip from the collection of bonus features.  In this clip, Lord, Miller, and producer Dan Lin tour the actual LEGO factory with little Emmet in tow, giving fans a humorous look at how all LEGO figures are made.

Hit the jump to watch the The LEGO Movie Blu-ray clip.  The film is currently available as a digital download and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 17th.

Awesome Blu-ray Deal: ALIEN Anthology and PROMETHEUS Bundle $19.99 (78% Off)

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If you’ve been holding out for the Alien series on Blu-ray, today’s the day to act.  The four-film Alien anthology—which includes Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection—is currently on sale bundled with Ridley Scott’s sort-of-prequel Prometheus for a mere $19.99 on Blu-ray, which is a whopping 78% off.  That price would be great for just Alien and Aliens plus the extensive Anthology supplements, but throwing in the whole series makes it a very solid buy.

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NON-STOP Blu-ray/DVD Release Event at Air Hollywood with Presentation and Q&A from Director Jaume Collet-Serra and Art Director David Swayze

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With Jaume Collet-Serra’s exciting action thriller Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson
now available on Blu-ray/DVD, I recently covered a fun press day at Air Hollywood to promote the release.  Located in the San Fernando Valley, Air Hollywood is the world’s largest aviation-themed studio and has worked with every major studio and production company in Hollywood and beyond, providing sets, props, interior plane mock-ups, cockpits of all shapes and sizes, and even a standing airport terminal set.  Other recent movies that have used their services include Bridesmaids, Flight, Warm Bodies, Baggage Claim, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Million Dollar Arm.  Besides providing production friendly facilities, Air Hollywood also holds Fear of Flying classes, and recently launched the Open Sky for Autism program to assist families with autism in acclimating to air travel.

Our First Class adventure began onboard a 737 mock-up with the screening of a hilarious flight safety video spoofing key scenes from Non-Stop.  It was followed by a fascinating presentation by director Collet-Serra and art director David Swayze who used art and production stills from the movie to show how they choreographed original and exciting action in a confined space and were able to capture some of the cool shots.  Next was a brief Q&A that ended with an air turbulence simulation (without seatbelts!) followed by a personal tour of the facilities with Air Hollywood CEO Talaat Captan and COO Rob Shalhoub who showed us their extensive prop shop, other mock-up sets, the cockpit from the Lakers Champion Air airplane, and the original cockpit used in the 1980’s comedy, Airplane!  Hit the jump to read the presentation and Q&A.

AMISTAD Blu-ray Review

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A measure of a successful movie need not be limited to its box office take or its number of wins at the end of awards’ season, but should also take into account how well the story, cast, and visuals hold up upon subsequent viewings decades later.  For Steven Spielberg’s 1997 historical drama, Amistad, the four Oscar nominations took some of the sting out of a poor box office performance, but this 175-year-old tale of a struggle for freedom is, sadly, still very relevant to contemporary times.  Additionally, the film’s excellent cast is a treasure trove of both veteran actors and young up-and-comers who would go on to make a big name for themselves in later years.  Now that Amistad is available on Blu-ray, you can revisit the film for yourself.  Hit the jump for my Amistad Blu-ray review.

New to Blu-ray: TRUE DETECTIVE, NON-STOP, COSMOS, RAY DONOVAN, JACK RYAN, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a trio of very television offerings, a pair of new Criterion releases, and more.  Briefly:

GHOSTBUSTERS Gets 30th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release This Labor Day Weekend; GHOSTBUSTERS II Will be Available for the First Time on Blu-ray

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It looks like the original Ghostbusters will make it onto contemporary movie screens well before the third film in the series even enters production.  The 30th anniversary of the 1984 classic is as good a time as any to organize a theatrical re-release, and that’s exactly what is coming this Labor Day weekend.  A restored and remastered version of Ghostbusters will play in more than 700 theaters starting August 29th.  It will be a great opportunity to introduce children and newcomers alike to the paranormal property starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, and the late Harold Ramis.  Coincidentally, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters II, which will be released on Blu-ray for the first time later this year.  Hit the jump for more.

New to Blu-ray: BREAKING BAD: The Complete Series, LONE SURVIVOR, ROBOCOP, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the non-limited edition complete series set of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, the latest from director Peter Berg, the supposedly “final” cut of Oliver Stone‘s historical epic Alexander, and a sci-fi remake from earlier this year that failed to make much of a splash.  Briefly:

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