Perhaps there is no greater mark for a director than his or her name being associated not just with a genre but with a signature style uniquely his own. Speak the name “Robert Altman” and immediately his singular imprint leaps to mind. Nowhere is that style more fully realized than in Nashville. Hit the jump for my review of the Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD release of the film.
With Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World arriving on Blu-ray and DVD later next month, we here at Collider are happy to offer an exclusive preview of a deleted scene that will be included on the home video release. This is a scene that takes place towards the beginning of the film in Asgard, as Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), and Fandral (Zachary Levi) sit around a large table while Volstagg recounts some close battle encounters to a group of eager-eyed children. It’s a nice scene that serves to flesh out the world of Asgard, and there’s plenty more fascinating material from the film included on the Blu-ray release.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. Thor: The Dark World will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download on February 25th. Click here to pre-order.
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a deliciously funny animated sequel, a new Criterion entry, Ron Howard’s latest film, and the final season plus a complete series box set for a beloved HBO show. Briefly:
Here’s a brief look at this week’s promising new Blu-ray releases:
Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
It’s bizarre that Prisoners wasn’t a bigger hit last year. It was critically acclaimed, then later appeared on numerous Best Of lists, and even my nana liked it. The star power of Wolverine couldn’t even draw folks into theaters, where it made only $60 million domestically against its $46 million budget. It’s less than stellar financial performance may have a lot to do with its difficult subject matter, which descends into some truly dark territory. Escapism, this is not. Hopefully more people check it out now that it’s available on home video. Hit the jump for my review of the Warner Bros.’ Prisoners Blu-ray.
There’s currently no home release date for Thor: The Dark World, but a list of the special features have popped up online. The special features include six deleted/extended scenes with audio commentary, a gag reel, an audio commentary track for the feature, a few featurettes, and an “Exclusive Look – Captain America: The Winter Soldier“. The set also includes the new Marvel One-Shot, “All Hail the King”. You may remember that a few months ago, we reported that Ben Kingsley was shooting a secret project for Marvel. Could this be what Kingsley was working on? Is the “King” of the title the King Lear that made Trevor Slattery the “toast of Croydon”?
Hit the jump to check out the list of special features. Thor: The Dark World will be available for digital download starting February 4th and will be released on Blu-ray February 25th. [Update: Disney has released the official artwork for the two Blu-ray releases as well as a trailer, which all can be viewed after the jump.]
Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
Here’s a brief overview of this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
Quite possibly the most unlikely trilogy of all time, director Richard Linklater’s Before series is also one of the best. Audiences fell for Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s young lovers in 1995’s Before Sunrise and were delighted to catch up with the duo again in 2004’s Before Sunset. Given the rather cliffhanger-like ending to the second film, anticipation was high for a possible third feature but Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy played coy about the prospect of another film for nearly nine years. That is, until they wrote and shot this year’s Before Midnight almost in secret, only confirming its existence after production had wrapped in Greece. The result is an emotional and sometimes tough look at life in love, and it’s also one of the best films of the year. Read my review of Before Midnight on Blu-ray after the jump.
Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:
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With the holidays fast approaching, you might already be thinking about buying Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Blu-ray Barrel Set for that special someone (or just yourself, no judging). In case you’re on the fence about making the purchase, Breaking Bad creator/showrunner Vince Gilligan is here to unpack the entire set to show you what you’ll get. I won’t ruin the surprises here, but the creative team behind the set has added some special goodies just for the fans (“Magnets, bitch!”) and a host of exclusive material that will only be accessible in this collection. Hit the jump to check it out or click here to pre-order the set on Amazon.
Just in time for the holiday season, and as a perfect way to kill time until Season 2 airs in 2014, the much talked about CBS hit summer series Under the Dome is now on Blu-ray. In addition to all 13 episodes, the collection includes never-before-seen special features with insight from Stephen King about how his best-selling story is being brought to life, a look at how the characters are being developed, a visit to the set and look at the costume design, the making of the pilot, and commentary about the overall series from the production team and cast members.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Colin Ford (who plays adventurous teenager, Joe McAlister) talked about what most surprised him about the journey of Season 1, which unanswered questions he’s dying to get the answers to, how difficult it’s been to already have lost some cast members, how awesome it is to have Stephen King’s involvement, the biggest challenges in making the show, the crazy pranks they pull on set, how he thinks he might react if he suddenly found himself trapped under a dome, and that he expects they’ll start shooting Season 2 in February or March of 2014. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.
New to Blu-ray this week, Superman flies to home video, Noah Baumbach’s latest film gets the Criterion treatment, and a controversial Oliver Stone classic (which one?) receives a collector’s edition upgrade.
This week’s new home video releases include a couple of long-awaited box sets, an even longer cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (read our review here), and a classic from filmmaker D.W. Griffith. Briefly: