Man and The Wasp 4K
(2018/Marvel/Disney 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/Starchaser:
The Legend Of Orin
(1985/Fries Entertainment Blu-ray)/Star
Wars: The Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model
(2018/Hardcover/LucasFilm/Disney/Studio Fun Books)
Ultra HD Picture: A 3D Picture (Orin):
n/a Picture: B+/B- Sound: A/B- Extras: B*/D Films:
B+/C Book: A
heroes and action define what this trio of releases tries to
Marvel Studios saga continues with Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
- the action packed sequel to the original Ant-Man (2015, see
link below), which takes place in the Marvel cinematic universe at
the same time as Infinity War, but just in a different place
(San Francisco). Surprisingly, Ant-Man and the Wasp ended up being
one of the better blockbusters of 2018 in a rather clunker of a
summer that didn't deliver too many memorable films.
of the same cast is back from the original film including Paul Rudd,
Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, T.I. with the
addition of Walton Goggins, Bobby Carnavale, Judy Greer, the
fantastic Michelle Pfieffer and Lawrence Fishburne amongst others and
the Director Peyton Reed has also returned. The result is a film
that's a bit better than its predecessor and that's a mix of
superhero awe factor and eye popping visual effects. One effect that
has only been perfected upon is the 'de-aging' of actors, which is
present here with Douglas and Pfeiffer in the film's opening scenes.
Marvel has employed this technique with many of the Marvel films to
great success so far.
the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang
(Rudd) is on house arrest and making the best of it by spending time
with his daughter. But when he's urgently approached by Hope van
Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), Lang must once again don the
Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. This time, they go up
against an arsenal of foes that want Pym's technology for their own
sinister uses... including a transparent foe that ties to Pym's
missing Wife (Pfieffer) whose been lost in the quantum realm for
film is presented in The 2160p
HECV/H.265, HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition
image and a 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio. Paired with a
Dolby Atmos 11.1 lossless (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mixdown) audio track,
this is a high end cinematic experience that's cutting edge to say
the least. With a film as detailed as this one, there's plenty of
small details that you catch in the 4K UHD presentation that you
don't with the also included 1080p Blu-ray edition (which has similar
audio and widescreen specs). Details on the costumes and characters
here is very nice with an overall high key tone as opposed to other
dramatically lit films in the same genre.
digital copy is also included.
Features (which are only on the Blu-ray, as the press release notes)
Intro by Peyton Reed - The talented creator behind some of Marvel
Studios' funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences
deeper into the world of "Ant-Man and The Wasp."
in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang - Hero and all-star dad Scott Lang
keeps the laughs coming for the audience, cast and crew.
Suit of Her Own: The Wasp - Highly trained Hope Van Dyne is now
the Wasp. See how some of her craziest stunts and action-packed
scenes were brought to life.
Super Heroes: Hank & Janet - Hank Pym's wife Janet was lost
in the quantum realm. Trace the legacy of these characters and the
iconic actors who portray them.
Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of "Ant-Man and The
Wasp" - Explore the movie's visual effects and production
design from a whole new viewpoint, in which every micro and macro
Reel and Outtakes - Audiences are treated to the hilarious quips that
did not make the film as well as exclusive outtakes from Stan Lee and
Reel - Join in the fun with these outtakes from the set.
Lee Outtakes - Stan Lee tries out a series of hilarious one-liners
for the scene in which his car shrinks.
Heidecker Outtakes - Check out Whale Boat Captain Daniel Goobler and
his improvised whale-watching riffs.
Scenes (with commentary by Director Peyton Reed)
Upon Worlds - As Janet leads Hank through the surreal landscape
of the quantum realm, they encounter an intelligent life form.
on the Trail - On the hunt for Hank Pym and his lab, Sonny Burch
and his henchmen check the security camera of a neighborhood
a 3D Lenticular Cover, *though as you can see from our cover art, an
edition with a 40-page booklet has also been issued.
and the Wasp feels like a necessary sequel to the original film
and doesn't feel forced or made solely for a cash grab. The film has
a lot of imagination, charming performances, and is easy to sit back
and take in. I'm definitely excited to see these characters tie in
with The Avengers in the finale to Infinity War that's
due out next year.
more on the first film, try this link...
cartoon born shortly after the original Star Wars trilogy was
released, StarChaser: The Legend of Orin (1985) is a little
known animated feature that has now found new life on the Blu-ray
format. Directed by Steven Hawn and one of the first animated movies
to combine traditional and computer animation, the '80s film is a
staple of its time and more fun to look back on as an archival genre
piece than anything.
(Joe Colligan) is a slave boy working in the subterranean mines near
a planet's molten core and a prisoner to his robot overlords. After
he finds a powerful sword embedded in the ore, he makes his way to
the surface and encounters hot-shot pilot Dagg and Princess Aviana.
The three traverse the galaxy along with their faithful android
companions, doing battle with the minions of the despotic Zygon, who
seeks to enslave all of humanity... can they stop him?
animation is a bit dated and reminds me of the old Hobbit
cartoon series from the similar time period. A slight step above
Hanna Barbera animation, it likely looks the best it ever has ever in
HD. The film is presented in its original 2.39:1 widescreen aspect
ratio and paired with a 2.0 English Stereo Surround mix, the same
lossy Dolby Digital from the old MGM DVD. It's not the best looking
animated film I've seen on disc from the time period.
extras, but it does have a lenticular cover slip.
no denying that this film is a Star Wars rip-off, which will
make it fun for some fans to check out. However, I don't see it
getting remade or for some groundbreaking fan movement to explode
anytime soon, though it was originally a 3D theatrical film release
and many hoped this inevitable Blu-ray release would include that
version. For more on the film, read more at this link...
we have a new Hardcover book, Star
Wars: The Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model
Katrina Pallant and Maddox Philpot. If you're a huge Star Wars fan
like I am, then your life dream would be to have your own Millennium
Falcon. While owning a fully functional ship of that size is a
little improbable, you can now build a beautiful scaled model of the
infamous sci-fi ship to add to your collection at home thanks to this
gorgeous new construction book from Studio Fun and Lucasfilm!
you flip through the construction side of the book, you can punch out
individual pieces of the ship to build The Falcon with no glue
required! Several of the small punch out pieces have facts about
that specific part of the ship and how it adds to The Falcon's
functionality and history. When fully built, this model is
approximately 30 x 30cm and even has moveable cannons and radar dish!
You can even remove the panels and look inside the model for extra
from the construction side, there's also a softcover book inside that
contains a 32-page full color booklet with images from each of the
Star Wars films, facts, and quizzes to help test your
knowledge of the force.
it may take some time to construct, the Millennium Falcon model/book
is ideal for those who enjoy model-making and, of course, love Star