Of Mine (2019/Lionsgate
Complete Seventh Season
''Who Am I?''
(1998/Umbrella Region Free Import Blu-ray)/Mayans
MC: The Complete First Season
Mars: The Complete First Season
(2019 revival/Warner DVD Set)/The
B/B-/B+/B-/C+/B+ Sound: B/B-/B+/B-/C+/B+ Extras:
C+/D/C-/C+/C-/C- Main Programs: C+/B/B+/B/C/B
Chan's ''Where Am I?''
Import Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Umbrella
Entertainment in Australia and can play on all Blu-ray players, while
is now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive
series. All can be ordered from the links below.
a group of new genre releases that are more TV heavy than usual, but
include some older feature films you may have missed...
(2019) is a mostly formula film with everything we've seen before in
past psychological thrillers, involving jealousy, psychosis and a
lead character who becomes obsessed. This time it is Noomi Rapice
(the original Girl
With The Dragon Tattoo)
who has a new family, but it is in trouble because she is having
trouble, not recovered from the loss of her daughter in a hospital
fire years before. Suddenly, she sees a friend of her young son, a
little girl who she starts thinking is her daughter.
here, but the mother (the underrated Yvonne Strahovski) is unaware
at first that they (including her husband) are being stalked by the
mother in pain. The acting here is far above the script, which again
covers everything you can think of from similar 1990s films, but
worst of all, they do a switcharoo ending (ala Philip Noyce's Sliver
(1992), but much worse) that does not fit the rest of the film by any
means. Too bad, as this had been smarter and the makers really
concentrated, this could have been a surprise box office hit and big
surprise, made in Australia. Too bad.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image has a little motion
blur, but the HD shoot is mostly decent, while the DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix has a good, consistent soundfield.
It may not have any demo moments, but it works well enough.
include a Making Of featurette, trailer gallery and Cast/Crew
hit Showtime political thriller, Homeland,
returns for its Seventh
(and apparently final) Season
and stars Clare Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison who works to
protect U.S. soil from various terrorist threats. At times
frightening real, this modern day piece sheds like on what's
happening behind the curtain that the Government doesn't exactly want
us knowing about.
also stars Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, David
Harewood, Diego Klattenholf, Morgan Saylor, Jackson Pace, and Sarita
Cloudhury to name a few.
three disc DVD set contains all twelve original episodes including
of the State, Rebel Rebel, Standoff, Like Bad at Things, Active
Measures, Species Jump, Andante, Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter,
Useful Idiot, Clarity, All in,
to the People.
episodes are presented here on DVD in standard definition with a
1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and an audio mix in lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 surround sound. While it doesn't look as sharp as a
1080p Blu-ray, the transfer here is fine for the format and on par
with the original streaming. If you don't have Showtime or are just
a fan catching up, this isn't a bad way to enjoy the series.
of Jackie Chan's most memorable films, Who
(1998) both stars Chan and is co-directed by him as well. A
definitive action comedy, and follows Jackie Chan as a top secret
militant soldier who crash lands into the South African jungle after
his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting
with a powerful mineral) has gone awry.
up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is,
thus being addressed as "Who Am I". Soon two female
sidekicks to find out his identity, which leads him all the way to
Rotterdam, where he coincidentally discovers the location of the
organization that kidnapped the three scientists. As he struggles to
remember who he is and what happened, a plot unfolds that leads to
self discovery, which involves heavy amounts of butt kicking.
has a nice 1080p transfer that is featured on this disc in 2.35:1 and
1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratios, both of which are selectable on the
menu screen. The dubbed English soundtrack on the disc is in both
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo, however, the
original foreign language track is not available nor an English
subtitled version. The colors and overall presentation seems fine
and certainly bests any DVD edition, and will satisfy fans who just
want the film looking a bit better than DVD.
only extra is a Trailer.
continuation of their hit series, Sons
- a vicious tale of a motorcycle gang led by Ezekiel 'EZ' Reyes (J.D.
Pardo). Full of plenty of violence and drama, the show has a similar
vibe to Sons
only it is missing of course the key players of that series. If
you're a a fan then this is definitely worth checking out and, as of
this writing, is going into a second season.
MC: The Complete First Season
also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bogler, Emilio
Rivera, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Antonio Jaramillo, Michael Irby,
and Carla Baratta to name a few. The show is produced by the Sons
creator Kurt Sutter.
are ten episodes in this Season
that include Perro
OC, Escorpion/Dzec, Buho/Muwan, Murcielago/Zotz, Uch/Opossum,
Gato/Mis, Cucaracha/K'urch/Rato/Ch'o, Serpiente/Chickan, and Cuero,
all presented in 1080p 1.78 X 1 framing with DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
5.1 lossless mixes that look and sound fine.
Creation of Mayans M.C.
The Ground Roaring
the Mayan's Signature Bikes
cycle of TV revivals
have mostly been lame, the most since TV needed more programming in
the 1980s with arrival of cable/satellite channels. Most have been
unnecessary, a few more of the same (Will
a few better than they got credit for (Murphy
and the cycle is not in decline for the moment. One that is more of
the same in the poorest way is Veronica
Mars: The Complete First Season
(2019) with Kristen Bell (whose name is missing from all parts of the
DVD case, inside and out, for some odd reason) in what is actually a
fourth season after 12 years save the 2004 movie.
reference, we've covered the last season of the original show
covered the feature film...
thought at least after five years, the new revival would be more than
just nostalgia an attempt to go back in its 8 episodes to be exactly
as it was as if nothing changed. Especially with the #MeToo Movement
and other events, political ands not, but we instead get a show that
plays like teleplays that they did not use were getting recycled. No
progress, no new twists, no growth, just more of the same and playing
it way too safe. To say this is for fans only is an understatement,
but that's it.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is now HD shot and looks a
little better than expected, but not by much, while the lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 is well-recorded enough, but probably sounds better
lossless. Serious fans or anyone wanting to sit through this should
consider the Blu-ray edition, but it is only available online via
Warner Archive, but you can find out more by going to the link below.
This DVD version is available at all stores.
include a paper episode guide page inside the DVD case, while the one
extra across the two DVDs is the show's panel at Comic Con 2019.
on a story by Roald Dahl (Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory)
comes the fantastical 1990 film, The
with star Anjelica Huston in the lead in this brand new master on
this online-only edition from Warner Archive. Directed by Nicolas
Man Who Fell To Earth,
Jasen Fisher plays Luke, a little boy who discovers that a group of
witches plan to turn the human population into mice and reign
supreme. Luke decides that he must stop them, but it sure won't be
film also stars and Mai Zetterling, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn,
Rowan (Mr. Bean) Atkinson.
is presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio
of 1.85:1 and a new audio mix in English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0
Stereo lossless sound with Pro Logic surrounds from its original
analog Dolby A-type noise reduction soundmaster. Both of which are a
massive improvement on the film, which was previously only available
on standard definition DVD. Colors overall are much more vibrant and
detailed here, which adds a lot to a rather dull colored correction
previously. The sound design isn't too over the top, but is
definitely appropriate for the film.
only extra here is a HD Trailer of the film.
Halloween season favorite for many, The
features a very fun performance by a young Anjelica Huston and some
memorable special effects including some very unique-looking witches.
This disc features a very nice presentation of the film that will
certainly be sought after by fans, however, lacks in the extras
department sadly. However, a remake is in the works, so see it soon.
Chan's ''Where Am I?''
Umbrella import Blu-ray, go to this link for it and other hard to
to order The
Warner Archive Blu-rays, go to this link for them and many more great
web-exclusive releases at:
Nicholas Sheffo (Mine,