Action Hero 4K
(1993/Steelbook/Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/Manifest:
The Complete Second Season
(2019/DVD/*both Warner Archive)/Primal:
The Complete First Season
(2019/Cleopatra/MVD Blu-ray w/CD)/Supernatural:
Complete Fifteenth/Final Season
(2021/**both Warner Blu-rays)
Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: B+/B+/B-/B+/B+/B+ Sound:
B+/A-/B-/B+/B+/B+ Extras: B/B/D/C+/C/C+ Main Programs:
Blu-ray and Manifest
are now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive
series and can be ordered from the links below.
for a wide variety of genre releases from the past to now....
of distribution for over 30 years and meticulously pieced back
together is this startling new restoration is Doctor
(1932), which was filmed in the rare Technicolor two-strip format
before the company discovered the full-range three-strip format that
put them on the map and revolutionized color forever.
film centers around the 'Moon Killer' and a Mad Scientist that goes
by many names that may or may not be responsible. A detective is own
the Doctor's case and soon bites off a bit more than he can chew.
The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray (who would later star in King
the following year), Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, and Harry
Beresford. It is directed by the late Micheal Curtiz (Casablanca).
presented in 1080p high definition on Blu-ray disc with a new 4K
restoration from the last known surviving nitrate Technicolor print.
The film has an MPEG-4 AVC codec with an original widescreen aspect
ratio of 1.37 X 1 and audio mixes in English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
2.0 Mono and Mono (48kHz, 24-bit). The restoration is pretty strong
here and the predominately green colors pop out quite nicely. It is
pretty cool to see a film that is this old looking colorized, but I
definitely think it adds to the film. I personally haven't seen the
film on lesser formats, but it certainly looks fantastic here in this
Warner Archive edition. Occasionally, there are missing frames and
that can be a little jarring, but we must be happy with what we can
get in this case.
B&W version of feature
X (in HD): UCLA Before & After Restoration featurette in HD
documentary: 'Monsters and Mayhem: The Horror Films of Michael
Curtiz' in HD
feature commentary by author/film historian Alan K. Rode
Archival feature commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation,
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Schwarzenegger stars in Last
(1993), which a fun spin on the star's own over the top action movie
career. While it's pretty dated, the film is still a lot of fun even
if it's not one of Arnold's greatest movies. As we all know,
Arnold's '90s era career didn't have as many hits as his 80s era
career, and this was after the hype of Terminator
This 4K UHD re-release is most certainly welcome as the film
definitely needed an upgrade, and it's plain to see that it's never
looked better than it does here.
film stars Austin O'Brien, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles
Dance, and Frank McRae.
(O'Brien) spends his 11-year-old boy days finding solace in a movie
theater watching his favorite action movies starring Jack Slater
(Schwarzenegger) on the silver screen. One day his elderly friend,
whose also the theater's projectionist, gives him a magical ticket
that sucks him into his favorite movie. Although the fictional
action movie world is a lot more dangerous and intense than Danny
expected firsthand and he soon becomes a partner to his favorite hero
and helps him solve a dangerous case close to him thanks to his
knowledge of the world and characters. But can Danny escape from
this world or will he die within the movie world?
is presented in 2160p on 4K UHD disc with a HEVC / H.265 codec, a
native 4K resolution scan and HDR (HDR10) with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 2.39 X 1 and several audio tracks including a new lossless
Dolby Atmos 12-track upgrade, plus the original theatrical Sony
Dynamic Digital Sound mix presented as 5.1 and the original
theatrical stereo audio mix. This is the film Sony debuted the SDDS
8-track sound system with to compete with DTS and Dolby when digital
sound arrived in theaters, but the film bombed and it tool a while to
catch on, but it was very competitive and led to some amazing
theatrical film sound design. Now upgraded to 12-tracks, its is the
first time most people will hear those original tracks.
is a new scan that's been fully restored from the original camera
negative. Also included is a 1080p Blu-ray disc struck from the same
new scan with the same audio specs, but a less impressive image.
Commentary with Director John McTiernan
& Alternate Scenes (presented in 4K with HDR10)
Ending (presented in 4K with HDR10)
Music Video by AC/DC
this Limited Edition Steelbook Packaging
almost startling out much better this film looks now that it's been
restored in 4K. I would definitely suggest it to fans of the film as
a worthy upgrade!
commercial airliner reappears after being missing and the passengers
onboard presumed dead for five years in the NBC drama Manifest
(2018- present). The second season has arrived on DVD courtesy of
Warner Archive in this limited edition 3-disc DVD edition.
by Jeff Rake (The
the show explores the various characters who were on this thought to
be missing airline and the stories of how they are coping with being
back in society. Of course, there are a lot of questions that arise
when this plane comes back to the present and the various characters
have flashbacks and stress dealing with this traumatic event. The
premise is interesting, but it can't quite shake the television drama
feel, and might have been better suited with a more fantasy element.
(The Guillermo Del Toro series The
had a similar plane missing concept only that involved ravenous
stars Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, Luna Blaise, Athena Karkanis,
J.R. Ramirez, Parveen Kaur, Jack Messina, Matt Long, and many others.
Robert Zemeckis is one of the executive producers.
episodes span three DVD discs and include Fasten
Your Seatbelts, Grounded, False Horizon, Black Box, Coordinated
Flight, Return Trip, Emergency Exit, Carry On, Airplane Bottles,
Course Deviation, Unaccompanied Minors, Call Sign,
The Complete Second Season
is presented here on standard definition, anamorphically enhanced DVD
with a 1.78 X 1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy 5.1 Dolby Digital
mix, both of which are of the norm for DVD. There are compression
issues, but with the upscaling on a 4K setup, it's not too bad. To
see the show on disc commercial and watermark free is a better bet
than seeing it on network TV, however, that's for sure.
isn't a bad concept, but it seems a little too dramatic and sappy at
times. It might have been better suited to be a feature film rather
than a long drawn out series.
Tartakovsky, creator of Samurai
and more, continues to try new and interesting things in the world of
animation with his most recent effort as of this writing, Primal
(2021), which originally premiered on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network.
The epic Complete
of the show is now available on the Blu-ray format and tells the
story of a growing bond in prehistoric times between a Caveman named
Spear and a Dinosaur named Fang. Both are reunited under grisly and
tragic circumstances, and end up sticking together to fight for
survival against various prey, nature, weather, other cave people,
vicious animals, dinosaurs, and more.
episodes make up the complete Emmy Award-winning first season and are
all presented on one Blu-ray disc. Episodes include Spear
and Fang, River of Snakes, A Cold Death, Terror Under the Blood Moon,
Rage of the Ape-Men, Scent of Prey, Plague of Madness, Coven of the
Damned, The Night Feeder,
of the Scorpion.
show features the voice talents of Aaron LaPlante, Tom Kenny, Jon
Olson, Laetitia Eido, and Amanda Troop.
drawn and imagined, Primal
is exciting and at times heartbreaking. The series doesn't shy away
from gore and has plenty of caveman vs the elements (and dinosaurs)
in the prehistoric world that has never quite been done in this way.
The image of Spear riding the dinosaur Fang like a cowboy on a horse
and hunting for food is just too cool. This sort of reminds me of
the classic prehistoric segment in Disney's original Fantasia
(1940) film, only pushed more to the extreme.
is presented in 1080p on Blu-ray disc with an MPEG-4 AVC codec, a
widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39 X 1 and a lossless English DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) 5.1 mix. There is little to no dialogue in any of the
episodes, which adds a lot more power to the sound design and music
to help aide the visuals. Speaking of the music here, Tyler Bates
did the score and he is known for his work on the 300
series and other Zack Snyder productions. His mix of tribal with
more modern electronic tones is definitely unique and interesting to
listen to on its own.
animation is captured well here in the HD format, but could have a
little more detail and wider color spectrum on 4K UHD. This
presentation is very similar to the HD streaming version on HBO Max.
The score by Tyler Bates (300,
is cinematic and helps add a cinematic feel to the series.
Features: Behind the Scenes Interviews
is definitely intended for a more mature audience as there are some
pretty heavy moments and lots of blood and animated gore. But if you
are a fan of unique animation and dinosaurs - you gotta check this
out as its definitely an interesting and well made project.
you're a fan of the Mad
films and / or post apocalyptic genre flicks, you will want to check
out the Argentina produced sci-fi film, Scavenger
(2019) which is a rough and tough desert set flick that owes a lot to
George Miller's franchise in terms of its look and overall design.
centers around Tisha - whose an assassin and organ 'dealer' with a
dark past (as is the norm for the genre), and who is ultimately out
for revenge for a crime that ruined her life and her family. She
gets mixed up with all sorts of shady characters, as the film is a
sort of western at its core as well.
film stars Nayla Churruarin, Eric Fleitas, Sofia Lanaro, and Rosa
is presented in 1080p high definition with an MPEG-4 AVC codec, a
widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85 X 1, and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
5.1 mix. Nayla Churruarin, Eric Fleitas, Sofia Lanaro, and Rosa
Cuenya Macedo. For being a lower budgeted production, the
cinematography is pretty good, even if it is highly influenced by the
Features include the Trailer and a Slideshow.
also comes with a 15 track CD soundtrack that features Rosetta Stone,
The Meteors, The 69 Cats, Shiny Toy Guns, 616, and more.
it owes more than a little to the Mad
the needs of the post apocalyptic sub genre with plenty of torture,
blood, and a solid soundtrack that one would come to expect. That
being said, it isn’t completely original either.
after fifteen long seasons, Supernatural:
The Fifteenth and Final Season
(2019 - 2020), is finally available on disc for fans of the teen
sci-fi / horror show to complete their collection. Speaking of, if
you are a die hard fan, Warner Bros has also released a massive
'complete collection' of the whole series in a staggering 58 disc box
set on Blu-ray disc as well! That HAS to set some sort of record!
the ending to the Supernatural
saga is here and is fine for what it is. My opinion of the series
hasn't really changed since reviewing past seasons, as I feel if it
had less pretty faces and more monsters and dark arts material, it
would be more interesting. Its target audience is mostly young adult
so I get it.
series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim
Beaver, Mark Sheppard, and Katie Cassidy. The series follows the
adventures of two brothers: Sam and Dean Winchester (Padalecki and
Ackles) who hunt monsters in the modern world and over various
creatures and scenarios that threaten the planet. While the show has
some interesting moments, it can never quite escape the teeny bopper
feel that constantly looms over it.
Episodes in this set include Back
and to the Future, Raising Hell, The Rupture, Atomic Monsters,
Proverbs 17:3, Golden Time, Last Call, Our Father, Who Aren't in
Heaven, The Trap, The Heroes' Journey, The Gamblers, Galaxy Brain,
Destiny's Child, Last Holiday, Gimme Shelter, Drag Me Away (From
You), Unity, Despair, Inherit the Earth,
is presented in 1080p high definition and a MPEG-4 AVC codec with a
widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78 X 1 and an English DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless mix. The show is presented commercial and
watermark free and up to the Blu-ray standard. The show is also shot
nicely and presented here in a nice collectible set.
2019 Comic-Con Panel
a Gag Reel
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