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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:52

Burnt Offerings For March 11, 2014

Warner Archive’s Blu-ray initiative returns this week, along with their usual assortment of classics and made-for-TV fare on MOD DVD.

Head on over to the WB Shop via the eminently clickable banner below and fill your cart with love…and discs. Mostly discs, really. [Read on here...]

All right, couple things for you today...

First, Doogan’s checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue update of all this week’s new Blu-ray & DVD releases. You’ll find that in his Gripe Soda column here.

Also today, Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artMobius, and Amazon.com pre-order links.

In announcement news today, Warner Home Video and TNT have set Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/3 (SRP $49.99 and $39.98). Extras on the Blu-ray will include numerous behind the scenes featurettes, 2nd Watch hosted by Wil Wheaton and much more. [Read on here…]

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Like I said last week – there isn’t too much of note coming this week.

Some good worthwhile stuff, and a few potential cult films – but, aside from the Coen’s new film, it’s a pretty blah week.

But if anything here floats your boat, be sure to click the title and purchase at Amazon – and tell them we sent you (with money, tell them with money).  [Read on here…]

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First up today, our very own Todd Doogan has checked in with a review of Spike Lee’s recent Americanized remake of Park Chan-wook’s 2003 Korean action-thriller Oldboy, which was itself adapted from a Japanese manga from the late 1990s. The Lee film is now available on Blu-ray from Sony. Turns out it’s... interesting. Check out Todd’s review - he’ll tell you all about it.

In release news today, select retail sources have reported to us that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is gearing up to release a number of Godzilla double-feature Blu-rays on 5/6 (SRP $19.99 each) as part of Godzilla’s 60th anniversary celebration this year. A quick search, reveals that Amazon.com is already taking pre-orders (see the following title links). Among them are Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)/Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003), Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992), and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994). We’re working to confirm this officially with the studio, so stay tuned. We’ll update here as soon as we hear back.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got a nice piece of release news for you guys today, as well as a trio of new Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy. Let’s have the reviews first…

The good Dr. Jahnke has checked in with his thoughts on a true classic of French New Wave cinema: Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, newly re-issued in Dual Disc (Blu-ray and DVD in the same package) by our friends at Criterion.

Also today, I’ve offered up my take on what might be my favorite film of 2013: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, now available on Blu-ray from Paramount. Having grown up in the Plains States, I can say with some authority that I’ve not seen it so perfectly captured on film since the Coen Brothers’ Fargo. The film is poignant, filled with great character performances, and it’s damn funny too. Nebraska made me laugh hard and often. I hope you enjoy it.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got more release news for you today...

First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Mike Newell’s Great Expectations on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/15. Extras will include a piece on the premiere and the film’s trailer.

Speaking of Fox, we’ve officially confirmed that TCFHE is working on a Blu-ray and DVD release of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey science TV series, hosted by our favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage from the 1980s (see our DVD review here), the new 13-episode sequel premieres this coming Sunday on Fox, NatGeo and a whole host of related cable channels. You can find all the details here. From the visuals I’ve seen so far, this show should blow the doors off Blu-ray. There’s no street date yet, but we would imagine Fox will announce the title in the next month or two, timed for release shortly after the series wraps up its broadcast run. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’re kicking things off today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews from our own Tim Salmons, including Scream Factory’s Die, Monster, Die! and Saturn 3. Enjoy!

Also today, Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column this afternoon, running down the latest from from Warner Archive and the Sony Archive Collection.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:00

Burnt Offerings For March 4, 2014

Lots of good MOD releases this week, including five Joan Crawford classics from Warner Archive and the latest wave of titles in the Sony Choice Collection. We’ll get to those in a second but first, here’s an exciting Blu-ray sneak preview. Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for Warner Archive’s Blu-ray releases of Arthur Hiller’s The Americanization Of Emily with James Garner and Julie Andrews and the 1970 mind-bender Performance starring Mick Jagger, from directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Neither title has been officially announced by the studio yet and no street date is available, but we’ll keep you posted. I’m particularly excited about Performance, a very weird and underrated movie that deserves a bigger audience.  [Read on here...]

So... how’d you guys do in your Oscar pools? Here’s hoping you’re all sitting on a few extra bucks today and the sweet satisfaction of out-picking all your office pals. ‘Cause really, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

We’re kicking off the week with Todd’s weekly Doogan’s Queue rundown of all the biggest and bestest Blu-ray and DVD releases hitting stores tomorrow, so do check it out. A certain Best Picture-winning title is among them, as well as Gravity. Don’t miss it!  [Read on here…]

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Welcome to March 2014 everyone! How about them Oscars? Who would have guessed? I hope you all made a killing in your Oscar pools! This week finds an Oscar film in the line-up alongside a whole slew of Blu-ray double-dips and some great classic TV.

And remember, purchasing your favorites through our clickthrus below keeps our little website online – so be sure to buy through us and we’ll be sure to keep on keeping you informed of all your new home media news! It’s not cheap, believe you me.  [Read on here…]

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