On March 15th EPIX will air the original documentary Doc of the Dead that examines the rise in popularity of zombie movies, TV shows and other media. The airing will be part of an all-day Zombie-thon on EPIX. Starting at …
Story idea: Why don’t restaurants serve apples anymore?
This line made me laugh, but it’s not from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – The Rich Mahogany Edition, it’s from Mr. Burgundy’s diary that accompanies this 2-disc Blu-ray …
Is Paramount taking advantage of fervent Trekkies and Trekkers alike by fragmenting their extra disc features among various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and iTunes?
We’re not sure if you should watch the mind-bending duo of Donnie Darko and Memento before or after Titanic, but we do know that trio would make for a beautifully bizarre triple feature. Throw in season 5 of Breaking Bad …
In what was either an apparent glitch on Apple’s part, or a blessing for cinema-lovers and fans of the boy wizard, the entire eight-film Harry Potter series went on sale for $9.99 Tuesday via iTunes.
Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have reached a distribution deal that will put hundreds of Fox movies on STARZ and ENCORE movie channels. The multi-year agreement includes standard-definition and HD versions of titles, as well as On Demand and …
Coming up this month, HDNet Movies will broadcast several movies in HD that are new to the network. Premiering on Monday, July 22, the 1960 Walt Disney film Pollyanna will be aired for the first time. Later that evening, the network will broadcast the sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) directed by Robert Wise with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. On Thursday, July 25, Mitchell Musso, Steve Buscemi, and Catherine O’Hara provide voiceovers for the animated film Monster House (2006). On Wednesday, July 24, the comedy Top Secret (1984) starring Val Kilmer and Peter Cushing airs for the first time. On Friday, July 26, Paramount/Nickelodeon’s Clockstoppers (2002) starring Jesse Bradford and French Stewart premieres. And on Saturday, July 27, Michael Bay’s The Rock starring Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris will broadcast for the first time on HDNet Movies.
On Sunday, Mar. 24 EPIX HD will premiere Marvel’s blockbuster film The Avengers. The film earned $1.5b at the worldwide box office and $89m in home media sales since its release in Sept. 2012. Marvel’s The Avengers was directed by …
The odds are in Netflix’s favor as they have acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the blockbuster film The Hunger Games.
Peter Jackson’s first film in his somewhat bloated Hobbit trilogy will be released to Blu-ray on March 19th, but don’t expect to see an Extended Edition à la the LOTR Extended Editions that fans have come to expect from the New Zealand director.
Warner Bros. has stepped into the VOD streaming fray with their Warner Archive Collection Instant service, intending to go head-to-head with established streaming video companies such as Netflix and Hulu.
Want to know what’s playing on HDNet Movies for the Christmas holidays? Here’s a list of new films premiering on the network through the rest of December. Some highlights include Can-Can (1960), Dragon Hunters, Bulletproof Monk, October Sky, The Bank Job, and The Great Muppet Caper. See the list below for specific times. Movies listed in alphabetical order.
HDNet Movies, as always, only broadcasts films in 1080i high-definition (HD). Upcoming new films this November include Spike Lee’s The 25th Hour (starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Rosario Dawson), Ghost Ship (starring Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies), and Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential (starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce). And, HDNet Movies will give viewers a “sneak peak” of the upcoming film Jack and Diane, which means you can see the film before it hits theaters and DVD. The film stars Juno Temple, Jena Malone, and Kylie Minogue about a relationship fraught with inevitable separation. If you’re wondering what happened to the flagship channel HDNet…well that’s a different story you can read about here.
If a foul-mouthed teddy bear who sounds an awful lot like Peter Griffin doesn’t say holiday spirit to you, then I don’t know what does. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is delivering Ted, last summer’s comedy hit, to Blu-ray, DVD, and Video On Demand, December 11. Ted stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, with director Seth MacFarlane as the voice of the swear-happy stuffed animal.
The Blu Ray vanishes! If you were waiting, spellbound, for the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection on Blu-ray, it appears you’ll be waiting until October 30th. Due to production problems already noticed with the British release of the Blu-ray version, Universal is pulling back from the original September 25th. street date.
Fans of director Quentin Tarantino are in for a treat this November. Lionsgate (and what’s left of Miramax) set a street date of November 20th for an 8-film Blu-ray boxed set highlighting the bulk of Tarantino’s work to-date. Of course, this precedes (and is set up as fan-bait for) the December 25th release of Django Unchained, the “Southern” that stars Jaime Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz.
Last week, HD Report, put an item from the rumor mill (aka Nuke the Fridge) out there regarding a possible Director’s Cut for TDKR. Of course, we covered it with plenty of caveats, not the least of which is director Chris Nolan’s long standing resolve not to issue director’s cuts (as he feels his theatrical cut IS his director’s cut).
One of the most highly anticipated Blu-ray releases for the holidays is Christopher Nolan’s (pretty goddamn incredible) conclusion to his gritty Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises (reportedly due to hit the streets on December 7th). The 2 hour 45 minute long movie already seems plenty rich in terms of both running time and plot, but one narrative thread that was left truncated on the cutting room floor was to include Bane’s transformation from standard prison scum into an intelligent and bone-crushingly fearsome fighter.
Those happy Marvel fans who helped push the recent Avengers movie to over $620 million domestically who were thrilled that Marvel was going to do right by their favorite franchise of films with the upcoming release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Limited Edition Blu-ray set (also known as “Phase One – Avengers Assembled”) may have to wait a bit for Marvel to hammer out a packaging dispute over the 10-disc, six-movie collector’s set.