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HD Report | February 20, 2017

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Best Picture Nominees & Other Blu-ray & Digital HD Releases This Week

February 20, 2017 |

This week, two films nominated for an Oscar for “Best Motion Picture of the Year” get released to Blu-ray Disc. Those films include Mel Gibson’s moving World War II film “Hacksaw Ridge,” and the emotionally wrenching drama “Manchester by the … Read More

DISH to Offer Free Preview of Starz Channels

February 20, 2017 |

Dish Network will be offering a free preview of Starz later this week starting on Friday, February 24 and ending on Monday, February 27. The free preview includes HD channels, and some of the hit Starz series Dish subscribers can … Read More

‘Allied’ Blu-ray Review: A Surprisingly Good Old-Fashioned Thriller

February 19, 2017 |

It’s not often that a Brad Pitt movie (or one directed by Robert Zemeckis) silently slips past the public, but Allied managed to do just that when it was released last November. Between the forgettable title, lack of hype, mixed … Read More

Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Releasing To Blu-ray & 4k Ultra HD

February 19, 2017 |

This week, Mel Gibson’s World War II film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield releases to Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD. The film was previously released to Digital HD, selling for $14.99, but the 2-disc Blu-ray combo from Lionsgate includes a … Read More

Why The Nintendo Switch’s Magic Sales Number is 25 Million

February 18, 2017 | 1

Defining the success of a video game console as a fan can actually be a somewhat difficult process.

The problem is that individuals can define success in so many different ways. If a console featured their favorite game of all-time, … Read More

Stephen King, J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Trailer Released

February 18, 2017 |

Bad Robot Productions has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Hulu Original “Castle Rock.” There isn’t much given away in the teaser, but we do know the production (whether a film, mini-series, or series) comes “From the World of Stephen … Read More

NBA All-Star Weekend 2017 Channels & Event Schedule

February 18, 2017 |

It’s the 2017 NBA All-Star weekend and events are scheduled from Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19. The 66th All-Star game itself is on Sunday night, Feb. 19, at 8:30 p.m. ET from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

TV broadcasts … Read More

Warner Archive Adds Over 20 New Movies & TV Show Titles

February 18, 2017 |

Warner Archive has added over 20 new titles to their streaming library, including classic movies and complete TV show seasons. Among the new movies is the Oscar-winning classic horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) starring Fredric March.

They’ve … Read More

Planet Earth II Releasing On Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray

February 18, 2017 |

BBC Home Entertainment will release the 2016/2017 6-episode documentary series Planet Earth II to Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD on March 28, 2017.

The Blu-ray edition is presented in 1080p, while the Ultra HD Blu-ray edition brings 4-times the … Read More

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Blu-ray & 4k Blu-ray Available For Pre-Order

February 17, 2017 |

The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker (2017) is already available to pre-order in several different formats including Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD/SD. The film was just released to theaters in the … Read More

Sling TV Offering Preview of HBO

February 16, 2017 |

Sling TV is currently offering a free preview of HBO for both Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers. The preview started today, Feb. 16 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 20.

On Sunday, HBO will premiere their new series “Big Little … Read More

Who Has the Most to Prove at E3 2017?

February 16, 2017 |

As companies like Microsoft and Bethesda announce their E3 2017 presentation dates, it’s becoming clear that the biggest gaming event in the world is going to be bigger this year than it’s ever been.

In fact, it’s hard to think … Read More

DirecTV Free Preview includes Cinemax, HBO, Showtime & Starz

February 16, 2017 |

Get your DVR cleared out! DirecTV is having a free preview of premium channels this weekend including Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz. The preview runs from Friday, Feb. 17 through Monday, Feb. 20,

During the weekend preview viewers can catch original programming such … Read More

Best Buy Early President’s Day Sale Offers Apple MacBook Air for $750

February 15, 2017 |

Best Buy is having a 4-day President’s Day sale with early access starting today, Feb. 15th. One of the best deals is a 13″ Apple MacBook Air for $749.99. The model typically sells for $999, and as you know Apple products … Read More

PBS Kids App Now Live Streams Local 24/7 Channel

February 15, 2017 |

The PBS Kids app for Android and Apple iOS devices has been updated with access to the PBS KIDS 24/7 live channel. And, the channel can be watched for free with no user registration or authentication required.

Kids using tablets and smartphones can … Read More

Here’s Where To Buy ‘Doctor Strange’ Early Digital Release

February 14, 2017 |

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange was released to Digital HD today, and like most blockbuster titles we like to let you know where you buy it. The film is one of the higher priced digital releases at $19.99 (HD) from most … Read More

Showtime Offering Free Preview This Coming Weekend

February 14, 2017 |

Showtime will be offering a free preview of their suite of channels, as well as Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime service, with most providers this coming weekend. The preview even includes access to streaming Showtime on Sony’s PlayStation Vue.

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Arrival, Doctor Strange, & Other New Releases This Week

February 14, 2017 |

Here’s a look at this week’s home media releases. On disc, Paramount Pictures Arrival is available on Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD. Previously-released to digital, the Blu-ray editions include several featurettes and a Digital HD copy via UltraViolet. On … Read More

Are Nintendo’s “Shortages” Shady?

February 13, 2017 | 1

GameStop recently ran a promotion that allowed 1,000 lucky fans to pre-order the sold-out Nintendo Switch from their local stores.

No wait…that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try this:

GameStop recently ran a “promotion” that allowed for 1,000 “lucky” fans … Read More

New Ghost in the Shell Trailer Released by Paramount

February 13, 2017 |

“Everything they told you was a lie.”

Paramount has released another trailer for the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell (2017) starring Scarlett Johansson. In this new trailer we see a bit more of the “human” side of the … Read More