Thor:Ragnarok was one of the most anticipated movies of the Fall and now it’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD. See Thor and Hulk go against another and come together to battle in a race against time with villainess Hela (Cate Blanchett) in the way.
- Director’s Introduction
- Deleted/Extended Scenes – Deleted Scenes: The Sorcerer Supreme, Skurge Finds Heimdall & Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar and Extended Scenes: Thor Meets the Grandmaster, Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny Avenger & Grandmaster and Topaz
- Gag Reel – Watch a collection of goofs, gaffes and pratfalls starring the cast
- Exclusive Short/Team Darryl – Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar, the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life. It’s been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly payments. Unfortunately for Darryl, the Grandmaster was the only one who answered Darryl’s “Roommate Needed” ad and with no viable options, the Grandmaster moves in.
- Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – The Evolution of Heroes – Marvel’s universe is vast and transcends both time and space. We’ll examine the Cinematic Universe as a whole and revisit each of our heroes’ current location and their place in the current MCU timeline, as it all leads up to the one culminating event: “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- Getting in Touch with Your Inner Thor – “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has brought his unique sensibility and sense of humor to the film in a great many ways but it is the evolution of Thor’s own sense of humor, which stands out the most in the new film. This piece explores the impact Chris Hemsworth has made on the development of his widely-loved character and celebrates the mighty cast and crew who reveal the fun and hard work that went into assembling Thor’s eccentric counterparts.
- Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie – This piece explores the strong female characters in “Thor: Ragnarok,” their importance in the MCU, their incredible casting and their epic comic origins.
- Finding Korg – A tongue-in-cheek interview with Taika on casting Korg. He describes the difficult search for just the right evolution of the character design, and the nuances of this instantly classic character in the MCU. This conversation will also delve into all the extraordinary visual effects that brought Korg, Sakaar and the worlds of “Thor: Ragnarok” to life.
- Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown – Sakaar is the collection point for all lost and unloved things. This documentary will answer all known and unknown questions while also exploring the hard work and creativity that went into creating the look and feel of Sakaar. From design inspired by Jack Kirby’s classic artwork to the dedication of the visual development team to the awe-inspiring physical and digital production, you will see this distant world come alive.
- Journey into Mystery – A deep dive story piece with the writers, director and producer Kevin Feige about the inspirations for “Thor: Ragnarok” within the comics. Most notably, the contest of champions limited series where the Grandmaster pitted our favorite heroes against one another as he does in the film. This piece also further explores Thor’s comic book origins and classic arcs through interviews with some of the most important comic creators, such as Walt Simonson and Jack Kirby.
- 8bit Scenes – Final Bridge Battle + Sakaar Spaceship Battle. Dive into these climactic sequences presented in retro video-game format.
- Directors Commentary
- Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance – We’ll examine this Super Hero friendship, which has spanned through several Marvel films. From their original Helicarrier fight match to the now iconic Hulk punch from Avengers 1, see how Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes become the most extraordinary Super Hero buddies.
- Additional Deleted Scenes – Travel to Asgard & Race To The Wormhole
Thor:Ragnarok will be available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 20. It will also release in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 6.
Welcome 2018, lets hope you have a lot of great releases in store for us. The first week of January offers some of my personal favorites of 2017. So check out the following movies that are finally out on Blu-ray and VOD.
This was probably my favorite movie of 2017. An incredible true story of Barry Seal, a real-life pilot turned drug runner turned government spy. Yes, this man ruled the 1980’s, and no very few knew about it. Tom Cruise is fantastic as Seal, he brings the Cruise charm, energy, but also an authentic side you don’t get to see in his films often. This is one of those films that’s so entertaining and insane from start to finish that you keep thinking if all of this could have possibly been real? A little tidbit, the drug dealer that Seal is a runner for is none other than Pablo Escobar. Just one of the many twists and crazy turns you’ll witness that you never knew about happening. If you liked movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and War Dogs, then this is a definite must-see movie for you.
American Made is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
It’s Christmas week! Many of you are running out and getting last minute presents. Well I’m here to help out. Here are this weeks must-see movie recommendations that would also be ideal stocking stuffer gifts. This week’s movie pics offer a nice variety of selections.
After a few years away from the big screen, director Christopher Nolan returned with the jaw-dropping war epic, Dunkirk. The World War II battle of Dunkirk didn’t get much mention mainstream (at least in America) as a significant event, but this movie is certain to give you a new perspective and education. The way Nolan encapsulated the scale and magnitude of this event is remarkable. The visuals are top-notch. The terrific ensemble of actors includes the vastly underrated Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, along with a surprise debut from singer Harry Styles, whose actually alright in the movie.
There is a lot that this movie offers. Spectacular sights, incredible storytelling, fantastic directing and good acting. The score is also to behold. There is no reason not to see Dunkirk, which will be a frontrunner in many categories during awards season, certainly to include a Best Picture nomination.
Find out why Dunkirk would be a perfect stocking stuffer gift
Dunkirk is out now on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD
We are itching closer to Christmas and there are plenty of selections leading up to it. This weeks recommendations offers a romantic comedy, a gory horror and a season of a series to remember. Check out these potential stocking stuffers.
Romantic comedies and Reese Witherspoon go together like milk and cookies, a natural combination. In Home Again, Witherspoon plays a recently separated woman moves back to her hometown with her two daughters. Soon after she meets three young filmmakers who need a place to live, so naturally she lets them stay at her guest house. A lot of drama and romance ensue and the ex-husband comes back into the picture to muddy the waters even more. I like that there is a modern feel to this movie. It’s entirely feasible this is a situation that isn’t farfetched, especially where the story is set, Los Angeles.
Witherspoon is a natural in these sort of romantic comedy roles and the movie has enough witty banter to keep you laughing and engaged. Sometimes starting over isn’t as easy as it looks like, but this movie makes it fun.
BONUS FEATURE on BLU-RAY™, DVD and digital
- Feature Commentary with writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers
Home Again is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
The holiday season is off and rolling and we are just a few weeks away from Christmas. The week of December 5 offers a nice variety of Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and limited theatrical releases you should check out.
Jake Gyllenhaal has taken on some intriguing roles and turned out some fantastic performances, but the one that may get him that Oscar nod could be for playing Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. This film is inspiring and personal. The story centers around Bauman’s recovery and fight to overcome all obstacles that face him after losing both of his legs in the bombings. Bauman’s will and no quit attitude is greatly depicted by Gyllenhaal. The film gives a unique first-person account of the terror of the bombings and the aftermath of individual struggle imposed by the events of the bombings. This is a must see film with terrific acting, engaging story, and lots of heart. Check out the story of this courageous man that had to face some improbable obstacles and be inspired.
Stronger releases on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on December 19
The last week of November and start of December offer some solid releases heading into the holiday season. This week offers a wide array of Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and limited theatrical releases. The following are this weeks recommended releases you should see:
Very few have had a career growth that rivals that of Channing Tatum and Adam Driver. Tatum has tackled a variety of eccentric and against type roles, while Driver has established himself a versatile actor that can do a lot more than comedy. Both of these men star in the outrageous and entertaining Logan Lucky (not to be confused with Logan the X-Men character movie released earlier this year). In the movie Tatum and Driver play two oddball trailer-trash brothers that attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race. Don’t be swayed by the premise, these characters are very engaging. Add a bleach blond haired Daniel Craig into a mix and you really have something you haven’t seen before. This is one obscure crime comedy drama that is a must-see. Driver, Tatum and Craig blaze a trail unmatched by any NASCAR ride.
Logan Lucky is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand
One of the years most exciting action thrillers stars Charlize Theron as a kick-ass MI6 spy. The movie is set in the late 1980’s and it looks and feels every bit of that time period. The action takes place in Berlin, Germany right at the pinnacle of the Berlin Wall demise. James McAvoy also stars alongside Theron as her sketchy acquaintance, but don’t be confused, Theron is the clear star of the film. It’s as physically impressive performance as she’s given, she puts Jason Bourne to shame with the beatdowns she puts on the baddies. Theron has a fantastic fight scene that’s arguably this years best, it takes up over 10 minutes of continual screen time and will have you gasping with awe. Aside from a somewhat convoluted and confusing plot that has an overabundance of twists and turns, Atomic Blonde is satisfactory and entertaining. It nails the time period and the look of it. Theron proves she can mix it up with the best of them. Simply, this movie is as cool as you could hope it would be.
BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Welcome to Berlin – The ultimate setting for a Cold War spy thriller, Berlin becomes a character of its own. Go behind the wall for this making-off.
- Blondes Have More Gun – Lorraine Broughton has one impressive set of skills. See what it took for Charlize Theron to fully transform herself into this tenacious character.
- Spymaster – David Leitch spins the spy genre on its head through exemplary action sequences and complex characters. Hear from cast and crew what it was like to work with this cutting edge director.
- Anatomy of a Fight Scene – Director David Leitch breaks down the incredibly detailed long-take stairwell shot in this anatomy of a fight scene.
- Story in Motion: Agent Broughton – See Agent Broughton as you never have before in these motion storyboards.
- Story in Motion: The Chase – Gascoigne is on the run. Find out who’s after him in this motion storyboard.
- Feature Commentary with Director David Leitch and Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir
Atomic Blonde is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand
Blu-ray Rating: 8/10 (special features including)