Loosely based on a Philip K Dick novel, Blade Runner is a science fiction movie that has influenced society on an immeasurable level. While Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford have crafted fine careers for themselves and made other more “successful” movies, the voodoo was working in their favor during this movie in a manner I am sure neither of them expected. In a future L.A. genetically engineered robots called replicants are hiding out after illegally maintaining a presence on Earth. However, replicants are to only for work as slaves off planet. Harrison Ford portrays Deckard a “Blade Runner”, a term used to describe law enforcement officers trained in handling replicants. He is forced out of retirement to track, hunt down and “retire” 4 replicants. Although critics during its release were split over the film, it is now a widely considered a classic. Additionally, the US Film Registry selected Blade Runner for historical preservation in 1993. The Blade Runner 30th Collector’s Edition comes with 10+ hours of bonuses, 1000+ image gallery, a Work Print, 6 featurettes, alternate versions and the “Final Cut”.
Many consider Alfred Hitchcock one of the greatest directorial talents to ever guide a film and he possesses a catalog of over 50 features to substantiate the claim. However, the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection presents the first occasion that 15 of these features assemble together in one Blu-ray quality boxed set. Digitally restored with DTS-HD audio supporting 1080p visuals, this Hitchcock movie collection brings classics like Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho and the Birds to life like never before. A 50-page book accompanies the masterfully restored films with details regarding Hitchcock and the film collection. Additionally, you will receive over 15 hours of bonus features sure to provide greater depth to your Hitchcock knowledge.
Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D version of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, the Incredible Hulk and the Avengers packed inside a detailed replica of agent Nick Fury’s briefcase, complete with a glowing Tessearact. The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection is 6 movies, a total of 10 DVDs stuffed with exclusives, never before seen art, film footage, and other memorabilia including: prop reproductions, information and more only found in Phase One Avengers Assembled. Available for discounted pre-order now, retail in late September.
Revolving around the world and mind of a writer who comes across a street drug that unlocks human potential, Limitless is a wild ride from the cheap seats to penthouse suites as the lead character essentially transforms his life thanks to transformation of his thoughts and the actions he takes because of them. Limitless without a doubt will be etched in history as a film that serves as a turning point in the lives of those who watch it and have the lights “turn on” as to what their potential is versus what they are actually doing with and in their lives. Much like, the Matrix and Fight Club before it, Limitless has become an underground hit and the growing cult of believers who profess the ideas and concepts of this movie will reference Bradley Cooper and his role as Eddie Morra for years to come.
HBO has ripped apart the pages of the rich and compelling fantasy saga penned by George R.R. Martin and crafted a cable series that decisively gained a cult-like following practically overnight. Game of Thrones is a compelling television series set in the mystical Seven Kingdoms of Westeros following several “noble” families as they struggle, scheme and compete against each other to gain dominion over the kingdom and control of the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
Some movies defy genre, others simply reveal how little you know about them. Kung Fu Hustle does a bit of both. Entertainment Weekly describes the movie as Kill Bill meets Looney Tunes and in some aspects this is correct. However, martial arts films historically have had humor embedded in them. Kung Fu Hustle is no different, except that the comedy is over the top, right along with the action. Set in 1940’s China the story unfolds around a gang member hopeful and the greatest fighters of all-time who live in secret as lowly residents in a small community complex that the gang wants to take over. Kung Fu Hustle makes a unique and entertaining addition to both your comedy and action movie collections. Kung Fu Hustle
The plays of William Shakespeare have been celebrated around the world for years. However, for well over two hundred years questions regarding these works remain unanswered. The most prominent question of them all being, “Is William Shakespeare the author?” Directed by Roland Emmerich (Universal Soldier, Independence Day, Stargate), even though the film is about Shakespeare, Anonymous seeps with well placed action, acting and vivid story telling. Creative license and strong characters will have you scratching your head regarding the accuracy of history and the truth of William Shakespeare.
The Criterion Collection has included Hideo Gosha’s Three Outlaw Samurai to its growing vault of celebrated international films. The first feature film by Hideo Gosha, 3 Outlaws is an unheralded classic chanbara (sword-fighting) film. Revenge and murder push the story of two samurai hired to slay a band of rebellious peasants who kidnap the daughter of a magistrate but they happen across a wandering ronin with a strict code of honor and no fear of death. Skilled action and carefully crafted storytelling placed against an elegant black and white canvas makes this film a must have for lovers of samurai movies. Digitally restored with uncompressed audio and a new English subtitle translation, the Criterion Collection release also includes a booklet with an essasy by film critic Bilge Ebiri. Three Outlaw Samurai
Ryan Gosling’s Drive is a slow burn action flick that seeps of 80’s nostalgia. Drive is heralded by critics and audiences for the tone, realism and the ability to realistically capture the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles (in a way that doesn’t revolve around the typical gang bangers). The film does have slow moments, but when the violence and action shows up, it is worth the wait. Don’t expect to see lots of high-speed chases though. Drive is somewhat of love story, lead by the characters, the scene and the music. Gosling is a stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals. He takes interest in his neighbor and her son and all is well, until her husband comes back from prison. To say more than that really ruins the film. Some critics note that with such a title, Drive should have more action. You would want that, but that is not what the move is about. Drive is not about cars, Drive is about determination. Drive.
The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg’s first full-length animated film is packed with action, drama and adventure. Follow news reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy as they journey around the world; through the skies and across the seas; in hopes to solve a mystery and find a treasure, all with the constant threat of a curse over Tintin’s shoulders. With a cast that includes Daniel Craig (James Bond, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Andy Serkis (known for his work as Gollum and more recently as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes), The Adventures of Tintin almost flawlessly combines great storytelling with motion capture and CGI animation for the making of great animated film. Tintin pays homage to and that stays true to the original early 20th century classic comics, yet brings excitement that you can enjoy today. Pre-order Tintin and you save 51%.