Star-studded action movies don’t get much more studded with stars than 1978’s The Wild Geese. Filmed, controversially at the time, in South Africa the film finds big screen legends Richard Harris, Richard Burton, and Sir Roger Moore playing mercenaries recruited by Stewart Granger’s sinister merchant banker to rescue the imprisoned president of an central African state. Does all go to plan? It very much does not — and in a manner which involves some of the most thrilling action sequences of the era.
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The day The Dark Knight Rises gets its DVD and Blu-ray release — that’s today — is also a day worthy of a trip to iTunes’ app store.
Warner Bros. Home Video is bringing the behind-the-scenes exploration most of us are used to experiencing solely on our TVs further into the 21st century with its iPad/iPhone app that syncs to Dark Knight Rises’ Blu-ray disc. The app’s dual screen features spotlight aspects of the film like the characters, the sets, vehicles and gadgets and the making of ambitious action scenes including the football stadium disaster and Bane’s brutal fight with Batman.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are both Ivy Leaguers who broke into Hollywood in the 1970s and went on to become Academy Award winners, but somehow they never managed to truly work together. Yes, they both co-starred in Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2006, but they never shared a scene, making Hope Springs, that summer movie that your mom and her book club raved about, extremely special. The duo play an aging married couple who have allowed the sizzle to go out from their marriage, and Steve Carell is the marriage specialist tasked with getting them back in the groove. The Blu-ray and DVD are released today, and EW has an exclusive clip from the DVD Gag Reel. Two reasons why this gag reel is superior to 99 percent of gag reels: Tommy Lee Jones and corgis. READ FULL STORY
Here come the 'Men in Black' on DVD: A behind-the-scenes peek at the aliens of 'MIB 3' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Serendipity alert! Men in Black 3 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. The movie’s chief alien creator — legendary makeup artist Rick Baker — will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that same day. If you’re wondering why Baker deserves this honor, just take a look at the exclusive clips below — these excerpts from the DVD/Blu-ray’s special features take viewers on a tour of MIB 3‘s many featured creatures, hundreds of which sport Baker’s prosthetics. Let’s hope J and K don’t show up with a pair of neuralyzers while you’re watching:
The Step Up movies have undeniably found their international cult following because of splashy production numbers, but there’s also no doubt the franchise owes much of its success to the daredevil dancers who bring that choreography to life. In an exclusive clip from Step Up Revolution‘s forthcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, producer Adam Shankman reveals behind-the-scenes footage that shows how the individual dancers work together to develop their eye-popping moves. Below, watch star Kathryn McCormick shakes her money maker and other members Revolution‘s army of dancers trick out their gravity-defying maneuvers.
Pitch Perfect, the collegiate a cappella comedy with Anna Kendrick, will become available on Blu-ray on Dec. 18, just in time for Christmas. The Oscar-nominated actress (Up in the Air) stars as a rebellious newbie who begrudgingly joins the university’s prim female acoustic singing group and promptly helps them find their true voice. Unapologetically Glee-ful, the movie was a sleeper hit, to the tune of $61 million so far. With the outrageous Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Anna Camp (The Help), and Brittany Snow (Hairspray) providing more than just backup vocals, it’s the kind of film that should enjoy a long shelf life on home video, cable (and the inevitable Bring It On style sequels.)
Simultaneously released on DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download, Pitch Perfect is packed with deleted and extended scenes, music videos, and lots more of Wilson’s scene-stealing Fat Amy. Click below for an exclusive extended scene of the world-champion pirate dancer and a list of all the discs’ bonus features. READ FULL STORY
'Tarantino XX' Blu-ray: Robert Rodriguez talks about the power of 'Reservoir Dogs' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Twenty years ago, Quentin Tarantino directed Reservoir Dogs. Chances are you didn’t see it in a theater then — it grossed less than $3 million — but there was no denying the bold artistic statement made by the 28-year-old former video-store clerk when his violent feature debut premiered at Sundance in January 1992. Audiences were dazed and dazzled, critics referenced Leone and Peckinpah. But the movie, a non-linear narrative about a heist gone wrong, was entirely something new. And it would reverberate in Hollywood, especially when Tarantino followed it up two years later with Pulp Fiction, arguably the best movie of the decade — and undeniably the most admired.
Tomorrow, eight Tarantino films can be purchased together as part of Tarantino XX, a 10-disc Blu-ray collection celebrating his singular body of work. In addition to Dogs and Fiction, there’s True Romance (which he wrote), Jackie Brown, both Kill Bills, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Together in the same set, you can’t help but marvel at the purity of the work, the uncompromising vision that Tarantino instills in each movie. It makes one even more excited for Django Unchained when it arrives on Dec. 25. A bloody new red-band trailer for his pre-Civil War western is one of the set’s extra features, and it will remind you that Tarantino shoots to kill.
Below, director Robert Rodriguez discusses his first impressions of Reservoir Dogs and the man who would become a close friend and collaborator, on projects like Four Rooms and From Dusk Till Dawn. It’s part of the most excellent “20 Years of Filmmaking,” a new feature-length documentary that goes back to the very beginning. READ FULL STORY
'They Live': John Carpenter on why his sci-fi classic is as timely as ever, plus EXCLUSIVE clips from the new Blu-ray
As Americans get ready to head to the polls, the timing couldn’t be better for a fresh look at John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi flick They Live. Fortunately, a brand new Blu-ray version of the film is hitting stores on election day. Aside from a slew of new bonus features and a crisp-as-a-hundred-dollar-bill high-def transfer, the film (about a blue-collar drifter who finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him see that aliens have turned us all into passive zombies) comes complete with an incendiary class-warfare political message that’s just as relevant today as it was back at the height of the Reagan/Bush era. If all of that doesn’t seal the deal, there’s also this: the sight of pro wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper spouting his gem of a one-liner: I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubble gum.”
On the eve of the Blu-ray’s release, we got an EXCLUSIVE peek at some of the disc’s new extras and spoke with Carpenter about his rage-against-the-machine classic… READ FULL STORY
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year but, according to the trailer for the new horror film Silent Night, it’s also the time of the year when you are most likely to get electrocuted, axed, or burned to a crisp by an industrious, flamethrower-wielding Father Christmas. “We’re just going to have to take this maniac down ourselves!” declares Malcolm McDowell towards the end of the clip, which only seems fair, given that he’s actually playing a cop (was the A Clockwork Orange star hoping the Salvation Army might blast the guy to smithereens first?).
This loose remake of 1984’s Silent Night, Deadly Night yo-ho-argggh!’s its way into select cinemas on November 30 — and is available on DVD and Blu-ray from December 4 — but you can check out the trailer below.
I didn’t see Magic Mike when it opened in theaters last June. I meant to, I swear. After all, even if the movie looked a little like equal parts 54 and Showgirls, it’s a Steven Soderbergh film: think Traffic, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven. Plus, I knew it featured a gonzo Matthew McConaughey playing the bongos, which would normally be enough for me to see any movie even if Steve Buscemi had Channing Tatum’s sexy stripper role. But for some
insecurity reason, I never made it to the theater to see it on the big screen. Not that the film suffered for it — it eventually grossed $113.7 million.
But with the movie out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today, I no longer had any excuses. Yes, it is the story of two male strippers, one an accomplished veteran (Tatum) looking to graduate to the next chapter in his life, the other an impressionable kid (Alex Pettyfer) just looking for some cash and a good time. McConaughey is the owner of their Tampa Bay strip club, and Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello share the stage through a variety of strip teases and bacchanalian behavior. Within the first two minutes, Tatum bares his behind. Later, we see a silhouette of Manganiello’s kick-stand, and the guys spend a lot of time grinding the panting ladies shoving handfulls of dollar bills at them. But Magic Mike never gets as hardcore as a film like Boogie Nights. It’s more like The Full Monty with Calvin Klein models instead of depressed middle-aged Brits.
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