Whether you like it or whether you aren’t so taken with it, The Wizard of Oz is one of the most enduring classics in cinema history, and that fact is not really up for dispute. This 1939 musical film was hailed in its day as a technological marvel because of its use of colour and make-up effects and those very elements of the film are just as evident today, in watching the new Warner Bros. Blu-ray 3D remastered version, as they were 75 years ago.
Catching up with the latest new releases this month, Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning titles are the biggest arrivals for new release Tuesdays on both January 14 and 21. Topping the list of new releases is the Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips, and Oscar-winners In the Heat of the Night and Sunrise. Other new releases include Machete Kills, Carrie, and You’re Next.
Happy New Year, and welcome to the first new Blu-ray column of 2014. This year’s first edition is essentially dominated by the latest from television–most notably, two Canadian-made series that are well worth mentioning.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary Special Edition release of Mickey’s Christmas Carol on Blu-ray–a classic animated holiday film for me and my family–The GATE and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Canada are giving away a special gift bundle that’s packed with great films for you and your family over the holidays.
The Wolverine landed on Blu-ray last week–just in time for the holidays–and to get you in the gifting spirit, we’re giving away one copy of the action-packed film courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Get ready for Halloween, because here comes Chucky! The GATE and Universal Home Entertainment are giving away one of five copies of Curse of Chucky, which arrives on Blu-ray this Tuesday, October 8.
Take an adventure in nature this month as The GATE and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are giving away two Blu-ray copies of Epic.
In honour of Father’s Day, and to show off one of the greatest action hero dads, The GATE and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are giving away three copies of A Good Day To Die Hard on Blu-ray, starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
In the second episode of The GATE’s Media Box podcast, co-writers and co-directors Adam Goldberg and Seth Rogen talk about their new film, This Is The End; a look at what new shows are coming to television this fall; reviews of This Is The End, plus Oz the Great and Powerful and House of Cards on Blu-ray; an interview with Craig Olejnik and Ennis Esmer for the fourth season of The Listener; and ahead of North by Northeast this week in Toronto, an interview with director Jon Brewer for his documentary, B.B. King: The Life of Riley.
In the premier episode of the Media Box podcast, Editor-In-Chief W. Andrew Powell talks to Arrested Development star Michael Cera, and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, new Blu-ray reviews of Cleopatra, A Good Day To Die Hard, and Identity Thief.