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  • 4/21/2017

    Available now from Abrams ComicArtsStar Wars Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One by Gary Gerani reprints the original 1995 series for the first time ever.  Collecting all 120 base cards along with 60 base cards from 1997's Special Edition Widevision line, click below for our book review of this exceptional series that is strong with the Force!

  • 4/20/2017

    Available now from Disney Press, Lead the Way by Ace Landers takes readers along for an inspirational ride with Lightning McQueen as your guide.  Encouraging young passengers to reach for the stars and follow their dreams, click below for our book review of this colorfully illustrated storybook inspired by Disney/Pixar's upcoming Cars 3.

  • 4/19/2017

    Available now from Disney Editions, Aladdin: A Whole New World - The Road to Broadway and Beyond by Michael Lassell takes readers on a magic carpet ride through the creative making of Disney's latest Broadway spectacle.  With insight from countless creative minds behind the production and lavish stills from the show, click below for our book review of this dream come true text for fans of the smash hit!

     

  • 4/17/2017

    Available April 18th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, The Founder (2016) tells the true story of McDonald's rise from small time eatery to worldwide juggernaut orchestrated by struggling former salesman turned franchisee operator Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton, Spotlight).  Impressed by the fast-making burger operation, Kroc catapults its success while swindling the company away from its rightful owners in this "only in America" tale.  Click below for our Blu-ray review now!

     

  • 4/14/2017

    Available now from Kino Lorber, Teen Witch (1989) casts a supernatural love story where high school introvert Louise Miller (Robyn Lively, The Karate Kid Part III), after learning of her lineage to the witches of Salem, uses her newfound powers to win the affection of her crush and become the most popular girl in school.  One of the decade's most beloved cult classics and packed with brand-new special features, click below for our Blu-ray review now!

  • 4/13/2017

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, The Wanderers (1979) is a coming-of-age charmer that bridges the gap between other such youth pictures as American Graffiti and The Warriors.  Centering on a Bronx-based gang of teens growing up in the mid 60s where defending their turf and chasing women are priorities until life and a changing society alters their course.  Newly restored in 2K, click below for our Blu-ray review of this adaptation helmed by Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff) now!

     

  • 4/12/2017

    Available now from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Tangled: Before Ever After (2017) kickstarts the Disney Channel's new series of the continuing adventures of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.  Marking the return of original voice actors Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore, the barefoot princess temporarily halts wedding bells and her royal commitments in order to explore life outside of the castle walls where adventure and danger soon discovered.  Click below for our DVD review of this magical movie event!

  • 4/11/2017

    Available now from Severin Films, Drive-In Massacre (1976) makes its domestic Blu-ray debut, restored from the original camera negative!  Predating the slasher craze, a California drive-in is targeted by a sword-wielding maniac with a taste for intimate lovers, leaving heads rolling in his wake.  An exploitation curio, click below for our Blu-ray review now!

     

  • 4/10/2017

    Available April 18th from Scream Factory, Tales from the Hood (1995) Collector's Edition blends nightmares and reality in this underrated urban frightfest.  When a trio of hoodlums in search of missing drugs descend upon an eerie funeral parlor, the equally creepy mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III, Mod Squad) subjects them to a series of haunting and socially shocking tales.  Click below for our advanced Blu-ray review of this highly requested anthology from Executive Producer Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing)!

     

  • 4/4/2017

    Available now from Abrams, Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book by The Topps Company & Lucasfilm Ltd. brings the Force of the legendary collectibles together in this first-ever collection.  Wildly popular at the time of their original release and remaining an iconic slice of merchandise from a galaxy far, far away, click below for our review of this ultra fun and inexpensive tie-in for fans of all ages!

  • 4/3/2017

    Available April 4th from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) charts a new course as the first of many planned stand-alone films in the popular saga.  As the Empire nears completion of their most destructive weapon, an unlikely band of rebel heroes led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything) plot a mission to steal the coveted plans to the Death Star.  Helmed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), click below for our advanced Blu-ray review of this Force-wielding prequel.

      

  • 3/31/2017

    Closing out our own March Madness at the Pop Culture Playhouse, we leave you with a double whammy of HD coverage and intergalactic reading!

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, Chamber of Horrors (1940) brings Edgar Wallace's novel to life where murder and deceit reign.  After the passing of a wealthy lord who's entombed himself with a treasure trove of jewels, his unexpected heiress finds herself caught in a web where others want her dead and her fortune for their own.  Newly remastered, click below for our Blu-ray coverage now!

    Meanwhile, coming to a galaxy near you on April 4th from DK Publishing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia by Tricia Barr, Adam Bray & Cole Horton invites readers to a descriptive pictorial guide that celebrates all facets of the beloved sci-fi franchise's universe.  Featuring over 2,500 images and detailed descriptions of the culture, science, geography, weapons and so much more from the Force defining world, click below for our advanced book review now!

       

  • 3/30/2017

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, Invisible Ghost (1941) marks the first of Producer Sam Katzman's (Earth VS. The Flying SaucersThe Giant Claw) efforts for Monogram Pictures.  Newly remastered and starring the legendary Bela Lugosi (Dracula) as a doctor hypnotized by the image of his dead wife to kill others, click below for our Blu-ray review of this psychological spookshow now!

  • 3/29/2017

    Available now from Vinegar Syndrome, Witchtrap (1989) makes its haunting Blu-ray debut for the first time ever in all its uncut glory!  Helmed by Kevin Tenney (WitchboardNight of the Demons), a team of paranormal experts investigating a haunted house confront the evil entity and meet fatal demises along the way.  Newly restored in 2K and frighteningly full of bonus features, click below for our Blu-ray coverage of this cult classic now!

  • 3/28/2017

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, A Game of Death (1945) marks the second cinematic outing for Richard Connell's thrilling short story.  When shipwrecked author Don Rainsford (John Loder, How Green Was My Valley) washes up on the island of a big-game hunter with a thrill for tracking humans, the hunter quite literally become the hunted in this suspenseful adventure.  Click below for our Blu-ray review now!

      

  • 3/24/2017

    Available now from Severin Films, Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury (2017) packs another two hours worth of content with 35 more explosive trailers from Kung Fu cinema's most dominate decades!  Featuring an informative audio commentary from a panel of Kung Fu movie experts, click below for our Blu-ray review of this followup collection to last year's hit compilation release.

  • 3/23/2017

    Available March 28th from Warner Archive, World Without End (1956) crash lands on Blu-ray for the first time ever!  When four astronauts returning from a mission to Mars find themselves warped to Earth's nuclear ravaged future of 2508 A.D., the unexpected time travelers must face mutated beasts and save mankind from its potential extinction.  Marking the first of the genre's features to be filmed in CinemaScope, click below for our advanced Blu-ray review of this sci-fi favorite now!

  • 3/22/2017

    Fall into the flames with Firestarter (1984) Collector's Edition, available now from Scream Factory!  Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, the gifted Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial) finds herself pursued by a secret goverment agency in order to exploit her abilities to conjure fire.  Fleeing with her loving father (David Keith, White of the Eye) who has the capability to control minds, Charlie's confrontation against her enemies ignites her repressed powers in order to survive.  Boasting a new 2K scan from the interpositive, click below for our Blu-ray review now!

       

  • 3/21/2017

    Available now from Arrow Video, We Are the Flesh (2016) is a dizzying and sexually perverse product of Mexican cinema, helmed by first time director Emiliano Rocha Minter.  Scouring their apocalyptic wasteland for shelter, siblings Fauna and Lucio take refuge with the unhinged Mariano where carnal desires and blasphemous acts are indulged.  Click below for our Blu-ray review of this unsettling effort now!

     

  • 3/20/2017

    Available March 21st from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Live by Night (2016) finds Writer/Director/Star Ben Affleck (Gone Baby GoneArgo) returning to the literary world of Dennis Lehane for his latest opus. After returning home from WWI with no ambition to follow orders ever again, Boston outlaw Joe Coughlin's (Affleck) casual criminal activity sends him down a dangerous path overrun with mob wars, gambling and other choices that will come at a high price.  Click below for our advanced Blu-ray review now!

       

  • 3/16/2017

    Available now from Shout Select, Colors (1988) Collector's Edition presents the film's unrated cut for the first time on high-definition!  Starring Sean Penn (Milk) and Robert Duvall (The Godfather) as two personality conflicted L.A.P.D. officers who must work together in an anti-gang unit to combat the mean streets of Los Angeles' South Central district, Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider) helms this controversial drama.  Click below for our Blu-ray review now!

  • 3/15/2017

    Available now from Paramount Pictures, Fences (2016) brings August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play to life under the cinematic direction of Denzel Washington (The Great Debaters).  Set in Pittsburgh during the 1950s, garbage collector Troy Maxson (Washington) struggles to provide for his adoring wife Rose (Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder) and teenage son as life's complexities sacrifice his world.  Earning Davis a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, click below for our Blu-ray review of this powerful drama now!

        

  • 3/14/2017

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) offers thrills and intrigue when a blind American playwright (Van Johnson, Battleground) who overhears what he believes is a kidnapping plot takes matters into his own hands.  Co-starring Vera Miles (Psycho) and Cecil Parker (The Ladykillers), click below for our Blu-ray review of this Hitchcockian mystery now!

  • 3/10/2017

    Available April 11th from Disney Press, Disney Parks Presents Pirates of the Caribbean by George Bruns & Xavier Atencio guides readers through the high seas of the beloved attraction in colorful storybook form.  Brought to life with gorgeous illustrations by Mike Wall and a bonus CD of the attraction's beloved tune, click below for our advanced book review now!

     

  • 3/8/2017

    Available now from Walt Disney Studios Home EntertainmentMickey and the Roadster Racers kicks fun into high-gear as Mickey and his pals compete in the fast-paced sport while sharing other adventures at home and abroad.  Click below for our DVD review of Disney Junior's latest animated program!

  • 3/7/2017

    Available now from Scream Factory, The Lesson (2015) centers on two delinquent youths who take their unruly classroom behavior one step too far. Kidnapped by their English teacher Mr. Gale (Robert Hands, Charlotte Gray), the disrespectful youths will walk away with an education if it kills them.  Marking the feature film directorial debut of Ruth Platt, click below for our Blu-ray review now!

      

  • 3/3/2017

    Available March 7th from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Moana 3D (2016) Ultimate Collector's Edition tells the sweeping story of a daring teenager (Auli’i Cravalho in her film debut) and a cocky demigod named Maui (Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas) as they sail the open sea to save her people.  Featuring a masterful soundtrack of songs and groundbreaking animation, click below for our advanced Blu-ray review of this Academy Award nominated gem!  You're welcome!

  • 3/2/2017

    Available now from KL Studio Classics, No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) roundhouse kicks its way to high-definition for the first time ever!  Boasting both its International and U.S. Theatrical Cuts, Bruce Lee obsessed teen Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney, Guiding Light) finds himself targeted by bullies upon his arrival to Seattle.  When the ghost of Bruce Lee offers to train the struggling martial artist, Jason may finally have what it takes to face off against a crime syndicate's hold on his community and their ruthless enforcer, Ivan "The Russian" Kraschinsky (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kickboxer).  Click below for our Blu-ray review now!

  • 3/1/2017

    Available now from Scream Factory, Deadtime Stories (1986) melds nightmares and fairy tales in this horror anthology.  Featuring spellcasting witches, an attractive red-wearing teen hunted by a hungry werewolf and a homicidal interpretation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, click below for our Blu-ray review of this macabre collection of tales from a new high-definition transfer!

  • 2/28/2017

    Available now from Vinegar Syndrome, Slaughterhouse (1987) celebrates its 30th anniversary with a blood dripping 2K restoration for the first time in America!  A nostalgic staple from a time where the phrase "be kind, rewind" ruled, an eccentric old-timer sicks his deranged son on those looking to take control of his foreclosed slaughterhouse in this slasher cheapie.  Get hogtied and click below for our Blu-ray review now!