Monday, July 26, 2010

Family Guy: It's A Trap! in December

Source: HighDef Disc News

You can't repel comedy of this magnitude!

When Family Guy: Blue Harvest successfully parodied Star Wars: A New Hope back in 2007 we wanted more. Then the farce was with them yet again when Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side took on The Empire Strikes Back and we knew it was only a matter of time before the trilogy would be complete.

We now have that time: December 21st will see the DVD and Blu-ray release of Family Guy: It's A Trap!

It's A Trap will of course parody Return of the Jedi, and I am sure it will not disappoint. No special features have been announced as of yet. But to hold you over until December here is a table read from Family Guy: It's A Trap!

Apocalypse Now Blu in October

"My mission is to make it up into Cambodia. There's a Green Beret Colonel up there who's gone insane. I'm supposed to kill him."


That's right!

Francis Ford Coppola's '79 masterpiece Apocalypse Now is getting the Blu-ray treatment. This Blu-ray transfer was directly supervised by Coppola himself, meaning the video and audio quality should be amazing if he dedicated as much time as he did with the restoration of the first two Godfather films. Adapted from the Joseph Conrad's classic novella "Heart of Darkness" the film follows a disenfranchised Army Captain (Martin Sheen) sent on one last mission to find and assassinate a Green Beret Colonel (Marlon Brando) that has gone rogue. As if you didn't already know Apocalypse Now is a descent into madness with the tumultuous Vietnam War as a backdrop.

On October 19th you will have a choice between two Apocalypse Now releases. The first is a 2-Film set that features both the original theatrical cut of Apocalypse Now as well as the re-released deluxe edition Apocalypse Now Redux. Your second option is Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition which along with both versions of the film will include the infamous making of documentary Hearts of Darkness. The documentary parallels the films descent into madness with the film crew, actors and even Coppola himself losing their grasp on reality showing how dangerously close Apocalypse Now came to not being completed.

Although details have not yet been released on additional special features the 2-Film Apocalypse Now set will feature over 9 hours of bonus materials along with both versions of the film. While Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition will feature, along with everything from the 2-Film set, a third-disc with the documentary Hearts of Darkness as well as a 48-page booklet featuring storyboard art, photos, essays and more!

I will be sure to keep you updated on specs and official cover art as they become available!

Dead Space 2 in January

Dead Space 2

Source: Kotaku

Did you experience the first Dead Space game?

I did, and I can vividly recount my first experience with the SciFi horror/first person shooter. It was well past midnight, it was a Tuesday so the dorms were pretty dead but the Dead Space Dismemberment Demo had just finished d-loading to my PS3. What would follow was two hours of screaming like a little girl while repeatedly playing the 10 minute demo.


Well I may get to re-experience that magic when Dead Space 2 hits shelves January 25th next year.

The sequel, that is still in production, is looking pretty damn awesome. For fans of the first game these pictures will raise all sorts of questions, but we will have to wait a while before these queries will be answered.


Zero G's

Say hello to my little glowy friend!

Hurry up January! I got me some alien monsters to decapitate!

Monster House 3D Blu in September

Source: HighDef Disc News

2006's animated comedy/horror Monster House will be getting a re-release, this time as a 3D Blu-ray. This will be Sony's second 3D release (The first was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) in full 1080p resolution.

The plot of Monster House revolves around three kids who discover that an old neighborhood house is actually a living, breathing creature that sustains itself bey apparently devouring all who make the mistake of entering it. And with Halloween just a day away they take it upon themselves to stop this monster before it can get it's maw around clueless trick'r'treaters.

Monster House uses the voice talents including Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard and Maggie Gyllanhaal in the animated family flick. It will get a 3D Blu-ray release on September 14th, and it comes with a goodie bag of extras!

Extras for Monster House Include:

  • Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • 7 Featurettes: – Imaginary Heroes – Beginner’s Luck – The Best of Friends – Lots of Dots – Black Box Theater – Making it Real – Did You Hear That
  • Evolution of a Scene: Eliza vs. Nebbercracker
  • Photo Gallery